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Saturday, July 19, 2014

I fought the urge and won. I wanted Pizza so bad tonight. Didn't though.

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POCKETFULOFSUN 7/21/2014 10:52AM

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68ANNE 7/19/2014 11:15PM

    You did great! I ended up having a slice the other night, yuck

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Ok, so I've decided to do different exercise today and ride the recumbent bike instead of the upper body strength exercises. Get in the cardio. Rest those muscles I've been torturing.
I was contacted by a recruiter about work today. Think I'll give it a shot.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I have been doing pretty good with my strength training, or at least I thought I was. The exercises I have been doing are: arms out tot he sides, bend and lifted over head 4x10 reps. arm curls, each side separately with 5lb dumbell 4x10 reps. arms overhead with 5lb dumbell down in back of my head(works tricepts) 4x10 reps. all done slowly to maximize muscle usage. Today, they were harder to do. I had to really work at the last few in each exercise. I thought this was supposed to get easier not harder. My plan is to increase reps as it does get easier.

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HEYRED221 7/16/2014 4:54PM

    You might just be more tired today. Just keep doing what you are doing!


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Monday, July 14, 2014

Ok, so I'm feeling better. My hip is not in terrible pain anymore, just a bit stiff. Was out and about over the weekend. I found I did not have a lot of stamina to be on my feet for very long at a time. I need to go back to work but I'm a floor nurse in a nursing home and I'm not sure I have the stamina for that. I need to work. So.......maybe I should be self employed? WHAT??????? My thought is to be a visiting nurse. Primarily for those who have been in rehab and no longer qualify for the medicare benefit and that and are home but still need some oversight. Or for those whose family usually does that but would like to go on vacation for a week and "mom or dad" needs someone to check up on them, make sure they're taking their meds, hasn't fallen and can't get up. That sort of thing. I'd love some input on this. Is this something you might consider? I'm just trying to find out if there is really a niche for this.

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68ANNE 7/15/2014 6:03PM

    There are so many different kinds of visiting nurses. I had some really elite ones when I had my IVIG and then there are some state ones and of course the hospice nurses (hardest of all)
I think you would be happier (my opinion) but it is not for everyone

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HAWTGRANNY2014 7/14/2014 5:43PM

    We have a home health nurse once a week ...was 3 times but hubby is off the wound vac now. They work through the hospital. They seem to be really busy and work from 7 in the morning to 5 or 6 at night.

Hubby is in a nursing home right now for vancomyacin infusions and the nurses there sit at the desk a lot doing paper work, checking with doctors, new medicine etc. The aids are the ones running from room to room But still they are not on their feet all day either. Good luck in whatever you decide to do.

I think nurses should be blessed for all their hard work...aids too.

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    I work in a nursing home, but don't have to work on the floor ( I can't imagine I could stand on my feet all day either). Have you considered working for a home health or hospice agency? Might be something to look into.

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It's friday

Friday, July 11, 2014

So.....coming onto the site to log in my nutrition thus far today also inspired and reminded me to do my exercises which I have just finished. It's later in the morning than I have been doing them, but hey, they're done. Reading other blogs I was reminded that I do isometric exercises, also, spaced throughout the day. I never count these on my exercise timeline. I don't usually time them so I don't know how long I actually do them.
I'm recovering from a hip injury. I thought it was just bursitis along with a muscle that was cramping up. I think it's more than that. Mostly I feel much better but when I stand from sitting for awhile, I still have to just stand there for several seconds before I can put my right foot down and put wt. on it. I'm usually using the crutches at this point. After walking around a bit things don't hurt much and I don't need the crutches. I can usually still feel a "stiffness" in the hip joint though. So, maybe there's a bit of osteoarthritis there too. Hopefully dumping a few pounds will make this feel better. That and strengthening the muscles. I need to figure out a good gentle exercise to strengthen the muscles in my back, butt and core. Guess it's time to do some research!

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68ANNE 7/12/2014 9:30AM

    It's great to be inspired to do an exercise. Just reading your blog now, I'm doing my stuff next. Thanks, lol
I hope your hip doesn't give you too much trouble, good luck

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