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Day 5 blog is coming!

Saturday, July 19, 2014      0 comments

This is a very short entry, I'm cheating to beat the clock. But it was a good day!... Read more

Day 4!

Friday, July 18, 2014      2 comments

A kind doctor brought ice cream sandwiches to the unit. If I hadn't brought my lunch, I would have pounced like a starved hyena. That little pile of chicken breast and bell peppers was a humble house of hunger next to that shining castle of Klon... Read more

Day 3, I'm one-seventh of the way there!

Thursday, July 17, 2014      1 comments

It's easier to blog when I get in from work. Ever so tired, but enthusiastic about the possibilities ahead! Also, losing 1 pound is ridiculously gratifying. I know such a small amount is probably just a fluctuation, but I am still proud. I hope ... Read more

Day 2 of renewed commitment

Wednesday, July 16, 2014      1 comments

There is a definite pattern of letting my work come between my healthy goals and me. Or rather, letting work come first and my healthy goals are a dim 4th or 5th in line. Then I get a chance to come up for air, look around, and say, "Oh my goodn... Read more

Starting over in a new state

Tuesday, July 15, 2014      1 comments

Well, I have a new job and a new apartment in a completely different part of the country. Husband and little dogs will hopefully be coming with the majority of our household goods within 2 weeks. I have just the bare essentials here to enable me... Read more

Has it really been 70 days?

Sunday, December 29, 2013      2 comments

My last sparkpeople activity is dated 70 days ago. Wow. That is a long time to be missing in action. I am so tired. Just fried. Things have been extraordinarily rough. My life has not improved. Exhaustion is just making everything a blur. ... Read more

Where did the week go?!?

Sunday, October 27, 2013      4 comments

OMG, I haven't blogged in 7 days! I plead being busy and fatigued. I have only gained 3 pounds during my time away from Spark, so I'm sitting at 251. Could definitely be worse! I very much would like to slow down, but it's just not an optio... Read more

Starting Again

Saturday, October 19, 2013      2 comments

I am ready to re-commit to the Spark project now. I've reached my monetary goal, but have decided to use the funds to enroll in a wound care certification course offered by Emory University rather than go to the conference. It's more practical a... Read more

147 hours in 2 weeks

Thursday, September 26, 2013      6 comments

I am fried, dried, and laid to the side. I don't even know how to talk about everything that has happened. I'm just putting one foot in front of the other right now. I'm crushed by the loss of a mentor to a stupid worst-case scenario... Read more

Official September Goal Blog

Wednesday, September 04, 2013      3 comments

Okay, official starting weight for September is 251 pounds. At the end of September, I would like to see 245. That is 100 pounds from my ultimate goal. Six pounds in a month is reasonable and do-able. If I do more, that is fabulous, but I'm tryi... Read more

Letters in the sand

Wednesday, September 04, 2013      2 comments

I keep writing blog entries and then they don't get posted. One was lost to an unfortunate internet outage, one was hilarious but probably would have violated community standards and so in a rare moment of good taste I deleted it, and there were... Read more

Well, it's the end of August

Friday, August 30, 2013      3 comments

I'm out of orientation now, officially. Tonight will be my first shift on my own in the burn unit. I'm selfishly praying that we can get a float nurse to come task, so that it won't be just the two of us working. I know that if the merde hits th... Read more

I am exhausted

Sunday, August 25, 2013      4 comments

Everyone is tired, I know that. It's like the default setting for everyone's lives. Work, family, trying to be involved in your community, trying to have friends, trying to exercise, it all consumes every minute of time, for everyone. I know tha... Read more

Lots of work, not a lot of Sparking

Friday, August 16, 2013      5 comments

Wow. I haven't had very much time for Sparking or blogging due to work. I failed to track my food for the past 3 days, and I succumbed to the vending machine twice. I was out of sparkfood and starving. I don't understand why I've been so disorga... Read more

another short check-in

Tuesday, August 13, 2013      0 comments

Dr. Backpack walked in this morning toting two plague doctor masks. He was surprised I knew what they were. I almost told him to avoid flaming orangutangs, but I was tired and didn't want to have to explain the allusion if he didn't get it. It w... Read more


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