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  • I lost the streak but its back

    2/8/2016 6:35:05 AM, by SWEETFWEMTB

    I've lost the streak but I haven't given up. I've been sick for a couple of days. One of the nasty perks of working with the public is that we tend to pick up anything that is going around. I picked up the stomach virus that was going around. So I got a little lazy on tracking things. I just didn't ... Read more

  • Monday

    2/7/2016 8:54:36 PM, by JTREMBATH

    With the last day of the long weekend and hopefully every one back at work will probably go away tomorrow just for a couple of days as I will have to be back for my appointment on Friday... Read more

  • Winter race circuit 5k

    2/7/2016 1:41:24 PM, by AURORAMILLET

    I finished my winter race circuit 5k yesterday! I was a little nervous. But I thought that I've been doing good with my training and its only a 5k. The first mile I was getting passed left and right by runners faster than me. I kept thinking that I should go faster but I knew that if I did I w... Read more

  • Sunday

    2/6/2016 7:28:23 PM, by JTREMBATH

    I will be counting the days to Friday at 1:00 pm we are hoping to go away some where for a couple of days I will keep my fingers crossed as then I can give my hand a rest because being I try to do things and get frustrated.... Read more

  • beet burgers in the oven

    2/6/2016 4:55:49 PM, by GA_REPOMAN

    going to eat good beet burger and sweet potatoe fries... Read more

  • cooking tonight

    2/6/2016 4:54:31 PM, by GA_REPOMAN

    making beet burgers... Read more

  • Saturday

    2/5/2016 10:24:34 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Can't wait to get this plaster off I am limited to what I can do which is not much and in this muggy weather it is driving me mad.... Read more

  • Friday

    2/4/2016 8:48:20 PM, by JTREMBATH

    We have finally got an appointment for my hand as I rang them again this morning to be told I had an appointment the 2nd March told them I cannot that long as on my discharge paper said 10 to 14 days and I was already past that and I also said I work for the DHB and did not have a medical certifica... Read more

  • Your so large...why an EMT?

    2/4/2016 5:16:28 AM, by SWEETFWEMTB

    I recently had a co-worker ask. Your such a large girl. Why an EMT. Why not a nurse or home health care aid. These are both great careers but it's something that was never for me. Many don't know this about me. Some of my co-workers don't know this about me but I grew up without a biological fath... Read more

  • Thursday

    2/3/2016 5:48:12 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Another long weekend as we have Waitangi day the day many years ago they signed the New Zealand Treaty it should be called New Zealand day... Read more

  • Hill Repeats

    2/3/2016 5:04:41 PM, by AURORAMILLET

    I did some hill repeats on the treadmill yesterday. I actually did NOT feel much like running. I was kind of in lazy mode. I did it anyways though. I just set the treadmill for 30 minutes and I set the incline to 4.0. I slowly increased it to 6.0 incline and slowly increased my speed as well. I got ... Read more

  • Wednesday

    2/2/2016 7:53:53 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Still no appointment but no mail today I think there is tomorrow as the mail only comes three times a week so hopefully tomorrow.... Read more

  • Swimming

    2/2/2016 12:21:27 AM, by AURORAMILLET

    I did Some swimming today. I am getting better. I'm getting less tired during the laps and I'm making better time. I did 1000 yards today in 32 minutes! This was better than a week or so ago when I did it in 36 minutes. I'm getting faster too. I was able to do a half lap/one length in 27 seconds.... Read more

  • Tuesday

    2/1/2016 7:30:12 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Still no appointment for my hand this morning so rang up to find out about my appointment only to find out that they haven't even got one and the paper said that the appointment was suppose to be between 10 and 14 days and today is the 14th day.... Read more

  • Be The River!

    2/1/2016 11:20:32 AM, by SWEETFWEMTB

    Part of me wants to say that January was a failure. I didn't have any weight loss on the scale. I have to remember that perseverance wins the race. A river doesn't just suddenly break a bolder in half. A river carved the Grand Canyon for years, years, and years before what it is what it is today.... Read more

  • Monday

    1/31/2016 8:04:16 PM, by JTREMBATH

    For some unknown reason my hand is sore this morning, I still have not got an appointment to have this plaster removed they said 10 -14 days and it is 14 days tomorrow.... Read more

  • If they saw your heart, you would look like a Goddess.

    1/31/2016 3:14:41 AM, by SWEETFWEMTB

    If they saw your heart, you would be a Goddess in their eyes. This is going to be my new mantra. I had a high low today that brought me to tears. Some of the tears were out of sorrow. Some of the tears were from shyness. I have a friend who is a paramedic who comes into work. He always teases ... Read more

  • Sunday

    1/31/2016 12:43:02 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Went for a drive down to the farm for a few hours DIL made a lovely bacon and egg pie made some mashed potatoes and a casserole as I still can't do things with my hand so we were very grateful for them.... Read more

  • Double shift ruin the diet

    1/30/2016 4:59:10 AM, by SWEETFWEMTB

    I'll be honest with myself. I packed too much food. I did a 16 hour shift. Well actually I did a 8 hour shift, went home to bed for a couple of hours, and then came back and did a sixteen hour shift. I blame it on not planning better and only getting three hours of sleep. I did get a lot of wa... Read more

  • Saturday

    1/29/2016 8:38:12 PM, by JTREMBATH

    You guessed it I have to keep telling him to elevate he tells me I keep mine elevated most of the time different story when he wants his meals considering I am not even suppose to be doing that.... Read more

  • Friday

    1/28/2016 8:29:02 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Hubby went to see the orthopaedic surgeon yesterday and his finger has to mend itself he is suppose to keep it elevated but more often than not it isn't so that does not fix the swelling.... Read more

  • Thursday

    1/28/2016 1:09:26 AM, by JTREMBATH

    I think I might have done something I should not have done as the owner of the house came round to bring someone that is going to take over the management of this place so had to do some cleaning I was not intending to do so am in a bit more pain than usual.... Read more

  • Sure it's about the weight loss...kinda

    1/27/2016 10:46:47 AM, by SWEETFWEMTB

    For so many years, I have been focusing on what the scale reads. This has brought me to my highest highs and my lowest lows in my life. I was in my lowest low at one point that I actually thought about ending my life. There were days when I wondered how much it would hurt if I jumped off a bridge or... Read more

  • Wednesday

    1/26/2016 7:34:12 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Still in pain but have not heard as to when they will remove the cast as in this weather it is getting hot and itchy.... Read more

  • My Progress - My Passion

    1/26/2016 12:18:01 PM, by EILEA73

    Tang Soo Do = My new passion. I can't say enough good things about this martial art. It continues to shape me into something amazing. A stronger, healthier, happier me. Before I started TSD, I never thought a "fat" person like me could do a martial art. That is was only for "skinny" peopl... Read more

  • Tuesday

    1/25/2016 9:19:03 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Not as hot as yesterday as the sun is hiding behind a big cloud but it is humid, went out for my walk this morning, but did not walk as far as normal.... Read more

  • "The Winter Burn" 5k

    1/25/2016 10:45:20 AM, by AURORAMILLET

    I did the "The Winter Burn" 5k on Saturday. I was really excited about this race. This was the first time that I did this race. It was all UPHILL, with a 1200 foot elevation gain. I was able to run the first mile or so, but as the course got steeper, I had to walk. I was really trying to power walk ... Read more

  • I am a "Rock Star"

    1/25/2016 5:03:17 AM, by SWEETFWEMTB

    I have a friend that works in the EMS industry with me. One day he said "Red...Your a Rock Star" I said "Wolf, you need to hush with that." He growled at me. The truth is that I have trouble taking compliments from men. I really have trouble taking compliments from men that I think are attractive. W... Read more

  • Monday

    1/24/2016 9:31:05 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Went to the blessing of the theatres and the cleaning room before they start using it on Wednesday, I am just sorry I will not be there as I cannot return till I get a clearance from the surgeon.... Read more

  • Trying to consider weight loss and health as an adventure

    1/24/2016 4:18:55 AM, by SWEETFWEMTB

    It's interesting how much time I put into other things but I don't put time into myself. So this time around I am trying to consider my health and weight loss as an adventure. One step at a time. Trying to find the joy in each moment. Tracking any success that I can find. Right now the adventur... Read more

  • day 23

    1/23/2016 9:36:31 PM, by GA_REPOMAN

    I have just quit tracking these last couple days but I have been sticking to "good" food as much as I can . Here in NC we have had a heck of a blizzard and I have been on standby at the fire station. Took my "homemade tv dinners" with me and the only other thing I have had that I havent been drinkin... Read more

  • Sunday

    1/23/2016 8:03:01 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Another scorching hot day it is very draining so am not doing much, tomorrow I am going to work about 12:15 as my cleaning room has been completed and they are blessing of the 2 theatres and the cleaning room and seeing it is were I have worked for the last 14 years I am making an appearance.... Read more

  • Saturday

    1/22/2016 8:20:04 PM, by JTREMBATH

    A really hot day I am just sitting here doing my spark points and the perspiration is just pouring off me, my hand is very sore and cannot do much with it as it is in plaster.... Read more

  • Still have an emotional eating problem

    1/22/2016 4:31:58 AM, by SWEETFWEMTB

    Monday night I found out that I wasn't enough. After 14 years in my marriage, my husband has decided that he wants an open relationship. I didn't cry, I didn't scream, but I did push my feelings down with four slices of New York cheese cake and several grilled cheese sandwiches. I seriously ne... Read more

  • Friday

    1/21/2016 10:17:59 PM, by JTREMBATH

    My hand is still sore can't do to much with it at the moment.... Read more

  • Thursday

    1/20/2016 9:55:06 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Op went alright the Dr said there was a lot going on in my wrist but he did an arthroscopy then a debridement but could not understand the other things but 21/2 hours in theatre came out all right.... Read more

  • Hill Run

    1/19/2016 3:40:17 PM, by AURORAMILLET

    I'm looking forward to a race I have this weekend. I haven't done this one before though. It is called "The Winter Burn 5K." It is all up hill with a 1200 foot elevation gain. This will be a great training run for me. But I am sure my speed/time will suck. The weather might be pretty cold, might sno... Read more

  • Tuesday

    1/19/2016 1:51:14 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Tomorrow is op day for my hand after such a long wait I have to be in at 7 am and first on the list.... Read more

  • Sunday

    1/17/2016 12:38:52 AM, by JTREMBATH

    I made hubby go to A and E this morning because on checking his hand this morning the swelling had gone down a bit and where it was really sore after the Dr saw it he got him to go for an x-ray and found he had a broken little finger.... Read more

  • Saturday

    1/15/2016 8:18:24 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Hubby had an accident at work yesterday and they sent him home But the problem was they could not let me know as because of the ladies that work in my department abused the use of the phone the manager has taken it out and hubby did not know what other number he could notify me on.... Read more

  • Yah Friday

    1/15/2016 1:29:23 AM, by JTREMBATH

    A very busy day, went for my walk early but had to stop after awhile as my toe was sore. Today I got a call to tell me my admit time on Wednesday is 11:00am.... Read more

  • Goals week 2 checkin

    1/14/2016 12:55:54 PM, by ROYADEDEAUX

    Today is day 14! Here's my uodate: 1. Done! I've done pilates, strength training, walking, and running as my exercises this week. Today is strength training again and tomorrow I get my bike back! 2. Done! 3. Yup! And mostly sticking within my ranges! 4. Yup! 5. Yup! 100% successful, 2 week... Read more

  • Did some swimming yesterday

    1/14/2016 11:18:34 AM, by AURORAMILLET

    I went to the pool at the fitness center I go to. They have a 50 yard length lap pool, this means that it is twice as long as a regular pool, which is usually 25 yards. This is great for my triathlon training, especially since I will have to do an open water triathlon this year. But, the length of t... Read more

  • Thursday

    1/14/2016 2:04:12 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Did the water test this morning so now its a 3 day wait to make sure the water is correct this procedure is done now every month, then did a run with the scopes in the machines every thing run great so looks like every thing will be ready for our opening on the 25th.... Read more

  • Tried a Pilates Class

    1/13/2016 5:47:09 PM, by AURORAMILLET

    Yesterday, I tried a Pilates class at the fitness center that I go to. It was way crowded and it was difficult to find enough room to do the moves the teacher was directing. The session really worked my abs. I actually couldn't finish one of the sets because my abs just gave out. They are stil... Read more

  • Wednesday

    1/13/2016 1:57:48 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Avery busy day today tomorrow I have been given the task of micro testing the water in the new machines that have just been installed in our updated department they hope to open on the 27th.... Read more

  • Tuesday

    1/12/2016 1:16:48 AM, by JTREMBATH

    A very wet day today so I decided to do most of my walk indoors as it started to rain heavy about 1/4 hour after I started and did not want to go to work wet.... Read more

  • Goals for the year

    1/11/2016 4:22:52 PM, by AURORAMILLET

    I set some new goals for the year and thought that I should share them. My Goals this year are: ---Run an 8 minute mile by the end of the year, preferably on track or road ---Swim 350yds continuously in 7 minutes or less, can be pool or open water ---Bike 12 miles in 30 ... Read more

  • Successful things

    1/11/2016 12:18:41 PM, by ROYADEDEAUX

    I wrote my training plan and have stuck with it every day of January so far. I hot the bike into get repaired, and it will be ready on Friday. I bought a bike helmet and reflective gear. My sister and I have an agreement than whenever one of us loses 5 pounds, the other buys them flowers. I ha... Read more

  • Monday

    1/11/2016 1:35:33 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Well back to work today and seeing as they are still doing the up grade of my department I had to go to the other hospital, but took the opportunity to have a look at the alterations and I was surprised to see they had just about finished but they still have to put in the machinery.... Read more

  • Staying motivated

    1/10/2016 9:42:33 PM, by SHELLB06

    So I have a great start to everything I do and I am good at most of it to. But I loose motivation after the first 2 weeks and slowly start to back sliding on my diet or exercise. I'm currently doing the 21 day fix and love every part of it other then the food prep. Which by the way I hate cooking wh... Read more

  • Going to start my training

    1/9/2016 9:08:46 PM, by AURORAMILLET

    In about 5 weeks I will be starting my triathlon training with my coach. She will be giving me tough workouts, sometimes even 2 hours long. She will push me and demand I give 100%. Sometimes even I don't know if I can do what she asks of me. I'm a little nervous and worried. I'm thinking that I h... Read more

  • Sunday

    1/9/2016 8:55:57 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Considering we are half way through Summer the weather is so unpredictable one day wet next day fine today overcast but not cold.... Read more