Victory, though small, still....
Today, I had to go for work training. 1st, I had to be awake during the early a.m. This is not my .
M.O.as a night shifter. However, up at 7 a.m. ate a good breakfast and I'm off and running (figuratively). Didn't pack a lunch as I didn't kno... Read more
My father in law, a minister, use to say, "I want to be a returning missionary." He wanted all the glory of going to a foreign land and doing the hard stuff and sacrifices without really going there. Just be the "returned" showing the slides,... Read more
I love to garden! Today I planted what we call the salad coffin. (Raised bed 3feet tall, 6 feet wide). Planted mesclun, parsley, oregano, basil. I toted bricks and built a wall for Canna's. Weeded like crazy. Planted a pot with cherry tomat... Read more
When I fractured my spine winter was setting in and I decided I NEEDED a treadmill. I had to ask my poa of finances for $$$. He (my brother) said OK, but you won't use it. Happily I am reporting....yes I do! It has a Julienne Michaels work o... Read more
Joy=gardening, stooping and pulling weeds with greater easy. A year ago I hired people to fertilize, this year, its all me! Great calorie burner, saving $$$$ and really, I do way better job. Heeding the advice of spark, "see yourself as you wi... Read more
simply 4 days
Checking in. Its really hard to work all night, turn around and exercise but managed a little every day. Doing squats while talking to my son in the garage, he asked "are you OK?". Me: yes, just needed to do some squats before leaving for work... Read more
skinny jean challenge
Well, I bit of the bullet and signed up for skinny jean challenge. I feel like I should lose about 50 lbs BEFORE I sign up for any challenges. Kind of got the cart before the horse. I'm going to do it tho! Might have to modify but here I go... Read more
I'm in the middle of 3-12 hour night shifts. What this means is, I worked 12 last night, eat dinner at 11p.m. and snack around 3a.m. slept only 4.5-5 hours. Last night I went to Au Bob Pan around 3 for a snack...ended up with a salad (good), b... Read more
Exercise/no weight loss!
I've been hitting my home gym regularly, my eating with wreakless abandon prevents losing weight, but I will get to that at some point. BUT, what I am so overjoyed with is the changes physically. More stability doing every day activities, sle... Read more
Historically my mom was always starting her "diet" on Monday. Well, today is that day, sort of. I devoted this past two weeks to health maintenance. Mammogram, dentists and tomorrow I have a colonoscopy. So today I eat breakfast and only clear... Read more
There is nothing more inspiring than new "toys" to help get into the exercise mode. So, today I bought 2 new shiny kettle bells. :) And it was a good workout!... Read more
Raise the bar
I went back and re-read some blogs I wrote over the years. Its good to review where you come from and despite set backs, progress was made. I have to say, I am grateful for Sparkpeople, cause it helps me continually evolve. It nudges me to b... Read more
Night Shift, waaaaa, waa, waaaa
I work night shift and it's a killer. It kills the day I have to work...sleep so I can stay up all night and the day after, sleep cause I'm wiped out. It kills the metabolism. My poor body doesn't know whats up. Shift workers statistically di... Read more
Lymphoma guy inspires me!
Tonight at work (RN, bone marrow transplant unit) my patient showed me pictures of him pre-diagnosis. He was massive, ripped muscles, the result of huge commitment to getting and staying strong. I said " you look very intimidating. I use to p... Read more
I was last here in 2010, and I'm back! I weigh the same which is pretty remarkable. It IS time to accomplish my goals. IT IS TIME!!! The last year illustrated the need repeatedly. Nothing like turning 65 to wake a person up or if that does... Read more
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