Where has the year gone already.

As I sit at the computer taking a small break from studying I am reminded that in just 2 short months I will be a college graduate.  Wow this is like  a dream.  It seems like yesterday that I was walking into Sinclair Community College and talking to them about what my next step in life was going to be.    I am 5 pages away from having my Capstone finished for my degree and 6 tests away from being done with my associates degree.  That may not sound like a lot but to this “GIRL,” it means everything.

I am  firm believer that if you think you can do it then you can.  Will you catch on right away?  Maybe, but most likely not. I have had to learn to be  a better me and for that I am changed for the better for sure.

I am eating better and seeing the inches starting to come back off.  Keeping a food journal has been helping for sure.  Trying to stay under 1500 calories is getting easier now that I have my snacks all made out for the week :0)  I am down to my original measurements so I am good with that.  Now to get a scale that works correctly :0)

Spring has finally stepped in and giving us a bit of sunshine and I am thankful for that.  For a lot of reasons.  One I can get out on the bike path again and I can start walking the dogs in the mornings again.

One day at a time. That’s all we can do…Really one breath and one heart beat.  With that have a great day!

BIRTHDAY MONTH

As the stars would have it November is birthday month for me. So far it has been a good month. I have got to celebrate a friends bday with Waffle House, I have gotten to finish up some loose ends and school is going well.
I got published in the school newspaper. That was a great way to start bday month. I met with an academic advisor to find out that I can graduate this spring! OMG I will finally have a college degree! 2 classes and a capstone to go!
We are finally settling into the new place. No stairs! Life is good.
The life change is still working. the scale has shown no change but the inches are falling off. I have lost 7.75 inches off my body so I am calling that a big win! Love my Fitbit. not walking as much s I use to but still the data I get rocks!
I feel like life is falling into place. Its good and scary all at the same time. So I will remember to breath and be thankful for all that I have. Not just now but everyday.
another chapter in my life is coming to a close but I am looking forward to turning that page to see what will happen next.

An update

As I sit in my study room I thought I would give an update on my journey.
I haven’t been eating right and I know that. Still been under my calorie counts but not eating food that will help me with weight loss. I really need to work on this. The scale shows no change however…..The inches are falling off. Due to more walking I’m sure. 7 inches off my body in 22 days! 2 alone on my waist. We will call that a win. (insert happy dance)
I didn’t walk much this week due to some stomach issues but I am planning a big come back…..I have a good support system that I need to use more often. I also got a fitbit and let me tell you i love it! It keeps track of so may things and keeps me accountable. If you have fit bit and want to buddy up send me message. we can challenge each other! Being able to see my sleep patterns has helped me adjust when I need to go to bed as well. Love it!
I can tell a big difference in my stamina when i don’t walk so that is getting moved back t the top of the list of things i need to do for me.
Speaking of wins….school s going relatively well. One class I am struggling in but I think I am working it out. Ok my struggling and yours may not be the same, I have an A in the class but i keep failing the exams. I know the material but I’l be danging if I can get it right on the test. Talked with the prof and he gave me a few ideas. We will see if that works.
That pretty much sums up the last few weeks for me.
Hope all of your journeys are successful!

What to do on a rainy day

As I sit in the cafeteria at school I can’t help but think about the rain this morning. Though we need the rain for the grass to be green and for the lakes to stay full I selfishly wish it wouldn’t have rained this morning. Why you asking yourself. Well forts off my dogs had to go out. Not that they really care whether it is raining or not but I had to go out and chain one of the dogs to a tether. She has proven herself as an explorer and well I wasn’t giving baths or combing anyone out before school today. Then there was loading the car for school. That has its own problems. I didn’t park he car where I should have and it took longer to get it he back seat to put my bag back there. Which normally doesn’t matter right. But it does matter when it rains.
The best part is there is a parking garage at school. So once here I don’t have to go outside. The highlight of he day thus far.
Thank God the move is pretty much complete. We just have clothes there that need to come to the new house. Talked about doing that today but I, so not moving In the rain.
Maybe I can talk the powers that be to help me get some boxes empty so I don’t trip in the dinning room in the morning sconce there is no light.
I got a fitbit. I have been enjoying seeing my sleep patterns which have been bad the last week. Very restless sleep. But it has become a great game with me and roommates mom. Every time I get close to betting her in steps she goes for a walk…lol I have been making an effort to stay under 1300 calories. Need to add more veggies to my diet. Something I struggle with but need to make it happen. It helps that we are all counting calories and learning about portions which is a big step in our house. More salads for low calorie meals I see in our future.
School has been very writing intense and I am doing my best to keep up. That and moving has been a lot on my plate. I have to remember one day at a time. Some days that is easy and other days I am over welded. Guess we will see if matter wins out over will.
Those are my thoughts this morning. Thanks for reading :0)