Healthier Living Support Thread: PART TWO! - page 76

Ok folks, time has come to Start anew.......over 1000 posts means LOTS of bandwidth use here at So I have been asked to remedy the situation..... Anyhow, I have enjoyed so much... Read More

  1. by   wonka
    Glad that folks enjoyed the article!

    My latest fitness venture is to find a new way to exercise at home...I'm exploring DVDs and the like. If anyone has any ideas, please share!
  2. by   Tweety
    Good luck with the home fitness Wonka.

    I finished the last of the Cheezits yesterday. My bad. But I did go to the gym and do weights and aerobics, so not all bad.
  3. by   Tweety
    Today's a new day. Yesterday we had pizza for a customer service award and candy for Easter. Yuk..........
  4. by   sddlnscp
    I know what you mean Tweety - I am being bombarded by Easter candy and birthday cakes (daughter's first birthday was the 15th)! I did eat some birthday cake, but then I went for a big, long walk, so hopefully that helped equal it out a little bit.

    Today I have been drinking tons of water! I am trying to eat smaller meals throughout the day and it is actually making me feel pretty good - yeay!
  5. by   Tweety
    Good job Sarah!

    I was real bad this weekend with the donuts and cupcakes at work for Easter.

    I'm back on track today! I had a lot of salmon in my fridge when I went veg and am not unvegging my diet to eat them, but it's healthy omega 3's!
  6. by   shel_wny
    Hi everyone! I'm encouraged to see this thread is still here from before I took a break from Allnurses stuff. As a full-time student who works full-time I've definitely gotten into the habit of eating poorly. As of today I am 7 days caffeine-free which is a huge thing for me. I was up to 4-5 diet sodas a day which is scary to me as I can't pronounce most of what is in them! This morning was the first time I didn't wake up with a dull headache in the middle of my brain since I quit. Yay!
    Now it's time to start shaping up the diet. I've found a really awesome tool - a website called at You can track every single thing that you put into your mouth there and it even tracks vitamins which I find especially awesome. It's a free and very simple program and it's really started to help me figure out what exactly is going into my mouth. There's also a place to journal and log your weight loss and goals. Very neat!
    After the diet is shaped up I plan to start hitting the gym again. I've kept my membership because it's affordable at the student rate and I'm about to graduate. I'm rather ashamed to say that I haven't gone at all this semester but I still shell out the $27 per month for membership. Ohhhh well. Time to patch things up!
    Do any of you have a recommendation for a good pilates video? The gym pilates class is painfully crowded and I need something to do in the privacy of my own home. Thanks!

  7. by   SWRN84
    Hey Shel.....I use, too. Last year I started tracking everything I ate, etc....I really liked seeing how it broke down my diet.......I was shocked to see how many carbs I actually WAS eating in a day!
    Sorry I don't have any suggestions for Pilates videos. I've never done Pilates. I do work out at home, though. We have a bowflex, and I work out with The Firm those so much because they really do work for me. Hubby just bought a treadmill. I like it, but like to walk outside when the weather is nice. Last year I lost 20 really into shape. Gained 10 of it back over the past year (job changes, stress, etc, got out of the habit of exercise) now I'm back trying to get on track again. Good luck to you with kicking the caffeine habit!
  8. by   sddlnscp
    Good morning everybody! Thanks for the website Shel, I haven't heard of that, but I'm going to go check it out - maybe that would help me keep on track. I'm sorry, I don't know of any good pilates videos, but if you find one, would you let me know? I am interested too, but wouldn't know where to start to find a good one.

    Tweety - I think adding fish in with your veggie goals is a great thing! I wish I could eat fish - I am allergic (both shell and non-shell) - drat!

    SWRN84, I love the nice outside walks as well. There's nothing like breathing in all that warm, fresh air on a beautiful day while you briskly walk down a dirt road - at least out here, that's for sure!
  9. by   shel_wny
    Thanks for the response everyone. Still haven't found a good pilates DVD yet, but haven't done much looking besides asking on here. I'm finding that jasmine green tea with 1 tsp of honey really helps take the edge off my hunger at night. Resisting the urge to eat Easter chocolate candies is tough!
  10. by   sddlnscp
    Shel, that sounds good - I might have to try that tea. I've done really good all week, but then we had pizza last night - oops - too much pizza. Oh well, at least I stuck with it most of the week, so that was good. My biggest probelm is eating at night - I want to eat everything before bedtime. Gotta quit that. Hmm. I think I stress-eat at night because that's when I usually do all my homework, take online quizzes, etc.

    Have a great weekend/week/weekend everybody!! I am going to be gone all of next week for a conference, so I will be absent from the forum. I'll be back in May though - so have fun! Cyber-see y'all soon!
  11. by   Tweety
    Shel, you gave up caffeine while work fulltime and going to school full time??
    I've found I'm on a caffeine upswing, meaning I'm drinking more that usual. I do that sometimes, and I have to back off.

    I have used in the past and it's a nice free site with good information.
  12. by   Tweety
    I did good and went to the gym yesterday. But ate a big plate full of Thai noodles and rice, followed by a little bit of icecream. Very unbalanced.

    Today I'm going to yoga.
  13. by   Tweety
    Finished up the ice cream - it was Organic Ben & Jerry's. Very good.

    I hope to eat better. Yesterday was yoga and today is gym - weights and 40 minutes of aerobics.