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I am a nurse in Virginia who has practiced for more than 30 years and am feeling the effects. Joint and back pain. I would like to blame it on my job, but the truth is I am deconditioned, obese and weak.

1/1/2013---OK, New Years, Hmmmm I have never been into the Resolution thing. Just they way it falls I guess. I have been a Sparker for 3 years, lost 30 pounds and have managed to find it again. Bummer...If I don't do something, and soon, I will be disabled. I am 61 and can feel a miserable future around the corner in a few years. Time for me to choose!!! Go back Chris and look in that mirror sideways again...that will motivate you!!

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Member Since: 7/19/2009

Fitness Minutes: 1,065

My Goals:
I want to continue to to work as a nurse until "I" want to retire!

I WILL eat 3...I said THREE meals a day, not One!

I also will learn to like sweating......I Hope!

I will allow my picture to be taken :D


My Program:
Eat 3 meals a day - Yes three--not ONE!
Start a fitness program by replacing 30 minutes of gaming time with activity! WOW, what a concept!
Figure out how to do cardio...still a puzzle but not unsolvable.
Strengthening 2X a wk-





Personal Information:
I have been a critical care nurse for 30+ years and am now a full time educator at my hospital. More sitting than I have ever done!!
I'm a mother of three and grandmother of 2. I have great kids!
Would like to work until I am 70...not sure if that will happen but I can only try.


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  • v SHOAPIE
    Hope you are enjoying your day of ACLS. I'm sure it is a huge change of pace. emoticon Dona
    3752 days ago
  • v HOSTALADY
    emoticon I am sorry you have had a bad day today.
    I do hope your evening is better for you!
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    Barb
    3753 days ago
  • v SHRTANDSWEET
    Thank you for my orchid! It looks like you are doing well! Good luck!
    3753 days ago
  • v LYMEY74
    Thanks. I saw the shirts at Bark for Life yesterday. They were pretty cool. They raised over $12,000 for the American Cancer Society and it was the first year they had done the Bark for Life. I hope you are doing well! emoticon
    3758 days ago
  • v SHOAPIE
    Thanks for the hot chocolate. Wish I would have thought of that. Hope work isn't too slow or too busy. Where I work all ICU cases go direct, not to PACU. On the weekends we are on call for 24 hours. Week night calls are for 9 hours after our shift ends at 2100. I'm on Wed night again. Then Saturday and then again on Labor day. September is an awful call month for me, I'm really dreading it. If I never had to take call again, I'd be a really happy PACU RN! emoticon Dona
    3758 days ago
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