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Deb's Journey

Wow-I haven't been active on Sparkpeople for quite some time but am determined to get back to where I was a couple of years ago. What have I been up to? Well I went to grad school and am now a nurse practitioner working in an urgent care center. In the middle of school I was hit head on while on my bicycle by a large commercial vehicle and sustained lots of bumps and bruises but more problematic was the mild traumatic brain injury (aka concussion). I am still recovering from the accident ...
Wow-I haven't been active on Sparkpeople for quite some time but am determined to get back to where I was a couple of years ago. What have I been up to? Well I went to grad school and am now a nurse practitioner working in an urgent care center. In the middle of school I was hit head on while on my bicycle by a large commercial vehicle and sustained lots of bumps and bruises but more problematic was the mild traumatic brain injury (aka concussion). I am still recovering from the accident but determined to get back in shape and get some of my ongoing medical issues from the accident under control so I can enjoy things I used to be able to do like ride my bicycle and work on my bee hives.

Here is some background info on why I started Sparkpeople in the first place: I realized in the spring of 2009 that my weight had reached both an unhealthy level and one that I wasn't comfortable with anymore. Historically, I have always been physically active and not had trouble keeping my weight at a healthy level. I believe that my downfall began when I switched careers from nursing to real estate-from on my feet all day to sitting at a desk or driving people around. This combined with my previously unhealthy predisposition to eat unhealthy foods (chocolate, ice cream, and anything sweet) was not good for my overall health for sure.

It took the scales hitting an all time high weight for me to wake up and smell the coffee. Luckily, between hypnosis and sparkpeople I had all the tools and assistance I needed to start the journey back to good health. The hypnosis helped with my food binges, to the point I no longer even have the desire to sit down and eat multiple portions of foods that are not healthy for me. Sparkpeople was wonderful and helped me stay on track, but most importantly to keep track of how much I was actually consuming.

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Member Since: 7/2/2009

SparkPoints: 14,064

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My Goals:
To maintain my weight between 130 lbs and 135 lbs. To become more physically active, stronger and faster on my road bike. Finally, I really want to be able to run again. I am going to start trying to run a short distance each work out and see how my knees tolerate it.

My Program:
Counting calories and exercising regularly. I am a nurse, so I know what I should eat, I just need to stick with it. I also need to be more consistent with my exercise. I try to get at least some exercise every day that I'm not working (4 days a week).

Personal Information:
I'm a mom, a wife and work full time as a nurse practitioner.

My interests are cycling, gardening, beekeeping, reading, I volunteer as a Master Gardener for the county I live in. I also love taking my dogs for walks and even run a little when my knees feel up to it.


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SUCCESSFUL-GALE
4/27/2010 2:40:11 PM

Just wanted to let you know that I left a comment on your last blog!



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HAPPYWALKER
4/19/2010 9:37:59 PM

Hi Deb! Thanks for your comments on my blog and my new picture. heehee - my DH was taking the picture and he's camera-challenged! He snapped it before I was ready and all the pics he took are blurry too. What can I say, I'll have to get out the tripod and use the timer next time, lol!



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HAPPYWALKER
4/6/2010 9:02:16 PM

Hi Deb, Thanks for your comments on my blog. You've been a real inspiration to me and a great support while I was struggling. It truly feels so good to finally be on the right track and moving forward. Thanks so much for your encouragement.



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JANICEMD1
3/15/2010 5:59:32 PM

Is it all NP programs that will require doctorate, or just the one you will be in?



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KOFFEENUT
3/13/2010 12:24:41 PM

WOW - that is AWESOME about the nurse practitioner program! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!



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