Healthier Living Thread Part IV - page 2

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  1. by   sddlnscp
    Hi everybody! Sorry, in a hurry here. I was good for lunch - avoided the "special" - chili dog & pie and went for a one-trip salad bar instead at our Baby Bear Hugs meeting - yeay! I am all hyper though - had 2 capuccinos and a mountain dew. Need to settle down with the caffeine, but got home late from school last night and had to be at work early, so just trying to get through today.

    Have a happy, healthy day y'all!!!
  2. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from sddlnscp
    Hi everybody! Sorry, in a hurry here. I was good for lunch - avoided the "special" - chili dog & pie and went for a one-trip salad bar instead at our Baby Bear Hugs meeting - yeay! I am all hyper though - had 2 capuccinos and a mountain dew. Need to settle down with the caffeine, but got home late from school last night and had to be at work early, so just trying to get through today.

    Have a happy, healthy day y'all!!!
    Baby Bear Hugs - Is that a dating club? lol
  3. by   hikernurse
    Quote from zoeboboey
    Baby Bear Hugs - Is that a dating club? lol
    Whether it's a dating club or not, Sarah wins my vote for having the most interesting job
  4. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from hikernurse
    Whether it's a dating club or not, Sarah wins my vote for having the most interesting job
    I wish I had her energy!

    Speaking of which, how is hikernurse? Are you hiking lately?
  5. by   Bluehair
    Singing to you (because no one here can tell how bad my voice is...)

    BLUE! Bluey-bluey- bo-booey banana fanna fo fooey, me mi mo mooey -- BLU-ey![/quote]


    Zoe, you crack me up! Actually, the tune I have had today has been more along the lines of Elvis, even tho it's not Christmas... "I'll have Bluuuuuue Christmas, without youuuuu". More of a blues sorta theme. Water is back off again. When they were installing the new vanity, they had troubles with the valves to the sink. Got 'em turned off and they wouldn't turn back on. So the worker involved, rather than bother his boss, just sawed them off so he could re-apply new ones. Except then he couldn't get new ones on for some reason (wrong size, late in the day...). And the guy had already calked the vanity in place, so he was having to be a contortionist under this not very large vanity to try to work on it all. Bottom line, back out for dinner and breakfast this morning, washing done in kitchen sink from a jug of water. We had to run to WalMart garden dept. last evening to fill a couple of buckets of water for flushing (neighbors weren't home and their hose isn't hooked up yet this season).
    More on this developing saga later...
  6. by   Tweety
    Hello.

    I went to the gym today and am being good.
  7. by   gofigure
    Question. How to exercise when at work and how to exercise when you get home from work when you're already exhausted.
  8. by   Tweety
    Flunky, I don't think being on your feet and walking the halls counts. It's not aerobic (look at how many obese nurses there are). What I do is climb the steps. I walk up the five flights and do so if I need to go somewhere. That's about the only time at work I have for any sort of exercise.

    I work 12 long hours that extend sometimes longer, so I don't exercise after work. When I worked 8 hours, I came directly home and changed and went right back out without sitting down because if I sat down it was all over for the day.
  9. by   Bluehair
    Hey Tweety! Well done!!!

    rn flunky - I work between 9-10 hour days, minimum 5 days/wk, sometimes more. There is no way I can come home and try to go back out to exercise, it just doesn't happen. I get up a little earlier and go to Curves before I get showered/ready for work. It's the only way I can get the cardio and weight aspects in. Usually I can pull this off about 4 days a week. I also wear a pedometer at work. I have to sit thru tedious meetings and it helps me realize when I have done more sitting than walking at various points in my day so I can make a trip or 2 up and down stairs. Weekends I walk (outside or treadmill, depending on weather) and do a yoga tape. The more consistent I am with exercise, the more energy and mental focus I have throughout my day. It's the last thing I really feel like doing some days, but those are the days I need it the most. So I take my medicine and get my butt in gear and am really glad for it later. Good luck!:spin:
  10. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from rnflunky
    Question. How to exercise when at work and how to exercise when you get home from work when you're already exhausted.
    On lunch break alot of folks walk the perimeter of the hospital - 2 times around is a mile.

    After work (12 hours) it is hard to work out - sometimes I just drive directly to the gym.

    steph
  11. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from bluehair
    water is back off again...
    well i'm glad at least i can make you laugh, you poor thing!

    Quote from tweety
    hello.

    i went to the gym today and am being good.
    tweety, i am so very happy for you! that's great!

    Quote from rnflunky
    question. how to exercise when at work and how to exercise when you get home from work when you're already exhausted.
    when you figure it out, let me know!

    addendum: the answers to rnflunky that i read on this thread seem very good thanks guys!
  12. by   gofigure
    You're right. I have seen a lot of obese nurses, but I have seen most of them not quite so active and the way they eat at work is pathetic! I am overweight myself; however, I do try to eat nutritious meals at work and I even pack my own lunches and snacks. I think stair climbing is the best too.
  13. by   Cattitude
    Quote from bluehair
    hi everyone!
    one little chocolate bar slip up suddenly becomes the reason i can't possibly eat fruit and veggies the rest of the day, or go for a walk, or anything. all or nothing shouldn't be part of healthy living or no one would get started!
    i forgot if i mentioned this, i also work at weight watchers part time as well as follow there plan. one of my coworkers there said this: if you break one egg do you throw away the other 11? no! same thing with eating that chocolate bar right? one stray or slip doesn't mean you toss the whole day.

    Quote from tweety
    hello.

    i went to the gym today and am being good.
    good for you tweety, i am on my way to the gym too. i had a smoothie and light/whole grain toast with no sugar jam.

    Quote from rnflunky
    question. how to exercise when at work and how to exercise when you get home from work when you're already exhausted.
    i agree with the others, when doing long 12 hr shifts, save the exercise for your days off. unless you are able to do it before you go in don't kill yourself! i work 8's at a non physical job.

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