Healthier Living Support Thread: PART TWO! - page 74

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   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from zoeboboey
    Am I able to post on this thread now? Must have gotten moved to a non-premium channel... (chuckle)

    So -testing one two three! {{{{{{{{GUYS}}}}}}}}}}}}

    Hi sddlnscp! What the heck kind of name is that LOL!

    Ok, so, since it worked:

    I had a rough January as I think I told you, trouble with my mental health issues, but I seem to have found a good balance with medication and self care (YAY~)

    Will be hopefully starting a part-time job in retail and will be going back to school to be an activities director. How many times have I left nursing and then ended up back in it, and wound up burnt out and getting dangerously close to the edge emotionally? Had enough. This way I can still use a lot of my nursing skills yet not have someone's physical health in the balance.

    I am doing better with food, exercise, etc., and so so happy to be "in the middle" and average today (lol). Been sober 20 years but because I am either wayyy down or wayyy up, it has not always been "happy joyous and free!"

    Also joined a new church which is awesome (not the Phred Phelps variety I promise you!) and so I feel pretty well rounded. Well, that too, since the weight is slow to come off, ha ha!


    {{{{{{{{{{{{{Allnurses}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
  2. by   sddlnscp
    Hey Zoe! Good to see you. I am glad you are feeling better. It is so hard when we are emotionally drained, picking up the pieces seems endless and sooooo far away. ((((HUGS)))) I know what you mean about the weight too - sometimes it is not so bad and other times it seems like harder work than anything else! I am still stuck at a standpoint, which I have been for quite a while, so hopefully I will get back to actually going down with the numbers soon.

    By the way - sddlnscp is all my initials - yes, I have bizarre parents - LOL!
  3. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from sddlnscp
    Hey Zoe! Good to see you. I am glad you are feeling better. It is so hard when we are emotionally drained, picking up the pieces seems endless and sooooo far away. ((((HUGS)))) I know what you mean about the weight too - sometimes it is not so bad and other times it seems like harder work than anything else! I am still stuck at a standpoint, which I have been for quite a while, so hopefully I will get back to actually going down with the numbers soon.

    By the way - sddlnscp is all my initials - yes, I have bizarre parents - LOL!

    LOL Sarah - I was thinking something to do with "saddling up" but there were still too many letters in there! hee hee!
  4. by   sddlnscp
    Quote from zoeboboey
    LOL Sarah - I was thinking something to do with "saddling up" but there were still too many letters in there! hee hee!
    Hahahahaha! That's funny.

    I wonder where all our healthy friends have gone? Hmm. I was good yesterday - ate a big 'ol salad for lunch and then had a small taco with a low-carb tortilla shell for supper. Yummy.
  5. by   I KRISCOCHO I
    i'm really glad this forum is on here.: )
  6. by   sddlnscp
    Quote from I KRISCOCHO I
    i'm really glad this forum is on here.: )
    Me too. How are your healthy goals going?
  7. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from sddlnscp
    Hahahahaha! That's funny.

    I wonder where all our healthy friends have gone? Hmm. I was good yesterday - ate a big 'ol salad for lunch and then had a small taco with a low-carb tortilla shell for supper. Yummy.

    I'm having trouble with the food thang, am on depakote which can make you gain weight, I know one lady who gained 80 lb in one year on it! I try not to make awful choices too often and be a little more active. My bike is ready to go (temps are 58-60 sometimes) but I am too lazy to carry it downstairs and back up (2nd floor apt). I am walking a little though!
  8. by   sddlnscp
    I know what you mean with the food. I have some really great days (like the day before yesterday which was healthy salad and tacos and stuff). But I also have some bad days (stupid office party yesterday = cup cakes, cookies, jellybeans, etc. etc. etc.). I am getting motivated to start running of all things (don't know why, I have never been a runner in my entire life), so maybe I'll do that here when the temp climbs up just a wee bit more. I need to buy myself some tennis-shoes for that so I don't have any excuses. I don't blame you about not wanting to haul your bike around - at least you are walking, that is great!!!
  9. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from sddlnscp
    ... I am getting motivated to start running of all things (don't know why, I have never been a runner in my entire life), so maybe I'll do that here when the temp climbs up just a wee bit more. I need to buy myself some tennis-shoes for that so I don't have any excuses. I don't blame you about not wanting to haul your bike around - at least you are walking, that is great!!!

    Sounds like your temps are somewhat like ours -

    I too have thought I'd like to become a runner - and never have before. I always talk myself out of it.. "Need new shoes", "have to build myself up to it" "need a better bra" LOLOL - there is always an excuse!

    Great candy is PRUNES - I keep them in the fridge. Only thing is you don't want to be in public for about 24 hrs afterward, ROFL!
  10. by   sddlnscp
    ROFL Zoe - that is a good idea - I should do that, I love prunes!!! Yeah - I have the exact same excuses with the running, plus I add . . . need to stay home with the kids. Ha - as if their father wouldn't watch them while I run (they are too little). Oh well - maybe tonight I will when I get home, it is a pretty day. I have been a total chocoholic today and it was bad. I've got to quit that - I know it's PMS, but it is getting the best of me. I need to really try to be better. Think maybe I'm needing a 'good eating' break - maybe will splurge and eat what I want this weekend - that usually gives me the motivation to 'start fresh' on Monday - we will try it.

    Have a great weekend!
  11. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from sddlnscp
    ROFL Zoe - that is a good idea - I should do that, I love prunes!!! Yeah - I have the exact same excuses with the running, plus I add . . . need to stay home with the kids. Ha - as if their father wouldn't watch them while I run (they are too little). Oh well - maybe tonight I will when I get home, it is a pretty day. I have been a total chocoholic today and it was bad. I've got to quit that - I know it's PMS, but it is getting the best of me. I need to really try to be better. Think maybe I'm needing a 'good eating' break - maybe will splurge and eat what I want this weekend - that usually gives me the motivation to 'start fresh' on Monday - we will try it.

    Have a great weekend!

    Hi sddlnscp (sorry all I can think is "saddle soap" lol!)

    Sometimes a "good eating" break can help me and other times it sucks me into the addiction cycle, especially the stupid sugar/flour thing ( I get actual WITHDRAWAL if I eat a lot of those products and have to get a "fix"! Queer, huh?)

    I hope you have a good Monday and y'know shame is a tool of the devil (whether you believe there is an actual one or not - shame is not helpful AT ALL! Did it ever help you to change ANYTHING?)

    So, don't "should all over yourself" as they say in AA!

    xo
  12. by   sddlnscp
    Yeah - I can end up doing that too. I have to be careful with what I eat because it can stir up a whole mass eating binge. Sometimes it's great and other times it's not. You're right about the shame part too - I have to remember that, I am really bad about that.

    Hope everybody's Monday is going nicely - I'm having a rough time with the time change. Yawn!
  13. by   Tweety
    Quote from I KRISCOCHO I
    i'm really glad this forum is on here.: )

    I'm glad you're here! I wish more non-premium members understood that this is an open forum to all members and not an exclusive clique of just a few of us.

    Zoe! Nice to see you!

    I'm sorry I've been neglectful of this forum, I keep forgetting about it, since we moved it.

    I'm well. I did 40 minutes of areobics and some weights at the gym, and am hoping to eat well today too! I had black bean hummus for lunch. yumm.........

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