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My Life Project 52

One Month of My New Normal

I’ve been on dayshift for a month now.


I gained 6 pounds.

What You Talkin Bout Willis???


Yeah. Seems as though eating regular meals, 4 o clock snack at work( a wonderful thing that always includes baked goods) and then coming home only to eat whatever fast food CDub has picked up has really done me in.


I got on the scale Wednesday morning and just SOBBED. I did immediately get off of said scale and go for a run to my credit.  I HAD too.  I ran three miles before almost passing out in my driveway.  The next day, I decided that enough was enough. I packed my lunch, didn’t go to Starbucks for my Venti White Chocolate Mocha, and ate a sensible breakfast and dinner.  And I avoided 4 o’clock snack like a plague.  I will loose these damn 6 pounds AND a few more. I don’t want to say how many, but I need wiggle room.

Moving on.


Working the dayshift for the last month has also allowed me to be home every evening. I have dinner with my guys.  I get to put my boy to sleep every night.  I sleep in my bed every night.  I’ve started to reorganize my house again.  I’ve been cooking actual meals, not just throw togethers.  I take my boy to the park when I pick him up from daycare instead of rushing him home so I can rush to work. I blog on a schedule.  I take pictures.  I have sex. 🙂

I’ve been happy.

I like it.

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    September 14, 2012 at 6:33 am

    I’m glad you’re enjoying your new shift. Those pounds will come off in no time.

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    September 14, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Yeah changes will do that too us sometimes. Glad you are enjoying your family. I bet you lost that 6 pounds by the changes you immediately made. It’s a struggle for me too.
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    Preshus Me
    September 14, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Glad that you get to have nice evenings with your family again!

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    September 14, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Aww, I’m glad it’s working well for you! I know you were missing your family time!
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    September 14, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Well the pros outweigh the cons so I am happy for you. I see a baby soon………….I am cleo by the way.

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    September 14, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Avoiding 4 o’clock snack, ha! I hear you. Around our office we call it 3 o’clock coffee. We put on a fresh pot and someone has always brought in a baked good, or if all else fails someone will run to Wendy’s for a frosty. I’ll never lose any weight around here. Have a great weekend!

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    September 14, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Lol well your having sex. That’s all that matters. J/k glad things are back to normal. Nothing greater than coming home to people who love you. Happy for you.
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    Nicole P.
    September 14, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Day shift is lovely. I worked nights for 5 years. I felt like a complete vampire! Yay to you for making positive changes! Night shift is seriously harsh stuff. We always take sleep for granted, but it’s really important

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    September 17, 2012 at 1:30 am

    I am happy for you.Glad you are enjoying your family.
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    September 17, 2012 at 10:59 am

    So glad that the shift in working hours is working for you and your family. When changes are made for the better, everyone benefits.
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    September 17, 2012 at 11:27 am

    I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOO glad you are happy!!!! WOOHOOO!!!
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    September 17, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    I’m happy to hear about all the good your new schedule has produced! Sorry about the weight gain. But…I’m sure if you stick to your plan of eating right and exercising, it will come off in no time!!
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    September 17, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Yay for sex!! *tootsie rolls*
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    September 18, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Glad you’re enjoying the new shift! Can’t believe it’s been a month already.
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    September 22, 2012 at 7:44 am

    Love it! It was a long time coming. Glad it’s working out! By the way, I am cracking up at Kita’s comment! And I agree with her!!!!
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    Dr. Reginia; The Social Mistress
    October 16, 2012 at 2:26 am

    This post makes me all types of happy. I am glad that you’re enjoying the schedule change have happy guys around the house. 🙂
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