Saturday, March 21, 2009

real students

I am honored with the opportunity to assist a friend of mine who runs a school to certify nursing assisstants. The students come from all walks of life. Some are mothers of children with special needs. With the CNA license they can get some pay to take care of their children at home and not put them in an institution. Some are young folks just out of high school not sure what they want to do with the rest of their lives. Some are from another land looking for opportunities not available to them in their own country. Some are being re-trained after living through some hard knocks in their lives. Some are nurses in training getting the requred CNA license before they can graduate from nursing school. There are some who have retired from their lifes work and are looking for a new way to be of service to their community. I look forward to the times I am called upon to help out with observing them in learning the skills they need to perfect in order to pass their State Boards. I so much enjoy getting to know them and hear their stories. It is a learning experience for me.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

One pound!!

I just finished a 10 day diet of fresh fruits, veggies, rice and beans ,no pepsi. No sugar, dairy, or meat. It really wasn`t hard to do. Had plenty to eat. went the whole 10 days without heart burn or reflux problems. All good until I stepped on the scale after the 10 days. Lost only one pound. My partner doing it with me had the same result.

However. we both felt better. Her blood sugars were under control and we both had more energy. So it was not a lost cause. It was a learning experience. Well, for the future anyway. As soon as the sweet tooth is sactiated . Made a mad dash to the corner gas station to get my chocolate pay day candy bar. It is the only place I have found a chocolate one. To die for. I only bought one but their existence only a couple of blocks away weighs heavy on my mind. I even ate some of the babys airplane shaped snack cookies. devoured the jello puddings in the fridge ( Gentle Ben says with a sad voicel did you eat my sugar free pudding ?) EEEK!! I`m such a pig!! I didn`t even concider the pudding was off limits in my persuit for sugar. It was even sugar free! Oh, the scourge of addiction ,it has no conscience.