Friday, June 29, 2012

The "workout schedule"

Well the plan was to do strength on days I'm working at the hospital -- it aint gonna happen. I get home close to 9pm and usually dead tired lol

So I think I'm just going to stick with longer sessions on days I'm off.

Foodwise-- I've been great. I haven't eaten anything high caloric and I'm sticking pretty well with my plan

Wishing everyone a great weekend ahead!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Daily Nom-nom

The list of stuff I ate so far today:

2 baked chicken drumsticks
1 cup of egg whites and cherry tomato
8 oz of 2% chocolate milk
1 banana
1 cup of seedless grapes
2 slices of pepper jack cheese
side salad with avocado

Going cold turkey over dairy is harder than it looks. But I did pretty good for the first day of making some major changes in the diet.

Energy wise - I have adequate amounts. I've been cleaning the house throughout the day. It's an effort though to get my brain into the gym. I have a feeling I'll skip today.

Big day tomorrow (new hospital orientation) and I should get a good idea what my schedule will be. My hope is to tackle all 60 hours in a week or two.

My 6 year old olympus camera finally croaked today :(  I'm shopping around to see what I can afford. Any recommendations?

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Cracking the Whip: Done being all Sissy About It

New week - new rules

  • No carbs
  • No sugar
  • 2 hour cardio on off days
  • Strength training on days I work at the hospital

You know how they always tell you when you diet you're not suppose to implement iron-clad rules because supposedly that's a surefire way to fail?

Apparently that doesn't work for me. In the the past months, I have but been very forgiving and very understanding and I frack up on my diet strategy. I did the "sensible" approach to food and not overexercise

So far that has brought nothing but stagnation and I think I need to be more aggressive with my outlook towards my weightloss goals

No more Miss Nice Gertie -- I'm onto you Mr. Fat!

from examiner.com


I have but another 2 months of vacation till Fall semester starts. I really want to put a dent on that weightloss scale because I'm sooooooooooooooo fracking tired of not fitting into anything.

My then 164 lbs scrubs barely fit -- not fun when you have to bend, twist, for 12 hours lol

Anyway this is a call to arms to all you fabulous peeps out there -- let's make it this a fracking awesome week ! <3


Sunday, June 24, 2012

Who sucks -- me!

Not the type of week I was planning. I managed to gain 3.5 lbs of water since auntie M came to town. Quite frankly I am pissed only because I was hoping to do well for this week's weight in


I'm pulling the guns for next week and hoping for a good loss for my red team. That is if I don't get eliminated lol
I've been consistent with the 2x gym so I'm so happy with that and the diet is about B+

The goal is to improve the diet and maintain gym activity! I'm thinking even pulling in the hours after my 12 hour shift at the hospital -- is it doable? we'll see

I will probably do strength training on those 3 days I'm working and do 2x gym on my off days.

I got this great fitness plan from my favorite tumbler Muffintopless her link is in the sides bar. She's awesome

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Enjoying the rest of the summer

It looks like it's not going to happen.

I guess I've made a good impression with everyone that they want me to go back. And I do want to and don't want to at the same time -- gee does that make sense of what?

I also got another hookup in another hospital for a precepting. I honestly do not want to do it. But I kind of got deep enough that I can't back out of it.

But I guess it'll be good for me in a long run once I graduate -- employment prospects
Solution :   Continue on till the end of July

I got home late from the hospital last night and ate a bacon-guacamole burger from Carl's Jr with a side of sweet potato fries.

I am so ashamed.

I'm hooping to the gym right now to make amends to the diet gods. So later chicas

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I don't wanna clean and I mean it

Just finished working 48 hour straight at the hospital yesterday. Despite feeling super tired I had an awesome time in the last 3 days

The doctor allowed me to deliver a freaking baby! I was so nervous, but he was right there and he pretty much told me what to do --- AWESOME!

I've been getting some good practice on skills and honestly I've learned a million times more precepting than during clinical hours in school. Precepting is sooo worth it.

My "last day" is tomorrow (Wednesday), my nurse gave me the option of continuing on if I want to. And to be quite honest, I'm torn between wanting to and also wanting to enjoy the rest of the summer for some me-time

I don't get back till August, so not sure

This is my first day off since Saturday and the house is dirty and there are dishes and crap to clean -- ontop of wanting to go to the gym and everything else in between. I'm so not feeling like doing housework --yuck..

Some recap related to weightloss, I signed up for the gym last week and on the days I don't work in the hospital, I hit the gym 2x. I took Zumba and I had lot of fun doing that.

Diet wise - I've been ok except twice I've eaten a brownie. I'm working on that though.

I hope everyone is having a superb week!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

This should be Day 11, not 10


I got ahead of myself and screwed on the what day this should have been. No biggie.. since the days are pretty much the same.

So Day 11!

My weight rebounded to 172 this morning... Oh-my-freaking-god! When I retain water, I retain good.
I'm not really too stressed about it -- since I know TOM is right around the corner.

What matters is that I'm consistent with watching what I eat and putting in the activity. I had kale chips yesterday -- it was yummy!

Making it was pretty easily too, just coat the washed and dried kale chips with olive oil, season with seasalt, garlic powder, and pepper. Pop it in the oven for 20 minutes under 350 degrees

You get this yummy crisp green chips! The beauty of it is that you can play around with whatever flavoring you like -- spicy or not.



Today's Goals
  • Mindful eating
  • Drinking more water
  • at least 30 minute activity
  • Review my skills - watch videos
  • Clean the turtles
  • Signed up at the local gym (I'm thinking maybe this would motivate me to put in more W.O time)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Day 9 of 80 - Summer

Yesterday was the my first 12-hour shift at the hospital. It was super and I mean SUPER busy.

 I was literally on my feet, running around getting all these preggers hook up to the ultrasound/toco monitors, getting their vitals and completing the continuous "flow" (no pun intended) of urine cups to be tested

I also had to remake the bedside once they're discharge home or transfered to L&D (labor and delivery).
But with all the craziness and chaos. I love every moment of it :) 

I'm usually the type that never likes to sits still. I like to keep busy and always trying to find stuff to do. I was feeling fine up until an hour before my shift ended. That was when my legs were just about ready to call it quits. Eh.. I'm sure I'll get use to it -- it's just my first day

Anyway, I woke up this morning with soreness, like I've worked out or something lol.

Today is going to be yet another busy day. I hope everyone is having a good week!



Sunday, June 10, 2012

Love this!


Week 2


The week went by and all I got was a measly pound. Sounds like the usual.

Although I know losing weight takes time and a lot of patient -- and hard work. I must say I started the week not as strong as I would like to

I'm starting my precepting tomorrow -- ah looking forward to that 12-hour shift.

The goal this week is to work on eating properly and putting in the exercise

I hope everyone is having a fabulous week! :)


Monday, June 4, 2012

Day 2 of many - I'm ready to work!

Worked out this morning -- simple 30 min walk with Daisy. The weather is starting to warm up, it was about 81 degrees this morning!

Planning to do some bike riding (spin bike) and end the day with a good fitness DVD.

Total caloric intake for Breakfast and Lunch - 600 calories

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Oh yea summer!


School is finally over for the summer. Man, it felt like F-O-R-E-V-E-R!!

The last 3 weeks has been intense for me, but I came out strong and may I say so myself... victorious :)

Not too shabby of a grade :) Ok-- it's a B. But in nursing rarely anyone gets a freaking A, so I'll take that B and skip happily home

As you can see in the picture above.. that is my weight this morning. I honestly thought I could have been a lot more since I haven't done anything since I started school. And I think that's just how it is and I'm just going to try to make it work.


Although I have some 12-hour shifts, three days a week in my future (I'm precepting this summer), I'm going to work hard and lose some weight before school starts again this August.  Why?

Because I have to. I feel so unhealthy it's kind of scary, so this picture should really hit the mark and enforce the importance of my health goals

I'm joining Dysfunctional Barbie's Biggest loser challenge. Very excited about it! :)

Till then I hope everyone is having a great weekend!