Healthier Living Thread Part IV - page 21

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  1. by   sddlnscp
    Oh definitely Blue! I was actually kind-of worried about that but I refuse to be anorexic! (That word doesn't look right to me, I wonder if I spelled it right . . . hmm.) I have been working on eating healthier though and moving a lot! I have been walking, doing a lot of cleaning, playing with the kids, etc. and that I think has made the biggest difference for me. I have been eating protein bars for breakfast (before I never ate breakfast) and then something like that or a salad for lunch. Then I have been eating about 1/2 of a serving of meat at night paired with a salad and at least one other veggie. I feel so much better and even my brain feels less in a fog. I think getting rid of all the sugar is really helping me and putting healthy things into my body is providing me with lasting energy rather than quick energy that wears out right away.

    Thanks for the kudos, you are right, keeping it off is going to be the hard part, but I am determined. I have too much to live for and I want to be healthy so I can stick around, watch my kids grow, and interact with them without being exhausted.
  2. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from ertravelrn
    Blue.....filed a formal complaint via my agency yesterday......now just waiting to hear back.....dreading going back to work friday.
    *********

    I want to watch Hiker and Zoe......careening down the street together.....lol

    I admire you both....
    Hi ER! Wow, I hope the complaint does help! Good for you! I can imagine the dread of going back ...

    As to admiring me - shcnork (that is me laughing thru my nose) -- I am SO GLAD that you can't see me! ha ha

    Quote from sddlnscp
    Hi everyone!

    Blue, yes, I am feeling a bit better. I started classes last night and that helped a lot. I feel much more settled now and my heart rate has returned to normal - LOL!

    Well guys, victory!!! I have lost 7 lbs. since last Tuesday - WooHoo!!! I think I am losing it a little faster than I should, so I'm going to have to be really careful about that, but it feels sooooo good to be making so much progress!

    How is everybody doing today?
    Congratulations and I am so glad you are feeling better! I just had a thought, is the increased HR due to rapid wt loss? be careful - if you are using the book check for references to rapid wt loss, they may have specific instructions on how to slow this down if necessary (I know you don't WANT to but ... you don't want to get sick either!) I AM proud of you tho re the willingness (which is HUGE) and discipline! and now being back at school - bravo! stay in touch!
  3. by   ertravelrn
    Zoe.......you crack me up......and by the way......where did you get your avatar...I love it
  4. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from ertravelrn
    Zoe.......you crack me up......and by the way......where did you get your avatar...I love it
    Well, I had on my "new shoes" in my apt while I did dishes, put away clothes, etc. Mostly, just walking and getting used to being taller (I'm 4'11 and talk about YEE HAW!) ... a little rolling but not much... my arches are KILLING ME! I'm pretty much flat footed anyway - but I think it's from the tense way I was moving around with the skates on.

    As to the avatar, someone sent it to me in a jpg file via email, not sure where they got it - I love it too!

    xo
  5. by   sddlnscp
    Zoe, I thought about that too with the heart rate. I have been checking it pretty regularly to make sure it doesn't become elevated again, but it's been fine the past few days. I really think it was just anxiety.

    Hi travel!

    Hi everybody!
  6. by   Tweety
    Glad you're feeling better. Way to go with the 7 lbs.!!!

    I ate very healthy today. I'm still down in the dumps, but it's garden variety. Moving the ex out of my house and coming home alone hurt. No need to worry though.
  7. by   ertravelrn
    Tweety......sorry you are feeling down in the dumps....can emphathize with you on the moving someone out......is never easy.
    Zoe, maybe I should suggest those "shoes" to my dtr, she is 5 foot even. She hates it. Her step-brother used to put the dishes up high in the cabinet on purpose, just to irritate her.
    Sarah, congrats on the weight loss.
    Update on job.....should hear something tomorrow........
  8. by   Bluehair
    Just a quick hi to all 'til later!

    Sarah - give us a ping to let us all know you are okay. I saw on the weather channel parts of eastern CO were hit by tornado's, not sure if that was close to you?
  9. by   ertravelrn
    Just talked to my recruiter and they are giving the nurse in question more orientation......Yippee
  10. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from ertravelrn
    my dtr, she is 5 foot even. She hates it. Her step-brother used to put the dishes up high in the cabinet on purpose, just to irritate her........
    Yep, well, when she is older she will appreciate being vertically challenged (I am still waiting, ha ha) --

    I had a good friend - well, she used to be a good friend. She once said that us short women made out better because we could choose the taller AND the shorter guys, but QUIT TAKING THE TALL GUYS! I TOLD her that they picked ME, I didn't pick THEM, but she was NOT happy. Notice the "yelling". She really held that against me.



    (hee hee)

    Quote from Bluehair
    Just a quick hi to all 'til later!

    Sarah - give us a ping to let us all know you are okay. I saw on the weather channel parts of eastern CO were hit by tornado's, not sure if that was close to you?
    Oo, yikes, yes Sarah let us know!

    Quote from ertravelrn
    Just talked to my recruiter and they are giving the nurse in question more orientation......Yippee
    Hmm, HOW MUCH more???

    Good for you for doing what was right!
  11. by   hikernurse
    Quote from ertravelrn
    Zoe, maybe I should suggest those "shoes" to my dtr, she is 5 foot even. She hates it. Her step-brother used to put the dishes up high in the cabinet on purpose, just to irritate her.
    I'm on the short end, too--a little over five feet. My driver's license credits me with an extra inch which doesn't quite make up for the rather loosely gauged weight I have on there. I'm going to have to lose this extra before my license expires or they'll make me prove my weight by standing on the scale there

    But my husband is 14 inches taller than I am and he puts stuff up high all the time without even thinking that there's no way I'll ever even see it, much less be able to get it. I tell him he should dust up there, but he's rather uninclined and since I can't actually see the dust so high . . .

    Aw, Tweety. Mope for a while and then feel better, OK? {{{Tweety}}} It's sure never easy, is it?

    Sarah--awesome. Seven pounds is a lot! Way to go. Don't get so skinny you blow away if bad weather hits.

    No gym this week and way too much sugar. But, I did organize my cd's (you probably don't remember that was one of my goals way back on the older thread) and that's something, I guess And my house is getting cleaner one room at a time--that's definitely good for my mental health.
  12. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from hikernurse
    I'm on the short end, too--a little over five feet. My driver's license credits me with an extra inch which doesn't quite make up for the rather loosely gauged weight I have on there. I'm going to have to lose this extra before my license expires or they'll make me prove my weight by standing on the scale there
    ha ha I feel ya woman. Actually I was 4'10 1/2 " at 25 y.o. so I could be less than even that. As to what I put down for the WT? (schnork... again, laughing thru my nose...)

    Quote from hikernurse
    But my husband is 14 inches taller than I am and he puts stuff up high all the time without even thinking that there's no way I'll ever even see it, much less be able to get it. I tell him he should dust up there, but he's rather uninclined and since I can't actually see the dust so high . . .
    Yes, an advantage to being short AND living alone! is not being able to see the dust on top of the fridge ...

    Quote from hikernurse
    ... But, I did organize my cd's (you probably don't remember that was one of my goals way back on the older thread)...

    HA HA - I don't remember that - but - you are cute ...

    BTW I was up on my skates again today, did a lot better, one more time in the house and I will go outside with them. I dream of being able to skate on them to my counseling appt someday soon - my counselor is always trying to get me to exercise and get those endorphins going. But maybe not, if he sees me on skates and in my "gear" I bet he'll be on the phone to the white coats, HA HA HA!
  13. by   ertravelrn
    When you short people talk about not seeing the dust, etc...I quit feeling sorry for ya......I see everything and therefore must clean everything......lol
    My daughter, besides being 5" even, looks 13. She is really 24 and has two kids and I know what people are thinking when they see her out with her kids.........again lmao.
    Zoe I think we should get to see a pic of you on skates.
    Sarah......did you get the tornadoes? My Dad and I watched the one in Oklahoma yesterday, then my sister came home and yelled at me for not throwing my daddy in the closet or bathtub.........the image of me wrestling daddy cracks me up.
    I finally got ahold of my best friend ever, and she and I met last night. It was wonderful......she and I will go months without seeing each other and when we connect it is like no time has passed. We have been friends our entire lives.....which is a long time......Speaking with her has helped me get out of my funk and motivate me to do better.
    I hope everyone has a wonderful day, I am headed for a nap.......work tonight........a little worried about what the temp at work will be, but will hold my head up and stand my ground...I know I did what was right.
    Thank you guys for your support.

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