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I'm starting off better

Saturday, December 29, 2012

I had ordered some personal fitness items for myself before the holiday's and they came in the mail yesterday. I'm sooo looking forward to putting them into use. I have a daily planner - yeah it's old school, but it works better for me. I got it from the publishers of Women's Health magazine, so it has an area for weekly goals along with follow-up and health tips each week. I also got an MP3 player that has walking fitness challenges programmed on it. Now that I'm armed with a few new items, I feel renewed.

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SAINTBERNARD6 12/29/2012 11:15AM

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I owe it to myself

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

I haven't been on spark people in months. I had been working 3rd shift, and was exhausted every day. Who knew that working such irregular hours would really take a toll on my health. I am waiting to hear about a new job prospect, and have set some reasonable goals for myself. I even got myself an actual journal (not online) and an MP3 player set with some walking challenges. I think I'm more realistic of expectations this time......... wish me luck!


Just when I thought I was on a roll.......

Thursday, May 31, 2012

I just got a new job the second week in April. Yea!!! I did my training on 1st shift, then 3 weeks ago, I moved to 3rd shift which will be my permenent shift from now on. Now it's been a year and a half since I've had a full time job. And have I been tired. My body has been off balance, my sleep rhythm is off, I haven't been working out.... been drinking too much caffine. I even ended up going to a walk-in clinic because I got sick at work, dizziness, vomiting, headache. I found out I had a few problems going on. 1) I was dehydrated 2) migraine 3) stressed induced high blood pressure and for the first time - I was told that my blood sugar level was a little low.
WOW!!! That put things into perspective for me. I HAVE to take time for me, and for my health. I can't work a job if I don't put me first. My health has been shaky for the last 4 years. So if anyone has a bit of advice, or words of encouragement. I could really use it.


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AUNTB63 5/31/2012 2:23PM

    Working on 3rd shift is difficult, but not impossible. Your body needs time to adjust to a different schedule.....eating, sleeping etc. What I did (worked this shift many moons ago) was sleep shortly after coming home from work.....setting the alarm for 6-7 hours later....get up shower...eat my first meal ...... get my walking in...and any other daily things that needed to get done.....eat my second meal...pack my third meal and a couple of snacks...and get ready for work. After a while I actually ended up eating lunch when I got up.....dinner like normal...and eating breakfast at work....this worked for me. Hang in there and just find the type of schedule that you can live with.....changing shifts at this point is not an option so you need to adapt as best you can....good luck and please keep us posted on how things are going.... emoticon

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VEGAS2010 5/31/2012 11:40AM

    3rd shift is tough enough all by itself, then trying to loose weight and be active opposite of everyone else, and what u r used to will tkae some adjusting. U will have to b diligint, and it will take time, u will probably have to make adjustments one step at a time, FIRST is hydrate and rest! the other things u can add them when u get the other two down! Good luck!

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JLR080500 5/31/2012 10:15AM

    Please remember to always get enough rest and water!!! A full time job will not do you any good if you are too sick to work!

Don't be too hard on yourself either. It takes time to adjust to a major life change such as going back to work full time.


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I'm back

Monday, May 14, 2012

Thanks to all who have been supporting me in my journey. I've been gone for a while. but for a good reason, I've recently gotten a job. (yeah!!!!) What was keeping me from the computer was that I was gone much longer than my work day. Until last week, my husband and I only had 1 car, so I was at the mercy of others for rides. I haven't had any real me time for over 4 weeks. So now that things have leveled out. I'm more committed than ever. Take care and everyone have a great day!!!!

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I'm really starting to get it...

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Ok, OK, OK, I've been falling off of the wagon for the last 6-8 weeks. Nothing too severe, but I haven't been doing what I know I should be doing. 6 lbs crept back up faster than taking it off. But for once, I'm not freaking out. I know what happened, and I know where to go from here. Right there is an accomplishment for myself. I also don't like to exercise, but I made a few small purchases for some resistance bands and and ab roller, and I don't mind using them. Again...... progress. I'm proud of these small steps for once and am gonna take advantage of this. I'm working on the "less guilt", and more for me mindset. Wish me luck!

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NSTARSMITH 3/13/2012 11:42AM

    Hey, that's excellent. I'm not super fond of exercise, either, I gotta tell ya. But I am finding small, short routines enjoyable because I feel good afterwards and relaxed. Ten minutes per, spread out some days broken up in 3 separate times! I got a nice fan bike and ride while listening to electronic dance music. Or watching good old TV. As for food, I figure, if I wanna lose the weight, I gotta stick with the limits! I am NOT 100% perfect but maybe 90%. And I am in this for life at this point.

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SOSAYSTARA 3/13/2012 8:55AM

    You're doing awesome.

Remember, a lifestyle change should be something you can keep up forever!

The difference between that and a diet is that with a diet when you screw up, you quit. With a lifestyle change, you analyze the problems and work to improve it.

Great mindset, lady!

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MANDALORE 3/13/2012 8:41AM

    Good Luck!

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