EMNURSE23's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=EMNURSE23 EMNURSE23's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Sparkpeople is a blessing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5230257 Hey all! Hope everyone is doing well. <BR> <BR> First off, I want to say how blessed I am to be with sparkpeople. Its the best resource by far, and whats more, its FREE! I thank the creators of this wonderful community. I read my sister's blog, and what an inspiration she is to me! I'm not quitting! I've read my Bible this morning and feel much better today than last. <BR> <BR> Didn't have a good day yesterday, but I did resist the temptation to go out and binge on rainbow cookies, you know... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 12:39:52 EST The Prodigal Returns! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5223181 Hello all, hope everyone is doing well on their journeys to a healthier, happier life. <BR> <BR> So, A LOT has changed since I last posted on here. God blessed me a wonderful new job. I had to go to San Antonio, TX for training with my hubby and his caretaker. I'm working from home, continuing as a telephone triage nurse. I absolutely LOVE it, but its been difficult getting back into the swing of things. Got home on Dec. 15, and I still don't feel like I have a routine yet, but that will com... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 14:11:37 EST Hello out there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5057573 Hi everybody. Its been quite a while since I posted. <em>39</em> I'm embarking on something new. I want to dedicate my whole entire self to God. I have dedicated my soul and spirit to Him, but its time to stop giving Him left overs and put Him first. I have abused by body with lack of exercise, sugar, and processed foods for way too long, and I'm ready to give up those things. I call to mind what the Apostle Paul said, inspired of the Holy Spirit, "I discipline my body daily and keep it un... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 12:11:51 EST Vacation's Over! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4976478 Hello everybody! Hope everyone is having a wonderful and healthy summer. Its going quickly as it always does. <BR> <BR> Just got back a couple of days ago from vacation. My husband and I went to see his parents at their lovely new home in Myrtle Beach, SC. We spent about 10 days there. Had a wonderful time! Some friends of ours were there while we were, and we had the pleasure of spending some time with them. I did a lot of swimming. I feel like I stayed pretty active the majority of the tim... Wed, 18 Jul 2012 16:35:58 EST 25 pounds down!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4957400 Well, let me start off this post by getting the hard stuff out of the way first. What a whirlwind of a week! Its been very bittersweet. This weekend was wonderful, got to spend some much needed time with my sister and her hubby. Only problem was it didn't last long enough. Came home Sunday night to no power. We've been having 100 degree heat, eesh. So, my parents were very gracious and had Zach and I come to stay with them. Monday, still no power, Tuesday, the same. We were on our way to Char... Fri, 6 Jul 2012 01:37:26 EST Still sparkin' it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4942016 Hey everyone! Hope everybody is enjoying yet another beautiful week of summer. Its nice and sunny out, and I'm going to do my best to get out and enjoy God's beautiful creations. <BR> <BR> 2 more pounds down! Thanks be to God for the self discipline He has given me to do this! Just finished 5 miles with Leslie. Plan on doing more later on. <BR> <BR> So I'm going to vent a little, as whiny as it may sound, going to do it any way. Yesterday was a good day but also kind of a down day. I miss... Mon, 25 Jun 2012 17:00:00 EST Great week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4934817 Hi all! Hope everyone is having a good Wednesday. I just wanted to share some blessings that God has given me. <BR> <BR> Kicked off the week with a wonderful day of worship on Sunday with my beautiful Christian family. Monday my hubby and I went on a local trail, and I walked a total of 9.6 miles!!!! <em>224</em> The week before I had walked 7.5 miles, and silly me, didn't stretch, and I paid for it....dearly! So, lesson learned. This time, about 3 miles in, I stretched, then we reached o... Wed, 20 Jun 2012 13:34:09 EST Greetings fellow sparkers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4907642 Hi everybody! Hope everyone is having a blessed first day of the month. Wow, can't believe May is gone. I'm looking forward to a very active summer time and being outdoors a lot. <BR> <BR> Its been a great week, busy, but very good. I've had a couple of days where I blew it on my food intake, but I've moved on and have forgiven myself for those mistakes. Did 5 really big miles with Leslie today, and boy did I sweat! Loved every minute of it! Can't help but miss my beautiful sister though whe... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 15:04:37 EST One small battle won! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4884926 Hey all! Hope everyone has had a happy Wednesday. Today has been gorgeous! My hubby and I have been soaking up the sunshine. We've had LOTS of rain lately, which I really have to thank God for, because my garden is really coming along beautifully. <em>30</em> I've been sick with a bad cold this week, so I haven't exercised yet, but as soon as I'm ready, I'm getting back to it. Today and yesterday I've done well as far as staying within my ranges. I went slightly over in my calorie range tod... Wed, 16 May 2012 22:37:14 EST Long time...no see! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4853722 Hi all! So its about almost 2 years since I've blogged, and so much has changed. I am a very happily married woman to the most loving, sweet Christian husband ever! I am no longer working in a clinical setting, and that has been a Godsend! My stress level has decreased significantly. I'm not making nearly as much money as I was, but I'd rather stress over financial worries than be so miserable and not seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. I am now working as a telephone triage nurse for a ... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 17:38:55 EST Reality check http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3789910 So last night I finally mustered up the courage to weigh myself. There was no big shock to the results, but it was still disheartening. I weigh 241 pounds, ick. Yes, I said it. I had gained 6 pounds. How can I be surprised when I've been eating like I have? <BR> <BR> I will pat myself on the back for the fact that I didn't go out and get 2 mcdoubles to cover my sadness and disappointment. I contemplated and prayed, and now I've got to be serious. I realize that I have a very unhealthy... Wed, 17 Nov 2010 11:20:56 EST Do you ever feel like you just don't get it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3772719 Hey there all, sorry but I have to vent. I've been really discouraged here lately with weight loss. I used to be so good at pushing myself to do what I need to do. I did exercise a couple of days. My eating is still crappy! I love to eat. I use it for virtually everything, happiness, stress, sadness. It's my best friend and worst enemy all at the same time. It's just so frustrating. I've gained and lost so many times, its hard to count. Sometimes I feel like I'll never live up to my... Tue, 9 Nov 2010 11:55:35 EST Looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher or our Faith...Heb. 12:1,2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3712884 That's another one of my favorite verses, and that is what is all about, following the Savior. I want to take better care of this body that God has given me. There are so many out there who can't walk...I can, and I will! <BR> <BR> So far this week has been very positive. Yesterday I completed 20 minutes of a Leslie Sansone video. It was tough, but I'm increasing my workout time by 5 minutes every week or 2. Last week was 15 minutes. I stayed within my calorie range last night, had a... Wed, 13 Oct 2010 13:13:38 EST God will make an escape out of temptation - 1 Cor. 10:13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3709844 Hello all! Hope everyone's week is going superb. Mine has been pretty good. I've yet to exercise, but I did eat healthier yesterday. I went nuts on Sunday, but that's the day that I allow myself to do so. I noticed how crappy I felt when I did. So I don't want to do that very often. <BR> <BR> Not a whole lot is new. Today I plan on doing one of Leslie Sansone's videos. I really like her workouts. Very low impact, yet very sweat inducing. <BR> <BR> How is everyone else doing this we... Tue, 12 Oct 2010 09:37:15 EST I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3699127 So I thought I'd title my blog entry with an encouraging verse. I think that is something I will do from now on. <BR> <BR> Anyway, yesterday was a pretty good day, yay! I have found that when I plan my meals and go ahead and log them at the beginning of my day that I do much better. I have yet to exercise however. I did walk for 15 minutes on Sunday which was good, considering that was a bad day. I did overeat BADLY! Hey, I worked out when I could have opted out of that and made excu... Thu, 7 Oct 2010 11:42:04 EST My mistakes and victories http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3684297 So last night, came home after having worked 3-11, starving, mainly because I didn't drink my water like I needed to. I usually always bring my water to work because I don't like the way the water tastes at work. I didn't yesterday, and that's usually a pretty good appetite suppressant. Had to stop by parents' house, and I scarfed down some spaghetti and bread. Came home, and my wonderful, sweet hubby had bought cookies for us, and guess what I ate 6! I usually don't track my mishaps, bu... Fri, 1 Oct 2010 09:51:28 EST My progress so far http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3666143 Today and yesterday have been good days. I'm so happy and thankful to God for my success. I stayed within my calorie range both days. Yesterday, I went walking before going to work. Today I did a cardio workout from the book. Oh yes, and I also walked over 11,000 steps yesterday. Yay me! <BR> I feel so much better already, and I'm excited about getting more and more energy and having a better quality of life. I'm just anxious to get into where it is a lifestyle, not just an effort to s... Thu, 23 Sep 2010 21:10:43 EST Goals for this new week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3655157 First off, I'm so thankful to God for giving me another gorgeous today, another day to try and do his will, and another day to work on becoming healthy. My goals are to for 5 days of the 7 <BR> <BR> Track my food on sparkpeople <BR> <BR> Drink 8 cups of water/day <BR> <BR> Exercise minimum 10 minutes/day <BR> <BR> Write in my journal. <BR> <BR> I will continue to post about my progress. God bless each of you on your journies! Mon, 20 Sep 2010 14:46:51 EST