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Hello all!

Welcome to the online documentation of my weight loss struggles, failures, and successes.

A little about me: I am a 24 year old registered nurse working in the central Virginia area. I have made it through my first year as a nurse a little worse for wear (Gained when i wanted to loose) but I am enjoying what I do.

What I do not like is my weight and body shape. I have always struggled with my weight since I was a little girl. Now though, my health does not just affect me but affects how I will relate to those I care for.

It is up to me to work on myself and show that even if you fall off on the journey to a healthy life, it is not the end of the world and you can get back on and continue to work at it. Let others learn from my mistakes as I do and then let them make new ones of their own to learn and continue to grow.

Goals and Rewards

1st - 222 reward: two new shirts
2nd - 196 reward: manicure/pedicure
3rd - 170 reward: new shoes
4th - 160 reward: Belly dance Item
5th - 150 reward: mini shopping spree
6th - 140 reward: manicure/pedicure
7th - 137 reward: Victoria Secrets Bathing Suits / shopping spree -special trip from my parents to ireland (if I am in a size 8 too)

Member Since: 10/18/2009

Fitness Minutes: 2,788

My Goals:
Wedding has come and passed. .. my best friend is happily married and I did not loose the 20 pounds I set out to loose by that time. Time to revamp the goals.

First goal is 222

Second is 196

Third 170

fourth 160

Fifth 150

Sixth 140

Seventh 137 pounds.

I still want to be a healthy example for my patients but also I want to look good when I go to the beach with my friends and not feeling like a whale.

My Program:
Eat 1600-2000 calories a day.

Workout 4 days a week

3 days running for 30, strength training for 30, dancing for 30

1 day of just dancing to my hearts content

Eat a diet of mostly fruits, veggies, lean proteins, and whole grains. Making sure I watch my portion control!

Personal Information:
My name is Sarah

I am a nurse and the oldest of three kids.

like my dad I have a weight problem. For me it really got away from me while in nursing school and kept going once I got my first nursing job. I kept odd hours and snacked instead of having distinct meals. I just overate all around and went up to (i hate to say it) 221 pounds while in school. now well. . .surpassed that to almost 250.

I lost about thirty pounds of that on weight watchers but started to put that back on when I joined here. Then I just plain put it to the back burner and got to where I am now. It is time for me to finish loosing the weight that I started summer 2008 and all that I have gained since then.

Other Information:
I enjoy drawing, reading (sci fi, fantacy, adventure, paranormal romance, historical romance, diana palmer), hiking (when I get the chance), listening to music (rock, pop, and middle eastern), dancing (i have been learning to belly dance since 2006 and took jazz while growing up), and hanging with my friends and family.


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    Yeah maybe I should get a compact license...I didn't think about it before. And yeah I don't know if I will even get an interview but any advice???

    I talked to the NR a few days ago and throughout the last 2 days each of my applications have been sent to 3 different nurse managers, how long should I wait to call and see what is going on? I don't want to lose this oppurtunity but I don't wanna to call too soon and not give them a chance to call me and look things over.

    Any advice?
    3922 days ago
    I applied to a job in Virginia actually they are the ones that got forwarded to the nurse manager. At Children's Hospital of the King's Daugter in Norfolk, VA, I believe it is in the hampton roads aread, or something like that its about 5 hours from for so I would have to relocate but I wouldn't mind moving that close to Virginia beach. But I am not holding my breathe for anything.

    I am a substitute school nurse you should look into that too if you want to be a school nurse, I don't know if you can in VA, but here in NJ it depends on the schools standards, here I could substitute or be a nurse with no experience and its good experience.

    Goodluck on your interview. Do you know anything about the Norfolk area, ? thanks!
    3922 days ago
    Well I would have to say I would love to be a Maternity nurse or even Pediatrics is a close second, but I have been applying to absolutely every specialty and everywhere. Where do you live, I live in South Jersey and it is terrible here.

    Goodluck on your interview!...just give it all you got and show them how you are the perfect candidate, I know you already know that and will do that, but still GOODLUCK!

    I have some applications that just made it to the nurse manager finally, but nothing yet. I will keep you updated for sure and I want to know how your interview went! emoticon
    3922 days ago

    I saw your thread no not being able to find a nursing job and I am in the exact same situation with that. That is exactly why back in July I started this weight loss journey I had all the time in the world to just focus on myself and I didn't want my empty schedule and lack of a nursing job to be all that clouded my mind so here I am.

    I was hoping we could be friends and vent about the frustrations of the nursing job market and just keep up with our progress.
    GOODLUCK in both your weight loss journey and your job search!!
    3922 days ago
  • v LAURA19901
    Heyyy, thanks so much for the comment on my blog!!

    Yes i really need to prepare tonight, gonna research a little about the company and whatnot.

    Thanks for the tip! I hope that you find something soon too emoticon

    Hope your alright.

    Laura x
    3932 days ago
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