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Wk 110 Weigh In

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Another week has passed, another week of being bored out of my skull. For all of you that have grown weary of me complaining about my 'job' I have good news for you, Friday was my last day there!!!!!!!!!!! Yep, I went in on Friday morning and told my supervisor that it was my last day. Of course she asked why and I told her that being a full time student and working 32 hours just wasn't working for me. I explained to her that I have 2.5 years invested in my schooling and can be finished in the next 6-9 months if I hit it hard, which I can not do if I'm working.

I didn't tell her that the job was so boring that I felt like my brain was melting and that's the reason why I wouldn't be able to work and do school work at the same time. I'm sure there are lots of jobs that I could do and still get my school work done. But the stress of being constantly bored but always trying to find things to do so as to not get into trouble for just standing around was exhausting me mentally.

Weirdly enough she understood. She had gone to school (online) while working full time several years ago and told me that she knew just how difficult it was. Honestly I think she probably was thinking about how she must be smarter than me since she was able to pull it off, and I was throwing in the towel. But I was getting out of that place and didn't mind if she sat there all day telling herself how much better she is than me :)

I have had several conversations with our security guard about how boring it is there, he agreed whole heartedly. In fact, it's probably worse for him since he doesn't have any tedious office tasks to do, just sit on a stool and periodically walk around and go outside and walk the perimeter. I thought I had it bad!! And this guy speaks 6 languages, and he's stuck making $9.00 an hour as a security guard! Anyway, as I was walking out at 5 o'clock, Omar was right behind me, I told him to have a good weekend and he smiled at me and said "you have a good weekend, you've got your freedom now".

So with all of this going on I didn't care that I had a bad week, sodium and snacks had gotten the better of me. Didn't care if my weight was up a couple of pounds. I had gotten my freedom, nothing else mattered!! So let's get to the numbers.

Weight : 211.2
Gain : 0.2
Total : 106.0

I gained 2/10ths this week and I'm smiling :) I figured I was going to be up a couple of pounds and I'm not and I don't have to go to work on Monday. This has been a very good Saturday. Now I just need to do better next week and get some school work done, I've got no excuses now!!!

Have a super awesome weekend everybody!

Ken Heaston
Since 1970

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MARYDSAN 5/26/2013 7:50PM

    Didn't hear about your freedom till today since Spark kicked me off your blog for some reason. Have a great week!

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SIMONEKP 5/24/2013 10:48AM

    Shake it off, there's always the week ahead to get back to losing emoticon

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JUDYAMK 5/24/2013 10:09AM

    Freedom from something you can not stand YIPPEE SKIPPY!!! My husband works where there is just him & one other person. they wait by the dock for trucks to come in from Canada,Sometimes there are only 2 trucks his job is so boring he walks out side to look at the stars. He cannot stand the boredom. The money is good we live in a place of 10,000 & with the economy he lost his last job that at least he was on the move.However he took this job fast because around here there is nothing are nearing retirement me with 3 years to go before 65 & Gary with 5 years.If the economy did not take a dive & with the interest rate dumping we could have both retired at 62. I work in a pharmacy so I am pretty well set unfortunately people will always need medication. SO good for you that is great you made the change!!!

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CLPURNELL 5/20/2013 11:58PM

    Glad you got out of that soul draining place brother!!! Awesome job with no real gain!!!

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KWING517 5/20/2013 8:37AM

    Oh, I love the feeling of finally getting rid of something that has been dragging me down! It feels so great!!

Hope you have another great week :)

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FITMOMINNJ 5/19/2013 6:52PM

    Way to go on taking such a positive step for you!! I agree with Teach, you must feel so liberated now!! emoticon emoticon

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TEACHFIRST268 5/19/2013 5:53PM

    Just reading this...I feel liberated FOR you! You must feel like such a weight has been lifted! Best of luck with your studies and as for that 0.2 ... just go blow your nose or's nadda! Good job with the maintenance during a stressful week!

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SAZZLERAZZLE 5/19/2013 2:47PM

    Good for you! Being bored is the absolute worst thing for you, it kills the brain and makes you dull lol!

Glad you're so positive, i'm happy you're happy, have a great week!

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100LBLIGHTER 5/19/2013 2:56AM

    What is it that Janice says? "Freedom just another word for nothing left to lose". . . .Get to work this week and prove her wrong. . lose something! Duh! Now that song is stuck in my head! Have a great weekend and productive new week. Naaaaaa na naaa na na naaa.

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DOVESEYES 5/18/2013 11:00PM

    Freedom at last I think you are great for putting up with it this long. I'm sure this weekend will be great without the thought of going to that place on Monday.

By the way ...NO ONE is better than you...:)

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_BABE_ 5/18/2013 8:36PM

    Omar could have taught you a language or two....Ken the glass has to be half full! lol emoticon

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JULIA_211 5/18/2013 7:09PM

    emoticon Sweet Freedom! Good for you! Now you can devote your time to your studies and weight loss journey! emoticon

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GRANDEFILLE 5/18/2013 6:02PM

    woohoo! Freedom! that's great! It is also great that you did better than you thought you would!
Congratulations bro!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 5/18/2013 5:37PM

    Big hugs good for you!!!! Doing setting you don't like as a career sucks--glad you had the guts to do something good for you!!!

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