Healthier Living Thread Part V - page 9
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Oct 25, '07Occupation: "Exploring my options" ;) Specialty: 30 year(s) of experience in Alzheimer's, Geriatrics, Chem. Dep. ; From: US ; Joined: Apr '03; Posts: 11,245; Likes: 8,515Quote from BluehairI am so hap hap happy to see you Miz Blue!Hi all!
Good to be back!!! Just finished our long distance move.... The good news is I can now get into a yoga class, not available before. Now that the move & flood are over, no more excuses to eat out every night! Got some fish in the freezer to grill - as soon as DH assembles the grill, lol! Went for a walk last night before dinner, a new 'plan A' we are starting for the daily routine. It wasn't long enough, but it was a start.
And I'm proud of you for getting back on - er, or is it off - the wagon. Anyway, I am proud of you lol
Oct 26, '07Occupation: Nursing Faculty Specialty: 15 year(s) of experience in Trauma,ER,CCU/OHU/Nsg Ed/Nsg Research ; From: US ; Joined: May '02; Posts: 8,317; Likes: 6,285Hi everyone- I was baaad Tuesday & Wednesday. I got back on track yesterday, thank goodness. No weight loss since the 10 pound mark. I guess it's a good thing, though. At least I learned the ramifications of eating badly even 2 days of the week. I'm in it for the long haul, so I guess 2 days out of many more to come isn't that bad.
Congrats to those who are on target for the week. A big 'whoot' for you all!
Oct 26, '07Specialty: 30 year(s) of experience in Critical Care ; Joined: Oct '06; Posts: 506; Likes: 117Quote from TweetyPharmacology right now. Just finished Pathophysiology - hell to do in 7 weeks. Glad it is over.Welcome back Blue! Which class are you taking now? I'm so happy to be done. Glad you're back on plan. Moving and school are definately good reasons to give yourself a break.
I'm taking a break today myself. Just relaxing and having ramen noodles for supper. Comfort food.
Hit the scale this morning, news wasn't near as bad as I had thought. Down 3 lbs. from last week, but still up from where I was 6 months ago. Will be checking out a couple yoga centers today - one lists yoga and tai chi, might try there first. DH even expressed possible interest in tai chi. Proof that miracles do still occur!!!
Off to get the day rolling!Last edit by Bluehair on Oct 26, '07 : Reason: typo
Oct 26, '07Occupation: RN - Neonatal ICU Specialty: NICU ; Joined: Jun '05; Posts: 2,208; Likes: 37Quote from zoeboboeyha ha - makes me laugh because if she COULD take a bath - would she want to?
God love 'er. How long will she be in it? or did you say?
LOL! She's actually the contradiction to the rule on bathing, she begs for a bath every night. She's one of those kids that, the second she hears the bath water running, she is stripping, be it in the middle of the living room, the kitchen, wherever. We can never get away with a night of not giving her a bath because she tells us when it's bath time. She's a nut.
She'll be in it about 6 weeks. Could be worse, but plenty long enough to drive us insane, LOL! She's doing good though, she's doing lots of coloring (well, scribbling, but 'ya know) and I have most of her books memorized now.
Well, I was better with the food consumption yesterday, I only ate a few french-fries at lunch instead of a huge amount and skipped the cheeseburger. I had trail-mix in the evening. Not exactly health food, but waaaaay better than what I had been doing.
I went and did a nice 45 minute walk/run after class last night, so that was good, I am keeping up with the exercising for sure!
Tweety, the tuna salad sounded great, my mouth is watering now, LOL! Glad you are taking a break and enjoying the Ramen noodles, we all need those days!
Steph, I know what you mean, I get rather blue myself if I skip the exercise part. It's funny, I never thought I'd become an exercise junkie, but I am. I get lazy and don't want to do it, but I completely feel like crud if I don't, so I buck it up and go every day and I always feel better when I'm done.
Hi Blue - congrats on surviving the move! We did Patho in 7 weeks too, it was crazy, but so much fun! I loved that class! How's Pharmacology coming? What degree are you working toward? I didn't realize you were in school (I am way behind on postings, sorry, my bad).
Hi Fire - you're right, 2 days is not much in the big scheme of thing, don't sweat the small stuff! I have decided I need to jump off the wagon sometimes and then hop back on because if I tell myself I'm never gonna do that, it's like the whole plan backfires on me!
Hi everybody and anybody I may have missed!
Hope y'all are having a happy, healthy day! Back to work and studying for me!
Oct 26, '07Joined: Dec '02; Posts: 41,761; Likes: 48,082My 6 year old is the same way - and he loves a bath in the morning too. It has something to do with how cold the house is though . . a nice warm bath is good.
Off to work out - sigh . . . .getting a bit bored with the gym. Plus it is 17 miles away.
Today is the culmination of "Red Ribbon Week" here . . .anti-drug and smoking and supposedly alcohol. My 6 year old told me that he will never smoke cigs or use drugs but he "probably will drink beer like Daddy".
It was also "Walk to School" day. We almost always walk - the school is just behind our house, down a little hill and then up a little hill. The school bus dropped off the bus kids at our firehall and the k-garten teachers walked up to get them and walked back.
They have two recesses . . the kids run and run and run.
Good news . . .
Oct 26, '07Occupation: RN - Neonatal ICU Specialty: NICU ; Joined: Jun '05; Posts: 2,208; Likes: 37That's awesome Steph! I love the idea of walking the kiddos to school, that's nice. I think I would get sick of the gym routine though. Walking seems to work well for me, I get fresh air, and quiet time to myself and even though it's repetative, it's very relaxing for me.
I know what you mean with the kiddos, they aren't innocent very long. My friend has a 6 year old who thinks that beer is just awesome because his uncle drinks beer. Sigh. I'm sure my time is coming with that soon. Bigger Sigh. We shall survive this too though . . .
Oct 26, '07Joined: Dec '02; Posts: 41,761; Likes: 48,082We used to call his root beer "soda beer" but now he pretends it is just beer. I don't buy it very often.
Well, I did an hour on the elliptical machine . . 4.4 miles . . . 530 calories. That is about one candy bar. :spin:
Did you ever notice how tuna egg salad tastes better the second day? Actually, most things taste better the second day. Just finished off my bowl of tuna egg salad while letting the temporary hair dye work on my gray roots . . .
Oct 26, '07Joined: Oct '02; Posts: 60,605; Likes: 17,425BBF, I've had a bad couple of days too. I agree you have to look at the long haul, rather than two days.
Blue, I didn't think Pharm was that bad, but those drug presentations are irritating.
Oct 26, '07Occupation: "Exploring my options" ;) Specialty: 30 year(s) of experience in Alzheimer's, Geriatrics, Chem. Dep. ; From: US ; Joined: Apr '03; Posts: 11,245; Likes: 8,515Still doing well w/ my food, no wt loss this wk but it's period time again, sigh... Went for a pretty long walk on the beach w/ a friend, got winded but it was worth it! That beach is not all that far from me, 20 min at most? Not good during the summer due to tourists, but thru April or so it will be fine! it is so beautiful even in the winter.
Also bought Billy Blanks' tae bo tapes (3) at work = 1/2 price so a buck apiece. I figured that way I can do aerobics w/o annoying the neighbors downstairs w/jumping and all that. We'll see ...
Oct 26, '07Occupation: RN, Assistant Nurse Manager Specialty: 5 year(s) of experience in ICU, ER, Hemodialysis ; From: US ; Joined: Apr '05; Posts: 2,257; Likes: 499Well, I said for better or worse I will post my weight....
Last week: 224 lbs.
This week: 224 lbs.
I am not sure what happened. I think I didn't eat enough. I know I didn't over eat and I worked out harder this week than the previous weeks. I jogged on the treadmill for 2 hours 2 days, 1 1/2 hours 2 days, and 1 hour 1 day. My calorie intake was about 1000-1100/day. I am going to try to increase my intake, maybe add a healthy snack or two. I hope everyone else out there is having much success!!! Due to this set back, next week my goal is to drop 4 lbs.
Oct 26, '07Occupation: "Exploring my options" ;) Specialty: 30 year(s) of experience in Alzheimer's, Geriatrics, Chem. Dep. ; From: US ; Joined: Apr '03; Posts: 11,245; Likes: 8,515Quote from jb2ui am not sure what happened. i think i didn't eat enough.
that's probably part of my prob too jay, it's true that if you don't eat enough, your body may think it is starving (come to think of it, i may think i'm starving! ha ha!)
Oct 26, '07Occupation: RN, Assistant Nurse Manager Specialty: 5 year(s) of experience in ICU, ER, Hemodialysis ; From: US ; Joined: Apr '05; Posts: 2,257; Likes: 499Quote from zoeboboeythat's probably part of my prob too jay, it's true that if you don't eat enough, your body may think it is starving (come to think of it, i may think i'm starving! ha ha!)
i wasn't planning on it. i just wasn't that hungry. i've never been a "sweet tooth" kinda guy. i much rather have salty foods. my favorite snack is sunflower seeds in the shell!!
Oct 26, '07Quote from jb2uI AM a sugar freak. But as long as I abstain I am pretty ok.I wasn't planning on it. I just wasn't that hungry. I've never been a "sweet tooth" kinda guy. I much rather have salty foods. My favorite snack is sunflower seeds in the shell!!
I just find it hard to eat when I get up. I do eat a good bkfst but it's about 2 hrs after I get up and then I go to work. Then don't eat again til suppertime, and probably overdo it then. Not good.
I sometimes feel hungry at work but usually I just want to get everything done before I relax - and we all know that "everything done" never happens!