Sunday, October 31, 2010

Week Nine Nursing School 2nd Semester

Hard to believe we're are in the middle of the semester, quickly approaching the finish line. Just when I think I have a handle on things, something pops up to make my schedule seem dysfunctional. Study, study, study and then study some more.

Glad to over my cold, it really knocked me for a loop and then some. No weight loss this week but I only missed 5 days of exercise for the entire month....not bad...hope to exercise every day in November as we get into the the unhealthy holiday season. My goal was to lose 10 pounds, I've lost almost half...we'll see what I can do this next four weeks.

The crew is hanging on with all their fun antics. It was interesting having Lt Denyce away at camp for most of the week. Ensign Andrew noticed but didn't seem to fret since I and the Commander weren't making a big deal about.

Too bad we couldn't take a day trip to see mom and dad especially since today is dad's birthday. Looking forward to visiting with the family very soon....with nothing but GOOD news!
End Transmission

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Week Eight Nursing School 2nd Semester

Its the middle of the semester and I'm feeling it! My cold hindered me a bit, needing rest and not being able to take it actually fatigued me more. Glad to be coming to the end of this and be able to increase my focus.

Exercising every day has helped even if it was just 15 minutes. Medicines just didn't help at all, just kept popping the cough drops and having the tissues handy. Lost another two pounds, Yea! Convinced the Commander we didn't need to go to Hometown or Souplantation this week...those places really make me back track even though the Crew loves to eat there and the variety is great for them.

Looking forward to another healthy choice making week!
God is good!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Week Seven Nursing School 2nd Semester

Lost 2 pounds last week, yea! Even though I was sick I still tried to do some form of exercise most days last week.

Got some great studying done this weekend but I'm still slightly much reading and paperwork! Felt great about my exam today and now just to get ready for all my quizzes and taking care of my two patients.

Things can only go up from here!
Capt L

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Week Six Nursing School

Tough week! Being sick last week really but me at a disadvantage. Studying basically didn't exist. Feeling better today but have really had to struggle with doubt in my abilities. Am I really too old for all this "learning." Why can't I make my brain engage like it used to just a few years ago. Have I really been out of the game that long?

Doubting myself is more scarier than anything else. I know I can do it and I know the ability to be successful lie within me. How do I get then out? How do I waken the potential in me and remain excellent? How do I maintain this precarious balancing act? Though slightly sad and disappointed I have not given up on myself. I will redouble my efforts and look to the hills for my help.

I am determined to continue hanging in there and strive for excellence.
Captain Leichelle

Friday, October 8, 2010

Captain's Personal Log Supplemental 201010.8

Week Five Nursing School/Fall Boot Camp #2 Supplemental Part 3
What a week. I worked out every day this week. I'm trying to go for all the 31 days in October. On Wednesday a cold presented itself and I've been fighting it as best I can. Thursday night's exam I felt I did well. Since I actually prepared and did the reading I'm not worried about it.
Monday's exam is a entirely different monster. I must make sure to have all my common sense in place and remember the vitals when taking care of patients with certain ailments. Glad I'm off the floor this week, hope to be done with my cold when I enter ICU and do wound care.

Haven't had much of an appetite but I know if I want to get over this cold I must eat. Trying not to stay up too late either, rest is also important to my recovery.

Okay praying for another pound lost. Aiming for 240 at the end of October.
I can do it!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Week Five Nursing School/Fall Boot Camp #2 Supplemental

Got in a great 45 mins workout this morning, definitely felt the difference while at school. The rainy makes me so sleepy, every little bit helps. Keeping on track want to increase that one pound loss to two by the end of the week.

Time to prepare for tomorrow's patient.,
Captain L

Monday, October 4, 2010

Week Five Nursing School/Fall Boot Camp #2 Supplemental

Down one pound this week, just in time for my women's business!! Anyway finally feeling a little more human and not like some species lost among the starts.
Its all about studying for exams this week.

Week Five Nursing School/Fall Boot Camp #2

Time is passing much too quickly. Steve enjoyed celebrating our 16th wedding anniversary on Friday Oct 1st. Had a lovely dinner alone and just spent some time together without the kids.

I worked out everyday but Wednesday last week. Unfortunately we went out to eat on Sunday and now my monthly is here so I don't see much movement on the scale just yet. I have to really watch what I eat this week so I don't go back up. I made some really poor food choices this week. I must demand more fruits and vegetables in the house. The kids are consuming too much high sugar and high salt foods. I know the Commander is thinking convenience but this is not being healthy at all.

I really need to do more concentrated cardio. My back is bothering me so it is hard to want to move when this chronic pain is such a constant discomfort. I am really praying the weight loss will take care of my back problem.

Once I finish the discussion questions and start on my two group projects I will officially be caught up on all my assignments. I can finally see the end of the tunnel! All I need to do is stay up on the review and studying and I will have a successful semester.
Captain Out