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November 4, 2015

We are finally back in California after my husband retired from a long career as headmaster of a private school on Maui. We've settled in a town up above Chico with pines, cedars, and a short drive to lots of hiking, kayaking, and lots of outdoor activities. It's so beautiful here! I'm an RN care manager for a medical group in Chico. Great job, great co-workers, great patients. Life is good.

April 3, 2015

I have been absent for a very long time. I entered nursing school Fall 2012 and poured all my energy into my studies. Everything took a back seat, including my health. Well, after lots of sleepless nights, long days in the hospital, and a re-gain of 30 pounds (after losing a total of 50) I am finished with school and working as a Registered Nurse.

School ended in May, I started working full time within three days, and I passed my board exam in July. When school ended, I hit the ground running and resumed my healthy lifestyle without missing a beat. I'm happy to report that I'm getting my health back, my weight is dropping again, and my fitness level is improving daily.

I want to thank this wonderful site for still being here after an absence of nearly three years! You're just like a faithful old friend and I'm very grateful.

If anyone out there remembers me, stop by and say hello!

Member Since: 5/26/2009

Fitness Minutes: 52,713

My Goals:
As I move through my 50's my goal is to ramp up my activity level, start doing more outdoor sports, and help as many people as I can in my new nursing career.

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I've been running, riding my stationary bike and doing strength training. At this point I'm re setting my goals to include core work to improve my posture. I know that when I stand up straight I look thinner.

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  • v NHES220
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. You are so right about the "realness" of it. The scale keeps me in check. In the past, I would have stopped weighing and the weight would have just kept coming back on and I would have ignored it. Not this time, I won't let it happen again. Hope the meeting at work went well!

    153 days ago
    Thank you for the spark goody!! I like running shoes!! :)
    241 days ago
  • v LDYHAZ
    Thank You for your comment and questions on my TRaining blog. When I started running just about 1 year ago. I did the couch to 5K. I now use "Map My Run". I got the VIP something and it comes with different training plans that I check off each day. I think it is like 5 dollars a month. Goes by time rather then miles. I tried one by the mile and found I was over doing it to get more miles. As the time gets longer I am getting stronger and more miles are naturally being added. My easy pace has also increased. Before this year the last time I did any running was when I was in the Army back in the 80's. I HATED it then. Now I love it! Once I get past the lung burn (at about 1/2 mile) Everything feels wonderful. If you enjoy it I hope your get back into running. My walks were just getting so long. Running cuts that time way down.
    272 days ago
  • v NUMD97
    Thanks for taking the time to comment on my blog "Getting The Dreaded "D" Diagnosis". Being a healthcare professional =raising my hand= makes it all the harder, I think. We KNOW better, and we KNOW all the reasons. I, too, "bargained" with my doctor, but now I really need to hunker down and do the deed.

    I have seen the damage with patients, and sometimes the denial that some of them exhibited was just plain brutal. Too graphic to go into details here.

    Know that I very much appreciate the support. Not sure the A1C will be down, but I know for sure that the weight will be.

    Thanks for stopping by. I hope it's a warm Tuesday where you are.

    ~ Nu
    272 days ago
  • v LDYHAZ
    Thank you for your support! We are on this journey for our health . It is so great that we are able to support each other. Who needs those doctors anyway! (we don't because we are becoming healthy! :)
    279 days ago
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