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November Update

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Still doing well here. My boss finally returned from maternity leave and I LOVE just being a staff pharmacist again. She can have all the tough decisions and stress. The unfortunate thing is that I now have to pick up more shifts in the city, so my schedule is pretty haphazard.

Doing ok with eating. This time of year is tough and I've had issues trying to get my thyroid dose correct. You know you're low when your doctor asks, "Are you taking your thyroid meds?" I've gained back a few pounds, but not too bad. I think I've got it under control. I'm still in a maintenance phase for eating, and I know I've indulged for Thanksgiving. My plan is to get back on track and eat my protein and veggies diet until the next big indulgence, Christmas. I started exercising again this week. I think I have a pretty good plan:

20 min elliptical first thing in the morning
crunches after that
Do some weights when I get home from work
Stretch when we are relaxing in front of the TV in the evening

I've started with the elliptical and crunches. I'm also seeing how many sit-ups I can do. Wednesday, I did 5. Today, I did 7. I hope to find time to do the weights and stretching today. I might switch it up and try some swimming too, but I have to find a new swimsuit. All of mine are baggy.

Hubby is doing well with work. He has a new boss and loves working with him. He no longer has to be suppressed by the wicked witch. His attitude is much better and he's trying to fix things up around the house. The diet didn't work for him. Still trying to get him more active.

Things are busy here, so I'd better go. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MJ7DM33 12/1/2013 9:58PM


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KMVBBAM 12/1/2013 10:08AM

    Great to hear from you and see your updates. Happy to hear all is going well...I am also trying to get the husband on the activity train. You are missed.

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CAROLYN0107 12/1/2013 2:23AM

    Good to read your update. I'm glad that your boss came back off of maternity leave. I'm not surprised that you're getting called back to Omaha shifts. Hospital seem to do call people in frequently. Good work on continuing your healthy lifestyle.

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MJREIMERS 11/30/2013 11:04PM

    Glad to "hear" from you! I know it isn't easy, but stop in a little bit more...maybe once a week instead of once a month.

I'm glad things are going well for you both. It helps liking your job and the people you work with.

If you find a place that has decent swimsuits, please let me know. I need a new one to swim laps in. Thanks.

Have a great December!

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WOUBBIE 11/30/2013 2:56PM

    Glad to hear things are good out your way!

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KPETSCHE 11/30/2013 2:48PM

    I agree with Kellie - it's hard not seeing your progress and hear what you're doing day to day. It was great to see you at work FINALLY! You're looking great, by the way. Isn't it great that you get to buy a new swim suit? It's not a fun thing to shop for but you worked hard to get there.

Hope to see you soon at work.


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MUSICMOMOF2 11/30/2013 12:06PM

    Glad to hear that things are going well! We miss "seeing" you!

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