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    I fear I need to rejoin Facebook

    I use facebook but I have friends in Shanghai and Melbourne. FB is a quick way to keep in touch.
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    10/10 What I learned this week

    Lol I could never get going on LOTR but apparently HP is worth reading so I'll probably do that. Stephen King or John Saul is more my taste.
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    10/10 What I learned this week

    I have not read LOTR or HP. Am I missing out?
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    10/10 What I learned this week

    I've learned that making my interests known at work may just pay off. I'm considering accepting an educator position. More fun, less stress too.
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    ixchel's What I Learned This Week 10/3...

    Cake sitting. Thanks. Of course I was curious. Waste of good cake!
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    ixchel's What I Learned This Week 10/3...

    I've learned that the older I get, I need more sleep. I've learned that there are so many Stephen King books I have not read.
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    9/12 What I learned this week......

    Cake, twizzlers and iced tea. Breakfast of champions! I cannot go more than three days without sugar. Fruit doesn't cut it, either.
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    9/12 What I learned this week......

    I've learned that stats just may ruin my GPA. I'm good at math too, but me and stats don't get along. Probability in particular. I do not like you!
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    9/12 What I learned this week......

    I learned the importance of documentation this week when a patient complained about my unit. I learned how important my AN family is. Lol I'm sure cock or Dick is allowed....there's more than one meaning and I'm sure we can all use some humour to lighten the mood of this day.
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    Breast implants as a nurse

    That's great! I had A LOT of pain and swelling the first week. Ate my percocets like candy that first week with minimal effect. But the surgical procedures are more advanced than they were 14 years ago.
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    Breast implants as a nurse

    I have breast implants but it's been so long that I don't even think about it. I had the operation in 2001: I went from a B to a D cup. I finished nursing school in 2010. I remember taking a week off from work. You're on painkillers and you are restricted from any lifting. I think it took about 6-8 weeks to fully recover. I had no vest or drains, but some people do. Depends whether you go under or over the muscle and where the incision is.
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    The "I'm running away" thread

    I would go to Asia and go back to school. Probably find a PRN job and work when I felt like it. Maybe start an outreach program for seniors.
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    Do you work out regularly?

    @RNewbie: I work nights. I pack granola, cheese strings, oatmeal and fruit. I also make the time to cook healthy meals on my days off, enough for work. Those unhealthy snacks will soon catch up with you, especially on nights.
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    Do you work out regularly?

    Before I was a nurse, I worked out religiously 5-6 days a week at a gym. Now I don't have the time, but I have equipment at home, so I do yoga and pilates 3 days a week for 25 min. I find exercising boosts my moods and helps me sleep.
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    Raspberry ketones

    I have tried raspberry ketones. They will work, but only to give you an extra boost in shedding fat. You still need to limit calories, eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly. The pills in themselves won't work effectively if you aren't on the right path.
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    Don't Waste Your Limited Time

    For single women, I find the reverse is also true. I'm 40, and happily single. My last steady boyfriend was 2006, and I broke it off for various reasons. Before him, aside from a few dates, I was 24 when I was seriously involved. While it can be lonely sometimes, I actually prefer and enjoy singlehood. I have never subscribed to the idea that someone isn't complete without a partner. People often say things to me like, "But you're intelligent and pretty. Why don't you have a man?" As if there's something wrong with being single. I also don't like kids all that much, and I decided 10 years ago that I wasn't having any. To which I still hear, "You can still have a baby." No thanks, and not at 40. People need to be realistic, but also live and let live.
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    Weight Watchers

    Yay! That's great news.
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    Weight Watchers

    I also find I don't feel well when I'm not eating well. I'm tired and I have much less energy when I'm not consuming enough fruits and veggies. I have a major sweet tooth though....baked apples and bananas with cinnamon do the trick, and I also like those zero fat fudgecicles :)
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    Weight Watchers

    Exactly. Weight watchers is based on the premise that you can eat anything, but in moderation. If you exercise, you can eat a bit more, and you should. But fast food, fried foods, and cakes should be limited. Sure, I splurge when I want. I ate lots of unhealthy food over xmas week. Now I'm back to my healthy eating. And bringing home the junk is limited, too, because if it's in the house, I'm going to eat it.
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    Weight Watchers

    Eating "clean" refers to eating small balanced meals throughout the day. Protein not larger than a deck of cards, with fruits and veggies. Limit starches, breads, sugars. Lots of water. I have one size of clothes. For me, once those pants get tight, it's time to cut back. I refuse to buy bigger clothes. Those cookies are not worth that much. My weight has always stayed the same, within 15 pounds. Any more and I feel too sluggish.
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    Weight Watchers

    That's why you gain the weight back....emotional eating. There is no magic formula for weight loss. Balanced meals, exercise and treats in moderation. Works everytime. One way I keep my calories down is by drinking only water and herbal tea. No pop, juice, or booze. Well, booze maybe twice a month. I would rather eat that cookie, vs waste calories on juice or pop, as they all add up. And I'm an emotional eater, so I get it. Generally, I allow myself to eat whatever I want two days a week. The rest of the time I eat healthy meals, and a small treat every other day.
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    Woo Hoo I'm Pregnant

    Congratulations! An early Christmas present that you'll get to unwrap in the new year.
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    I have cancer

    That's awful. I'm wishing you well, and I'll be praying that your treatments are successful. My cousin has cancer, and I've been trying to be a support system. You have your AN friends, but I hope you have supportive people in your life aside from the net. Hugs xo
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    New baby is here!

    Congrats! My aunt was a grandma at 40. You can enjoy them and hopefully the great grandkids too!
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    Is night shift better for my baby?

    Congrats on your new baby! I remember reading your post telling us you were pregnant. Time flies!
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