Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly Truth.

Two finals left!!! Two Finals left!!! How are finals going? Actually quite bad! I just can't do well without a few days to study, more than 2 anyways, so all my finals grades, with the exception of the first have been really terrible. I am trying very hard to learn the information. I just can't learn it as fast as is required to do well. So I got a 90% on Lab animal, which left me with a B in the class. I did horribly on the Medicine Final, a 65%, which brought my grade from a high C to a 71%. Yikes!!! The Next grade to come out will probably be Virology, the exam we took today. It is a Scantron test so most likely they will run it through this afternoon and hopefully post the grades by Thursday at the latest. Clin Path I have no idea when that will come out. I only hope I did well enough to pass. I needed 12 points on the final, but I am still worried about it. :(
It's all down hill from here though. Systemic Pathology on Thursday and Radiology on Friday and then into the air, and off to Africa. Summer will be filled with travel and excitement! I just have to pass all of my classes. I can spend the summer reinforcing the things I didn't quite get and be ready to start fresh third year.
Speaking of starting fresh, as usual my weight loss goals have been derailed. Finals is a horrible time and I must admit I have not been exercising or eating well. I am pretty sure I have regained weight, and I am very disappointed. However, now is the time to start FRESH!!! Summer is coming so I can make good choices and be active, as well as get lots of exercise when I am not in a plane, train or automobile. I plan to start running the couch to 5 k plan. If we can jog in the morning in Africa that will be great, but I alos expect to be getting a good amount off exercise in, and since food will be controlled by someone other than me I won't have the option to snack. I can dowell enough not over eating at meals. It's the in between times that are hard! So three weeks in africa, I am hoping to lose 5 lbs. Then It will be to Chicago with my Dad and Stepmom for a week of museums, Zoos, parks, and fun. Then Home for a week of Zoos, parks, and fun, then a week to do my externship, then a week in New Mexico for a wedding, then Reno to visit Max's family, then either back to Kansas or back home!!! Whew!!! What a wild summer it will be! Then at the end we will be doing Warrior Dash, and staring our third year of vet school!!!
Anyway, the main issue is, next Spring Break we will be going someplace, all of us, together. In all likelihood someplace warm. This means swimsuits and beaches, etc. That means besides health, I have extra motivation to get into shape and get my blood sugar back under good control. I have 10 months to lose 50 lbs. and I am going to do my best to achieve that healthfully, while building muscle and instituting healthy habits.
Step one: Stop eating unhealthy carb filled snacks, and start replacing with veggies, fruit and water. Also add some sort of activity to each day, even if it is just a pleasant walk! Here we go!!!

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