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Three shifts
Tuesday, July 07, 2009      2 comments

I just completed 3 shifts on the oncology unit where I work as a bone marrow transplant and hematology oncology nurse. As an older nurse 3 shifts is exhausting. Particularly so now as we have a large population of end stage patients, who have ... Read more
Post Night Shift
Tuesday, June 30, 2009      2 comments

Whew! I finished the 2 weeks of nights. And to my surprise and exhilaration I lost weight....3 lbs this past week. I think the key was really tight planning and sticking to the plan. At any rate, I'm likin' that, maybe I should stay on night ... Read more
There's just no good answer to working nightshift....
Thursday, June 25, 2009      1 comments

I sleep of and on all day after working a night, never feeling like I got sleep at all. The day before I work a night shift I try to stay up really late to simulate night life but then don't sleep that well either. So I sleep away a whole day t... Read more
Night shift, hell if you do, hell if you don't....
Monday, June 22, 2009      2 comments

First night everything that wasn't nailed down went into my mouth. 2nd night, I just didn't want anything. I drank coffee and it made me feel bloated and nasty. I did eat a salad and some tuna with crackers and some fruit at various points th... Read more
Sometimes....
Thursday, June 18, 2009      2 comments

Sometimes, you see the big piece of chocolate cake, oozing with frosting and you can't help but dig in. Sometimes you find that second piece in front of you. Sometimes, that beer and popcorn beckons. Sometimes, you sit on the couch and veg. ... Read more
Happiness expressed through exhaustion
Sunday, June 14, 2009      2 comments

I went out in my kayak with my son today. It was glorious, got up close and personal with nature. I took pictures of a Great Blue Heron, which I think is an amazing bird. The geese with their young were everywhere (of course). My son disturb... Read more
Old lady water weight issues
Monday, June 08, 2009      1 comments

I weighed yesterday just cause I was curious. Curiosity is not all that it's cracked up to be. I know where would we be if Edison hadn't been curious about electricity. Anyway , I was very happy that the scale said 185.5....I liked that one. ... Read more
I DID IT!!!
Friday, June 05, 2009      5 comments

3 hours on a bike, 1085 calories burn but most of all I made my goal of 600 exercise minutes for the week of vacation. I have to say, next time I take a vacation I think I will just go for the R&R! ... Read more
Challenge 6/1 revisited....
Thursday, June 04, 2009      1 comments

Monday, I wait till my son is off work so we can train together. He informs me we only have 1 hour of time....bah, I was planning and hour of cardio and an hour of weight. Tuesday, 1 hour of cardio. I was late getting to the gym and it is pa... Read more
CHALLENGE 6/1/09
Sunday, May 31, 2009      1 comments

I took a vacation day this week just to enjoy life. I have a goal to drop the kayak in a body of water once a week for the entire season along with my usual 4 days of aerobic and 2 days of weight lifting. I am upping the ante for the week of 6... Read more
Mini rewards revisited
Monday, May 11, 2009      1 comments

I have to say rewards are a part of the American culture, maybe even a world wide phenomenon. We are rewarded from day 1. Cry, get fed, or changed. Behave well, we get an ice cream cone. Be really good and Santa brings you toys. Study hard... Read more
Feelin' Groovy by the Momma's and Pappa's
Thursday, April 16, 2009      1 comments

Anyone remember that song from the 60's? It always use to make me feel happy, sort of puts a smile in your heart. There's been a lot written about the positive thought process. I am determining in my soul to think positively about every as... Read more
Random thoughts
Friday, April 10, 2009      3 comments

If I lose weight and wear smaller clothes, I will save on laundry....smaller clothes ie more will fit in the washer/dryer hence one load instead of two. Time saver as well! ... Read more
Turning 60 in 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009      2 comments

I have been semi-stressing over turning 60 this year. I have NEVER given much thought to my age. When all around me stress over 30 I was happy go lucky, 50, hell no, just another great era to conquor. But 60! I joined a 60's sparkteam and my... Read more
Reading Blogs
Sunday, March 01, 2009      2 comments

I find that reading blogs from people I have connected with helps me define goals and encourages me. READ BLOGS, its good for your health and wellness!... Read more

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