PURPLENURSE17's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=PURPLENURSE17 PURPLENURSE17'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/ just checking in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5218720 it's been frigid here lately. everyone's been healthy so that's something to be so greatful for. i need to remember to wipe down my machines at the gym PRIOR to using them...it's a habit i'm not into yet. i always wipe down after as a consideration and assume everyone else does, but i guess i should be more careful. i'm off to work again this eve until midnight so i should probably take a little rest before that. have a wonderful day, spark friends, what ever this day finds you doing. k... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 13:49:30 EST What's up with this "hunger" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5209113 i just totally have the munchies tonight and don't typically get these. i made dinner for the boys (which isn't my strong suit as the husband's a chef) and had a wasa cracker with a laughing cow cheese wedge and strawberry jelly on it for myself as i didn't want mac n cheese. then i was still hungry so had some pecan halves with chocolate chips (about 1/2 cup). still wanting something so i had a glass of milk...what's my deal? i then brushed my teeth as it was nearing 7pm and i don't like... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 21:46:42 EST Yeah! I'm back. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5190292 After a much needed week of rest, i've been back to the gym the past two days and am loving it! i was nervous i would lose my stamina as last week it took all i had to do the tasks around the house to keep it from falling apart and looking in shambles (laundry, wiping down surfaces, vacuuming). i was actually able to run 3 miles today and do 20 min on the elliptical which is totally awesome. during the run, i did get a little nervous as i started to feel "tingly" and maybe a little lighthe... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 15:50:27 EST is it ok to exercise when sick? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5162282 i woke up feeling awesome while lying in bed, thinking "i'm gonna hit that gym" before heading to my 1st graders class for some in-class help. when i got out of bed and started moving around, the coughing came on. nasty coughing, green thick crap coughing. i almost opted out of working out but the setup was so perfect as the husband had the day off and could be home with the 3 yr old. "ok i'll take it easy and if i feel bad, i'll cut my workout short" i thought. when i got there, i was a... Mon, 10 Dec 2012 14:54:39 EST Just for fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5146009 Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. (Try to) use one word answers, get an easy three SparkPoints, and help your SparkFriends get to know you. <BR> <BR> So here goes… <BR> <BR> Where is my cell phone? <BR> in the other room <BR> <BR> Spouse? <BR> the best one <BR> <BR> Your hair? <BR> liking the new bangs <BR> <BR> Your mother? <BR> crazy <BR> <BR> Your father? <BR> is working on improving his heart/health <BR> <BR> Your favorite thing? <BR> latel... Sun, 25 Nov 2012 13:31:56 EST What a compliment! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137511 Sometimes i'm convinced things happen at exactally the right time. As vague as that sentence is, i'm going to try and elaborate. i've been feeling like i'm doing "okay" when it comes to my workouts/eating/healthy balance lifestyle. i've been putting my time in at the gym, trying to beef up on the healthy foods, find a peaceful place to go to...but kind of feel like "what's the point?" i know living a healthy lifestyle is best for every aspect of my future, but i guess i was looking for mo... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 13:46:12 EST searching for motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5112313 had an awesome night of sleep last night. i did wake up at 430 and felt like i had slept enough but my bed was so toasty warm and i knew i had to work until midnight tonight, so i was able to fall back aleep! that's a pretty big accomplishment for me as i'm not always so able to shut my brain off (i think it helped that the husband slept downstairs as he worked late last night and got to sleep in this morning without us bugging him). so now, i have 4.5 hours until i have to leave for work.... Thu, 25 Oct 2012 10:36:28 EST back to "normal" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5104576 had my 1 day off from work and did that ever feel good, now on for 4 more. people that don't work in healthcare can't understand how an 8 hour work day is incredibly taxing and usually more than 3 in a row really gets you down. for 8.5 hours straight (because we all know no GOOD nurse gets a 30 min break), you have to be emotionally, spiritually and physically on your game to give the best care to your patients and their family members. i absolutely love what i do and couldn't imagine doin... Fri, 19 Oct 2012 06:59:21 EST Energy Zapped http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5102615 i switched my work schedule around last week and ended up working 8 days in a row. usually i can handle working 8 hours without any problems. no matter how drained i feel at home, once i get those nurse clothes and shoes on, i can take on whatever comes! not the case yesteraday, which made me scared. i woke up, got the kids off to daycare and school (as i worked at 3pm) and just wanted to lay down. i haven't felt this tired since having newborns, it was such a strange feeling! i did lay... Wed, 17 Oct 2012 14:13:41 EST Forced fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5091632 woke up this morning feeling good, didn't have to work and the whole family was going to be around (no school day and husband has off). i got my but to the gym by 730, ran for 35 minutes and elliptical for 20. i felt so awesome after as i didn't have to think about getting myself there for the rest of the day. i've realized that i absolutely love being fit, i love the benefits after of feeling amazing and looking decent, but i still need to push myself to go most days. if i let myself, i'... Mon, 8 Oct 2012 17:16:10 EST The cool club http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5077716 I was told to blog. so here's the attempt. thoughts that crossed my mind while at the gym today....well, when i got there, i was kinda ticked off at the husband as i felt he was being annoying so i was able to really kill it on the eliptical for 20 minutes, worked up and awesome sweat while enjoying "cash cab" and "food network challenge" (thank God for tv monitors on the equiptment!) then, onto lower body workout. i just love watching everyone around me work out and care about improving ... Thu, 27 Sep 2012 22:15:24 EST