Well, I made it!! 7 weeks of class three nights a week is done. And I finished the class with a 97%….um how did that happen? I’m very grateful for my grade and the experience. Now, onto scheduling my exam with the Nursing Boards to get certified as a CNA. Levi took me out to celebrate after I took my final exam.
My success rate with the 6 week plan, however, is not as high as my grade. I have had a lot of temptations and challenges that I have given into and/or failed. It’s so frustrating! Why can I not stay motivated for something I feel is so important and worth doing?!? I was hoping (and still hopeful) that I can get back on track and remain completely faithful as time progresses. If I remain strict, it should start getting easier, right? I have been doing better with my fruit intake, the smoothies have been helping with my salad anxiety. But now my beans intake has decreased. I redid our meal plan for the next couple of months to spark change and make life UN-boring (yes, I know my grammar is awesome). Hopefully that can help increase my beans! Ugh! I still feel like I will get there, I will have that perfect week where my emotions don’t get the best of me and there will be no distractions. At the start of this, I thought this was going to be easy. But it’s a lot harder than I thought it was going to be. But anything worth having is hard work, right?
Dinner: Tofu and rice, fruit
Day 6 (final clinical)
Breakfast: Oatmeal and blueberries, coffee (grabbed Starbucks on the way in to clinical…so tired!)
Lunch: Amy’s vegan Enchiladas, pine apple, carrots and Justin’s Almond butter
Dinner: Applebee’s with my class to celebrate being done with clinicals- salad (balsamic dressing), chips and spinach dip, noodles
Lunch: Veggie Delight Sandwich from Subway
Dinner: Smoothie (banana, strawberries, blueberries, spinach, cucumbers and water), left over tofu and beans with salsa, pistachios, carrots
Lunch: Salad and veggie bits
Dinner: Salmon and veggies
Day 9 (final skills demonstration)
Lunch: Salad, grapefruit and Pb and honey
Dinner: Which Which salad -tomato and avocado (met my partner to study)
Celebrate skills check off! Levi took me to the Bent Fork for wine and dessert to celebrate, how do you say no to that gesture!?
Day 10 (final written exam and class potluck)
Lunch: Lunch with Levi at Asian Fusion ordered vegan Pad Thai, grapefruit
Dinner: We had a potluck at school for our final night. I brought a big kale salad to share and that was my dinner.
Dinner: Lentil Burgers, huge salad and watermelon
Lunch: Kids and I ate veggie sandwiches, apples
Dinner: BBQ tofu, salad, carrots
Dessert: Plant based oatmeal chocolate bars (we had our pastor and his wife over for dinner. Dessert is always involved with company) click here for recipe
Lunch: Leftover BBQ tofu, carrots, blueberries and grapefruit.
Dinner: Grilled pizza with zucchini and squash, beans, mushrooms and onions, salad and veggies- that’s right….I GRILLED PIZZA!! That’s right…pizza on the grill!! It was the coolest thing ever and it tasted so good. Who says all you can cook in a grill is meat?? (carnivores rolling eyes in disbelief).
Dessert: Plant based cherry cobbler (we had some pretty amazing people and their kiddos over for a pool date and again, dessert is a must).
Lunch: veggie delight sandwich from Subway
Dinner: Date night with the hubby at Mad greens and a movie (there may have been candy involved, of the york peppermint patty kind, but I’m not telling).
Not feeling well, ate a banana and drank a lot of water.
Lunch: Salad, fruit, carrots, vegan ranch
Dinner: Quinoa enchiladas, veggies
Lunch: Salad and soup
Dinner: Salad and smoothie night at the Friedlys!
So, I’m not doing horrible…not doing great either. Let’s see if I can turn it around the next few days. I still have a little over 3 weeks to go. Still motivated!