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5/12/07 3:02 P

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Yippee for finished finals and passing classes!!! I hope to be making the same celebration in about a week!

Vocatus atque non vocatus, Deus aderit
Called or uncalled, God is present.
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5/11/07 9:46 P

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Took my last final today and it feels sooooo good! I know I got A's and B's in all of my classes and I've got a cross country trip planned on the way over to my summer physical therapy clinical in Salem, OR. Yay for not flunking out of grad school.

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5/9/07 9:44 P

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I'll join you in trying to bring back the forum. This is my last week of my first semester and I cannot wait until it is over. Then I have to go out of town for work next week and will have one week to recover before my summer session starts. Deep breath emoticon

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5/9/07 11:32 A

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I'm on a mission to bring back the Graduate Students Group Forum. This is a great place for us to share in general, across locations, disciplines, and places in our program. It's a place just to share, greet new folks, etc.
I'll start. Today I had a quite literal slip of the hand. I drink tea English style, and instead of adding my usual 2tbsp of half and half, I just poured, and now I have no idea how much cream I've just imbibed. Whoops. Anybody else still having those absent-minded, bad eating habit moments?
I have a presentation today on the book Welcome to the Desert of the Real by Slavoj Zizek. Very interesting book. Anybody read it? What did you think?
Come on, let's bring back the forum!

Vocatus atque non vocatus, Deus aderit
Called or uncalled, God is present.
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3/6/07 3:10 P

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Welcome to all...

I've encountered a bit of a blip which I think is coming back to normal. I've been pretty good about managing the stress but had a really bad week last week and throw dating in there...oh man...

So I'm going back to the coping mechs that I started the semester with and made me feel really good, have the energy and all. But I have noticed a change in my attitude and it has seeped over to my school work (this is a positive thing). So I'm grateful for my path.

Happy Tuesday to all. :o)


"For the way to what is near is always longest and that is what is hard for us humans." -Martin Heidegger

"Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used."

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2/17/07 12:04 P

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Hi, CP--I'm a PhD student at UW-Madison, too, although this semester I'm visiting MIT with my advisor. I'm in the sociology department. I put on quite a bit of weight in my first two years of grad school, and then I lost 55 pounds in my third year with a combination of diet/exercise and then online WW. I like SP better than WW, though--I just switched over here about a month ago because I was tired of paying for maintenance.

Good luck with your weight and health goals!

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2/17/07 12:08 A

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I just wanted to introduce myself. I joined Spark about a week ago and love it so far. I am a phd student at the Univeristy of Wisconsin (UW)- Madison working towards a degree in mathematics education with an emphasis on learning sciences. I also work at the univeristy supervising mathematics education junior high student teachers and I also work on a research project at Wisconsin Center for Educational Research. I am just starting my second semester at the UW but I have already put on quite a few pounds. So now I am trying to get them off, back to where I was, eventually, but my ultimate goal in the process is to change my lifestyle and eating habits. I also started a UW Madison sparkteam after seeing that there was not one yet.

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Hey all, just plugging away here. I got a hoemwork assignment back from a proff last night, he failed me! I could not believe it. We had to write a lit review of a communication theory, so I used what is part of the basis of my thesis which was approved by three tenured proffs and this jack @#$%$#@ failed me! I could not bleieve it. He is "teaching" the course on research methods, but all he teaches about is conspiricay theories and hoaxes on the internet!

Sorry for the vent but I am still pissed!

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2/9/07 4:15 P

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Hi, Tanajo! I'm a sociology grad student at UW-Madison, although I'm at MIT this semester with my advisor. Good luck with SP!

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2/8/07 2:44 P

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Hi I'm new to this group. I just started Spark and I am enjoying it so far. It's really keeping me accountable for my foods and exercise.
I am trying to stay below the max of 1500 calories a day that the site recommends but so far, I've only made it two days in the past week. I am going to push to make it today.
I am doing FIRM workouts Mon, Thurs, Fri, and Sat. ALl the workouts except for Friday are cardio and weights. Friday is just abs.
I am a grad student duing a dual program between University of Wisconsin Whitewater and UW Madison in Educational Administration. I want to be a principal at the high school level. Currently I am a full time teacher and only taking one class this semester.

I just wanted to say HI!

Everything tastes as good as thin feels, that is why I am not thin. LOL :p


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2/5/07 12:05 P

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Hi there...

Looks like it's a busy semester for us all...I know I've only come for air a couple of times, which in a sense feels good, but when you do come up you wonder when that new Walmart was built and hey...wasn't there a gas station on that corner? ;o)

I've been able to keep up my workouts in the midst of this all...I'm going on 10 days of exericse in a row..and have been making these vitamin smoothies in the morning which I think is helping me maintain my health and energy.

This semester I'm also going to remember to self-care...getting the pedi/manis...working out...keeping my car clean...all the things that help me feel more human.

Hope all are having a good monday and enjoying this new phase of learning.

and wow...defense...that word seems so very far away...way to go!!

"For the way to what is near is always longest and that is what is hard for us humans." -Martin Heidegger

"Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used."

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1/26/07 7:13 P

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Hello all,
WHat a wonderful group!!. I just started my second semester of my second year of law school. I have to sit on my but almost every hour of every day. My main comfort comes from rewarding myself with sushi and Godiva... and other more horrible things. But anwyay, Im glad to be apart of a team that understands what I am going through. I'm here to support too!!

 
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We shall see. I think that I am in good shape and have a plan! Just gotta keep going...

The plan is to finish the paper by Feb 28 then I have a month to work on the defense, comprehensive exams in early april, submit the final thesis in late april, one more project to turn in in early May and I am DONE!

Edited by: SSILLS at: 1/26/2007 (14:49)
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1. Stop munching
2. Exercise on the weekends
3. Continue with my weekday training (MFW weights/cardio, TR cardio)
4. Save a little time each day for me to just be.

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wow, defending at the end of March! That should be cool to coast throught the rest of the semester having that out of the way!

"Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet"
Albert Einstein as quoted in Jane Goodall''s book Harvest for Hope


 
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Hey all, sorry I have not been in lately, I have bearly logged on much less post...my thesis feels like it is moving along. I need to get with my committee and try to pick up the pace but I should be ready to defend at the end of March.

I started my last class last week, emperical research methods - I cannot figure out why I have to take the class, since my thesis is original research but that should make for an easier semester...

My 2007 goals - To get back on track!
1. Stop munching
2. Exercise on the weekends
3. Continue with my weekday training (MFW weights/cardio, TR cardio)
4. Save a little time each day for me to just be.

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Hey all...

Today's the first day of another semester and this one is going to kick my butt...but I did this to myself so I have nothing to complain about. I extended my schooling by 2 years (yes, I am that crazy) to do some more research and ultimately get a better internship and job opps...so this is my second time of last full semester of classes...after this just a couple electives and a gazillion hours of disertation and research for the next year and a half.
Trick this semester is to take care of myself better...I kind of gave myself to the school process last time, body and all...so time to take some of my power back, so to speak.

Hope everyone is fairing well so far...and welcome to all...I've found this a great place for support during this unique time in our lives.

"For the way to what is near is always longest and that is what is hard for us humans." -Martin Heidegger

"Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used."

Goals:
155 by March 28
exercise and cal streak
daily self pep talk
serial bikram yoga classes (19 before March 29)


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1/20/07 3:43 A

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There was a time that I thought that I would get up at the crack of dawn and go to the gym before I began my day...what was I thinking!? I was never one to set up exercise equipment in my house, but we bought an aliptical machine...and actually use it. I like having it at the house b/c I can just jump on it whenever I feel like it. That helps so much when I'm studing at home and need a break.

"Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet"
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I need a piece of software that converts pdf texts of journal articles to voices that I can then load into my IPod for on the bike/elliptical. I would get so much more of my reading don that way....

(Hi, 40yo PhD student in education policy - this is my 3rd year so I'm almost done with classes, but this semester I'm taking 2, teaching 1, 20 hour per week researc assistant and 20 hour a week job that pays real money, so exercise is a tight squeeze.)




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Hello! I'm new to the team, but not new to Graduate School. I just started my 3rd (and FINAL) year as a Grad Student at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. I am getting my masters in early childhood education (preK-4). Just thought I'd drop in and say "Hi!"

Rachele from Tennessee

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the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment."
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1/10/07 9:22 A

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See that's the way to get in our exercise and study at the same time. emoticon

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I had my first class last night and there is a ton of reading. I have many appts that I have to wait around for today. I will think of you while I do laps around the various offices, book in hand!

"Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet"
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Actually it's a bus, a commuter coach line - like a Greyhound but not LOL
I could still be knocking other commuters in the head while running up and down though.

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LOL, Now all I will picture is you running up and down the train (it is a train, right?), book in hand...maybe accidentally whacking people in the head....hahahahahaha.

Hey, whatever it takes to get to a healthy new you!

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Thanks for the warm welcome.
I can't believe I start in 2 weeks, I am so excited!

Too bad I can't workout on my commute. Maybe I can run up and down the bus aisle while reading? LOL

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We have heard it time and again on this site: make time for yourself, schedule an appt to workout...it's so true! I work full time and go to school full time and if I don't put it in, I won't do it!

I thikn the commute would be great time to make sure you get you study time in!

"Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet"
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Good luck, Lori.

I also work full time in addition to full time classes. I am starting my last semester, the only advice is not to spread our self to thin (a pun?). And take it one day at a time...

My 2007 goals - To get back on track!
1. Stop munching
2. Exercise on the weekends
3. Continue with my weekday training (MFW weights/cardio, TR cardio)
4. Save a little time each day for me to just be.

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Luck14,
It is great that you are going back to school and I wish you the best of luck getting in you 5-7 workouts at the Y. It stinks that your commute is so long. That would drive me crazy.
Best of luck on the 22nd!
Brenda

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Hi there - I'm new to this team and new to grad school, but not to SP.

I am a bit apprehensive about starting school and being able to eat properly and workout. Besides working full-time and raising a family, I also have a 2 hour commute to work daily (which I slept during but know will have to read and study)
I am going back to school after 17 years EEK!
it will be all distance education and I am only taking 2 classes per semester, but I know it will be tough.
I hope I will be able to continue at the Y 5 - 7 times a week and the classes I signed up for. I hope it won't be too much.
I start classes on 1/22

Lori

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Yesrday I wanted to go to campus to get my books and such for classes next week...my finacial aid hasn't come in! I flipping out! I use the credit for books! ARRRGH!

I went right home and got the frustrations out on the elliptical machine...I may be on to something here...heehee.

"Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet"
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RLGS73 - I am with you on starting over, it just seemed like I need to get back to basics - water, calories and workouts...just hte little things that add up.

Good luck to you too!

My 2007 goals - To get back on track!
1. Stop munching
2. Exercise on the weekends
3. Continue with my weekday training (MFW weights/cardio, TR cardio)
4. Save a little time each day for me to just be.

Starting weight 231 (2/27/06)

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The thesis seems to be the hardest to get rolling with for me. Great for you to be able to submit some work first off this semester...and your last one! Yea for you!

I started my Spark over and I'm back in stage 1. I thought I would try a clean slate for the New year and the new semester.

"Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet"
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Hey all, so I finished another semester and am getting ready for my last one. I have been working like crazy over break on my thesis and think I am moving along rather well - I plan to submit ch 2 (lit review) and 3 (methodology) to my committee by the end of the month. I should be finishing data collection this week and begin the coding and analysis by the middle of the month!

In any case I also fee like i am starting spark all over again...so here it goes!

My 2007 goals - To get back on track!
1. Stop munching
2. Exercise on the weekends
3. Continue with my weekday training (MFW weights/cardio, TR cardio)
4. Save a little time each day for me to just be.

Starting weight 231 (2/27/06)

09/10/07 goal 202
10/31/07 goal 185


 
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I'm a newbie too. I'm studying Speech Language Pathology and looking forward to my fluency and aphasia classes as well as to beginning my clinical hours.

I work out in the mornings at the university gym because I am in class (and soon clinic) all day and then I teach in the evening.

Happy New Year!
Angela

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Hello everyone...here is to a new year and a week to get my act together before a new semester!

I am hoping by doing my workout in the morning, I will get it out of the way. I can't imagine that afternoon workouts will fit my evening class schedule.

I am taking Ethics this semester and hope to have some lively conversation. I hope the class isn't a dud (quiet), I like a good argument. Anyone taking some interesting classes this semester?

Happy New Year, Renee

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I've finally found a little time and courage to check in. I finished the semester and am just happy that I survived...I know next semester is going to kick my butt, but at least I don't have projects to do...just internship stuff and general studying.

SSILLS...it is diffiucult, and I don't envy you having to encorporate another being into your grad school world. But something I found worked for me is just allowing myself to have fun with my friends. It made it so much easier to work when I felt like I wasn't sacrificing time with my loved ones for school. You know what I mean? The smiles you get from the people who love you can help you push through those tough spots. I have the best friends ever...I swear. :)

Edited by: JHIGHER at: 12/18/2006 (12:28)
"For the way to what is near is always longest and that is what is hard for us humans." -Martin Heidegger

"Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used."

Goals:
155 by March 28
exercise and cal streak
daily self pep talk
serial bikram yoga classes (19 before March 29)


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Hey all, sorry i have not posted for a while. Things got crazy between a trip to Amsterdam and finals and work.

I totally argee with you JHIGHER, I really struggled last semester and I am approaching my final semseter. SO my holiday break will be devoted to my thesis projcts, which really needs to get going. The hard part is going to be next week. My husband is taking the week off, because he has so much vacation time...so that will be a distraction in the evenings...It really just comes down to finding balance between all of our different responsibilites and "hats"!

My 2007 goals - To get back on track!
1. Stop munching
2. Exercise on the weekends
3. Continue with my weekday training (MFW weights/cardio, TR cardio)
4. Save a little time each day for me to just be.

Starting weight 231 (2/27/06)

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Communion is a freebie emoticon emoticon

To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world - Unknown

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speaking of balance...I find that is my greatest challenge in the grad school journey. In its' essence the process demands passion, ambition and devotion...things that don't lend themselves to balance very easily. The lesson of prioritization has been most difficult for me, what I think should come first as opposed to what should really come first are sometimes very different things.

"For the way to what is near is always longest and that is what is hard for us humans." -Martin Heidegger

"Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used."

Goals:
155 by March 28
exercise and cal streak
daily self pep talk
serial bikram yoga classes (19 before March 29)


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i'm right there with you! i really need to spend some quality time in the archives...but i still haven't made it up there. i'm planning on tomorrow for a few hours before class and then most of the day on friday. i think i've hit some sort of a mid-program slump with my classes...hopefully next semester will be better!

It's the little things that separate the good from the great ~ Bob Schneider


 
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I hear what you mean... it's kinda silly, but I feel like I'm cheating myself when I don't put my all into a class. Here I'm paying 2K for the class, and I'm skating by, seems silly. There just aren't enough hours in the day to do everything... and have a social life, and work, and exercise, and study, and have fun....

Balance... sometimes it's like we are on top of the alps, and one wrong move can send us tumbling... (ie waking up late one morning).... I guess it's more yoga for me ;)

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I need to confess. I've been doing great today with nutrition and exercise, but horribly with my academic work. I slept way late. I did do both cardio and strength exercise, and I'm right on with my food, save that lunch and breakfast had to become one meal today. But I've done only minimal research for my papers, and I feel so unproductive and like the day has been wasted. But the night is young, and I will do some work. I just have to make sure I don't throw off my food in a working frenzy. Thanks for letting me vent!

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I'm issuing a challeng to my fellow grad students. I'm a seminary student getting my M.Div, and part of worship classes is communion. One day it's a wafer and a sip of wine, another day it's bread and grape juice. Today it was bread, grape juice, cheese and olives. How on earth does one track the nutrition of communion? Sometimes its negligible calorie factor, but sometimes its not. And its not like I can insult my classmates by refusing. It may be a moot point, but it still has me wondering. What is the calorie content of the Lord's Supper?

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I know that is holds true for me. I often find myself eating when I'm really just tired and a nap would do me more good.

On the bright side, my bf and I have been walking every night followed by a few minutes of stretching. I really helps get me ready for bed and sleeping, making that part of my day easier. Otherwise I have troubles falling a sleep. Now staying asleep is another matter.

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I have that same problem...I just read an article that I found pretty interesting and applicable...

said that when people eat at times such as these it is because they are not allowing themselves the proper rest...so eating gives you the break you need, consciously acknowledged or not...

when I'm writing I tend to want to work...a lot...and may not listen to what my body needs...work is prioritized but our brains need to recognize that there are other parts attached that need attention too. lol

don't know...just something to think about

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btw I just noticed we have the same starting weight and goal weight - that's cool :)

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Hehe I don't think my partner would appreciate that as it's her chocolate really ;) It would seem like such a waste. I could do that and try to leave the rest for her to eat! I had some low cal hot chocolate so hopefully that will keep the cravings at bay and then I can make a nice tofu and vegetable omelette with baked potato for dinner.

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Cut a tiny little piece of chocolate for yourself to eat and then before you eat it, throw the rest of the chocolate away and pour detergent all over it so you won't be tempted to eat it. Then savor your square.

Good luck with the cravings and the book. I always get the worst munchies during finals. I've managed to wean myself off of chocolate and now eat sugar-free chocolate pudding instead (less calories).

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Hi guys,

I'm working on a book proposal at the moment - for the book of my thesis - it's for a fellowship where I'd get paid for a year to work on my book which would be amazing. The problem is I'm having a day where I just want to eat junk food all day! It's always worst when I'm working from home and trying to do something really tough. I had some crisps (chips for Americans!) with my lunch and some yoghurt coated strawberry pieces and I will still be within my calorie range, but there's chocolate in the kitchen and that's what I really want!

Any advice on how to avoid the temptation??

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I've had much of the same experience in working with groups recently...maybe a preview to the challenges in our professional life when our colleagues act like monkies. emoticon

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I hear ya'll on the group work thing. Seems like we've had to do A LOT in grad school. and none of us like it!!!!

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I guess I can look at it like a Zen exercise. My mantra is :"play nice with others. They can't help being dumb..."

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I am having the same problem! All I do in Grad school is group work. It is driving me crazy. It just may be the biggest part of Grad school that is stressing me out. I am glad to know I am not alone.

 
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I have more group work in grad school than I ever did in high school or college and it annoys the heck out of me as well. Last year wasn't too bad because I had awesome people in my groups but this year it's been hit-or-miss.

2 weeks left! And hopefully you won't have to work with them again!

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Oh, I hope your dog is feeling better. Our vet always sends meds home! Good that you have an emergency for animals near you.

I have a group project due in 2 weeks. We met yesterday and it was the biggest waste of time! They don't have any clue and I feel like it is all up to me. I thought people were more responsible in higher education. I thought I was done with the group grade crap in HS!

GRRRR...thanks for letting me vent.

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I'm so glad your huskie is doing ok. What a brave puppy for putting up with no pain meds!

Hope you get some rest over the short break.

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Hello all...

had a research meeting today (we're writing a proposal for our pilot project) and I was so tired I literally couldn't speak. Thank goodness there is a woman with which I have semi-bonded and she was my "translator." lol

My husky is recovering from her surgery which was quite the event. For some reason the vet didn't send me home with pain meds and I had to take her to emergency care that night....could you imagine having had surgery with no pain killers afterwards? Craziness. I think a few more days of her staggering around and hoping she'll feel a lot better.

Hope all are doing well and gearing up for the t-giving break..short as it may be...it's still a break.

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wow, I'm so glad to have found a group like this! I am currently an MSW student through the cohort program with UTA and WTAMU here in Canyon, Texas. I'm working on my second field placemetn, a 500 hour block, in addition to working full time, going to classes, and trying to have a life! I am type 2 diabetic, and my blood sugars have not been the best. I need to get some weight off, reduce some stress, and make it to graduation in Dec. '07!!!

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School accounts for a huge amount of the stress in my life right now. With thesis and then my four other classes sometimes it justseems impossible! Just going to keep plugging away.

 
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With puppy surgery looming I'd have a hard time concentrating too! You'll have to tell us how it goes. I hope that after the surgery everything will come back to it's normalcy.

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Having a super crappy day...not necessarily a product of school issues (well...financial aide is at the heart of my stresses) but is really hard to sit in class when my mind is very much elsewhere. My husky is having surgery tomorrow morning and I have to drive her to LA (from fresno) at 3 am. All just seems very exhausting and overwhelming.

sorry for the downer post but it's just where I am at the moment :(

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The main transformer on our campus blew a fuse Sunday night and power wasn't restored until late Monday night. No classes on Monday. I decided to take the day off and catch up on some things around the house, especially since I was gone over the weekend. But overall it'll be a short week, as I'm going to NYC this Friday. Just me and a couple of girlfriends. Never been there, so I'm very excited.

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Just stopping in to say hello. I've been a member of SP for about a year now and am down to those last pesky 15 lbs.

I'm in my last year of a masters program and I have to say that the stress of the semester is starting to wear on me as well.

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My weekend was rather exhausting, although I did not get any work done. Instead, I attended a workshop for spanish immersion. It was fun, I learned a lot. Now I am getting sick and just want to lay in bed all day.

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Jhigher, my weekend has been unproductive as well. Sigh. At least I did get a run, but I wish I was closer to done with my work! The emergency run to campus library this evening (2 hours) didn't help get stuff done.

Hi RLGS73! Good job on being discipled!!

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RLGS73...good for you on being so disciplined in school work and your program...

this weekend has been very non-productive on all accounts. trying not to beat myself over it and just let it be...sometimes thats just the way it is...yes?

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I'm alone in the house today. Hopefully that will motivate me to get some work done. I have plans to go shopping in the next hour, so that's out of the way. It's rainy here so I won't be tempted to get out. I have my healthy snacks set up by the computer and I have planned a "lunch break" with exercise.

We all know what happens to the best intentions....we'll see.

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I can't wait until break. I was ready for it this week. Of course, I'll be writing and meeting with colleagues all week, but at least I won't be working!

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Writing writing and more writing....

We are all lurching toward a break as well. It should be good considering I have 2 major papers due before thanksgiving. Will make for a relaxing vacation for real.

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Hello All,

just wanted to drop in and say hi to everybody and introduce myself a little. I'm in the 4th year of a PhD in Computer Science. I'm hoping to be done by the end of my 5th year, but we'll see. I really enjoy what I do , but the hours sometimes become almost too much. And my advisor is always driving me crazy.

Glad to find that there are others in similar circumstances as myself and I hope I can be of support to everybody here.

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Definately. Just another 5 weeks or so here and we are done!

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Just wanted to check in with you all...

Don't know if anyone else feels this way...but doesn't this feel like the "hump day" time of the semester? Seems like many others around me are lagging on energy...looking forward to a break...any kind of break.

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Hey all, I have not checked in in quite a while. I think I got a little depressed with my husbandbeing sick and spraining my ankle. The lack of workouts, which I have determiend is really me time, has been difficult. But i am starting to get back on track. I have a three day weekendand now that the election is over, I can really get started on the data collection for my thesis...Welcome to all the newcomers!

My 2007 goals - To get back on track!
1. Stop munching
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3. Continue with my weekday training (MFW weights/cardio, TR cardio)
4. Save a little time each day for me to just be.

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That sounds like so much fun! I always wanted to start over and become a librarian!

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welcome librarian Jen!

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Hello! I introduced myself in the PhD thread. I just started a PhD in Library Science, focusing on school libraries and youth services, and I'm trying to undo the damage I did to my health in my master's program. Then, I need to lose the weight I gained from moving and being homesick. This looks like a great group, and one that understands when people disappear for a few days because of school.

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Hello everyone! I haven't been very active in this forum as of yet but I figure it's time to start. I'm trying to get the ball rolling on some quality thesis time but my brain is still in "AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH NO WORK!" mode. It's frustrating, not to mention I've hit a wall and cannot find participants. I'm climbing the walls but hey, such is the life of a graduate student I suppose.

I hope you're all having more productive days than I. emoticon

 
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I agree. THe extra political games and requirements are nuts in doctoral programs!

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RLGS73...see that's the kind of thing that is just so unique to our experience (or maybe not and I have to think that way to justify the hazing). It's not so much the crazy amounts of work because a lot of people work a ton...it's those hurdles and hoops that are placed in o-so-the right place at o-so-the right time that will kick your butt...and for me...that is what really puts a hinderance on my weight loss efforts...but I guess it's all about learning to deal...yes?

have a great day

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IUKIKA, my DH is doing graduate work in film production and he is constantly watching movies for "research"...tough life! LOL

I'm registering for spring today. My advisor is usless. I want to take an elective out of sequence and he freaks out...it's ethics you wacko! Not for nothing but I had a double major of philosophy and psychology in my undergrad and I have been working in the field for 10 years. GRRRR! He is claiming I'm living in a fantasy of completing the program early. If he is going to stonewall me like this, of course! GRRRR!

I'm going to the dept chair today and seeing if se will sign off for me. I'm just making friends where ever I go...lalala!


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Welcome Iukika and Jhigher!

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IUKIKA...that is so funny...I was going to try and seek you out and tell you about the main thread as it seems it sees more action. emoticon

I have a friend who got her PhD in education with it's basis in online communities and teaching...very interesting stuff.

Alright...off to walk the husky as she's been giving me the evil eye for a good hour now. LOL



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Well I must be following you around JHIGHER! LOL Seems that when I go somewhere you have just posted!

I wanted to join in on the main thread to share thoughts about dieting while doing my PhD. It's been difficult for me since 6-7 years ago I injured my back and had cut way back on the exercise! UGH! Gained weight and now I sit for hours reading, writing etc.

I'm in Media Psychology mostly interested in Online Communities and Cinema. Odd combination I know, but some of my interests also relate to Conceptual Art and Non Linear storytelling...as the daughter of my advisor said to him recently..you mean you teach people how get paid to watch movies? I thought that was very apropo! LOL

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Hey all...

I'm newish to the group. I'm in my 5th year of my Phd in Clinical Psych with Neuropsych/Forensic emphasis. I recently moved to Fresno from Venice Beach/Santa Monica to do some research and finish out the program (what we will do for a good internship...yes?) emoticon

My struggle has been in adjusting to a new town which is DRASTICALLY different than the one in which I was living and loving for the last 4 years. The opportunity for movement/exercise isn't even close to being the same and the culture here isn't quite on the healthy band wagon as of yet. I know I sound pessemisitc...which is unlike me, but with school getting more competetive it's difficult not having my awesome friends around for support...ya know what I mean?
So I gained 20 or so pounds over the last year and need to get it off. I figure you all understand the craziness that is grad school...

hope all are having a great day!

"For the way to what is near is always longest and that is what is hard for us humans." -Martin Heidegger

"Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used."

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155 by March 28
exercise and cal streak
daily self pep talk
serial bikram yoga classes (19 before March 29)


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11/6/06 10:32 A

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Thats great, Renee! I am just about to go workout now.

Have a great day, everyone!

"A tiny spark of fire has the power to burn down a whole city." The Buddha

"Any effort, no matter how small, will be rewarded." Tommy Deters, Fit TV


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Good Morning all,

I was writing late into the night and still got up in enough time to do my workout before work. Hopefully I will be able to keep this up on the days I have classes.

Have a good one, Renee

"Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet"
Albert Einstein as quoted in Jane Goodall''s book Harvest for Hope


 
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For me, the balance in tenuous, at best. I stumble sometimes, but I know that every moment can be fresh and new, if I take advantage of it.

Kristina

"A tiny spark of fire has the power to burn down a whole city." The Buddha

"Any effort, no matter how small, will be rewarded." Tommy Deters, Fit TV


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Hello all, Just found you guys...

I'm returning to schooll after several years off. I'm a first year Masters of Social Work. This will be my 2nd MS and my first one that I am focused on balancing life, too. My last degree I was focused on that in my bubble world of classes and writing. This time I am married, work full time and school with an internship (of course).

I'm hoping to keep motivated to get out of the computer chair once in a while and stop snacking on junk! Sounds like all of you are quite busy, too. How do you keep the balance?

Renee

"Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet"
Albert Einstein as quoted in Jane Goodall''s book Harvest for Hope


 
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Hey all, just checking in. Things have been pretty crazy apart from the middle of the semester. My husband had kidney stones, that involved a few major medical procedures, then last week I thgouht that I just tweaked my ankle. Turns out is is a 5 degree sprain possible fracture, and six weeks in a walking cast! Ugh, no exercise for 2 weeks, so I have one week to go and then the doc and I can discuss workouts...on the birghter side it should give me time to work on homewokr nad my thesis!

My 2007 goals - To get back on track!
1. Stop munching
2. Exercise on the weekends
3. Continue with my weekday training (MFW weights/cardio, TR cardio)
4. Save a little time each day for me to just be.

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09/10/07 goal 202
10/31/07 goal 185


 
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10/26/06 11:20 A

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Just saying hi to everyone. HI!!!
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Hey all, after surfing through groups I lucked on this one.

I'm a 24 year old social/cultural anthropology masters student at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. I'm an injured distance runner just trying to keep off those pounds that try to creep up now that I'm unable to run (15 weeks and counting. Eep). Other than running my life centers around my animals, 2 ponies, 5 rats, 3 Campbell dwarf hamsters, 2 Syrian hamsters, 2 mice, a boxer, 5 kitties and an albino African clawed frog. They keep me on my toes. emoticon

Anyway, that's my little introduction. I look forward to chatting/venting with you all. emoticon

 
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Hi Keriis and Heidi! Welcome to the group :)

The singer is nothing without the song. Don't hesitate to be the composer.


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WOW Heidi,
You have made some great progress with your weight loss! Congrats! I started this program also after being told to lose weight by my doctor as well. So, you're not alone.
Michelle

"No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main." John Donne

"A happiness that is sought for ourselves alone can never be found: for a happiness that is diminished by being shared is not big enough to make us happy." Thomas Merton

"The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind." Dr. Wayne D


 
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Hello everyone.... I just joined the group. I'm from philadelphia and am Attending Penn State. I am working on my MBA, and getting healthier.

What motivated me to start loosing weight was my docotr's blunt comments that made me really mad.... but now, I am just feeling better and better every day. I strive to continue the trend.

Heidi



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Hi everyone. I'm new! It's nice to find a group that appreciates just how busy life as a grad student can get.

I'm a 3rd year PharmD student (that's Doctor of Pharmacy for those who don't know). I just had the meeting today that will begin the process of setting up my experiential rotations, and to say I'm stressed is an understatement.

I work an internship at a Kroger pharmacy, and FYI, all you do in a pharmacy during downtime is EAT. I gained about 12 pounds in a year, and have lost a few, but I'm still not back to my goal weight. Hopefully the support here will help!

Goals: 138 by Oct 27 for Halloween Party, 130 by New Year's Eve.


Charlotte: "I just know no matter how good I feel about myself, if I see Christy Turlington, I just wanna give up."

Miranda: "Well I just want to tie her down and force feed her lard, but that''s the difference between you and me."


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ssils, it seems like you're getting organized, good for you! keep that momentum going for as long as you can. there's always down time, but revel in the up time. i handed in my lit review last week and am feeling great. starting on chapter 3 (materials and methods) today!!!

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welcome szedler!

"A tiny spark of fire has the power to burn down a whole city." The Buddha

"Any effort, no matter how small, will be rewarded." Tommy Deters, Fit TV


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I just joined your team:-) -- here's a brief brief of my goals:

Like many of you I work at an "institution" and am fully committed (to what exactly I'm not sure, in fact sometimes I'm not sure what kind of institution it is:-)) I guess I'm on a thesis diet -- trying to finish my degree and lose weight (50-60lbs) at the same time..just like the rest of you....except for the fact that I'm an emotional eater, the match is quite synergistic, as it plays to my procrastination strength.... because I can procrastinate on my thesis by exercizing/playing around on SP/eating healthy and procrastinate on my weight loss by working on my thesis.....

Looking forward to meeting you all:-)






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Hey all. Welcome Jim!

So tonight I laid out my thesis, inserting the title, dedications, etc pages. I also took the paper that I worte last year that is serving as my lit review nad put that in, but took out the pieces that are irrelevant at this point. So I actually feel like I am on my way.

It looks as though there is a group forming to study for comps in the spring so I guess that will pick up before Christmas. I can't beleive it the semester is almost half way over already!

My 2007 goals - To get back on track!
1. Stop munching
2. Exercise on the weekends
3. Continue with my weekday training (MFW weights/cardio, TR cardio)
4. Save a little time each day for me to just be.

Starting weight 231 (2/27/06)

09/10/07 goal 202
10/31/07 goal 185


 
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Hi Jim! Welcome to the group. Congrats on getting through the GRE, and good luck with your applications!

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