SparkPeople Academia Team Messageboard Lose the weight you gained during the masters, dissertation, job search, tenure-track, promotion, or continuing appointment phase of your career. SparkPeople Academia Team Messageboard Defunct Team? Hi! I just joined and noticed that this Team has been idle for quite some time. Any interest in reviving? <BR> <BR> ~Nicole Sun, 26 Jun 2011 01:47:32 EST Finals time The end of the semester is coming and it's time for finals. <BR> <BR> Whether it's grading or studying for those exams, are you guys making room for exercise? <BR> <BR> <BR> How are you managing? Mon, 6 Dec 2010 09:51:45 EST Hi friends! I am happy to find a place where (hope)I can fit in. I have an MS in Microbiology and am the lab coordinator for biology and chemistry at our institution. Sometimes I teach a micro section, but I mostly support both research and teaching labs for our regular faculty. <BR> <BR> Go team! Sun, 3 Oct 2010 19:12:02 EST Balancing research, studying, and weight loss. I feel like that since I've joined spark people my attitude towards exercise has changed. I am obssessed with going on spark people and tracking my food, exercise, and I love to swim! <BR> <BR> But it hasn't helped me with my intellectual goals. <BR> I know I have to study, I know I have to prepare for a talk, I have so much to do yet I have so little discipline. <BR> <BR> Do you guys have any advice on transferring the discipline you have for exercise to the discipline you're suppose to h... Fri, 27 Aug 2010 13:26:17 EST What's your favorite search engine? Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I was wondering what you use to search information? I typically use google or to search. This article I read recently suggests some other search engines: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>nes-explore-deep-invisible-web/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> I haven't tried any of them yet but the article makes some really good points about how you shouldn't just use google all the time. <BR> <BR> Anna Tue, 23 Mar 2010 09:05:58 EST Checking In: What's on your mind today? Hi All, <BR> Since this team doesn't have a chat thread, I thought I'd throw one out and see if anyone has anything they'd like to contribute. <BR> <BR> So... what's going on with you all, your work, your efforts to be healthy? <BR> <BR> I'm making a public presentation of some of my research tonight. I'm not done my prep, and I'm supposed to be at the office all day. Feeling a little nervous, but also knowing it'll be fine. I've done this type of thing plenty of times before. Thu, 18 Feb 2010 09:26:40 EST Working out on Campus Hi All, I hope everyone is off to a good semester! <BR> <BR> I'm wondering if you all take advantage of the sports facilities on your campus, or if you choose to work out away from where you work. <BR> <BR> I do have a membership to my university's sports centers. It's the cheapest option in town (staff discount) and they offer an amazing array of options. Still, the downside is being surrounded mostly by exercisers 20 years younger than me, the worry of running into my students, and diffic... Thu, 22 Oct 2009 07:42:31 EST Writing, Research, Study Is anyone else doing the "Write, Research or Study One Hour 3 x a Week" goal for this team? If so, maybe we can use this thread to report our efforts, accomplishments, tricks, and challenges. <BR> <BR> I am working to turn my dissertation into a book manuscript, and would love to hear how other people are doing with similar efforts. Wed, 23 Sep 2009 08:13:25 EST Summer 2009 How are you spending your summer? Teaching a short course? Madly doing research? Working on the thesis? Studying for comps? Catching up on administrative duties? Attending conferences? <BR> <BR> How are you getting active this summer? Mon, 22 Jun 2009 11:12:42 EST Obesity and Teaching Evals I just read a batch of teaching evaluations (you know the ones that ask our special snowflakes to "rate" us and give us "advice" to make the class better...). Anyway, most of them were pretty typical and I came across one last night that went on about how I needed to lose weight and my being so fat took away from his learning. I wrote a blog and then went to bed. I finished up the rest today and there was one that was just VICIOUS about how nasty and discuting I am. <BR> <BR> I KNOW I shoul... Tue, 26 May 2009 19:03:24 EST Hi everyone! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm a female assistant professor, pre-third-year review, who wants to lose weight, be fit, and generally live more healthily. Yet the stress (including a lack of institutional support and a sometimes toxic work climate) and the never-ending pressure to publish are making it hard for me to find the time and will to take care of myself. <BR> <BR> I've been trying to lose a few pounds for months, so I decided to join up! I'm looking forward to working with all of you tow... Tue, 10 Mar 2009 17:44:00 EST Spring Break to Semester's End Strength Challenge For this challenge, we will complete at least 2 sets of a strength training exercise 3 days a week. This can be whatever activity you like. <BR> <BR> We'll start our challenge on Monday, March 9, 2009 and complete it on Sunday, May 3, 2009. This challenge will last for 8 weeks. <BR> <BR> Post in this thread when you've completed an activity. No need to post that you will or won't be participating, just jump right in starting tomorrow! <BR> <BR> Check out the exercise demos and workout vide... Sun, 8 Mar 2009 23:21:13 EST Spring Break to Semester's End Cardio Challenge For this challenge, we will complete a cardio workout 3 days a week. This can be whatever cardio activity you like. 3 days a week is the minimum, feel free to do more! <BR> <BR> We'll start our challenge on Monday, March 9, 2009 and complete it on Sunday, May 3, 2009. This challenge will last for 8 weeks. <BR> <BR> Post in this thread when you've completed an activity. No need to post that you will or won't be participating, just jump right in starting tomorrow! Sun, 8 Mar 2009 23:13:43 EST Winter Break Challenge 2008-2009 Hooray! The fall academic semester is over. Now what? It's great to get a break from the academic routine (teaching classes, going to classes, applying for jobs, planning for conferences), but not a great time to take a break from you healthy lifestyle activities. Celebration temptations lurk around every corner, and wouldn't it be easier to just take a break from everything? <BR> <BR> So, to keep us active and accountable, I offer a physical activity challenge. <BR> <BR> For this challenge... Fri, 19 Dec 2008 11:56:41 EST Tis the season...for department parties Tis the season...for department parties. I've already got 3 I've been invited to. Other than "keep away from the dips and the drinks" do you have any advice? <BR> <BR> Kate Fri, 5 Dec 2008 06:13:29 EST Help name a walking team Monday night I'll be meeting with a group of friends who are forming a team to walk in the Portland to coast relay (Teams of twelve walkers cover a total of 127 miles - 24 legs). We need to find a name for our team. Can you help? <BR> <BR> The team names are usually short (20 characters) and funny/a pun. For example, some teams have names like "Sole Sisters" or "No walker left behind" or "Sisters with Blisters" (cute, but names can't be duplicated). Teams can decorate their 2 vans with thei... Sat, 8 Nov 2008 11:24:11 EST Lunch Bag Help I need some help w/ideas!! In just two weeks I start classes again and it is a Fri (6pm-10 pm); Sat (9am-5 pm) and Sun(9am-5pm) schedule. Now I don't know if they have a fridge or microwave for the students and I DO NOT want to get in the trap of fast food or vending machines. Do you guys have any ideas on what I can take for snacks and lunch since I'll be there all day!!! Items that may not need to be in a fridge or microwave just in case I don't have access. Sat, 25 Oct 2008 13:14:27 EST Team Goals What would you like to see as team goals to track? I've added the first team goal. Are there others you'd be interested in joining and tracking? What would you like to have proudly displayed as a spark streak on your spark page? Do you prefer to have certain goals to be ongoing, or do you want them to change monthly? <BR> <BR> I'd like to start some new ones for October 1. Thanks! Wed, 24 Sep 2008 15:23:40 EST Challenges or something like them? Do we want to set up some monthly challenges or something like that? Something that will keeps us all moving but won't overwhelm us. Fri, 11 Jan 2008 12:58:46 EST End of summer I spent my summer moving and starting a new job. I did not make much progress on my goals and stopped tracking what I was eating since moving uprooted my habits. <BR> <BR> Now that summer is ending, I'm sure many of us are gearing up for the fall. What are you doing to keep you moving towards your goals as your schedule changes? <BR> <BR> I'm going to start tracking my nutrition again and creating a more consistent schedule for myself. Mon, 13 Aug 2007 11:59:19 EST Healthy Writing Snacks Does anyone have advice for healthy and quick snacks to have on-hand while writing (other than fruits and veggies)? I always seem to reach for the fatty, salty ones first ... thanks! Fri, 15 Jun 2007 15:51:52 EST