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4/7/12 12:46 A

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So quiet around here lately! I know I don't post much, but I'm an expert lurker, so I have missed reading what is up with everyone.
As for me, weight has been up and down (and up, and down...) since the fall, so at least I have not gained. My mother has, in that time, lost nearly 70 pounds, though - so I'm really trying to use her example to motivate me into action. At the very least, I can no longer blame my weight on genetics, right?!
The stress of life in grad school has been really getting to me, though. I have been debating taking a year off and applying to other programs, as mine is not currently APA accredited and every time it looks like we can apply again, something happens that delays the process - and I had truly believed it would be accredited before I graduate when I enrolled. On top of that, budgetary constraints at the University - and at the local school districts who often contract with our department - have made it increasingly difficult to secure GA funding, and for some reason that I can't wrap my mind around, I was not granted any work study this year (even with an Expected Family Contribution of literally ZERO dollars)... so I'm working more outside the home, spending more time away from my toddler... I'm sure many of you know the drill.
I hope to hear some updates from others, and I do hope you all are well. Happy Easter!

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2/4/12 2:35 P

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I'm so happy to be fully back on track and dropping pounds again. It seems as if I'd been treading water and getting nowhere since September. Exercise is still a challenge, but I'm working on it.

Mistakes are the portals of discovery. - James Joyce


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1/30/12 9:42 A

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This winter has been weird in Minnesota. It has been warm enough on many days to walk comfortably out-of-doors. Yesterday was one of those and it looks as if today will be too.

 
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1/29/12 7:34 P

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Congratulations on finishing the January Jumpstart Challenge. That's an amazing accomplishment!

Mistakes are the portals of discovery. - James Joyce


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1/29/12 7:18 P

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Sounds like you're in a pretty good place! I'm doing okay. Today is my first exercise off-day since the new year. I just completed the January Jumpstart Challenge. For anyone who isn't familiar with it, it required me to workout every day for 4 weeks. Cardio 5 days per week and a toning video every day. It was a great challenge for me and helped me to realize that I've been making excuses not to exercise. Now I know I can always fit something in. But today, I'm enjoying a long overdue off day emoticon

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1/29/12 6:19 P

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I'm starting a new topic for us. Let's use this thread to check in and let everyone know how we're doing. I'll start...

Today was a good diet day - the first in a long time. I feel like at I'm in the early action stages of making some important changes. I'm happy to at least be through the precontemplation and comtemplation stages!

Food was good, but I'm not back on track with exercise yet. And to make matters worse, I pulled am muscle in my back today while cleaning my daughter's room!

How is everyone else doing?

Mistakes are the portals of discovery. - James Joyce


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