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1/3/09 8:09 P

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Congrats on the weight loss! I know lots of people that have been able to drop and keep off just by switching job codes (ie going overnights, going to the salesfloor from a service area, etc)!
I'm glad to see that you are so pro-wm, even being so new to the company. At a time when other company's aren't sure what tomorrow is going to bring, WM is thriving and still doing good things for our associates and for our customers!
Welcome to the team- I hope you come back often!


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SW: 193 (July 2008)
Goal: 138 (ETA July 2009)

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12/30/08 4:59 P

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Welcome to the Team Pickles. I have been with WMT for about 14 months. When I started I weighed 136, I was hungry all the time! I have maintained between 113 and 117 for about 10 months now. I know what you mean about diet issues. It's a great job. Again welcome to the team

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12/29/08 8:49 P

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Welcome to our group and congrats on your weight loss.

I usually bring in my own lunches so that I won't be tempted to buy snack foods.

This has been a long struggle, where I did real well the first couple of years and then slowly ended up gaining most of the weight back.
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SW 253 BMI 43.5 (May 2006)
CW 204.8 BMI 35.1 (Dec 2006) - CW 194.8 BMI 33.4 (Jun 2007) - CW 188.0 BMI 32.3 (Jan 2008) - CW 202.0 (August 2009) - CW 245.2 BMI 42.1 (Oct 2011) - CW 194 (Oct 2017)


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12/29/08 4:10 P

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Welcome to the team!!!
Sounds like you have a great start on your weight loss!! WTG!!!!
~Shelly~
14 yr associate and also very PRO Walmart!!!

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PICKLES12486 Posts: 13
12/29/08 11:38 A

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Hello!

I'm Pickles, 22 years old, aquarius, enjoy SHORT walks on the beach... LOL J/K

I began working at Wal-Mart as an overnight stocker the end of July, this year, and since that time I've lost about 50 pounds. I had never worked for such a big store or overnight, two small hurdles that have been left in the dust.

I'm obviously pro-Wal*Mart for a few reasons.

1) I sent out at least 10 different job applications when NOBODY was hiring and Wal*Mart called back! ;) Without this job, I wouldn't be able to afford everyday luxuries such as... shampoo, but I also wouldn't have the money to attend college and get my degree.

2) A lot of physical perks come from working for such a large chain such as safety emphasis, uninterrupted breaks and lunches, and a caring family environment.

3) I get paid more than minimum wage! WHOO-HOO! ;)


Anyway, back to the weight loss.
How did I lose the weight? In the beginning, probably from not eating very much and sleeping way too much. The job is physically demanding (not nearly as bad now since I developed biceps/triceps, etc.) and it was difficult at first to regulate eating and sleeping.

Now, I've hit a little bit of a plateau because I'm eating more junk food again and not pushing myself (trying too hard and trying to please) the way I did when I first started.

But the plus side to working for Wal*Mart? Huge selections such as fresh produce, salads, sandwhiches, healthy frozen dinners, etc.

I've talked enough for now, I think. ;)

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