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I'm kind of on Semester break until June 1. I'm done with finals, anyway, and I don't have any assigned stuff. I will have clinical shifts the first half of May, five 12 hour shifts (and graveyards at that). They are planned to be 3 one week ... Read more
If maintenance is harder...
If maintenance is harder, why have I been afraid to go back to weight loss mode?
Today is my 40th month of maintaining. My weight is higher than I'd like, over 5 pounds so. Why don't I set about losing those 5 pounds? It's that or buy bigge... Read more
Stepping it up
I've been really consistent working out either cardio or strength since November. And my weight is, at least, not increasing. But I want to lose a few pounds so I'm going to try cardio every day and strength training a couple of times a week. ... Read more
Attitude vs. Motivation
This is a question I have pondered now and again, which I learned a lot about last week. Someone had posted an article about altitude decreasing mood but increasing focus. I was puzzled by this because both seratonin (low in depression) and do... Read more
2016 is 1/12 over
I'm contemplating my priorities and goals as this first month of 2016 winds down. February is shaping up to be a little hectic so I'm trying to be realistic.
I got a follow up survey from the NWCR (it was a second request, actually, I di... Read more
Grand Theory of Maintenance
The Dreyfus theory is an educational psychology model about how we come to really master something. It was adapted to nursing but Patricia Benner, and I've talked about it now and then relative to maintenance. I learned some interesting new th... Read more
I've been doing really well with fitness (6 days a week) since before Thanksgiving, including strength training. That's helped me to not gain weight, but I would like to lose a few pounds. I haven't been very good with freggies. Well, there w... Read more
Too early for flapjacks?
And by flapjacks, I mean New Year's resolutions.
1. I want to lose 5 lbs. I'm going to try 4x400 + freggies (fresh or steamed). I guess I can expect to lose about a pound a week, depending on my second goal.
2. I've had a good streak o... Read more
Dear future self
This was a point from that emotions of procrastination article which a lot of people joked about bookmarking for later.
I guess it's asking if what you're doing today will remain something you will always be glad you did. Some things you... Read more
It's a new month. My goals until December 21 involve holding the line on my weight. Since the last two years I have gained 4 pounds over the holidays, this means being a lot more vigilant about party eating, being faithful about cardio, and do... Read more
Being evil is draining
I've been AWOL for November, not because I was doing National Novel Writing Month, I gave up on that when our internet was getting fixed. But then the church I belong to (officially the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, aka Mormon) m... Read more
My semester break plan
This is a cross post from my organization blog:
If all goes as planned, I should be starting actual nursing school January 4. This semester was the pre-semester, and there will be an interview I have with the admissions people sometime in th... Read more
I think I'm getting used to my current roller coaster. My husband shifted to self employment, and I had a lot of stress over the health care issues, in addition to the stuff we do for self employment (he's a lawyer, and I am oftentimes his para... Read more
This is something I got from Onekidsmom's blog about wall to wall treats, and a tip to see it as dog's food. The thing is, would you even feed a dog a lot of junkfood? I don't have a dog, but my understanding is you risk winding up at the pet ... Read more
4 Characteristics of 40 Something Maintainers
I saw a link to this group in the big maintenance team's "Big Page of Links" and went to check it out, and I decided to sign up. There are some distinct issues with being a maintainer in your 40s.
1. Your metabolism may be beginning to sl... Read more