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I'm a "Sparky" today!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

I get to be a "Sparky" for the next week and a half at my part time job. YEAH!That is what we call Electricians and I am a Certified Electrician through the Union. The Union is great because I can do different things every time I work. I am also fork lift, scissor lift, and boom lift certified-among other things. I plan on earning the coveted rigging certification one day soon. But I have to admit--being an electrician is my favorite.
Being a "Sparky" today had a different meaning for me. I didn't think about it until the bossman called "Attention all Sparkies". I instantly thought about Sparkpeople. Then I thought of the impact it was having on my life. Normally, I would have just packed a lunch. This time it was different.
Wednesday, I planned my menu for the rest of the week and did a bunch of prepping and cooking. Last night, I made my lunch, figured out my calories and packed healthy snacks. I took two bottles of water-in case I lost one (I didn't). I looked at the Quickfire challenge to see what I could incorporate throughout the day. I also told myself NOT to sit in front of the couch when I got home but in front of the computer so I could log in and record my food and fitness.
I do a lot of squatting, walking, heavy lifting, and pulling heavy cable in this job. I took my pedometer and I've walked over 10 miles today. Every time I work electric I come home exhausted, rather dirty, sore and stiff, and very satisfied that I put in a hard days work-I earn my money.
I am pleased that Sparkpeople has had such an impact on me. The word Sparky has more than one meaning for me now.
P.S. I had a lot of people telling me I looked REALLY good-lost a lot of weight and looked healthier and happier. BONUS!! emoticon

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