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Day 50 Check In.../My Mess of a Blog!

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Day 50 Check In...

emoticon - 189.5 - See, I told ya, no sweat!

Exercise - 2 mile wog

Calories - 1312

Fiber - 35 grams

Freggies - 6 today!

Water - emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Today was kind of a bummer day, not nutritionally, but personally. College DD is in a program studying to be an x-ray tech. It is very hard to get into this program and they only accept 40 students per semester. The program is set up where they go through the entire 3 year program with the same 40 kids. Anyway, she had a really hard time in one of her classes last semester (which she passed by the skin of her teeth) and then struggled in the 2nd semester of the same class again this semester. This time she was not so lucky. She missed by 2 points so she will have to repeat the class in the summer. She is not allowed to continue on with any more of the classes in the program until she passes this one, so that will put her graduating with the next class. I know in the big scheme of things this is not that big of a deal, but it sure did rock her little world. I guess sometimes we just have to learn things the hard way. She can at least continue taking some elective courses and get those out of the way. Thanks for listening to me vent. I feel better now (a little).

The rest of the day was busy and good. I wogged with our neighbor kid and we actually did our first mile in 14 minutes! Woohoo! He was so cute! He was acting like my coach and kept telling me to push harder! We saw an elderly lady in her front yard trying to cut get some poison oak out of one of her bushes and he stopped to help her and visit with her for a minute. Such a thoughtful young man!

Foodwise, I did pretty well, except I made the mistake of eating one candy kiss which soon turned in to 6!!! That's 132 calories! I could have had a cup of my favorite 5 ingredient soup topped with cheddar cheese for 142 calories and it would have been filling! Instead, I'm sitting here hungry because I used all my calories up on kisses! Talk about a bad choice! Like my daughter, sometimes I have to learn things the hard way! I betcha I don't make the same mistake tomorrow!

Well, thanks friends, for letting me vent and rant and confess or whatever else you want to call this mess of a blog tonight! Because of you I am getting stronger, healthier, and smarter everyday!
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    I know you will be good support for your daughter. emoticon hugs, Laurel
    1808 days ago
    Best wishes to your daughter. Have her take advantage of this time off and take other classes that she needs. Review the "missed" class and be ready next time! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1810 days ago
    It is so hard to watch our kids struggle. My DS failed his first semester of college. That is the timeframe that he started his downward spiral into the drugs/depression (grades were as a result of that) and he never has gone back to college. I pray someday he decided he deserves further education and trys again.

    We just have to remember that every struggle they go through can make them stronger as long as they take the higher road!
    1810 days ago
    only six kisses?? I would have ate half the bag or perhaps more. You had the good sense to stop at six. That's discipline.

    Sorry about your daughter. She must feel terrible. A hard lesson to accept.

    Your neighbor sounds awesome. I'd love someone to walk with me.

    Dachelle, your doing great. emoticon on the progress you've made so far.

    1810 days ago
  • STAY39
    Sorry about your DD and that pesky class. That is a real bummer- and a summer ruiner! Maybe when she repeats it she should look into getting a tutor for that class to help ensure success. I love this neighbor kid of yours! That is great energy to feed off of for your wogging! I think that's great discipline with stopping at 6 kisses. I could never have those near me- I could easily eat 1/2 the bag. Chocolate defeats me sometimes. Here's to a great day 51! emoticon
    1810 days ago
    It's a new day to start fresh. Give those candy kisses away!!!! emoticon

    Hope your daughter does well on the next go-round. At least she is familiar with the material & knows what to expect. That's a huge plus.

    Happy Wogging & emoticon on your weight loss!! emoticon
    1810 days ago
  • NHES220
    Great that you have your little coach, sounds like an impressive young man. Sorry about your daughter. We have a daughter with similar struggles going through nursing school. I certainly understand what you are going through. It is not as easy for some of them and they will hopefully stick with it and appreciate it all the more when they accomplish it. Our daughter will hopefully be done Summer 2014. She missed this past quarter due to some issues with migraines, but is hopefully back on track. Our other daughter does not seem to have the same challenges. Hopefully the chocolate isn't calling you tomorrow!
    1810 days ago
  • MSHEL7
    Good job, just go for the other kind of kisses next time, they use of calories instead of adding them on. emoticon Sorry about your daughter, that has to be a bummer for her. Have a great night.
    1810 days ago
    I like your attitude. Lesson learned. But, you were enough disciplined not to eat any more and stay within your calorie limit. That is really commendable. You are going to make a great Starfish. We like you already. emoticon
    So sorry to hear about your daughter's disappointment. It is a hard lesson in life, but as you mentioned, she will benefit from it.
    1810 days ago

    You did very well today.

    I'm so sad for your daughter. By two little points! Ack, that really hurts.
    And there is nothing worse for a mom than seeing their child hurting.
    Yes, sometimes good things can come from having to take the rougher road.
    Please God, let this be the toughest one she ever experiences in her life!!
    1810 days ago
    Hang in there. Great Job.
    1810 days ago
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