Sunday, February 03, 2013
It was a tough week at work, with a very unexpected "reorganization". Although I've only been there for a few months, This was very upsetting. Several co workers with whom I had become friendly lost their jobs. Unfortunately this has been happening all too often, and was part of the reason I chose to leave my previous job. I was looking for more stability. I've been an RN for nearly 28 years, and never could have imagined feeling insecure about my job! So, this week, I'm grateful to still have my job. I'm also grateful that I'm an RN and can likely find "a job" even if it's not the "ideal job" if need be. Finally, I'm grateful for my decision to go back to school. I'm working towards my master's degree in health administration and hopeful that this will give me an edge in what as become a very competetive and unstable workplace!
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Truth be told, I've been avoiding the scale!
In the past I've been discouraged by weekly weigh ins, especially when I'm doing everything right and the numbers barely budge or even move in the wrong direction. I decided to face my fear this morning and jump on. I wasn't expecting much since I'm just getting restarted and have only made a few small changes over the last 2 weeks, but i wanted to have a better idea of where I'm really starting from. Well, imagine my surprise to be down 6.4 lbs!!!
I've been struggling to find motivation and I know the number on the scale isn't everything, but let's face it, we all like to see a big loss! So, for today at least, I'm a happy girl!
Thursday, January 24, 2013
OK, not really, which is why I have such a hard time reaching my weight loss and fitness goals! I spend all my time and energy taking care of everyone and everything else and have no time left for me! Starting today I'm making me a priority. I know that a healthier and happier me will do an even better job taking care of those that depend on me. So, back to basics..... tracking my food and fitness, counting calories, planning meals, and finding time for myself. Wish me luck
Sunday, April 29, 2012
This past week was a difficult one in many ways. A high school friend lost her courageous battle with cancer on Thursday. She was only 48. She was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer last year. She never smoked. When they found the cancer it had already spread to her brain, bones, and liver. She underwent radiation, chemo and several surgeries. The past few months had been extremely difficult due to severe pain and mutiple trips to the hospital. I'm saddened by her death, but comforted by the knowledge that she is no longer suffering. My heart aches for her family. She leaves a 12 year old daughter and a loving husband as well as her parents and 2 brothers. I'm still struggling to make sense of this. No parent should have to bury their child and her daughter is much too young to lose her mom.
Today I am grateful for my parents, my daughters, and the good health that we often take for granted. Every day is a gift from God!
And so, I get ready to start a new week. My heart a little heavier, but my determination to live a healthier and more active lifestyle stronger than ever. I owe it to myself, to my family and to God!
Rest peacefully Nancy and sing with the angels
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