Healthier Living Support Thread: PART TWO! - page 66

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  1. by   arciedee
    Quote from Tweety
    arciedee, I just saw you and you man's pic in your gallery. You look fabulous. (The man is handsome and has a nice smile too.). There doesn't look to be much more weight to loose. Kudos!
    Heya Tweety, thanks! I look kinda funny in that picture... I'm not very good at having pictures taken so I tend to not look totally... myself! But hey, beggars can't be choosers. That's the only picture of the two of us I have! I was tempted to get engagement pictures done for that reason alone! But I'm too cheap. No, not much weight to lose. I am in a perfectly reasonable range for my height. But I had put on some weight since the summer and I wanted to get it under control... thinking not just about the wedding dress, but creating healthy habits for the future.

    So, good news, I'm down a couple more pounds. My clothes aren't feeling quite as snug as before. I did get in a workout yesterday, but mostly it's just been smaller portions and conscious eating (i.e. thinking "do I really want this or am I eating it because A) the clock says 'time to eat' or B) it's in front of me so I'm eating it because it's there). I'm not an emotional eater so much as an "I'm bored" eater.

    s and t, so glad you joined us!

    And rain, glad to see you back, too! Sounds like things are looking up for you.
  2. by   SmilingBluEyes
    WELCOME RAIN!!!

    WAY TO GO ARCIE...

    Tweety, keep up the good work, every now and again we do have to skip the gym right. Overall,you are doing fine.

    How are you today, S/T, Renee????

    Well I am off here to shuffle off to Curves before I decide not to move all day. HUGS all.
  3. by   sddlnscp
    Hi everybody! I'm so sorry I have been MIA - but life has been chaotic! My baby girl contracted both RSV and influenza A at the same time and I missed a lot of work and e-mails as well. I am trying to catch up on everything since I have not been online since around the 1st (except to do homework). Anyway, I couldn't even begin to go back through and read all the posts, so I am sorry. On top of that, A&P II and Micro. are keeping me very busy, so I barely have time to breathe right now.

    To everybody who is doing well with the healthy living: congrats & keep up the good work. To those who are struggling: keep a positive attitude and keep after it, you can do it!

    I will try to be back a little more regular now. Hope everybody is doing wonderfully - take care!
  4. by   arciedee
    Sarah, so good to see you back here. I was just going to post today to see if anyone had heard from you. So sorry about your little girl, though sounds like she's doing better now? Also, not to pry, but how did your biopsy go? Good luck with getting caught up on everything. Micro is sucking my precious Saturdays...
  5. by   Jessy_RN
    Hey everyone!

    Nothing interesting in my life. School is kicking my behind........lol

    Proud to anounce I made a 100 in my last lab practical and have been able to bump my grade to an A thus far in microbiology. I am sooooooooo thankful to the man up above for being good to me and allowing me to not give up.

    Made a 100 on my nutrition.........and nursing lecture is just okay. Clinicals are interesting too.

    I am still eating my healthy foods and waiting for the snow to melt, the Spring to arrive so that I can actually go out for nice long walks!

    Back to my books,

    Jess
  6. by   live4today
    Hi Tweety, SandT, Rain, Deb, Sarah, Arcie, and Jessica!

    Sounds like everyone is on target today!

    Congrats Jessica on acing those test! Stay encouraged now! :icon_hug:

    Sarah - welcome back. I'm so sorry your little one has been so ill. Poor baby. How is she doing now? :angel2:

    Early this morning, dd, neighbor, and I went for an HOUR walk! I'm so proud of myself for doing that! Normally, I only walk for thirty minutes. This was my first hour in weeks. :spin:

    Well...BBL. Have a great day everyone! :icon_hug:
  7. by   pugmum
    Quote from Tweety
    S&T, I would definately try the diet and exercise for a while. But if there's no improvement maybe a visit to the doc for some bloodwork, thyroid check, anema, blood glucose, etc. all those things that can cause fatigue should be checked out. Good luck. Please keep in touch.

    I was on my way to the gym and my neighbor stopped me to say the girl dog has an escape route and almost got ran over the other day. I found it and went to home depot to put up some fencing to keep her inside, so I skipped the gym because there's only so many hours in the day.

    I'm having a salad, green beans, and vegetarian tacos for supper tonight.
    Hi Tweety, I'm glad you made that suggestion, and I did exactly that last week. Just returned from my drs. office, everything has come back normal, all bloodwork, xrays, ultrasounds, been tested 9 ways to Sunday, and its all normal! So on to plan B....diet and exercise!

    Over the last couple of days have made a concerted effort to watch what I eat, take vits, cut down on coffee and diet coke consumption, but I didn't realize how difficult it is to change everything all at once. So rather that try to make multiple changes, I am going to start with diet, and then progress from there.....wish me luck!
  8. by   pugmum
    Quote from cheerfuldoer
    Hi Tweety, SandT, Rain, Deb, Sarah, Arcie, and Jessica!

    Sounds like everyone is on target today!

    Congrats Jessica on acing those test! Stay encouraged now! :icon_hug:

    Sarah - welcome back. I'm so sorry your little one has been so ill. Poor baby. How is she doing now? :angel2:

    Early this morning, dd, neighbor, and I went for an HOUR walk! I'm so proud of myself for doing that! Normally, I only walk for thirty minutes. This was my first hour in weeks. :spin:

    Well...BBL. Have a great day everyone! :icon_hug:
    Whoops, I am so rude, I forgot to say hello to everyone! So hello!

    Cheer, I really think a name change is a good idea, but I have to either come up with a temporary one or wait a bit....if I change to Healthy and Strong, that feels like a big lie to me because I am neither right now! Maybe in a few months, though. I added a scale to my Sick and Tired....today I am Sick-0, Tired-4. Wow! maybe vitamins do make a difference!
  9. by   sddlnscp
    Good morning everybody! Thanks for all the well-wishes, baby girl is doing MUCH better and is back to playing and happy again. Thank goodness. Now my babysitter's grandson has RSV + pneumonia though, poor little guy. These little ones just can't win.

    Arciedee, I completely forgot that I haven't been on here since the biopsy - yikes! It turned out ok - it was some type of weird blood-vessel that was acting bizarre, but nothing cancerous - WooHoo! My Doc was just as shocked as I was which made me feel much better - I didn't feel stupid worrying so much about it. BTW - your ring is absolutely beautiful - congrats!!! LOL on the Micro - I know what you mean!

    S&T, I like your scale, I think that is a great idea! I think I would rank about an 8.5 on the sick scale today - I feel like garbage! Apparently the stress is getting to my immune system because I finally caught that cold that I have been so good at avoiding thus far. Drat!

    Jess, congrats on dragging your grade up to an A in Micro - I knew you could do it!

    Tweety, Cheerful, Deb & everybody else, hope you are all doing well in your healthful lifestyles. Have a good day!
  10. by   live4today
    Quote from sickandtired
    ...............cheer, i really think a name change is a good idea, but i have to either come up with a temporary one or wait a bit....if i change to healthy and strong, that feels like a big lie to me because i am neither right now! maybe in a few months, though. i added a scale to my sick and tired....today i am sick-0, tired-4. wow! maybe vitamins do make a difference!
    good morning to everyone! pray everyone's day today goes as smooth as humanly possible. :angel2:

    sandt - i just read something yesterday that may make you rethink "how you think" when it comes to "what is seen" and "what is not yet seen". try this saying on for size today by reading it over and over until it sinks in that as long as you say you are "sick and tired" you will become what you profess with the tongue. the tongue is the most powerful weapon the human body has, thus we need to be very careful in what we allow our tongue to say about us.

    "true deliverance is our being changed in the midst of a situation before the situation changes."

    therefore, what changes we wish to make in ourselves, we must begin to confess with our mouths those changes as if they are already true about us. begin to see yourself "healthy and strong" by professing the change you wish to see.............and then you will begin to see results. :angel2:

    for example: when i chose the username "cheerfuldoer", i had no idea how that was going to affect my life in the long run. i am (and always have been) cheerful most times, but there were times that i was not a happy camper to be around. i chose "cheerfuldoer" to make me ever conscious of the fact to strive for living my life as a cheerfuldoer. now...five years into using my username, i feel as if i have become that name, and during those times i catch myself sounding like less than a cheerfuldoer -- i am reminded of why i chose the name in the first place..........that helps to refocus me...getting me back on track in my thinking.

    as we thinketh, so we become (that's biblical teaching). :angel2:

    now...i focus on living a life that is pleasing to my heavenly father. i focus on survival on earth -- desiring the best possible employment for myself -- the best possible physical health -- and a bounty of money that will never run dry again........no more debt....owing no man nothing ever again.....being a good steward of what god blesses me with.......waste not/want not....and so forth. my tongue is being retrained to speak life into my body and soul.....not negativity and condemnation. is it easy? no. is it doable? yes! can i do it alone? no. with god as my rock, my redeemer, my source of help.....yes, i can do all things through christ who strengthens me. :spin:

    give yourself a name to live up to....not feel down about dahlin. :kiss
    Last edit by live4today on Feb 22, '06
  11. by   sddlnscp
    Good point Cheerful, perhaps I need to do the same thing. You are right, we can set goals and live up to them, but we have to start with an optimistic outlook. Yesterday was a good example of that for me. I came to work with a positive attitude and I just knew I was going to have a good day. Everybody else came to work grouchy and grumbling and I told them that they could all complain, but I was going to be optimistic. You know what - everybody else had a miserable day and I had a good day.
  12. by   live4today
    sarah - right on! good for you! stay encouraged, and always try to look on the bright side of each day. it has enough troubles of its own without us adding to them. :icon_hug:
  13. by   pugmum
    Quote from cheerfuldoer
    good morning to everyone! pray everyone's day today goes as smooth as humanly possible. :angel2:

    sandt - i just read something yesterday that may make you rethink "how you think" when it comes to "what is seen" and "what is not yet seen". try this saying on for size today by reading it over and over until it sinks in that as long as you say you are "sick and tired" you will become what you profess with the tongue. the tongue is the most powerful weapon the human body has, thus we need to be very careful in what we allow our tongue to say about us.

    "true deliverance is our being changed in the midst of a situation before the situation changes."

    therefore, what changes we wish to make in ourselves, we must begin to confess with our mouths those changes as if they are already true about us. begin to see yourself "healthy and strong" by professing the change you wish to see.............and then you will begin to see results. :angel2:

    for example: when i chose the username "cheerfuldoer", i had no idea how that was going to affect my life in the long run. i am (and always have been) cheerful most times, but there were times that i was not a happy camper to be around. i chose "cheerfuldoer" to make me ever conscious of the fact to strive for living my life as a cheerfuldoer. now...five years into using my username, i feel as if i have become that name, and during those times i catch myself sounding like less than a cheerfuldoer -- i am reminded of why i chose the name in the first place..........that helps to refocus me...getting me back on track in my thinking.

    as we thinketh, so we become (that's biblical teaching). :angel2:

    now...i focus on living a life that is pleasing to my heavenly father. i focus on survival on earth -- desiring the best possible employment for myself -- the best possible physical health -- and a bounty of money that will never run dry again........no more debt....owing no man nothing ever again.....being a good steward of what god blesses me with.......waste not/want not....and so forth. my tongue is being retrained to speak life into my body and soul.....not negativity and condemnation. is it easy? no. is it doable? yes! can i do it alone? no. with god as my rock, my redeemer, my source of help.....yes, i can do all things through christ who strengthens me. :spin:

    give yourself a name to live up to....not feel down about dahlin. :kiss
    you're a peach!!! how did you get so smart?! :kiss

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