CANES4EVER63's SparkPeople Blog CANES4EVER63's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Feeling overwhelmed Not just about food, but about everything. Food is definitely contributing to my mood right now, but so is the stress of school and all of this independent learning. I'm having to figure out how classes work here (so different than the States!), how grades are done (a 50 is passing!?) and that sort of thing. On top of it, I need to learn all of the information on my own since I only have class two days a week. I'm concerned about one class, well really two, but we haven't had the second one y... Mon, 5 Oct 2015 12:52:55 EST New game plan So recovering from the binge and this is what I'm thinking. <BR> <BR> 1. Eat more carbs. I think if I were to do so then the strong cravings wouldn't be there. I will allow myself to have potatoes with my breakfast. And getting them in the morning means I can burn them throughout the day. <BR> <BR> 2. I need some sort of dessert, but I need some ideas since I have so many food allergies (gluten, dairy, soy, corn, oats, chocolate, nutmeg, mustard, shrimp, crab, walnuts, almonds, cashews, pis... Fri, 2 Oct 2015 04:02:00 EST Binging This binge is over, thank goodness. It has not been nice to me. Rephrase, I shouldn't have done it to myself? Now I feel like crap. The positive? I didn't eat food I'm allergic to like I normally would? I ate potato chips and these chocolate brownies I found that I can actually eat. Rephrase, that I can eat in small amounts since I can only handle small amounts of chocolate at a time. But, I ate more than a small amount. Oh yeah, I also had some gummies. The bottom line? I wanted carbs and I ... Thu, 1 Oct 2015 06:38:32 EST Running, I hate thee So I use to be an avid runner. This was at the peak of my weight loss about 2.5 years ago. I started from not being able to run a mile to running a half marathon. I know how it happens, I know the struggles, I know the frustrations and the pain. <BR> <BR> But I don't know this. <BR> <BR> I'm trying to get back into running. I ran for the first time in who knows how long a week ago and managed to a 5k, my goal. It was rough at the end. The following day was the park run (a free, timed 5k run... Sat, 26 Sep 2015 05:12:34 EST Had my school induction today Which for those who aren't familiar with the term, it's pretty much my orientation. I'm excited, I'm nervous, I'm overwhelmed, I'm scared. There seems to be a lot more statistics than what I bargained for, but we aren't expected to have a strong math/statistical background, so it must be ok, I would imagine. What scared me the most is that because this is a masters program, the instructors don't do the teaching. They give us the information and we learn it on our own, they are there for guida... Thu, 24 Sep 2015 13:23:25 EST I'm not sure what to think or how to feel So my mind is sending me mixed messages and I'm torn between the two signals that I'm getting. One side is going "you shouldn't have eaten that snack after dinner last night" and the other is going "but you were hungry and needed the food, so it's ok" And back and forth and back and forth. My spin class this morning was interesting, and it only lasted 30 minutes instead of the usual 45, but I didn't bring my headphones with me to do more cardio afterwards. On the other hand, I'm doing a body ... Tue, 22 Sep 2015 04:34:19 EST A commitment to monitor myself I can feel myself slipping back into my old over restrictive eating habits and I will not let myself get to the point where I was a few years ago. I'm in a new country, do not know the healthcare system very well and I cannot start fainting again. Although last time, I only started fainting about 6 months in to my restrictive habits, so I know I have time. But that's the disordered eating voice talking. Still, I do not want to let it go on for that long. I do not want to become obsessive agai... Sun, 20 Sep 2015 07:36:07 EST Things are starting to look up, I hope! I'm started to get settled in my new country and it looks like things are going to go pretty smoothly. I'm registered for classes (except for my theme modules), I have my student ID, I have my bank account, with no money, albeit, I've figured out the awesome gym, and I'm starting to learn my way around the city, and a little bit of campus as well. <BR> <BR> I'm walking, everywhere. Up and down the hills, all day everyday. And going to the gym. I'm getting in a lot of physical activity. I sh... Thu, 17 Sep 2015 11:46:53 EST All moved in and completely stressed! So after almost a year of getting my offer letter, I am finally here in my new city, new country, be it! It's been quite stressful, there is SO much to learn about a UK education system that is very different than the US. I'm use to going to one place and taking care of everything, but here in the UK I am being told different things from different people, going to different buildings, etc. At least I finally got my tuition paid. BUT, even though that is done, I can't register for classes beca... Mon, 14 Sep 2015 17:15:10 EST Not to weigh That's my decision. It can wait a few months. I'm fine if someone else weighs me and gives me progress reports, just telling me I'm down is all I need to know because knowing how much will affect my mood. See, it's all about the numbers, I can't handle them. <BR> <BR> I was cleaning out my closet and deciding what clothes I wanted to move with me, what to donate, and what to hold on to. It was rough. All of my size 6/8 jeans I'm holding on to because I expect myself to get back to that weigh... Tue, 8 Sep 2015 17:22:02 EST To weigh, or not to weigh, that is the question I'm really debating if I should weigh myself right now. I can't do numbers, I know that, they lead to an unhealthy obsession, but I finally feel like I'm getting on track again and I feel like I'm getting more stable. But hey, I thought that at the beginning of the summer and I didn't lose much weight then, so why would it change now? So if I do weigh myself and the number doesn't start to go down, then I know I'll get frustrated. One aspect is that I'll be back at school and will not have my... Tue, 8 Sep 2015 07:01:18 EST Thinking about coming back to Spark and recap of the past year Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> What's shaking? I've missed all of you during my one year (has it really been that long?) hiatus from Spark. I've been focusing on myself and trying to recover from the damage I did to my body from losing weight the wrong way. So I'll start from the beginning and sum it all up for all of you that are still on here. <BR> <BR> Go back to 2012. I lost a lot of weight very quickly - about 80 lbs in 8 months, then an additional 20 lbs in the following few months. I did th... Thu, 3 Sep 2015 13:19:23 EST I'm slipping - in a negative way In my food habits, that is. <BR> <BR> I've barely eaten over the past 2 weeks. Like nothing at all. Today, I'm feeing it. I want carbs and fat, really bad. All I've eaten are fruits and veggies. That's it. Seriously. Oh, and a slice or two of turkey bacon with lunch. That, plus tahini is my only source of protein right now. Like I said, I'm feeling it. <BR> <BR> My normal day - wake up, go to the gym, eat lunch (some sort of veggie with turkey bacon. Ie, green beans with tomatoes and turkey... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 03:26:01 EST Measurements update! Side note: I've been a pooping machine for the past few days, woo! Go body, finally getting rid of the soy, dairy, corn, and gluten that I ingested over a week ago! <BR> <BR> So I weighed in this morning, 134.8! Last measurements day was 135.4, I'll take it! (According to their scale, I'm down 2 lbs) <BR> <BR> So the measurements, that I can remember - <BR> Neck, biceps, calfs, chest stayed the same. <BR> Everything else went down. By how much? I don't remember. I know my thighs are 0.5 inc... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 01:56:51 EST My body is adjusting. Slowly. So have I recovered from last weekend's binge on foods that might kill me? I don't know. I'm still constipated. I know, an entire week. My stomach hates me, this might be my reminder NOT to give into those urges next time I'm at my parents house. <BR> <BR> I've actually eaten really well since then. Ok. Rephrase. NOT really well, but well for my control freaking out mind. I've barely eaten. And only fruits and veggies and turkey bacon. I just haven't been hungry. This week has been awful. S... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 13:56:12 EST I think I might die Overdramatic? Yes. But I'm sure it caught your intention! <BR> <BR> PS: I'm slightly drunk. Majorly tipsy. Majorly sick. <BR> <BR> I'm home with my parents. There are SO many temptations here. I have AWFUL self control. I don't buy foods I know I'll indulge on. I don't buy nuts, I don't buy nut butters, I don't buy chocolate (even the 100% pure cocoa powder!), I don't buy eggs, and I don't buy bananas (the latter two allow me to make a microwave brownie. An apple or apple sauce can substit... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 00:52:48 EST Measurements So on Monday, my Personal Trainer, went "measurements!" and I started freaking out and asked when. He looked at my file and said 2 weeks and asked if I was nervous and whatnot. Obviously the look of fear came across my face and he told me I should have nothing to worry about. <BR> <BR> We'll see. <BR> <BR> I hesitantly weighed myself this morning. 136.4. I'm happy with that number. I know I'm gaining muscle, so an increase in pounds is ok, right? We'll see. I'm not freaking out over body f... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 02:09:06 EST The past month Ok, I know I've been MIA. Honestly? I've been disappointed in myself. That whole eating too much, possibly due to PMS? Yeah, it lasted throughout the entire month of December, and then into January as well! I finally got the courage last week to weigh myself. 142.4. Up 7 whole pounds. I needed that reality check. BUT, my clothes were fitting the same and I figured that body fat percentage and measurements would be more reliable. I think my personal trainer is going to do all that again in 2 w... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 23:39:22 EST What is wrong with me?? I haven't felt like this since July. All I want to do is eat, like non stop eating. I'm full and I want to eat. I'm bloated and stuffed and have a major food baby, but yet I still want to eat! I want sweets, I want carbs, I want cake, I want pie, I want sugar, I want pizza. OMG, pizza would be fantastic. Like if it wasn't Christmas, I'd highly consider going to the store and buying pizza, oh, or mac and cheese! Like holy crap, give it to me, NOW! <BR> <BR> I don't know what's wrong with me.... Thu, 26 Dec 2013 01:34:24 EST PMS question... So I'm in the medical field, I'm use to being blunt, sorry if this is too blunt for some of you! <BR> <BR> Unnecessary background info? I have PCOS. <BR> <BR> PMS has never affected me, I've never been hungrier during that time of the month, never craved chocolate or sugar, never got bloated, etc. <BR> <BR> The past few months? I think it's totally affecting me. So what's changed? I limited my sugar intake about a year ago and officially cut out chocolate (food sensitivity) around August.... Mon, 23 Dec 2013 11:57:15 EST And the results are in!! Major progress!! First, the weight: 135.4!! That's A HEALTHY BMI!!!!! AHH!!!! <BR> According to the gym, I've lost 11 lbs since joining there. Prior to Thanksgiving (11/15), I was 137.6, so in the past month, I've lost 2.2 lbs. Somehow, I must have lost the other 9 lbs in the 2-3 weeks prior to that. So since joining my new gym and starting personal training, I'm stoked with the results. You know what, I'm even pleased with "only" losing 2.2 lbs in the past month. I'm even more shocked to be at a healthy BMI!... Thu, 19 Dec 2013 11:55:53 EST Not fair! - updated So I was suppose to get my measurements taken, body fat percentage measured, flexibility testing remeasured, etc tomorrow (Wednesday); however, my PT texted me today to say that the lead PT scheduled someone during the time that I was suppose to meet with him. So... it's not getting done until Thursday morning. I had mentally prepared myself for this tomorrow (see previous blog entry), I was going to weigh myself at home first before going to the gym (my first weigh in since prior to Thanksgi... Wed, 18 Dec 2013 00:33:57 EST Wednesday... getting my measurements taken again So I met with my personal trainer today and it turns out we were suppose to do measurements and body fat percentage... but, of course, I did cardio beforehand so the body fat percentage reading would be inaccurate. So now I have to wait until Wednesday to know! Ugh! <BR> <BR> But I'm actually really nervous about it. I know my body fat percentage will be down, I mean, how can it not be? Doing ST 3x/week for 5 weeks? The measurements? Well, hopefully they'll be down. The scale is what I'm mo... Mon, 16 Dec 2013 11:58:21 EST Bring on the wine! .. Writing to figure things out Heads up: I'm 100% tipsy right now, so not sure if this will make sense, but, it is more for my own sake of mind than what others think, so... <BR> <BR> a) I'm hungry. I shouldn't be (or maybe I should?). I want to eat, but I know I shouldn't (or should I?) <BR> <BR> b) I didn't get that job "promotion". I'm not disappointed I didn't get it (it would be a pay cut, even with the 5% raise, it would still not be enough to counteract the shift diff of switching from 2nd to 1st shift), I'm more ... Mon, 16 Dec 2013 02:09:13 EST Note to self EAT LUNCH. <BR> <BR> That is all. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a rough day. I woke up and had a great workout, but I was constantly fretting about not being able to check my work email from home to see if I got the job I applied for. I texted one of my coworkers to ask her to let me know if she heard anything about anyone getting the position. It turns out, someone did, and it wasn't me. It was the least likely person to get it, in my opinion (in everyone's opinion). But this isn't about that. I... Sat, 14 Dec 2013 12:25:31 EST Clothes shopping trip!! Partial success (actually very successful, but only became partial when I got home)!!! <BR> <BR> So I have an interview tomorrow to expand on the characteristics of my job (pretty much adding a role to my current duties) and I need an interview outfit! I desperately need formal pants since all of mine were too big. I went straight to the size 10 section - everything I tried on was too big - except one pair! It was Express and I was super stoked. They were grey and pinstripe. I've always want... Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:28:36 EST To eat or not to eat, that is the question. Yes, I'm still dealing with my disordered eating habits. Yes, I'm aware of how little I can eat on a normal day. Yes, I'm trying to change this. Yes, I'm trying to increase my protein. But it's so difficult. <BR> <BR> What I've eaten to day: <BR> Breakfast: one egg, 2 slices turkey bacon, a small mixed greens salad with roasted cherry tomatoes and olive oil <BR> Lunch: garden salad (mixed greens, pomegranate, golden raisins, roasted sunflower seeds, peppers, tomatoes, olive oil and balsamic ... Wed, 11 Dec 2013 01:29:24 EST What I've learned over the past few weeks EAT LUNCH!! <BR> <BR> I forgot to eat lunch on Friday and completely overate (or at least felt like I did!) later in the day. <BR> <BR> Same thing today. Exact same thing. I'm still hungry (although I shouldn't be!) and I've already eaten a day's worth in one meal (it's a good thing it's almost all I've eaten today is in one meal!). But I still want to eat more. Is it that I'm still hungry? That I need protein? That I've had too much wine? <BR> <BR> Regardless, I need to eat lunch and get... Wed, 27 Nov 2013 01:47:31 EST Venting Boy, have I missed blogging! It's a way to just get my thoughts out so I'm not keeping them all inside. I have been telling some of my good friends on days where I feel like I eat too much, but they just don't understand. One of my friends does understand, but she's a recovering anorexic and I'm afraid that me talking to her about food will cause her to relapse. <BR> <BR> So I made another banana "brownie" thingy. I'm just craving sugar - PMS, perhaps? It's never affected me in the past, but... Mon, 25 Nov 2013 02:07:53 EST I think I strained my neck while strength training :( So it all started yesterday when I forgot to eat lunch. I ate my "lunch" around 7pm and then around 11, I ate my dinner. But then I wanted something sweet, so I made my mini microwave brownie (one banana, one egg, some applesauce, some baking powder, and some cinnamon, blended, then microwaved for 2 minutes). I served it with some fruit preserves that I whipped up (some frozen fruit on the stove, heated, then blended). It was good, but didn't hit the spot. So I just went to bed before I could... Sat, 23 Nov 2013 12:49:27 EST Why am I still freaking out over this?? So I'm going home for Thanksgiving, I'm freaking out. My eating routine is going to be whacked and I don't know how my body will respond. I'm leaving next Wednesday morning after my workout and that will be ok. I have a Turkey Trot (8K) Thanksgiving morning, then I'll eat my breakfast, apps, and dinner. It shouldn't be TOO bad. My parents are going to prepare foods I can eat (free of all my allergies) and so there will be limited portions of what I can eat. Last year, I got an olive oil mashe... Thu, 21 Nov 2013 01:39:39 EST Because I love food, here are my current go-to recipes Spaghetti squash! YUM!!! <BR> 1 and only) Cook spaghetti squash and serve as spaghetti. The sauce is sauteed onions and garlic (with salt and pepper), mushrooms, a can of petite diced tomatoes and some roasted red peppers. yum! Why anyone would chose pasta over spaghetti squash boggles me! <BR> 2) this recipe:<BR>cken-pad-thai-made-with-spaghetti.html (I used coconut aminos as opposed to soy sauce, it's the gluten free, soy free "soy" suace <BR> <BR... Wed, 20 Nov 2013 01:42:45 EST My half marathon!! - long update! It all started with waking up at 5am, brutal, I know. But we got to the location and had LOTS of pics taken, all of which are on my fb page. Tomorrow I'll get them and upload them, but my goal right now is pure RELAXATION. I'll also get the official pics taken during the run, they'll get uploaded too :) <BR> <BR> Ok, we get there, we join a pace group, around 10-11 min miles. Next thing we know, we're inching forwards and then we're at the start line and we're running. The first 6 miles, I w... Sat, 16 Nov 2013 21:24:39 EST SUPER quick update! 1) I've missed you all dearly. <BR> 2) I have a HALF MARATHON this Saturday (totally freaking out, but I'll be with my running group, so it should be good!) <BR> 3) I'm totally focused on toning/strengthening now (well will be after my half, I love running, but I need a change!). Love my personal trainer and what the future holds (the goal is to NOT lose weight, but to lose body fat. Now how the two aren't combined, I don't know, but that has been stressed to me my both my trainer (gym's lead... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 00:56:48 EST Food allergist results - In case you were wondering I know I've been MIA. I'm still dealing with a lot of things. <BR> <BR> The bottom line: <BR> I'm allergic to ALL forms of dairy, ALL forms of soy, corn, barley, rye, buckwheat, wheat, walnuts, mustard, and nutmeg. I'm slightly allergic to cashews and pistachios. I'm also possibly allergic to shrimp and crab - because I'm highly allergic to dust mites, there can be a false positive with the two seafood. It was a very small reaction, but I was told to avoid it - for now. <BR> <BR> I guess I... Tue, 14 May 2013 00:12:33 EST My running story :) It all started when I was in college taking the mandatory "hard" PE class that we had to take - the one that wasn't tennis, volleyball, golf, rock climbing, aka, the fun one, but the run conditioning one, the step aerobics one, the body conditioning one. I did aerobics and body conditioning, ie, it was like a cardio circuit class with the occasional ST/one mile run day. Well, we were told to go run a mile and me and my roomie were like "". But you know what? We did! We ran that entir... Fri, 19 Apr 2013 13:07:07 EST Just writing to figure this out I know for the past month I've been overeating. I know I underate for the past few days. I know I need the energy to run 4 miles tomorrow morning, so I forced myself to eat some quinoa salad that I made the other day (so I'd have the protein and the energy!). But right now? I REALLY want some cake or some ice cream (no, not really, I just want the cake, a chocolate cake or chocolate frosting, or chocolate chip cookies, but NOT dark chocolate- shocker!). But AHH! I feel like I'm going crazy. ... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 00:44:48 EST Just keep pushing I've realized that one way to fight that other part of myself is by working out, so even though I don't have much to say, I'm figuring that if I post this, then that'll help me stay motivated? Ok, staying motivated is NOT a problem for me, it's just ...needing the motivation to fight that other part of myself? It's too conflicting, it really is. <BR> <BR> But yesterday was great. Did I eat enough? Heck no. To recap: <BR> Ran 35 minutes, elliptical for 35 minutes <BR> Had a gu gel energy/ele... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 12:44:13 EST I have never felt so alone Before I get started - I'm still awaiting the pancreatic enzyme results - I'll keep you updated when I find out. Hopefully it shouldn't be too much longer!! The nurse said she'll call me as soon as they come in, but since it is a send out, it takes a little bit longer than an in house test. <BR> <BR> But to the point: I feel so alone right now and I've never felt like this before. Ok, maybe I have, but I've always ignored it. I don't know. Maybe I'm just becoming more aware. I talked to my ... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 00:02:29 EST Latest test results/pancreas issues?? So after being told to eat whatever I wanted for an entire week (which actually caused me to "binge"(?) more!), I finally have the test results. Celiac = negative. I figured that would be the case, it runs in my family, yes, but it doesn't develop until you're in your 40s. I have time. But I'm still not eating gluten. I feel better not eating gluten. That isn't changing (except when I binge...). BUT, my stool sample showed that I did have steatorrhea (aka, fat in my stool, causing it to float... Thu, 4 Apr 2013 23:56:32 EST Story of my life This past week has comprised of HORRIBLE eating habits. Like awful. It stared last Saturday and I don't understand. I've been craving chocolate cake like nobodies business and it's awful. The thing is? I've given in, every single time! It destroys my stomach and the cramping that it causes can be unbearable. I wish I didn't give into the cravings, but it's an impulse thing and I have NO control over. Ok, you might think I do, but I don't. I have an impulse control disorder, it sucks, I can't ... Sat, 16 Mar 2013 00:04:18 EST Almond milk drinkers, I have a question for you!! Ok, I REALLY prefer coconut milk to almond milk, but here is my dilemma - My protein/electrolytes are low, so I always get the protein/calcium fortified version of the lactose free milk options - coconut milk (I use the Coconut Dream brand) has a 3x the calcium/protein, which I find delicious. However, they don't make an unsweetened (which is different than no sugar added!) version, so it comes in at 80 calories a cup. I recently saw an almond milk (Silk, I believe?) that is a whopping 5x the... Tue, 12 Mar 2013 02:00:20 EST Running - I'm addicted! This is another late night, ok, is 10 pm late? Not at all!, but it is at night and I want to go on yet ANOTHER run! I swear, I'm addicted to running right now! I did just over 5.5 miles today, it was a 51 minute run! I went up to 6.6 mph for 21 minutes and 11 of those minutes were on an incline! I just want to go run!! The thing is, my toes aren't too happy right now. AKA, I need new running shoes. I've gone through my running shoes in 5 months! I'm excited to get my new pair tomorrow! Hopefu... Sun, 10 Mar 2013 22:04:43 EST Which 5K should I do!?!? And when? Decisions!! I REALLY want to do another race. I'm doing a 10K on 4/13, but I want a 5K before then. There is one this Saturday which I'm all for. I was about to sign up and thought "hmm..women's medium, or women's large!" I had no idea what shirt I needed! The last women's tech shirt I have from a race is a large, it's a little too lose, but that's ok. I can always exchange shirts anyways. So then I thought "ahh, but I have my first hour long personal training session on Friday, I'm not going to be able ... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 12:41:11 EST Update So I've been really MIA recently. I'm sorry. <BR> <BR> Here is my life: switching to second shift is GREAT, but after a week, I'm still struggling to find my routine, especially when it comes to eating! I'll figure it out though. <BR> <BR> I LOVE the new gym I joined! I met with the head personal trainer for my free PT session, it was AMAZING. I signed up for a month's worth of sessions with someone who he paired me up with. I have my first session with him this week. It'll be fun! The staf... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 17:59:41 EST Reflections I don't really feel like being all philosophical and digging deep right now, but I do have something on my mind, and I find it only fitting to write about it today since I am finally down 90 lbs since I started this journey about 14 months ago. <BR> <BR> I have had A LOT of people tell me that I don't need to lose anymore weight, but it is starting to get on my nerves because I DO need to! A coworker said that I'd be too thin if I lose the 10 or so more pounds that I plan on, but I don't bel... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 18:22:28 EST Shopping trip!! (pics) Well, it all started with "oh crap, my $10 rewards card for DSW is going to expire tomorrow, I HAVE to go shoe shopping. Now normally shoe shopping is a reward for losing weight and I haven't hit my next reward shopping trip (the 130s) yet, but I had to go, even if I didn't need shoes! So I went up the clearance section and fell in love. KNEE HIGH BOOTS! AHH! AND THEY FIT!!! You see, most people say that they love shoes because they fit regardless of your size, but that isn't true with boots.... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 16:09:18 EST Fainting = not ok Just to start of, no, I did not faint again. But yes, I essentially did faint again. I fainted while being conscious. <BR> <BR> I hate fainting, I really do. Although it's been a few months since the last time, I could tell it was going to happen. My tunnel vision came back a few weeks ago and today I was standing with my grandmother at a store and realized "wow, my stomach hurts, I must be hungry!" But then it didn't go away. A minute or so later, tunnel vision. But you don't get tunnel vi... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 15:45:49 EST Finally, it's over!!!! It's all done. FINALLY. I PASSED!!! It was SO scary to finally hit "end exam" button. Then they ask "are you sure?" then they ask again "are you sure that you're sure??" It's like, YES! I made this decision, now you want me to make it AGAIN!? UGH! And then you read a "this is not your final score, you'll receive that via mail in 10 days. Do you understand?" then you click YES and THEN you get to see the screen that reads PASS! WOOO!!! It was so scary! I'm SO glad it's DONE!! Now I can HAVE A ... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 22:38:40 EST The past month I've been SUPER busy!! Yes, I've logged onto SP every day, but only to record my fitness minutes, I haven't even spun the wheel for my daily points!! I feel like such a slacker :( <BR> <BR> But the past month - it's been a blur FULL of studying. That pretty much sums it up. Study, study, study. Buy a house (!!!), study, study, graduate, study, study, etc. You get the idea. I cannot WAIT to finish studying! How it works: we study non stop, apply to take the boards (through the ASCP - American... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 21:30:53 EST