I’ve almost finished a second masters degree—in public health. If I were 10 or 15 years younger, it would be worth pushing on to a DrPH, but I’m totally crippled by student debt. Had I not gone back to school, I would be able to retire comfortably at 67. Servicing my debt will keep me working well into my 70s as is.
Besides, my mind blew a few circuits with the MPH program. Thank goodness I’m on my thesis project and have my classes behind me.
I have finally made significant progress!
I designed a personal walking program, complete with rewards and milestones during Spring Quarter, 2012. On May 15 I began walking, headed for a goal of 30+ minutes a day, at least 5 days each week. I now walk 35 – 55 minutes for those 5 days. As the weather is warmer, I hike on weekends, climbing local mountains.
In July I started a healthy eating program, consisting of two x 200 calorie protein shakes each day to support a calorie-controlled low-glycemic index way of eating.
Between the walking and the eating right I have taken off 50 lbs and am just pushing into a “healthy” set of biometrics, including waist/height ratio, BMI, % muscle mass, and % body fat.
My goal is to take off an additional 15 lbs of body fat and add ~ 10 lbs of muscle mass.
I have various search-engines operating in “clipping service” mode. So today I published my first Road Rage Roundup, which includes pitchforks and hot coffee. What do you think, does a roundup of amusing news stories work?