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Saturday, April 09, 2011

My life has been crazy hectic lately, but I need to get back in the swing of things so here I am writing this blog. I've lost nearly 50 lbs in the last 10 months and feel great! This is how is started.

Ten months ago I quit my job at GEICO as an Insurance Agent to go to work for Walmart as a Cashier. I wasn't getting enough hours at GEICO. I loved working there and really didn't relish the idea of working in retail, but I needed to pay bills. :)

Walmart was GREAT for me! It helped to build my self-confidence, I lost weight, became more active, and gained friends. I didn't really have any friends here because I'm not from here and just didn't know that many people. While at Walmart I also started dating........something I hadn't done in a really long time. BUT...........what I didn't like was:
1. Rarely did I have enough hours. I was always fighting for hours it seemed like.
2. My schedule was always crazy. I need structure in my life. I need stability and a sense of security. I'm pretty OCD about certain things.
3. Pay was definitely less.

But, on the bright side, I like working at Walmart. I met some really great people that I'm happy I can call my friends.

Anyway, last night I quit my job at Walmart to go back to GEICO. A few weeks ago my old boss called me and asked me to come back. They guaranteed me the hours I need and more money. I put my notice in at Walmart a few days ago, but then yesterday they had an employee at GEICO walk out. So, I called Walmart and told them I wasn't coming back.

It's amazing how much relief I felt after I hung up the phone!! I didn't realize that my job had been causing me so much stress. But, I'd switched to overnights about a month or so ago and I hated it. I hated the people I worked with (for the most part) and I never could get my sleep schedule down. All I ever wanted to do was sleep. And, I'm sure it didn't help that the first few weeks I worked overnights I came down with Bronchitis and was sick as a dog!

So here I am finally with a normal schedule and hopefully a normal life once again. The only thing I am worried about is gaining the weight back. I'm really going to have to work on my program or I WILL gain the weight back. You see, I never really started exercising. I was losing the weight because I was 1)trying to eat healthier and 2)because I WAS more active because of my job. Now that I have a desk job again I'm going to actually have to start exercising! But, I know I can do it! I just have to keep on track! :)

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    Glad you are happy about the switch back to Geico. My hubby works nights and it is hard on the body for sure.

    Welcome back to spark too...I have missed you!
    3415 days ago
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    I think it is great news that you have your old job back. Hopefully they will honor their promises to you! I know you are worried about gaining weight back because it is a desk job but you also have more routine hours so you can get on a normal exercise routine! Just focus on the positive aspects of the new job. And hopefully at least you will have so much less stress and that will help with the weight loss more than you realize. Getting out in the refuge sounds really fun. I have a friend that was just asking me about going out there again today but we'll see how the weather goes! I really think I want to do some yard work...maybe plant a few more flowers or something. I try to do just a little bit every weekend and hope that by Easter I will have everything planted that I want out there. If we do end up making a trip out to the refuge I will shoot you a text. Once again... ConGRatuLatiONS!!!!
    3415 days ago
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