Today was a beautiful day. I am full of life, energy and feel so beautiful today.
Despite the bad day I had for my first day of clinical in an acute care setting my week is ending good which is making me totally put the bad day behind me and walk into that hospital next week and show those nurses that this nursing student is not going to stand for the kind of behavior they demonstrated and that this nursing student is not a clueless idiot.
Today we got our mid-term grades. In one of my nursing classes I got a 96%. My other nursing grades including pharmacology was 2 B's and a pass grade. Those B's can easily go to A's.
I pre-registered for my spring classes today. Next semester I will have clinicals in Maternity, Pediatrics as well as more clinicals in the community.
I am taking nursing courses which has traditionally been given when you are a first semster senior but due to the large size class that I have and not enough faculty they have to divide us up. Part of us will be taking the classes that were traditionally offered as first semester seniors and the other half will be taking second semester junior classes. Technically next semester I will really be a second-semester junior but not the classes. REally the only difference is just the clinical rotations that are different.
Tonight I had a total treat. I got my hair and nails done. I got a facial and makeup done along with a massage not a total body massage though but I am not complaining. My aunt did it which is good because I would have not been able to afford to go some where else right now. The only bad thing was that she convinced me to buy from her $70.00 worth of facial products and makeup but I loved the products so much that she used and they made me feel like a brand new, confident and upbeat woman.
Now the only thing is I have to lose weight. I had several people this week alone come to me and ask me if I am pregnant. NO WAY!! I don't tell them that I feel like that I am really nice to people like that. I am 5'1 130 lbs but I am not that big I am a small-medium bodied woman and I am fat. I know my weight is from stress because I have gained weight before I started nursing school I was 115 and I have only been in nursing school almost 10 months now. I am thinking of trying the weight watchers point system. So anytime there is 15 pounds in one year that is defintely bad and plus I really got to watch it because diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and cancer runs in my family.
Anyway, Zippity do dah zippity yay my oh my what a wonderful day! Plenty of sunshine heading my way Zippity do dah zippity yay. ( I know I probably did not spell it right) But I have been singing that song all day long because that is exactly the way I have been feeling today.
Oct 20, '01
I'm so glad to hear things are looking up, Peaceful!
I've been doing Weight Watchers for over a year now, and I'd highly recommend it to anyone! Make sure you go to the meetings, though, as it is really easy to "fall off the wagon," if you know what I mean. Having to be accountable to the scale and to the meeting have really inspired me! Any time I miss a meeting, I tend to gain a bit that week. They're only a half hour long, and there are usually tons of them around, so most anyone can work it into their schedule. It's also nice not to have to think about nursing school or my children for a full hour!
BTW, I've lost about 50 pounds on the system and I'm getting very close to lifetime. So it does work!
Last edit by KristaB on Oct 20, '01