Walking across the country
Friday, March 29, 2013 4 comments
Last weekend I joined Spark's Virtual Walk/Run/Cycle thru US @ exercise.lbl.gov. If you visit the team page and click on the map of the US you will be redirected to the abysmally slow (at least on my computer) government website where you... Read more
Just to show hubby I wasn't giving up...
Thursday, March 21, 2013 5 comments
I came home with a dramatic hair cut, just like I would if I had been accepted into my first choice for nursing school after all. The whole reason I joined Spark was because I was going to be doing a group interview alongside people a lot young... Read more
Got a kick in the gut!
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 4 comments
I'm sure I aced my exam tonight. But I ALSO got word tonight I was NOT accepted into the nursing program in the college I most wanted to attend. They changed the criteria this year. Last year I would have been accepted, because grades w... Read more
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 2 comments
Monday, March 18, 2013 6 comments
Plan for emotional health when you age
Sunday, March 17, 2013 5 comments
My work brings me into very intimate contact with people who are in the last few years or even the last moments of their lives. I am almost always in their homes rather than in a facility. Sometimes I get to know their families well, also. I ... Read more
Interview where I must wear Spanx vs. essay where I can let it hang out?
Friday, March 15, 2013 5 comments
I applied to two nursing schools, one that has a group interview, which the advisor described as a Miss America pageant ("Dress well, but don't be nervous," she said!) The other has a proctored essay. I've known for 6 weeks the interview would... Read more
If I want to cheat, I can weigh myself upstairs...
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 4 comments
Because upstairs, the floor is not level. If I point the scale facing north, I lose 3 pounds. I thought about it because I spent too much time studying this weekend between work shifts to exercise much. But then I'd have to keep weighing ... Read more
A muscle bound 82-year old commented on my weight loss plan today
Saturday, March 09, 2013 5 comments
He (a former black belt) said he was impressed that I am sticking with it. He said he would like to design a plan for me (which I am sure would be very painful for me to follow) because it would be more efficient. But he's been watching me and... Read more
Sneaking in the exercise, I have lost 5 pounds
Friday, March 08, 2013 4 comments
I wish I had lost 8 by now, because I am behind my goal, but it's a start. I actually gained two pounds last week (anniversary week plus two exams I wasn't ready for without really hitting the books meant I spent a lot of time on my rear) so th... Read more
I haven't weighed myself yet this week, but...
Saturday, March 02, 2013 2 comments
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 1 comments
Indy girl posted an enormously popular blog about stomach shrinking a couple days ago. She said that she felt fuller on reasonable portions when she gave up meats from animals that had been fed hormones (which of course fatten the animals up, a... Read more
More things I've learned
Monday, February 25, 2013 2 comments
Since my schedule is totally whacked, I no longer eat traditional breakfasts, lunches and dinners unless I am actually home for them. If I got home from a night shift and and ate a hearty breakfast late in the morning the next day, even if it ... Read more
If I like my pedometer, am I a pedophile?
Thursday, February 21, 2013 2 comments
Without my new pedometer, I would probably have been deterred from walking at all after I hurt my ankle at work last weekend. But the pedometer makes sneaking in exercise a bit of a game, so I occasionally say “to heck with the ankle!” Since... Read more
If you want to lose weight, take a Microbiology class
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 3 comments
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