Just spent the entire day packing and now off to bed but had to update to say:

I JUST FOUND OUT I PASSED BIOCHEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am SO relieved and don’t think I’ve ever been so happy to see a “C”! :) Thank god for a MASSIVE curve (like, 20 points worth… I barely squeaked by!). (If you’re just tuning in — I took BioChem online this summer while I had way too much else going on, and our only grade was the massively hard final exam — I was very worried I didn’t pass, which would have been really bad since it’s a requirement for the masters program I’m starting, um, next week!)

We leave in the morning for North Carolina and I am SO happy I can head down there without worrying about this last prerequisite hanging over my head. Whew!

Over the past year, I have successfully completed: Chem 1, Chem 2, Bio 101, Organic Chem 1, Anatomy & Physiology 1, Human Nutrition, Microbiology, and now, finally, BioChem! I received A’s in all of them except BioChem ;)

I can now finally say with a clear conscience: UNC-Chapel Hill Masters of Public Health in Nutrition or bust!!!!



p.s. Check out these fun photos (courtesy of Heather and Katy) of our Healthy Living Summit panel on Saturday! Don’t we look like professionals? ;)

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Also, love this photo Meghann just posted of the two of us with Gena at the HLS cocktail party on Friday night!


And this super cute group shot, also from the cocktail party, courtesy of Arnold Bread’s Facebook page! Pretty ladies :)


I’m off to bed — another long day ahead — we are leaving bright and early tomorrow morning with the UHaul!

Catch you guys later from down south! :)


  1. 1

    YAY!!! Congrats, girl–knew you could do it!!

  2. 2

    Congratulations! Have a good day tomorrow!

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    Congratulations! That’s awesome. I had a course once where the entire final grade was based on our term paper. It was incredibly nerve-wracking. I can only imagine what having it based off of an exam must have been like.

    I can’t wait to hear about your adventures getting your masters!

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    Oh wow, this brought back CRAZY memories for me. I, too, took BioChem over the summer and did so while planning a fall wedding. NOT the smartest thing I’ve ever done. My GPA was always pretty great, and I shed tears of joy over my “C” in this class as well.

    Good luck with the move and *welcome* to North Carolina!! Have a great move! :)

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    Just have to tell you I love your homemade shirts (esp “will run for bacon” and “feta makes it betta” :))

    Congrats on the C too! My second favorite letter!! ;)

  6. 6

    Congrats on passing! That is awesome :)

  7. 7

    You rock! Congratulations!

  8. 8

    congratulations!!! that’s so awesome that you passed…i know you were pretty stressed but now it’s going to be smooth sailing :)

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    Congrats girly!! That is awesome! It is so nice to have that weight off your shoulder I am sure!

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    Congratulations AnnieBananie! The amount of progress and success you’ve had over the past year is amazing!! Good luck in NC – we’ll miss you here in (No)VA though!!! :)

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    Yeah! A pass is a pass and that is one heck of a class. Congrats…now the worrying is over and the work begins :-)

  12. 12

    Congrats! Good luck with the move down–looking forward to meeting you :-)

  13. 13

    Congrats on the exam! That is GREAT news!

  14. 14

    Congratulations on passing your exam! And have a safe drive to NC.

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    Congratulations!!!! So exciting.

    Good luck with the move. Moving is stressful but so fun because it’s like going on a big ol’ life adventure. ;)

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    Congratulations on passing the class. I am sure that you are very excited to start this new journey. I am sure that you are going to be an amazing dietitian. Good Luck tomorrow, I hope you have a great drive down to North Carolina!! :)

  17. 17

    Ahh way to go!! Congrats Anne! :D

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    FIST PUMP! SO so so so happy for you!!! Relax on the drive down and be thankful that it’s only 5 hours – not 100 (or like 30, or whatever it took for us to get across Kansas) ;)

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    YAY!! So glad you passed AND got to find out before heading to Chapel Hill tomorrow. It’s pretty incredible to think of all the classes you’ve taken up to this point – you should be very proud of yourself! Hope the drive goes well..excited to hear about settling in your new home.

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  21. 21

    Congrats on passing chica!

  22. 22

    What a relief! That must have been tough because I know you’re a smart cookie =) Good luck with the move!!

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    Too much commentary for one post!

    2) I love this photo! May have to stick it on my blog too.
    3) Good luck moving, dearest. See you on the other side.


  24. 24

    Congrats Anne! This is wonderful news! :) Enjoy your trip to NC!

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    Congrats on passing!!!

  26. 26

    Congrats! And good luck with the trip to NC!

  27. 27

    Congrats Anne! Enjoy your trip south – DC will miss you!

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    Congratulations – I am so happy for you. Good things happen to good people.

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    Safe travels!

    Friggin so proud of you smarty britches. The fact you took biochem is impressive, lol.

    Can’t wait to hear how you like UNC!

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    Congrats on passing!!!!!

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    Congratulations on passing bio chem!!! Despite the fact that I am now a chemistry major, I managed to not have to take bio chem, but I have heard how dreadful it can be. Good job!!! I am a fan of analytical and the organics myself.

    Good luck on your Masters! Congrats again!

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    Congrats on passing BioChem! Enjoy your trip!

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    Congrats! Why, oh, why do some schools allow all of your grade to be ONE test or ONE paper? We are all different – we learn in various ways and there are a variety of ways to express ourselves. I know that I would be FREAKING out if I was in your shoes. You tried your best and you deserve that pass. Celebrate! Best of luck at your latest adventures.

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    congrats on the grade!

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    Congrats! That’s awesome! Now it’s time to do some massive celebrating!

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    Congrats girl! Hope you have a traffic-free, good-music-filled drive to NC!

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    Congrats on passing! Your only grade for that class was a final exam? That is rough!

  39. 39

    That is awesome news!!! Congratulations, Anne! Safe trip to NC!

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    Hooray for the fANNEtastic one! Very pleased for you… Safe travels —

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    Hooray Anne! That is so awesome, you are such an inspiration! Does this mean you basically completed all of the pre-med requirements? Hmmmm Dr. Anne P has a nice ring to it… ;-) See you this weekend!

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    Yaaaaay!! Congrats! :) Have a safe drive tomorrow, can’t believe it’s already time for the move! Can’t wait to see you on friday :)

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    Congratulations! Safe travels to UNC.

  44. 44

    I knew it!!!

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    YAAYYYY!!! Congrats!! Knew you would pull it off :)

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    Congrats on passing! Have a great move

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    Adventurer says

    Hoorah! Knew you’d do it. And look forward to hearing how it’s going at Chapel Hill! Go Tarheels!

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    Congratulations – that’s AWESOME!! I couldn’t pass Biology 101 in college and dropped it (thereby having to change my major!) halfway through the semester. lol! I console myself by acknowleging that it was a weeder class with a 70% fail rate, but still… you’re my hero. :)

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    I know its a bit random, but I just had to say your hair looks lovely and shiny in those pictures!

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    Happy moving, Anne!

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    Congrats! I am on a similar track as I quit my job a year ago to pursue my goal to be an R.D. My first degree was in Psychology and Sport Studies so I was basically starting from stratch in my sciences. I took Chemistry 101 in the Spring and just took the first part of a two part Organic Chemistry class this summer. (I scored A’s in both :) I probably have about another year and a half until I can transfer since I am working full time and taking one class in the evenings but I’m loving it so far. It’s refreshing and motivating to see that it is possible to start over. Thanks for the good reads and good luck at UNC

  52. 54

    Congrats and good luck with your program! How exciting :-)

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    That’s amazing, Congrats! :)

  54. 56

    SO EXCITING! Congrats!!! Good luck with the move and let the new adventures begin!

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    Can I ask you where you got that pretty black and blue dress. It looks great on you?


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    Hi Anne,

    I’m also trying to finish prereqs for grad school (MPH at UNC Chapel Hill is my goal!) and was wondering what online program you used to take Biochem? My last prereq is Anthropology, and I can’t seem to fit it in my schedule, so figured online would be best. Thanks!

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      Hi Hannah! I took online biochem through University of New England. I’m not sure I’d really recommend it though since it was only a final exam. I would have preferred a course that had more work along the way/more interaction – better for learning! You basically just watched the DVDs of his lectures by yourself/teach yourself the material.

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