Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Progress

Okay I have been on the phone. Calling and making appointments and figuring this out. I now have appointments with two different advisors in the state of Colorado regarding their Dietetics program. As far as I can tell, this is serious stuff. I mean this isn't just take one class and then all of the sudden you're a dietician. No, there is lots of chemistry and biology and stuff that this English major never even considered taking. And it could take years. Years where I'm not making any money, in fact where I'm paying to be in school AGAIN. But you know what? I'm excited!

Even if I don't end up pursuing a degree in Dietetics, I feel good about taking the time to look into these programs and schedule these meetings and learn more about it. And yes, part of me is nervous about going into these meetings and having advisors wonder why an overweight girl wants to be come a Dietician, but you know what, I'm not gonna let that bother me. I'm just not. I'm interested in this, and yes my body isn't perfect and I still have work to do, but I'm done letting my body hold me back. 

I was excited to learn today that even if I don't decide to pursue this degree, I might be able to take an intro to nutrition class this summer, which could be really cool and fun. Or maybe totally boring? Who knows. But at least it's a possibility. 

And since I've spent the entire afternoon on my computer and on the phone, I haven't gotten anything else accomplished today. I guess that's okay too since I'm thinking about my FUTURE and my CAREER and all that crap. Yay. 

My mom is coming over in about an hour to help me address invites for my sister's engagement party, then we're going over to the location to decide on the food we'll be serving. I guess that means lots of little bites and nibbles of this and that for dinner, but hopefully I can refrain from overdoing it. I know there will be hummus involved, and I love hummus, so hopefully its all good. On that note, I'm off to pick up the house so my mom doesn't yell at me about how dirty it is (don't ya love being scared of what your mom thinks even at the ripe old age of 29?). Hope everyone is having a great day. 

3 comments:

Jess said...

I think this is awesome that you're moving forward with this, and also you know what? There are doctors and nurses who are overweight and/or smoke, and nobody questions them. People who are educated about nutrition and diet know that not every body is the same and that you can eat a healthy diet and still not be a size two. Plus, I know that you aren't at the weight you'd like to be at, but you don't come across as overweight in person at all.

Nancy said...

Wow, what a big step. I have been a comment slacker lately but I've been reading and I admire your goal and I think you would make a good dietitian. And even if you are not where you ultimately want to be just think of the powerful message you will send to clients if you are following your plans and advise also. You will be able to share so much.

Marla said...

This is wonderful, I'm really excited for you!

Do you know Erin at Zeneriffic? She is doing some sort of Clinical Nutritionist(?) or something like that. I'll bet you guys would have a lot to talk about.

She's pretty much ended that blog, but her contact info is on there if you want to email her - she's a real sweetheart and I'm sure would love to discuss.