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This just isn't me
Thursday, December 03, 2015      5 comments

I want to be full of vim and vigor, go to the gym and be enthusiastic about life. Just feel so deflated. Sore throat, ear ache, achy and facing friday through sunday night shifts. BAH! HUMBUG!!!! Plan B, made crock pot full of black eyed peas... Read more
Ups and downs
Wednesday, December 02, 2015      3 comments

Started off this fine day awake until 3 a.m. This sleep stuff just eludes me. Up at 5 a.m. to get ready for the 2nd day of conference. Thankfully, this was a really excellent event so my sleeplessness wasn't as terrifying. The classroom was f... Read more
Feeling good
Tuesday, December 01, 2015      4 comments

This is the weight I pumped on the abduction/adduction (115 lb) machine tonight. Strong like ox!!! Nurse legs, strong they must be! (Yoda voice... Read more
Monday, November 30, 2015      4 comments

My emotions are a tangled web today. This swimsuit came today!!!! So excited to get back to swimming! Won't happen today, I'm exhausted... Read more
Saturday, November 28, 2015      5 comments

I got derailed a little on Thanksgiving. It's all good but now I have to get back on track and do what's right for my body. I have to confess, I LOVE MY TURKEY. I use an old Alton Brown brine recipe and it's the BOMB! My brother and his girl... Read more
2 lb short
Wednesday, November 25, 2015      3 comments

emoticon I am 2 lbs short of hitting my goal for Thanksgiving Day (USA). With less than 24 hours to go I don't think I'm going to make it. This ... Read more
Monday, November 23, 2015      7 comments

I did it! I told my boss I need to go to day shift. Apparently there will be some floating back to nights. Despite 14 years at this hospital and 3 years + of that on nights I do not get to bump the 2 girls who have only been there a year. Not... Read more
Sunday, November 22, 2015      4 comments

Happy Sunday to everyone! I'm heading into a night shift and it is so difficult to get my nutritional needs met. I ate chili at 5 a.m. with cheese and crackers. When I woke up I had oatmeal with raisins and a little honey. Dinner will b... Read more
Day 11 Differentiate between hunger, desire and cravings
Saturday, November 21, 2015      3 comments

Yesterday, I went to a continuing education program, "Understanding Metabolism: Mind-body Connections, Stress-related Eating, Mood, Cognition and Sleep". (all day ... Read more
Thursday, November 19, 2015      3 comments

I got an extra day off, was called off work last night due to overstaffing. YEA! I had a stellar plan to get into the swimming pool at the gym today, swim till my arms drop off and then Saturday to join the water aerobics class. It took ... Read more
Wednesday, November 18, 2015      4 comments

Dreary is still in the atmosphere here in Chicago, but I'm going with optimism. I tore through my house like a hurricane yesterday, removed 4 grocery sacks of clothes from my closet (Good Will happiness), cleaned and organized that room from t... Read more
Tuesday, November 17, 2015      3 comments

That is the operative word of the day. It is just dreary inside and out. Here in Chicagoland it is 55 (to me cold) and raining. My "old" bones do not like cold/rain. Some people remind me it could be worse, sub zero and snow. I'm kind of re... Read more
Monday, November 16, 2015      4 comments

This is like one of those pictures from Facebook that have an animal hidden in the brush. How are your bush eyes? Do you see my cat lurking about? ... Read more
The Day After
Sunday, November 15, 2015      4 comments

The day after is never a good thing. I didn't go to the gym yesterday. I am in a great debate about the personal trainer. Should I drop him for a month while my rib heals (broke it) vs power on through and maybe be careful with the rib. I wo... Read more
Today in BDS
Friday, November 13, 2015      4 comments

Choosing a Diet Coach. I kind of use my son as a sounding board. I also use this site and my Spark peeps. I have been pretty transparent at work about my efforts to get in shape and lose weight so it's not easy to hide binges and indiscretion... Read more

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