MISS_CAROL's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MISS%5FCAROL MISS_CAROL'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/ I am not a small town girl http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5220104 I have discovered that I strongly dislike living in these small towns. I cannot wait to go live somewhere bigger. Not huge, just bigger. Billings, Missoula, or who knows maybe out of Mt. completely. <BR> <BR> I have to finish my contract here and then I can start looking elsewhere. I know I want to live where there is access to walking trails, hiking, and many other outdoor activities. <BR> <BR> Gym access 24 hrs a day will be nice too. Oh and coffee shops I can hang out in. Not to mention ... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 12:24:22 EST Remembering health is the goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5216362 I get so focused on losing weight, it is easy to forget the real goal is to be healthy. <BR> I want to be healthy so I can do the things I enjoy doing, like hiking with my son, walking my dog, and soon playing with my grandson. <BR> <BR> Sometimes I find I am more focused on my calorie count than my activity or the nutrient value of my calories. I find if i stick to fresh or frozen veggies and fruit I feel really good. Oh and whole grains also. My energy level is great and I have less physic... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 00:18:24 EST Wanting to balance. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5213746 I need some fresh foods. Veggies and fruits and delicious things like that. I have not been to the grocery store for sometime. I feel like I am going a hundred miles an hour and have not taken time to go shopping. The good thing is I only eat when I am starving and I haven't been going out to eat. So mostly eggs or oatmeal. <BR> I took my dog to the vet and got shots and dewormed her. She is doing well. Sweet and smart. I walk her everyday, sometimes twice a day. Good for both of us. <BR> I ... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 23:47:38 EST On a brighter note. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5203078 This horrible storm came in and it is sooo cold and windy. I have snow up to my mid thigh just outside my door because of drifting. lol <BR> There is this dog, she is a stray and I noticed her dog friends were gone. They must be inside somewhere. (That doesn't happen much up here). I noticed her paws were bleeding. She had no shelter. Needless to say I now have a dog. <BR> Her name is Mattie. She is just as sweet as can be. With a little training, a vet visit, and love she is going to be a f... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 01:57:26 EST Feeling blue. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5200178 Damn you depression, you don't get to have this day or this time in my life. The reality is my life is pretty good. My job is ok, having a problem with a co-worker but it will pass. <BR> I am going to be a grandma any day now. I am healthy. <BR> <BR> I feel so down, my heart is heavy and it is like I am moving through thick,heavy, fog. <BR> I hate this. I won't be on night shift much longer and I really think this does not help my management of my depression. <BR> I will get a work out in ... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 09:41:31 EST Goals for this week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5187381 Very simple. Exercise, cardio x 3, yoga x 3. <BR> Drink more water 8 cups minimum a day. <BR> Stay away from processed foods each day. <BR> Keep a food journal. <BR> <BR> That's a good start for the year. I just love to complicate things and make it all so much harder than it has to be. I will keep my goals simple for this week and every week through out 2013. Thu, 3 Jan 2013 00:56:34 EST Happy New Year all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5186062 Happy New Year....I hope you all had a nice celebration and safe time. <BR> <BR> I, along with my son and my friends, started my celebration with African Drum Dancing and ended it with dancing to the Drum Brothers at the university at midnight. It was great! <BR> I picked up my new car and it is so nice. I made a great choice when it comes to lifestyle and safety. <BR> <BR> I am going to do a juice fast and kick off the fitness this year. I will post my goals later. I have to assess them... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 12:09:58 EST Too many cookies. The question is was it worth it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5177850 The cookies were delicious and cheese dip and the other goodies stacked on the table at work. Was it worth it? My taste buds say yes and my little sugar addiction is as happy as can be. <BR> My physical body can feel the junk I ate in every joint and every movement. Ouch, gotta pump some fresh foods and water. Put some high octane fuel in my body. <BR> It was worth it for the moment. I was at work and tired. It was Christmas. I over indulged in cookies. I didn't have a big Christmas dinner.... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 15:19:44 EST Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5175841 I have been working and sleeping these last few days. I have one more night on this run, tonight. Then days off. <BR> I am going to spend the New Year with my son and my very dear friend in Missoula. <BR> I can't wait. <BR> <BR> I hope you all have a wonderful holiday. Have fun and stay safe. Tue, 25 Dec 2012 11:53:52 EST Holidays are different this year. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5171940 This year I am in a new place and far away from all that is familiar. It has left me feeling disconnected from the holidays. <BR> I am reflecting on holidays past and I remember another year like this one. Oh, I dislike this feeling of no Christmas gathering at my home or a friends home. I am trying to look at it in a different light. (sometimes it is easier than others) <BR> <BR> I ask myself what I can do to "feel" better? I guess maybe I will feel a little lonely and a little out of sort... Thu, 20 Dec 2012 10:52:02 EST What a great visit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5169656 I really enjoyed visiting my daughter. She is an amazing mother to be! I didn't get much exercise. Unless you count shopping as exercise and tons of laughing. <BR> <BR> I ate too many goodies and not enough substance. I am ok with that today. <BR> I go home tomorrow and I will get back on track. I have made a promise to myself to do strength training and cardio at least 4 days a week. <BR> <BR> I want to be the best person I can be spiritually, emotionally, and physically. <BR> <BR> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 23:27:30 EST Feeling better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5164733 I am more rested. I have a cold but I do feel better. Today is Friday for me. Yay. I am going to visit my daughter this weekend. So excited. <BR> <BR> Working out has not happened since my first day back to work. I will continue to work on that. <BR> I hope you all have a really great day. Wed, 12 Dec 2012 20:07:11 EST Loneliness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5159561 The hardest part of working nights, I feel disconnected from the world. I know I work with great people and I go to work and take care of people. I have lots of contact with people. <BR> <BR> I feel like I don't see my friends or family and I am only up when it is dark out. <BR> I have to be ever vigilante about my self care. This messes with my depression a bit. <BR> <BR> I will do some yoga, take a vitamin D (sunshine in a bottle), and put on some happy music. Oh and make a gratitude ... Fri, 7 Dec 2012 18:56:08 EST They fit!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5158457 I ordered new scrubs in a med., most of my larges just don't fit right. They fit. They fit perfectly as long as I do not gain any weight. I am more motivated than ever to continue losing. <BR> I am getting my work out in before work. I am so excited to wear these super cute scrubs tonight!! <BR> Just for today more water and no cheats. I will save my cheat for the Christmas party. <BR> <BR> I had to share this with all of you. You all know how hard it is to keep on track and feel like there... Thu, 6 Dec 2012 17:18:24 EST Getting ready to return to work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5157587 I have had a nice run of days off. Now I am preparing for seven on. I got my food ready, some fresh roasted veggies with pasta and an eggwhite bake with spinach. <BR> <BR> I got my yoga set up for before work. I hope to get to the gym for some treadmill work. I am happy with the yoga. <BR> <BR> I cannot wait until this run of work is done. I am getting out of Poplar for a few days and going to see my daughter in Lewistown. Yay! That will be fun. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <... Wed, 5 Dec 2012 22:02:47 EST Oh my dang back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5156103 I put my lower back out, more like my hips. I am not sure what I did. Yoga seems to help relieve some of it. I am going to get on the treadmill and walk slowly today and try some ice and stretching. <BR> <BR> It is frustrating and a bit painful, only when I get up from sitting. lol It wants to catch. I have been here before. I have no chiropractor close by so I will ease myself through it. <BR> <BR> On the other hand, I got my tree up and it is so pretty. I am almost ready for Christmas. Ov... Tue, 4 Dec 2012 15:12:25 EST I am a mess. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5154134 My sleep cycle is not on a regular schedule. I am all over the map on my days off. Thank goodness I am only doing this until the end of January. Exercise has gone out the window for the last week. I think just for tonight I will do some leg work and a little yoga. <BR> I am so afraid of gaining back the little bit of weight I have lost, like my obsession, I am not eating well because I don't want to gain weight. My calories are a little low and my water intake sucks. <BR> <BR> Enough crying... Sun, 2 Dec 2012 23:06:52 EST Now for the working out. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5150880 I have my furnace fixed, finally. <em>67</em> . I am staying on track with healthy choices. I am getting my 7 to 8 hours of sleep. Now my goal is to get my exercise worked in. <BR> <BR> I have the next six days off. My goals are simple, a little cardio at the gym at least three of those days and some weight work while I am there. I will just keep do my basic work outs right now, while I adjust to my new schedule. I plan on doing some yoga on the other three days. <BR> <BR> I think tho... Thu, 29 Nov 2012 18:35:27 EST The furnace saga continues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5148597 My furnace has been red tagged, so no using it until the contractor fixes it. He is getting the parts and it will be fixed before I go to work. Yay. I can't use my hot water either. boo! <BR> <BR> My house is warmer because the power guy ran the heat for a bit for me. I can't wait for it to be fixed. I did doze a bit. <BR> I have packed snacks that won't give me a sugar rush. I am ready for the night. I am happy to have heat. Whew! <BR> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 16:51:04 EST Broken furnace http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5148392 Waiting for the furnace guy to come and fix it. I should be sleeping. I am all snuggled on my couch with oatmeal and coffee ( bad choice). <em>24</em> Hoping to have heat sooner rather than later. <BR> <BR> My furnace broke last night and it is a bit chilly in here. I think the workout time I had planned prior to going to work has just turned into sleep time. A girl has got to have her priorities! lol <BR> <BR> Have a good day everyone and I am off to nap on the couch until the hero of... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 12:46:44 EST Realization that working out has a made a difference http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5146000 Yesterday I helped my friend unload her big uhaul truck and trailer. Oh, I really thought I was going to be so sore and unable to move today. I was wrong. I am a little sore in the weirdest places. <BR> <BR> I am very surprised. It gives me a good gauge on my how my fitness endeavors are making a difference. I can't always see it or feel it in everyday life, except my energy level is always better when I exercise. <BR> <BR> It is so encouraging to really feel the results. I am feeling mor... Sun, 25 Nov 2012 13:23:33 EST The dreaded night shift. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5144668 I am going to be put on night shift for a while. I don't know how long. I have been assured it is temporary. How am I going to navigate this. I am a highly dysfunctional person when I work nights. All I want to do is sleep and I never feel rested. I don't sleep during the day,even when I black out my windows in my room. <BR> <BR> I will try to continue exercising. That might be hard or it might improve my sleep. I already have my eating plan in place. I don't want to do the sleepy food hunt... Fri, 23 Nov 2012 23:27:09 EST Yoga, always harder than it seems :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5140276 I ordered a couple yoga dvds for relaxation specifically. My stress level shoots up and then I don't sleep. I decided to try this and see how it will work. I am waiting for my dvds to get here, so I decided to rent a relaxation yoga film off Amazon. <BR> <BR> I did the yoga video, it is amazing and instructive and relaxing. I am sore, not super sore but sore enough I can tell yoga works. <em>246</em> <BR> I did not sleep well last night, I know from experience it will take a little time... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 10:36:46 EST I have energy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5138931 It seems to me that my energy level is back up to my normal. I felt so sluggish and weighed down for so long I did not even realize I had very little energy. <BR> <BR> I have changed a lot of things in my life in the last 18 months. I feel like I am back to me. I eat better more natural foods, less sugar, more veggies and lean proteins. I do not have a home that is so emotionally draining. I get sleep and rest as much as I can. I still have insomnia, I am sure I was born with it. Lol. <BR> ... Sun, 18 Nov 2012 01:05:24 EST Yay! I have the internet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5136755 I finally got my internet on! I hate practicing responsibility. I always like to have what I want right away. It is good to wait after a big move and big expenses, now I can enjoy my little internet reward. lol. <BR> <BR> I have to say that goes for fitness and weight management also. Little changes and slow results. I seem to be stuck right now. I made some progress and it seems like it all stopped. <BR> <BR> Any suggestions on how to get off the plateau? As I get older (not old) lol, I f... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 20:25:09 EST Getting serious about right foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5102595 I made myself a menu for the week. Each meal and snack prepared a head of time. Situations such as cookies from the kitchen planned for. Oh and a cheat meal incorporated. I am on day three of this 90 day lifestyle change I have been trying to accomplish. I will continue to blog. I am keeping a journal with diet and exercise goals for each day as well as personal growth plans. <BR> <BR> Right now my biggest obstacle is SHUT the TV off and do something, anything. Lol. That has not been great ... Wed, 17 Oct 2012 13:50:27 EST Still around http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5100100 Hello... I really have been exercising regularly and loving it. Finally have some energy and have adjusted to 12 hour work days. woo hoo. I have adjusted to living way up in eastern Mt. Sort of. I have found things I enjoy and am working on getting involved with my community. Have not discovered the area I want to contribute in but I will. <BR> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 15:12:23 EST It has been a while http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5016589 I don't have internet yet so there has been no blogging for me. I just wanted to take a minute and say hello. I will be getting the net soon. I am moving my household stuff to Poplar this week. Yay. <BR> <BR> I have been working out and feeling great. I am adjusted to working and my energy level is incredible. <BR> My daughter is having a baby boy due in January. I am so excited. <BR> I still eat too many sweets but despite that I am slowly losing weight. It must be the salads and exercise... Wed, 15 Aug 2012 12:15:32 EST Gym discovered http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4990014 I have discovered the gym is actually open at five am every morning. On work days I can go do some cardio or lifting before work! That makes me happy. <BR> <BR> I am very tired and wonder why I am awake. I got the keys to my place tonight but not going to stay there until tomorrow or the next day. Gotta clean it. lol. <BR> <BR> So I have my work out log and I am ready to to get going on the rest of my transformation. Woo hoo! <BR> <BR> More later have to go to sleep now. Night. Sat, 28 Jul 2012 00:51:08 EST My first night shift http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4985382 I got asked to come in for a night shift and it was so busy. I did the medical floor because it was quiet and the experienced nurse took the ER. I had a crash course on admits and charting and soo much. <BR> The nurse I worked with was awesome. I had very little idea about the paper work. Now I know more. Still so far to go. Hah <BR> <BR> I am still trying to catch up on my rest. This was Sunday night. I work tomorrow and I ahould be good by then. <BR> I am not doing well making time to w... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 21:00:56 EST Trying to stay open minded http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4980398 Here I am in a new town. I have not gone to check out much of it. I have people I work with that filled my head with a lot of negative stuff. I am trying to develop my own ideas and not be careless either. <BR> I have to remember working in the ER, the people I work with often see the worst of the worst. They don't live in Poplar and may not a have an accurate view. <BR> <BR> I don't like to be closed minded or form opinions based on someone elses ideas. I find I am a little worried about... Sat, 21 Jul 2012 11:39:40 EST Working http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4979868 My job is great, still so much to learn. I have a place to rent. I move in on the first. Poplar is an interesting town. I kind of like it. I found the gym and can't wait to get there. <BR> <BR> I am doing very well on my nutritional goals. Yay! Now to step up my exercise goals. <BR> <BR> I didn't bring my scale, but I can weigh in at the hospital. I will wait until next week to do that. <BR> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 22:57:08 EST Life changes and fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4970782 Major changes in my life throw me off so much. My exercise seems to go first and then the foods I eat get worse. <BR> Today was better. I am at least getting exercise and indulging in watermelon instead of cake. I will get all settled at my new job and new home (dorms) lol. They are nice dorms and the rooms are single person rooms so i do have privacy if needed. There is a very nice common area and a kitchen so I have no excuse for not eating right. <BR> I start my new job as an ER nurse ... Sun, 15 Jul 2012 02:45:42 EST job option http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4966229 I have an on site visit in Wolf Point Mt for a job. I am excited and nervous and really think this is going to be a great opportunity for a wide variety of experience. <BR> <BR> Anyone know of housing in Wolf Point Mt?? Wed, 11 Jul 2012 21:47:22 EST Busy...so busy taking a down day tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4950830 I have been going 100 mph since I got to Missoula. So busy with hiking and helping friends and visiting friends and everything. Love it. I am tired now and I am going to take a me day tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Do some yoga and paint my nails. Read a book and nap. A home day, I am looking forward to it. woo hoo. <BR> Sun, 1 Jul 2012 19:53:03 EST Getting settled http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4939696 I arrived in Missoula, get to stay with a friend until I find a place. Start work on Monday, I am doing home health for now. I have an interview for a hospital position in Kalispel ( hope I get it). <BR> <BR> I went hiking in the hot, humid sunshine today and enjoyed it. There are so many places to hike I can't wait to do them all this summer. lol <BR> <BR> I feel a good sleep coming my way now that I am settled and employed. <BR> Now to get on track with a better eating program...lol. I ... Sun, 24 Jun 2012 02:32:11 EST Passed state boards!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4935602 I am officially a RN. Woo hoo! No more studying and I get to work and enjoy my summer. Be active and busy. <BR> <BR> I am going to have so much free time. I can't wait to get some hiking in and camping and ride my bike. <BR> Tomorrow I can call my job and say, I am ready to work. Let's do it!! <BR> <BR> I enjoyed my day today with my daughter. It was kind of a lazy day, the best ever. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 00:51:13 EST Three pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4930018 Day seventeen and I have lost three pounds!! That is exciting. I have not done this perfectly either. Most days I stick to healthy choices and lots of water. I have been exercising consistently and that is my biggest change. <BR> <BR> These three pounds make me feel motivated to keep moving. :) <BR> <BR> Thanks everyone for the comments and the stories and the motivating examples. <BR> <BR> Have a good day. <BR> Happy father's day to all you dads out there! Sun, 17 Jun 2012 11:54:24 EST Stupid depression http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4927539 It is like walking through a thick cloud of gray. Which is better than when it is just black and tunnel vision. The hopeless thoughts of what's the point and the feeling of never getting out of this spot ( in my mind). <BR> <BR> I know from experience with this dang frustrating mind game, movement is part of the solution. I get up, stretch and tell those untrue hopeless thoughts to go away, it is just a storm in my brain and it doesn't get to blow me away today. <BR> <BR> I take my walk, e... Fri, 15 Jun 2012 10:23:58 EST Ipod and water bottle... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4923322 Ok so my Ipod is not charged, on the day I want to add a mile to my ralk, haha! I am hoping it charged enough while I got my stuff together to make it through the work out. I will try to go faster too, so I don't run out of loud, motivating music. haha. <BR> <BR> I really hate carrying a water bottle. I am only going three and half miles today. It is warm out, so I will carry it. Must find a new solution for this. Possibly a back pack water camel thingy. Any in put? <BR> <BR> I am off to r... Tue, 12 Jun 2012 13:03:25 EST Cravings eek!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4921761 I am under a lot of pressure and studying alot for my state boards. When I sit and study it seems to me my brain calls for chocolate, ice cream, cake....anything that is not weight loss friendly. <BR> <BR> One of the things that helps me is I don't have these goodies in the house. After I study I generally to lethargic to go anywhere and get them. <BR> <BR> One thing I have been doing is getting a good walk in everyday. (I even run a little) I just need to figure out how to reprogram my bra... Mon, 11 Jun 2012 14:05:29 EST Too much pizza! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4918888 I completely ate too much pizza last night! Today I am bloaty and uncomfortable due to my pigging out. Sometimes, I have to do this stuff to remind myself why I try not to eat so much processed food. <BR> <BR> I am going to get my walk on before the rain gets here, pump some water and try to stick with some delicious fresh salad and lean proteins today. I imagine I will feel better once I get my body moving. <BR> <BR> Enjoy the day!! <BR> <BR> Sat, 9 Jun 2012 12:32:56 EST Today is day 7...still hanging in there http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4916168 Oh happy day all! It is day 7 and I am still on track. Most people think, seven days big deal. I think seven days is amazing. Everyday I eat healthy and move more I know I am being good to me. <BR> I have walked with bouts of running, everyday this week. I keep a food/exercise journal and that helps so much. Then I can put it on my spark tracker later. <BR> <BR> I am very tired today. I think a walk and some water will help with that. <em>311</em> Thu, 7 Jun 2012 11:25:58 EST Good day...better food choices http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4910501 I feel like I am eating so much more, yet it is all about the quality of the food I am eating. It seems I get so much more bang for my calorie and I am feeling better. Today I barely made my water quota. I will have to work on that. <BR> <BR> I did get a second work out in doing yoga. Yay!! Oh and last night I said no to the ice cream. That is a first in a long time. <BR> Baby steps to change. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I travel to Billings for job interviews and that makes for a long day. I ha... Sun, 3 Jun 2012 20:43:00 EST A beautiful Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4910030 <em>311</em> I got my 3 mile walk in today, no running yet. I will start that next week. <BR> <BR> Chobani passion fruit yogurt...yum!!!! Love that tasty breakfast treat. Just sayin.... Sun, 3 Jun 2012 13:35:40 EST Moving more and eating less!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4909137 I am so happy to be walking and moving more. I am consuming more water and eating less. (not a whole lot better,just less). <BR> <BR> I have a fitness/weight loss buddy now. I am very excited to have a person I am accountable for and someone who will push me a little more. Yay!! <BR> <BR> My job interview went great!! I have a second one on Monday. I also have an interview for a position in labor and delivery. I hope I get that one. That is my dream job. <BR> <BR> Better go study for a ... Sat, 2 Jun 2012 19:03:44 EST Day one http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4906725 So I made my calorie intake goals today. Yay!! I did not get as much cardio as I had hoped. I had to help a friend by watching her sick child while they packed the moving van. <BR> <BR> I did walk a mile and do some yoga, I also stayed active doing many needed things around the house. <BR> Oh, I reached my study goals too. Boards in 21 days...nervous!! <BR> Job interview tomorrow so I will get up and get a work out in first thing!! <BR> <BR> Feel pretty good about day one. Positive chang... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 00:10:09 EST The Missoula Half Marathon, just a question, please share your thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4905656 I realize I probably cannot run this. I can run 2 miles in 32 minutes right now. I believe I can train enough to safely walk this and I just wanted some input. Is this a realistic goal? Should I try it? Am I just being fearful right now? <BR> The half marathon is in July. I guess the worst thing that could happen is I don't make it. Why not try?? <BR> Just looking for input. Got my food journal out and setting my goals for the day as far as exercise and studying for boards. Gonna make my... Thu, 31 May 2012 10:42:23 EST Stomach bug! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4407321 I have been blessed with a stomach bug the last four days. Today I am finally on the up swing. <BR> I took out my runners log and I am signed up for a 5k on Sept 10th. I am going to do it for me. It is a goal I have put off for far too long. <BR> <BR> I have been trying to eat better. It has been all or nothing lately. I am working on a balance there. <BR> <BR> Emotionally, well just gotta keep going and jounaling helps and the support of many. I am very lucky to have alot of amazing sup... Thu, 4 Aug 2011 16:58:38 EST I'm back :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4400849 So much has changed in my life. I left my verbally abusive addict hubby. I am in a really cute place. I took a vacation and have been working like crazy. I have lost 8 lbs. <BR> <BR> I hope to lose 8-10 more in august. I have upped my workouts. I am super busy. Eating right, more fruits and veggies. I feel really good. <BR> <BR> It took a while to get rested and over the emotional illness. I feel like I am on the upside now. <BR> I know this site can help me be more healthy and accountab... Mon, 1 Aug 2011 20:53:04 EST