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Me at 127lbs ...Hey ....I have abs!!! Guess they were always there, just coudn't see em before!


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Hello there my name is Jacqui. Although I am new to this page, I am not new to the weigh loss scene. Over the past two years I have lost over 50 pounds and transformed my body (I finally can see my abs - well maybe just one or two!) I seem to be stuck at these last 18 pounds and was in search of some motivation when I stumbled upon Sparkpeople at work.

I currently work as a 911 dispatcher and have been with several agencies for the last 4 years. It is sad to say that obeseity has become an epidemic in this job. My first dispatch job was a larger center (no pun intended) and I would estimate that 75% of the staff was overweight. Where I am currently employed I would say that only 3 of 9 of us are at a healthy weight. The other dispatchers who have watched me shed the pounds have told me that I have been a motivation and inspiration for them, so I suppose that is a part of why I am here. I am seeking support and advice from other people who find motivation on this site. Goodness knows I care for everyone that I work with and want to see them healthy and happy because the job is enough stress on its own. No one ever calls 911 when they are having a good day.

Our schedule is a nightmare-2/12hour days then 2/12 hour nights then 4 days off (well that part is not so bad) I want to be able to meet and maintain my goal to help them see if I can do it on this schedule, so can they! Just my reading these wonderful posts from such supportive people that have the same goals as me has been great so far.

I would love to know if you are a 911 dispatcher and your center is suffering from this "growing" weight problem as well?

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