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Monday, August 30, 2010

I've been working a lot these past few weeks on getting my first paper out the door to a peer reviewed journal, which finally happened on Friday. Hooray! Of course, now I need to get the research moving again in other areas, but in the meantime it's a scramble to get everything together and going at home where I've been a bit neglectful because of all the work stuff.

I got a pilates with resistance band DVD from the $10 selection at Target. I like this one at lot - the muscles definitely feel targeted and I was sore after doing it the first time! It's one of the 10 minute solution ones, so I can put together a half hour workout that targets the areas I want - normally either upper or lower body and then abs and the stretching segment. I've added that on top of the other workouts I've been doing. It feels like it's helping, at least a little bit.

We went over and had a massage yesterday at the hot tub place that we both like. I've had one there before, by the same person, and she remarked that I had really good definition in my back. I also had surprisingly few knots to deal with and that was really wonderful - it definitely seems that there is some improvement there from all the working out and drinking more water! I like knowing that as I work on shedding the pounds that there's some nice definition waiting to come out and be visible. Gives me incentive to keep plowing ahead, especially after we took some pictures of me this weekend so I could see some before stuff. That was less than invigorating. Ugh. I'm sure it could get worse, but I look forward to it getting better.

The downside to the paper being done is it's giving me some time to think about some of the things that have been pushed aside this summer while I worked at finishing this paper up, like missing my grandfather. I've been coping in a number of ways like just working and not thinking about things too much but that's not really the best way to handle it. I really need to make it work somehow. I just wish things were different and he was still here and still ok and there wasn't this hole there.
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