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ARMATTHAEI
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Learn to Burn
Monday, February 22, 2016      3 comments

I can't say that I excell at patience or persistence. As part of a generation that expects instant gratification, waiting to see the results of a healthy lifestyle can lead to boredom. Persistence I seem a little better at if you count cobtinu... Read more
About 1 year later
Sunday, October 11, 2015      6 comments

It looks like I have been away from SP for about a year, gained 20 lbs, am engaged to a great gent who also wants to get healthier, enjoy the job I started a little over a year ago. What happened? I let my guard down. I decided that things... Read more
CARBS-Can't Always Reach Back, Sorry
Saturday, November 08, 2014      5 comments

Carbohydrates & sugars are some of my biggest fiends when I am trying to lose weight and am stressed. They are quick to fix/grab & I can eat them on the run, mindlessly, not thinking about the consequences. I need to learn that I cannot kee... Read more
Struggling but Succeeding
Thursday, October 16, 2014      1 comments

Having worked 48+ hours each of the last couple of weeks, I have been easily able to stay away from constant grazing or binging. (I have been called in on my last couple of on-calls.) The thing is it has made me very worn out and tired. Right no... Read more
If you are what you eat, why I am acting like such a vegetable?
Monday, September 22, 2014      4 comments

Wow the last couple of weeks at work have been crazy to say the least. I put in over 90 hours between the 2 weeks, as I had orientation classes and got called in on my on-call shift. The work has been rewarding and not overwhelming, but it still... Read more
Doctor, Doctor
Wednesday, September 10, 2014      1 comments

What can I say, but this is a week that I just can't escape from the healthcare world! Every day this week, I have some type of work or personal engagement with the healthcare community. I worked (as a nurse at an area hospital) Sunday nig... Read more
Dark side of the sun.
Thursday, September 04, 2014      2 comments

Okay, I have been working nights for almost 2 weeks now. I don't mind it, but if any of you follow my food you can see that it is not as great has it has been the months I was unemployed. I also don't seem to get as many steps in each day as I d... Read more
What a difference "it" can make!
Saturday, August 16, 2014      5 comments

Person-I'd like to think that I haven't changed much over the past 5 years, but I know I have & it is more than just my hair is cut short. I know that I am better at expressing my feelings. I know that I am still learning the right times & place... Read more
Working it Out With Work
Wednesday, August 06, 2014      2 comments

I don't get to start working nights at the hospital until the end of August, but on Friday, I at least get to start working/orienting to the new unit I will be working on. I am excited. I know this will increase my activity level, as I rarely fe... Read more
Back to Working Nights
Friday, July 18, 2014      4 comments

I am so excited to begin working night shifts at an area hospital again after being away from such work for nearly 5 years. I know that I will face some challenges with my eating and tracking of foods and activities by staying awake on the wrong... Read more
Off Site means Off Track
Wednesday, July 09, 2014      4 comments

It seems that every time I let my job or life take me away from the site, I lose control. I get "busy", then "stressed" then I go for my binge foods. This had lead me to the 3 rd time needing surgical intervention to remove a kidney stone. The m... Read more
Falling into Place
Saturday, October 19, 2013      4 comments

I never wanted to do home health. It looked so boring and mostly about w Oki und care, never really my thing. After almost 2 months of orientation to this area of nursing I am learning to enjoy the challenges that come with this line of work, f... Read more
Patience my Child
Tuesday, July 16, 2013      6 comments

With a "Get Her Done" attitude, which seems to involve everything but taking care of my own health and well-being, I don't like waiting around for things to happen, for decisions to be made, or for results to improve. I think Mother should have ... Read more
Remove the Clouds; There is enough fog.
Sunday, May 05, 2013      5 comments

10 years from now, what will be life be like? I am hoping that I have completed or am about to complete my advanced education. I am hoping that I am living a healthier life. I would love to be sharing my life with a family of some sort, bu... Read more
Remove the Clouds; There is enough fog.
Sunday, May 05, 2013      1 comments

10 years from now, what will be life be like? I am hoping that I have completed or am about to complete my advanced education. I am hoping that I am living a healthier life. I would love to be sharing my life with a family of some sort, bu... Read more

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