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Spring is here!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Time for new beginnings! I love spring and all the newness around, seems to me that this is the perfect time to get back on track after the winter! I have not been consistent or very motivated lately. I have been working lots of extra shifts at work and trying to work 2 jobs - looks great on my paycheck but is having a terrible effect on my scales! In a couple of weeks, I should be doing much better and be able to take some time for me! All this work sounded great in theory, but oh the reality has been exhausting! Planning food and exercise has been hit and miss! Enough already!

  
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BISCO_ 3/29/2011 1:49PM

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SISTHOROUGHBRED 3/28/2011 5:47AM

    You can do it! Sometimes we wish we could have 48 hours in a day, but that only would mean longer work days.... :(

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ABB698 3/28/2011 2:57AM

    Looking forward to seeing you 'back in action' again! Spring forward in your journey! emoticon

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BRILYNN79 3/28/2011 12:40AM

  I can commiserate with you on multiple jobs. Good job on making sure that you are going to take some time for yourself.

I love spring too...now go away snow!

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SONGOFJOY27 3/27/2011 8:23PM

    Small steps. Figure out what you can do, even if it's something small. Make it a habit. You CAN do this!

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TEXASGIDGET 3/27/2011 5:48PM

    Hope things will calm down for you soon and you can take some time for yourself!

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EAP1115 3/27/2011 7:14AM

  SPRING IS NOT HERE IN NE PA

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MARYJOANNA 3/27/2011 7:01AM

  Spring is i9ndeed a time of new beginnings. If you can fit a bit of walking into your schedule that should help. Best wishes to you!

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PLAYBLUES22 3/27/2011 7:00AM

    Sweetie L am on the same page with you, it has been a long Winter here in Minnesota and my face and body mass is telling me to regroup starting today emoticon

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LEXIE63 3/27/2011 6:53AM

    It is never easy to juggle long hours and two jobs with home, family, and exercise. Hopefully, as you say, things will settle down soon. :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx

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Back to Curves

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Well, when I got to Curves this morning - it was all different! Even my card would not work! I had not been back since Nov 17th!!!! Did not think it had been that long :( Anyhow, now have a new card, worked out the new circuit and I can feel my glutes and thigh muscles now! YAY! I feel so good for having gone! My curves is also having zumba classes! But I will not be able to go this week due to my scheduling, I got a copy of the schedule though! I also got my visitor card for when I am down working so that I can keep going.........
So I have met my goal for the day! I have also "upped" the water I am drinking today too.....baby steps!
Christine
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ABB698 2/17/2011 11:47PM

    Good Job Christine! When your schedule allows, you've GOT to try Zumba. It is so much fun and quite the workout!!
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CELIA1975 2/16/2011 12:22PM

    I'm glad you're getting back into the swing of things. Good luck on reaching your goals!

Celia

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NELLIEC 2/16/2011 12:21AM

    Way to go!

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LEXIE63 2/15/2011 5:28PM

    Yay! Good for you!
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Lex xxx
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SONGOFJOY27 2/15/2011 4:20PM

    Good for you!!! Get right back into the swing of things!

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WOW!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

It has been over a month since I have been on here! I have been slacking off - well not really - we have had a round of illnesses in our house as well as I have been working lots of extra shifts etc. I am in the process of transferring from the NICU to the PICU. I know excuses huh! But I have been trying to keep on track, did not throw it all to the way side, I have not been to Curves either in forever, so that is my goal today to take myself there and get moving!
Will check in to let you know how it goes!
Love Christine

  
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SUGARBABY60 2/16/2011 6:50AM

    good for you and welcome back!.....Now Go get em!

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LJCANNON 2/15/2011 7:38PM

    I am glad that you are back, and that (i hope!) everyone is well at your house.
Getting back to Curves will be a great step.
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LEXIE63 2/15/2011 1:21PM

    Nice to see your smiling Lemon in my inbox again! :-)
Hope things are better for you now, and all the illnesses are done with.
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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SONGOFJOY27 2/15/2011 12:45PM

    Welcome back Christine! Sorry to hear about the illnesses at home. That makes it extra hard. But this is all a part of life ... and we're learning how to change our approach to all of life. You CAN do this! Baby steps ...
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Testing Tuesday!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Hi there, just realised that is is almost a week since I blogged! So what has been happening in my world??
I have been busy with work, but things are now getting quieter - shhhhh that is not something that we say outloud around here! Then I have also been busy with my side job - visiting precious babies at home! I love doing that! Then on top of that I have 2 teenagers - my son was sick at the end of last week, but back to school this week!
Then on top of all that, I got an infection on my nose! I get this from time to time - today my doctor said that I have cellulitis! It is caused by wearing certain types of masks when I am looking after patients in isolation! So now I need to pay attention to what mask I get when I have an isolation patient :( Anyhow he put me on antibiotics and a cream at night, bless his heart he also gave me refills in case it flares up again. So I have a year to get my refills - I love my doctor!
Then also today I heard sad news from the indian reservation that a lot of my home visits are on - there has been a string of unsolved murders already this year and so they are announcing a curfew and also telling people to be more careful! The last 2 times I have been, I had heard of 2 people that had been killed! So needless to say when they told me today I was very nervous as I have visits to do next week! I have been talking with the county back and forth all day! The decision has now been made that I cannot return to the reservation at this time for my own safety which makes me very sad but I understand! I am to call my families and arrange for them to bring the babies to the health dept so I can do my checks there, the thing is that this reservation is a very poor one so I have concerns! :(
Then also I heard that my friend, Sarah (SARAHTAIT) and her husband are having medical problems - Jesse is a diabetic and she could not wake him on Sunday and he is in ICU, things do not sound good. Please pray for him as well as visit her page and offer her our SP support! She is the reason that I joined SP!
So as you see I have had a testing Tuesday!
On a bright note - I have lost weight! Oh and I forgot to mention that my daughter is going for her drivers permit tomorrow - I am not ready!
Love Christine

  
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1HAPPYSPIRIT 1/14/2011 9:29PM

    Prayers and positive thoughts for your SP friend and her husband. I hope he is improving! Great job on the weight loss! Your safety is the priority and it takes precidence. Hang in there and keep SPARKING!!

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NELLIEC 1/12/2011 6:07PM

    I am hoping that the parents who have to come to the health department can arrange for transportation.

I have been praying for Jesse and Sarah.

Congrats on losing weight!

Driver's permit! I remember those days. Most of my kids did just fine and the one who tested my patience since she was over-confidant is now a Mom and a much more cautious driver!

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LEXIE63 1/12/2011 10:42AM

    I am sorry to hear about the murders. That is awful!
It is best to be safe, and I hope the families with the babies you care for are able to get to you instead.
Keeping your friends in my thoughts too, and your poor nose. :-)
May your daughter and her permit be safe. :-) We Mums are never ready for this kind of thing.
Hugs,
Lex xxx
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SONGOFJOY27 1/12/2011 9:44AM

    You are one busy lady! I am glad you are being careful for your safety. Sometimes that is the last thing on our minds as we busily do the things we have committed to accomplish.
Have a great day today!
Carol

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LOOZINITNOW 1/12/2011 9:06AM

    It stinks that you cannot go back there for a while as I can tell you really have a heart for the people, but your own safety is a concern. My thoughts and prayers are with your friend and her husband. Stay strong and have a great Wednesday!

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Skipping!

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Yep, that is right! I am skipping! I bought a skipping rope today - it is a gold gym one from walmart - investment of $6......so got the husband to help shorten the length and I am now skipping! The most I have achieved is 26 skips before stopping! It is a great workout! My skipping rope has weights in the handles, I have taken them out to get started and will add them back as I go along! It is so icy and snow outside, so we found a cleared part on our concrete and off I went! Goodness, don't think I have done this since I was 12!! Am having so much fun! Go back to work tonight and am taking my skipping rope with me!
For those on the Lemon Team, I have imputed my weight today and also my measurements. I am a day early, but once I go back to work I will be too late! I was very frustrated this morning with our scales - it gave me 3 different weights! I weighed myself multiple times, there was a lower weight that it kept giving me and a heavier one too, so I took the middle weight! I also measured and have lost since beginning the challenge! Husband is buying new scales for me!
Hoping that you are all having a good day!
I am off to a "skipping" start to 2011!
Christine
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1NICUBABE 1/6/2011 9:30AM

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WINNIEVIOLA 1/5/2011 9:49PM

  That is going to be so much fun! I used to be on a jump rope team in "middle school" and could triple dutch. The synchronized routines we learned looked so cool! It'll be great!

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 1/5/2011 7:57PM

    Keep on skipping and SPARKING!!! Our Lemon Team is so proud of you! Thanks for posting your weight/measurements in a timely manner! Greatly appreciated! Keep rockin' it this week!

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L_CHANGES 1/5/2011 3:04PM

    I'm going to a skip and pump class tomorrow - it's going to be very tough but the instructor is great! Good luck with your skipping!!

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NELLIEC 1/4/2011 11:37PM

    I have not progressed as far as skipping since my jumping ability is still somewhat limited (plus my balance is not ideal). When I first started trying to jump, I held onto the counter top in the kitchen to give me a boost plus stability. Now I can jump slightly without hanging on. Progress!

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SHERRY257 1/4/2011 8:51PM

    Love it! It sounds like lots of fun! Skip on! emoticon

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LOOZINITNOW 1/4/2011 7:43PM

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LEXIE63 1/4/2011 3:16PM

    I used to love skipping, but sadly it no longer loves me. :-)
Never mind. I enjoy other cardio that loves me more.
I'm glad you are enjoying it, and the weights in the handles is a brilliant idea. I had no idea you could get those. Learn something new every day is my motto. I certainly do that here at SP. :-)

Hugs,
Lex xxx
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SONGOFJOY27 1/4/2011 2:06PM

    Sounds like fun! Enjoy!

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