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My first day at Uni

#1
Sorry this is so late but I've been tied up with one thing and another all day and evening but I thought I'd just pop in and say I had a great day .... confusing, bewildering and more than a little daunting but I survived.

Mostly it was just induction after induction (and more to come tomorrow!) ... I have my first proper lecture (Heritage studies) on Thursday followed on Friday by English Language and then Victorian literature. Ooo-err!!

I got my daughter Amy to take a few pics on her phone to mark 'day 1' - here's a link to my photobox with them added. The campus is small for a Uni but it dates back a LONG time and has some spectacular buildings (as you can see in some of the pics).

http://www.photobox.co.uk/album/3108477

I might start a proper diary thread to coincide with my new adventure but for now, it's almost 1am and I'm shattered to night-night everyone: speak to you all tomorrow! xx
 
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#2
Ahh Debbie,
glad to hear everything went ok yesterday....

You naughty girl, being up so late!! :p

clicked on the pictures but taking ages to load for some reason, so thought I'd reply whilst I'm waiting for them!

here's to another good day today :D
 
#3
Hiya Debbie,
Glad the first day went well.
Photos.....OMG! you are a shadow of the person I met in Birmingham! (and you weren't that big then) You look fab. Won't see you in November you'll have disappeared! :eek:
Kamilla xx
 
#5
Hey Skinny lady!!!!

I LOVE that you're wearing your uni sweatshirt - how COOL is that???

Glad you had a good day, hun - it's bound to be a steep learning curve at first - and I wish you every success in your studenty life (just don't partake too much of the contents of the student bar hehe!)

Lots of love
 
#6
My daughter gave me that as she bought a new one Izzy. I was really 'getting into student' wasn't I, wearing a cast-off hoodie! But just a year ago I couldn't have imagined that photo being taken - ME, at Uni, in my DAUGHTER'S old hoodie, in a standard size. Blimey - it's like a dream!

It's bound to get even better once I get past this awkward patch and the weight starts shifting properly again. Once that happens, I'll treat myself to a smaller hoodie! ;)
 
#7
Good grief!!! You should be SO SO proud of yourself!!:D

Well done what an amazing weight loss you obviously have real courage and guts.

What are you studying at uni - I am hoping to get there in a few years when my children are a bit older to become a midwife:) .

Many many congratulations on your changed life!!:)

Tasha
 
#8
Thanks Tasha!

I'm studying for a degree in English & Creative writing with Heritage studies (bit of a mouthful!)

As for you going to Uni as soon as the time is right .... absolutely go for it! We all need challenges and dreams to keep us 'alive' and buzzing :)

One of my big problems in the past, I believe, was not challenging myself enough. I stayed in my comfort zone (eating a lot!). I never believed I could be capable of anything and never challenged or pushed myself because I was scared of failure. So life became a vicious circle of frustration, boredom, unfulfillment and this led to a low self-esteem ... round and round I went for decades. No challenges = no failure = no achievement either.

Sometimes we need to stick our heads above the parapet and take a risk or two. Deep breath - both feet: in you go!! :D
 
#10
Oh Debbie - you look absolutely radiant .. and so cool in your Uni hoodie! :D

Congratulations on becoming an Undergraduate .. and I'm gonna be the first to bet you'll get a 1st class honours degree. I'll collect my winnings in 3 years time OK? ;)

Much love, honey
 
#13
Well done Debbie, that is fantastic, lovely pics, I wish you all the best with your uni course, I think that when you get over the initial stage of everything being new you will love it all. It will be positive for you as an individual.
Love Matty
x
 

Isis

Ancient Egypt Nut!
#14
Hi Debbie,

Ahhhh Uni, you will love it when you get a few more days under your belt. I know I did and I was 35 before I became an Undergraduate. I'm quite jealous of you.:D I loved the first week of Uni.

As Isy says, avoid the student bar or you'll never get a thing done!!!!....lol;)


Lacey....xxx
 
#16
WOW WOW WOW - Debbie you look fantastic, I know you have been fed up with the slow loss lately but you only need to look in the mirror to see how amazingly different you look!
I am so glad you had a good first day - it is always nice to get day one under your belt.
You are having a whole new life - it is just inspiring to see what you have achieved. I am so proud of you. Love and hugs
 

chicken on a mission

Restarting to lose 4stone
#17
OMG the difference in you since the time we met is amazing.

That's the thing now, each lb you are lossing is a proportionately larger percentage of your body so every lb is even more noticeable.

I hope you have a wonderful time at uni but try not to get too sloshed in the student union bar :D
 

Isis

Ancient Egypt Nut!
#20
Great question Hels about the dolls:)

I remember when Debbie first joined DH as well and talked about her username and the imagery from all the dolls inside each other.


Lacey...x
 


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