Thursday, December 29, 2011
Hi guys! I hope you all had a great Christmas! I haven't blogged in a while and I'm sorry I haven't been a very supportive spark friend lately either. I DO log in and read the friend feed every day and "like" the crap out of everything but that has been pretty much it. As soon as I found out I got accepted to the nursing program in November, it's been crazy! I had 3 weeks of studying for the TEAS exam, then the holidays came rolling around. My first day of class is Jan. 17!
So far, I got the physical, drug test and immunizations out of the way. Next up is cleaning out my office so I have a study space, CPR and spending a bunch of money on books, registration fees, scrubs, and a stethoscope. Sheesh this stuff is not cheap!
As of a couple of days ago I was up 3 pounds and honestly, I wasn't too upset b/c I thought it'd be much worse. I haven't been really on track for a couple of months now. Apparently for the most part, I do really well for breakfast and lunch. It's dinner time and night snack attacks that get me! Anyways... this morning I decided to do something a little different. Instead of oatmeal and fruit, I decided to try a protein smoothie. I bought some SunWarrior protein powder from Open Sky a while back and haven't been using it. I don't believe in the high protein/low carb thing but I do know that because of my mostly vegan diet, I often fall short on protein according to my nutrition feedback reports and the days that I try to have more protein, I DO feel full longer. I was happy to find out that it holds me over well until lunch. I'm glad, because I have a feeling I'll be having this for breakfast quite a bit once I start the nursing program. I have 7:30 am classes 2 days a week and 6:30 am clinicals 2 days a week. I am not a morning person so lord help me!!
So far today, I am right on track. I reached for the box of chocolates then immediately snapped my arm back towards my body and thought "You've had plenty of sweets over the holidays and enjoyed every bite. Mmmmm weren't those home made sugar cookies the best? You don't really need any today." Guess what? It worked! Now the hard part is yet to come. 5pm onwards is really hard for me but I'm determined to have a successful day even if I have to white knuckle it, I will do it gosh darn it!
If I can just get one good day under my belt, it will make the next one that much easier! Wish me luck!