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I'm Kate. I'm 25 and a busy nurse journeying through life! I'm restarting my weight loss journey! I started off with Jenny Craig but now I'm doing it on my own with the support of my beautiful bloggy friends!

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Friday, January 27, 2012


The View from my FAVORITE red chair <3

Wow, it's a nasty, chilly, rainy day out. It was the kind of morning I thought about hitting the snooze button a few dozen times. (Interesting fact, I've NEVER pushed the snooze button in my whole life. It's all or nothing with me, either get up or stay in bed). And can I just remind everyone that it is a LAW in Connecticut to have your lights on if its precipitating...man were people NOT following this law today. GREY cars that you almost cannot even see in the fog coming out of nowhere. And people were driving incredibly fast and erratically. Heard about quite a few accidents on the radio and saw a fender bender pulled off to the side. Remember all, better late than never when it comes to getting places in your car!

Today is nearly done and food has been a success. I'm eating well, tracking and drinking tons of water. And tea, because it's warm and delicious! I saw all of my patients in the morning one right after another, so I was able to come home and chart on them, call doctors and families, and effectively manage my workload! Hooray! I also lit a lovely candle from Yankee Candle called Drift Away. It smells yummy and clean, kind of like soap. But there's a hint of lilac that takes me to a very zen place. I also love the Yankee Candle Macintosh scent. The smell of crisp apples seems to make me less hunrgy, believe it or not. I'm thinking about researching candles (well, scent) and weight loss!

After my pedometer in the toilet incident I went shopping around for a new pedometer...one that goes on my wrist this time. And I found a really nice one that I purchased!

Click the amazon link to read about it. It looks really cool and I'll have to wear a chest band to monitor heartrate with it. So I'm wondering what that'll be like. I'll let you know if I like it! I used a giftcard to bring down the price of this one, so it wasn't so bad. I hope it's worth the money! It got great reviews...and the chances of me dropping it in the toilet and it getting flushed are small. And did you see where it says waterproof? Yup! I'm not taking any chances this time! Because there is a chest band you have to wear, I may not bring this to Italy. I do not want to be traveling internationally with any metal band or device strapped to my chest. I think that's fairly frowned upon when travelling these days...

But I will see if the device works without the strap or possibly pack it in my bag. We shall see! I also don't want to take anything I don't have to because 1) it could end up costing me if my bag is over 50 pounds, and 2) sometimes things get lost or stolen... or flushed, so I want to be as careful as possible.

There's a little over a week until I leave for Italy and I'm so excited! Woo hoo! Cannot WAIT! I just got space bags and I'm planning on starting packing this weekend! I hope you all have a safe happy Friday and a relaxing weekend. I will try and check in over the weekend. I'm going to dinner and a movie with my dad on Sunday for my birthday so that should be fun!

Have a blessed day!


  1. The chest band isn't a problem. I am in love with my HRM, and I couldn't exercise without it. Now I know EXACTLY how many calories I burn, because it's set to my body. :D

  2. Let us know because I want to get a HRM too so I know exactly what I'm burning.

    And hahaha, TSA would probably take you down!

  3. Candles & weight loss? Never thought about connecting the two and I make candles. Part of my business I'm hopefully going to have one day. Maybe I could make an amazing weight loss supplement candle! lol