Saturday, January 10, 2009

First Day of School

I am so nervous. Today is the first day of school for me. Well, it's actually just orientation, but still. I finished my Bachelor's online last year, and began my Master's online through University of Phoenix in June. I just don't like that school. I'm getting my Master's in Education and am seeking a teaching license, so the fact they keep changing their story on how I will get it scares me a little. I mean, I don't want to waste thousands of dollars for an education and not be able to teach! So, on the advice of at least 10 people I work with who are educators, I have been advised to transfer to a local university. They have a great teacher education program, and I will still be offered the convenience of online classes. Orientation is today, and it's just very different for me to actually attend anything on-campus. I'm sure it will be great, though.

Stayed OP yesterday - woo hoo! I even forgot my dinner to take to 2nd job, but I rushed in beforehand and bought a Healthy Choice frozen dinner and some FiberOne bars. I already had a bottle of water, and I was good to go! I'm loving my scale right now; it had me at 309.2 this morning! The daily motivation is helping me, but I know it should level off soon. Since I gained fairly quickly, I think it's okay to lose it quickly as well. But I can't wait to get back to my pre-holiday weight of around 306. Hell 3-0-anything is great for me, because that means I'm ALMOST out of the 300's FOREVER!

I'm off to make breakfast - probably something with eggs to tide me over until lunch, since I'm not sure if I'll be able to take a snack break in between sessions. Since my mother's house is close by campus, I plan on running by there to grab a sandwich for lunch. She always has low-cal bread and sandwich meat. As I'm typing this, I just decided to scratch that plan. I don't need any negativity today...

Here's to a great weekend!


  1. Way to go on the lose. Good luck with the orientation. Can't wait to hear you're out of the 300's forever, not to far off *smile*.

  2. I LOVE Fiber One bars!!

    So sorry UOP didn't work out for you. I used to work there in Ed and loved it...but some of the counselors there are NOT equipped w/ the right info! I for one am attending a state univ online because I can't AFFORD UOP...LOL

    Good for you for getting your ed! You are so awesome! And you are rocking your health pursuits! Woo-hoo!!

  3. I go to school 2 days per week and I find it a challenge to eat right on those days. So what I do is go to Dunking Donuts (across the street from campus) and have an unsweetened iced tea and a flatbread sandwich. They have ab out 300 calories and ensure that I don't go buy pizza or french fries on campus.


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