SparkPeople Law Students Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=1120 This group is for all of those people facing the unique stresses of law school. SparkPeople Law Students Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=1120 Spark buddy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x59224371 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I know this group is super dead, BUT thought I'd try to revive it a bit. I'd love a weight-loss buddy, especially one who understands losing weight in law school :). <BR> <BR> I'm a 2L at a law school in DC, am 25, and am looking to lose over 100 lbs. <BR> <BR> Hope to hear from some of you soon! Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:22:05 EST The Information I Needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x57245755 I just got *another* hey-check-us-out e-mail from a law school, but this one I responded to, and got an *immediate* response. I can't attend for at least a year (I'm active duty Army right now), and I was told to go ahead an apply anyway, and talk about a deferrment later. <BR> <BR> In other words, WOO HOO! Moving ahead with my plans! <BR> That and 165 pts today (and counting) is making my day really good. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:56:33 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x56422889 Hello, I'm a 1L! I survived fall, barely, although I put on a solid fifteen pounds, so I'd like to maintain more sanity and health this semester. Sun, 19 Jan 2014 02:54:17 EST Anybody in Oregon? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x53467051 Assuming this Page isn't abandoned, I'd like to know if anyone's going to one of the schools in OR this fall, I will be - just not sure which one yet! Fri, 24 May 2013 19:18:58 EST Looking for a workout buddy - Phoenix area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x49099419 I am new to this site - not sure what's the best way to go about this. <BR> <BR> I started law school this past January, and find myself using every excuse not to get an exercise routine going, and keeping it. I am not a joiner, and hate going to gyms - especially alone. <BR> <BR> I am hoping to find someone in the west valley (far west- where I live) or in the Phx area (where I go to school) who also needs help in starting and keeping a routine. I prefer the an easy going, stick to it ... Sun, 22 Jul 2012 12:15:19 EST Summer 2012 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x47518124 Hello fellow students! <BR> <BR> We're all struggling with studying for finals and finalizing our summer plans. Let's start a challenge to relieve some stress and have a great summer. <BR> <BR> <BR> Is anyone interested in a physical challenge? A nutritional challenge? Both? Let's get fit and be happy together! <BR> <BR> Best, <BR> Wander Tue, 10 Apr 2012 16:52:51 EST Anyone graduating in May? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x47503621 Hey all, I just wanted to drop a little line from the other side and give you a little insight from my recent experience. I graduated in December and took the February Ohio bar exam. <BR> I went into the study period with the best of intentions and a plan. However, after 2+ months of full-time studying (i.e., sedentary lifestyle, sitting at a desk or table more than 10 hours a day), and a whole lot of stress eating, I made it to the heaviest I have ever been in my life. Granted, I had been... Mon, 9 Apr 2012 20:02:50 EST New to the Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x45784534 Hi All! <BR> I'm a 1L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law- prior to coming to law school I had nailed my weight goal, had a consistent exercise program, participated in numerous triathlons and sponsored runs and was watching my diet. But that all changed with my first semester of law school. Now- I'm looking to get back on track and keep my health in mind even during the craziness that is law school. Mon, 2 Jan 2012 22:40:10 EST sparkamerica http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x44265781 hiya! <BR> you should all join this sparkamerica team! right now, lawyers and legal professionals are logging the fewest fitness minutes! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkamerica.com/leaderboard-tea<BR>m.asp?gid=51835 </link> Sun, 25 Sep 2011 14:47:55 EST help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x43914094 this is tougher than i anticipated! i'm snacky all the time, and i wake up exhausted. and i know it's all in my head, 'cause i'm not actually working all that hard. thoughts? soothing tones, please! Mon, 5 Sep 2011 11:48:00 EST Why are you proud of yourself today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x43830601 Today is the first day of classes and I'm trying to be more positive generally about school during 2L. <BR> <BR> Last night, I was getting down on myself for procrastinating, watching the Yankees/Red Sox game instead of doing my reading and not getting into bed until 11:30. BUT I realized that part of positivity is recognizing the things I DID get done yesterday. I woke up early, ran 8.7 miles and ate within my calorie range. Last night, I slept 7 hours and this morning i went to the gym and... Wed, 31 Aug 2011 11:34:48 EST Introduce yourself! What law school? What year? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x43561582 Hi all! Please feel free to introduce yourself! <BR> <BR> My name is Beth and I am a 3rd year law student at Southern Illinois University School of Law. The school was established in the late 70's to address the need for attorneys in the southern regions of Illinois, and has a great focus on public interest and health law and tuition is very inexpensive compared to other schools. <BR> <BR> I am chief justice of my school's national moot court team, a Westlaw representative, and I have ... Mon, 15 Aug 2011 23:30:09 EST I need some advise: should I transfer? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x43389047 Hi fellow Law Student Sparkers! <BR> <BR> I need some advise on making a decision. I have to make up my mind by August 12th. I have been accepted to a Law School in Los Angeles as a transfer student. They are a T2 school. I landed in the top 10% at my current school, which is a T4 in San Diego. I currently live in LA and would be commuting to San Diego. My current school is giving me a really good scholarship along with Law Review membership. I also have a great relationship with some profe... Fri, 5 Aug 2011 18:38:36 EST Looking for a SparkBuddy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x43241164 My name is India. <BR> I'm 25 and embarking on a new chapter of my life. <BR> I've been married over a year to my wonderful husband and am starting law school this August. (no kids yet, not for a while) <BR> <BR> Before the wedding I lost 30 lbs. but about 90% of that was due to stress. After the wedding I found it all and then some and I'm ready to get rid of it for good the healthy way! (My husband is in it with me, but SP isn't really for him.) <BR> <BR> I want to weigh 145lbs. I am 5... Thu, 28 Jul 2011 13:32:54 EST food! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x43185802 a lot of our discussion has been around fitting in workouts, but i'm wondering what you rising 2 and 3ls have done to manage the food issue. <BR> <BR> do you batch-cook? how do you duck the temptation to buy convenience food that's full of sodium and calories? tips, please! <BR> <BR> also, for those of you who have/had roommates and kitchens: what arrangements did you make as far as cooking? to each his/her own or shared duties? Mon, 25 Jul 2011 15:25:16 EST No excuses but still making them http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x42879562 This summer I am only working full-time and don't have nearly as busy a schedule as I do during the school year. My excuse during the busier times was that I simply didn't have time to work out. Now... I have more time. Plenty more time, and I am still making excuses. It is too hot after work to workout, and am too tired after a full day of work. I have managed to wake up early on several occasions to get in a morning workout, but have only successfully completed my goals on a handful of t... Fri, 8 Jul 2011 19:47:29 EST fall schedule http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x42798753 hi, friends! i just got my fall schedule and am trying to figure out which hours to block off for working out. any advice? Mon, 4 Jul 2011 16:08:01 EST mind vs. body http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x42456004 so, presumably, we're all fairly intelligent, right? and somewhat disciplined when it comes to academics? <BR> <BR> why are the rules different when it comes to our bodies? why do we so often allow ourselves to be undisciplined and downright self-destructive with regards to our health, when we would never allow the same in realm of school and work? Thu, 16 Jun 2011 00:43:35 EST Summer Law or Fitness plans? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x41181271 Hey everyone! What are your plans this summer that are law school or fitness related, or both? <BR> <BR> I got a paid job at a legal aid firm that I have been volunteering at that will extend through my last year of law school (I am currently a 2L). It will be great experience and I am really looking forward to it! (Check out my blog for more) <BR> <BR> Also, I just started a 10K training program after recently completing my 1st half marathon. I plan on running a 10K or two this summer to k... Tue, 12 Apr 2011 16:50:30 EST Amazing Stress Reliever, Fun, and Burns Calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x40913554 Okay, I understand that this isn't the coolest thing in the world to do but juggling has truly changed my law school experience. My first year, probably like many, was torture. I did well but my body paid for my grades. I gained 15 lbs, had bronchitis and a double ear infection over the first set of finals, and was in the emergency room unable to move because my neck seized up during spring finals. Last fall, I decided that either I must change or I might not make it through another run of fi... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 10:41:14 EST Is working out ruining your GPA? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x40575513 I can't balance school and working out/eating right/maintain a healthy lifestyle. My grades are going to suffer this semester. Does anybody else have this problem? Tue, 15 Mar 2011 14:03:32 EST money! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x40270266 i'm just entering law school this fall and was curious how other people are funding their education. i'll be an international student, so fafsa isn't an option. thoughts? Tue, 1 Mar 2011 22:58:34 EST Low Carb Energy Drink? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x40097323 I was exhausted today so I bought an AMP - and I ended up consuming 59 carbs! I was wondering if anyone knows of a low carb energy drink? Tue, 22 Feb 2011 14:34:25 EST LexisNexis Camelbak! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x39968627 Last semester I saw this girl with a red Better Bottle with LexisNexis on the side. and I wanted one ever since then and finally broke down and bought one at Target. <BR> But!!! They're giving them out at trainings now/again!!!! Definitely signed up for one tomorrow JUST to get myself a second Better Bottle. Definitely signed up for the first training, which also happened to be the least convenient for me, to make sure they didn't run out on me. <BR> <BR> They really are better. <BR> <BR> B... Wed, 16 Feb 2011 19:56:21 EST Introduce yourself here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x39807568 We want to know more about you! Please tell us your name, goals and current status (year in law school, prospective student, law school graduate). Just reply to this posting! Wed, 9 Feb 2011 15:27:21 EST Team Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11694x1120x39807508 Hi team! <BR> <BR> We have just two team goals, drink 8 cups of water each day and get 500 fitness minutes each month. That averages out to around 4-5 workouts a week of just 30 minutes each! I know you guys can do it! <BR> <BR> Additionally, some people shy away from the 8 cups of water because they just don't think it is possible. There are a lot of alternatives, drinking decaffeinated tea, flavored water mix, you name it! Please join the goals and let's see how we can do! <em>220</... Wed, 9 Feb 2011 15:24:56 EST Team Co-Leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x39798215 Hello! My name is Beth, and I am the law students team co-leader. <BR> <BR> I am a second year law student from Illinois, and currently work as a Westlaw representative at my school. I also volunteered all last semester at a legal aid clinic where I worked in family law, an area I hope to practice in some day. In addition to regular school work, I am also a member of my school's Moot Court Board. My Christmas break consisted of writing part of an appellate brief for a competition I will ... Wed, 9 Feb 2011 08:53:37 EST Hi all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x39684735 I'm Bobbi, a 2L in Florida. I wish I had thought to look for a law student SparkTeam earlier! I have had a hard time balancing school and fitting in exercise, but I feel like I'm doing but better with that this semester. <BR> <BR> I plan to practice Family Law here in Florida after I pass the bar. I also have interests in Consumer Law and Technology Law. I look forward to learning more about all of you. Fri, 4 Feb 2011 11:50:46 EST How is your semester going? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x39562807 Hi team! <BR> <BR> How is everyone's semester going so far? Have you been able to stay on track with your health goals? <BR> <BR> This semester has been my busiest of law school, but I chose classes in a fashion to allow for gaps to fit in exercise. My school has refrigerators we can put food/drink in, so I bring my lunch about every day and that has helped tremendously in staying within my recommended calorie intake. <BR> <BR> Please post and let the group know how your semester is... Sun, 30 Jan 2011 20:32:27 EST another hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x38206312 hiya! i'm just getting accepted to law schools in the states, and expect it'd be wise to establish a healthy lifestyle before that craziness descends on me! <BR> <BR> Tue, 30 Nov 2010 15:21:15 EST Hey hey, 1L here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x38128140 1L and new to the group...I'm getting down to finals and stressing. And of course I thought it would be brilliant to weigh myself for the first time in months and see how it went. Well, it went poorly, so I am back on Spark People trying to figure out how I went so far down the wrong path. <BR> <BR> I look forward to any advice you all can give on staying healthy during law school! It has definitely been messy for me so far. Thanks! Fri, 26 Nov 2010 01:15:39 EST 2010 Holiday Season http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11694x1120x37479898 The holiday season is gearing up, and it will be in full swing before we know it. <BR> <BR> Next week is Halloween, with candy, parties, and treats everywhere. Then it's Thanksgiving, with all the turkey, gravy, pies, etc, and the days of leftovers that go along with it. Then December - cookie exchanges, office parties, other parties, Hanukkah (the only EIGHT day holiday I know of dedicated to frying stuff in oil!!!), Christmas, New Year's . . . am I missing anything? Probably! <BR> ... Fri, 22 Oct 2010 22:57:47 EST Brutally Honest Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x37471541 My two biggest motivations to keep on working out were totally innocent comments from my mom and boyfriend. <BR> When I was discussing my starting weight...my Mom innocently said that I was "10 pounds less" than she was. Even though I'm probably at least 5 inches taller...YIKES!! <BR> The 2nd thing was my boyfriend complimenting me on my eating better and working out. He said he was so proud of me because I did a complete 180 from being a "junk food queen" and it shows real strength of charac... Fri, 22 Oct 2010 13:38:27 EST 2L http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x37245453 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I am 23 and a 2L. Since I have started law school, I have put on about twenty pounds. I use to be very active during my undergrad, but now that I have been in law school most of my time is devoted to studying and when I have free time I do not feel like exercising. I am hoping to stay motivated and get these extra pounds off. I want to feel comfortable in my clothes again! Mon, 11 Oct 2010 12:46:38 EST Thanksgiving Survival! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x37084547 Hey I was just looking for some advice on the "better" things to be eating on Thanksgiving so I don't undo all the effort. <BR> While I appreciate the "How to make a Tofukey" articles I'm going home for the traditional dinner and there is no way my old school family is not making all the usual fare the same way gramma did (especially since she's coming). <BR> What should I stick to, fill up on and avoid at all costs so I can make both my mom and I happy! Sun, 3 Oct 2010 18:15:06 EST LSAT Tips? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x36887173 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm scheduled to take the LSAT in about 2 weeks. I have been doing a lot of studying and I'm making tons of progress, especially with those logic games. I was just wondering if anyone has any tips either for studying or taking the test itself? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Fri, 24 Sep 2010 03:54:45 EST First Week Weight Lost...Bummer or Booya? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x36818444 I have to say I'm a LITTLE bummed out looking at the scale.. I've lost ONE pound... <BR> I have gone to hot yoga 3 days straight..done Jillian Michaels' 20 minutes 2 other days and didn't work out one but DID go fishing (that's a workout right?) and seriously cut down the junkfood eating to stay within 1200ish calories. <BR> Now..I'm not sure if this is an achievement or I'm doing something seriously wrong. Maybe more than 20min of Jillian? <BR> Could someone let me know? Many thanks!! Mon, 20 Sep 2010 22:57:29 EST Hot Yoga http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x36767970 I've signed up for Hot Yoga and had my first class today and thankfully the heat wasn't at max due to a technically issue but I loved it! <BR> I'm just wondering...how do I enter it into the fitness tracker?? The instructor said it burns about 700-1000 calories so here's hoping! Sat, 18 Sep 2010 12:41:37 EST Hi there (eh?) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x36670499 I'm in my LAST year of law school and am really hoping this assists in giving me the motivation to stick with losing weight/working out during the year. <BR> I seem to go good for a few weeks...then when the work/stress hits I give up and make the excuse I have too much studying to do! I want to look my best come graduation in April!!! Mon, 13 Sep 2010 19:37:47 EST Hi All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x36266712 I am going to be starting my first year as a law student. I have been in the work force as a paralegal for 9 years. I am a wife and mother of two. This is going to be quite the journey and I am ready for it!!! Wed, 25 Aug 2010 09:46:04 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x36146907 Hi there, I'm a first year law student at Pitt and just trying to constructively manage the stress with a little help from exercise. Thu, 19 Aug 2010 09:50:12 EST Team goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11694x1120x36128797 We're over 20% to the team goal of 50,000 fitness minutes this month! Make sure you're logging your fitness minutes! Get active and be fit for fall! <BR> <em>318</em> <em>57</em> <em>309</em> Wed, 18 Aug 2010 10:54:43 EST Workout Music http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x36096387 What are some of your favorites? I need to update my playlist! <BR> <BR> I know the Spark blog writes on this occasionally: http://www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=40<BR>_upbeat_songs_to_make_your_workout_fly_by Mon, 16 Aug 2010 21:11:31 EST Tone Up for Fall Semester http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11694x1120x35917051 Hi everyone! I'm wondering if you have thought about where you'd like to be by the beginning of the school year. For me, that's just a few weeks away! <BR> <BR> I thought we could challenge ourselves to make these last weeks of summer count big. <BR> <BR> My personal goal is to lose 5 pounds by August 30, when I go back. Sun, 8 Aug 2010 11:29:11 EST Hello Team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x35892435 I want to introduce myself as your new Team Leader. I'd love to see this team become more active as we support each other throughout the difficult and stressful period in our lives that is LAW SCHOOL. <BR> <BR> Any ideas for helping this team reach its full potential would be greatly appreciated. <BR> <BR> ~Meredith Fri, 6 Aug 2010 22:08:47 EST You know you're a law student when..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x35633421 I just saw a Simpsons episode. Sideshow Bob takes Bart to a place where five states meet in order to shoot and kill him. Bob's theory is that he'll stand in one state, hold the gun in the other, and Bart'll be in a third state, so nobody'll be able to arrest him. <BR> Of course, that's B.S. But right away, my very first thought was "Oooooh, Civ Pro exam question!" Sun, 25 Jul 2010 22:53:52 EST Bar Exam http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x34616382 Hi Guys, <BR> Just wanted to see if anyone else here is a recent grad and now getting ready for the July bar exam. I've seen some posts about sparkbuddies and I think for us it would be great to do sparkbuddies for not only fitness and weightloss, but also for staying on track with preparing for the bar exam. Just an idea! (: Sun, 6 Jun 2010 01:17:31 EST Hi all...I'm new to this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x34397087 Just thought I would introduce myself. My name is Katylyn and I have just finished 1L. I am a dual degree student, so I will be completing my MBA simultaneously with my JD. <BR> <BR> I gained 10 lbs during my first year, which I attribute to spending far too many hours sitting and reading (and snacking). I now want to drop that 10 lbs and work on toning. <BR> <BR> I have 2 special needs children and I have been married for 9 months. I would like to make fitness a family activity, but ... Wed, 26 May 2010 12:29:15 EST Healthy Finals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x33158248 As that dreaded time of the year approaches, I was wondering how you all stay healthy during finals. <BR> <BR> I think all my weight loss problems would be solved if there weren't any. My usual process is that I eat healthy, exercise, drink water, and get plenty of sleep until finals hits. Then I don't eat, or eat whatever I can grab (not necessarily even bad foods, just no preplanning), neglect the gym for my books, water is replaced with caffinated beverages,and don't get that much sle... Fri, 2 Apr 2010 16:23:44 EST HI I'm new. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x33144071 I went ahead and joined this group even though I'm not TECHNICALLY a 1L yet. I did get accepted, so I WILL BE once school starts, but here I am. <BR> <BR> This group looks like it hasn't seen much activity in a while, so maybe I can help with that, too. <BR> <BR> I have been accepted to the University of Memphis Humprhrey's School of Law--which is great, right? John Grisham graduated from UM's law school. :P <BR> <BR> Anyway, I'm super excited both about SparkPeople and about starting... Fri, 2 Apr 2010 00:22:30 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x32935920 Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm new. I'm a 2L looking to lose a couple pounds and hopefully keep them off as finals approach. Wed, 24 Mar 2010 14:57:54 EST For any NYC Law students... desserts: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x32731095 Now that Pinkberry has chocolate, I can go there instead of Crumbs! YES! I don't know the nutrition info of the chocolate yogurt but it has to be better than that of the cupcakes. Tue, 16 Mar 2010 09:42:30 EST Where are you from? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x32575079 Hey guys <BR> I thought it would be interesting to know where we all are from...law is such a universal bond after all.. <BR> <BR> I'm a 3rd year law student from South Africa... <BR> <BR> Wed, 10 Mar 2010 02:00:55 EST Just joined the team. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x32184668 Hey, all! I'm a 3L and hoping to find a group of people who can motivate me to get in shape during the many months of bar prep... Tue, 23 Feb 2010 13:09:31 EST Outlining http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x32066589 What process do you use to start your outline? Use the table of contents? I'm trying to outline for Civil Procedure and having trouble putting it all together. Thu, 18 Feb 2010 20:15:49 EST Just starting out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x31352850 Hi all! I'm new to Sparkpeople and will start Baylor Law School in August. Sat, 23 Jan 2010 20:40:41 EST Hey! New Here... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x31201713 Not officially a law student yet but starting in the fall. I've got 2 acceptances so far and so it's just that agonizing waiting game to see where I'll be next year. <BR> <BR> A bit about me: <BR> 23 yr old teacher in Mississippi, grew up in San Francisco, CA but originally from Liberia. Went to college in CT (at that ivy that rhymes with "hail") and started TFA last year in the MS Delta teaching algebra I. Want to be a judge some day and interested in international law/ human rights law. Mon, 18 Jan 2010 16:37:49 EST Being a reasonable person! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x30569979 I'm starting my second term at Cooley Law (say what you'd like, I love it there!) After the first term I've realized I need to get control of my weight now. <BR> <BR> I got my BS in HR Management from Clarkson Univeristy in May 2009 and moved out to Lansing, MI in Aug 2009 so its been a year of transition (and a bigger waist size) Mon, 28 Dec 2009 22:43:54 EST Playing the workout catch up game after finals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x30569216 So glad that finals are over! I know that every spark member had to fight the holiday bulge, but I think we are disadvantaged having to throw two weeks of tests (and at least double that in hard-core studying) on top of it. I snack insatiably during finals. I substituted chips and crackers for lots of clementines, edamame, pineapple and popcorn. Even though I rolled over a lot of the semester's weightloss progress, I'm pleased that I didn't gain it all back! Any one else have any good sug... Mon, 28 Dec 2009 22:08:39 EST Just trying to get by. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x30235207 Hi, <BR> I have used Sparkpeople before, to try to lose weight. Now I am just here to be healthy. My life has taken several traumatic turns that have left me in a place I never thought I would be. I am using Sparkpeople to keep my life on track. It's one of the components that's going to save me. More than using the fitness tracker to encourage me to keep moving, and more than the nutrition tracker to encourage me to keep eating, and eating well, I will use the blog and journal features to ge... Wed, 9 Dec 2009 11:22:02 EST Balancing class work and fitness/ utrition http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x28726795 How do you all manage to find time for school, extracurriculars, working out, and eating healthy---which seems to require extra time in prep and shopping? Also, has anyone found motivation tools on spark that help with good study habits too? Thanks all! Tue, 29 Sep 2009 00:54:41 EST Law School compared to Grad School? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x28504324 I'm about to take the LSAT, having realized that my "annoying" breaking down of semantics and logic in discussions (ok arguments) would actually make me a good lawyer. I'm really excited about this career path, plus I love school, reading, and even taking tests. I started studying for the LSAT "just to see" which a lot of people thought was crazy LOL. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I've already been to grad school: I was working on my PhD in Clinical Psychology when my father fell ill (I took a leave and... Fri, 18 Sep 2009 18:58:43 EST Starting my first year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x27789629 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Kate and I am starting my first year of law school in 2 weeks and I'm so excited to start this journey. I've been working really hard to lose weight this whole year and I'm almost to my goal, but I know it's going to be really hard to keep up with everything once I'm in school and really easy to fall back into the old bad habits which got me here in the first place. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any advice on law school or on maintaining or losing while in ... Tue, 18 Aug 2009 14:16:40 EST Hi!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x26521310 Hey everyone - I've been on the site a couple months, but I haven't really introduced myself around yet. I'll be a 1L in the fall and, anticipating the stress level, I'm trying to get my weight down at least another 15 pounds. Any advice for 1L and/or keeping up a healthy lifestyle? Tue, 23 Jun 2009 12:01:15 EST Summer Jobs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x26024261 How is everyone's going? Liking it so far? Mine is pretty good - I'm working at a Legal Services office in the Housing Unit. An unexpected "perk" is that the elevators at housing court are really slow, so I'm up and down stairs constantly on days I'm in court. Hopefully that will help with my weight loss :-) Tue, 2 Jun 2009 22:46:26 EST Law Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x25930707 Hi, all, <BR> <BR> I was wondering if any of you have been invited to participate in the write-on competition of law review (if your school offers one). If you have, how was yours set up? Do you even have a chance of getting onto Law Review by only being in the write-on competition? Thanks! Sat, 30 May 2009 16:21:36 EST Hi, all, I am new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x25907669 Hi, everyone, I just joined SparkPeople. I am currently a 2L (well a 3L in the fall) who is going through the part-time program at Quinnipiac in Connecticut. I work 2-3 jobs as well. I am interested in going into immigration law or family law. Hope you are having a good one! Fri, 29 May 2009 13:55:04 EST Let's Get This Going! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11694x1120x25886943 Hello all. Now that school is wrapping up, I'd like to put together a challenge for this summer starting Monday, June 1st ending August 23rd. <BR> <BR> Suggestions are welcome for this challenge. I have some ideas including: <BR> <BR> Regularly logging in <BR> Monday weigh ins <BR> Weekly mini challenges <BR> <BR> Any and all are welcome to join! Let's make up for all the time lost during the school year <em>104</em> Thu, 28 May 2009 17:37:58 EST Waitlisted! Arg! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x25855314 Hey guys.. I've been waitlisted at my top choice, Kent Law in Chicago. Does anybody have advice about how to inch my way into the acceptance pile? I really really want to go there. Wed, 27 May 2009 14:43:38 EST COME ON LAW STUDENTS, LET'S TALK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x25629398 I know we've all been busy with finals but the summer is here and maybe some of us have a little time to talk to our fellow SP law buddies. What are people's plans for the summer, any cool activities or new weight loss goals? <BR> <BR> -Corina Mon, 18 May 2009 13:01:10 EST I did it!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x25610121 I ran a half marathon today!! Woohoo!! (Sorry, I'm over joyed and am randomly writing to all my groups!) Sun, 17 May 2009 18:52:55 EST Looking for a buddy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x24534046 I just entered the second part of Stage 3 on the Spark program (or whatever the right name for it is). One of the things is suggests is finding a SparkBuddy, and I really want to do this. I've always meant to look for one but I've never really known how to go about it. I think this community is an excellent place to look, because we law students face unique challenges to finding time to exercise and eat healthy. <BR> <BR> About me: <BR> I'm 23, and a rising 2L at Vanderbilt. I was a vege... Tue, 7 Apr 2009 23:32:10 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x24486976 Hey everyone! Just introducing myself here..my name's Erin and I'm from MA. I'm a 2L, interning in a legal services office - and counting the seconds til this semester is over! Anyway, just starting sparkpeople after a few years of ups and downs and different diets - hoping this one will stick! Good luck everyone! Mon, 6 Apr 2009 15:19:02 EST newbie here :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x24159918 Hey all, <BR> Just wanted to stop by and introduce myself. I'm a soon to be 1L at Western New England (subject to change if my wait lists accept me) Sooooo excited about starting that I can hardly sit still! :) <BR> <BR> working really hard to get in shape and can't wait to debut the new me at a new school in a new state! :) Thu, 26 Mar 2009 18:27:39 EST Hello ;) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x23174841 Just introducing myself! <BR> I'm a 25 year old female- in law school part time (I'm a 3-L evening... so one more year :// <BR> <BR> Just looking to meet other people like me who are trying to stay healthy during what is likely one of the craziest times in our lives~ <BR> <BR> Mon, 23 Feb 2009 12:01:35 EST Motivation Reminders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x22997750 Maybe some of you do this already, but I came up with a new weekly motivator for myself. Like most law students I spend a large amount of time on my laptop everyday; so I created (in powerpoint) a motivational "picture" to use as my desktop. <BR> <BR> In addition to my weight loss goals I'm training for a half marathon in May. The top of my screen I have a weekly calendar with the bare minimum that I need to run, lift, stretch, rest and/or cross train each day. The rest of the screen I ... Tue, 17 Feb 2009 15:51:29 EST Hello from seattle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x22886824 Hey my names michelle. I'm still an undergrad at University of Washington. I'm currently an undeclared junior but hope to declare sometime soon (April?) as well as sign up for my LSAT by next fall. I joined the group to get a feel for how law school life would be and what changes I would have to make to my schedule and habits. I've heard that 1st year is really hard and it's full of reading. Hope to see you all on the message boards! Have a great 3 day weekend! Fri, 13 Feb 2009 19:25:57 EST Beginning Law School: To Mac or not to Mac? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x22655372 I'm beginning law school in August. I've heard that several law schools do not support the software of a Macintosh computer. Is this true? I've had a Mac throughout my undergrad and loved it-- I'd like to buy another. What are your thoughts? Fri, 6 Feb 2009 15:53:56 EST 1L at South Texas College of Law http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x21981807 Hey guys i just started this out not too long ago but i love the site so far! I am in my second semester of law school and unfortunately put on 20 lbs during my first semester. so this semester i am going to get rid of that 20 lbs plus a lot more (hopefully!) and do better in school. (again hopefully!) Sat, 17 Jan 2009 22:00:28 EST Exam Time Hurdles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x21818586 I find exam time the most stressful, and somehow I always find time to make sure I am eating 'brain food' during those weeks. (It probably helps that I'd rather be doing ANYTHING ELSE than studying). Do any of you have particular exam-time wellness routines or suggestions? Tue, 13 Jan 2009 13:21:46 EST Make exercise fun! Get a Wii Fit board! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x21684859 Hello everyone - <BR> <BR> Just wanted to share my excitement about the Wii Fit board! I have owned mine since last summer, but I never took the time to actually pull it out of the box and set it up until last night. <BR> It's a really fun and effective way to work out, especially if you enjoy playing games. I got my sweat on for 40 minutes doing yoga, strength training, and aerobics. And I was having such a good time, I forgot that I was burning calories. <BR> I think most law students w... Fri, 9 Jan 2009 22:19:10 EST 1L at U of Cincinnati http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x18952882 Hello! <BR> I joined Spark several months ago and I did great! I lost 6 pounds in the first 2-3 weeks! Then I started slacking and ended up gaining all that and more. I gained a total of 15 pounds, in just a few short months. I'm kinda tired of feeling like I am limited by my clothes. And I know that I feel so much better when I am active and eating well. <BR> I want to make a life change but it is difficult - as everyone knows. Law school adds it's own stressors but I am trying to ta... Wed, 1 Oct 2008 00:56:27 EST 1L, Working, and Losing Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x18811130 I started losing weight during the summer. I was working a 8-5 job at a law firm and would go to the gym after work. I went home and made dinner and lived a normal life... <BR> And then I began school. I have class starting at three and they don't end until nine. Even so my friend and I drive together so I get to the school at eleven. So on Monday I work until three and then go to class until nine, Tuesday I go am at the law school from eleven until nine, Wednesday I work all day with ... Thu, 25 Sep 2008 20:48:07 EST GOOD LUCK ON THE BAR http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x16963074 First, to those of you taking the bar next week, GOOD LUCK. <BR> <BR> Also, remember to cut yourself some slack this week - if you fall off the wagon, do not beat yourself up TOO much. <BR> <BR> I am a bar exam tutor, professionally, and will take any questions you guys might have this week. <BR> <BR> I also started a blog with last minute advice. <BR> <BR> <link>thebarexamdossier.blogspot.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> Again, GOOD LUCK - it's almost over! Wed, 23 Jul 2008 00:44:01 EST Making this Team More Active http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x16908158 I'd like to see this team more active...what about adding some challenges?! Mon, 21 Jul 2008 15:58:29 EST Introducing myself - L1 Student @ UCONN LAW http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x16808089 L1 law student starting this fall at University of Connecticut School of Law. I am so excited to find this group. I have lost 20lbs so far and I have about 80 more to go. I am so scared that the rigors and stress of law school would make me fall off my regimen and gain back all of my weight. I was wondering if anyone had any tips for me :) Thu, 17 Jul 2008 23:05:51 EST new member (senior at ku) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x16387581 hello all! im new to sparkpeople as of last night. today i received my lsat score back, it was exactly what i figured i'd get based upon all of the practice tests i took, a 158. this score will allow me to get into all the schools im looking at seattle, az state, denver, unl(im from lincoln so in-state tuition is a plus!), but deep down im disappointed. i started studying in january, and although i scored 100% on the logic games section (which i consider a feat), i wish i could've gotten a... Thu, 3 Jul 2008 17:35:43 EST The LSAT is the death of me.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x16239561 This summer has be designated for working and studying for the LSAT. That is it. No vacations. No swimming. Just productivity. <BR> <BR> However, I'm finding the LSAT to be a lot more challenging than I expected. I have a 4.0, and I've always been bright. I went to music school in my undergrad, and I think I may have forgotten how to read (critically at least). <BR> <BR> I'm taking an intensive prep course with Kaplan, and I also intend to do quite a few tutoring sessions. I study about 3 h... Sat, 28 Jun 2008 21:28:28 EST Sophomore In Undergrad http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x15796273 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> <BR> I am currently a sophomore majoring in paralegal studies. Upon graduation I am going to law school. SO far I am looking at New England School of Law, Miami University and UCLA. <BR> <BR> I will be taking my LSAT next year. <BR> <BR> I am 38 years old this July, I have a gorgeous man who I am very in love with, and wish to turn his head, and have plans to make him my husband. <BR> <BR> In my spare time I like reading, writing, and listening to music. Fri, 13 Jun 2008 23:26:30 EST New, trying to improve... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x15755772 Hi everyone! I'm Lisa. I'm fairly new to SparkPeople. I'm trying to finally get to a comfortable weight the healthy way, and I'm also studying for the LSAT. I'd like to study Intellectual Property law. <BR> <BR> All the best :) Thu, 12 Jun 2008 17:30:08 EST Sticking to it during bar prep http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x15608699 So, I've finished my third week of Barbri and my second week of working out (almost) daily. I'm trying to eat well and undo the damage done during finals week and post-graduation festivities. I have a friend who's on the same track, and my roommate is working out for physical therapy purposes. <BR> <BR> It's so exhausting, after a day (or even half day!) in that lecture, followed by all the homework assigned to us, to then add working out to the mix. I've been doing 1hr+ a day -- generally c... Sat, 7 Jun 2008 18:35:53 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x15273799 Hi everyone! I'm Elizabeth, and I am a soon-to-be 1L at Emory. I was hoping to get some advice on how to remain healthy while in law school. I know 1L year is supposed to be so time-consuming. Will I have time to work out? What do you all recommend to try to keep eating healthy during law school? Any tips would be so appreciated!!! Tue, 27 May 2008 16:30:13 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x14702948 I am new to spark people and am excited that there is a group of fellow law students. I am a 2L and have managed to gain 50 pounds during my 2 years in the pit that is law school. I can't wait to get started so I can start feeling good. Tue, 6 May 2008 18:01:51 EST thinking about quitting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x14518029 has anyone ever thought about quitting law school? i mean, not in passing, but seriously considered it? i am a 1L, about to take my finals...my grades are a little below average...but grades is not the reason. i HATE law school. i didn't like it at all first semester and have hated it all 2nd semester. i dread school, adn class, adn all the reading. additionally, i'm not sure that i want ot be a lawyer ( i want to get my MSW or teach HS sociology). however, i feel that i'm 1/3 of the w... Wed, 30 Apr 2008 16:28:13 EST Anyone else have a hard time working out on break? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x14356582 Hey there...so I just finished finals week and I now have two weeks off from school (THANK GOD). I can't seem to get motivated (other than going for a walk or two during the day) to get motivated to work out. I feel like finals absolutely drains the life out of me and I just don't have the WANT to work out during break...anyone else have this problem? Fri, 25 Apr 2008 09:48:03 EST Stress pills http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x14183667 The guy at Whole Foods talked me into buying some special herbs to deal with stress. It's called Stress Advantage and it contains things like Schizandra, American Ginseng, Eleuthero, Rhodiola, and Curcuma xanthorrhyza. Have any of you heard of/tried this? I've only taken it two days but it seems to be helping (I imagine it's a placebo effect). <BR> <BR> Any other tips on stress management (aside from working out, my upcoming wedding is motivation enough for that one)? <BR> <BR> Sat, 19 Apr 2008 22:50:53 EST Outlining and Battling the Bulge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x14059927 Hello. I just wanted to introduce myself. I am a 2L, and I gained a huge amount of weight when I enterred law school. <BR> <BR> Ive had weight problems all my life and my weight has always been up and down. When I start a new school, I always gained weight. I gained the freshman 30 in college and now Ive gained about 40 pounds since I started law school. I am really depressed about it because during the semester I am able to stick to eatinf right and exercise but once finals time star... Tue, 15 Apr 2008 18:37:22 EST Bar Prep Stress! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x13719107 So - I'm 2.5 weeks from the end of law school and I STILL have not been able to commit to a bar prep course. Why does it all seem like such an expensive scam? Do I really need the course? Isn't it enough to just have the materials? <BR> <BR> Who has thousands of dollars to spend on this crap anyway? <BR> <BR> So - if you've already taken the Bar - what class did you use and why? And what did you think of it once you were using it? And did it actually prepare you for the Bar exam? <BR> ... Sat, 5 Apr 2008 00:56:43 EST Hello there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x13360225 I'm new to SP and trying to get back on track with diet and exercise. I did pretty well right before my wedding last spring and seem to have fallen off the wagon. <BR> I'm currently a 2L night student and working full time. Mon, 24 Mar 2008 12:08:40 EST Hi everyone. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x13342502 Hi everyone. I'm new to SP, and a 1L. Nice to meet you. Sun, 23 Mar 2008 17:03:22 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x12755823 Hi everyone. I'm a new member, looking to lose about 20 pounds. I lost around 60 in 2003-04 after graduating college, but plateaued after about six months of weight watchers It wasn't helped by switching meds a lot, but I'm back to belly dancing and working out (training for a 60 mile, 3-day charity walk!!), figuring out which meds are right for my body, and back to journaling my food (which I've always tried to do, but hasn't always helped). Hopefully the combo will get me to my goal weight ... Sun, 2 Mar 2008 00:50:56 EST Introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x12484008 Hello everyone! My name is Gizelle and I am 21 years old. I am new to this site and I'm still trying to find my way around it. Over the past two years I have lost and maintained over 50 lbs. I would still like to lose another 13 lbs to reach my goal weight. I am an emotional eater and I turn to food whenever I'm stressed. This became evident to me while I was studying for the LSAT. Puffy Cheetos became my main food course. I start my first year of law school in Aug and I'm terrified I am goin... Thu, 21 Feb 2008 14:51:48 EST Networking - Finding partners in the journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x12026965 I have a Spark buddy & know that they can be a huge source of motivation and support. I have also read several introductions that indicate a desire to buddy up. To further that goal, I thought I'd create a thread for all those who are seeking an Spark buddy. Whether it be for accountability, ideas, or just friendship this is the place to make those connections. So if you're seeking a buddy post it here! Wed, 6 Feb 2008 10:44:26 EST 3rd Year... Last Semester... So Close! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x12023556 Hi everyone! I am so excited to be finishing up law school. I want to get in shape now because I know things are only going to get more stressful, and I don't want to wake up looking like one of those old partners some day. <BR> <BR> I'm trying to get some good habits now that I can continue when I'm studying for the bar and then when I'm chained to my desk all day. <BR> <BR> How's everyone doing? Wed, 6 Feb 2008 09:10:05 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x11965573 Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm a 1L in my second semester and I need to lose some weight before my wedding in May! Finals are going to be rough, but I'm hoping I can stick to my diet! Mon, 4 Feb 2008 13:16:35 EST Hi there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x11923966 Hello SparkTeam! <BR> <BR> I'm a 2L and have recently decided to get more involved on SparkPeople so I could have a more healthy lifestyle. <BR> <BR> I decided that I can't use my mountain of legal reading as an excuse any longer!! <BR> <BR> Sat, 2 Feb 2008 22:28:30 EST Binging after Class http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x11826345 I have class from 9-5 three days a week--by the end of the day I come home and crash in front of the TV and snack. What are your tips for fighting the end-of-the-day stress relief binge? Wed, 30 Jan 2008 20:27:50 EST New here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x11768395 Hey all. I'm Caroline and relatively new to the team (and law school). I'm a part-time 1L, attempting to do a decent job balancing a job, family, and school! <BR> <BR> In my spare time, I enjoy/am obsessed with running. I'm currently training for my second marathon, and it is a fantastic stress reliever! Tue, 29 Jan 2008 08:19:05 EST I GAINED 40 LBS DURING MY FIRST SEMESTER! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x11727373 :(...Well, now that you all know, I am determined to lose 40 LBS in my second semester as a 1L. The problem is, I'm just starting now and we are already 3 weeks in! Oh well...I am blaming it all on stress because I am a big stress eater and my fiance has been away since July and school is death and family and.....I could write a book on all the stress in my life! I am going to walk 1 hour every night after dinner like I used to and stick to it! That is my first major goal. I have to take it s... Sun, 27 Jan 2008 22:57:48 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x11662522 Hello All, <BR> <BR> I have been on spark people for some time, but after starting law school last fall I stoped working out completely. I am just now getting back into the swing of things, and i am glad that I found a new team comprised of law students. It's good to see that there are other people going through similar situations. Fri, 25 Jan 2008 13:28:16 EST stress! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x11599752 so, i have a lot going on this semester...5 classes plus journal, a research assistantship, and a job....my research is due in like a month and i've barely started...paper for journal due around the same time. i am FREAKING OUT!!! any ideas on how to deal with this?! Wed, 23 Jan 2008 17:04:45 EST Pizza, pizza, pizza... oh how I used to love thee. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x11342270 To be candid, I used to love pizza to death. Sometimes, I would go buy a whole Little Caesar's Hot-n-Ready just for myself... and actually finish it. I'd feel a little guilty after, but just a little. I don't know what the addiction was, 'cause looking back Little Caesar's pizza isn't really that good. <BR> <BR> A popular pizza here in Southeast Michigan (and for University of Michigan folk) is Cottage Inn. It's at practically every lunch meeting. Today there was a journal meeting and t... Tue, 15 Jan 2008 19:10:28 EST Saying Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x11293668 Hi, my name is Kaycee and I am a 24 year old 3L. I graduate on May 17, and then have bar prep to look forward to. I really packed on the pounds my 1L year (I am a huge stress eater) and I have been gradually trying to get down to a healthy weight. I joined this site to keep me focused on my goals while wrapping up my last semester. I am going to need all the help I can get to try and eat healthy while studying for the bar. Mon, 14 Jan 2008 13:40:33 EST Optimistic about Spring Semester http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x11258027 Hi everyone. <BR> <BR> It's my first day on this site, so I thought I'd introduce myself. Haven't binged on pizza yet today....but then again, it's still early! :) Conscious "dieting" is pretty much the most difficult thing in the world for me, I need all the support I can get! Let me know if anyone wants to be buddies. I'm in my second semester of law school, and have high hopes that I can get back to the place I was at before I started 1L year. Anyhow, hope to meet you guys soon. <BR> ... Sun, 13 Jan 2008 12:49:45 EST Introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x11033825 Hi, I'm Danna. I'm new to SP. I'm a 2L (half way done!), and I've been struggling with my weight for as long as I can remember. I came to law school with my weight and diet under control, and dropped the ball once the school year started. I've realized that my life is going to continue to be hectic so I need to figure out a way to stay healthy and fit in spite of the craziness. Please feel free to contact me, I'm looking for some friends who want to share the journey with me! <BR> Thanks! Sun, 6 Jan 2008 21:53:49 EST Hey! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x10853431 Happy New Year to everyone!! I'm so glad to see there's a group for law students! I've found a great bunch of friends, and they make me happy to be in law school. <BR> I definitely need to get to the gym more often this semester and improve my eating habits. I eat out for dinner nearly every night, and I especially chow down at brunch on the weekends. I guess it's been a big adjustment for me to go from undergrad to law school, but I hope this semester to adopt some healthy habits. ... Tue, 1 Jan 2008 02:44:15 EST FINALS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x10492491 Help!!?!? I don't know what to do to stay on track during finals!! I've been trying to keep working out, but it's not working at ALL...Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated... Sat, 8 Dec 2007 19:36:42 EST Check in, people! How are you surviving? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x9893729 It's been awfully quiet around here lately and I know it's because everyone is terribly busy. How is everyone doing? <BR> <BR> For those of you who started this year, how is it going so far? <BR> <BR> For those of us who are finishing this year, how is the grand ole' job search going? <BR> <BR> As for me, I am tired, stressed, and drowning in assignments that have fast-approaching due-dates! I flew to CA last week to interview for a job, though further reflection indicates that it may no... Mon, 5 Nov 2007 11:45:24 EST Anyone up for a challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x9632286 We all know that with our busy lives its hard to stay active, and even harder to get back into being active. I'm am just finishing up a challenge I had in another group and I'm eager to continue it, and hopefully have a higher turnout. Its a pedometer challenge where you keep track of your steps everyday, with the goal of having your weekly total be at least 70,000 steps. at the end of the month the winner will be emailed a certificate. Walking 70,000 steps a week will really kickstart anyone... Mon, 22 Oct 2007 10:49:45 EST Advice for dealing w/student org meetings? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x9204363 At my school, every event and student organization meeting includes pizza or subs. I have noticed that some of the orgs I belong to now have subs with no cheese and mayo packets rather than have the stuff smeared everywhere, which is great. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have strategies for saying "no" when you are starving at 6:30 pm and the public interest org has pizza at their meeting? <BR> Sat, 29 Sep 2007 14:38:45 EST New here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x9080172 Hello, thrilled to see a team for law students. If I survive this week, I will have been in law school for just a month. Scary! <BR> <BR> I used to exercise somewhat regularly (a couple times a week usually) before law school but since coming here, I simply have not been able to make any time for it. Does it get easier? I miss the gym too, working out used to be a chore, but now it sounds like fun - being able to get out of the same building every day, see new people, not having to think abo... Sun, 23 Sep 2007 15:22:15 EST trying to get back on the wagon during 1L year... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x8919465 Hey everyone, I joined SP and was really successful but then totally dropped the ball and now I'm a 1L and probably the heaviest I've been since my freshman year in college--I'm tiny so extra weight doesn't wear well on me at all. I'm tired of feeing insecure about my eating habits, constantly growing too large for me clothes (I can't afford a new wardrobe), eating my feelings, avoiding social situations because I am afraid to eat or want to binge, and turning my bf off b/c I eat three times... Sat, 15 Sep 2007 09:30:28 EST Free Study Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x8734696 So, as some of you know, my job is to tutor law students and bar students through LawTutors, LLC. Well, I recieved an email asking me to answer questions on "www.studyfor.com", http://studyfor.com/law/answers/ <BR> <BR> anyway, i checked it out - and it's pretty neat. It's bascially a free forum where law students, almost law students, bar students, etc ask questions - things from "what should i do to prepare for my first year" to "i'm confused on what probable cause is" - and people answe... Thu, 6 Sep 2007 10:28:27 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x8664193 Hi everyone! I just joined Spark and am excited about getting started and the fact that there are other law students on here! I am a 3L at Wake Forest University School of Law. We started school 2 weeks ago and I am, of course, already about a month behind probably! Anyway, looking forward to chatting with you all. <BR> -Elizabeth Sun, 2 Sep 2007 21:13:07 EST Lighten up! Jokes, links, and other distractions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x8590775 This thread is for posting funny stories, humorous illustrations, or other fanciful flights to distract your from the drudgery of studying. It would be nice if they had a legal or law school theme, but anything that produces a belly-laugh is appropriate. Wed, 29 Aug 2007 15:04:12 EST Hi guys! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x8569059 Hey, everyone! I just found this team and am soooo excited to find other law students out here. Can I just say, law school has been TERRIBLE for my body! So, I'm here to work it off! <BR> <BR> I just started my 3L year - can't quite get used to the idea that yesterday was my LAST first day of school EVER! Nonetheless, I am very excited to put this behind me and hope that this year flies by as quickly as the others have! <BR> <BR> Jen Tue, 28 Aug 2007 13:51:48 EST America on the Move http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x8565450 Steptember is almost here. One of the team leaders has set up a group on America on the Move for Sparkers. Join us in the challenge to be healthier one step at a time! <BR> <BR> Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Steptember is Coming! <BR> <BR> Make two small changes to your life each day of September with America On the Move's Steptember program. In a month, you will have learned new habits to move more and eat better. Register for the program for a chance to win prizes. Steptember participants (... Tue, 28 Aug 2007 10:58:33 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x8300704 I'm sort of revamping my Sparkpeople page and groups, and thought I'd join up in this one. I'm going to be a first year at SMU in Dallas in a couple of weeks (yikes!) and I've been trying to shed some of the senior week/graduation/last summer with college friends weight that I've put on over the past few months. <BR> <BR> I've been dieting for a while. I started at 273 and got down to 225 last August. I slowly started gaining weight around Christmas and before I knew it, it's August, and I'm... Tue, 14 Aug 2007 18:38:12 EST just starting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x8059242 hey all, thought i would introduce myself here. i'm stacy and i will be starting law school in the fall and the university of minnesota. back in december when i found out i would be moving to a new state where no one knew me, i promised myself i would lose weight and make a fresh start. so here i am with only one month to go and haven't really gotten started yet:( but i figured better late than never, and i can still make some progress over the next few weeks. <BR> if any one has any words of... Thu, 2 Aug 2007 14:39:31 EST Hello!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x7977563 Hey all! Just joined & wanted to pop in and say hi. I'll be starting my second year of law school this year, and I thought this group would be a great support system. <BR> <BR> I had really gotten control of my health and fitness last year, but the stress and chaos of law school played a part in my abandonment of my health/fitness routines and goals. (And I say a "part" because I know I got lazy about it, too...even after all the warnings to 1Ls about taking time for yourself and taking c... Sun, 29 Jul 2007 23:31:35 EST How do you prepare for the school year? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x7788682 How did you prepare for school in the months leading upto the beginning of class? Thu, 19 Jul 2007 20:29:16 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x7600384 Hello everyone! I am going to be a law student this fall in southern CA. I just found out last night I have been admitted so I am incredibly thrilled. I better really get to working out and dieting before the school becomes too much. I start law school in a month. I am trying to lose about 10 lbs. Any advice you can offer would be great. My boyfriend is in law school but he is part-time and I will be full-time, which I know can be VERY different. Any and all advice is greatly apprecia... Tue, 10 Jul 2007 12:58:33 EST maintaining a diet as a summer associate http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x7590325 i've just started and it seems as though my firm wants to keep me constantly inundated in lunches, dinners, dessert etc. i was wondering if that was common across firms and if so, how people dealt with this deluge of food, 'cos it can get pretty akward to keep refusing to partake! Mon, 9 Jul 2007 23:32:22 EST Soon to be law student http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x7537586 I know I may be getting ahead of myself, but I know that starting law school and sticking to my weight loss goals may prove difficult at first. I will be starting at lewis and clark law school in August. I would gladly accept any tip, suggestions or even encouragement from those in a similar situation. <BR> Any L&C Law students out there? <em>213</em> Sat, 7 Jul 2007 03:09:45 EST Getting to know you ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x1120x7262816 Come in and introduce yourself to the group. (This includes those of you who are already members.) <BR> <BR> We'd love to know: <BR> <BR> 1) What you'd like to be called <BR> 2) What law school you are attending / attended <BR> 3) What year you are / when you graduated <BR> 4) What area of law you are interested in / practice in <BR> 5) A fun fact to remember you by <BR> 6) What your Spark goals are <BR> <BR> Feel free to add more if you'd like & welcome to our corner of Spark. Fri, 22 Jun 2007 12:13:35 EST In need of advice from L3s and older! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x7262500 Hey guys- <BR> I have a bit of a personal dilemma, unrelated to physical health, on which I'd really appreciate some feedback. Here's the situation - my best friend just chose her wedding date for next summer. The date is two weeks before I would take the bar exam. To go to the wedding, I would have to travel (we don't live in the same state), and so I'd pretty much have to take several days (maybe like a full weekend) off from the studying in order to go to the wedding. Since I am just g... Fri, 22 Jun 2007 11:57:25 EST Interesting Articles / Links http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x7261852 Found this article in the resource center and thought it was particularly pertinent for those of us here. The ideas presented seem really simple, but it's amazing how easy it is to forget the basics when school starts really kicking in. <BR> <BR> http://tinyurl.com/ywes2t Fri, 22 Jun 2007 11:23:48 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x6228509 Hi all - I can't believe there is a team for law students. So I am starting law school at night this summer and will be working during the days. I want to keep on track with my eating and exercise. Does anyone have any tips or advice for a new law student? I hope everyone is having a great day! Fri, 27 Apr 2007 17:42:11 EST Bar Review and Eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x5988780 Since this came up in the other thread, and since I deal with Bar Students on a regular basis (and was just there myself!) I thought i'd offer tips, and start a place for others to offer tips. <BR> <BR> As I said in the other thread - eating right and working out will help your studying. The whole "feed your brain" thing. However, studying for the bar is not a time to give up something you are addicted to, like soda (which was my vice during studying.....i ate healthy snacks and healthy lunc... Sat, 14 Apr 2007 17:27:46 EST Law Students Group Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1120x2346935 This topic was automatically created when the SparkPoints Group "Law Students" was started. Here is the description for this Group: <BR> <BR> This group is for all of those people facing the unique stresses of law school. Sun, 14 May 2006 10:02:07 EST