Healthier Living Thread Part IV - page 55

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  1. by   ertravelrn
    Zoe........lol..no, meant quilt....can't believe I did that
    I cannot wait to start this job, everyone seems nice. DH will be working there also as a cook...
    Having a cook out tomorrow, cause will be last weekend off for awhile, going to work weekends......which is okay, no kids at home, etc.
  2. by   Tweety
    Quote from cabykay
    I look forward to updating all of you wonderful people on my success!
    Welcome! That's a very positive statement! Good luck.
  3. by   Bluehair
    Hi everyone!
    No, I'm not dead, tho I feel like it this evening! Phew what a whirlwind the last few days. We are prepping for JCAHO coming on Mon. & Tues. Admin. has their panties in a wad with last minute things - where was all this junk a month ago? Sheesh.
    Will read posts & update myself tomorrow. Doing okay - eating reasonably well, exercising fair. Not as much as I would like, but not being a couch potato either.
    Welcome cabykay!
    More tomorrow!
  4. by   hikernurse
    Quote from zoeboboey
    I'm feeling pretty good, actually, "not so fat". Not that I think I have lost any, but being active just naturally gives you some confidence and better posture and etc. Foodwise I'm still behaving compared to before - I'll probably weigh myself next week!
    YES! I think that's why I like to workout. I carry myself better and feel stronger and that really helps me keep to good food choices, too. Now, I just have to get on the ball . . . I always feel better AFTER, but not always wanting to go so much BEFORE, LOL.
  5. by   hikernurse
    Quote from zoeboboey
    3 pounds off without too much effort, yayy! And that is fairly pre-menstrual (poor Tweety misses out on this benefit)

    Just think what I could do with MORE effort, lol!

    {{{{{{{guys}}}}
    I love that time of the month (I don't keep such good track now, but I can always tell I'm a couple of days away when I find chips in my grocery cart and can't really remember putting them there, LOL) for the weight loss.
  6. by   hikernurse
    Quote from Bluehair
    No, I'm not dead, tho I feel like it this evening! Phew what a whirlwind the last few days. We are prepping for JCAHO coming on Mon. & Tues. Admin. has their panties in a wad with last minute things - where was all this junk a month ago? Sheesh.
    I'm glad you're not dead--that pretty much defeats the purpose of a healthy living thread Does JCAHO (er the Joint Commission ) give you warning? My hospital has been holding this over our heads for months; by the time they show up, nobody is going to remember anything we were told

    Quote from ertravelrn
    Zoe........lol..no, meant quilt....can't believe I did that
    I cannot wait to start this job, everyone seems nice. DH will be working there also as a cook...
    Having a cook out tomorrow, cause will be last weekend off for awhile, going to work weekends......which is okay, no kids at home, etc.
    I don't know, memory guilt has kind of a nice ring to it--didn't we cover that in Psych? I'm glad DH got the job; sounds like an ideal situation, same hospital, but not in each other's pockets. Unless that's your thing, LOL.

    I love working weekends. That would always be my first choice. Things seem a little more relaxed at work then.

    Don't sore muscles feel productive, though? (Talking about your river floating, although, that actually sounds more relaxing than hard work . . .)


    Quote from gentle
    2 days : 20minutes pylo legs - that's all i want the knees to have.

    missed swimming lessons. ds2 was sleeping--took him home. ds1 went with dh and is now sleeping like a baby ---too cute.

    20min kick boxing today. 5 min friends pilates. I can't find my pilates dvd. I am thoroughly frustrated. I will be digging through the house tomorrow. If I don't find it, I am going a hunting on the internet tomorrow night.

    tomorrow needs to be 20minutess weights. I wish I could get to the pool tomorrow to use the kick board but, the house is a complete pit. want it clean for my guys--yeah and me too.
    What are pylo legs? Do I want some? I'm sure I've read where a clean house is pathological. I've decided not to risk it

    How do you like Pilates? I tried a [very advanced] DVD once and it was pretty grim. She swung her limbs around like there was no tomorrow. I did order a Pilates for Dummies (more my style, LOL), but I haven't dared try it yet.

    Quote from cabykay
    Hello, I just wanted to introduce myself in this thread because it seems like you guys have a great network of support for each other. I'm a nursing student, overweight (6'0 & 195 lbs), a smoker AND drinker. I think that my one saving grace is that I'm a vegetarian and have been for 17 years. I KNOW that if I wasn't then I'd be obese. My goals for the future are to lose weight, stop smoking, eat healthier and to hopefully slow down on the drinking to become at least a 'social drinker'. I look forward to updating all of you wonderful people on my success!
    Welcome, friend Good to have you on board. Nursing School isn't known for it's healthy lifestyle, unfortunately. I'm trying to work off NS, myself.

    Quote from Angie O'Plasty, RN
    We broke the diet to celebrate DS's graduation a couple of days ago. I didn't even think about dieting.

    (At the graduation I was fascinated by the guy sitting next to me, very ADD type, up and down throughout -- gave DH and me a little workout getting up and down to let him out -- munching nachos absolutely dripping with cheddar at 0900 through the graduation ceremony. Yick. Had to wonder if he didn't work nights, yanno? )

    So I tried to watch it for the next couple of days, because it usually takes 2 days for my weight to spike after I've had a non-diet meal.

    (I used to say I was "being bad," but I'm not gonna beat myself up like that anymore. It only makes me feel defeated, which in a very sly way, sabotages me and actually allows me to give up and give in, and eat way too much of what I shouldn't.)

    Anyhow, the upshot is that I haven't really gained anything overall, to my surprise.

    And another great thing happened: I found my old WW points guide so I know about how much to cut back for this next round of loss. At the time I joined WW, I was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay up there, so even though I've been yo-yo'ing back and forth, I've managed to keep 25 pounds off since that time a couple of years ago.
    Emotionally I'm in a much better place. Less frustration, less emotional eating. I'll never be that Nicey-nice person, or that Totally Cool Laid Back person that I've always wanted to be, or even that Little Miss Perfectly Efficient person *by a long shot* but I can pretty much look at myself in the mirror and be okay with who I am, what I'm doing with my life, and how I feel.
    Great, Angie. Very insightful But you didn't break your diet for the graduation--you just made choices that worked for you at that particular time :icon_hug:

    Quote from Bluehair
    Hi all!
    We're off for a little hike in the desert. It's beautiful out, no rain (finally!). Back later for a little steak on the grill.
    Sounds like a perfect day

    Quote from gentle
    Hi all,
    Finally back.
    Alot going on. Not too much has changed since I last posted. Still trying to change diet for family. DH is more involved now, which is good.

    will get back to blogging, I hope, as this helps with accountability.

    I hope everyone is well.

    all my love,
    gentle
    Good to see you :spin:

    Quote from Tweety
    Nice to see you gentle! Good luck!

    I had a nice cookout full of evil food. Loved it. The leftovers have been good as well. The gym was closed yesterday, but I did make the effort to go.
    And the beauty of it is, it still counts since you made the effort Sounds like a delicious dinner.

    Quote from sddlnscp
    Hiker - yikes, sounds like you've been busy, hope you have a chance to recoup!

    Blue - your hike sounds wonderful! I took my kiddos to the lake yesterday and let them splash about, did a little swimming too - it felt wonderful!
    No lake close by here, but the kidlets and I spent the afternoon at the pool. I've got a little one who just thinks it's the best bathtub ever

    You know, sometimes I think I like being too busy. I should probably spend some time figuring out why, though . . .
  7. by   muffie
    welcome cab

    how is my healthy living possee doing now ?

    i am still crazy wicked focused crunching and glugging

    need to get more walks in however...
  8. by   hikernurse
    Doing pretty well. Worked all day, but ate a salad and some fish for lunch
    AND I abstained from the cookie I really wanted. I told myself I could have whatever sweet I wanted, but I had to hold off for an hour--and by then I could live without it, woo hoo.

    I'm a bit behind on glugging as Muffie calls it, but I should have that made up by bedtime. (Or HS, as I like to call it )

    Quiet day on this thread, hope everyone is out having fun somewhere
  9. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Hi All

    A friend from work loaned me a DVD of the series, "Law and Order Trial by Jury" = so I spent all nite Friday nite watching it! I love stuff like that...

    And yesterday, watching for thunderstorms which were supposed to be severe (60 mph is pretty severe for here). I worked both days too. I am doing ok, not horrible, not great. (yawning) today is a church day so I took a nap after church - and we have service tonite too. It is good for me and I enjoy that!

    Next weekend they are having anniversary Sunday so I will have to be careful not to overindulge ... you know those Baptists!!

    God bless all
    z
  10. by   Bluehair
    Hi guys!
    Ugh. This picture is an accurate representation of how I feel at the moment. Have been working on a research paper all weekend. Tomorrow morning I have to go to work early for final prep so we can cheerfully great JCAHO at the door. Right.
    On a positive note, I got off my butt periodically and hit the treadmill, chalked up over an hour in divided doses yesterday, and heading there right now. Eating has been about a 50/50 success ratio. Crunchin and gluggin, but managed to glug a couple of beer's last night to get the research info out of my head for a while! Actually, it was a girl's night out which was fun!
    Sorry I haven't been here much - am REALLY hoping things are going to settle down towards the end of this week! The homework schedule is due to lighten up a bit, JCAHO will be gone, and my replacement will start orienting with me on Wed. Wooo Hooo! Until then.....
    :typing
  11. by   muffie
    kewl blue

    here's to better times this week

    jcaho schmaco

    good luck doll
  12. by   hikernurse
    Zoe, I love Law and Order It's so nice to be able to borrow/rent/buy DVDs and watch a years worth of TV without any commercials We go to church about a mile away from our house, so we get to walk. Sometimes we make it before the bells stop ringing Your baptist dinner sounds great--nothing tastes as good as a church dinner, does it?

    Your picture made me laugh, blue At least once this week is over, you can start to enjoy things a bit, eh?

    Hi Muff

    Have eaten OK today, too Other than walking to church, though, no exercise.
  13. by   muffie
    crunch glug surf

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