Healthier Living Thread Part V - page 66

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  1. by   greenergrass
    Quote from Mave RN
    I think it starts now. WOOT!!!!!!!!!!!
    Welcome Proud Mave!!!

    Sounds like you're off to a wonderful start.

    You are wrapped in well wishes & happy thoughts!

    Kim
  2. by   mercyteapot
    I'm still plugging away, eating right and exercising, but I've hit a positively maddening plateau in my weight loss progress. I weigh myself at 24 Hour Fitness and let me just say that if that scale turns up mysteriously flung into 100 different pieces, it will be because I've given in to my desire to beat it down with a bar bell!
  3. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from greenergrass
    O.k., NOW it's Friday...isn't it?

    Sorry! I work 3 days a week...get confused sometimes! It's the Alzheimer's!

    Hope you're feeling better after the chest pain thing!!! Yikes! That's scary!

    I'm glad you went & got checked out. Good thinking...

    Hope everyone has a great weekend!
    No honey actually it is Thursday lol...
    Thanks - I am going to my regular dr tomorrow afternoon. I have to get cleared from the incident I had last week so I can have my colonoscopy (oh joy). I am still feeling a little punk. GI stuff really but still occas. chest pains and the more I focus on them the more they radiate where they shouldn't. I think I am just paranoid. It is better anyway. Maybe it is just nerves from starting nursing again! (well I don't ACTUALLY start til the 29th but ... shall we say "impending" lol).

    Quote from Mave RN
    I hope you guys don't mind my jumping in here.

    My name is Mave and I have been an RN since April. However, I have been overweight my entire life. I think the only time I was "normal" was when I was born, and even then I was abnormal: I weighed only 5lbs. *lol*

    For the past couple of weeks, I have made a decision I should have made many years ago. I have started to eat a lot more healthy, and I've been feeling good about it. It's all so psychological to me. I have to post a daily "Surrender Statement" to remind myself that not eating cookies will not be the end of my life. *lol* It's extremely difficult, but I'm getting through and I'm determined to get through it for the rest of my life. It's been too long since I have actually felt good and proud about myself. So, I think it starts now. WOOT!!!!!!!!!!!
    HiMave, oh please do jump in, the more the merrier!

    I have been hanging out on this thread for probably a couple years and I have gone from 170 at some point to now 150 (as of this morning), I think having awareness and support has really helped. I am still not as active as I could be (I was ill the last couple weeks). I do feel better and I sure do like not being able to wear the bigger clothes!

    Yes, value yourself! ((((((((Mave )))))))))) I remember reading your postings some time ago and I really enjoyed hanging out w/ you!


    Quote from mercyteapot
    I'm still plugging away, eating right and exercising, but I've hit a positively maddening plateau in my weight loss progress. I weigh myself at 24 Hour Fitness and let me just say that if that scale turns up mysteriously flung into 100 different pieces, it will be because I've given in to my desire to beat it down with a bar bell!
    Mercy it's good to see you!

    Ah the far flung scale - lol... I so can relate

    xo
  4. by   cwazycwissyRN
    I have not been here in allnurses much in the last few years. I have missed so much. the place has changed alot. I have really enjoyed reading threads and trying to catch up a little. This thread really caught my eye. My interest in living healthier has expanded so much in the last year. Kinda like waking up and thinking what on earth have I been doing to my self. drat part V, I really have missed alot. Looking forward to chatting with you all.
  5. by   greenergrass
    Quote from mercyteapot
    I'm still plugging away, eating right and exercising, but I've hit a positively maddening plateau in my weight loss progress. I weigh myself at 24 Hour Fitness and let me just say that if that scale turns up mysteriously flung into 100 different pieces, it will be because I've given in to my desire to beat it down with a bar bell!
    Mercy -

    How often do you eat? I ask because there's a ton of research on eating as fuel - keeping the metabolic furnace fueled.

    Most nutritionists are now recommending 5-6 small meals spread no further than 3-4 hours apart. (of course, still within the allotted caloric limit)

    Kim
  6. by   Tweety
    Hi Mave!!! Welcome to the support thread!

    Chrissy! So nice to see you back! Let us know how you're doing.

    Mercy, hang in there!

    I'm in a funk, not sleeping well. I think work stress with the new manager is getting to me. My BP was 140/90 the other day, so I need to jump start all the good things I know will keep it down. Doc says I'm not consistently high, so no big deal for now, we're still watching. I'm going to get back to my meditation practice and committ myself to 5 minutes daily. Surely I can do that.
  7. by   cwazycwissyRN
    :flowersfo Hi tweety, it is so nice to see you and so many others that are still here. Having trouble getting who is who, but you are still the same wonderful tweety! This thread is so motivating. I have been reading and absorbing the energy and support, that you all have been sharing with each other. I have been setting goals for many things, but my follow through seems to be so inconsistent. I have purchased some yoga books, read them, now am trying to build a routine that I will stick to and benifit from. Weight loss, excercise, meditation, eating habits....well ...I am on board with all of you! I figure even if it is a two min. meditation when I am walking down the stairwell, it is good. Here is a big stress relief coming at you...big hug....go get em tweety.
  8. by   Tweety
    Thanks Chrissy, I need all the motivation I can get! Good luck to you. Two minutes is better than zero minutes. Start with little changes and build up, maybe we can build some consistency that way.
  9. by   RN1982
    I made it to the gym it has been a long time...I mean a really really long time. I just did the treadmill for about 30 minutes.
  10. by   Tweety
    Nice going Michigan!!! That you haven't been for a while prior is yesterday's news.

    My funk is starting to lift a little bit. I'm packing my gym clothes to go after work, and I hope to go Tues. Weds. and Thurs. this week.
  11. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Good to hear how everyone is doing! YAYY

    I had a couple of "cheat on my diet" days but I am back on the wagon. Boy did I feel horrid. Sugar is the enemy!!!
  12. by   RN1982
    I don't think it would really be bad to have a "cheat" day. At least it would keep one from going crazy.
  13. by   MMARN
    Quote from Michigan RN
    I don't think it would really be bad to have a "cheat" day. At least it would keep one from going crazy.
    I agree, otherwise, I'd go insane and really would give up... However, it scares me to have them available to me because my self-control is still a little wobbly. I'm trying, though, it's just so horribly hard. *sigh*

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