Saturday, August 31, 2013

Fitness and goals

So I don't know how I did it, but I did survive moving without tracking and managed to lose 0.4 lbs in two weeks. I'm back to plan though, this weekend its all tracking and activity. I'm in my new city of Stillwater, OK at OSU living the grad student life and trying to navigate WW on a budget. 

The good news is I just really don't have that much money for food, so I think I automatically eat less and I'm walking all over campus, so I think that was how I was able to keep the weight off from my 5% goal two weeks ago. 

But I do want to be losing more, and there is no WW meeting here that fits my time (there's one outside of campus that meets when I'm class and the one on campus shut down last semester.) The closest is in Tulsa or OK City which are both an hour from me. 

So I may need to just do this with the help of this blog and the online tools. 

I bought a scale with a BMI calculator and a body fat calculator today at Wal-Mart. My office mate recently lost 80 lbs doing something similar to WW in Australia and she's committed to fitness and I go walking with her regularly. So I think I can do this. Just checking in and keeping accountable! 

Friday, August 30, 2013

I made it through my second week of graduate school!

And I'm so ready for a three-day weekend!

Too bad I have grading, studying, clinic-planning, and a million other things to do!

But seriously blessed that I have this opportunity to further my education.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Monday Monday

First day of class Monday! I'm on the Tulsa campus furiously preparing power point slides for the class I'm teaching while waiting for my own class to start this Monday morning. The bus ride over from Stillwater was pleasant though early, and I did get to nap for a short while while on it. There were only two others (faculty I think) and they were both napping before 8am as well. I have to make it through class this week and then I start clinic next week. I have orange and black scrubs purchased for way too much and I am preparing to scare children, LOL. I am also waiting for my credits to come into the bursar account for me before I pay my tuition. It's a scary big number right now, but should be less than half that considering I have my out of state tuition comped and 6 hours of instate tuition comped through GTA assignments. It's going to be a great year, I can feel it!

Saturday, August 17, 2013


So far, so good. I’m ditching graduate student orientation this morning for the sake of a little pre-class R & R. Who needs to drive to Tulsa for that bullshit? Still need to work on syllabus and get first lecture ready. But right now, my bed and book are calling me, so I listen and obey. 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Watching Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY tonight

If you haven't seen it, you really must. As I creep closer to the dreaded 35 (it was 30 five years ago, yikes!) I can relate to Bobby more and more. BEING ALIVE has to be my favorite musical number of them all (the last of the show.)

Although this is traditionally a male role, I really enjoyed this arrangement by the fabulous Bernadette Peters.

                                                                     "Being Alive"

Someone to hold you too close,
Someone to hurt you too deep,
Someone to sit in your chair,
To ruin your sleep.

Someone to need you too much,
Someone to know you too well,
Someone to pull you up short
And put you through hell.

Someone you have to let in,
Someone whose feelings you spare,
Someone who, like it or not,
Will want you to share
A little, a lot.

Someone to crowd you with love,
Someone to force you to care,
Someone to make you come through,
Who'll always be there,
As frightened as you
Of being alive,
Being alive,
Being alive,
Being alive.

Somebody, hold me too close,
Somebody, hurt me too deep,
Somebody, sit in my chair
And ruin my sleep
And make me aware
Of being alive,
Being alive.

Somebody, need me too much,
Somebody, know me too well,
Somebody, pull me up short
And put me through hell
And give me support
For being alive,
Make me alive,
Make me alive,
Make me confused,
Mock me with praise,
Let me be used,
Vary my days.
But alone is alone, not alive.

Somebody, crowd me with love,
Somebody, force me to care,
Somebody, let me come through,
I'll always be there,
As frightened as you,
To help us survive
Being alive,
Being alive,
Being alive!


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Also, THIS happened today.

I've been watching this lately....

....and while it's kind of HBO raunchy with all the lesbian sex and drugs, I find it amusing. I particularly liked this scene. Speaks volumes about race in America and how things haven't changed.