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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.
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    Yes, you can do it! Much success to you!
    1943 days ago
    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
    1943 days ago
    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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