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    EDGE_OF_DAWN   3,194
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So far so good.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I'm glad to be back with spark. I had let everything slide as I pursued the overtime at work this summer. There has been many 7 day workweeks, 72-92 hr work weeks all summer. I managed to do one or two fun things this summer. I found a beach I would actually swim at down here, and went to the rennaissance festival with my sons. I have those memories.

I found out yesterday, that our line at work at the steel mill is being shut down this friday. Our company has built a huge modern pickle/tandem line, and has decided to shut our old one down. But they are working us 7days a week until it shuts down. Many of us are facing layoffs, or hopefully they will place us within the company instead. I know I'm staying until october 12. I am having a hysterectomy, so I will take a medical. My exercise will be limited. So instead, I am going back to what works. I started keeping my food journal, making better choices, I think. When the surgery happens, and I'm off, I'll only be allowed to walk for a bit. So I plotted a one mile, and a two mile markers from my house.

It's almost like I'm going to take a little v-kay here at home. Get to be with my sons, and feel like a family again. It's been like I've only visited my house, and live at work these past few months.

As far as a plan goes, I bought a new biggest loser scale, getting into the habit of tracking my food, and on saturday, taking my body measurements. As I heal, I want to attempt to jog. Well that's all I have for now.

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BIG_SCOTS_LASS 10/1/2011 6:16AM

    Must be a bit of a worry for you, not knowing if you'll have a job to go back to after your surgery. I know that American employment law isn't nearly as good as that in the UK, where the company has to keep your job open for you, or offer you an alternative when you're ready to return. I hope it works out for you there.

You seem to be mentally prepared for your surgery and ready to face it head-on. I hope it goes smoothly and you have a good recovery. Keep us posted.

Take care x

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