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Friday, July 15, 2011

Not on my defense. At this point in time, there is not much I can do. I either know what I've done and can defend it, or I can't. What I want my focus to be now is on my health. I want to have the energy to keep up with my very active toddler. I want to have start focusing on eating healthfully, and not giving into the emotional eating. I also want to start exercising again. Working on my thesis has consumed most of my time and energy, so I haven't been able to exercise. I miss it: I miss the cardio and the strength training. I miss the way my body feels when I've worked it into a physical exhaustion. I enjoy the freeing mental quiescence and clarity that results from a good workout. I also miss the way that my body feels after days of eating well, with lots of veggies and fruits. I definitely want to go back to a low-carb diet as it helps me feel better and more energetic.

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KIMBIES1124 7/16/2011 8:13PM


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  You can totally do it! You already know the amazing feeling of working out. I love the way you fell after a good workout as well. emoticon

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PURPLESPEDCOW 7/16/2011 12:04PM

    I am there with you and for you. All of your goals are doable. I am back to eating low carb and feel better. You are worth the time for working on yourself and setting a wonderful example for your little girl (of course I may be basis about both of you).

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LAURELSPARK 7/16/2011 9:28AM

    Good luck with your goals!!!

Before starting with SP, I had gotten lazy and had turned into a junk food queen. Now, I'm an improved me and I feel so much healthier.


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Just when I think I couldn't get any more stressed...

Monday, July 11, 2011

I find that one of my committee members is stuck in Argentina due to the volcanic ash. Unfortunately, we can't continue with my defense unless all members are present, so I have to reschedule. With this defense hanging over my head for a month now, I was ready and looking forward to being done. But now I have to wait another week.

No big deal, I just have a job waiting for me that depends on successfully defending my thesis. No big deal, I just have given notice for my current apartment and have put down a deposit on a new apartment. No big deal, I have no day care where I currently live starting on Aug. 8th. No big deal, it's just my life.

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DEUSMACHINA 7/15/2011 10:11PM

    Ugh! What a nasty situation. I feel your pain! I hope he/she is able to get back soon and get on with that defense.

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CHATTIEGIRL 7/15/2011 12:09AM


You have a lot of irons in the fire and that can be very stressful. Take 1 at a time and hope you can get them taken care of. Easy to say right but try to stay calm. Good luck with your healthy life style and exercises. God bless you always. Learn from Spark people each day. Hope your defense of your thesis goes well.



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PURPLESPEDCOW 7/12/2011 7:44AM

    Hang in there. It will happen and you will be ready to move. I wish I could be there to take care of you for a change. Play with Maggie and then next week knock it out of the park!

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