Setbacks won't get me down, bring it 2017!!
I have been pondering for several months the idea of doing the Flying Pig Half Marathon this year (no need to do the full, that is crossed off the bucket list). Both because I really enjoyed it in 2012, I need fitness goals to keep me motivated,... Read more
Honestly, it appears that I updated my goals on my Sparkpage early last month, probably at the beginning of this round of the BLC (Biggest Loser Challenge, I rejoined this round after several away from the Corral with my Midnight Mustangs).
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It's AHA Heart Mini Time Again
And I'm not going.
Seriously (SERIOUSLY!) considered heading down to the expo today and registering for the Heart Walk tomorrow, but then I remembered I have to work at 11pm tomorrow night, and I have to make smarter choices than that with... Read more
A Little Updating Is In Order - Hey, I'm a Nurse!!
I graduated from my nursing program in December, and passed the NCLEX-RN exam on January 26, 2016, so I'm a full-fledged nurse now! Of course, it took a few weeks for them to transition me from working as a nursing aide at my current job into a ... Read more
What Inspires me? A Reminder to Myself
I realized several weeks ago that “Extreme Weight Loss” was well into a new season and I’d been missing it (thanks to changing cable/internet/phone providers – the new DVR wasn’t set up to record it! We’ve since rectified that oversight). This h... Read more
Mixed Bag of Updates
Today marks 3 weeks of successfully NOT ending my streak and logging into Sparkpeople every day! I'm pretty stoked about that (and the fact I made the decision to set up my browser so it automatically launches Sparkpeople when I first open it fo... Read more
Nursing School is Hazardous to Your Health
When I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and Type 2 Diabetes (wow, nearly a year ago now) I had to withdraw from school and sit out a semester from the nursing program. I chose to look at that time as being "in training to go back to school... Read more
For My Sparkfriends not on Facebook - GRANDBABY!
Well, okay, he's not much of a "baby" anymore (he's going to end up taller than ALL of us if his 2 year old measurements are any indication). My daughter-in-lawless (and Sparkfriend PHOENIXXRISING) put these up after the family went out to play ... Read more
"You should be REALLY proud of what you've accomplished!"
See that sentence up there?
With the quotes?
THAT is what my Nurse Practitioner said to me at the end of my appointment today.
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It's not a diet, it's a "live it"!
My workplace has started a "Biggest Loser Challenge" - anyone who joins in pays $5, and the person who loses the biggest percentage of body weight at the end of 9 weeks gets the pot.
I've joined as an extra incentive to keep on track, but ... Read more
When having a UTI is a GOOD thing - A Thankful Post
I've been meaning to do a follow up blog to my last entry for a while now, but life keeps getting in the way. So of course, there's tons to update by now, but I'll try to do the "short version" (those of you who've known me longer than five minu... Read more
Dear Everybody - I'm Scared
First of all, for anyone who has sent me PMs or poked me here, thanks! There's no way I can go back and respond, because my sparkmail is packed and overwhelming (mostly with team notices that are ridiculously out of date) so I'm just going to de... Read more
Sticking a toe in the proverbial pool...
So, I'm in week 4 of Nursing 102 - which means I've mostly made it through "Boot Camp" (they warned us in Nursing 101 that the first 3 weeks were the make-or-break period). And wow, they weren't kidding - I can't remember ever living with such s... Read more
So, I've joined the BLC again. Here, have some goals.
I've got a far longer blog percolating regarding my impetus to start working on being healthy again, and news of various sorts...but THIS blog is due for points within the next 20 minutes. So you'll have to wait for the rest. :)
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Quick Photo Blog - GRANDBABY!
Because there have been requests...
With mommy last week as we helped both his parents and my older son move to Clifton (aka CLOSER TO ME!)
With Grandma (whose colla... Read more