Losing It For The Family

Losing It For The Family

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Never More Evident

Wow, I just can't believe I had such a struggle with my eating based solely on the stress of my upcoming finals and graduation. I just discovered, by way of contrast and comparison between a 16 hour period, how huge of a role stress can play in your resolve! I kid you not, I have been fighting a huge fight with my eating for the last 4-5 days. I had hell to pay every night when I got home trying to not snack my life away. I took my final in the hardest class I have last night, and it was literally like rock had been lifted off me. I came home and was fine! Not one uncontrollable snack urge at all! I just was happy to be. that is it, just be. I even managed to watch a movie, Unstoppable, on a weekday evening, which is not something that happens for me. It felt good too.

I picked up my honor stole yesterday from the school. It looks pretty cool if I do say so myself! I can't wait until Saturday and all the Pomp and Circumstance!! I participated in the graduation ceremony for my Associates Degree, but it was at the behest of my wife and Mom, I wasn't really into it. This time around, you can bet, I will be stoked! I don't know why I am so amped about this, but I find it cool that as an honors graduate, I get to go ahead of everyone else at graduation. I know I am ultra competitive, but c'mon, really? That makes me excited?

Oh and I discovered a new trick to make my jogging more interesting for awhile. I started jacking with the speed and incline on the treadmill instead of leaving it on uphill and one speed. I started going 1 mile an hour faster for a few minutes on little incline, then I went faster uphill than usual, etc. It was a great workout and I enjoyed trying new challenges. I am gonna keep on doing the faster thing cause it really pushed me!


  1. I like variation on the treadmill too, try the interval setting if you have one. Congrats on the honors graduation.

  2. Graduations are a funny little thing! When I got my Bachelors degrees, it was a really big deal to me. I was all into the honors rope, the honors society tassels, all the medals and honors badges and all that stuff. I was really into learning what the different colors, hats, robe shapes, etc., meant on my professors and I couldn't WAIT to get an advanced degree so I could wear some really cool stuff like them. (Ph.D. graduates from the Sorbonne in Paris get to wear these awesome velvet berets. Way awesome.)

    But then I graduated with my Masters degree (with a 4.0!) and I just couldn't care less. I didn't even go to my graduation, didn't buy a robe, didn't get my picture taken with the president of the University, nothing. I just waited for my diploma in the mail so I could get it framed for my office wall.

    That was really anti-climatic. Getting hyped about your graduation is a LOT more fun. You should be proud of yourself! It's an awesome accomplishment, so feel free to enjoy the moment.