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The Day That Never Ends

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Man, being sick has my sleep schedule all screwed up. I've taken like two naps today and am surprised it's still Thursday. I feel like it should be Sunday, with how long I've been out.

Today was a pretty good food day. Still no exercise (again, sick) but the only thing I went over was fat (ironically, considering how low-fat my meals tend to be), and only by 1g. First thing I've gone over since I joined. Still no side effects from Alli, which is actually making me a bit nervous. Either way, I have plenty of nonfat snacks I can have once school starts and I'm teaching and going to class and doing research. My parents mailed me a cooler that you can plug in, so I'm going to put that in my office and keep yogurt and the like in there for when I'm hungry.

I'm surprised how well I'm doing without sodas. I haven't even craved one. I have the remnants of a 12-pack of the reduced sugar Pepsi, but I haven't even wanted to get one. It's kind of surprising. They say it takes 21 days for your palate to change, but I wonder if somehow I've changed it quicker. Of course, we'll have to see how I feel once school starts and I'm stressed again, because that's when I started drinking it again last time.

I've also been getting my 8 glasses of water a day, easy. Part of that is that I will easily drink two glasses of water with the crunchy walnut risotto I talked about in my blog yesterday. I'm really hoping that these habits are here to stay, because it feels... normal... to desire drinking water. I feel normal, healthy even, for desiring a glass of water and not soda.

I'm thinking tomorrow I'll feel good enough to get some exercise in. I recently bought a Jillian Michael's yoga DVD that I'm pretty stoked about trying. I'll also need to clean more, as I have been doing bit by bit since I came back. I did get thesis stuff done today, which I'm proud of. Tomorrow I'm hoping to get some preparation for the class I'm doing my teaching assisting for (four sections of Workplace Diversity) so that things go smoothly. I also need to start practicing what I'm going to say during the first class. Classes that deal with diversity always make me a bit nervous, considering some of the stuff I've heard in classes I've taken in the past.

Speaking of which, it'd be awesome if I knew what books I needed for my own classes. Neither have them listed. I'm hoping that means we don't need any. That'd be pretty fantastic, honestly.
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DR1939 1/11/2013 2:19PM

    Do a little every day on the thesis. emoticon

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PRAIRIECROCUS 1/11/2013 2:00AM

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I dropped soda a long time ago, and do not miss it !
Plain water, as recommended by SparkPeople, is SO
much healthier for you !
Have a rewarding New Year 2013 !

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MYBULLDOGS 1/10/2013 8:36PM

    My sister walks 15000 steps a day and lost 105 pounds at age 63,

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