Healthier Living Support Thread: PART TWO! - page 42

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  1. by   live4today
    Hi Angie,

    Great thoughts to ponder! :uhoh21: My body has been in "starvation mode" for so long now, I'd have to consume mega calories to jumpstart my metabolism. :chuckle

    I'm not an "emotional eater" per se. Never really have been. When I'm upset about something, I tend to get quiet, curl up in a soft blanket, and chill out alone in bed or on the sofa. If people are around me, and I want alone time because I'm upset, I take a drive in the car while listening to soft music.

    When I crave a food or snack, it's because I am really craving it...not because I'm emotional and need something to chew on.

    Eating three meals a day is rough for me, let alone eating six small meals plus snacks! :uhoh21: That sounds like a LOT of physical and mental work on my part.
  2. by   Marylou1102
    There is a very good book that deals with emotional eating. It is titled "Feeding The Hungry Heart". It really opened my eyes and gave me some coping skills. Another thing I learned (not from this book) is to acknowledge that you have the craving without giving in to it. When you say to yourself "I can't have it, I must not think about it" The craving becomes much more intense and you have to continue to deny yourself. However if you admit to yourself that you want the item and stop there, then it no longer controls your thoughts.
  3. by   Tweety
    Marylou thanks for the advice. I am an emotional overeater. Sometimes I give in and eat for no good reasons it seems too.

    Sarah, good luck with Micro. It's an interesting class.

    Princess, have fun with the CNA class. It's the start of a nursing career

    Lori, sounds like you are doing great!

    Renee, you're jump starting your metablism with the exercise program don'tcha know?

    I worked today, but brough a chef's salad with the properly weighed meat and soy cheese.
  4. by   live4today
    Quote from Tweety
    .........................Renee, you're jump starting your metablism with the exercise program don'tcha know?.................
    THAT's RIGHT!!! I forgot all about my exercising working on the metabolism! :chuckle Tomorrow, I'm going to add stretches that I'm familiar with to my home exercise routine. Treadmill then stretches....careful not to do them wrong as I've done in years past. :uhoh21:
  5. by   Jessy_RN
    Sarah and Arcidee, best wishes to you both in micro.

    I am not enjoying it like I thought I would and pretty much have been discouraged from it. Hope I have a change of heart soon. Not so much the subject (more like my instructor)
  6. by   sddlnscp
    Thanks everybody for the good "micro" wishes - I think I will like that class - but, I am weird that way.

    Marylou, thanks for the advice about acknowledging the craving - I will have to try that - that is one of my hardest obstacles to overcome. I am like Tweety - I will give in for no apparent reason and then feel guilty about it. I think I will give your advice a whirl!!!

    Jess, I am so sorry to hear that about your classes - that is disheartening (especially for a pre-nursing student!). Hopefully it is just your instructor and things will get better next semester. Take care and keep your chin up - you have been wanting this for so long, it will be worth it - whatever you do, don't give up!!! You are way to good a person not to go into nursing - you are going to make an awesome nurse!
  7. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from sddlnscp
    Thanks everybody for the good "micro" wishes - I think I will like that class - but, I am weird that way.

    Marylou, thanks for the advice about acknowledging the craving - I will have to try that - that is one of my hardest obstacles to overcome. I am like Tweety - I will give in for no apparent reason and then feel guilty about it. I think I will give your advice a whirl!!!

    Jess, I am so sorry to hear that about your classes - that is disheartening (especially for a pre-nursing student!). Hopefully it is just your instructor and things will get better next semester. Take care and keep your chin up - you have been wanting this for so long, it will be worth it - whatever you do, don't give up!!! You are way to good a person not to go into nursing - you are going to make an awesome nurse!
    Thanks for your kind words,

    I am in the nursing program already, but I can't fail this class. Monday is a holiday so will use my time wisely to study and study.
  8. by   arciedee
    Hello healthier living buds! Scale has crept up a bit in the past few days :angryfire But on the up side, I did get another workout in yesterday, and I have to say that it felt good... This technique includes lots of stretching DURING the exercises, so I was able to calm the aching muscles a bit. An hour or two after I was done I wanted to do more! So that's a good sign. Another good thing... FH is cancelling his gym membership for one cheaper and closer to our place, so when he joins up there I'll probably join, too. Not big on gyms, but would be nice to have a treadmill for this time of year when I can't get out to walk as much.

    Sarah, my class is a traditional one, not online. Sounds like you'll have a lot on your plate between A&P II and micro! But I found A&P II to be more interesting than A&P I, so I think you'll enjoy it. I look forward to sharing our experiences!

    Lori, great job on balancing school and healthy living! You're off to a good start!

    Angie, how's the biking going? Glad the portion control is working for you. I try to avoid "diets" per se, and rather indulge when I really want something, just try to enjoy a smaller amount! Not sure what to say about the emotional eating... my problem is usually eating because I'm bored. But it sounds like some others here have good advice and strategies. Keep us posted, sounds like you're doing a great job!

    Hi Marylou and Tweety!

    Cheer, stretching is VERY important. Of course, don't overdo it, as you've probably learned the hard way. But stretching will keep you limber and protect you from injury. Perhaps you can get a good DVD or video to guide your stretch workout. Yoga can help, too. Great job!

    Jess, sorry you're not enjoying micro. Will let you know how it goes with mine. You, Sarah, and I can all try to keep each other sane
  9. by   sddlnscp
    Quote from Future_RN_Jess
    Thanks for your kind words,

    I am in the nursing program already, but I can't fail this class. Monday is a holiday so will use my time wisely to study and study.
    Jess - you're such a smart person - just look at how far you've come already. I'm sure you won't fail. What is the class you are taking - what's it like? I know if you give it your best, you'll succeed. Don't panic and remember, you made it through all the pre-reqs with flying colors - I'm sure this is far more of a challenging, but YOU CAN DO IT!!! I have complete faith in you!!!

    Thanks arciedee, I expect a challenge with Micro and A&P II, but I LOVE the sciences, so I think I will actually enjoy it - even if I go a little nutty in-between. I agree, we all need to be a support system for each other, that will help a lot!

    Good morning everybody!!!
  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    HI everyone. Been off a bit due to the stomach bug thing......Hope all is well. Going to go catch up on you now....

    JESS don't sweat, you will pass!!!
  11. by   sddlnscp
    Deb - sorry to hear about that bug, those are miserable! Both my munchkins are sick - one getting over it and the other right about midway through it - I'm sure I'm next, but I feel so bad for them. Hope you recouperate well!
  12. by   live4today
    Quote from arciedee
    .......................Cheer, stretching is VERY important. Of course, don't overdo it, as you've probably learned the hard way. But stretching will keep you limber and protect you from injury. Perhaps you can get a good DVD or video to guide your stretch workout. Yoga can help, too. Great job!..............
    I used to have a handful of workout tapes, but gave them away recently because I was bored with the routines on them. I joined a Yoga class in 1997 out in California that I thought I'd come to master. My problem is "lack of coordination". The Yoga Instructor would just fix her eyes on me a LOT probably wondering how I got to be so uncoordinated. I can trip over AIR if it were possible. Coordination is definitely NOT one of my greatest assets.

    I love the stretching part though. I stretch standing, then sitting or lying on the floor. It feels sooooo good to stretch.

    Breakfast was three frozen waffles. Getting ready to eat lunch -- leftovers from yesterday's dinner -- chicken fettuchini and some left over broccoli. Then, I'll wait thirty minutes before doing the treadmill.

    I'm also going to take an hour to read Joel Osteen's book that I've had long enough to have read ten times. It's called "Your Best Life Now". Has anyone ever read that book? It's wayyyyyyy past time for me to delve into it, so....what better time than today.

    Hope everyone's day is going great so far! Deb, glad to see you are feeling somewhat better today. Jess and other micro students....take it slow, don't overthink the subject matter, and don't let sourpuss instructors keep you from attaining your goal of becoming the best nurse you know that you can be. We believe in you, so chins up! :kiss
  13. by   live4today
    Quote from sddlnscp
    Deb - sorry to hear about that bug, those are miserable! Both my munchkins are sick - one getting over it and the other right about midway through it - I'm sure I'm next, but I feel so bad for them. Hope you recouperate well!
    Sarah....prayers said for the munchkins to get through that ol' bug quickly, and return to their active happy selves again. :kiss

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