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Almost done! Graduation is FRIDAY!

Monday, May 03, 2010

All the term projects are in, and I have just two more finals, one in game design and one in Excel. No big deal, it should be an easy week ^_^ I think I'm going to just barely swing an A in all my classes, as long as I make A's on my remaining finals.

Friday is graduation. I never did send out any invitations. I had declined to order any when the school bookstore would not print both the degree and the certificate I had earned on the invite. I had planned to either buy some online or make my own, but the ones online cost too much and I never did get around to going to Office Max to buy cards to print any on. I think what I might do at this point is send out some e-cards tomorrow, and then maybe just send out an announcement with a graduation photo in it later.

Anyway, it's not like this will be my last graduation. I'm actually going to be graduating with an A.A.S. in game design next year (don't know if I'll do the ceremony again for the same school, though), and then I'll probably go back to get my B.A. So chances are I'll have another chance to send out graduation announcements in a more timely manner ^_^;;

Now that the semester is going to be over, though, I have got to stop making excuses for not sticking with my healthy eatting and exercise program. No more " I've got to finish my classwork before I can even think about stopping to exercise," and no more resorting to junk food because I'm stressed or because my friends are eatting it. True, I haven't gained any weight in the past few weeks, but I haven't lost much at all either.

Sad to say, I'm not going to make it to my goal of losing 34 pounds by graduation. But I did lose 26 pounds, so I'm still pretty happy about it. Could I have done better? Definately. But I did pretty darn good. "Reach for the moon and you will land among the stars," you know (actually, I'm not sure, does that mean what I think it means or something different? It seems like I might have it backwards...aw, who cares, it's just some sappy quote that sounds like it belongs on those motivational posters that they put up in elementry school classrooms...which is probably where I got it from in the first place...).

Anyway, I think I've still reached my goal of "to look great at graduation." Not only have I lost 25 lbs, I've also gotten contacts, and I think I'm looking pretty good ^_^

I think my next goal is to "not be overweight by the time I go to my cousin's wedding in a couple weeks." Which should be totally attainable, since I only have to lose less than 3 lbs in order to fit into the "normal weight" catagory (at least according to my Wii Fit-yep, it will be nice to be able to weigh myself with that thing without hearing the words "That's overweight!") Longer term, though, I would still like to lose the rest of the original 34 lbs I set out to lose by A-kon, which is (I think) the first weekend of June. Which means I need to lose about 7 lbs this month...alright, I can do it!

BTW, the website I did for my beginning web design class was voted the best in the class, and my teacher told me it was the best project for that class that she had ever seen and that she was going to show it to the rest of the computer science faculty ^_^

I actually put a link to download my game design group project on the website I did for my webdesign class. It's a demo for an RPG, and I think it turned out really well--it's actually pretty fun, and I've even been playing with it a bit in my spare time ^_^ If anyone wants to download it, you can download it here:

caseytraining.com/studen
ts/itse1411/sullivan/rpgwo
rld/downloads.html


Just remember we have very limited resources at our school, and it is a project from an intro class, so it's not the most technologically astounding game ^_^;; Let me know what you guys think if you do decide to try it out, though! (Also, I don't know how much longer it's going to get left up on the server, so make sure you download it soon, too, if you're going to.)
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GABI2389 5/3/2010 7:50AM

    Well done on graduating. I still have another year. But also well done on the weight loss. 25lb seems like loads to me. I have the same issue with eating junk food. Just keep going. Good luck with the rest of your journey.

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