Here’s some information about me and what I want this blog to be:
Name - Christy
Age - Early 30s
Height - 5 feet even
Weight - 205 pounds
BMI - 40
UGW (Ultimate Goal Weight) - 110
I’m currently in my last year of school. I will receive my first nursing degree next Spring (2012). I plan to continue until I receive a Master’s or Doctorate, but I’m not sure what area of specialty I want to pursue right now.
I want to be the best nurse I can be. That means I need to be healthy.
I have been following several “get-healthy” blogs with my personal tumblr for a few weeks now, and I was inspired by the blogs I follow to start my own journey to health.
About healthy and unhealthy nurses:
A very big part of being a nurse is being an educator. As nurses, we must deliver education to the patient, family, and in some cases, the community.
Because overweight and obesity causes or is associated with so many health problems and diseases, it is unsurprising that many patients require special diets and exercise plans to reduce weight. They need education about how their weight affects their health and how they could improve their health by losing weight through diet and exercise.
I can’t in good conscience be the nurse who tells a patient to do as she says and not as she does. Being obese makes me a less effective nurse, and that is not OK with me.
About this blog:
My intention is for this blog to help both myself and others along the journey to better health through eating better and exercising more.
I have no immediate plans for weight loss. I have tried to lose weight a few times in the last year, but those attempts have failed. My program at school is intense and time-consuming (all nursing programs are). When I would try to follow a specific diet and exercise program, I would eventually find myself having to choose between my goals for weight loss and the requirements of my program. So instead, I want simply to be more healthy while in school and take things very slowly. If weight loss comes with that, then that’s great!
Once I graduate, I’ll concentrate more on specific weight loss goals (i.e. 2 pounds per week, so many inches in six months, etc.). I am a fan of making slow, sustainable changes because they lead to healthier and more permanent results.
Hopefully, I can help myself and others by sharing HEALTHY thinspiration that I find in magazines, books, around the web, and on tumblr. I will also be sharing my education about how weight and weight loss relates to health.
I am open to questions about nursing, nursing school, dieting, nutrition, and health in general, so please feel free to ask!