Thanks for getting us going, Joanna. I know, academia often offers the luxury of sleeping in, which I always felt was some small compensation for the all-nighters and late-nighters and pounding it out while the rest of the world relaxes. I hope it's not too painful for you and that the semester goes quickly.
Robin, good luck with the scheduling this week. I am the same way; when I work out, I don't want to "undo" my progress, but when I don't, somehow I take that as license to eat less carefully (MUCH less).
Hope, I also don't think your posts are boring. They help you, that's important. Plus they give me ideas and also a gentle reminder that planning is key and that it works! I hear your determination and I know you are on the road to success.
Mern, I see you've exchanged the whip for rocks, although I don't want to think about what it would cost to check that suitcase on a plane
. I hope you get some answers as you work through experimenting with your calorie range. Just when you get one thing figured out, something else needs tweaking!