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8/24/08 6:27 P

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Well, I don't drink but I used too. Actually, the reason I quit drinking was for the same reasons you mention. It really is not worth it. And I don't really think you need people to "think you are drinking." I mean, think about it. Who cares if they think you are drinking. You should find places to hang out where you can enjoy yourself without drinking. I am not a conventional student so I can't really speak about the parties or anything (but there was plenty of parties when I was in the Army and I was not a pretty sight after some of them). Now I do my school year around at Mt. Olive in a one night a week program. I do one class at a time but the entire class is packed into 5 weeks. It is difficult. It is crazy though because so many people talk about starting a new semester and I have never stopped. It was school straight through the summer. I can't wait till this summer though because I will be graduating in May!!!!! Then I will get to take a summer off. After that I will be working on my Master's but I will do most of that online. So, as for the parties and stuff I don't really have to deal with it. I am just a single mom that goes to school once a week. I really don't even hang out much with the people in my class. Well, good luck with everything. I wish the best of luck with not drinking. Just remember, if you can't have fun doing it sober then it is probably something you shouldn't be doing to start with. I learned that one the hard way...LOL.


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8/23/08 7:05 P

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I'm not really nervous about the weightloss or rather weightgain.. As I am with the new transition to school.. As for your question about the drinking, just do everything in moderaion..If you know that your drinking can be excessive and that it leads to other bad habits then cut it out.Focus on gaining control of certain things before you jump into the next big hoop. Like for me, I am living 45 minutes outside of campus, which means I have to pack a lunch..So that is my focus, making sure that I stock myself with my necessities, so that I do not fall on the wayside with my goals..
I also have to get into the groove of working out, but luckily there is a gym that is in my apartment, so I can put in an hour before I go to bed and still feel like I have made progress... I hope that helps..

My nerves are more of being in a new place. I have lived by myself before, but I had the people I grew up with around me,this is the first time I am truly on my own and starting over and it is definitely a little stressful. I am nervous about how everything is going to turn out...But I think that it will be okay, I just want school to start so that I can get into a routine..


"If you must begin then go all the way, because if you begin and quit, the unfinished business you have left behind begins to haunt you all the time."
Chogyam Trungpa

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Goal: 25/25/25 (pushups/crunches/squats) every day

Goal: Be mindful of my portion intake

Goal: Drink 8 glasses of water a day

Goal: Be happy with being me!

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8/23/08 11:04 A

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So the new fall semester and perhaps it has already begun for some people is very very closse....and whats no secret about college starting up is all the parties :P I'm really nervous because my friends really enjoy drinking, and i do too. However drinking gets out of hand, and it totally deters my weight loss. I go overboard, i'm hungover, i eat what i want and i dont work out. I guess i'm just wondering if anyone else out there is as nervous as i am?!?!? and advice?!?!! my mom already told me that she used to go to bars and just order selzter/tonic water with a twist of lime or bring a diet coke so people THINK your drinking. Let's talk!

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