Getting ready for my last Hood to Coast ghost leg
I am LITERALLY more proud of this than I am of my entire nursing degree.
week 2 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 90 minutes per week" earned 1/20/2016
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Finished my BScN! Passed NCLEX! Got a job - Woo Hoo!! So many achievements in the last 4 years... Wait, what's all this extra weight kicking around here?
I'm a Registered nurse and I work in a mixed hospital unit: acute stroke, medical and rehab. I work with people who are, very often, paying the price for poor lifestyle choices. Many of my patients are obese, abuse drugs or alcohol, smoke, eat poorly and don't exercise.
There are many other factors involved in health and illness, so please don't think I'm blaming the victims here. Genetics, environmental factors, injuries and bad luck can all play a part.
However, in a unit like mine, it's easy to draw straight lines between bad choices and some very, very, very unpleasant and life-changing health problems. I don't want to be a patient in my unit. Not ever! I will do whatever it takes to avoid that, and if I ever DO end up there, I want to be in the best possible health so I can achieve a meaningful recovery!
Goal weight: 148. I know it's an oddly specific number. It just is.
Coronary care 1 and 2 -
Stroke specialist certification -
Crisis assessment and intervention certification - Goal met! Oct 2015
RN job - goal met! April 2015
NCLEX-RN February 25th. My only goal - Pass!!! - Goal met! Feb 2016 - Registered Nurse March 2016
Graduate nursing school with Honours - Goal met - Sept 2015
Full marathon -
Half marathon - Goal met! 2011
10 mile race - Goal met! 2010
10k race - Goal met - 1:04 - 2010
5k race - Goal met - 30.0 - 2009
30 minutes of exercise (min) 5 days a week.
Eat within range.
I am the mother of two LOVELY children, recently graduated from Nursing at Trent University, Registered Nurse, researcher, and respite worker. Too busy to exercise? We'll see about that!
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94 days ago
Hi Kirsten, thanks for your contribution to the Vitamin C blog! I saw something like Emergen-C there and did hesitate over that, because I have in my head the advice (alternative health - who was that doctor, dead now, who pioneered the use of Vitamin C ..... I've forgotten his name) - that Vitamin C can be used 'to bowel tolerance' to really tackle things that are compromising the immune system. So these supplements that have, like 20mg of Vit C are virtually useless! I will go and check out Emergen-C again - and if I can afford it, get some of that after I've finished the current supplements I've got.
95 days ago
Just stopping by to wish my fellow teammate success during BLC32!
97 days ago
Tag! You're it for ST!
99 days ago
Hi! TAG your it for ST TAG!
101 days ago