Healthier Living Support Thread: PART TWO! - page 19

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  1. by   SmilingBluEyes
    It's so hard to be "good" this time of year.....one day at a time. If you "mess up", you have to dust off, and try again.

    I have been avoiding this thread cause I am under a lot of stress w/my son this week. Suffice to say, puberty plus a naturally volatile personality, plus Christmas...equals TROUBLE. Ugh I am so ready to scream.

    anyhow, part of being healthy is realizing when my plate is too full and just stepping back and trying to chill out. KWIM????

    Hugs to all and keep trying. No one is perfect.
  2. by   Tweety
    Take care Deb.

    It is hard to be good for me at work these days. I'm stressed and there's cookies and goodies everywhere. Why do docs like to give nurses food??? And not healthy stuff.

    I think I'll have to do the usual "my diet begins on Dec. 26th" thing again this year like I did last year. I'm fooling myself otherwise.
  3. by   Katnip
    Tweety, I think I'm going to start my diet on the 26th. Too much stress going on with family. At least I got rid of the work stress for a while.

    Of course I'll still have the kid issues on the 26th, but I have to start somewhere.

    ~Kat
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Tweety: we have a wonderful doc who gives us fruit, cheese and cracker baskets...

    and not the cheap ones, either.

    GOOD man.
  5. by   rn in 3 years
    I could just cry I stepped on the scale this morning and almost had a heart attack! I wasn't expecting to see Calista Flockharts weight staring back at me because I know I'm fat but just about fell over when I saw the actual number. I have 70 lbs to lose and wanted to know if anyone would like to join me. I know this is not the ideal time (I have 25 people coming to my house for Christmas dinner) but I am starting now.

    Some background. I have been on low doses of anti depressants for about 7 years and that's when the weight issue became serious (had ben chubby before, but not obese). I had my thyroid checked a little over a year ago and the doctor said it is actualy on the low end of the high scale. I took myself off my current anti depressant (Amitriptyline) because I was on it more for sleep anyway. I avioded the crash form going off the med cold turkey (I believe becasue I was no longer clinically depressed). I am hoping that now that I don't fell like a slug everyday (trade off for sleep, I guess) I can take the weight off easier.

    Now that I am off the med I get MAYBE 6 hours of sleep a night so I go to bed at 10:00 and wake up at 4:00. I will get up every morning and do at least 1 hour of exercise (I have a tredmill, eliptical and bow flex). I will not put anymore junk in my mouth (with the exception of Christmas day, although I will not go overboard that day either).

    As of today I am 214 lbs (I can't believe I admitted that) and am 5' 5" so I have 70 lbs to go.
  6. by   Katnip
    Careful, careful about making broad, sweeping statements. I've done that way too many times and ended up sabatoging myself because I made very unrealistic goals.

    I just read a great article about resolutions. Try to make changes gradually, not all at once. An hour a day of exercise is a lot, and if you're like most of us, the first time you have to skip one session makes it harder to get back into the routine.

    Hang in there, take it one step at a time. But make your routine something you can live with for the rest of your life.

    You can do it. Slow and steady wins the race in the long term.
  7. by   arciedee
    Quote from cyberkat
    Careful, careful about making broad, sweeping statements. I've done that way too many times and ended up sabatoging myself because I made very unrealistic goals.

    I just read a great article about resolutions. Try to make changes gradually, not all at once. An hour a day of exercise is a lot, and if you're like most of us, the first time you have to skip one session makes it harder to get back into the routine.

    Hang in there, take it one step at a time. But make your routine something you can live with for the rest of your life.

    You can do it. Slow and steady wins the race in the long term.
    Kat, you are so right. It's only human to expect to see immediate results, but the reality is that if we want to make true changes, we need to change our habits and it is easier to start with a small habit and build on it rather than trying to do everything at once. Healthy living should be a lifestyle, not a rollercoaster.

    rn in 3, welcome to the healthier living thread! We all have slightly different battles, but everyone is very supportive. A few years ago I found an article in a magazine, actually it was a workout plan, and it had three levels, the first of which was pretty basic, but I found it really helped to build a habit. It only took maybe 20 minutes, which isn't too hard to fit into your day. Then the next level built on that. I think that's a great way to start... make the small changes first and be proud of yourself for those. Once they become routine, add something else. My
  8. by   sddlnscp
    I think I might have to join in re-starting my diet the 26th. I have been pretty good so far, but I think I might blow it the 24th and 25th. Oh well . . . I am like you Tweety, no sense kidding myself. I am going to stick with my original goal of not gaining weight throughout the holiday and then going from there.

    Yesterday I attacked the broccoli and carrots at "snack" in the office in the morning and afternoon. I had stuffed peppers for supper - yummy!!!

    Rn in 3 - welcome and best of luck with your goals - this thread is wonderful for support!!! I know I wouldn't have stuck with my healthier lifestyle thus far had it not been for all the support and encouragement I have received so far.
  9. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Quote from cyberkat
    Careful, careful about making broad, sweeping statements. I've done that way too many times and ended up sabatoging myself because I made very unrealistic goals.

    I just read a great article about resolutions. Try to make changes gradually, not all at once. An hour a day of exercise is a lot, and if you're like most of us, the first time you have to skip one session makes it harder to get back into the routine.

    Hang in there, take it one step at a time. But make your routine something you can live with for the rest of your life.

    You can do it. Slow and steady wins the race in the long term.
    so well-said. One day, one hour, one minute at a time. Go easy on yourself and forgive yourself for "allowing"yourself to get heavy. Just know Rn in3, we are here for you!
  10. by   Katnip
    Now if I can only practice what I preach.
  11. by   rn in 3 years
    Quote from sddlnscp
    I think I might have to join in re-starting my diet the 26th. I have been pretty good so far, but I think I might blow it the 24th and 25th. Oh well . . . I am like you Tweety, no sense kidding myself. I am going to stick with my original goal of not gaining weight throughout the holiday and then going from there.

    Yesterday I attacked the broccoli and carrots at "snack" in the office in the morning and afternoon. I had stuffed peppers for supper - yummy!!!

    Rn in 3 - welcome and best of luck with your goals - this thread is wonderful for support!!! I know I wouldn't have stuck with my healthier lifestyle thus far had it not been for all the support and encouragement I have received so far.
    Thanks everybody for the words of encouragement! You know, I am going to start my exercise plan after I get back form vacation on Jan. 7th. I know from experience that even taking a few days off will just sabatoge all my efforts and then it is even harder to get started the next time because I "failed" one more time. I will concentrate on eating healthy(er...LOL) until Christmas but with 25 people coming and me cooking I am not going to even bother that day! I can NOT face temptation AT ALL and behave...LOL.
  12. by   URO-RN


    This "bosu" thing...is it worth 99 bucks?

    I am looking for equipment to revamp my w/out routine.
  13. by   Tweety
    rn in 3, good luck and welcome.

    Hi JoAnne, I haven't heard of that piece of equipment. Good luck.

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