Healthier Living Thread Part V - page 41

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  1. by   FireStarterRN
    Quote from hikernurse
    Way to go . That's quite an accomplishment.
    Hey thanks! I think giving up beer and wine made a big difference.

    I've read getting enough sleep also helps with weight loss. I read that sleep deprivation is associated with poor eating habits and weight gain.
  2. by   hikernurse
    Quote from jlsRN
    Hey thanks! I think giving up beer and wine made a big difference.

    I've read getting enough sleep also helps with weight loss. I read that sleep deprivation is associated with poor eating habits and weight gain.
    Me, too. I find that my most out of control eating is when I'm tired. I've been working nocs, so that is most of the time. I don't realize what I'm putting into my mouth, I think on some level I'm trying to pump enough sugar into me to stay awake.

    I think hormones (cortison, insulin, etc.) also get really messed up at night.
  3. by   Liddle Noodnik
    I've been shopping for an elliptical type exercise machine but don't want to spend a huge amt of money, any suggestions?

    A motorized treadmill would be too noisy for the people beneath me, trust me you can hear everything thru those floors!!
  4. by   Tweety
    I was skinnier when I worked nights. Go figure. I think I've read that stress messes with the hormones that can help with weight gain.

    I've been to the gym twice this week so far and eating relatively good. I'm having brown rice and beans with veggies for supper tonight.
  5. by   hikernurse
    Zoe, I've looked at elliptical machines, too--at least on-line. It looks like it's hard to find a cheap one that's good. Not impossible, probably. How much are you looking at spending? I want to get one for our basement, but they are running more than I'd like to spend. I could bite the bullet and work an extra each week for the summer, I guess...But then I'd be too tired to exercise .

    Tweety, are you a night owl? I gain on nights, but I know I eat more junk than I do during day shifts. I'm definitely a lark (that sounds pleasant, yes ?) and my body wasn't designed to eat at night. Unfortunately, on the noc shift, I do .

    Brown rice and beans sound good. My kids much prefer the brown to white rice. They won't even eat the white kind--although they have nothing against white sugar...sigh.
  6. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Tweety
    I was skinnier when I worked nights. Go figure. I think I've read that stress messes with the hormones that can help with weight gain.

    I've been to the gym twice this week so far and eating relatively good. I'm having brown rice and beans with veggies for supper tonight.
    ((((((((( Tweety ))))))))))

    Quote from hikernurse
    they are running more than I'd like to spend. I could bite the bullet and work an extra each week for the summer, I guess...But then I'd be too tired to exercise
    Buying one is cheaper than a gym membership, I keep telling myself. I guess if I want to get a decent one I have to spend about $300. used but I dunno. I HAVE the $ thanks to my taxes coming back! But I also need new glasses and want to pay for a class at the Univ., and wanted to put some aside since my car is getting OLDT!! Poor thing...

    Bottom line is I'm afraid to spend $ on something that could potentially become a clothes rack... :*( (that asterisk is a teardrop)
  7. by   hikernurse
    Quote from zoeboboey
    ((((((((( Tweety ))))))))))



    Buying one is cheaper than a gym membership, I keep telling myself. I guess if I want to get a decent one I have to spend about $300. used but I dunno. I HAVE the $ thanks to my taxes coming back! But I also need new glasses and want to pay for a class at the Univ., and wanted to put some aside since my car is getting OLDT!! Poor thing...

    Bottom line is I'm afraid to spend $ on something that could potentially become a clothes rack... :*( (that asterisk is a teardrop)
    {{{{Zoe}}}}

    Doesn't everything just fall apart at once? Do you like using the elliptical at the gym? I can understand your worry about it becoming a clothes rack--maybe it feels like it has the potential to be another sign of failure. I'm sooooo not saying you're failing in any areas, that's just how I feel--for me, personally.

    Here's how I approach my gym membership. I take the cost of a year's membership, then each time I go I subtract the cost of a day's entrance fee (fortunately the fee to work out for a day is fairly high, while the cost of a year is fairly low) and try to see how fast I can come out ahead. That takes the focus off of exercising and turns it into a "Ha, I'm kind of stiffing the gym" thing. Very mature, I know . But, maybe something like that would work for you?
  8. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from hikernurse
    maybe it feels like it has the potential to be another sign of failure....

    I take the cost of a year's membership, then each time I go I subtract the cost of a day's entrance fee (fortunately the fee to work out for a day is fairly high, while the cost of a year is fairly low) and try to see how fast I can come out ahead. That takes the focus off of exercising and turns it into a "Ha, I'm kind of stiffing the gym" thing. Very mature, I know .
    Yes, that's exactly it = I get more and more reluctant to "start over" because I am sick and tired of failing and gettig fatter every time...

    You made me chuckle out loud about stiffing the gym, hee hee...
  9. by   Tweety
    Nothing much to say. w00t!
  10. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Tweety
    Nothing much to say. w00t!
    Hey Tweety

    I am planning to go to another workout equip store tomorrow after work. I went to a place last week that sells used sports equipment (all kinds) and didn't find what I wanted. Still really want an elliptical type thing... will see.

    Have a good one - and everybody else too! xo
  11. by   Spidey's mom
    Hi Zoe - we bought a treadmill a couple of years ago when my husband was diagnosed with metabolic syndrome. He has used it once. I used it quite a bit at first but now maybe once every couple of months I use it. Dust is covering it - not clothes.

    Finding an elliptical machine that will last is hard. Or any exercise gear except that made for gyms for that matter.

    My gym membership was free through our hospital and I paid $35 a month until I added my son and now it is $50. We work out together.

    I love the elliptical machine. It is easy on my joints and I go 4.5 miles usually. Or 45 to 60 minutes. I have a People Magazine handy to read while I'm up there. And don't lean on the handles . . .that is bad form. (I used to work for a physical therapist).

    I'm back on Atkins . . . I've gained that 10 pounds I lost back over the winter . . . . I'm stuffing my face for some reason. . . . Lack of discipline

    My daughter has lost weight on her vegan diet . . .I'm a bit worried though as she is too skinny now and of course as a nurse I wonder about anorexia/bulemia . . . . . plus I've caught her smoking . . . .

    steph
  12. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from stevielynn
    Hi Zoe - we bought a treadmill a couple of years ago when my husband was diagnosed with metabolic syndrome. He has used it once. I used it quite a bit at first but now maybe once every couple of months I use it. Dust is covering it - not clothes.

    Finding an elliptical machine that will last is hard. Or any exercise gear except that made for gyms for that matter.

    My gym membership was free through our hospital and I paid $35 a month until I added my son and now it is $50. We work out together.

    I love the elliptical machine. It is easy on my joints and I go 4.5 miles usually. Or 45 to 60 minutes. I have a People Magazine handy to read while I'm up there. And don't lean on the handles . . .that is bad form. (I used to work for a physical therapist).

    I'm back on Atkins . . . I've gained that 10 pounds I lost back over the winter . . . . I'm stuffing my face for some reason. . . . Lack of discipline

    My daughter has lost weight on her vegan diet . . .I'm a bit worried though as she is too skinny now and of course as a nurse I wonder about anorexia/bulemia . . . . . plus I've caught her smoking . . . .

    steph
    So is your elliptical at home or at the gym?

    I saw a STELLAR elliptical today for --- $1700.

    Sigh. Don't think so.

    I am stuffing my face too, at night. Put back on my wt since Christmas (yep 10 lb) and I think a couple more since. TICKS me off that I know going off the wagon means it is so much harder to get back on - but - I go off it anyway...

    Tx Steph!
  13. by   Spidey's mom
    The treadmill is at home - the elliptical is at the gym.

    steph

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