Healthier Living Thread Part IV - page 78

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  1. by   Tweety
    I did manage to go to the gym yesterday. I'm starting back to yoga and bought a 10-class pass to make myself go. I'm sure the class tonight is going to be very difficult, it's Power Yoga, which is 1.5 hours of tortuous hell. What was I thinking? And me not having been in a class in almost a year.
  2. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Tweety
    I did manage to go to the gym yesterday. I'm starting back to yoga and bought a 10-class pass to make myself go. I'm sure the class tonight is going to be very difficult, it's Power Yoga, which is 1.5 hours of tortuous hell. What was I thinking? And me not having been in a class in almost a year.
    1.5 HRS? I thought yoga was supposed to be relaxing??

    Tweety, good for you!

    I didn't lose even a lb this week but I am still at it. I guess I have to put more effort in!
  3. by   hikernurse
    Quote from zoeboboey
    GIT ER DONE!

    We should start a Fat March and meet in the middle, think we could get anyone to sponsor us?

    Well, I can't really sponsor this, but count me in on the march

    And no, the birthday cake was not for me, thank goodness, LOL. I'm finding my birthdays are coming closer and closer together as it is .

    Hey Muffie et Tweety! You guys inspire me.

    I wish they had a yoga or pilates class for out of shape fluffies who were new to the activity. I just don't want to take classes with those who look like they don't need it, LOL.
  4. by   muffie
    1.5 hr yoga, wowee

    hi hiker
  5. by   Tweety
    I survived the class. Zoe, it is relaxing towards the end when you're in "corpse pose" but intense otherwise. I amost fell asleep, I was so corpse like at the end. It actually went reasonably well. My wrists and shoulders were quite weak, and I couldn't do many of the poses fully, but it's a start. I was the only guy in there which is unusual. The instructor was a guy though. Hiker, I know what you mean, evenone in the class was in shape and bone thin.
  6. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Tweety
    I survived the class. Zoe, it is relaxing towards the end when you're in "corpse pose" but intense otherwise. I amost fell asleep, I was so corpse like at the end. It actually went reasonably well. My wrists and shoulders were quite weak, and I couldn't do many of the poses fully, but it's a start. I was the only guy in there which is unusual. The instructor was a guy though. Hiker, I know what you mean, evenone in the class was in shape and bone thin.
    "Corpse" position, I can only imagine lol... That would be me for REAL!
  7. by   sddlnscp
    Hi guys! Oh my gosh, it has been soooooooooo long since I've been here. I'm sorry about the long absence, life has been insane and the computer has been on the bottom of my "to do" list. Sorry sorry.

    I have resigned myself to realizing that I will never get caught back up so I'm not gonna try, I'll just start again fresh.

    Well, let's see, for the past couple of months I have been in Patho and we have our final in that class next Tuesday. I just started my RN year Med/Surg on Saturday and am ready to jump head-long into that one with great excitement and anticipation! They required us to do IV check-offs again as a refresher and I passed that first try, so that was a real triumph for me (especially given that I work in a non-medical setting for now and haven't attempted an IV since clinicals last year). WooHoo! Over the summer I also managed to get myself elected President of our school's SNA, so that is exciting!

    Ok, on the health note, I have actually been doing really good. I hope I don't fall off the wagon with the stress of full-blown nursing classes again, but I really feel teriffic right now so I'm hoping that will keep me motivated. I've been walking anywhere from 2-5 miles every day and I have lost 3 pant sizes since I was last on here, so I am feeling incredible! One more size loss and I will be where I was at in high school, which is still a little overweight, but nowhere near where I was and then I can work from there. It felt so good to put on my scrubs from last year and they were actually loose - WooHoo!!! I have actually scrapped the low-carb diet and I am eating pretty much what I want, but keeping it healthy. That paired with the exercise seems to be working better for me than anything else has - yeay!

    Hope everything is well with all of you, I'll try to do better about keeping up, but with the RN year getting ready to hit me full-swing, I guarantee nothing. I have missed you all soooooooooooooo much though!

    Have a fabulous day everybody!
  8. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from sddlnscp
    Have a fabulous day everybody!
    Hi sweetie, I have asked if people have heard from you every now and then and have missed you, and of course worried a bit, but I did figure school and work were keeping you busy. GLAD YOU ARE VISITING!

    I have not been very good since I last "saw" you but doing well the last couple weeks, I've lost like 3 1/2 lb in 2 weeks, I guess that is ok. I want to do better tho.

    My son just finished basic training in the army and is doing advanced training in GA for 9 mos. He says I will see him at Christmas. LONG TIME ... sigh...

    Work is fine, got a promotion and more $ and hours, not sure I like working more hours tho (time really IS money..>)

    love to ya

    xo
  9. by   sddlnscp
    Love to ya too Zoe & sooooooo sorry for making you worry. It really has been crazy!

    Wow, I'll bet you are so proud of your son, that is wonderful, even if it is hard. I am proud!

    Sounds like you are back on track with the weight loss, so yeay!!! You can do it!!!

    Talk to y'all soon!
  10. by   hikernurse
    Quote from zoeboboey
    My son just finished basic training in the army and is doing advanced training in GA for 9 mos. He says I will see him at Christmas. LONG TIME ... sigh...
    {{{{{{{{{{{{{{Zoe}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

    Sarah--so good to hear from you again! I tried pm-ing you, but your mail box was full...I guess you have lots of friends .

    Sounds like school is going great. Do you graduate next spring? I've got to say, I don't miss school at all. I keep in touch with a lot of my classmates and get together fairly frequently, and I love learning, but NOPE, don't miss school at all, LOL. You're doing so well, though. Great work on the IV's. I'll have to get some pointers from you . . .
  11. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from hikernurse
    {{{{{{{{{{{{{{Zoe}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

    Sarah--so good to hear from you again! I tried pm-ing you, but your mail box was full...I guess you have lots of friends .

    Sounds like school is going great. Do you graduate next spring? I've got to say, I don't miss school at all. I keep in touch with a lot of my classmates and get together fairly frequently, and I love learning, but NOPE, don't miss school at all, LOL. You're doing so well, though. Great work on the IV's. I'll have to get some pointers from you . . .
    {{{{{{{{{{{{{Hiker}}}} thank you hon- it's nice to see you!
  12. by   sddlnscp
    Quote from hikernurse
    {{{{{{{{{{{{{{Zoe}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

    Sarah--so good to hear from you again! I tried pm-ing you, but your mail box was full...I guess you have lots of friends .

    Sounds like school is going great. Do you graduate next spring? I've got to say, I don't miss school at all. I keep in touch with a lot of my classmates and get together fairly frequently, and I love learning, but NOPE, don't miss school at all, LOL. You're doing so well, though. Great work on the IV's. I'll have to get some pointers from you . . .
    Hi Hiker!!! So sorry about that - I hadn't cleared it out either. Oops. My bad totally, sorry. Thanks so much for thinking of me though, I appreciate it!!! I'll try to behave and not disappear any more, or at least warn everybody if I do. You never know with life as chaotic as it is, but I promise to try.

    I will graduate August of 2008, so it's a long way away, but I am working toward it. It's less than a year now, so that's a big yeay for us! Thanks - I doubt you would want IV pointers from me, I still feel like an IV idiot, but apparently I am getting the basic idea, LOL! I stopped by the college yesterday to do practice on changing a central line dressing and the teacher asked me if I wanted to check-off when I walked in the door. I told her I hadn't practiced yet and she said, well try it anyway, you can always do it again later if you need to practice. Ok, I thought, she's right, so I gave it a shot and, you know what, I passed - WooHoo!!! One more thing down, whew!

    Well, I almost didn't walk yesterday, it was cold and I was feeling sluggish, but luckily my friend stopped by the house and dragged me out of it, so I did get in my 30 minutes and felt much better for it.

    Have a great day y'all!!!
  13. by   Tweety
    sddlnscp, so good to hear from you and glad that you're doing well! Best wishes in all that you do.

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