Saturday, October 13, 2007


It happened again yesterday. I went into my advisement center and the nice lady who was helping me referred to me as a nontraditional student. Why I think that I somehow fit in and it isn't THAT noticable that I am 20 years older than the entering freshment is beyond me. I know I look a little older, but come on....nontraditional?? Ouch.

I am suffering from a severe lack of weight watcher motivation. I have been so hung up with school that I haven't really hunkered down to get back into the swing of it. Of course, school is a little bit of an excuse because this summer I was struggling too. I have managed to maintain, which is good, but I am not getting any closer to goal. I had a dream a few nights back that I saw my cousin Holley for the first time in a long time and she was skinny. Holley, if that is what you mean by a "transformation" that doesn't involve plastic surgery. My hats off to you, GO GIRL GO!

By the way, the reason I went into the advisement center yesterday was to apply for graduation. Yep. You heard it here first, I am set to graduate in April 2008. Yes, that is exactly the 20 year anniversary of the end of my freshman year at BYU. Crazy. I went and looked at my transcript today and I think when it is about time for me to graduate I will post about my checkered past with BYU. I would love to give a speech at graduation, encouraging all nontraditional students to take heart in their abilities and never give up. Of course, once administration took one look at my low GPA from 1988, they would never consider me. It was bad, trust me.

I am fighting chronic fatigue at the moment and I think it may have something to do with not eating very well, in addition to the less than desirable amount of sleep I have been getting lately. I know when I stay on WW that I feel better and have more energy. I need to channel my frustration into motivation and get the heck on the ball.

Welcome to the mental meanderings of a nontraditional student.

peace out.


mom/Janet said...

Wow, Jeanna, only 2semesters and you'll be a graduate of BYU? I still say "Good for you" If you're ever feeling down and wondering why you're struggling or can't seem to remember, read the Penguin Perspective from one of Abbie's blog links (Jordan Anderson) I thought of you when I read it. Oh dear,the secrets out - -I'm a blogger addict. I've been thinking it would be a good goal to only read family members blogs. I truely think that if Bill and I go on a trip or somewhere that we don't have access to a computer, I would go through temperory withdrawls and then spend hours catching up when we got home. In the meantime I'll enjoy the blogs.

Britty said...

yo! that's great news about graduation. i'm sure you can slowly feel the burden lifting off your shoulders.... that's how i felt when graduation approached. and at the end of two years when wyatt finally finished his online class. graduation is a great accomplishment - regardless of age and amount of time it took. at least you'll do it!

Brent and Collette said...

Congrats! That is so exciting. It was so much easier for me to get through that last year when I knew it was the last...You're in good company with the non traditional student stuff. I think that is what my mom would have been considered.

Holley, Dane Brien & Wesley Berry said...

WOW! You amaze and inspire me. I know that you will get your WW motivation back and you will walk down that aisle on graduation day with a sleek, gorgeous body AND a diploma and Harold will fall in love with you all over again! (Reminds me of those silly romantic fantasies that we used to share with each other! Next you'll be telling me you got your mansion in Hawaii!) Brains and beauty how come you got all the good McGiven genes, no fair! P.S. I've lost 46 pounds and will post some pictures when I've lost another 20.