Can I Do It Again?
Thursday, July 16, 2020
I'm not sure if I've ever had more than a 2 month hiatus from SparkPeople, but I did. And the good news is, I'm at the same point as I was when I wrote my last blog. That's also the bad news. No real progress just a lot of losing and gaining the same pounds.
However, I've been reflecting a lot on my weight loss in college. I was in graduate school. I was taking 12 hours of classes and working as a graduate assistant. And I had a great schedule. I'd pack my lunch, get a workout in before, after or in between classes and work.
So as I look back on the past 4 years and my inability to reach any major weight loss goals, I know the one thing that worked best for me. Routine.
Routine is a hard thing to master with a 3 year old who is constantly wanting to do something new every day. It's an excuse I know, and I'm hoping that I can stop making it.
I was accepted into a Master's of Statistics program. I'd like to teach college math some day, but because my first Master's is in Education, I'm not qualified to teach math, only education courses. I was also offered a graduate teaching assistantship which means my tuition will be covered and I will also receive a stipend for teaching courses. I've worked out what my schedule should be for the fall and I think having a routine is going to help me hopefully be more successful. I'll have a 45 minute gap between my classes which is more than enough time to get in a good walk. And actually my campus has a tunnel system that will allow me to walk regardless of the weather outside. I think I'll also be better about packing lunch and making dinners ahead of time. That's my hope at least. The school year begins in August, pending any issues with Covid. I may be teaching from home, which will change things a bit, but either way, I'll have to have a set schedule and hope that I can manage to actually finally get control of my weight again.
As for those of you checking in who read my blog about my miscarriage, it's been 3 months and I'm still not pregnant. So that's been depressing and taking a toll on me, but I just have to have hope. So that's what I'm doing right now. Having hope that I will someday have another child, and having hope that I will be able to lose the weight again.
Thanks for your continued support SparkFriends.