Monday, May 30, 2011

Saying Goodbye to the Oprah Show

So as you all know that Oprah's final show after 25 years was 4 days ago on May 25th. I just wanted to take a few moments and say Thank You to the Queen of Daytime.

I am proud to say that I am one of the Oprah children, while I was growing up Oprah was always on at 4pm in my house. My mother was and is an avid Oprah show watcher, she has been watching her since the very beginning. I did not really start
watching the show until about my freshman year in high school about 8 years ago. I would always say to my mother "why are you watching Oprah, she's so boring." But I always remember the sense of warmth and calmness when watching her show and knowing that her show was going to be on everyday at 4pm. Always trying to teach us the views how to be a "you." Never letting a moment go by that wasn't full of some words of wisdom or lesson needed to be taught. She has such grace and dignity about her that I hope to project out to the world one day. She has become such a role model to me over the years. Showing me, that I am enough and that only I can take control of my own life. My life it what I make of it.

Oprah you are the complete package girl. You are what all of us aspire to be,and act like as we grow older. Full of life, sass, wisdom, dignity, and grace. When I think of Oprah the three words that come to mind are kind, giving and ah ha. Thank you for being with us these past 25 years. Living with us, laughing, crying, and growing with us. Can not wait to see what is in store for you next. Im sure it will be spectacular. We Love You Oprah!


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Phase One...Day 11

So I'm on day 11 of phase one, of the 17 day diet. I did something yesterday that I had originally told myself that I was going to wait for till the end of phase one. I decided to go and weigh myself. It had just been one of those days where I was just tired of doing this whole diet thing, and I had been thinking very negatively. Feeling like I'm doing all of this work and what if there has been no change? What if in 10 days I weigh myself and there has been no progress? I think that anyone who has been on a diet understands that feeling in one way or another. So I did it, I got on the scale and....

It turns out that all the veggie eating, walking, and sacrifice of junk food had paid off. I had lost 5lbs. Granted that's not a whole lot of weight loss, but it was the motivation that I needed to keep going on this plan. I meant it when I said I was no longer going to be the chunk girl. Now that I am out of nursing for the time being I am able to focus on myself for the summer. So that when I get back into school and graduate in my with psychology I will be ready to head back into nursing schook.

It was a tough blow for me to take when I found out that I was not going to be continuing with nursing this coming sxhool year after all of my hard work. But all thinga happen for a reason, I truly believe that and maybe this is the refining of a new road to happiness. Even though it might not feel that way right now.


Sunday, May 15, 2011

The 17 Day Diet - phase one

As you guys can see from the title I have started this 17 Day Diet. This diet consists of 4 phases. I am currently on phase 1, which sadly is the hardest phase of them all. The big thing about this diet is that every 17 days you enter a new phase to keep yourself from platauing and not looseing any weight or just staying at the same weight. I am currently on day 6 of phase 1 and let me tell you it is no picnic. The things that I am allowed in phase one are fruits (but not after 2pm), vegetables, egg whites, 4 whole eggs with the yolk a week, skinless chicken breast, and turkey( can be ground or not). In addition to that I have to drink hot water with lemon and green tea with every meal. However I feel that it is working because my clothes are already starting to fit better. I have not weighed myself but my mother lost 15 lbs in the first phase one and I am convinced that this is going to work. I will no longer be the fat girl. Promise to keep you all posted on my progress.

Best wishes and happy Sunday.


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

We can not change be cards we are delt, just how we play the hand

Nothing is more truer in my life right now, than the title quote of this blog. Within the last two months so much has changed. I went down to Wilmington N.C. and had the most memorable experience ever during spring break. I met four of the cast members, the four of them being James Lafferty, Lee Norris, Lisa Goldstein, and the creater Mark Schwan. My mother and I also met a couple from Tennessee who just recently got engaged. We hung out a lot with them during filming of the show.

Aside from that exciting trip back in March a not so happy thing has happened just recently that I am still adjusting to and that would be the changing of my major. If you had asked six months ago, hell even a month ago I would have said that's completely crazy. Especially since it's four years into school. Things did not end up going as planned and as usual when life throws a curve ball you need to hit it out of the park or get hit. Well sadly I got hit and was required to change my major and switch to psychology. All hope is not all lost to me becoming a nurse. I plan on graduating next year with a Bachlor's in Psychology and then go and enter into another ASN program.

It's been hard to adjust but now that everything is all figured out it's gotten much easier. I'm not giving up on nursing, I've just hit a brick wall. In the words of Randy Paouch " Brick walls are not meant to keep us out, they are meant to show us how badly we want something and to keep the others out." The brick walls that I have hit along the way are just there to show me how badly I want to become a nurse and like I told my mother the other day, once I graduate the brick walls are coming down. Nothing is going to stand in the way of my dream!


Monday, May 9, 2011


Hey everyone!
I know that it's been a long time since my last blog and I apologize deeply. So much has happened within the last two months that I can not even begin to explain it at 11:30 at night. I'm going to update with a new blog entry explaining and discussing everything tomorrow! Starting with my trip to Wilmington, N.C. Up to now.

Wishing everyone the best!
xo Kait

P.s. Happy Birthday @LyzzleG! :)