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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

I've been doing my best to maintain my weight loss over the last year. I gain a few pounds and lose a few pounds becoming more certain all the time that I will never go back to being fat and completely losing control.

Tonight was eye opening for me. I had a miserable night at work. It is a new position, my second time working at stocking the floor. I was given one of the more difficult areas with more than a thousand small items to restock. I had a lead who was not encouraging at all.......by the time I clocked out I was close to tears. I knew I not done as well as I could have BUT I didn't resort to eating for comfort. I passed a Dennys and an Ihop , thinking briefly of the wonderful pancakes waiting for me within but I walked on to my car. I ran a lap of the parking lot before heading home. At home I took a walk/run around the block to help lift my mood. It's interesting to me that I never really thought seriously of comfort eating......My thought as I passed the restaurants was that the old me would have gone in to drown her sorrows in syrup, butter and pancakes, I didn't even have to talk the new me out of going in. I guess I've made more progress than I thought.

As for my job......when I work that position again next week I'll be more ready and do a better job.......hopefully I'll have a more understanding lead as well.

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  • no profile photo CD9394210
    Great job! emoticon emoticon
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  • KR7770
    After all you have accomplished you will be able to overcome any obstacle your new job has to offer. You are an inspiration!
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    good for you being strong way to go.
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  • no profile photo CD6994021
    So sorry I didn't see this sooner Terry, but congrats on resisting temptation! Old habits die hard, don't they?

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  • ROCKMAN6797
    This is awesome news Terry!
    So sorry that you had a terrible day at work but you definitely have made immense progress by not giving in to the comfort food trap! I have been extremely busy at work for the last 2-3 months but I am so proud of myself for keeping up with my healthier lifestyle. Honestly, this "me" time has made an immense difference on how I respond to the ton of work I am faced with on a daily basis.
    Keep up the great work and keep your chin held high, you are MAINTAINING!!!

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    2839 days ago
  • MIKA016
    Terry emoticon ! emoticon !

    I'm so proud of you for lifting yourself up and not falling down! You are amazing!
    2839 days ago
    Hi, I'm just browsing around trying to get to know some of the other IE team members and stumbled on this great post!! Congrats on not letting the syrup be your comfort!! Great job! Hopefully things go better next shift and get easier as you learn the tasks.
    2839 days ago
    What a great blog!! It is exciting to see that further on down the road that all these changes I am making will stick, thanks for being so encouraging! :)
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  • NOREGRET2010
    I'm so proud of you Terry! Hang in there, the work thing will become easier - there's just a learning curve. :)
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  • no profile photo CD4429274
    Awesome! You're making real changes and finding new ways to deal with stress. Excellent!
    2841 days ago
    I am so proud of you. It is good to get your feeling out as well. So, the lap last night and the blogging this morning will reenforce all you have accomplished. emoticon
    2841 days ago
    I am so glad you kept on driving! Your strength gets stronger every time it's tested! I hope you have a better time at work next time.

    2841 days ago
    Whoo hooo! Good for you! I am so sorry that your day was hard but I am soooo cheering for you over here in Norway. Somehow you actually made my day just by your spirit and determination not to slide back to the old ways. I also LOVE your stress releiving techniques of running around the parking lot and running again when you got home. So great. Really. I am sooo impressed!

    You are right you will find it easier to go back to that position next week and you will feel so much better. I believe in you! emoticon emoticon
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