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Floundering

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

It's been almost two months since I was laid off. I sleep late and don't get a whole lot accomplished each day. Both my husband and my counselor are upset with me. Even with three alarm clocks, I still stay in bed until 10 or 11.
So now I'm upset with myself. I am making a daily TO DO list to help keep me moving. That has helped some but I'm not setting the world on fire getting things done.

On the upside, I am getting a few care packages to send to some servicemen out of the 4th Infantry division. We are told they don't get much mail. I am also still doing some painting and have shown a little improvement. That is encouraging.

  


Thanksgiving

Monday, November 19, 2007

Friday was my last day at work after 30 years of working at the same place. It was HARD! Waking up today( a work day) with no place to go was very difficult.

Despite feeling as if the rug has been pulled out from under me, I still have a lot to be thankful for. I'm going to list them here because I need to see it in writing lest I get into the pity party mode.

I am thankful for having had a job for 30 years
I am thankful for getting such a generous severance
I am thankful I will have the time to rest and then will have the freedom to be discriminating as to which job I take.

I am thankful to be in fairly good health.
I am thankful to have a wonderful husband, daughter and son in law
I am thankful for the house we live in and the food we eat.
I am thankful for the church we recently found and intend to join.

I am thankful to have lost 17 lbs and regained 5. THAT will teach me to get cocky! :)

I am thankful we will spend Thanksgiving with people we love.

I am thankful my husband took vacation right after I got laid off. That helped a LOT! He is so loving.

I am thankful for my team mates. Their support and caring has been invaluable.

I am thankful for my loving husband and daughter. My daughter suddenly has grown up and thinks of my needs.

I am thankful this layoff did not come while my husband was away in Iraq. Oh boy, that would have been too much.


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Today is the 4th day since the layoff. Two of those days were weekend days. Monday just felt like vacation. I thought I was handling things pretty well but then today rolled around and it's definitely feeling more like I have been cut loose with no place to go. I woke up crying today and have been fighting tears since then. We are leaving town today to visit family for thanksgiving so I hope to hold it together. There will plenty of time later to let go. PLENTY










  
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MASLIN 11/21/2007 4:27PM

    I am so sorry. I can only imagine how you are feeling. Your husband is wonderful to take time off to be with you and your daughter sounds so caring. I don't know if I should say this but have you thought of all the new opportunities you have now? You could go back to school, you could start a new business. Right now, the world is at your fingertips.

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T-14

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Yesterday was my groups last day to enter invoices into the system. But we still have to stay and work another two weeks. Doing what?? I'm not sure. There are a few loose ends but not near enough to keep all of us busy 8hrs a day. I was really hoping that we would be kept busy the last days so it would keep our minds occupied. Guess that isn't going to happen. I batched up the new invoices and shipped them to the corporate office today.

So many people have left or recently retired. And many others are being laid off There won't even be much to come back to visit.

Two weeks from now, I'll walk out of that door and not come back.

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MASLIN 11/4/2007 12:22PM

    I am so sorry, I can only imagine how hard this must be for you and your family. I hope as this door closes a new one, with spectacular benefits opens.

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Difficulty with the Layoff

Friday, September 28, 2007

On August 20th me and 3 other accounting people were informed our jobs were moving to Houston and we no longer had a job. They offered a VERY generous severance package BUT..we have to keep working until Nov 16th.

First of all, this news hit me SOOOOOOOOOOO hard because I've been there for 30 years. I was only 21 when I started.
Secondly, coming to work everyday knowing whatever I do in my job from here on won't make one damn bit of difference in the outcome. Forget raises, forget merit increases, forget performance reviews..even forget praise.

I've worked a little over a month of the 3 months required and I think it's getting harder the longer I work under these conditions. Talk about emotional stress! So I quit tracking my food, quit working out and kind of quit caring.

  
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MASLIN 10/7/2007 1:26PM

    Hi Peggy! I found you from quitnet, I'm a newbie, serial quitter kind of girl. I did do the weight loss though. I hope that you've come out of the funk and that you are back to eating right and exercising. Its almost as important as not smoking! You log, I won't smoke. Deal?

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How did THAT happen?

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Wow, how did THAT happen? Over the past month and due to the wedding planning, I quit logging my food. There was just no time but especially no energy. I managed to lose almost two pounds and lost several inches in my waist. I think perhaps I stressed so much, my appetite wasn't good and my metabolism was much higher than usual due to being on the go all the time. The last three weeks, every moment was spoken for. I had to go do this or be somewhere all the time.

It's hard not to think of this as an abnormal situation because I DID lose. But logically I know it was a fluke. That many times of eating fast food generally do not add up to a weight loss.

But I did learn one thing. I've been on SP long enough to know when I've gone over my calorie range without looking it up and logging the meals.
In fact many days I could've told you what time of the day I went over. Because in my mind, I had a rough idea of how many calories the foods I ate were. That part is pretty cool because now eating low calorie or correct portions is ingrained in me..

I also know having a weight loss is not an always an indication of healthy eating. It's just a calorie deficit somewhere.

  


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