HerStrawberri's Journal, 17 August 2011

I'm almost down all the weight I gained over the weekend. YAY! I HATE when I have to re-lose weight. This is like the third time. LOL. Hopefully this time it sticks.

I had my 'freshman' orientation yesterday. It's so funny being considered a freshman. There were SO many people there. I was worried I would be like the oldest person there, but I wasn't. Not even close really. When it first started, this lady came up and was talking about how she went back to school 2 years ago and she is 56. She is active in the student government and is getting her ASSOC degree in human services. I thought that was so cool. I guess you are never too old. I will admit I was a little nervous when i first got there. i didn't expect so many people. I bet there were like over 500 peeps there. I got my school ID and F-R-E-E buss pass and I was SO happy. Yeah, I'm a BIG DORK.....but it felt really good. I have been thinking about doing this for soooo many years. It felt good that I'm actually DOING it. I screwed around my first time in college. Thinking I just HAD to party and NOT go to class. It's funny when you are 18 you think you know EVERYTHING. LOL. i would slap my 18 yo self now if I could. =)

My P surprised me with a yummy dinner at Red Lobster last night. I did good with the food. I had ONE Cheddar Bay Bisquit...I swear those things are yummy creations made from the gods. I didn't care one bit that I had it. The wood fired grilled salmon was super yummy too. It was a very nice dinner. When we got home, I had all these beautiful flowers and a wonderful card from my P as well. It made my heart smile. =)

I was in my orientation ALL day yesterday so my cals were bad for the day. they did give pizza and cookies but I didn't want any of that crap. It didn't even look good. You would think they would of offered like some fruit or something. But no. It was nice they gave it to us I guess...

Diet Calendar Entries for 17 August 2011:
1240 kcal Fat: 77.77g | Prot: 97.53g | Carb: 32.48g.   Breakfast: Egg, IMPRL DELIGHT QTRS, Brown 'n Serve Turkey Sausage Links. Lunch: Wood-Grilled Sirloin. Dinner: Light Ranch Dressing, cheddar worst, IMPRL DELIGHT QTRS, White Potatoes (Flesh and Skin). Snacks/Other: Light & Fit Carb and Sugar Control Yogurt - Strawberry, 2% String Cheese Sticks. more...
3456 kcal Activities & Exercise: Resting - 16 hours, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...


Hey girl! Big Hugs to you!!! Way to go, and so glad you are doing this for YOU! Take a little time to get to know the campus, and plan ahead based on your water and any food needs while you will be there. You may have to go buy you a lunchbox!!! ;) 
17 Aug 11 by member: jsfantome
This whole post is awesome. School! Weight loss! Cheddar Bay Biscuits! Flowers! Wow. I hate re-losing weight too, but it seems to happen to me every two weeks or so I will have a mess up day and gain 2 or 3 pounds. But I think that weight usually comes of pretty quickly and then some. I hope you keep having post like these :) 
17 Aug 11 by member: serafano
This entry makes my heart smiles. I am so glad orientation went good! I was thinkin about you all day yesterday because I remember my freshmen orientation 3 years ago... OMG I thought I was gonna die my mom kept text me to make sure I was still on campus because I actually phoned her crying because I was so worried about it... there were over 2000 students on campus that day for orientation so it was a bit overwhelming add to that I was 26, never been on campus and had no idea where I was going or who I was supposed to be meeting it was a major melt down lol  
17 Aug 11 by member: pixidaisy
Thank you so much Paula! I hope so too Serafano! Pixi~I'm worried I'm going to be like that on the first day...which is next Thursday. LOL. Hopefully all will go well. I can TOTALLY understand how you must of been feeling. =) Luckily they had signs ALL over directing us newbies to where the orientation was or I prob would of been walking around totally lost. I thought 500 was bad....OMg 2000! I would of cried too. =) 
17 Aug 11 by member: HerStrawberri
Oh yeah! What a nice day you had! I'm so happy all went well at orientation. How sweet is your P?!? Keep up the great work my friend! PM for ya in a few! 
17 Aug 11 by member: kcook323
Glad you recorded this. you can look back at it and think about what a wonderful day it was for you. Your P sounds like a real keeper and you must be so proud to have someone care for you in such an obvious way. The simple fact that you have gone back to school is a true milestone. You will have great confidence very soon and not be nervous at all. The realization that you are doing something so wonderful for yourself and something that so many people wish they could do but never actually do will HIT and a truely self confident student will emerge :) I hope that you know that you are doing a wonderful job and that you will achive great things. An education is never a waste and to be able to force yourself back to a campus is a huge success. The strength that this takes is something you will always know you have. Great Job!!!  
17 Aug 11 by member: esimnons
Yay!!! Congrats on pushing through your anxieties about school & going for it! Also glad to see that once you got there, you realized some of the things you were nervous about you didn't need to be (like being the oldest person there lol). Totally awesome that your P has your back like that. Excited to hear how classes go! 
17 Aug 11 by member: kstubblefield
Yes our campus is HUGE.. I can't even remember how many students they said. I am a pretty shy person and that many people just makes me freak out so bad.  
17 Aug 11 by member: pixidaisy
Thank you Elizabeth, Kat and kendra! I'm so excited to start! I felt so good working through my anxiety yesterday. Sometimes you just have to walk through it and hope you come out good on the other side. =) Pixi~ I'm really shy too, and when you are by yourself and don't know ANYONE it is so overwhelming! I'm going to go early on my first day and scope out the lay of the land and find my first class. I'm a little worried the chairs are going to be small, so I'm gonna get in there early in case I have to find a chair that 'fits' me.  
17 Aug 11 by member: HerStrawberri
Dawn, congratulations on school, and on passing up the cookies and pizza and doing great at dinner. You should be really proud of yourself for doing the school thing again. Something tells me you'll get way more out of it this time! 
17 Aug 11 by member: Helewis
Thank you so much Helewis! You are so right! This time around, I'm working for honors. =) 
17 Aug 11 by member: HerStrawberri
awwwwww That's so cute! Your P sounds amazing and i agree those biscuits are gods gift to humans :) 
17 Aug 11 by member: Ninjapanda
I think it's so cool you're going back to college. What are you majoring in? If I were to go back, I really think I'd study nutrition. So nice of your girl taking you out for dinner and flowers and a card waiting at home, too! Very cool.  
18 Aug 11 by member: redwinelover
I just LOVE reading about ALL of your acomplishments! Congratulations. 
18 Aug 11 by member: Wicked Step Monster


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