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The Scale as a Reward? Hmmm....

Monday, April 22, 2013

When I am focused on weight loss where I trying to exercise consistently and track my food, I get focused on the scale. I start to weigh myself every day and starts to become an addiction of "I'll just weigh myself today but I'll skip tomorrow" than tomorrow comes and I do it all over again. To break this cycle, I have to ground myself from it for a while.

I have been thinking I want to get back to working out every day. I really enjoy how I feel the rest of the day. I feel like ME. I need to make much more of a commitment to ME. I also eat healthier I've noticed for the rest of the day when I've exercised in the morning.

So, I think I am going try to work out for 5 days in a row. I don't know the last time I did that. This past week I did 3 days in a row. It's possible with a little thinking ahead. So, in return for working hard for 5 days, I get to weigh myself. Rinse (rest) and repeat. Until it's a habit.

On a side note, I have a choice of two paths. One path I can become an AmeriCorp position where I can get an educational stipend, no other jobs while being an AmeriCorp member and no secure job after I am done with the commitment.

The other path is to go back to school for a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Even through I'd be going even more in debt (not too keen on that), I think it would help in the long run. I want my children to be secure. Right now, my finances are shaky and I am not sure where I would get a job that would make them so. I simply do not have the credentials. I think I will like my new job as a PA as well. But, honestly, that cannot be a career either. Whether I go into nursing or physical therapy or something else, I know I need to get more classes in chemistry or physics. So, I have been asking around to which college in the area would be best for me. I think it will be the community college. The two classes I NEED to get into those programs, the community college has without really affecting my work schedule. That's a WIN! The next step is meeting with admissions of both college to make sure the courses would transfer and all that.


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TRYINGTOLOSE64 4/22/2013 9:29PM

    You can do it!!

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1CRAZYDOG 4/22/2013 8:50PM

    My vote is . . . do the workouts. ditch the scale for awhile.

As for the job . . . I agree w/Sheryl . . . your best bet is to go back to school. You surely don't need a doctorate in PT to get a job in the field! Advaned degree in PT can be gotten once you have a job in the field and would get tuition help.

Hang in there, kiddo.


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NATPLUMMER 4/22/2013 7:30PM


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SHERYLDS 4/22/2013 7:10PM

    go back to school emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
there are soldiers who came back that can't get jobs
Americorp is not going to get you a job.

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PAMLICO-DAZE 4/22/2013 6:31PM

    Looks like a really bright future ahead for you and your family. Both programs sound great. Congrats on your workouts too! emoticon

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TERMITEMOM 4/22/2013 6:05PM


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