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Monday, January 28, 2013

Just when I was getting caught up and back on track with SP, I had to go an lose internet access at home for 5 days. The good news is I am back up and running.

Anyway. My last communication here was that I was stressed. Well, I still am. And, it isn't the busy schedule, new position or even work that is stressing me. It is the class I am taking. Bottom line, the teacher has what I consider unrealistic/uncommunicated expectations, she spends more time "lecturing" about unrelated topics and not about what is on tests and changes the expectations along the way. Yup. So now we (myself and several classmates) are speaking up about it, frequently. On Tuesday we took a test that covered 6 chapters from our book. We didn't lecture at all from the book, and she also included other topics, with out any real guideline for the important information from the 89+ pages. I failed this test. I don't fail tests. I do quite well, I'm a bit of an over achiever in school. We talked to the teacher and she assured us things would be ok, we could/would still pass the class...etc.... but, now here we are another week later and we are facing the same crap.

SO, I haven't been in a very good brain place for the past week. I haven't made the best food choices. They were ok during the week. They were less than stellar this weekend. I am back on track for better....but still not great. Ive only been ok about exercise. I got a few new exercise disks that I am going to give a whirl. Netflix stopped streaming them, so I had to buy a few. I'll let you all know what I think.

I best get some grading done. I figured I better check in now that I have internet access again.

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ATTACKFATCAT 1/29/2013 11:08AM

   
Ugh, I hate teachers like that. Especially the ones who want to make things so difficult, then give a curve so that most everyone passes. What is the point in that? The point of teaching is to teach so that students succeed. Not to act like a jackhole the entire time and then bump everyone's grade up so you don't get in trouble. Ugh. Do you know anyone who has taken the class before that might be able to give you some tips? You (as a group) could always go above her head as well to the department dean, supervisor...it might not solve anything but it won't hurt to try.

With exercise videos, I would try some of the ones here on SP that are for free. What ADARKARA said about Amazon Prime is also a good idea. You can also usually find used videos on places like Amazon, eBay, etc. if you want to try some different ones. Oooo, and the library may also have a good selection of videos to rent (try before you buy). I found a yoga video at the library that I really liked and plan on buying it. It kept me from buying something I didn't like.

It's hard to be 100% on target with food and deal with stressful classes. It was almost impossible for me to try to lose weight while I was juggling classes and work. Just try to pre-cook and pre-plan meals when possible and just take it a day at a time. Even if it's choosing a homemade comfort food like spaghetti over fast-food. You are still making a healthier choice that will help you out in the long run.

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ADARKARA 1/28/2013 8:58PM

    I had a professor once who would curve like crazy. If you got a 29 out of 100 on the test it was a B-. He also gave us a thick packet of handwritten notes in poor penmanship (and it was essentially a math class). I don't miss college.

If you have Amazon Prime you can get some exercise videos really cheap that you can watch on your TV (if you have a PS3) or on your computer. I got 30 Day Shred for $5. =)

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