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Back to work...

Sunday, September 08, 2013

I started back to work last Wed. after having the summer off. I am school bus driver and I like my job, but I have to wake up at 4:30, and I am not a morning person. It helps a lot that my DH works with me, so he gets up when I do and drives with me to work, but the hardest part of the day is when my alarm goes off. ugh. So, of course, it was extra hard last week since I had been getting up at 8am pretty much all summer. But I managed to survive and stay on track.

I was slightly disappointed I did not lose any weight this week, but I know I was on track, and I did lose 6 lbs over the past two weeks.

I also am mad about the new pants I got. They are the same make and size as the other jeans I have been wearing, but when I put them on, they were so tight that I had to lay down on the bed to zip them up (I hadn't done that since I was 16!) I hate tight pants! Not only are they uncomfortable and restrictive, but they are a constant reminder that I am too fat! These are made of a slightly different (heavier) denim and I guess the other pair had been stretched out... but ugh!

Well, on the positive side I am glad to get back to a regular schedule.I will have less time to get bored, feel bad and start eating. I am generally feeling pretty good, especially after I take those stupid pants off.

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TREV1964 9/16/2013 5:18PM

    Getting back into a schedule can help with the weight loss so don't worry about it. Likewise my weight loss ceased almost throughout August and getting back into work certainly has made the difference here. Hold in there and everything will get back on course.



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GWTRIKER 9/9/2013 8:07PM

    OMG--that graphic is something else!

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REFFIE1 9/9/2013 11:05AM

That visual you put in just made me laugh and I could not stop! Put those darn pants away for a month or two then try them on again. No sense in torturing yourself and they seem to make you feel bad! Bad pants! You know the other day I was a size 1.5 pant at Chico's and some pants I can't squeeze into a 14. So, what I am saying is the sizing is whacked! 6 pounds in 3 weeks is absolutely incredible! emoticon

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KNYAGENYA 9/9/2013 9:04AM

    Good luck an returning to your work routine. I hate tight pants as well. I will be very happy when this skinny jean fad is over.

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MICKEYH 9/8/2013 11:46PM

    Wow, this poster really describing muffin top well. I hate tight pants too. But number one of my hate and concern is Camel toe. emoticon Is it just me or the design of pants? How does all ladies prevent it?

So nice to have your DH go to same work place. (*^^*) I will not concern that you didn't lose weight this week. It might be just a water weight. Are you watching your salt intake? Drinking lots of water? For me, when I drinking lots of water, seems help lose weight good and feels good too.
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MTRACHEL 9/8/2013 8:56PM

    Love the visual! I am so much happier when my pants fit right. I am glad you are feeling good and you definitely have a great attitude about the pants!

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DISCOVERLLH 9/8/2013 8:16PM

    I hate tight pants too!! I can't wait for the "skinny pants" style to be over. My body type and "skinny pants" just don't mesh. emoticon I know it's rough to get back on schedule after a summer off, but once you do it will feel so much better to have a routine to your day. emoticon

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    I feel for you. I also used to have to get up at 4:20 in the morning to be at work by 5. Way too early for me and I've had problems sleeping ever since then.

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FELINEBETTER 9/8/2013 5:53PM

    Getting back to a schedule will be rough to start, but will probably help you in the long run. I hope this will be a great year for you! Regarding the pants -- if you have any other pants to wear - I would wear them. Wearing pants that are too tight is not good for you physically or psychologically. You are getting healthier and if you're wearing restrictive clothing -- doesn't that just remind you of when you HAD to wear tight clothing? That's just my opinion though --

Take care and thanks for all your support! emoticon

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COUTURELADY 9/8/2013 4:43PM

    Being on a regular schedule is so good for me! Use it to your advantage (sorry about the early wake up though) and don't worry about the pants, they will loosen and you will tighten!

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