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1/28/12 6:34 A

I worked as a nurse some years ago in a nursing home and I didn't have a pedometer on, but I'd say I worked several miles each shift up and down the two wings I worked on. Sure is important to NOT eat a lot of snack junk food. I have Metabolic Syndrome/Insulin Resistance and I know I have to stay away from sugars/starches. "HOW WE GET FAT AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT" by Gary Taubes is so true.

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1/28/12 4:12 A

Great post, I am a nurse as well. I have let shift work, sore feet, etc put a damper on my food and exercise routines enough. I had a small "a ha" moment earlier this week that I need to be losing weight not only because I want to look better but I just need to be plain healthier. I'm not getting any younger, and I don't want to end up on the other side of healthcare, or taking meds for bp, cholesterol, and so on.

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1/21/12 5:51 A

Hey emoticon to all you nurses out there who have been keeping it together for the patients the doctors and the institutions for years; what do you say isn't it about time we make it happen for ourselves... put in the extra hours, the precision, the caring, research and expertise to make ourselves healthier and happier and more fit so that we can retire with our engines revved and ready to go for ourselves. emoticon

Edited by: GRAMMYGWEN at: 1/21/2012 (05:53)

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