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Trying to find my way back.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Happy New Year everyone! I've not been on Spark for awhile as I have been working 50 - 60 hour weeks since Oct 1st. Budget wise it has been a huge blessing as it now appears I will be able to keep my house! Praising the Lord for that. However, the rest of my life has been pretty much on hold. My immediate supervisor retired in April 2012 and they did not replace her. So it's been just me in my office since then. Beginning in October, we took on several new projects that secured our jobs (another blessing!!!) but increased the workload threefold. I had been working 4 - 10 hour days and since Oct 1 have been working 5 - 11 hour days and some Saturdays. Lunch breaks consist of the time I go to the breakroom to get my lunch and get back to my desk. Someone has to monitor the phones during the day and that someone is me. Don't misunderstand, I'm not complaining at all! Way too grateful for that. But, it has taken a toll on my weight loss and exercise time. I haven't even had time to log in to Spark and I've missed being here! I've gained 8 lbs since October and lost all the tone I had achieved. So, I'm trying to find my way back. I know at least I can get my diet back by changing what I take for breakfast and lunch. (My son takes care of dinner.) The exercise part may take a little longer. They say I'm getting a clerk sometime in the next month. Once she's trained I can start walking at lunch again and will eventually get back to my 4 - 10 hour days. I know I will find my way back eventually and get back on track. Today is the first step.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SLIMTHICK2 1/17/2013 4:43PM

    I hope all goes well for you. All the best.

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INFLATED 1/10/2013 3:19PM

    It sounds like things are working out for good with your job. Stress can do a number on us and it sounds like you are handling everything very well. Happy New Year and welcome back to Sparking.

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SNUZSUZ 1/4/2013 8:44PM

    Glad to hear you are on your way back and not giving up!

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CAROL- 1/3/2013 6:17AM

    Glad work/house thing have gotten better. Hang in there. You'll be back on track in no time.

Don't forget you can look at some of the desk workouts on spark. I have done them when I have been chained to my desk. They really do make me feel better when I am too busy for a full blown workout.

Best wishes.

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