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4/1/10 6:05 A

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Venart, congrats and good luck on your graduate work in London. I visited once when my brother's family was stationed at Mildenhall Air Force Base -- it is a truly fascinating city. Get good walking shoes coz you'll be walking a lot!

Jan


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3/11/10 11:13 A

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you and my son have a lot in common, at least in your interests.. he spent his first year at Penn State (Hazleton) in art, then was offered a 4 year scholarship to the University of the Arts in Philly. He decided against it because he said he loved art and didn't want to be pigeonholed. He moved onto English Lit and writing at Penn, main campus and his internship ivolves editing a textbook ..Cambridge History of the English Novel.. as well as being the non fiction editor of the school lit magazine.."Calliope"..



small world huh


he has been working out for more than a few years and is the reason I've become a gym rat I'm afraid,
we spend a lot of time together at the gym when he's home from school
he goes back Sunday and I'm gonna miss him !!!

I had to come back and edit this as I had gotten the book and school wrong regarding his internship work.. but I was correct on it being in England..lol

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3/11/10 10:42 A

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I'm doing an M. Litt. in History of Art. I's a program run by Christie's Auction house with University of Glasgow. I picked it because I still can't decide whether an auction house or a museum will be a better workplace!

Doing a master's is a big undertaking, but for some reason trying to lose weight seems the more difficult thing to do!

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3/10/10 6:42 P

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I think you will be a wonderful asset to our group and know you have the drive to push yourself past where you want to be and more !!

if you don't mind.. what field is your graduate work ? One of my sons is deciding on his master's program now.





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And made you the person you are.
He compares you to no one else - you are one of a kind.
You lack nothing that His grace can't give you.
He has allowed you to be here at this time in history
To fulfill His special purpose for this generation.

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3/10/10 4:51 P

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Hello and welcome!!!! how exciting you are going to be living in london!!! I can't wait to hear about that and see pictures!!! This is a a great team with nice challenges. Feel free to jump into one of them!!! Nice to meet you!!

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3/10/10 4:43 P

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Hi, I'm a 20-something, not-quite-professional Canadian woman who will be moving to London in 6 months for my post graduate degree. I've been overweight since puberty, though luckily I've never reached the BMI that would label me "obese." I recently moved back to Canada from Japan, the land of miniature people. Living there I became dejected, depressed, and VERY self conscious about my weight. All these things served not to motivate me, but instead led to my eating even less healthy and staying in so I wouldn't have to face all the skinny people. It was horrible! At least I was riding my bicycle everywhere. If not for that I probably would have gained about 20 lbs instead of just 5.

Anyways, I see people here in Canada who are bigger than me sometimes, and I don't feel as depressed. I know I shouldn't think about it in that way, but for some reason, knowing I'm not alone in being overweight is helping to motivate me. I can't do the Biggest Loser kind of bootcamp workouts, but I CAN count my calories and I CAN say no to that ice cream cone, and I CAN force myself to do the Tracy Anderson Mat Method (oh my god, it hurts so much, though) and get on that treadmill at least 4 times a week. I CAN pack a healthy lunch for work and drink crystal light instead of pop. I can even cut down on the amount of coffee I drink, though it might be the hardest task 've set for myself.

So, with all the things I can do, I'm trying not to think of the things I can't do and be positive. Nice to meet you, and if you want, challenge me to do something, and I'll add it to the list of things I can do :)

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