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Halloween 2009. DD is Pikachu, and I'm Jessie from Team Rocket. NOT!

Here's what I'll look like THIS Halloween.



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The last time I posted a blog entry was July 2012 - not something to be real proud of. I had just started a VERY part-time job in April 2012, cleaning the Barton Post Office for 1 hour, 6 minutes every weekday. Not enough to live on, but it has led to something more worthwhile. In September '12 I was hired as a PSE at the Post Office, to replace a retiring clerk. And just this past October I was converted to a full-time clerk. Although we've now gone to pre-sorted mail (and a cut in clerk hours) I still retain my cleaning gig so if things stay as they are, I'll be getting close to 40 hours a week.

Unfortunately, things aren't going quite so well for my husband Chris, who has been unemployed- AGAIN - since April 2014. It doesn't seem that the USA has truly recovered from the recession, and it may have something to do with Chris being over 50 now, but the jobs (he's a software writer) just don't seem to be there. I hope he finds something - anything - soon, we just barely missed being foreclosed on and it's a huge stress for me to be covering ALL the expenses.

So I'm back to Sparkpeople - while my job at the Post Office is fairly physical - a lot of standing, walking, bending and lifting - I've found my body is used to that kind of activity. I haven't been able to budge past the 235-pound mark in a couple of years.

Member Since: 1/4/2010

Fitness Minutes: 17,633

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To keep moving forward and reveal a new me with vibrant health and boundless energy.

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Finally back after a 2+ year hiatus, I'm starting the 5:2 FastDiet program today!
I'm making Monday and Thursdays my fasting days, and much to my own surprise, putting off breakfast as long as possible on ALL days.
Exercise will be cleaning the Post Office, Zumba Gold on DVD and ZG classes when the teacher gets back from Florida in April.

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    Get your booty back on here girlfriend! The M&M's have changed their name to the "We Are WORTH It!" team. Drop in, say hello and get active on SP again. We CAN do this!
    1986 days ago
    Happy birthday!!!! emoticon emoticon
    2207 days ago
    M&M's Thought Of The Day:

    Fitness in is earned, not bestowed - a process, not a magic trick - an investment, not a miracle.

    :oD Momma She-She

    2553 days ago
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    Wanted to stop by to wish u a very Happy Birthday! I hope u enjoy a terrific day and fun weekend filled with a million unforgettable memories!! emoticon
    2574 days ago
    Don't Quit

    When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
    When the road you're trudging seems all uphill.
    When the funds are low and the debts are high,
    And you want to smile, but you have to sigh.
    When care is pressing you down a bit,
    Rest if you must, but don't you quit.

    2611 days ago
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