Wednesday, August 27, 2014
OK, so to let all know what I have been up to...
My work is really focused on health, after all it is a hospital. Anyway some anonymous donor made it possible for 200 employees to enroll in the HMR Healthy Solutions plan for free! We also got a free membership to the Wellness Center with a twice weekly session with a personal trainer. I started last Tuesday and am down 7.25 lbs!
I was 208.25 now I am 201! (I will change my weight ticker to correspond with the center's scale so that I don't confuse my self) My scale was off by a lot, but then again I am wearing nothing on my scale at home!
I am not abandoning Spark people because I want to keep in touch with everyone and share my successes as well. I will not be doing any challenges, tracking food, or fitness since I am doing it with this other program.
Please keep me in your prayers as I begin this new and exciting journey.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
OK, so I never really left Indiana.
I have been on a little break from Sparking and my new lifestyle. I have gained almost 10 lbs in the last 6 weeks. I am hoping most of it is water and will come off quickly, but we all know how that story goes.
I volunteer as the camp nurse for a Cub Scout camp in Charlestown, IN. Besides my grandsons it is my reason for living. I enjoy my time there so much. I take trips there throughout the year, but the 5 weeks that I live there in the summer fulfill me. It is close enough to home that my family comes and visits, and that I can actually return to my real job for 3 days those final two weeks.
The downside is that I eat basically junk the whole time, get virtually no exercise and feel my clothes get tighter. I had to give up wearing my fitbit, because it picked up the movement of the golf cart I drive around and was giving me way too much credit.
I have decided to start all over, with the basics and get back in the swing of things. I feel horrible. I ache all over. My joints feel like the tin man's and really could use some oil. I have missed my friends here and I feel like I will never get caught up with all of you.
Please check out the facebook page TMR WRC where I have posted hundreds of pictures.
Now back to catching up with you
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
A few years ago I attended a nursing conference in Chicago. The theme was Together, Stronger, Bolder. It was explained that nothing we do is done by ourselves. The speaker was of course talking about our nursing profession.
It is that way in other aspects of our lives as well. If you reflect on the journeys in your lives, can you think of one thing that you do all by yourself? Someone has had a part in everything that we do. Yes, you prepared your meals today, but someone taught you how to do it. Someone grew the food, someone else shipped it to the store, and someone else is making sure that the water you drink is clean. If you can think of something that you have done without any help from anyone, please let me know, because I cannot think of one thing.
It is definitely that way with us here. Together we are stronger and bolder than we are by ourselves. I have been blessed with a great group of friends here on Sparkpeople, but I also realize that it is so much more than just my little group of people that I interact with here. This is a huge community and we help each other in many ways such as posting recipes, sharing nutritional information, asking questions, and motivating each other.
I have come far and have far to go, but I know I can do it with all of you. I only hope that I have helped at least one person along the way.
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