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Disappointed and flustered

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Hi Team:

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!

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DEREONGODDESS 12/11/2011 9:04PM

    emoticon Keep your head up things will look up soon! emoticon

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THINMEANT1205 12/11/2011 12:01AM

    Thank you all. I am going to go to the nursing station and see what my options are at this point....

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LOSINGITNOW11 12/10/2011 7:54PM

    Right now, you can change it and turn everything around. If you give up, it's going to be much harder to find motivation to get started again. I see this in my students all the time. Sit down and look at where you are struggling, then find little things to work on. Gain confidence from those things that you can do it. If you look at the whole picture (two semester's worth of "bad grades") it can be real easy to give up. If you take it one project, one assignment, or one test at a time you can see yourself succeeding and start getting that motivation back. Good luck! Hope this helps! emoticon

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RHONDAWI 12/10/2011 7:34PM

  You know the old saying, when the going gets tough, the tough get going!!!

You CAN do, hang in there!!!

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THINMEANT1205 12/10/2011 7:34PM

    Thank you HippyCat......

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HIPPYCAT 12/10/2011 7:27PM

    NEVER give up! Regroup, sure, but never give up.

Do you use SQ3R? (If you don't, google it. It's a really great study method.)


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Things I've learned thus far......

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......?

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GIRLHALFFULL 8/15/2009 11:13PM

    Kudos on the learning process... I ended up writing about my learning processes as I went too. I find doing that is like facing the music in my head. It helps in the end in making wiser choices down the line for myself. There are still times it's a battle. Still trying to battle the emotional eating stress out moments, but I'm liking the fact that this is a learning process.

So... spark on and learn along the way. Here's hoping for many great lessons from our journeys and for a great week ahead.

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Staying focused

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?


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GIRLHALFFULL 7/25/2009 11:51PM

    On past vacations walking was one of my main ways of keeping active and healthy... well, that and you could always find me in the pool at some given point. If no pool... well then I think we need to work on getting you one!

SP had posted a video on a quick little cardio workout that you really need no equipment for and you could do anywhere. Check their video section for it... that could help in a pinch too.

Best wishes for a great week.

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BUTTONS973 7/24/2009 4:34PM


When you vacation, try to stay in a hotel that has a fitness room. If not, then try going out for walks in the morning or afternoon. I also know many rooms now offer dvd's in them; so bring your workout dvd with you. This works even if you are staying with friends or relatives.

As far as when family comes to visit, just make sure you tell them what you are doing as far as exercising, and they are more than welcome to join you. I would suggest trying to get your workout on in the early early a.m. while they are sleeping.

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Returning to school after so many years....

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

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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PTESORO 6/21/2009 1:49PM

    What an accomplishment, to have completed your first year of school. Think about what you are demonstrating to your daughter! Way to go!!!!

I have been back to school off and on for several years, and it can be challenging. However, when you get fearful try to stay in the moment and focus on what's in front of you right now; try not to think about the next weeks test, mid-terms, or whatever else might "loom" on the horizon. Do your very best each day; keep up on your studies; ask for assistance when you need it; most of all be patient with yourself.

And remember this acronym for F.E.A.R = False Evidence Appearing Real

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BUTTONS973 6/13/2009 11:35PM

    You can do it, just keep doing what you are doing. I went back to school in Dec. 2004 and got my AA in Networking in May 2007. Currently i'm in school going for a BAS in Supv and Management and only have 6 more classes until i'm finish. It's summer time and i'm taken 4 classes so i can finish on time.

Stay focus and everything will be alright. Those remedial classes are really a blessing because they help you with things that you forgot. Congrats on making the Dean lists and keep up the good work!!


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SVENTRELLA 6/12/2009 3:35PM

    You go girl! You are back in school. Nursing, how awesome! Good for you and I hear ya, I enjoyed high school but not taking tests. I shuddered yesterday at a job fair. It was hosted in a college! LOL

Thanks for checking in on me. emoticon

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BABYCAKES1984 6/10/2009 10:33PM

    emoticon on making the Dean's list...what a great accomplishment. Be proud girlfriend, that is soooo awesome.



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ITSJUSTJANE 6/3/2009 5:18PM

    You ROCK!!! I'm hoping to go to grad school in the fall... it's sooo scary!! Congrats on making the scary first steps AND the DEAN'S LIST!!! You're awesome!

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    1st of all, let me applaud you for making Deans List Yessss!!! You go girl. I am even more proud of you cause this is exactly what I want to do and plan to do this year.

You are sooo awesome! emoticon

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KARITIGER 6/1/2009 9:29PM

    Nice Job! emoticon

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