Well, took my Kaplan exam… and I passed! So I got all my points and still have a fighting chance at an A- for the class. I just have to miss 5 points or less on the final.. Doable, right?
So I took that exam, then hit the gym for a back/bicep workout, like I said I would. I also walked 40 minutes on the highest incline on the treadmill, burning over 400 calories. Sweet.
Diet today. The day’s not over, but I have a plan for what I’m gonna eat the rest of the day, so I’ll go ahead and write out my daily intake.
- 1 packet Strawberries n’ Cream Oatmeal (130)
- 2 slices light bread (70)
- 1 slice 2% milk cheddar cheese (60)
- .5 T butter (25)
- 1 apple (80)
- Oatmeal (75)
- 1 chicken breast (120)
- Shake n’ Bake (35)
- 1 C mashed potatoes (220)
- 1 zucchini, steamed (31)
- 1 sandwich thin (100)
- 1.5 T PB (143)
- 1 C frozen grapes (110)
Total: 1199 calories
—-not bad, if I do say so myself :)
for the first time in 1.5 weeks. Eek! I have one week left of this gym membership, I need to make the best of it. I’m thinking a back/bicep workout? Heavy lifting? Yes please! :)
I miss her so much! We had a lot to catch up on I guess. It feels like forever since I’ve seen her last :( I saw her a few weeks ago, but just for dinner. I’ve been so busy with school and she’s been so busy with volleyball, we don’t get to see each other much anymore. I just keep telling myself, 2 more weeks. I’ll be home for summer and I’ll get to spend some quality time with her when I’m not working. It’ll be nice, that’s for sure. I love my family! :)
I’ve been studying all day! So over it.
Hey followers! First of all, I just wanna wish everyone a Happy Easter!! :) I hope yours is great! I’m going to be spending mine at school, my family is in another state for my sister’s volleyball tourney, so I figured I would stay at school and prep for these Kaplan tests for nursing! Kaplan is like a practice NCLEX (the nursing licensing exam), and we take them for most of our classes in nursing, and they’re 5% of our class grade.
Anyways.. I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, because I haven’t been posting a lot about it, but I have been feeling surprisingly positive about my body lately. I love the way it looks today! And have most of the weekend. I didn’t work out all last week because of my awful cold, but I’ve kept my calories in check. I ate a LOT at my aunt’s on Friday, but despite all that, I still feel really good about myself (which is VERY out of the ordinary for me, my self esteem is lacking). So I broke my weigh-in-on-Friday-only streak and weighed myself today, taking advantage of my positive feelings today. Results? 135.6 lbs!! That means I’m 0.6 away from my first goal! I know it’s taking me FOREVER to get to where I wanna be. I follow so many blogs where people are like, dropping weight here and there. I wish I could focus more of my time and energy on it. Its just, I don’t limit myself all the time; if my friends wanna go out to dinner or get drinks or, heaven forbid, party, I partake. But I also work hard during the week. Another thing is, I always put school in front of working out. And that definitely slows me down sometimes. But I’m getting there and I’m so happy! :)
Alright I haven’t been posting a lot so I thought I’d do a quick update before heading to class. I am finally, FINALLY about over my sickness. I feel so much better. I was able to study last night, which is good, because I have a med/surg exam today. I hope it goes easy on me. I haven’t been working out because of how ill I’ve been this past week. Unable to function, let alone THINK about working out. But I kept my calories in check for the most part. I weighed myself today and was at 137.2, but I also have been eating a LOT of soup this week and yesterday, so it could just be water weight.
So this weekend, my family is going to a volleyball tourney in another state. My brother and I should be going home for Easter, but no one will be there! So my mom’s side of the family is all going to my aunt’s place for an Easter dinner tonight and she invited us over. So I’m gonna take this exam, then head over there for the night and just come back tomorrow morning/afternoon and study, study, study! Hopefully this week I’ll be better about hitting the gym, but I have 2 exams, so we’ll see! I hope you all have an excellent weekend and Happy Easter!!
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- 1/4 cup oats (75)
- 1/2 banana (50)
- 2 T Craisins (33)
- Total: 158 calories
- 1/2 bagel (150)
- Vegetarian vegetable soup (225)
- 2 oz pasta (210)
- 2/3 C chili (~191)
- 1/3 C cheese (107)
- Total: 508 calories
- apple (80)
- 1/4 C oats (75)
- Total:155 calories
Total: 1196 calories
I wrote this a few days ago, but somehow it didn’t go through. I woke up Monday, in a daze from being so ill. I got up and ate some oatmeal and then pulled out my notes, got back in bed and started trying to study. The room was spinning and my voice cracked every time I talked, it was brutal (and I’m still fighting to get over it!).
Around noon, I got a phone call… it was from a hospital that I had recently interviewed at for a position as a Student Nurse Extern (SNE). They told me I got the job!! Its crazy exciting and still unbelievable, I was trying to collect my thoughts as they informed me of the pay, uniform, physical I needed to get, start date, etc.. I start May 16th. What makes this job so amazing is, basically I work when I want/can and at least 8 hours every 2 weeks (obviously I’ll work more though). I’m basically helping a nurse, doing what I would do in clinicals and learning stuff, but getting paid good money to do it! So I’m gonna be learning a lot of new things and the best part is, they told me if I liked the floor I was on and they liked my hard work, I would have a job there as an RN upon graduation!!
Amazing, right? Well, what makes it so unreal that I got the job was, this job is SO competitive… I applied the first semester I could because a lot of people don’t even get interviews their first time applying and of those people chosen for interviews, most don’t get picked. I was informed on Wednesday that my interview was Friday and I needed 3 references by the next day. So I had to unprofessionally gather my references. I also was getting sick, low on sleep, needed to pack for the weekend (I was visiting friends from college), and I had 2 exams and a quiz to prep for. So I had NO time to prepare for this interview. The only thing I had going for me was my outfit I chose, which was of course business casual. I would say I either really lucked out, or I was definitely meant to have this job! Either way, I’m excited :)
Sorry I’ve not made too many personal posts this week, I’ve been reeeeeally sick, so I’ve kinda fallen off the face of the planet haha. I haven’t worked out since last Wednesday because of it, but other than my cheat day, I’ve not eaten too bad. I’ve told you guys I would post another daily intake, but I haven’t recently, so I’ll go ahead and post what I ate yesterday!
- 1/4 C oats (75)
- 1/2 banana (50)
- 2 T dried cranberries (33)
- Total (153 calories)
- Chicken Noodle soup (140)
- 2 tsp PB (63)
- Total (203 calories)
- Mac n Cheese (580)
- Apple with cinnamon (80)
- 1/4 C oats (75)
- Popcorn (100)
- Total (255 Calories)
Daily total (1196 calories)
I have been fighting this cold for the past 1/2 week, but last night and today it got the best of me. I’d been trying to work out and run anyways, despite feeling horrible, but by Thursday, I was done. I was short on sleep and had homework to catch up on. Partied Friday, then Saturday my body was just done with it. So I’ll be loading up on soup, tea, cough drops and cold medicine to get me through the week, and taking a few days off for my body to recuperate and heal. So I most likely won’t be working out so much this week. But sometimes, you just gotta take the break.
Like.. about myself. I’m absolutely exhausted (nap time soon?!?!) because of lack of sleep. I’ve been staying up late to finish assignments and get on tumblr, then getting up at 6 am to get to clinicals. There just isn’t enough time in the day! But last night I had a good workout at the gym, then my roommate and I hit 5 miles running, which is a milestone for us; she has never run that far before and I haven’t for 5 years (since I was a junior in high school on the track team). We felt really good. Today, as the day went on, through my extremely exhausted stupor, I noticed I am able to see some changes in my body. My stomach: still not happy with it. Will I ever be? I need to work on that. My legs are definitely more defined though, mostly from running. I try to work out my legs, but usually save those workouts for days that I know I won’t have a chance to run much in the following days. That’s because I’ll do lunges and squats and things like that, and I can’t even walk, let alone run, on days after that. So I don’t lift them as much as I should. But the toning is amazing, just from running! AND I can see my arms are MUCH more defined and even look smaller to me today. All this could be psychological, because I have been eating well and working out hard this week, but I still feel awesome about myself today!
I ran FIVE miles tonight with my roommate! I haven’t done that since like, junior year of high school! We were at 3 and decided we still felt good, so we ran another one, then were like, we can do another one! It felt amazing. I still can’t believe it! It’s like, if you’re presented with that situation, take advantage of it. :) I did OKAY today, but had a serious case of the munchies, and I would log what I ate, but I grazed so much it’d be difficult to write calories and I’d just be like, “I had a handful of this, a bite of this, etc..” It’s almost embarrassing. But I made 5 miles and did a chest/tri workout today, so I think I made up for it :) Gotta get to bed though, clinicals and I have to be up in 6 hours! I need sleeeeep. So, nighty-night!
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Yay. I love this idea. Though I hardly count with the way ive been doing.
I think I already reblogged this, but I’m reblogging it again just in case.