Saturday, June 2, 2012

Updated Pic.......I'm shocked.

Thought I'd post an updated pic of me. I haven't worn a dress in a LONG time, but I figured what better time to throw one on than graduation. For the first time I don't hate looking at the pictures of me! THAT is a great NSV! The pic on the left is at a wedding from 7/30/11- a little over a week before my surgery. The one on the right is from my graduation - 5/15/12. This is the first time I am looking at side by side pics of me before & now. I have a smile on my face right now......I can see the difference only 44 lbs. makes. Wow!

Ready to Get Back on Track.......AGAIN!

It's official.............I GRADUATED Nursing School!!! I have a job secured in a local hospital that I start next week as a Graduate Nurse. Hopefully I'll be able to take my boards by mid July and be a RN!! Woohoo!! 

I have been maintaining my weight, which is not my goal at this point, but it's better than gaining!! I'm down a little over 44 lbs, and I'll take it. Now that school's over I can focus on this weight loss more. I went for a small fill yesterday; 0.25cc, for a total of 6.25cc. I have a feeling this one may be too restrictive, but I'm going to give it a few days to see how I do. I joined a local gym that is expanding & I'm looking forward to starting. They will have  a pool, so that is very exciting! I found out a few weeks ago that I have a lumbar disc protrusion that is causing some pretty bad sciatica.......NOT good timing!! It's getting frustrating though because I can't do as much as I'd like to. Even day to day activities are difficult. 

Leaving for Vegas at the end of the month for 8 nights!! Can't wait to get away and relax with the hubby! It's been a LONG adventure in nursing school, so both of us definitely need and deserve this vacation. 

So that's my update. I hope to be on here more now that I don't have to concentrate on homework! I realize now how much of a support all of you are. When I'm not on here reading your posts or getting comments from you, I seem to lose track of my weight loss goals. So, thank you to everyone who follows me for your support! 

My goal for the day is to clean my bedroom closet and get rid of my bigger clothes. I still tend to wear some of them, but I got a comment from a co-worker the other day. She said (jokingly & lovingly)....."You need to get some scrubs that FIT!! Your pants look like MC Hammer pants!" Best thing I've heard in a long time!!