Sunday, April 5, 2009
No real point to the post today,,, just thought I would share....
Saturday, April 4, 2009
This post is complete brought on because I'm dieting and right now I am soooooo hungry. I am doing a 5 day detox that involves eating only 10oz. of protein and at least a gallon of water a day. Yes folks, this is a diet I am doing through a doctor who is closely monitoring me and I have daily supplements that include vitamins, appetite suppressants and something called a filler. Ha! A filler, the only type of filler I want is a cheeseburger! But back to the point, although many will tell me I'm crazy for doing this type of 'extreme' diet, I need it. Not only am I a diabetic who will surely come off of her meds if I lose some weight I can honestly say I want to look athletic and fit. The question still remains,,,, why is this obsession with weight seem to affect us women much more drastically?
In my opinion, I think it has a large part of our obsession with our weight is the need we have to be desired by men. I'm not talking about the men we are attached to because most of the time the men we are attached to are not the one's that fuel our our desire to be 'attractive and fit'. I think that almost every woman enjoys knowing that they are desirable physically to men that can't have us. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know their are quite a many women out there that will say that this isn't true and they don't care about what other people think and that the only thing that concerns them is how they feel. But really, dig deep now, everyone knows how good it feels to have someone think you are 'hot', 'sexy', 'banging' or any other of those demeaning words that shouldn't make us smile but come on really don't they? Am I the only one out here that can HONESTLY say that hearing any one of those things said while being referred to wouldn't put a smile on your face? And really, I'm tired of hearing that our obsession with being thin is brought on by the media,,, Really? Aren't we the one's to blame? Aren't we the one's that spend millions a year in this country on diets, gym memberships that most of us will never use, clothes that don't really fit us but we keep in the back of the closet so that we can have a motivating factor to lose those extra 20 or so pounds?
Who knows, maybe the only point of this rant is because I WANT A CHEESEBURGER, FRIES AND A MILKSHAKE. Okay ,,,,, so now that I'm done with this rant, and since I refuse not to stick to this for my last day before I can have some veggies I'm off to have my 8oz of plain chicken breast, my last 32 ounces to meet my gallon of water requirement for the day and then off to walk/run my 3 miles on the treadmill.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
My significant other asked me today where I wanted to attend med school. I gave him the answer that I was pretty much willing to go anywhere that wouldn't put my family in harms way. So then I got what I wasn't expecting.... he's not willing to go to the Midwest, the Northeast, the Northwest or the Deep South. So I'm in shock... is it alot to expect that if my other half loves and respects me that he should be willing to go with me anywhere? Is it to much to consider that he might have told me this when I started my journey into pre-med and not at the end of my junior year? So now the big question remains.... follow my dreams and possibly lose this relationship of 8 years or change carreer plans and possibly hate him forever because of it? What to do,,, decisions, decisions, desicions.......
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Well, the transition from community college to the university has probably been one of the hardest transitions I have ever made. The "transition" as all my advisers like to call it is probably the biggest reason that I have neglected this blog for as long as I have. In August, I started my first semester majoring in Molecular and Microbiology with a double minor in Chemistry and Forensic Anthropology. That's a mouthful. So what's really cool about this program is that you are able to take several classes taught by the med school professors that will be teaching at the university's new medical school. This is amazing primarily because these guys are pretty brilliant, doing amazing research, and they are teaching us at the same the same level that they would their med school students.
Since I am still trying to finish my last few general science courses I decided to only take one clinical course this semester, Human Embryology and Congenital Malformations. This class is tremendously interesting and incredibly boring at the same time, but a good part of the boring part is just the hour the class is held and the fact that I've just had lunch.
I will honestly say though that the university is a completely different world. I have definitely had a harder time meeting people that I can just relate with. I must admit that it is discouraging when people assume that its stupid for me to want to go to medical school just because I'm older and have a family. Although I do get frustrated by their comments it does light a fire in my butt as well and makes me realize that if they didn't think I could get in they wouldn't even waste their time with their comments. That makes me feel good.
Well I need to get back to studying, but I will try and be better with my posting, until then.... love, peace and chicken grease.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
- Anatomy & Physiology A
- Analytical Geometry and Calculus B
- Renaissance and Baroque Humanities B
- Developmental Psychology B
Right now I feel on top of the world and completely ready to start the next step towards my journey!
Thursday, June 26, 2008
I guess I am going to start this post saying that I am not really good at this whole blog thing yet. I keep reading other people's blogs and they are all filled with these meaningful well thought out posts and I just can't figure out what to write about most days. I'm not sure if my lack of something to say comes from not taking a whole lot of time to absorb anything other than school or stuff going on with my family. I'm not sure what to make of that, but I guess it will come to me or I will just get better at this whole blogging thing as I gain a little more experience with it. I do have to be honest though, I am by all means a science and math girl and have never been very good at putting my thoughts into words. Either way, I do promise to do my best to get better at this.
On the school front, things are going well this semester luckily. I had a Calculus test and an Anatomy Practical today. I do not know yet how I did on the Calculus exam, but I am pretty certain I did well. I have always been good at math primarily because I enjoy it, but honestly I am drained with all the math classes already and luckily this will be my last math class that is required. Don't get me wrong I do not mind doing math; I just don't want to have to take another math class. Calculus is making my brain numb. The lab practical today was on the heart, endocrine, and digestive systems and I GOT A 100%. Yeah for me!!!! I was so happy. Now it's time for me to get ready for the lecture exam on the cardiovascular and lymphatic systems. I do well with the lecture exams, meaning I have an average in the high 90's but this for me is a little more nerve racking. Lecture is just harder for me which means that I will start hitting the books tonight. I have studied some already but I must really concentrate on only that till Tuesday. I have to manage to get some time put into Developmental Psych, but that is the class I am the least worried about at the moment. Besides,,, I HATE THAT CLASS!!
My second munchkin, my Y2K baby will be turning 8 years old on the Fourth of July. Of course that gives our crazy Hispanic family two reasons to party so there will be about 50 people all getting together at my sister's house that day. Pretty much it's all of the first cousin's and their family's getting together. My sister and her husband will be throwing the party at their place. I can't wait for this party… I will blog all about it to tell everyone how it all went. Should be good though, there is going to be plenty of liquor, food, and a pool; besides, my sister throws the best parties ever! I can't wait, it will be a nice reward after all these tests I've had the last few days.
Please if anyone reads this and has any suggestions for me to improve my blog please, please let me know.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Who am I?
I am a 30 year old mother of 4 children (3 girls and a little boy) living in sin (not legally married and exactly how I like it) with my husband a very talented fashion photographer. So what makes me different than your typical soccer mom?