17 January 2015

First term over and One year Anniversary!

I survived my first set of final exams.  Two more sets of finals (terms) and I graduate. I passed and did alright.  One exam I aced but I do not know my score yet.  I did get a 87 on my Anatomy exam and my final grade is 94.  I got an A in First Aid and CPR, plus I am certified for CPR now too.  Monday starts the new term.  I am looking forward to a fresh start.

I did not stitch every day this past week because I was studying for the exams.  I did catch up on my new starts for Debbie's Ultimately Crazy Stitching Challenge on yesterday.  The following pictures are 7 new starts.

 LHN Calendar Girls-October
 Panko Costumes Through the Ages
This is going to be huge!!!  The finish will by 35 x 26 inches.
 Stoney Creek Joyful Owls
 Lizzie Kate At Our House
 LHN Calender Girls-June
 Halloween Hoots by Ursula Michaels
Ivy by Nora Corbett
The fabric is upside down in the picture.  

This is me on January 14, 2014

Me on January 16, 2015.

I went to the see the nurse from the surgeon's office.  I celebrated my first surgery anniversary.  I had lost 70 pounds this past year.  I am very proud in what I had accomplished.  My life changed so much this past year and all for the better.  I have more energy and I do not mind going for walks or doing chores.  I like doing them now because I do not get so tired very quickly.  I can do stuff.  I love to go walking and I will continue to do so when the weather is a little warmer.  I know I could have done better.  I can make a whole bunch of excuses but in the end, it was me who made those wrong choices.  I am being hard on my self and have been told that many times, but I am the only one I answered too.  I am the one that I have to take of so I can live a long life.  Before my surgery, I was heading to an early death. Now, there is big chance I can live a longer life and do more traveling and exploring this world I want to do. I need to loose more weight to enjoy these activities.  I won't loose the weight if I continue to make the wrong choices.  I would never regret having this surgery because I am living a life now and before I wasn't and for that I will always be grateful.  

I will be back next week with more starts. 



Faith... said...

You look amazing Vicky! Congrats on sticking it out and doing so well with your weight loss.

Congrats on becoming a certified and good luck on your next two semesters.

Your stitching looks great!

Linda said...

Congratulations on the weight loss Vicky. Love all your new starts.


Anonymous said...

You look great Vicky!!! Just give it time & you will eventually hit the weight you want to be at.
Betty in AZ

htimcj said...

You look great! Congratulations on your exams and your new projects are really cute.

Pull the other thread said...

Congrats on all your accomplishments in the last year.
Love your new starts.

Donna Pheneger said...

Vicky, your stitching is're going to have some lovely things when done.
And congrats on such a great job with your school!
And an even bigger congrats on your weight loss! So many of us have this problem (yes me) and seeing how much you've lost and how good you look gives all of us hope! You go girl!

Marilyn said...

Great projects.
Congrats on 1 year.
You are looking great, keep it up.

Annie said...

Congrats on the weight loss! You look younger now than you did a year ago.
You have some great projects going. Looking forward to watching your progress.
Good luck with the rest of your exams:)

Cindy's Stitching said...

Congratulations in so many ways. You look awesome. Keep pressing forward. I am so happy for you.

Justine said...

Congratulations on your exam results and your weight loss Vicky. You look fabulous! Your new starts are gorgeous and such variety you won't get bored stitching them this year.

Daniela Bencúrová said...

Vicky, I congratulate you on the success of the tests!
Even more congratulations on your new weight !!!
It's amazing to look great !!!!!!!

Mii Stitch said...

OMG!! Congrats on the weight loss, you look amazing & so different!!! Well done & keep it up xx

Mylene said...

Great new starts and congrats on the weight loose.

Vickie said...

Great stitching starts and you look amazing!!!

Scooty said...

Vickie, you look great. Your weight loss is amazing. Keep at it - you didn't gain it overnight and you won't lose it overnight. I think you look fantastic.
Judi in Phoenix