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Recovery Week
Tuesday, January 20, 2009      0 comments

P90X, which has become as much a part of my daily life as brushing my teeth and tying my shoes incorporates a recovery week every 4th or 5th week. During this week you take a break from strength training exercises and focus on yoga, core synerg... Read more
Home Day
Monday, January 19, 2009      0 comments

I'm off work and home today, for what feels like the first day in a long time. Night shifts are like that, they seem to stretch time and make everything feel expanded and slow. I'm trying to make good use of this time by eating well, exercisin... Read more
Reviewing My Blogs...
Sunday, January 18, 2009      0 comments

As much as I get from writing about my own health/lifestyle journey each day, I also find it worthwhile to look over and consider what I've written the last two weeks. That is my journey today, looking back so I can make better choices moving f... Read more
Atomic Fireballs
Saturday, January 17, 2009      0 comments

I really love these cinnamon candies. I'm really finding that hard candy is satisfying my sweet tooth without getting carried away with empty calories. Three of these jawbreakers is only 60 calories. Each one typically lasts me about 15 minut... Read more
I'm Eating Now Because...
Friday, January 16, 2009      1 comments

I'm asking / saying this to myself every time I put something in my mouth...and I think it's helping. It's helping me focus on what I'm eating (proteins for hunger, carbs for energy) and why. It also has stopped me from eating a couple of time... Read more
The When of Eating
Thursday, January 15, 2009      2 comments

I've been focusing on when I eat the last few days, particularly as I'm in the middle of several night shifts. I am finding that a small snack prior to my workouts (strength or cardio) is making a big difference in the quality of the exercise. ... Read more
Environment and Eating Habits
Wednesday, January 14, 2009      1 comments

So much of what I eat has to do with where I am and what I'm doing. When I work at my full-time ER job, there are snacks galore--almost all of them homemade and delicious. What kind of treats are present depends on which nurses are worki... Read more
Proteins vs. Carbs
Tuesday, January 13, 2009      0 comments

I'm really trying to figure out why/when I eat. I'm trying to deliberately pick proteins if hunger seems to be the main issue, and to pick carbs when I feel like I'm just needing a boost of energy. I am keenly aware of both of these sensations... Read more
Food Rules
Sunday, January 11, 2009      1 comments

I'm trying to analyze what I eat, why, when I'm hungry, and strategies that I can do to make this lifestyle change easier. I'm breaking this up into two parts. The first part are things that I find challenging. The second half is strategies t... Read more
First Meal of the Day
Saturday, January 10, 2009      0 comments

I find that if I snack or eat sweets early in the day, it sets me up to do that throughout the day. I feel like I need to eat clean for the first 6 hours of the day in order to get started on the right foot. It's not so much whether I eat brea... Read more
Quality over Quantity
Friday, January 09, 2009      1 comments

Tony Horton (P90X) constantly talks about the quality of the workout, instead of the quantity of reps. I really like that. I'm trying to incorporate that into everything I do. Even if I can't hold a certain yoga pose for as long as I'd like, ... Read more
Sleep and Eat, Eat and Sleep
Thursday, January 08, 2009      0 comments

I'm really noticing how much a lack of sleep effects my eating. I see this most at the end of a workday when I'm feeling especially fatigued. If I haven't slept well, then I tend to snack--and by that I mean eat as much sugary junk as I can ge... Read more
Eating Clean
Tuesday, January 06, 2009      0 comments

I set a new goal as part of my Spark Goals for this year: eat clean. By this I mean, trying to eat things that are nutritionally sound for me. I think about it as food that I would feed my children or someone else's kids if they were at our ho... Read more
Regular Meals for Unpredictable Work
Monday, January 05, 2009      0 comments

I work in the emergency department. We can go from having one or two patients to being full with three more patients in the waiting room. I find it very difficult to eat regular small meals while at work because of this. I don't like eating w... Read more
Full vs. Not Hungry
Sunday, January 04, 2009      0 comments

I'm really struggling with this one. I grew up in a household where you were expected to clean your plate--that was the only way you got any dessert! Now that I'm eating much less calories, I rarely feel "full" as in that sensation you get whe... Read more

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