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Vacation is here
Saturday, June 27, 2015      4 comments

I am going to St Augustine FL with my husband and brother and sister in law and their 2 teenagers. It ought to be fun ... I blame alot of my weight gain over the last 3 years to vacation weight I could never get off. I know 15 pounds of it. I do... Read more
Portion Control
Tuesday, June 23, 2015      9 comments

Boy this was an eye opener. I thought I was pretty good at judging how much food is in a cup or a bowl. I have these little ceramic bowls and thought just for kicks I would measure how much food I actually put in my little bowl. I was really sho... Read more
No gain
Saturday, June 20, 2015      5 comments

Well guys. I have had another OK week. I have logged in and spun the wheel , read a couple of articles. I did have 2 good days where I stayed in my calorie range. I will aim for 3 this next week. I have not gained any weight. So for me that is ... Read more
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

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