Wellness/Fitness thread 4/19/03

  1. Good Morning!

    It's an early day at the hospital today, so I haven't gotten my movement in, but hubby promises to take me out jogging when I get home. Yesterday was a "free day." I need those off every now and then; no specially dedicated exercise time, went out to eat with hubby and friends. Today, it's back on it tho! (I know if I give me an inch, I will take a mile and a jelly donut, too .)

    Don't think we've talked about food triggers yet? Someone posted a few days ago about "emotional eating" - eating for reasons other than hunger - stress, boredom, dehydration, whatever.

    Do you have eating triggers? What are they? How can we avoid the pitfalls that cause us to overindulge and feel guilty later?

    I'm off but I hope each of you enjoy your holiday weekend and if family obligations keep you tied up tomorrow, we'll see you back on Monday! We're all so proud of you and the effort you are making!

    Don't forget your water!

    (Recipe to follow this afternoon .)

    Needed a laugh this morning and this quote struck me:

    "My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people."

    - Orson Welles (1915 - 1985)
  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   Tweety
    I think today is going to be a "free day" for me too!

    Enjoy your day!
  4. by   Spidey's mom
    "My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people."

    - Orson Welles (1915 - 1985) [/B][/QUOTE]


    Why the heck does food have to taste so good anyway?

    Triggers . .. .for me, stress. I stress eat. Been trying to walk out the door when I feel like that and jog and take my son for a walk in the jogging stroller.

    I just turned around to check on my toddler and he has taken apart my breastpump . .. . . oh my gosh I wish I had a camera with film . . .
  5. by   kimmicoobug
    How is this for stress eating? I have gained my "freshman 15" at the ages of 24 and 25 because of going through the nursing program. I don't even really care for junk food, but if there is something salty I can munch on while writing a paper or studying...all the while with a knot of anxiety because I know I will get fat, and that the salt isn't helping with my occasional swelling problem. Stress is my definitely my trigger.....However, I did take my kids to the park again today and we walked a nature trail---probably about 2-3 miles. Sun felt good and so did the exercise.
    Last edit by kimmicoobug on Apr 20, '03
  6. by   Nurse Ratched
    In anticipation of the holiday tomorrow, a different kind of recipe :

    A Recipe for Happiness

    Take twelve whole months.

    Clean them thoroughly of all bitterness, hate, and jealousy.

    Make them just as fresh and clean as possible.

    Now cut each month into twenty-eight, thirty or thirty-one different parts, but don't make the whole batch at once.

    Prepare it one day at a time out of these ingredients.

    Mix well into each day one part of faith, one part of patience, one part of courage, and one part of work.

    Add to each day one part of hope, faithfulness, generosity, and meditation, and one good deed.

    Season the whole with a dash of good spirits, a sprinkle of fun, a pinch of play, and a cupful of good humor.

    Pour all of this into a vessel of love.

    Cook thoroughly over radiant joy, garnish with a smile, and serve with quietness, unselfishness, and cheerfulness.

    Author unknown

    Addendum: for those of us that are stress eaters (raising hand) consider having some cut up veggies available to munch on tomorrow, in the off chance you'll be spending time with large amounts of family (no stress there!) Sometimes it's better to stuff something in your mouth before something escapes it .
  7. by   jnette
    ok.. I want in !!!

    For some reason I overlooked this thread.. was too tied up in the W/T threads...that was eating up too many brain calories and rendering me emotionally unfit, so I've decided to mellow out a bit and look for other threads to enjoy.

    So here I am!

    Just started back TODAY on my workouts after Ted's guilt-producing procrastination thread... ...and now I'm READY !

    Getting back to normal, here.. summer's coming and I'm going to be READY !!! Got to get my muscles back ! Burn, Baby !

    So do you do a little "keeping record" here, inspire and motivate, or what?

    Geesh, now I'm full of adrenalin...is it tomorrow yet?