Friday, September 30, 2011

When it rains, it pours --- where the heck is my umbrella

quote of the day -- heck for the last 2 weeks more like it.

I'm sooooooo over it though. I got a good negative purge out of the system (ha! how do you like them paradoxes)

I'm moving on and I'm looking forward.

Yea as you can tell you know I got a lousy grade at my first test.  I'm changing my strategies and hopefully this will help me land a better grade next time.. if not I'm reaching for that twinkie that's been calling my name every time I stopped for gas at the chevron station enroute to school

yea. I bought pie too.. lol Banana cream .. Mmmmmm.. aarggghhhll....

But suprinsingly I lost a pound... I know yay cereal!!

I'm starting clinicals on Monday *gasp* :)

It should be fabulous. and of course I'm totally... TOTALLY fronting. I'm nervous as heck, but I think i can handle.

As long as I don't do anything embarrasing as like shining the opposite end of my penlight when I check PERRL (which I had done in skills practice hehe ---good times)

The last thing I need is my patient thinking --- how the heck did this girl get in nursing school lol

Total workout hours this week --- uh 40 minutes lol.. But! the week is not over yet.. it will be 80 by tomorrow. I'm planning to work out tomorrow..

PS: PERRL means pupils equal reactive to light... normal parameters for neuro assessment.

How are all you lovely people doing anyway? :) Love to hear from you all! Till next time!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

First Exam was Okay -- Diet is still okay (I think.. hehe)

It has been forever since I updated this blog. At first I didn't understand how some other student nursing blogs never seem to update their stuff --- well now I know. Time is is like a unicorn, in a student nurse world -- you never seem to find it.

But here I am. I needed a break to relax and here I am. Just a quick recap. School's been fabulous and shitty. Pardon my french.

Life has to happen and nursing school will NEVER wait for you, so you just had to do what you have do. Deal with it. Right? Right.

Anyway, my weight fluctuated back to my favorite range 159-160 lbs. which I'm okay as long as I don't exceed that.

I've been consistent with my eating habits as far as types and portions. I probably eat a little less now than prior since I'm always choosing to do school work than "waste time" eating lol.

Honeynut cheerios and soy milk has been my friend in the last week -- I broke it yesterday after an exam and had Asian food with my honey.

It was salty and oily -- Check my serum sodium it's probably +145 mEq/L

I'm kidding of course.

I have skills practicum this Monday so I really need to prepare for that.

Despite the stress and the workload it's been good. Actually too good.  I'm enjoying making friends and bonding with fellow students.

And as much as I love bonding and making friends. I really need to remain focused and remember my priorities.

Anyway, off to my once a week date with the spin bike and maybe... MAYBE a Jillian Michael video.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

My Mind Went on Strike an Hour Ago

I've been doing school work since 6am this morning -- what can I say I like to come prepared for lectures.
But I can't seem to find any more motivational juice to continue and I don't even care --- at this moment anyway.

I got midterms already in the horizons next week and I really need to get into the groove and organize my study materials. It sure feels never-ending and it's only been 3 weeks!!! -- wow

I've been trying to put in some workouts in and it's difficult because I'm mentally exhausted and I really just want to get more stuff done for school

Sleep is sort of getting better, but I still don't feel like I'm getting the restful kind. I bought a "decelerating book" -- How to survive nursing school and even love it.

It's an okay book. I was hoping to get more tips in studying, time managing, and other things. But it seems to just say what I already know.

My goal this month is to really lay off the sweets and not sweat the small stuff. It's easy to catch the headless chicken syndrome

Commuting to school sucks --- only because I kept on thinking how much stuff I can do for class with that 50 minute sitting in my car trying to get home

it's a joke of course.

No one wants to participate in and run for class council. Which makes sense because I'm sure everyone just wants to pass, get this program over it and move on.

The last thing on my mind right now is graduation venue.. First semester is way too early.

Geez.. let me pass fundamentals first why dont you. I think it's a distraction.