CPR Works, Apparently
It’s funny how God finds ways to prove a point. I’ve been struggling with the thought of being a “Real Doctor” next year when, despite hours of practice, I can’t seem to rise above the 33rd percentile on my question bank…
I had been debat... Read more
The First Genital Exam...
The stress is starting to encroach.
I took this morning "off" (and by off, I mean I went to class from 8-10, went home and fell asleep because I was exhausted, and semi-read slides to prepare for today's genital exams), and did a quick yoga ro... Read more
HOW DID THE WHEEL KNOW?!
No joke: I just finished my 4-week plan successfully TODAY, and one hot dress at gala, a few pounds, and an awesome exercise routine later: I win 500 spark goodie points!! This is such ideal time for a reward!!
Praise God! I am so motivated... Read more
Big achievement: Reaching my lowest weight in over 2 years...and just before my medical school gala!
Biggest happy moment: Being able to run with my boy for 33 mins yesterday. We're at the same jogging pace now--yaaay! I never knew having a... Read more
Today I travelled to The Shelter, where several students in my year perform blood pressure and general health screenings for the residents. They sit packed on long benches at tables before two small TV screens at the front of the room. Sometimes... Read more
American Medical Association's Update on What it REALLY Takes to Shed Some LBS...Surprising...And y
I get reports from the AMA daily by email. Well this one caught my eye. So it looks like this daily, gritty, hungry plan of eating 1200 calories per day (and doing it partially by skipping breakfast and not eating a lot in the am) isn't a bad id... Read more
I MADE IT!!
I've finally done it. With a lot of prayer, a lot of calorie counting, a new gym membership, a failed promise to throw away the scale for 14 days (my effort lacked enthusiasm...that scale is going in the trunk today or tomorrow...), I've made it... Read more
Failed Diets, Energy Drinks, and Dead People
I’ve spent the past 73 hours snorting the pungent scent of formaldehyde, watching lectures with my eyelids half open with my chin on my desk, and praying. I’ve scraped through cadaver fat, held lymph nodes hardened from cancer in my h... Read more
How is a Girl to Prepare for the Ball?
I'm attending a medical school ball. As my ex-boyfriend's date. (Don't ask...)
It's four days until I get to get glammed-out and gussied-up for the Big Night. So what's a girl to do?
Everyone has that occasion to prepare for, and when ... Read more
50 Foods I've Missed
I have loved living here. But as anyone who has lived overseas for an extended period of time can tell you: there's just no place like home. I have to say, I am proud of the variety of foods in America that I truly miss.
Don't get me wrong,... Read more
The Revolving Door
I am in the middle of a fiery, bloody battle.
It's the battle to stay steady when the ground beneath me is wavering, tilting, shifting in all directions. I can hardly keep up.
9 months ago I took that long walk across the stage. I ... Read more
Little Successes Make a BIG Impact
Kudos for today:
1. I posted a picture on facebook recently, and recieved tons of compliments!
2. A friend who I haven't seen in a while told me that I look like I have lost weight, my face looks smaller, and that I look beatiful! Don't y... Read more
BIG DAY, BIG POINTS!
3 major achievements will be made by tomorrow night...
#1: Reach 500 fitness minutes
#2: Reach 1000 SparkPoints
#3: Reach Level 5
I'm so motivated! This is a semi-stressful time as I work on making travel plans, but I'm managing we... Read more
I WANT THAT PHOTO SHOOT! (And other sparkgoodie obsessions.)
Right now I'm saving up for the photo shoot for a startling 2000 sparkpoints. It's funny how an imaginary prize can be so motivating for me...my precious...lol.
I also get a great deal of joy out of giving them to others as well. It's all a... Read more