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! :)