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Bucket List-Algebra

I can now say that I have conquered Algebra!  I received my final grade of “C”.  I will take it.  I so struggled with this.

I knew the material, just really struggled with the tests.  Overall, I did well.  I am so thankful it is done.  The anxiety with the tests was really overwhelming.  I tried my oils, medicine, and breathing techniques.  I still found myself staring at my test with – uhm – what is this? I LOVED this from Carmen.  My family has been incredibly supportive.

I have made it a goal to take six courses (two classes per semester) in 2018 beginning with Statistics (math again), and Nutrition.  I am not looking forward to the Statistics course, but I am the Nutrition course.  I think if I can get through this next math, I will be okay in school.  I know that I will struggle, but just looking forward to learning and growing.

So onward, right?  Happy to have a break for a couple of weeks.

Blessings!!

 

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Bariatric Surgery - My Story · goal · Goals · Uncategorized · WLS

Distance

Don’t compare your progress with that of others. We all need our own time to travel our own distance.

A friend on Facebook posted this today.  A good reminder for me today in many areas of my life.  For me not to get anxious about math, our children and their path, or my weight, or whatever in general I think that needs to be done.  No one measures my distance but me.

Blessings.

Bariatric Surgery - My Story · frustration · goal · weight loss · WLS

Gain

I believe that I have always been an open book.  Probably tell more than I should, but  accepting that this is where I am today and holding myself accountable.  So…I have gained 7 pounds and back to 192.4 lbs. UGH! 

I know what I have done to get here. I am not going back to where I was…stopping it now before it gets out of hand. 

Falling, but getting back up again.  Right?!

Blessings! 

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Back to it…

Today I begin classes again. I am nervous and excited. 

I got my toes done on Saturday and realized that the color matches my new backpack. 


I just purchased the backpack.  I have lots of totes and bags but not a backpack.

So on our recent trip to LSU, I got a backpack. I so feel like an actual student! 

Ready for what today holds…

Happy Monday…blessings. 

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Dropping

With all of the change I will be experiencing in the next month, we decided to drop my summer classes.  I wasn’t doing well with the online math class due to losing focus.  I need the structure of a classroom.  I am too new to this back to school thing, and admitting that I can’t do it right now is good.

I am enough.  To say no is okay.  I am very emotional about this. Right now really defeated.  But Fall is just around the corner.  And I will conquer these classes then! 

Prayers appreciated.  Blessings.

 

Bariatric Surgery - My Story · goal · Goals · lupus · Uncategorized · WLS

Weekly Shots -Update

Last week I saw my Rheumatologist, and we decided to take me off of the Methotrexate shots.  I had been experiencing too many of the side affects, and really felt the need to get off it.

Really won’t see the benefit until a couple more weeks go by, but excited that my immune system can recover.  I would really like to see how my body is without a lot of immune suppressing drugs.  One day.

Again, hopeful.

 

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Bucket List #18

My bucket list item #18 is conquer math.  I began the journey in January with developmental math due to my placement test.  I have such test anxiety that it wouldn’t have mattered how much I would have prepared for the placement test.  I needed to go to the first developmental class.  I was really okay with this.

The first day, I was freaking out about the end of the book.  Everything looked so foreign to me.  Like an alien language.  But that was day one.

I conquered the first Mat 0018 with an A!!  I took my final on Monday night for the Mat 0028, and received a 96!!  Oh my goodness!!  How scared I was to even begin Math.  All it took was a step.

So, I have gotten over the beginnings of Math.  This summer I will take Intermediate Algebra.  And, hopefully, I will conquer it.  Fall will be College Algebra.  Lord willing.

What have you conquered?  So another goal met, and it’s only May.  Ha. Got a ways to go, but loving this.

I never thought I would be able to do any of this with my Lupus and my old weight.  Only due to the weight loss, am I able to do so much.  I fight fatigue with my lupus.  The fatigue is still here.  But I fight it.  Daily.

Blessings!

5k · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · goal · Goals · new routines · Uncategorized · walking · WLS

Mud Bug 5k

Last Saturday, David and I participated in the Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers Mud Bug 5k.  It is a great fund raiser, and got in another try at a 5k.  It was hot, and I hadn’t been working on my time or walking in general.I finished at 52:35 which was a minute less than the Lucky Leprechaun 5k that we did in March.  Again, just to be able to complete it is so much more than what I would have thought a year ago.

So only one more to do for the year to reach my 5k goal (3 this year total).  I think we will end up doing 5, but not going to jinx it.

Blessings!!