- My progress
- Inspiration in the Weirdest Places, even in a Doctor Who episode
- Take care of yourself
- Interview with Dave Jackson
Date: Apr. 1, 2013
Name: Dissertation Writing
Topic: Chapter 1
Milestones: Chapter 1 rough draft: writers block on theoretical framework
Summary: After banging my head on the wall for a few weeks I actually got back on track watching the last episode of Doctor Who last night. I woke up at 3 am this morning, when I realized that I was treating peer mentoring and social media as two separate entities when I should have been looking at social media as the vehicle for creating student support and promoting peer mentoring.
Risk: Over thinking the process and getting stuck
Risk Mitigation Strategy: After having my Ah-Ha moment I went and immediately got to writing.
Project timeline: On Time
Committee Member: Dr. Walter McCollum & Dr. Anthony Lolas
Inspiration in the Weirdest places, even from Doctor Who
If you haven't watched Doctor Who, you should. The last episode
Take Care of Yourself:
One of my strategies for success is take care of yourself. Staying in shape has been a challenge for me over the years and my weight has always been an issue. I found that when my health was failing so was my productivity. My weight has always been my bane but slowly and with great effort I have been losing a pound a week since February, when I was diagnosed with diabetes, and will probably take me over a year to reach my goal but that’s okay. So far I have lost 38.6 pounds as of March 4th, 2013.
According to the American Diabetes Association, reducing your risk of developing type 2 diabetes is through lifestyle changes. Since I was borderline, my doctor said all I needed to do was lose some weight. When I was diagnosed my A1C was 7.1, after I lost 20 poinds it was 6.1, and after 30 pounds it was 5.8. I had the help of a great Diabetes Educator, David Kats, CDE, who taught me basically how to eat smart, by showing me what kinds of foods and how much of each type I should eat.
I'm not a big fan of gyms or exercising, it seemed too much like work and after working long hours who wanted to work out. However, that didn't work out so well. Now, I find it easier when I get the body moving the mind seems to follow. Just by doing simple things that they talk about on the Biggest Loser, like standing up while working, leaving the car parked out of the way at the mall, walk in place during those commercials that make you hungry, or stretch for a few moments at your desk.
Take Care of Yourself!!!
Interview with Dave Jackson:
I have asked Dave Jackson of the Logical Weight Loss Podcast, at http://logicalloss.com/, to join me in an informal discussion on weight loss, his personal weight loss journey, and share any tips to benefit you, my listeners.
Danny Losso (My Personal trainer): http://www.lossofitness.com/
Mentioned in the Dave Jackson's Interview:
Logical Weight Loss Podcast
DIET vs EXERCISE Episode 1: Fat Loss Diet versus Best Cardio Workout to Burn Belly Fat (the video mentioned)
Biggest Loser: http://www.biggestloser.com
Leanness Lifestyle University: http://www.leannesslifestyle.com/
Gym-Pact: Never miss another workout - http://www.gym-pact.com/
Fitocracy: Fitness Motivation - https://www.fitocracy.com/
Healing Our Marriage Podcast:
David Kats, CDE (Dan's Diabetes Trainer): http://davidkatscde.com/
American Diabetes Association: http://www.diabetes.org/
My Fitness Pal: Calorie Counter - http://www.myfitnesspal.com/
Perdue Online Writing Lab: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/