A few weeks ago I wrote about my new goal of losing weight before my daughter’s October wedding.
Since the day I wrote that blog post, I lost 13 lbs. by watching what I eat, drinking lots of water and working out at the Hinds Wellness Complex.
But then everything stalled. I haven’t gained weight – but the weight loss stopped.
So, in desperation I signed up for a Monday-Wednesday-Friday Wellness Complex boot camp. I started on June 7, missed on June 9 but made it all three days this week.
March 2017 has been a banner month for my family. One granddaughter turned three. I finished a master’s degree and will graduate in May. My younger daughter just got accepted into nurse practitioner school at the University of Southern Mississippi. But the biggest news may be that the same daughter is getting married sometime this fall.
For me, that’s plenty of incentive to try to shed some of the weight I have put on in the last 10 years – coincidentally the same time I came to work at Hinds Community College.
January was a good month to celebrate milestones for both me and Hinds Community College. Both Hinds and I are celebrating anniversaries. I’ve been at Hinds 10 years, as of Jan. 8. But the college is celebrating something much bigger and more important all throughout 2017 – our Centennial!
My dad was a blue-collar worker with an eighth-grade education.
Leaving school at a young age wasn’t his idea. He left to support his mother and younger brother and sister. It was the way it was in the post-Depression 1940s without safety nets.
According to family lore, he got his first job on a carpentry crew at about age 14 because the crew actually hired his tools, which had belonged to his dad, a skilled coffin maker.
Hey Hinds Family! Alexis from IT, here. This posting will explain to you how to check your grades from the Hinds mobile app.
Didn’t know that Hinds had a mobile app? Well, yes, it’s true: HINDS HAS A MOBILE APP!
By De'Shane Frye
Hinds Community College student
Hello, I’m De’Shane Frye. I’m majoring in mass communications here at Hinds Community College. I’ve known about photography since the tender age of 11. At that age I thought, “Anyone could do this — take a camera, point it and snap a picture.” Which in many aspects is true, but not everyone can “capture the moment.” My older cousin started showing me the in-and-outs of photography at that age, but never gave me a camera. I never truly loved being a photographer — that is until I took my first photo at the age of 22.
I have had a fun time this week razzing some of my colleagues. Let me explain.
We had a super event on Sept. 26, a joint event with Empire Truck Sales and Stribling Equipment in Richland. Hinds Community College, represented by our President Dr. Clyde Muse, signed a memorandum of understanding with Empire and Stribling, represented by their CEO Jerry Swanson, to provide training at the Diesel Technology Academy on Highway 49.