Saturday, January 3, 2009

First Resolution

So my first resolution...HYDRATION!!!!


Sounds easy right? Tip...Sip...and Swallow right? How hard can it really be to drink the clear stuff? Answer.....EXTREMELY! In my field we are not allowed to consume liquids for more than one reason. Obviously we aren't aloud to bring drinks into to the OR (although I have seen people bring coffee in..tisk tisk)..and secondly..we can't get up and go to the bathroom. This makes it very challenging to stay hydrated and I often notice my pee is NEON green. BAD BAD BAD!! So my goal is to carry a water bottle with me everywhere I go besides in the OR and completely load up as soon as my foot crosses the red sterile line. I'm also hoping to cut back on cola products (I drink diet..but its probably even worse than regular with the chemicals it has).

SO heres my resolution...at least 3 bottles of water a day (doesnt sound like much does it?..that shows you how bad I've been). Does beer count? I think not! I definitely fulfilled the 3 bottle rule with beer today...but shucky darns..it doesn't count.

P.S. funny side note...I forced hubby to go workout after we got trashed at this beer brewing place..he ended up throwing up for 1/3 of our workout in the bathroom. too funny...that shows how hard core we are :)

7 comments:

Jess said...

Your poor husband! Working out while hungover is a bad idea. Talk about de-hydration!

Laura said...

It's always so interesting to hear how other people have weird quirks of their jobs that make it hard to follow the typical dieting rules. For example, I can drink water all day long, but few people understand the consulting culture of how you just have to eat WHAT everyone else does and WHEN everyone else does.

Good luck!

sbrtv said...

Hungover workout? Damn, you guys are hardcore.

D10 said...

Hydrating is a challenge for all those in the OR. Have you gotten any tips from some of the more experienced nurses or docs?

triguyjt said...

keep the hubby away from the spirits...haha....

Brian said...

It's a great cure for a hangover I think. Rough but a good cure. And as for drinking while at the hospital. Yuck. Be careful what floating nasty particles get into your water.

TNTcoach Ken said...

Wow, that's a good and healthy resolution, but in my world beer counts!