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Sunday, March 04, 2012

Again, it's been way too long since my last post. I was ecstatic to have reached 199.5. Now I am laughing. After my gastric bypass I lost 105#. Unfortunately I regained almost 40 back. I have struggled to lose it again. On April 18,2011 Gracedale (Northampton County,Pa) gave me the opportunity to become a viable member of its staff. I got my CNA back after being out for 12 years, and I love my job. I have lost 33# since April 2011, and am now 185#!!!! WOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! I work 3-11 so we are moving most nites all shift. My average break is 10 minutes if I'm lucky enough to get that. But I love it. I float from floor to floor filling in as needed. And many of my ladies love me. It's a great feeling to walk on a floor and have someone say "I'm so glad you're here! I missed you!" And the weight loss makes it so much easier to carry my 53 yr old body thru 8 hr shifts working sometimes 15-30 day stretches. I love to work my days off. Mom says "you may still be in a hole(financially)but now you have a ladder". So I smile everyday as I drive 18 miles East on RT 248, and as I crest the final hill before the building, I look left and smile even more! Thank you Gracedale for taking a chance on a 52 yr old lady and giving her a chance to do the work she loves!!! And I am healthier today because of it!!!
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    emoticon that's wonderful! I'm not too far from there so if you ever need anything, don't hesitate to let me know! Keep up the great work!
    3282 days ago
    emoticon Congratulations on your Weight Loss and on being able to do a Job that you love and are good at!!
    3285 days ago

    I'm working in Bethlehem, know the location of Gracedale well, and CONGRATULATE you on your recent accomplishments!

    Welcome back, and MANY BLESSINGS!
    3285 days ago
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