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SONNENSTRAHL Posts: 21
8/20/08 2:09 P

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Ooops... I'm sure I tried to send a reply to you last time, but now I'm not sure I actually got it out correctly. I don't find the messenging systems on this site very user-friendly. Anyway, I do remember thanking you for listening to my rambles about my diet. So thanks!

Hmmm... I did pretty badly the past week or so. I'm still exercising, though, and I think I may have just maintained my weight, rather than lost any more. I've made a resolution to get back on track today, and so far I'm doing all right. I am down from 138 to around 133, which makes it about a pound a week!

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8/20/08 8:56 A

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How are you holding up? Haven't heard from you in a while, so I thought I'd leave a quick note.

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
-- Mahatma Gandhi

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
-- Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

"Insist on yourself. Never imitate."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson


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SONNENSTRAHL Posts: 21
7/25/08 1:35 A

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Thanks, I realize what good advice that is now! I'm not planning to do a PhD but I would definitely look for someone a bit different if I were. But my supervisor is brilliant and she's an excellent academic, I have to admit. She's also quite a nice person, but we are just so completely different.

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7/24/08 8:45 P

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I went through that during my master's program and let me tell you how fun it wasn't working with someone like that. There were pros and cons. I wasn't the only advisee having problems so I wasn't alone and the professor is no longer teaching at that university.

Here's my advice - obviously pick someone with the same area of interest but also look at whether or not your professor has earned tenure yet or is on track to obtain it. If they're pushing to publish then they have less time for their students. Just something to look at when deciding on a major professor. The one I have now for my doctorate is fantastic and a complete 180 from what I had before.

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7/21/08 12:31 P

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Thus far I've been lucky to have had an adviser whom I got along with great back in my Masters program. I haven't selected my mentor in my Ph.D. program yet, but I need to in the first month or two of next semester. I am deathly afraid of having a big personality conflict with whoever I choose.



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SONNENSTRAHL Posts: 21
7/21/08 12:27 P

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So true! We have a bit of a personality clash, so there's a big pro, but it also makes it way easier for me to avoid her...

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7/21/08 12:27 P

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So true! We have a bit of a personality clash, so there's a big pro, but it also makes it way easier for me to avoid her...

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7/21/08 12:25 P

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"my advisor has left the continent!"

Now that is a situation with lots of pros and cons! HA!



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SONNENSTRAHL Posts: 21
7/21/08 12:20 P

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Thanks! That sounds like a good idea. I'm finishing my literature review for my thesis at the moment, and I'm also lacking accountability in that (my advisor has left the continent!) so I can so imagine myself sleeping till noon everyday and rarely leaving the house. :)

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SONNENSTRAHL Posts: 21
7/21/08 12:19 P

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Thanks! That sounds like a good idea. I'm finishing my literature review for my thesis at the moment, and I'm also lacking accountability in that (my advisor has left the continent!) so I can so imagine myself sleeping till noon everyday and rarely leaving the house. :)

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7/21/08 7:26 A

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I would love to be of assistance. If you want we can e-mail (daily, weekly, whatever you prefer), and help each otehr stay on track. I just started cracking down hard again on my dissertation proposal which means I have less time for yoga/swimming/walking. Let me know what you think. emoticon

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
-- Mahatma Gandhi

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
-- Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

"Insist on yourself. Never imitate."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson


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7/19/08 3:54 P

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I would be glad to help in any way I can. ;-)

John K.
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SONNENSTRAHL Posts: 21
7/19/08 1:58 P

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Hi everyone! My name's Lisa, I'm an MA student in history and I'm trying to lose the 25(!) pounds that I put on in the first year of grad school. I find the grad school life just fatal to my health - I ate too much in my first year due to stress, I sat around all day reading, and I was diagnosed with depression in the winter and a side effect of my medication is weight gain. In fact, I gained 20 pounds in about a month after starting to take anti-depressants!

I managed to get things under control in the summer, largely due to living in a house with friends, but they're going home in August. Leaving me with one roommate who eats nothing but junk and drinks A LOT, which is not a good inspiration! I'm sure I'm going to backslide once I'm alone all the time, so I'd love a buddy or something to be accountable to!

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