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    Posted December 5, 2012 by
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    I Want to Practice What I Preach!

    I'm a nurse. I love my job, I love the challenges I face daily and the people I have the opportunity for which to give my care and time. I remember in nursing school writing our "philosophy on nursing", and feeling reminiscent I took it out the other day. My baby nurse self reminded me about wanting to practice what I preach with my health to my patients. I am pretty good about it, I must say...taking into account my mild Diet Pepsi addiction and my tendency to survive on four hours' sleep. One thing I struggle with is my weight. It's been weighing down on me (pardon the pun) for years. I have done so many things to take it off, and have been successful in keeping off a hefty chunk for almost a year and a half, but I still have a ways to go. I need a kick in the pants. I want to be able to practice the good health habits I teach my patients. I want to make this my turning point for lifelong health and well-being. I want to make a difference in my life so I can continue to make a difference in others'.
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