Saturday, January 10, 2009

First Day of School

I am so nervous. Today is the first day of school for me. Well, it's actually just orientation, but still. I finished my Bachelor's online last year, and began my Master's online through University of Phoenix in June. I just don't like that school. I'm getting my Master's in Education and am seeking a teaching license, so the fact they keep changing their story on how I will get it scares me a little. I mean, I don't want to waste thousands of dollars for an education and not be able to teach! So, on the advice of at least 10 people I work with who are educators, I have been advised to transfer to a local university. They have a great teacher education program, and I will still be offered the convenience of online classes. Orientation is today, and it's just very different for me to actually attend anything on-campus. I'm sure it will be great, though.

Stayed OP yesterday - woo hoo! I even forgot my dinner to take to 2nd job, but I rushed in beforehand and bought a Healthy Choice frozen dinner and some FiberOne bars. I already had a bottle of water, and I was good to go! I'm loving my scale right now; it had me at 309.2 this morning! The daily motivation is helping me, but I know it should level off soon. Since I gained fairly quickly, I think it's okay to lose it quickly as well. But I can't wait to get back to my pre-holiday weight of around 306. Hell 3-0-anything is great for me, because that means I'm ALMOST out of the 300's FOREVER!

I'm off to make breakfast - probably something with eggs to tide me over until lunch, since I'm not sure if I'll be able to take a snack break in between sessions. Since my mother's house is close by campus, I plan on running by there to grab a sandwich for lunch. She always has low-cal bread and sandwich meat. As I'm typing this, I just decided to scratch that plan. I don't need any negativity today...

Here's to a great weekend!


SeaShore said...

Good luck!

bbubblyb said...

Way to go on the lose. Good luck with the orientation. Can't wait to hear you're out of the 300's forever, not to far off *smile*.

The Garbison family said...

I LOVE Fiber One bars!!

So sorry UOP didn't work out for you. I used to work there in Ed and loved it...but some of the counselors there are NOT equipped w/ the right info! I for one am attending a state univ online because I can't AFFORD UOP...LOL

Good for you for getting your ed! You are so awesome! And you are rocking your health pursuits! Woo-hoo!!

Irene said...

I go to school 2 days per week and I find it a challenge to eat right on those days. So what I do is go to Dunking Donuts (across the street from campus) and have an unsweetened iced tea and a flatbread sandwich. They have ab out 300 calories and ensure that I don't go buy pizza or french fries on campus.