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  • v no profile image RUNROZERUN
    Hi Team Buddy. Congrats upon your emoticon

    Here's to continued Spark success as you move forward.

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    SP Class of Dec. 19-25, 2010, Team Leader
    3730 days ago
    How are things over there? I wanted to check in on each and every one of my friends today and see how everyone is doing! Are you making progress? Remember that progress can mean a lot of different things-- from weight lost to muscle gained to simply FEELING better.

    So, drop my by page and let me know how things are going for you!
    3737 days ago
    Are you looking for an easy, fun and well-supported way to learn new habits and stay on track? We have the perfect solution for you over at the San Antonio Spark Team! Tried and true, our challenges helped MANY San Antonians lose weight and keep it OFF!

    We, the Team Leaders of the San Antonio Spark Team, would like to personally invite you to come and join us in the EPIC challenge! The EPIC challenge lasts about one month per leg and is appropriate for all levels of fitness and all Spark members-- new and old! EPIC focuses on the BIG parts of weight loss: what you eat, your exercise, your participation here on your team and this coming month, how much water you drink!

    Come by and sign up today (signup closes on Saturday night at 10pm, so HURRY)-- we can't wait to get to know you and help you make the changes in your everyday life that will LITERALLY change your WHOLE life!

    Come on by today and sign up!!
    3738 days ago
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    Hope you're doing well! I just wanted to invite you to join the SA team EPIC challenge. It's a month to month challege and our 3rd leg is about to begin this coming Sunday! the first month of EPIC showed over a 65 pound loss over all the members who participated! THAT is amazing! We don't have tallies yet for leg 2, but it LOOKS like leg 2 will be even BETTER! Come join us, and see yourself meet your goals!

    You must signup BEFORE Saturday at 10pm! NO late signups! Hope to see ya!


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    3738 days ago
    I can't believe you're working while doing your grad degree - I couldn't do that (although they also won't allow us to). It has to be really difficult to juggle all your obligations. It is very very hard to eat healthy when you simply don't have the time. It would definitely benefit you, I think, to try to plan meals for the week on a day that's not so stressful for you, like on a Saturday or Sunday, if you don't work as much one of those days. Granted, with your orals coming up, don't be discouraged if you can't do it - some weeks you're probably just not going to eat very healthy. I suspect I won't as much when my own orals come up. ;) But I've also learned that some fast food (and some fast food options) are better than others ... so ... if I end up going to McDonald's or something, I'll end up getting the yogurt instead of a burger and fries.

    You have orals before you finish classes? Do you have to do another set of oral exams after you completely finish your classes, or no? I don't know too much about the psychology degree. How long will you have to write your dissertation?

    I'm very glad to have finished coursework. :) Not that lab is any less stressful, but at least I'm not having to rush around and multi-task between lab and classes.

    Eating every few hours has helped me a lot, too, if I can manage to do it. Sometimes I have so many experiments that I just can't get out of lab, or my lunch schedule is really messed up and I end up eating at 3 or so, but anything is better than nothing - a few months ago, I simply wouldn't eat breakfast or lunch, and I think that really hurt me.

    Once I graduate, I'll probably grab a post-doc to get some extra training in - that's what most people do/advise. After that, I'm not sure. :) I don't really want to become a professor, but there are a lot of options open - go into industry to work on vaccine/drug development, stay in basic science, opt for grant review, work for the government/CDC in regulations or testing ... at this point, I'm just glad if I can get my degree and get a job somewhere, lol.

    - Kym

    3804 days ago
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