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9/11/08 7:17 A

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I work full-time and go to school part-time. So, I pack my breakfast and lunch to eat at work. In the morning I put in what I will be eating for those 2 meals and if I have an idea for dinner, then I can see how many calories I will probably be consuming (and figuring out if there is enough for a snack later in the evening).

As for finding time to workout, I usually go do a video or walk after dinner. It also helps that my 3 year old LOVES Jillian Michaels' (and her 30 day shred workout) so he will force me to go downstairs to the basement to workout with him.

I usually work on my schoolwork (which is the dissertation proposal at the moment) during my lunch hour and in the evening.

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-- Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

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9/3/08 10:55 A

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I also try to block out time for exercise, typically in the morning. It's always hardest to create routine at the beginning of the semester for me, but once I get going it becomes habit.

As for tracking meals, activity, etc. I try to do it during my down time. A few minutes when I need a mental break from reading or writing. I also do it when I'm cooking meals. It helps me be more honest about what I'm eating in the moment.

"Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world."
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9/1/08 11:42 A

I actually schedule the time into my day. I put down actual hours of when I am in class and when I am going to study which subject. I put in my exercise like it is an appointment in my day. I block in some hours of relaxation and I use that time to enter all of my food and water and exercise. It seems to work for me but I am a person that enjoys having a schedule and sticking to it. I hope this gives you some ideas. Good Luck and you will do great.

~ Kristi

"Others may be stronger than you and more talented than you, but they can never out work you. Never Be Carried Off The Field"

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9/1/08 3:30 A

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I took a light course load this summer to give myself a mental break after a very stressful term last spring. I started SP at the end of June. School starts again Tuesday. I'm wondering how those of you who are doing grad school make enough time to exercise and keep track of your eating with SP ... it's been hard enough the past few weeks for me while I've been caught up in family activities. I'm anxious about finding myself in old patterns when the gloom of another Pacific Northwest Fall sets in. Any tips?

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