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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

There's a part of me that feels like I undid all my hard work this fall, in one week of overeating during school madness! But I'm still doing pretty good. This week, the hardest adjustment has been the cold weather. Once I get started in the cold though, I do pretty okay, all things considered.

This morning I ran 2 miles and it was 32 degrees outside with no wind, so not bad. Yesterday it was only 23 degrees and I walked, and I only went about a mile! I just didn't have it in me yesterday. Some days are like that. But most days are not, so that's good. On Monday I skipped my ST so I could finish a paper I was writing for a class; 2 semesters ago, I spent the bulk of the semester telling myself I had to use my exercise time to study/do homework, and I gained 10 lbs. that semester! I promised myself then, that I wouldn't let that happen again. There is ALWAYS time for exercise if you care enough to do it. The following semester, this past spring, I made sure I never let homework get in the way of exercise. My eating wasn't perfect, but I lost 9 lbs. This semester, more of the same; most days I do pretty okay on exercise, could be better on food, and I have almost a 10-lb. loss this semester, with about 3 weeks to go until finals.

It's probably strange to you to read my weight losses/gains in terms of semesters, but it's a pretty good gauge for me, and honestly, weight loss is a long process. It took many years for all those pregnancies, Blizzards from DQ, and sitting around on the couch nursing infants for me to reach 282 lbs., so it's not going away overnight. One semester at a time, and always with small goals in front of me, and I will survive my weight-loss journey AND my non-traditional-college-studen
t journey. Spark On. :)
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    Way to go Jennifer, you are totally focused. Even though you had to dump a session or so due to time commitments, hey life happens. Your success is the sum total of ALL your efforts not doing everything perfectly every time. I would say your average is fantastic and the fact that you LOST weight this semester on top of the scholastic stress and home responsibilities is REMARKABLE!!

    way to go my friend... SPARK ON!
    1892 days ago
    It sounds like you are doing great! Spark on!
    1893 days ago
    Measuring in semesters makes perfect sense to me! Especially as a teacher :-) My weight tends to follow the school season, too. Keep on making time for exercise, you've got this!
    1893 days ago
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