Healthier Living Support Thread: PART TWO! - page 72

Ok folks, time has come to Start anew.......over 1000 posts means LOTS of bandwidth use here at allnurses.com. So I have been asked to remedy the situation..... Anyhow, I have enjoyed so much... Read More

  1. by   Tweety
    Glad to hear you guys are working out. Maybe you'll motivate me to go to the gym while I'm here. There's a gym attached to the hotel and we can go for free I think. But I may just take some time off and relax. I'm on vacation, which is very important part of my "wellness".

    I did go to a mediation workshop today. I've done it in the past, and it's quite helpful. Anyone meditate? I would like to incorporate it into my life a little more.

    Keep up the good work. (I needed to log on to my class, which is why I'm on the internet while on vacation. )
  2. by   Tweety
    I've been off and on healthy this vacation. Having lots of fruits and veggies, but some junk too like ice cream. Tonight we're going out for pizza!
  3. by   Jessy_RN
    Hi everyone,

    Noticed the thread was moved. Thought it was gone for a minute but thank goodness for the search button.....

    Have lots to catch on. I am doing great myself and still working on improving whatever I can each day. Some days I fall off the wagon and jump back on the next..........

    Just wanted to say hello and wishing you all the best!
  4. by   VivaLasViejas
    I'm really beginning to think that the key to stress management is to follow your bliss........I don't think I've ever been so relaxed in my adult life as I am now, despite being in a new job where I have tons of responsibility and am forced to stray waaaaaay out of my comfort zone (I'm even doing some marketing calls, and I'm so NOT a salesperson).

    The thing is, I'm absolutely delighted to be where I am; there is a lot going on in this job, but it's not so overwhelming that my brain gets fried and I panic---I have just the right amount of busy-ness, the right amount of challenge, the right amount of autonomy, the right amount of intellectual stimulation. I haven't even had a formal orientation (that finally comes next week ) but am already feeling good about where I am on the learning curve. It all feels so right....... it's like this is exactly where I'm meant to be at this point in my life. I wish I hadn't to go through so much sickness and all that frustration with my last job so I could get to this place, but maybe that was so I could appreciate what I've got now.

    Anyway, my systolic blood pressure has dropped 35 points since I left the hospital, I've lost eight pounds without even trying, and I'm getting almost frightfully healthy---I haven't been sick a day in the past three months!! Considering the fact that I've wondered more than once in the past fifteen months if I was on my way out, that's saying a lot........and I'm thinking there may be some life left in the old girl yet!!!:spin:
  5. by   Jessy_RN
    Happy spring everyone. I can't wait for it to offically arrive!
  6. by   RainDreamer
    Like Marla, my blood pressure has also gone down since I stopped working. I start my new job next Mon., went in for my physical last week and my BP was 112/80. A few months ago it was higher than that ..... I was beginning to think I was already having high blood pressure problems! So obviously stress is a big factor in that for me ...... I really hope I can continue to keep it down even after I start my new job.
  7. by   Tweety
    Marla, sounds like you're in a good place in your life.

    Louise Gittlemen (sp?) who authored the Fat Flush plan believes that emotions such as stress and depression cause a lot of weight problems. I think taking a holistic approach to how we deal with health, having a job that doesn't literally kill you is very important. I'm so happy to read your post!

    Rain, good look. My BP is up and down these days anywhere from 111/68 to 140/90 with no rhyme or reason. Changing jobs is so anxiety producing in me, my BP would probably go up if I quit my job.

    Hi Jessica! So nice to hear from you. Happy Spring to you!

    I've been getting some R&R the past week. I gained two pounds, but I'm hoping it's just water from eating such salty and fatty foods while on vacation. I did stick to my ovo-lacto diet though.

    I went to the gym today for 40 minutes of aerobics and weights.

    Take care.
  8. by   RainDreamer
    Thanks, Tweety. Changing jobs is going to cause me a lot of anxiety too. What if it's like a "outta the frying pan into the fire" sort of thing? I was always so stressed out at the last job, I mean here I was a new nurse and I always went into work with the thought that they might put me in charge ..... a few times they even told me "you were almost charge". Uh, what the heck? Talk about stress!

    I'm just an anxious person anyway, guess I'll find some way to deal with it, so it won't make my blood pressure go way up again.

    Sounds like you've been having a great vacation!! You deserve it, enjoy every minute!!
  9. by   VivaLasViejas
    Quote from Tweety
    Marla, sounds like you're in a good place in your life.

    Louise Gittlemen (sp?) who authored the Fat Flush plan believes that emotions such as stress and depression cause a lot of weight problems. I think taking a holistic approach to how we deal with health, having a job that doesn't literally kill you is very important. I'm so happy to read your post!

    Rain, good look. My BP is up and down these days anywhere from 111/68 to 140/90 with no rhyme or reason. Changing jobs is so anxiety producing in me, my BP would probably go up if I quit my job.

    Hi Jessica! So nice to hear from you. Happy Spring to you!

    I've been getting some R&R the past week. I gained two pounds, but I'm hoping it's just water from eating such salty and fatty foods while on vacation. I did stick to my ovo-lacto diet though.

    I went to the gym today for 40 minutes of aerobics and weights.

    Take care.
    Good for you, Tweety!! Sounds like you are achieving a good deal of balance in your life........keep up the good work!!
  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I admire your discipline Tweety. You are always working toward improvement.

    How is everyone else doing????? It's too quiet here.

    Tweety how was the vacation?
  11. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Marla, you do sound better yourself. Quitting that toxic job was probably a life-saver for you. I am so glad to hear you doing better....

    Rain, how are YOU doing???
  12. by   Tweety
    Good morning!

    Deb, vacation was refreshing, especially since I went to a meditation classs and a yoga class while I was there.

    I hope to do my usual yoga class tonight.

    Congrats on the new home Deb.
  13. by   SmilingBluEyes
    ty Tweety. Buying a home is not a "healthy" thing for sure...but it's necessary. I am glad your vacation was great. Hoping you feel refreshed and renewed. I have considered I need to try yoga for flexibility and stress reduction----I do exercise but that is it. Any recommendations for a beginner who had NO CLUE about yoga?

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