Saturday, December 10, 2011
Right now I can not believe the bad grades I've mad this semester and last semester....please keep me in prayer....I almost feel like giving up!
Sunday, August 09, 2009
Ever since I can remember, I've been weight conscience. I would start a good healthy routine, then, for some reason I would get off track. Such as the place I ate at didn't have healthy food, so I made unhealthy choices. Or I would find excuses not to exercise-rain, no one to workout with, the machines are taken. So I wouldn't work out. This would cause me to lose total control and get totally off track. I would begin a downward spiral motion-would no hope of ever getting back on track....Excuse after excuse until all the weight was gained back, plus some!
This time around, things are different. I've gone on a couple of vacations and wasn't able to do my regular routine. I have even eaten a little more here and there and things that I wouldn't have normally eaten. The difference between then and now are, I get back on track. When I am back in my "regular" environment, I make sure that I stick to my regular eating habits, and I also get back my regular workout. I hit the floor running, then I continue (my daily routines) at a steady pace. I remember my goal, then I strive to reach it. I am encouraged daily when I remember my spark buddies and their achievements as well as aspirations. I am ENCOURAGED by each of you that I come in contact with.
I am constantly reminded when I look at myself in the mirror that I've come a long ways-too far to "just give up" and too far to "stop mid-way." There's goal that I have set, and I am determined to reach it, maintain it, nurture it.
It takes willpower, this time around, I have willpower, it takes determination, this time around, I have determination, it takes dedication, this time around, I am dedicated.
Thus far, I have learned, that I have the tools to reach my weight goal.
I have promised not to "beat" myself up or down when I stumble, but to pick myself up and propel myself forward. This time around-I WIN.
What have you learned thus far......?
Friday, July 24, 2009
I don't know if anyone else has this problem. Recently I took a vacation, then I had guest come to visit me. While on vacation, I thought it would be easy to stay on course with my diet and exercise regiment. This was not the case. I was gone for 4 days and was only able to workout 1 day. Then when my family came to my house to visit, I didn't work out at all-imagine that.
Do any of you have suggestions on how I can prevent the interruptions on future vacations and family visits?
Monday, June 01, 2009
I have not been in school for almost 15 years. Last year in July, I decided to quit my job and go back to school to get a degree in nursing(BSN). At first I was so excited, then fear sat in. What was I thinking?
School started in January. As time passed and the first day of school drew nearer and nearer, I became all the more fearful of the unknown. I had signed up for English, History, Death and Dying, and a math class. The math class was remedial-which was very embarrassing for me, but nonetheless needed.
The first day school finally came. There was no turning back now. I arrived on time, excited and scared. The English professor got straight to the point. She went on about tardiness and her strict guidelines for dealing w/absence. She also talked about not accepting late homework. I can honestly say, she got my attention.
My History professor was laid back and relaxed. He didn't care too much about attendance, but if you read his syllabus, you would see that class participation was very important. In order to get the points, you had to be present.
My math teacher, she had a masters, therefore, she was not considered a professor, taught in a way that I was not able to learn. I think I should have dropped her at the beginning, but I was too new and was unaware of my options.
Death and Dying was a breeze except when it came to my take home mid-term exam. Even though it was open book, I still had to look for the answers...lol
Well, the weeks went by, then the months. Finals had arrived. I was very fearful during this period. I didn't know what to expect. My toughest class was english. After that, then math, then history. Death and Dying was easy compared to the other subjects. I weathered well in each category. At the end of my first semester I came out w/a GPA of 3.70 AKA: Deans list.
I think my first semester would have been a lot harder had I not had pc experience. The note taking in history was a challenge, because I really didn't know what record, so I recorded almost every word that feel from his lips.
This summer I have signed up for the second part of the remedial math-alone. I didn't take anything else. My plan is to do my best and focus on this so that i can take the compass math part and pass it to get into regular college math.
I would suggest to those of you who have not been in school for some time, to make sure you are savvy when it comes to working in a word processor, saving files, and attaching them to e-mails. Also, make sure you pal up w/people in your classes just in case you're absent or are unclear of the assignment. Because colleges today do not cater to the non-traditional as much as they do traditional student.
If anyone has any advice on how to be a better student or how to have better study habits...please advise. (I'm still fearful, but I'm pressing foward)
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