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Day off.
Sunday, June 14, 2015      6 comments

I took a day off work Friday. It is now Sunday and I almost feel like a regular person again. I have enjoyed playing with my grandson and exercising in the pool. I have relaxed a bit and do not feel quite so stressed. Managing stress is... Read more
Friday, June 12, 2015      5 comments

I know this is the time of year that most people are in a better mood... more sunshine and all that. This is the time of year I get depressed. This is the time of year it reminds me that I do not have time to get outside much. A beautiful day so... Read more
Tuesday, June 09, 2015      3 comments

In appreciation of our CNAs we had dessert day where everyone brought a dessert. Watching my calories I chose some cantaloupe. I resisted temptation but finally had to have one bite of the cake I had made and one bite of an chocolate ├ęclair. yea... Read more
Personality Disorders
Saturday, June 06, 2015      6 comments

I am a nurse as many of you already know. Sometimes a difficult patient has a personality disorder. One that is underdiagnosed frequently is Borderline Personality Disoder. I was doing some research to see how to handle this patient and realize... Read more
logging in
Friday, June 05, 2015      5 comments

Sometimes I think that if I just log into spark people every day the weight will come off. Still I am having difficulty getting any of it to budge. I walk about 10,000 steps a day. I manage a 100 bed nursing home. I am always on the floor walki... Read more
Saturday, May 30, 2015      3 comments

I read the article on seated yoga poses and thought I will try this. I did them all even the one where you actually have to get in the floor. I feel more energized and I was surprised that I can still get up off the floor without using my hands... Read more
Walking more
Thursday, May 28, 2015      5 comments

I bought a step tracker. I put it on my shoe when it came in. So since 11 AM I stepped 10,000 steps. I do not think this one is designed to go on my shoe. I think it counts 2 every step so if I divide it I still stepped 5,000 steps. So I think t... Read more
Sunday, May 24, 2015      5 comments

last week was a bad week. I said to myself "Rachel what is wrong with you.... you know what to do why are you refusing to do it. " I gave myself many excuses but said OK then I have to be at church at 10 It is 8:45. .... ride the recumbent bike ... Read more
Saturday, May 23, 2015      2 comments

I know weigh in day is Sat morning. Silly me raided the fridge last night. This is emotional eating and self sabotage I know. Just being aware... What was my day like. Hurried and scattered. So no weight loss this week. Still learning.... Read more
9 day streak
Thursday, May 21, 2015      4 comments

OK I have logged on and spun the wheel and racked up some points. I am feeling hopeful that I can actually do this. I am drinking more water and eating less. Instead of cookies and milk for a bedtime snack I have a cup of bullion. I sure ... Read more
What a day!
Tuesday, May 19, 2015      4 comments

I am feeling stressed at work. My boss has gone on a cruise and I am in charge. So many things to have to deal with... staffing and admissions and family dynamics plus added stress of constantly feeling like I am letting people down. The ... Read more
May 2015
Sunday, May 17, 2015      4 comments

May seems to be my motivating month. The month my first son was born 30 years ago. Let 2015 be my year to get in shape...... Read more
Saturday, May 16, 2015      6 comments

I dug up and planted a vegetable garden with my husbands help of course. I am very tired. I worked out in the yard for about 4 hours. I look forward to having tomatoes , squash cucumbers and sweet peppers.... Read more
back again
Thursday, May 14, 2015      4 comments

I have gained almost all of my weight back that I lost. I mistakenly thought " ok I got this now I wont gain the weight back" But 2 years later that is exactly what I have done so it is time to face reality and accept the fact that I do need to ... Read more
Pictures in the Pool.
Saturday, May 12, 2012      3 comments

My grand child came over to spend the weekend. I was out there playing with him in the pool and my husband was taking pictures. Oh yes the dreaded pictures. I looked so sloppy and out of shape. There is nothing like pictures to put things into p... Read more

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