I'm new to this group...I wasn't sure if I should join or not, since I'm still in my studies, but I went ahead and joined, hoping to learn something from everyone here. I'm a career-changer in my late 20s with a fairly unrelated prior bachelor's degree and real-world job that I was laid off from.
After a series of serious health problems in my immediate family, I decided to follow my interest to go back to school and become a dietitian. During my year taking care of my family, I lost 40+ pounds, some of which was with the help of SparkPeople, because I was paying more attention to my own physical health than I had in a very long time.
However, after I started back to school in pursuit of my MS in Nutrition, I have had a few personal setbacks, lost focus on my weight maintenance for awhile, but now I'm back on SparkPeople. I have come through with just as strong of a resolution to continue my degree, then continue studies after finishing my thesis to become an RD. I have no idea what exact field of nutrition I am most interested in. Initially I was interested in becoming a CDE, but we will see once I actually get some real experience...
Any words of wisdom are very welcome. It's comforting to see that even RDs have issues with food on here! I don't feel quite so bad that I don't have my own issues quite figured out yet...
| current weight: 179.5