As I sit here watching an episode of “Different Strokes”, I am gaining more insight of other things that can cause issues in someone’s life with Epilepsy. In this episode the kids make friends with a street performer and she has a seizure in front of them one day. Of course, it scared them, and they no longer wanted to be her friend. The youngest child, Sam, thought her condition was contagious and ” creepy”, while Arnold was afraid but still made fun of what he observed. The old saying holds true that what people don’t understand they make fun of it or ostracize those that are dealing with it.
Ok, so since I have started on this journey to become healthier I have lost a total of 20.8 lbs. YAY me, right! I started this path back in June, and for that month I believe I lost 11lbs. I am excited to see that I am still losing it, not my mind, but the weight. These are the things that I have done to aid in my weight loss:
I know its plenty of people out there that agree with me when I say the scale is the devil.. well maybe it plays devil’s advocate at times. Why do we tempt ourselves by putting it in our view thru the week? Well I thought if I had it in my view it would remind me to stay on track and remember weigh-ins, hahahahahaha whatever…lol (more…)
As Nurses, or anyone in the medical profession, you want to lead by example, at least that’s what I want to do. Being overweight, smoking, or taking part in anything that is reckless to my health is bad for me as well as the patients I care for. This is what I always think to myself as a part of my mantra to getting healthy. I do not smoke, but my weight is not where I want it to be and my eating habits are not great either. Putting change off will only lead to a bad outcome so I will not call this a diet, but a lifestyle change. This change will include these things: (more…)