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1/31/07 7:16 P

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I work 7-330, and travel 30 minutes each way to commute. I get up at 5AM to make sure i get there on time, and it's usually close to 430PM by the time I actually make it home. I just force myself to exercise when I get home. I have a cardio video that I put on in the living room, and sometimes my 4 year old joins me, sometimes she goes and plays on her computer. Or when DH is home, I go for a walk outside. Then I make supper when I get home. It's not ideal, and most nights I'm struggling to stay awake past 8PM, but it's the only way, so far, I've found to squeeze in exercise.
For weights, I use dumbbells in the computer room. Again sometimes the 4 year old joins me, with her little pink 1 to 2 pound weights. She claims she loves to exercise. I'm not sure if it's because she gets to spend time with Mommy, or because she really does love to exercise.
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1/31/07 1:19 P

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JTRC I'm the same with you. It takes me nearly 40 minutes and over an hour in the winter to get home from work. Bride-to-Be from parts of your post I almost think that you might be a department manager. At our store they are the only ones that have a set hours to work like 7-3 or 8-5. I don't agree with the way the hours are set. Myself and several of our associates are diabetic. And diabetics ""should"" eat at the same times every day to keep their blood sugars in control. But when a person works 8-5 Mon., 12-9 Tue., 10-7 Wed. and back 11-8 Wed., eating or even taking medication ... it's impossible to have anything in balance. Looking around when I travel I do see a lot of obese people working at Walmart. It would be interesting to find out how many people who work there are diabtics in comparison with other corporations that their employee's have an 8-5 or 9-5 job. I do get to exercise more in the spring / summer though. At lunch I speed walk / jog around the whole outside of the store with hat / sunglasses so I'm not stopped by customers or associates.

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Edited by: VIOLETAUTUMN at: 1/31/2007 (13:20)
I'm focusing on getting and keeping my blood sugars down and getting off of insulin and medications and getting back my energy and peace of mind ... while doing that I know the weight loss will follow.


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1/28/07 5:31 P

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I work 8-5 five days a week,and to be honest after running like three depts. by the time I get home Im too tired to workout! Now I don't have to do this everyday, just Sundays. I have all of softlines, Jewelry,and Electronics breaks. Thats a whole lot of running around. During the week I bounce from Service Desk to cashier,to fitting room, and covering breaks all over the store. Im just to tired to do anything when I get home, and I have a two yr old to run when I do get there. Anyone else feel this way?

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11/5/06 4:52 P

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My hours really vary a lot and I don't like that. I just stepped down from a more stressful position in the club and that was good since when I am stressed I eat.

The gym I joined has good hours except on the weekends but that is ok since I work most weekends.

I work at the member service desk and some days it is really intense.

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10/24/06 11:21 P

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I usually work 6-3 but even though I may have some to go to the gym, I simply can't afford it.

I have a co-worker who is very buff. He comes from the islands and he said, there is no excuse not to exercise because you can't afford the gym. He said that at home he was never able to join a gym. They used milk bottles filled with sand for weights and he showed the exercises they did just using a chair. It really was interesting to hear his stories.

I, for one, hate exercising and any excuse not to do it works for me. Ha ha I do try to squeeze some in during the day or I'll never do any.

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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10/23/06 11:34 P

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I completely understand...

I work 7-5 most days...sometimes 11-9. I then come home and have till midnight to finish any homework assignments that might be due or read a lot...plus I have my husband who is like my child!! emoticon

So finding time to get to the gym is very hard...

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I know what you mean. What I do is to walk a little bit during my lunch break. 15 minutes is better than nothing. I also sneak in some strength exercises, sometimes in the restroom, like wall pushups, calf raises, etc. When I work a lot of freight or rearrange my bins, I give myself some credit for cardio exercise. I can work up a pretty good sweat in 10 minutes.

By the time I come home I am so tired, I don't want to do much exercising. Sometimes I will ride my stationary bike for about 10-15 minutes.

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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10/10/06 11:08 P

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I everyone I've been work at walmart for 3 years now. Its sum time hard to work full time and get a work out in . I work at 7;00am until 4:00 have to stay in town to pick up husband after he gets off work. I walk a little after work but get stop by people and get getting cold side so can't walk out side I have a 45 min drive home cook dinner, clean a little then I have about 1 hour before bed I get a work out the but feel like I need to workout more. I have lost 9lb sense start on Oct 2. Will got to go.

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