Friday, January 29, 2010


Well, weight loss for this week didn't go well. Lost only a pound. But, a pound is a pound!

On another note. I had a great first date with a new guy yesterday. He is so sweet, and I could really like him, but will have to see. We met at a coffee shop, then went to Gloria's, and then back to his place. He went and got this coconut pineapple ice cream, and fed it to me. And then of course some talking and maybe some making out. :)

He is an aerospace engineer. Which is different than I am used to, being that he is not in the medical field. But we seem to really hit it off, and he wants to see me again. :) Only bad thing is, he lives in Arlington. Which it isn't a bad drive. So, hopefully, we will see how it goes!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

I survived!

First week of nursing school is over and done! much work and it is just the first week. My friend Talia and I are trying to get ahead in our 3 online classes, which isn't very easy. But we are doing our best!

I did yoga yesterday, which was really nice. Helped relax me before I wrote two papers for two different classes. And then I have another blog post to do tonight when I get off of work.

Weight loss and diet has been going well. Weighed in this morning and I have lost another 6.82 pounds. :) My original weight loss goal was 20 pounds, but if I can get to 30, I think that I will be healthy. Not that I was "fat" before, but I needed to lose a few more pounds. Overall, I am really happy with the Medifast. I don't know if I will ever go completely off of Medifast, but may keep with the bars and stuff because they have all the protien and nutrients you need. Which is the only reason I am okay with doing this.

Current Weight: 81.5kg

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

6 Days In

So, I am 6 days into the diet and I already weighed in. You are supposed to weigh in once a week, well, my weigh in day tomorrow is going to be spent at careflite, so I went ahead and weighed in a day early. Once I get into my routine, weigh in will be either Friday or Saturday, depending on where I work. I am wanting to use the same scale, which is one at work that I know should be accurate. So, in 6 days, I lost 2.2kg, which is 4.84 pounds. Not bad for 6 days.

Oh, and on another note, I am still sore from that workout on Saturday. I will probably be going back to him on Saturday. Or actually go to the yoga class that I wanted to go to. :)

Current weight: 84.6 kg

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Orientation is over!

So, all last week, I had orientation. Sitting through people talk about "The Promise" and our mission, values, and all that good stuff. Then had modules and computer training Thursday and Friday, which is kinda funny if you think about it. I have been using this computer program since it came to Dallas, so I could practically teach the class. But I still had to go through it. Friday, I got to spend half the day on the ER floor. My first patient....grr...was a "Code Brown" (And I am not talking about the real code brown when there is a bomb/bomb threat). Not exactly how I wanted to start off my first time on the floor. I tried to do 3 different blood sticks, and missed every one. So, needless to first day was not what I wanted. Oh, and how can I forget the morbidly obese person that I had to walk to the restroom, and then, she took her gown off and I had to hold it. Now, if you have never seen a morbidly obese person's not a pretty sight. I would have thrown up, but that would not have been polite.

We had to do a module on being sensitive to people who are obese (I am not talking about needing to lose 5-10 pounds). I can put on the best face in the world in person, but I always wonder how people let themselves get like that. Just makes me want to work harder on my diet.

Speaking of diet, things are going well. Will weigh on Tuesday to see about how much I have lost. We are supposed to weigh ourselves once a week. I started on Wednesday, but will have to adjust that until I get into a schedule with school and work. I haven't noticed a difference since the decreased caloric intake started. The oatmeal is really filling. I am having problems eating all 5 medifast meals in one day. I have yet to get that accomplished. Yesterday, I only ate 2 1/2. I tried the eggs, but I just can't eat eggs. I can do egg whites, but not the yolks. So, that is where the half came in. I will try to stomach them again next time, but it takes some work!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Day 1 of New Diet day one...not as hard as I thought. Maybe it was because when I looked in the mirror this morning, all I saw was this fat cow in teal scrubs (Let me tell you....teal is not my color).

I had my first Medifast meal of Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal. Actually, wasn't half bad. I was surprised. Now, with Medifast, you are supposed to eat every 2 hours because each meal is around 100 calories. But that oatmeal was so filling that I didn't eat until 11:45ish. So, I am already behind. Had a Medifast strawberry shake for lunch, which would have been much better if I had put it in a blender and mixed some ice with it. It was just too runny. Had a Medifast lemon bar around 4ish. Then had my Lean and Green meal around 7ish. I will do better tomorrow about eating all 5 Medifast meals and my Lean and Green. Hardest part is going into the cafeteria and smelling all the yumminess, and knowing that I can't have it for a while. And when I do get to have it, portions will be cut even smaller than I have done over the past year.

Starting weight: 86.8 kg

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New Year!

So sorry for not posting in a while. Holidays can get busy. This week, is yet another busy week! I have been doing orientation for Texas Health Presby Dallas yesterday and today. Tomorrow is another fun filled day of orientation, but more specific for my position and skills check offs.

Tomorrow, is another big day for me as well. I begin my new diet tomorrow. I have been doing fairly well with eating healthy and working out, but I feel like I have hit a plateau and need some kind of jump start to get back on track. I swore I would never do this, but a moment of weakness came over, and I am trying Medifast. Yeah, I know that it is probably not the best thing for me to do, but I need something to get me motivated, and pulling off pounds quickly is something that I want.

Medifast operates by you consuming very few calories a day. I think it is around 800-1000. Yeah...that's not a lot. You eat 5 Medifast meals a day, and then eat a "green" meal with some lean meat. I have read all the labels, and these meals are loaded with protein, fiber, and lots of vitamins. So, all I am cutting out is the calories. I figured I would try this for a month, and then see where I am.

I ate my last "meal" tonight. I will miss the bread. That sandwich was soooo yummy. And of course, the yummy baked potato soup. MMM....will miss that stuff. But I want my body to look like how I feel. And well...this is what I choose to do. I will be trying to post more about my progress.

Hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year!