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1/16/07 7:28 P

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Welcome! The more the merrier! Wow our group is certainly starting to take off!

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1/16/07 5:43 P

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Welcome Christine. I am looking forward to chatting with you. You are doing quite well already.

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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1/16/07 2:37 P

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Hi, Im Christine, I work at Wal-Mart #1179 Asheville,NC. I've been a SP memeber for a little while and ran across this group today. I think it's so cool to have a family in Wal-Mart and a family on SP. I would love to join your group. My goal is to be at 160 by April, Im 168 now, so Im well on my way. I hope to become friends with you all :)

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11/11/06 4:27 P

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Of course you are welcome here Tina. We all have Wal-Mart in common. I am sure your husband talks enough about it at home where you feel you work there too.

I am also curious what kind of program your doctors presribed to you. All I was told was to cut calories and exercise more and then they sent me to a nutritionist.

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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11/11/06 10:15 A

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Welcome to the group! We're all a big happy family at Wal-Mart aren't we? So sure you can join us! I swear my husband used to spend as much time at Wal-Mart as I did, to the point where people were surprised to learn he didn't work there.
So what's your plan? It seems to be working well!

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11/7/06 10:13 P

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I hope you all don't mind me joining the group my hubby is a Wal*Mart associate if that is a problem please let me know. I don't want to intrude. I love this site and found this team doing a search. I am almost to my goal. I have 33 pounds to go. I live in florida. I was born here. I am married to a great guy that is very supportive and we have a daughter and a son. Have a great evening and a greater tomorrow.
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11/6/06 10:30 P

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Lori,
welcome to our group. It is real easy to get sloppy in the food department when you are working. At Sam's it really must be hard because the snack bar really does not offer healthy choices and everything else is sold in bulk at the club.

I try to bring my lunch as often as possible. A lot of times I bring or get a Healthy Choice frozen meal and a piece of fruit or vegetable or salad. I like the Healthy Choice because it usually has less sodium than the other frozen dinners.

At the moment I am not doing so well. I have knee problems that flare up once in a while and then every step hurts. So I am not exercising at the moment other than what I do at work. I really have to watch that I stay around or under 2000 calories, which is not good. I am supposed to eat way less than that.

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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11/5/06 6:37 P

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Welcome Lori..
Its great that you have that kind of support, lol even at the snack bar..my sister and mom are also on this site and my 2 aunts and grandma may join so its just great.

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11/5/06 4:37 P

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Hi all,

I'm Lori from Sam's club 6345. I looked for a Sam's group but didn't find any, so I figured I would join here.

Recently our local gym did a corporate discount for joining and 4 of us from the club joined. It is nice to have the support during the day.

I told my friend Teresa in the cafe not to sell me any more pretzels or hot dogs or pizza. the only thing I can buy there is salad. LOL well this last week I was craving a pretzle, and tried to buy one... she would n't sell it to me... lol. I had t rationalized too. I was goinig to eat half on one break and the other half on my last break.

Anyway, hubby and son also joined the gym, so I have support at home. Hubby has about 30 lbs to loose and son has about 100 to loose.

I know how to cook healthy and eat healthy. I just have gotten sloppy in doing so.

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11/2/06 9:49 P

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lol but thats just it, t-giving is on the 23rd.... we arent celebrating til the 25th....there shouldnt be a problem with it

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11/2/06 9:44 P

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I bet most of the associates want to be done with their shift by 3 PM on Thanksgiving day. We have some that don't celebrate Thanksgiving until they have their regular day off.

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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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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11/2/06 8:12 P

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lol my big complaint about the store today is actually about my main csm person who does the schedule.. i asked to be off by 2:30 on Nov 25th cuz thats when my family is celebrating thanksgiving... she said she couldnt promise me anything.. i mean hello, im not asking for the whole day off, im more than willing to work that morning.. grrr

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11/2/06 7:53 P

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I used to get some real winners when I was on the courtesy desk. Cranky from the word go. One of the reasons I'm back in ICS now. No customers to deal with if I don't want to.
I just got back from a 5 day trip to Ancaster, ON, about a 2 hour drive away. They (head office? district?) sent 3 people from my store (and about a dozen more from stores in the area) to this store, 3127 in case anyone's interested, to help them get ready for their grand opening. They are going to be the first Supercentre in Canada. Really exciting stuff! Really! And 5 days in a hotel with meals paid was pretty good too. A good time was had by all. I haven't laughed that much in a long time, and I haven't gotten that lost in a while either! Everyday we managed to get lost.
Oh well, we're home now. Time to start focusing on the eating plan again!

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11/1/06 9:27 P

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lol well i can honestly say i dont have many rude customers... lol must just be my personality.. but today was my first day back to work after being off for a month on medical leave.... so it was a bit of a struggle but i made it.

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11/1/06 8:03 P

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Angie,
welcome to our little group.

I was a cashier for six months and that was enough for me. You are right, standing in one spot is a killer plus dealing with customers who are so anxious to get out of the store after having shopped too long.

I do not care for crabby customers, especially the ones that take it out on you because they know you can't get away.

Then again, there are a lot of associates who have done it for years and wouldn't want to do anything else.


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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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11/1/06 12:41 P

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Its not so much the job itself thats bad, its standing in one spot, barely moving... ur feet kill you.... i got put in electronics one morning and actually felt better at the end of my shift than i do when im at the register.

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11/1/06 11:36 A

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I remember being a cashier!! It's been a while. I think I was a cashier for 6 months then quickly begged to go to the floor somewhere. Then I was put into shoes.....after 2 years of shoes, I think cashiering isn't too bad! lol


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11/1/06 12:50 A

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Hi everyone, im Angie from store 1416 in Napoleon, ohio...been there about 2 1/2 months as a cashier.... lol oh the fun.

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10/24/06 11:26 P

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After our ICS places boxes into my inventory ready bins, I have to after them and rearrange everything so that they are inventory ready again. They never put inventory prep labels on mine.


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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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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10/23/06 7:45 P

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That's OK. I'd rather jump in when it's quieter and get to know the group. Really busy groups are hard to follow sometimes.

THROWING freight??!?! No, no, no. You mean binning the freight after properly labeling it with an inventory tag of course. Right? Not that anyone should have any freight in the back. Just a little bit of overstock or backstock. Not the 100 skids of overstock on the cement and 122 skids of overstock/TAB skids up on the steel that I had the week before Anniversary sale. Sigh. How many weeks til the January slowdown?

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10/23/06 7:28 P

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Mimi,
welcome to our group. Everybody must be busy throwing freight or ringing up purchases because there is not much going on here at the moment. Maybe that will change.



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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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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10/23/06 2:36 P

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Hey everyone! I'm Michelle from store 3166 in Barrie, ON. I've been with Wal-Mart for 3 years (as of yesterday!) and am currently ICS Team Leader. I really enjoy the physical side of the job, as it's like I'm doing light cardio all day long. Really happy someone started this team fro Wal-Mart associates!

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10/16/06 12:22 A

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My name is Sabine and I work in 1273, Fountain, Colorado. I am a Department Manager and have been with the company for a little over 10 years.

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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10/6/06 11:19 P

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Hello! My name is Angela and I am the APC at store #2321 in Hawaii!
I'm glad to be here and am excited about learning new things!
You're right, Wal-Mart is like one big family, so I'm happy to be a part of this group! emoticon

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