Saturday, November 15, 2008
A little bit for ME...
I've hesitated posting the following for a few reasons. I don't want people to think I am 'moving on' before Hadley is even 'gone' and secondly I don't want to look like a failure if I don't achieve my goals/timeline. But, I'm going to put those things aside and post and hope for some accountability and encouragement.
My #1 goal is to lose 80lbs. Yes, I DO have 80lbs to lose. For now, I'm going to focus on the first 40. I start to hyperventilate when I think about taking on the whole 80. I've had a lot of people tell me that I shouldn't worry about this right now. I have more important things going on etc. While that is true I honestly believe I will be better equipped to care for and deal with all of this if I'm in better shape. PERIOD. So, on November 3rd I joined the gym up the street from our house. My friend Mollie is a member there as well. We have been keeping each other motivated and accountable. It's great having a workout partner again. =) Thank you Mollie. Along with this I have been focusing on cutting out a lot of the junk I was eating out. I've been using a high protein/high fiber diet and drinking lots of water. So far I feel a lot better. =)
My second goal is to start classes again on January 5th. My first course will be a biology course at Portland Community College, anatomy to be specific. I have a few classes to take to get into the Associates in Applied Sciences program at PCC. My plan is to use that degree to get into a nursing program. Which nursing school I choose will depend on when/where Brandon's career takes us next. I'd like to avoid staying behind to finish school while Brandon goes to his next duty station...so I'll have that in mind after I finish the associates program and am applying to nursing schools.
So...there's my plan. Thanks for 'listening', thanks for the love and support. =)