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This has been a stressful week. Ever time I go into my bathroom, I want to cried. This mofo upstairs seems like he run his air constantly. My poor ceiling look like crap. I already drafting a letter to transfer to another apartment or just leave all together. Maybe to a rental house or something/ Got to get my credit back into good graces. 

Work has been just that. Come to find out that I was only suppose to see my one patient just once a week. HUH? I normally see my people at least 2 time or when I started it was 3. I guess I got another day off which will be nice. I can get my life in order and I can get a head start on getting a new place and moving. But I have to save money and pay off these damn medical bills.

This is my split weekend. I am off Saturday and Monday. And actually Labor Day!!

avdoeswhat:

It is the 1st week of June and it is a perfect time to check up on those New Year’s resolutions. *Note* the ones you made while hungover doesn’t really count. *whew* Did you lose seven of those “last 10” pounds? Did you get organized? How about spending more time with family?

If you fell off the…

futurenutritionist:

I decided to create ”7 Day Sexy Body Slim Down Meal Plan” for you guys! Each meal works out to approximately 1,300 calories per day: 100 calories over the minimum calorie intake for dieters. Stay in touch and let me know if you try it out!This meal plan should be paired with exercise at least 3x a week. 

futurenutritionist:

I decided to create ”7 Day Sexy Body Slim Down Meal Plan” for you guys! Each meal works out to approximately 1,300 calories per day: 100 calories over the minimum calorie intake for dieters. Stay in touch and let me know if you try it out!This meal plan should be paired with exercise at least 3x a week. 

workoutworkitgirl:

Firstly what is binge eating?
Binge eating eating disorder is the consumption of large quantities of food in a short period of time, often when they’re not hungry. Binges can often be planned and can mean that the person involved buys special binge foods. 
Sometimes the person involved can severely cut down the amount of food they eat, which is can end up making the problem worse. 
People who binge eat tend to do thins in private, and the person doesn’t feel like they have control over their eating habits which can cause feelings of disgust or guilt after eating.
Who can be affected by binge eating?
Anyone can be affected by binge eating! 
The binge eating cycle.
Binge eating can be used as a comfort blanket for some people, but when the person realises that they have eaten, it can come with feelings of regret and self loathing. Sometimes the worse the person feels about themselves, the more food they are likely to eat to cope.
Signs of binge eating disorder.
Behavioural symptoms: 
Unable to stop eating or control what they’re eating.
Eating large amounts of food quickly.
Eating when they’re full
Hiding food to eat in secret later.
Eating normally around other, but eating more when they’re alone
Eating continuously throughout the day, but not having planned meal times.
Emotional symptoms:
Feeling stressed and is only relieved by eating
Embarrassed about how much they’re eating
Feeling numb during a binge and it seems like the person isn’t really there. 
Not feeling satisfied no matter how much they’re eating. 
Feelings of guilt, disgusted or depressed after a binge.
How to break free from a binge: 
Dieting isn’t the answer - Sometimes diets are the reason you have started to binge in the first place, for example you do diets like low carb, low fat and numerous others, you don’t need to do that, diets aren’t the answers, so don’t look for it.
Don’t think about the foods you should limit - for example, I love chocolate, but it isn’t something I eat every day, instead of thinking I better not eat ice cream every day, focus on the foods you should be eating every day, so fruits and vegetables. The reason I say this is because if you focus on the foods you should be eating, you want it more. There is nothing wrong with having ice cream once in a while, it’s about getting a healthy balance and having things in moderation. 
Stay off the scale - Many people who battle with binge eating, tend to weigh themselves a lot, remember that the number on that scale does not weigh how beautiful you are, the number on that scare doesn’t not really tell you what is going on with your body.
Celebrate your victories - If you have binged in a day, celebrate, that doesn’t mean you have to have a bar of chocolate, say to yourself I can do this. If you do slip up, that’s okay, slip ups are totally okay, it’s about how you get back up and move on from it. Tomorrow is a brand new day.
Manage stress - One of the most important aspects of controlling your binge eating is finding other ways to cope with the stress, apart from eating. This might include things like exercising, mediation, or simple breathing exercises. 
Eat 3 meals a day plus some healthy snacks - Make sure you eat breakfast, it jump starts your metabolism in the morning, just make sure you have balanced meals. Make a schedule for when your meal times are going to be, skipping meals can lead to binges later on in the day.
Try to avoid temptation - You’re more likely to over eat if you have junk food, desserts or other unhealthy snacks in the house, keep that temptation away from you.
Exercising - Not only will exercise really help you to lose weight in a healthy way, but it will also help to lift depression and improve overall health and reduce stress. The other added bonus is it get the endorphins going too to make you feel better about yourself! 
Fight boredom - instead of snacking when you’re bored, try to distract yourself, go for a walk, read a book, take up a hobby that you enjoy so maybe photography, painting, writing, anything!
Get enough sleep - If you haven’t had enough sleep you’re likely to want to eat more to give you more energy, take a nap instead, or try to go to bed earlier.
Listen to your body - Learn to find the different between physical hunger and emotional hunger, if you ate recently and don’t have a rumbling stomach, you’re probably not hungry. Drink some water, it might be that your body is trying to tell you you need to drink. 
Try a food diary - Write down what you’re eating, how much, and how you’re feeling when you eat, you will then you will be able to look at how your moods affect what you eat, and your eating habits. 
Identify high risk situations - Binge eating can be caused when you’re in a situation that causes you distress but also makes you feel like you need comfort from food. This could be going out for a meal, there is nothing wrong with having a treat once in a while, but maybe if you’re having a dessert, instead look at having a lighter version. 
How to react after a binge:
Reflect after the binge - Instead of punishing yourself or feeling like you’re a bad person, take some time on what caused you to binge in the first place. Once you feel back in control write down what you’ve realised about your binge, and write it all down in a journal or food diary. Ask yourself questions like what were you feeling before the binge? Were you stressed out or bored? If so how can you manage your stress and boredom better. What had you eaten before the binge? Had you been hungry for a while or just bored. If you were hungry recognise when you’re hungry and to have a healthy meal or snack. If you’re bored then change up your food a bit more. 
Return to your normal routine - Don’t try to cut the amount you eat or spend hours in the gym, stick to making healthy choices, drink your water, if you’re hungry eat something, and don’t say those infamous words, “I’ve been bad, but I’ll be good for he next week” make healthy choices and if you want a cookie, have a cookie, but it’s about moderation. 
You can do this

workoutworkitgirl:

Firstly what is binge eating?

  • Binge eating eating disorder is the consumption of large quantities of food in a short period of time, often when they’re not hungry. Binges can often be planned and can mean that the person involved buys special binge foods. 
  • Sometimes the person involved can severely cut down the amount of food they eat, which is can end up making the problem worse. 
  • People who binge eat tend to do thins in private, and the person doesn’t feel like they have control over their eating habits which can cause feelings of disgust or guilt after eating.

Who can be affected by binge eating?

  • Anyone can be affected by binge eating! 

The binge eating cycle.

  • Binge eating can be used as a comfort blanket for some people, but when the person realises that they have eaten, it can come with feelings of regret and self loathing. Sometimes the worse the person feels about themselves, the more food they are likely to eat to cope.

Signs of binge eating disorder.

Behavioural symptoms: 

  • Unable to stop eating or control what they’re eating.
  • Eating large amounts of food quickly.
  • Eating when they’re full
  • Hiding food to eat in secret later.
  • Eating normally around other, but eating more when they’re alone
  • Eating continuously throughout the day, but not having planned meal times.

Emotional symptoms:

  • Feeling stressed and is only relieved by eating
  • Embarrassed about how much they’re eating
  • Feeling numb during a binge and it seems like the person isn’t really there. 
  • Not feeling satisfied no matter how much they’re eating. 
  • Feelings of guilt, disgusted or depressed after a binge.

How to break free from a binge: 

  1. Dieting isn’t the answer - Sometimes diets are the reason you have started to binge in the first place, for example you do diets like low carb, low fat and numerous others, you don’t need to do that, diets aren’t the answers, so don’t look for it.
  2. Don’t think about the foods you should limit - for example, I love chocolate, but it isn’t something I eat every day, instead of thinking I better not eat ice cream every day, focus on the foods you should be eating every day, so fruits and vegetables. The reason I say this is because if you focus on the foods you should be eating, you want it more. There is nothing wrong with having ice cream once in a while, it’s about getting a healthy balance and having things in moderation. 
  3. Stay off the scale - Many people who battle with binge eating, tend to weigh themselves a lot, remember that the number on that scale does not weigh how beautiful you are, the number on that scare doesn’t not really tell you what is going on with your body.
  4. Celebrate your victories - If you have binged in a day, celebrate, that doesn’t mean you have to have a bar of chocolate, say to yourself I can do this. If you do slip up, that’s okay, slip ups are totally okay, it’s about how you get back up and move on from it. Tomorrow is a brand new day.
  5. Manage stress - One of the most important aspects of controlling your binge eating is finding other ways to cope with the stress, apart from eating. This might include things like exercising, mediation, or simple breathing exercises. 
  6. Eat 3 meals a day plus some healthy snacks - Make sure you eat breakfast, it jump starts your metabolism in the morning, just make sure you have balanced meals. Make a schedule for when your meal times are going to be, skipping meals can lead to binges later on in the day.
  7. Try to avoid temptation - You’re more likely to over eat if you have junk food, desserts or other unhealthy snacks in the house, keep that temptation away from you.
  8. Exercising - Not only will exercise really help you to lose weight in a healthy way, but it will also help to lift depression and improve overall health and reduce stress. The other added bonus is it get the endorphins going too to make you feel better about yourself! 
  9. Fight boredom - instead of snacking when you’re bored, try to distract yourself, go for a walk, read a book, take up a hobby that you enjoy so maybe photography, painting, writing, anything!
  10. Get enough sleep - If you haven’t had enough sleep you’re likely to want to eat more to give you more energy, take a nap instead, or try to go to bed earlier.
  11. Listen to your body - Learn to find the different between physical hunger and emotional hunger, if you ate recently and don’t have a rumbling stomach, you’re probably not hungry. Drink some water, it might be that your body is trying to tell you you need to drink. 
  12. Try a food diary - Write down what you’re eating, how much, and how you’re feeling when you eat, you will then you will be able to look at how your moods affect what you eat, and your eating habits. 
  13. Identify high risk situations - Binge eating can be caused when you’re in a situation that causes you distress but also makes you feel like you need comfort from food. This could be going out for a meal, there is nothing wrong with having a treat once in a while, but maybe if you’re having a dessert, instead look at having a lighter version. 

How to react after a binge:

  1. Reflect after the binge - Instead of punishing yourself or feeling like you’re a bad person, take some time on what caused you to binge in the first place. Once you feel back in control write down what you’ve realised about your binge, and write it all down in a journal or food diary. Ask yourself questions like what were you feeling before the binge? Were you stressed out or bored? If so how can you manage your stress and boredom better. What had you eaten before the binge? Had you been hungry for a while or just bored. If you were hungry recognise when you’re hungry and to have a healthy meal or snack. If you’re bored then change up your food a bit more. 
  2. Return to your normal routine - Don’t try to cut the amount you eat or spend hours in the gym, stick to making healthy choices, drink your water, if you’re hungry eat something, and don’t say those infamous words, “I’ve been bad, but I’ll be good for he next week” make healthy choices and if you want a cookie, have a cookie, but it’s about moderation. 

You can do this

little-miss-curvy:

Binge eating disorder affects 3-5% of women (about 5 million) and 2 % of men (3 million). (souce)

Binge eating disorder can leave you feeling stressed, depressed, and out of control. Often times it feels as if no matter how hard you try to control your eating, you’re never fully able to. If this sounds like you, read below for some tips and tricks on how to manage binge eating. 

  • Manage stress. One of the most important aspects of controlling binge eating is to find alternate ways to handle stress and other overwhelming feelings without using food. These may include exercising, meditating, using sensory relaxation strategies, and practicing simple breathing exercises.
  • Don’t Skip Meals.  Eating breakfast jump starts your metabolism in the morning. Follow breakfast with a balanced lunch and dinner, and healthy snacks in between. Stick to scheduled mealtimes, as skipping meals often leads to binge eating later in the day.
  • Avoid Your Binge Foods. You’re much more likely to overeat if you have junk food, desserts, and unhealthy snacks in the house. Remove the temptation by clearing your fridge and cupboards of your favorite binge foods.
  • Stop dieting. The deprivation and hunger of strict dieting can trigger food cravings and the urge to overeat. Instead of dieting, focus on eating in moderation. Find nutritious foods that you enjoy and eat only until you feel content, not uncomfortably stuffed. Avoid banning certain foods as this can make you crave them even more.
  • Exercise. Not only will exercise help you lose weight in a healthy way, but it also lifts depression, improves overall health, and reduces stress. The natural mood-boosting effects of exercise can help put a stop to emotional eating.
  • Fight boredom. Instead of snacking when you’re bored, distract yourself. Take a walk, call a friend, read, or take up a hobby such as painting or gardening.
  • Get enough sleep. If you’re tired, you may want to keep eating in order to boost your energy. Take a nap or go to bed earlier instead.
  • Listen to your body. Learn to distinguish between physical and emotional hunger. If you ate recently and don’t have a rumbling stomach, you’re probably not really hungry. Give the craving time to pass.
  • Keep a food diary. Write down what you eat, when, how much, and how you’re feeling when you eat. You may see patterns emerge that reveal the connection between your moods and binge eating.
  • Get support. You’re more likely to succumb to binge eating triggers if you lack a solid support network. Talking helps, even if it’s not with a professional. Lean on family and friends, join a support group, and if possible consult a therapist.

(SOURCE

All of the above tips are steps that I took to help overcome binge eating and they’re the same steps that I give to people everyday. Please, if you feel like there is no way out, know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. You are not alone and you can beat this! 

* Please do not remove credit of images or steal them, I made all images above*

~ Dani (little-miss-curvy)

Sunday 8/24/14

Yesterday would have been my 15 wedding anniversary. I am thankful that I didn’t celebrate it with a my who is totally clueless about life and love. He told be that I didn’t understand his feeling towards me. What feelings? Lying, cheating, and bring the woman into my life and you want me to be concerned about your feelings. GTFOH!! Nope, will not!! I have forgiven but it is hard to forget and I have learned that he will never change. This is his failure, not mine.

Went to work last night after calling off for Friday. DQ came up to me and ask me was I really sick. BITCH!! What business it is of hers if I was or wasn’t sick? I am grown and I got PTO up the butt. I call of early so they could have coverage. Boo Hoo that the chick who worked was a flake. She only did one set of vitals and one bath. That is because they let her do that shit. Then I had help and she was useless too. She mainly was doing some kind of entrance exam shit. I am amazed at these people who want to go to Nursing school, love to do homework at the place where they want to be employed as a Nursing. Some of my follow techs, I wouldn’t want them taking care of my family or friends. They are too scatterbrain, into themselves, and basically lazy. I did her gloves, cleaned her boards, and helped with her admission. I did everything on my side plus, clean 3 people and did my report sheet. I got a compliment from the one of the day girls saying that she missed me and that I have a good work ethic. LMAO, coming from the laziest one on day. WOW!! She went to the back and was talking to the night nurse til 7. SMDH!!

 I went to the store and the gas station. Now I am up getting my bags together (lunch and work bags), doing my paperwork sorting, and going to clean off my desk before the VMA’s. 

Have a great Sunday and start of the week!

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studyhardalwayspayoff:

Hi everyone ! So today i’ve decided to give some homework tips !
How I use my Agenda : [Here]
I hope you enjoy this and if you want a post on how I use my monthly calendar ♥ it :)

studyhardalwayspayoff:

Hi everyone ! So today i’ve decided to give some homework tips !

How I use my Agenda : [Here]

I hope you enjoy this and if you want a post on how I use my monthly calendar ♥ it :)

prep-progress-perfection:

A lot of you requested an in-depth look at how I set up my planner, so here we go!

What I use:

• Papermate InkJoy pens
• Post-It file tabs
• Avery color-coding labels
• stickers

Individual Pages:

I start by dividing the page in half. One side is for to-dos, the other is for goal tracking and reminders.

On my to-do side, I list any of my timed obligations at the top. Underneath that I put my task list for the day.

On the goal tracking side, I have my water intake, vitamins and exercise goals. I also have reminders for upcoming events or ideas for future projects.

Since inspiration is the biggest part of keeping myself motivated, I include a quote and a daily bible verse as little reminders. I use a daily app for the iPhone to find my favorites.

For my monthly calendar, I include all of my big appointments and different longer term work projects. This is where the Avery labels come in handy. All of my most important tasks are on a color coded sticker, so I can see them right at first glance.

And finally the front of my planner has extra sticky notes, a master chore list, a master to-do list, a general color-coding key and some of my favorite photos!

Remember this is just one of the hundreds of ways to setup a planner! I tweak my approach almost daily. Do what works best for you.

Study hard and stay awesome my friends.

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