Monday, September 21, 2009

It's late!

I know it is late, my schedule is all sorts of screwed up! This stupid clinical schedule is screwing it up, whatever, I'm attempting to embrace it. Anyways, tomorrow will be my first day back running. The race is 153 days away so I figure it is time to get going.

Tomorrow...well actually today, I will be getting up in 6 hours and heading out for a run. Clearly it wont be a long run since my butt has been lazy, but I have to start somewhere. So out I'll go, woo-hoo...damn it! I have to have a positive attitude, let's try again. Tomorrow, I get to run, I am blessed enough to be healthy enough to get out and run--so running we will go.

I also have a pretty crappy day tomorrow because I have to get up, run, then shower, then 3 hours of lecture on...trachs and mechanical ventilation, then I have to study! (then I'll nap for a few hours), then play volleyball from 6:30-9, then study some more. That sounds like I am try to cram too much in, well unfortunetly if my day doesn't go as planned and I don't get enough studying in, I will skip volleyball...again (I was sick last Monday). I don't want to, so my goal is to be super focused so I can get everything accomplished, mind over matter, right?!?!

Ok, well now I only have 5 and a half hours until I get to get up and run, so night night!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


I love The Biggest Loser. The new season started tonight, season 8 baby! These contestants are massive. It is nuts to think that I sit here obsessing over the 8lbs that I have to lose when some of these contestant need to lose >300lbs to just be in the average weight to height category. I need to start running again, soon! Jillian is psycho! She is a hardcore bad ass--I want her for my trainer. Can I call NBC and order a Jillian for delivery? I know I need to eat better, I need to get on that--I'm better than I have been in the past, considering I started nursing school roughly 15lbs heavier, but I want to be better than I am now.

Also, I started a hair routine called "Curly Girl" by Lorraine Massey. It is basically about getting rid of silicon and sulfates from your hair care supplies. I basically revamped the supplies under my sink. I started it 2 weeks ago and initially (as I was warned) my hair looked super crappy! It just started to get increasingly worse until today. I was really discouraged at first, but today was my first good hair day. I had to play with all the new products I bought to figure out a good routine for me and man, that was difficult. So, fingers crossed, I am going to run the same routine tomorrow after lecture for clinicals. I am going to try to keep a decent record of everything so I can see before...and after. Hopefully I will have beautiful curls like I used to have. Here are some of the pictures. All of them are taken after my hair is completely dried and usually after I went out somewhere--it is usually a better depiction of what it looks like because it always grows and frizzes after I leave.

Here is my hair 2 and a half years ago when I cut all the damaged parts of it off and made it super short! (Mind you, I'm literally 25lbs heavier, so excuse the fat face).

Then here it is a week ago when I started the CG routine with all the right products on September 8, frizz and yuck!

Here is my hair on Sept 13:

Then Sept 14:

Then here it is today after I did my hair and went to lab. (Not great, but getting better--I'll take anything I can get at this point!):

Monday, September 14, 2009


I tried to get on to post last week, but it obviously never happened. There were days when I would get home and my television wouldn't even go on because I had so much school work to do or I had to sleep. I do try to do that occasionally. My week was nuts, I had my first test and got an 86% which was one of the higher grades in the class--so I'm proud of it. I also have two days of clinical where our instructor kept us last on Thursday which ticked me off since I didn't get home until a quarter to 11. Then Friday and Saturday I babysat, it was nice for my bank account, but not so much for anything else. I was exhausted, I barely saw Phillip this week and now I am sick. BOO!

My high part from last week was getting our engagement picture CD. Yay! I posted them all up on facebook and got so many wonderful compliments on them.

I am not sure if this link will work for everyone, but let me know:

If it works, let me know your favorites! :) Once again, I'll try to get back on here sooner then a week.

Monday, September 7, 2009


I know, I am terrible! I haven't posted in a week...I am such a slacker. Unfortunately, being back in school has put a real damper on my blogging time--this is my extra curricular activity that got the boot!

Last week was insanely hectic, I had class, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, a clinical expectation class on Tuesday, then clinicals Wednesday and Thursday, then Friday I woke up, cleaned my house and went to PetSmart to help with adoptions. I have been studying intermittently whenever I have time, I studied a fair amount yesterday and on Saturday I studied a bit while I was babysitting when everyone was at the game. Go Gators!

I know this is terrible to say, but this is all I really have time for because I've got some studying to do for my Tuesday test...that's tomorrow; crap. Ok, well I thought I would leave you with these few pictures while I am waiting to get the CD of the rest of them.