Thanks! I'm excited! I will be a Visiting Assistant Professor of Neuroscience. I'll be teaching Intro to Psychology, Advanced Behavioral Neuroscience, a "Special Topics" course in Neuroscience (probably in my specialty) and Sensation and Perception. I'll also be charged with developing a Biology course relevant to Neuroscience. I'm probably going to do a comparative neuroanatomy course across vertebrate species including evolution, compare/contrast, with a lab component. I'm excited/nervous, but really thrilled to be finally getting my feet wet with the teaching that I want to do!
Also, congrats on making your mini-goal, awesome job!!
Thanks for the kudos. I give myself a C+/B- -- could have been better, could have been a lot worse. I'm hoping it just comes off quick-ish. Don't keep that whip too far away, Mike might need it eventually, haha! Love seeing your green reports!
Welcome, welcome. I find that this thread is sometimes the only thing keeping me on track! Mern's advice to you on the shopping is the same advice I would give. I would add that it's sometimes okay to make small compromises (For instance, I still eat white rice fairly commonly as my BF won't touch the brown rice) as long as you can work it in to a nutrition plan that makes sense for you. Keeping my protein above 25% of my total calorie intake also helps me a lot. As for recipes, any particular type you're looking for? I'm still a bit of a cooking newbie (or at least, I make simple recipes) but there are a lot of fantastic cooks on this thread from all the food descriptions we get!!!
Congrats on the move and welcome back! We can do it this week!!
Thanks for the congrats! I love your attitude, I can just HEAR your enthusiasm through your post, woohoo!
Seems like you're recovering from a surgery; I hope you're feeling better soon and that all turns out well!!! I remember that you had been going through something before I disappeared and I have been thinking about you and hoping everything is going to turn out fine. You're totally right that sometimes taking it easy is the hardest thing in the world, but I hope you're back on your feet in no time!
I'm glad you're feeling like YOU, even though going through a split is never fun. Awesome that you're getting out there and I hope that you're feeling motivated and at peace.
Ugh, I can feel your frustration. I'm totally in awe of you cranking out those reports despite your bad mood, though. I hope you got some good sleep last night and are feeling better today! Dinner functions happen. You did great on everything else, so I think that still counts in the win column for you!
Sorry if I missed anyone, having a bit of a hectic morning and have written this post in fits and starts!
1) Log everything M: yes, though I did guesstimate on dinner side
2) Calories under 1400 daily. Post number and average. M: 1,390 (Average: 1,390)
3) Exercise at least 3 hours this week. Post cumulative numbers. M: No
4) At least 80 oz. of water daily. More is better. M: 80
5) Protein between 25-30% daily intake on average M: 29% (Average: 29%)
6) In bed by 11:00. No excuses. M: No
7) Limit eating out to 2 lunches and 1 dinner all week M: No eating out
8) Weight M, W, F and post numbers here M: 160.3
9) Take multivitamin M: yes
1) Remember the promise I made to myself about work. Follow it. M: yes, even though it pretty much killed me for awhile there
2) Send out decision notices to all schools I've interviewed with M: One out, two more to go
3) Call grandmother M: Briefly
4) Tackle all laundry M: None
5) Relax and DO NOTHING for at least 30 minutes every evening M: yes
6) Write one wonderful thing that happens every day. M: I got through a drama-filled day at work feeling peaceful and not stressed out at the end of it.
Not going to post too many details about my work situation just cause it'll stress me to re-hash it, but I did get into a heavy spat with "the usual suspect" at work. We managed to resolve it via e-mail (both of us are apparently better at communicating via the written word) and I think we're okay. A few stressful hours, but it was worth it, and most importantly I kept a promise I made to myself (I have a terrible track record with that).
I made good choices yesterday for breakfast and lunch. Things fell a bit apart at dinner due to simply eating later and rushing to make an "easy" meal which resulted in not-perfect choices (lots of starchiness). I had to guesstimate on how much I ate in potato because I forgot to weigh it before I served myself, but I think I got it pretty close. That's okay, though. I didn't expect to hop entirely back into my routine seamlessly, but I think I did more good than bad yesterday. Had to chug a lot of water right before bed and paid for it by waking up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, so I need to get back into my routine of spacing it throughout the day, but at least I hit the number!
Didn't specifically exercise yesterday but ran a lot of errands after work (bank, grocery store, drug store) and I took the stairs all day, so I think that counts for something. I work on the 4th floor, it's a lot of up and down stairs! For some reason stairs always knock the wind right out of me even still, so I'm making it a resolution to take the stairs most or all of the time this week. Maybe I'll get used to it. No excuses not to exercise tonight - BF, who is my biggest distraction, is working until 8:30 so I should get it done, showered, and dinner planned before he gets home.
Happy Tuesday everyone, have a GREAT day!