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Old 07-24-2009, 06:54 PM   #1
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I haven't been on much or posting much lately, so I don't know if anyone will remember me.

For the past three months, I have been losing, then gaining, the same five pounds. Four months ago, I lost my job, so my focus has not been on my weight loss as much as it has been on finding a new job. I'm a teacher with a master's degree, so I have had NO luck finding a job for the next school year. Yay economy! Anyway, with the school year starting in two weeks, I've finally come to terms with the fact that I will be unemployed this school year, or at least not employed in my career field.

I moved back home to my parent's house this weekend and decided to join a gym. I found a pretty awesome one nearby that is 24 hours, and pretty cheap, too. They're just now opening, so they have great specials at the moment. Plus, they offered me a job! So, if I'm going to be working there, it's pretty hard to not work out right afterward, and I signed up for some personal training sessions too.

I know this is long, but I've just been so frustrated and so depressed for the past few months and today is the first day I feel excited about anything. Now that I know I won't be looking for a job in my career field for at least six more months, I can focus on my health. Then next summer, when I get an awesome teaching job, I can buy a cuter (and tinier!) wardrobe for the next school year!
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Old 07-24-2009, 07:33 PM   #2
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Welcome back! It sounds like you've had lots of challenges lately to deal with. Congratulations on not only joining a gym, but getting a job there!

Stick around, post often and let us know how you are.
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Old 07-24-2009, 09:41 PM   #3
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Old 07-24-2009, 09:52 PM   #4
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welcome back! its great that you are going to be working at the gym, and already signed up for some lessons...

good luck in your new job!

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Old 07-24-2009, 10:11 PM   #5
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Old 07-24-2009, 11:29 PM   #6
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YAY! There's the silver linning!
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Old 07-25-2009, 09:13 AM   #7
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Good job!! Sometimes it's hard to remember to take care of ourselves, but it sounds like you know that and your fixing it.
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Old 08-12-2009, 04:29 PM   #8
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welcome back and congrats on joining the gym!
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Old 08-15-2009, 02:02 PM   #10
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Thanks everyone! I ended up taking the job at the gym, and everyone there is super helpful. I haven't lost much weight, but my pants are fitting much looser and I've had a few people tell me they can see the weight loss already, after two weeks!
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Old 08-15-2009, 04:10 PM   #11
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