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Making Plans

Saturday, May 23, 2009

I am making lemonade today. Well actually I am making plans. Things in my life aren't going quite the way I would want. Hence I am making lemonade out of my lemons. They aren't terribly bad. I'm not sick, no one is dying, I'm still working. Things just seem to be falling just short of where I would like them to be.
I just learned my grade in Chemistry is a B. I was 1.35 points from making an A. Now B's are good. But I am going to apply to nursing school in August and competition for this plan is fierce. I'm going to apply anyway and hope for the best. But I am also signing up to retake the two courses this fall I made B's in, just in case I don't make it. Then I will reapply in Feb. if needed. Not what I want to do, but it would work.
I am also rethinking my stand with diabetes. Diagnosed in Feb. I tackled it pretty strongly. My doctor felt we were moving on the right track, when my body goes into protest mode and I can't seem to get my blood sugar numbers to behave for very long. I'm trying to do stay off of insulin as long as I can, and hopefully stop taking the oral medicine too, one day. After re-evaluation, I've decided to ask my doctor to recommend a dietitian or nutritionist. I've also decided to up my walking. Something will work out and if not, then I will makes other plans to get this under better control.
My weight is coming off, but it is soooo slow that I am thinking I must have the metabolism of a sloth. Still, it is coming down and at the very least, heading in the right direction. I am thinking the extra walking and hopefully the nutritionist too, they will help ramp up my metabolism,
And on the other hand, making lemonade for the Memorial Day weekend isn't a bad plan either! Well, sugar-free anyways! emoticon
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SOULCOLLAGESUE 5/25/2009 12:25PM

    Hi Becky,

What a beautiful blog, poignant thoughts, determination closing the door on hopelessness. I didn't realize the field was so competitive, that a B might blow your future goals! You remind me of an experience I had while golfing yesterday.

I don't know if you golf, but when someone hits off the tee (the first shot on a given hole), and the ball looks like it went out-of-bounds or in a lake, the person can hit off the tee once more, taking a "provisional" ball. If the original ball is found, the provisional ball goes back in one's pocket. I did that yesterday, then found my original ball in a lateral hazard (deep, weedy, dry grasses). On the other hand, my provisional ball landed in a beautiful location.

In the end, I tried to hit my original ball out of the rough and accumulated about 4 penalty points, rather than the one had I taken my provisional ball. That I chose the harder path was interesting to me. The beauty I see in your story is that you have your "provisional" classes all lined up. Given your difficulties, you are planning to minimize the time you spend in the "rough."

Go girl!

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CTEMPLE 5/23/2009 10:17PM

    Excellent plan, it should work.
Yes the kilos pile up quickly and go very slowly. Progress not perfection, as long as your are in a better spot than 6 months ago, things are good. I hope you can succeed in your application for Nursing when the time comes.
Claudia

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NANA2THEMOON 5/23/2009 6:33PM

    I am proud of you! A "B" in Chemistry! I ain't half bad girl. But I totally understand your thinking. I am studying to become a Medical Transcriptionist and the courses are very similar to that of nurses. Right now I am in Pharmaclogy. All during the course, if I make lower than a 95 it just ticks me off. I am my own worse critic. I hope you do well in your studies and that you are accepted in the first try at the nurses' school. In the mean time - you have a plan - and THAT is what counts!

Keep up the good work.

P.S. The stress of school alone would make your BS readings go haywire.

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