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End of Turkey Coma, JM's BR re-start

Sunday, November 25, 2012

So I have been AWOL for the past month, because of crazy work hours- 80 hrs/wk, switching from nights to days, back to nights, and then back to days- that really screws up a person. And if that's not enough, throw in the stress of really sick children in the ICU, some sad outcomes, and feeling like I will never have enough knowledge. On the total 4 days off I had in the past month, I pretty much just tried to catch up on sleep.

And then my schedule changed- I have wonderful, glorious clinic hours for the next few weeks AND I got the ENTIRE thanksgiving weekend off. I had intended to restart JM's BR program last Monday when my work hours changed, but instead I kept putting it off until the next day and the next day.... but I guess that's what happens when I'm exhausted and haven't had a day off in 2 weeks.

And then Thanksgiving came. And I ate lots of food. And then continued to eat and lay around watching tv. I had lots of good intentions, but none of them were acted upon.

Today I was laying on the couch, I had bought healthy food to batch cook in the slow cooker today, so I knew I had to get off my lazy butt eventually. I am very unhappy with my weight gain over this past month. Something about wearing scrubs every day that just puts me in a state of denial. So I had a pep talk with myself in my head- nothing is magically going to change if I don't so something about it. My belly fat is not going to disappear by wishing it off. I'm now winded when I walk up a single flight of stairs.... and that makes me miserable. And it's not going to change on its own. I'm having those all too familiar back pains b/c I'm too fat. My pants are tight, and there are very few outfits in my closet that hide the fat rolls enough for me to feel good in them.

So I gotta do something about it.

I did work out 1 week 1 of JM's BR today.
And I plan to continue.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
RYDERB 11/26/2012 11:28AM


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NORAB52GOOD 11/26/2012 8:04AM

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STEVIEBEE569 11/25/2012 7:24PM

    Yes, you can do it! Much success to you!

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GRNDMOM43 11/25/2012 5:11PM

    emoticon emoticon You do have such a stress filled life and profession. Just think of how much some of your fun exercising will relieve that stress. I am doing more exercise than ever now but it certainly helps with the Gastroparesis.
It is so good to hear from you. You are such a caring and compassionate DR. that I know it must be hard at times. emoticon

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LINWINAGAIN 11/25/2012 3:24PM

    Stress doesn't help either........sorry about the sad outcomes........I admire your being there for those in need! kind to yourself! emoticon I hope your Thanksgiving was all you needed!

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LOSE4LIFE47 11/25/2012 3:21PM

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