hello small feathered things i am a baby elephant it is nice to meet you may we shake noses?
This put the biggest, cheesiest smile on my face. I want to frame it and hang it up in my house, caption and all.
Stop it right now.
Yep this. Night made
Who is this quote-unquote “bestie” and why can’t I collage with Kiernan Shipka at midnight?
I’ve never been more jealous of another person in my entire life.
I have never been so jealous of a 13 year old’s outfit. Particularly the shoes.
This time next week I will be in Chicago getting ready for a cubs game! I feel like a little kid on Christmas morning the anticipation is killing me. It also meant a check in and a full run down with the trainer this AM. And as of today I have hit my mini weight loss goal I set for myself to meet before this trip! I am down five pounds and lost an inch on the waist. Now I just have to keep it up until I sit myself on the pane next week.
Here is the full run down on the stats:
Measurement Dates 6/19 – 7/19 – 8/23
Neck: 12.75” / 12.25” / 12.25”
Arm: 12” / 11.5” / 11”
Waist: 33” / 32” / 31”
Hips: 39” / 38.5” / 38”
Thigh: 22” / 21.5” / 21”
Calf: 14.5” / 14 / 14”
Body Fat% 28.1% / 26.4% / 24.3%
Weight 146 / 143 / 138
And now I need to come up with my next mini goal. Any ideas on realistic yet challenging options?
The last few weeks have been OK in working on my pre-vacation get your ass in gear goal. I haven’t been amazing at eating or working out lately but I have had more good days then bad and that my friends I will consider a success. I did resort to two fun size snickers bars this afternoon….I was in meetings for 3 hours straight over the lunch hour and I am starving. Hi my name is Cara and I get hangry.
The trainer is doing the full run down on my measurements next week but in the meantime here are the dirty deets on the dreaded weight.
Starting Weight – 146
Previous Weigh In – 141
Today’s Weight – 139
The application for the Nursing Program at my school is due in five months. Scary! It is a very competitive program, they accept 64 students a year and about 250 apply. I planned to make an appointment with my adviser to discuss my current resume and efforts and see if she had any suggestions for things I should be adding to it over these next crucial months. But when I called to make the appointment and explained the situation, they said they wouldn’t allow it because it would provide an unfair advantage?
What the hell? I actually responded with “An unfair advantage because a student takes the initiative to talk to an assigned adviser?” When I asked if there was anyone else at the University I could just be advised by academically she could not produce a response. I am flabbergasted and disappointed. Last time I checked I am a paying customer!
The lack of respect for customers (aka students) in the world of higher education is something that has always bothered me. I get it we are students…but we are paying, a decent amount of money I might add, to be taught. I can’t help but wonder if there is a better alternative and it really makes me question if I want to give any more money to this institution.
I want to write a strongly worded letter about my feelings on the matter but I will refrain so I don’t have my name blacklisted from the University of Utah College of Nursing for time and all eternity.
I may be a little late to this game but I can’t stop reading! I went through all the posts today when I should be finishing up a deck for a presentation tomorrow. I am just so curious to see what happens.
In other news other people are so much cooler than me.
I set a get healthy goal a couple of weeks ago and promised myself I would hold myself accountable for it. The first week was pretty good. I put four days in at the gym and my eating habits were better more days than not.
This week was a little harder. I started to feel overwhelmed with studying for my final and I let working out and eating right fall by the wayside. I only made it to the gym twice. It made me realize I need to start determining mini goals to get better at managing this. I still have a way to go with this work + school journey and I have to find balance.
So I am resolving to reset this weekend. My test is behind me and I am going to focus on being healthy and finding my house under all the neglect it has experienced these past couple of months.
I didn’t do full measurements but here comes the scary weight post:
Previous Weight 143
Current Weight 141
+ I am now officially a sorority advisory. This has required a lot of emails and communication with Nationals. I read all of this communication with a southern accent because 99% of the leadership has one.
+ I am done with Physiology and I am beyond excited about it! One more semester down! - Now if my teacher would just post that grade so I can get rid of this anxious feeling.
+ I have been putting off calling a chiropractor for over a year and now that I have decided to call one it seems they are all closed or on vacation. I am irrationally annoyed by this.
+ My dear friend is in labor today SO EXCITED. In fact babies seem to be everywhere. Will someone please just give me a baby of my own?
+ Lying is lame and I don’t like it.
+ I have not been great about working out this week. Studying took priority. I should go tonight and yet here I am.
+ Sometimes I get talked into over spending on a wedding gift. I mean it is for a coworker and I have three weddings this month and tuition. Oh well. What’s done is done.