Healthier Living Thread Part V - page 18

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  1. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from sddlnscp
    ...I broke into the redhots and managed to eat a handfull of them before I even realized what I was doing.... Well y'all, I am pumped, I have my ER clinical rotation this Sunday, so send positive vibes my way!!!
    I have done that before, wanting to avoid sugar (it really messes w/ my system not to mention the wt gain and bloating and general crabbiness...) - but found a mouthful of something in my mouth - I have actually been able to spit out whatever it was sometimes! ha ha - anyway -

    Enjoy your ER rotation, I have a feeling you are going to love it what with your thirst for learning and all!

    I wt today at the same - two weeks in a row now - so - stepping up the exer. -- did some today and have plans w/ some other people tomorrow to walk "briskly" (will have to because it will be in the 30's!!!)
  2. by   BBFRN
    Quote from nightmare
    Just got my Hba1c back and it is 6.9%(it was 7.9% when I was diagnosed) My cholesterol is 4.5 and I have lost 30 pounds since July
    Wow- that is great!!! Congrats to you on your hard work!
  3. by   BBFRN
    I lost another pound this week (total= 14 pounds since the last week in Sept.). I could've lost another pound if I had been better at lunch time. I'm OK with a pound, though.

    Have a great weekend all!
  4. by   Tweety
    Quote from udo
    Hi all,

    Reading about stressed out nurses and other health care professionals really saddens me, but I am surprised to see so much about dieting going on. It is almost going to put more stress on you....
    I practice something called Vipassana Meditation and it really helps me staying balanced. Good luck....
    Udo

    I wonder which is worse the stress of dieting or being obese. Sometimes I think the stress of yo yo dieting is worse. But if we can diet and keep it off, then that is good stress.

    Meditation has helped me in the past and I should give it a try.

    Note your post was edited because administration thought it bordered on advertising, since you're not an established member.
  5. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Baptized_By_Fire
    I lost another pound this week (total= 14 pounds since the last week in Sept.). I could've lost another pound if I had been better at lunch time. I'm OK with a pound, though.

    Have a great weekend all!
    Hey BBF - I am so psyched for you!
  6. by   BBFRN
    Awww...Thanks, Zoe! You're so sweet!
  7. by   jb2u
    Hey guys!! I didn't forget about everyone. It has been a buuuussssy week. My son had his first karate tournament Saturday; so, I was busy preparing for that.

    Anyway, my Friday weigh in was no loss!!

    Last week: 219 lbs.
    This week: 219 lbs.

    I switched to Tae-Bo. The running, although fun, is taking a beating on my ankles!!! I use to do the basic Tae-Bo, but I had the "Boot Camp" series dvds, so I gave those a try. I love the kicking and punching, but the "Boot Camp" dvd's have more push ups and sit ups and my word am I sore!!!! I can run for an hour no problem. But ask for some push ups and sit ups and it KILLS me. At least I am sooo sore all over that I have forgot about the ankles!!!

    I hope everyone else had a great weekend. Keep up the good work!!!

    Jay
  8. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from jb2u
    I switched to Tae-Bo. The running, although fun, is taking a beating on my ankles!!! I use to do the basic Tae-Bo, but I had the "Boot Camp" series dvds, so I gave those a try.
    I hadn't heard of the boot camp ones, I have the regular ones - those are hard enough!
  9. by   sddlnscp
    Zoe, you were so right! I was absolutely in love with the ER! It was great, I inserted several catheters, did a bunch of IV starts, researched and pushed all sorts of different things, did rapid strep cultures, etc. Sooooooooo much learning and so wonderful! The ER staff was fantastic, they worked great together and it was awesome for me to see the nurses really chip in and pull together on the critical cases to get everything done so quickly and have the patient stable and ready to go to ICU. Wow! I was amazed and loving it - I wish we had more clinicals there!!!

    Hi everybody!

    I have managed to be good still, exercising like crazy, only did 20 minutes last night, but figured I got in quite a bit with the clinical, so I hope it evened out. I had subway for lunch yesterday and home-made green chili for dinner. Today I was craving french-fries, my friend and I went to lunch, so I ordered cottage cheese and fruit with french fries on the side and we split the fries, that way I got some, but without way too many calories! WooHoo!!! Now I just need to perk back up so I can exercise when I get home.

    Have a great day y'all!
  10. by   Tweety
    Glad to hear folks are doing good!

    I'm taking a break for the holiday and will rejoin you on Friday. My bad I know.
  11. by   sddlnscp
    On the contrary Tweety - Enjoy your break!!!!
  12. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from sddlnscp
    Zoe, you were so right! I was absolutely in love with the ER!... Today I was craving french-fries, my friend and I went to lunch, so I ordered cottage cheese and fruit with french fries on the side and we split the fries, that way I got some, but without way too many calories!
    Aw, I knew you would! Glad they gave you free rein! I hardly got to do anything in my rotation.

    I am proud of you re the fries - I narrowly escaped some white flour tonight!

    Quote from Tweety

    I'm taking a break for the holiday and will rejoin you on Friday. My bad I know.
    Your bad or you're bad? In either case - no you're not! Enjoy your holiday Tweety!
  13. by   Liddle Noodnik
    thought you guys might enjoy a little slice of humor



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    Here is an exercise program for those of us whose wisdom exceeds our ambition. The doctor told me "Physical exercise is good for you." I know that I should do it, but my body is out of shape, so I have worked out this easy daily program I can do anywhere. If I can do it, you can do this, too.

    Monday:
    Beat around the bush.
    Jump to conclusions.
    Climb the walls.
    Wade through paperwork.


    Tuesday:
    Drag my heels.
    Push my luck.
    Make mountains out of molehills.
    Hit the nail on the head.


    Wednesday:
    Bend over backwards.
    Jump on the bandwagon.
    Balance the books.
    Run around in circles.


    Thursday:
    Toot my own horn.
    Climb the ladder of success.
    Pull out the stops.
    Add fuel to the fire.


    Friday:
    Open a can of worms.
    Put my foot in my mouth.
    Start the ball rolling.
    Go over the edge.


    Saturday:
    Pick up the pieces.

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