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Cybermom4 - Saturday Jul 19, 2008
(3 Simple Meals a Day)
Weight: 163.0

Well, I've been out of the loop for a couple days. My walking buddy couldn't walk with me on Thursday or Friday or Satruday and I went into a slump....I decided on Friday morning since I wasn't going to walk/jog I would do a liquid fast for three days. I am now on day 2 but I did not do a pure fast. On Friday I ate 3 crackers with cheese at noon and 3 more crackers with cheese around 7. Then today I ate some tine pretzel sticks at noon and ate two forks of chocolat cake at 5. I have been drinking water, coffee, orange juice and water. I don't feel weak or shakey or anything but I am feeling bad because I'm really not in the mood to do any exercise for any length of time. I have done 2 exercises the trainer showed me but frankly, without getting my heart rate up it all seems worthless. I keep thinking about people who say "you'll get to a place where you will have to exercise or your day just won't be complete without it." Honestly, I am so not there yet. I had a good start for 3 weeks and now "BUMP" - Well, I'm trying not to be discouraged. I know I will not be able to exercise tomorrow morning b/c I'll be at church but maybe I should make a plan to go to the park in the evening around 7:30 when it is a bit cooler and just walk the path once. I don't even have to jog... just walk. That will take me only 16 minutes - surely I can do that~ Well, wish me luck ~ I hope everyone is well :)

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 23 lbs to go!

maria777 on 07/19/2008:
7 pounds in one month is FANTASTIC!!! Hang in there, Friend!

As for exercise...I'm not into doing something 'extra' for exercise every day, either! Hope you feel better!

selina on 07/20/2008:
Hi cybermom! I have never tried a liquid fast, I hear it cleanses your system real well. I hope you can get that walk in today!

WI3 on 07/20/2008:
You are still doing very well, and you will get to a point where you just don't feel right unless you do some sort of activity beyond your normal daily activity. It does happen lol. And on the days that you don't feel like pushing yourself...at least take a little walk..it is good for the mind as well as the body AND the lymph system. Have a wonderful day!

maria777 on 07/20/2008:
Hope you're having a nice day! (smile!)

thinnside40 on 07/20/2008:
Well, my friend..... I don't really want to go on my 6 mile walk, but it isn't becase I don't want to walk...It is because I will miss being with my family..I am getting used to the less mileage walks, but more quality time with them....The person I am trying to be so careful around right now asked about walking tonight and I will oblige.... Kids & hubby are a bit bummed, but maybe we can go just to the pond (not around the orchard) when I get back in if it isn't too dark...

Just find that something that you enjoy for exercise and utilize it to the maximum... If you don't like really any, then you are going to have to make yourself like something..... Do you have a MP3 or iPod when you walk?..I love music (favorite right now is Austin's Bridge ~ bluegrass style music).I actually catch myself walking faster/using more of my body and having time fly when I am alone with the music going..I look forward to letting the words of songs speak to me.....Most of the time, the words relate to something I am going through (happy OR sad)....The Lord allows people to put words to music and make it sink-in with me when sometimes nothing else will.....

Have a good evening!

Cybermom4 - Wednesday Jul 16, 2008
(3 Simple Meals a Day)
Weight: 163.0

Breakfast - 8 oz milk with protein powder and fiber powder

waked/jogged 3 miles in 55 minutes - felt very sluggish today, but kept at it!

1 nutrigrain bar (140 cal) coffee

made plans with friend from class - we'll be eating a late lunch and early dinner around 3:30 - Class goes from 5 - 8:45 and we need to leave around 4:25 to get there - so...kind of messes up the schedule a little.

snack- teriaki (spelling?) chicken and rice - I was at the mall and couldn't resist - only had a few fork fulls and brought the rest home for the kids

lunch- BLT, pickle and small piece of chocolate cake

snack- diet pepsi and water

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 23 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 07/16/2008:
We tend to mix a late dinner(lunch) with an early supper on Sundays... I wish I could do that all week long, but can't with hubby getting home @ 6:00 p.m....You sound busy....

Good job getting in the walk/jog despite the "sluggish" feelings....Good Day!

Moody2 on 07/16/2008:
WTG on jogging even when feeling sluggish!!! You didn't quit! Wonderful!

maria777 on 07/16/2008:
Good on the exercise! Yayyy! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/16/2008:
have a good day, enjoy your class!

maria777 on 07/16/2008:
Good menu!

grumpy on 07/16/2008:
great job on the workout! looks like you're doing well!

selina on 07/17/2008:
I love your teriaki chicken! Great exercise!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/17/2008:
the sweet and sour tuna is actually packaged in an aluminum package in the canned foods isle. it is actually VERY good. I think the brand is bumblebee! i love this flavor!

Cybermom4 - Tuesday Jul 15, 2008
(3 Simple Meals a Day)
Weight: 163.0

Breakfast - 8 oz milk with protein powder and fiber powder

30 min workout with trainer

snack - 1 nutragrain bar and 6 oz diet pepsi

lunch - missed lunch b/c took son to dentist

snack - small piece of chocolate cake/frosting (me bad! - i worked with my trainer's assistant today and she said to look at food in a new way "as fuel". Think "will this item fuel my body?" I guess I didn't answer that question very well this time. "But it was a very small piece!"

Has anyone ever been to Norfolk, VA? We're planning a trip to the beach but we'll be staying in Norfolk. The hotel site has some activities listed but I just wondered if anyone could recommend any good sites or food places. Or if you can recommend the best place to park at the beach - I've never been to VA beach so any info would be helpful. Thanks :)

Dinner - oven roasted in olive oil potatoes,zucchini (from garden yum),onions, and ham. water and diet pepsi

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 23 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 07/15/2008:
The Chocolate Cake/Frosting can be looked at as a fuel, but doesn't last very long.... Oh well.... I had a piece with dinner too...Ben (son) baked it a couple days ago and it was a 1/2 the sugar mix, plus I had him use non-sweetened applesauce, instead of the oil...It tasted just the same as regular.... We have to also be realistic in how we eat..Sometimes we just need to feel "normal" and eat something we like and in small portions as you did...

Never been to Norolk, but sounds fun...Hope you can get some answers so you can make plans for the trip....

Good Evening!

Moody2 on 07/15/2008:
The cake sounds yummy and you only had a little piece~so Enjoy!

Never been to Norfolk I don't think~hopefully someone on here will be able to help ya out!

Have a great night!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/15/2008:
hehe, fiber in your breakfast shake too! it must have been filling!

maria777 on 07/15/2008:
YAyyyy! on the 30 mins workout!!! Oven roasted potatoes sure does sound delish! Also zucchini...I had some of that last night...our Pastor picked some out of his garden and gave us some along with some other fresh garden veggies...yum!

I've been to Virginia Beach before...not real familiar with Norfolk...really couldn't tell you a lot about Virginia Beach either as we only stayed a couple days or so...but we did stay on the beach front....and that was the FIRST time I ever saw REAL PEOPLE do what Fred Flintstone and his family do...pedal by in these little golf-cart looking vehicles...we sat out on our balcony and watched FAMILIES pedal by in them...REALLY NEAT!!!

peaceelovee on 07/15/2008:
well considering you didnt have lunch then the chocolate cake probably wasnt thattttt bad hahaha but the question your trainer asked you was a good question. AND I LOVE NUTRAGRAIN BARSSS. Okay, listen, cut it in half and heat it in the microwave for just a few seconds (literally not a lot because one time i burned one and it was disgusting) and have it with a glass of ice cold milkkkk oh my goodnessss to die for.

Jen40 on 07/16/2008:
Never been to Norfolk but I was in Williamburg in April. I love Virginia!!!!

Cybermom4 - Monday Jul 14, 2008
(3 Simple Meals a Day)
Weight: 163.0

! YES ! 2 days in a row I weighed in and got the same number - I officially lost 1 pound!

Breakfast - 9oz glass of 2% milk with protein powder and fiber powder.

walked/jogged 3 miles

Lunch - Tomato/cheese sandwich - toasted bread (2 slices) two slices of tomatoe, one square of cheese and 1/2 T hellmans - 12oz diet pepsi

snack - 1 string cheese stick 12 oz diet pepsi (thirst quencher)

snack - 1/2 c cottage cheese

Dinner - 1 T cooked rice, 1 chicken leg with skin, small roll with ICBNButter, 2 large glasses of water

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only 23 lbs to go!

WI3 on 07/14/2008:

peaceelovee on 07/14/2008:
Congrats on loosing the pound! Funny you made a tomato and cheese sandwhich because last night i was thinking about eating that for lunch today myself, but i just discovered NO TOMATOES IN THE FRIDGEEE ahhhhh!

mmuraro on 07/14/2008:
Yay,. Good for you. I always feel like that two.. on the second day, it's a loss! hahaha Have a great week.

thinnsidenotout on 07/14/2008:
Happy Happy Happy Day!........ C o N g R a T u L a T i O n S!

Those 150's are getting close!

crategrl on 07/14/2008:
Congratulations and keep up the great work. 1lb at a time is a great thing!

Beth201P on 07/14/2008:
Congrats!!!! Enjoy the evening...:)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/14/2008:
thanks for you comments. have a wonderful day!

maria777 on 07/14/2008:
YAYYY on the two days in a row!!! So happy for you! Also, fantastic on the walk/jog 3 miles!

Moody2 on 07/14/2008:
Congrats on the loss and wonderful job on the workout!! Yay!!!

Jen40 on 07/15/2008:
WHOOOP WHOOP WHOOP!!!! Congrats on the lost pound. Oh gosh, now I reeeeally want a tomato & cheese sandwich!

Cybermom4 - Sunday Jul 13, 2008
(3 Simple Meals a Day)
Weight: 164.0

Well, I missed DD yesterday. I had a good walk/jog (2.5mi) in the morning. Did some running with my girls and had a bbq with the neighbor. By 11:00 I was beat.

Got up this morning and weighed in at 163 but I'm not excited until I weigh in tomorrow morning and see the same number. I've decided I am going to start journaling my food intake. I suppose it is possible I'm not eating enough so my body slows the metabolism and I don't lose. So...starting tomorrow ....the food journal -

Hope everyone is well today ! :)

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 24 lbs to go!

thinnsidenotout on 07/13/2008:
Hope you enjoy the food journaling.... I do it mainly for self accountability...I hate to write something down that I don't want to see I have eaten #1. Then really don't like having people see that I wasn't a very healthy eater #2.....

RE: CHerry Tomatoes ~ I cheated a bit this year and bought the huge plants that already had blooms on them..... I have about 10 varities of tomatoes this year... I LOVE THEM!.... I have orange & reds....Freeze them, juice them, can them, sauce them, salsa them.... MMMMMMM!!!!

Your Saturday sounds fun.... Have a good Monday!

Beth201P on 07/13/2008:
You will do fine. Just keep track of what you are eating. I would not weigh every day. I find it makes it harder sometimes. Have a great week.

Cybermom4 - Friday Jul 11, 2008
(3 Simple Meals a Day)
Weight: 164.0

Yesterday was a good day - but a busy day. I did an assignment for my class then I walked/jogged 2.5 mi. I had a big debate with myself "do i do course work first or exercise first?" I decided to do the course work because it would be on my mind until I got it done thus causing me stress. So I settled that matter. The day flew by and it was soon time for my class - I leave about 4:15 and return home at 9. I was very tired last night. My eyes were heavy. Then in the middle of the night I began sneezing and sneezing - so now I'm thinking I have a cold! Fell back to sleep but woke up with a pounding headache. Got my protein drink and then took two day quill capsules -- they seem to be working. Still have some course work to do so I think I'll 'plan' to do my walking tonight around 6:30 or 7. I may try to take a little nap or at least rest - I feel so weak. Maybe a cup of coffee will perk me up....wish me luck :)

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 24 lbs to go!

thinnsidenotout on 07/11/2008:
Here is a link to a description of "the Gazelle".... murraro at first thought I had an antelope in my living room when I mentioned it a while back... hehe! I bought mine @ a ShopKo a few years back... I like it alot, but when you get off of it from going a few miles, you walk kinda funny for a while...


Hope your Friday allows you a little rest so you can feel better.... I am sippin' on my cup a "go-jo" myself right now...

selina on 07/11/2008:
I hope you didn't catch a cold and it's just an allergy. I had allergies the other night and could not sleep. They were harvesting the crops outside (rapeseed oil) and I guess I was allergic to all that dust. Stay well....

balloonlady on 07/11/2008:
Allergys are bad here too... my hubby has all sorts of problems with them... not good to have a runny nose when your blowing up balloons....lol

BTW... smart lipo is a new non invasive for of liposuction. there is more info at http://www.smartlipo.com/ but you can pretty much do it on a lunch hour, no recovery....

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/12/2008:
have a good day!

WI3 on 07/12/2008:
Awww I hope you feel better soon!

Cybermom4 - Wednesday Jul 09, 2008
(3 Simple Meals a Day)
Weight: 164.0

Today was a good day. I used my gymboss to walk/jog around my neighborhood instead of driving to the park. I was a little embarrassed to be in the neighborhood. Many people of various shapes and sizes walk/jog at the park but in my neighborhood it seems like only the 'fittest' people are out. My neighborhood is an older development; built in the late 50's but it has nice tree lined sidewalks which are great on a warm day. Anyway, I did my 3min walk/ 1 min jog rep (4X) and it went well. I likely did 1.25 mi which is less than I do at the park (2.5) but it's a start. I was reasoning with myself that I'd be at the trainer today so 1/2 the walk is better than none. At the trainer my heart rate went up to 193 - that was after a 2 min crank on the bike. I can still feel myself sweating! But, that's why I go to him isn't it!

I attended class tonight and learned how to make homemade snow! Not really, the man that sat next to me rigged up a machine to make snow in the winter and actually shared his fun with the class during break. I actually took notes for my son will want to try it this winter:)

Well, I do have some homework, but my daughter wants me to watch "Twilight Zone" with her - so I'll be back a little later to read and post more. Hope everyone is well!

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 24 lbs to go!

thinnsidenotout on 07/09/2008:
Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo WEEEEYOOOO (Twilight Zone theme song rings in my ears).... Been a long time since I saw that!

Thanks for the reinforcement... Today I am just tired of trying to figure this all out... In the beginning it was nothing for me to have a 2-2.5 drop each week..Now, my body has gotten used to the things I chose to eat , instead of fast food, diet soda (lots), fried foods, etc.... and now to figure out what to change is the hardest part since February..Everybody tells me what an insipiration I am with all my walking and the 30#'s gone, etc...But I have to show the not so positive side of me to DDer's sometimes to remind myself as well that I am no different than those inspired...I'm nothing spectacular, just have dug in and got with it..Now that get with it ain't workin anymore and figuring it out is mentally trying....

You are doing terrific...Keep up the great work!

selina on 07/09/2008:
Hi Cybermom, you are doing great: jog/walking + trainer! Fantastic day for you!

Jen40 on 07/10/2008:
Love Twilight Zone, we just watched an episode last week (one about a drunkard cowboy) and my 7 year old is still going around singing "how dry I am" lol

WTG on the exercise!

Cybermom4 - Tuesday Jul 08, 2008
(3 Simple Meals a Day)
Weight: 164.0

Well - not such a productive day today. I woke up at 9:00am - really late for me - drank my protein drink, and hustled out the door to do my walk/jog. Only did one lap 1.25 miles then quit. It was hot, I forgot to wear my headband, sunglasses and wrist band and I was sweating like crazy, my shorts did not have pockets so I had to carry my keys and could not carry my water so after one lap, my air conditioned van looked very invititng so I quit after one lap. I learned my lesson for today, tomorrow I will rise earlier, take my time and dress properly and set out to do my two laps of 2.5 miles. (AT least that is my attitude NOW -- will this determination stay with me until tomorrow morning?? -- we shall see

My online grad class meets face to face tomorrow and Thursday. It starts at 5 and ends at 8:45. Fortunately it is not far from my house. The prof drives into my city and meets with us for two days this week and two days next week. The bulk of the course is online and according to the syllabus, I will have some work to do each day. It's actually a technology course for teachers - learning how to incorporate technology into the classroom. Some things I should have experience with, but I have much to learn.

Well - I keep hopping on my scale and those numbers just will not budge - BUT- I did lose an inch off my thighs and hips -- yippee -- maybe I am just building muscle but surely the weight HAS to go down sometime!??! I feel like I'm Never going to reach my goal weight at this rate. Is there something I'm missing? Well - will someone tell me the html code for enlarging font so that when my scale does show a loss I can post it with joy!! (i'm trying to be optimistic!)

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 24 lbs to go!

maria777 on 07/08/2008:
The code is you do this < then you write font size=5 then you do this>

You can experiment with putting different numbers other than 5 which will change the size of your text. To not have the text continued in the size you choose, remember to do this </ and then you write font size=5 or whatever number you choose and end with doing this >

As for carrying things with you when you walk/jog, do you have a fanny purse? They are good for carrying keys, water, etc. You just wear them around your waist.

Looks like you are doing fantastic...one thing that also helps is a food diary...but some people are not comfortable counting calories that way...works for me, though.

Hope you have a good nite!

balloonlady on 07/08/2008:
hey losing inches is a good as losing weight... keep it up!!

selina on 07/09/2008:
I don't know how I got those emotioncons on my toolbar, but they are there, all I have to do is to click on whatever I want to use. It looks like they come from a website called SweetIm. what you can do is to click on the emotioncon itself and they will link you to the website. good luck

selina on 07/09/2008:
Try jogging/walking in the evenings when it's cooler. Maybe it's inconvenient for you, but it works for me. I can't run in the sun!

WI3 on 07/09/2008:
It is really hard to workout when you aren't prepared for it, that's for sure. I've done the same thing, set out on a walk without all the stuff I needed and either stopped before I wanted, or didn't do as well as I could have lol. Have a great day!

thinnsidenotout on 07/09/2008:
I totally understand the caffeine "drop".....Before 1/21, I was a 80 or more oz. a day Diet Wild Cherry Pepsi drinker...Plus, I drank coffee in the mornings... I quit cold turkey on the D.W.C.P. and just had the morning coffee... I went to drinking 120 or more ounces of water per day and still do, but have the occasional "can" of Pepsi....Doesn't even taste as good as I thought it did before...

Keep at the walking & eating healthy...Yes, the scale will reflect your hard work & effort...In it's own time!...It has no other choice when we keep on keeping on.....

Hope your day is a wonderful one!

Cybermom4 - Monday Jul 07, 2008
(3 Simple Meals a Day)
Weight: 164.0

Today was a mixed day. My in laws left for home just as it started to pour down rain. No outside walking for me. I did use my gymboss and exercise for 17 min doing my 'walk for 3 min and jogging for 1 min'. Then in the afternoon I had a great 1/2 hour workout with the trainer. He made me laugh when he handed me boxing gloves and said I was going to punch 'left/right 100X' I was hot and my muscles were feeling fatigued but I gave it my best - I did make it to 100 but the last 20 were kind of weak. All in all it was a good workout.

Today is my son's 15th birhtday - he asked for an ice cream cake -- yummy (I had a small sliver :) Then I joined my 16 yr old daughter in watching an old Alfred Hitchcock movie online. They just don't make movies like that anymore. Yes it was a bit 'old fashioned' but they put a lot of thought into the dialogue and they are really quite clever.

Well, my class started today - it was a simple assingment - submit an introduction and what you hope to gain from the course. So far so good. I'm keeping to my plan, take one day at a time - but I do still need to write out a schedule to follow or else I'll feel like I'm running in too many directions. "One day at a time - minute by minute :) "

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 24 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/07/2008:
yes, one day at a time and one minute at a time. the minute i start to worry about what's coming next is when i lose it!haha. just plan your eating! :)

maria777 on 07/07/2008:
You got so much done today!!! WOW!!! And the 100 boxings...that was a LOT! Fantastic you got the the 100!!!

As for the cake...and happy birthday to your son!!!...you sure did do well with only eating a little...bet it was real good, too!

And your class sounds real interesting!

Hope you have a wonderful evening, Cybermom!

Beth201P on 07/07/2008:
Hang in there. You can do it. Just take one step at a time. ((Hugs))

thinnsidenotout on 07/07/2008:
Getting home very late, but just want to say that you are keeoing the good attitude and that is "key" in the journey we are on.... I always try to think of what I CAN do, instead of what I cannot..... You proved that the rain wasn't going to stop you from having exercise~ Good JOb!

Check in on ya tomorrow! : o )

selina on 07/08/2008:
Hi Cybermom! Great work yesterday with your trainer!

15 y.o. son and 16 y.o. daughter - Congrats! I love Alfred Hitchcock movies, too.

So, what subject do you teach?

rlovell on 07/08/2008:
wow, i envy your stamina. i think i would start cracking up and not be able to finish punching at all...unless i started thinking about stupid boys. hmm, this could be a great idea! hope you have a nice day. xo

Jen40 on 07/08/2008:
Happy b-day to your son! I ADORE A.H. movies, too. Good for you getting some exercise in regardless of the weather. Happy day!

mmuraro on 07/08/2008:
I love old movies. You guys should rent sometimes Alfred Hitchcock Presents. That old TV series he had. So great to watch. Xoxo.

mmuraro on 07/08/2008:
Oh and Happy bday to your son! xoxo

rae_regenbogen on 07/08/2008:
WOW! I'm sure my arms would turn to jello. Good job on the punching! You'll be ready for Jerry Springer in no time. ;)

hollybelle on 07/08/2008:
Hi - good days you are having here lately - good, good, good. Keeping doing the healthy things and it will happen!

Cybermom4 - Sunday Jul 06, 2008
(3 Simple Meals a Day)
Weight: 164.0

A quiet lazy Sunday physically but not mentally. I'm not doing any exercising today because I usually keep Sunday as a day of resting, but unfortunately, my mind is not at all at rest. I start a grad class tomorrow and that is on my mind. The course has some in class days but mostly it is done online. I always get very nervous about being able to keep up with everything. I usually have to read the syllabus 3 times to be sure I know what's going on for the course. This course is a 15 week course packed into 5 weeks. Fortunately, I have a friend who is taking the course also so we can keep each other on track :) I suppose I just need to sit down and make a schedule so I don't make excuses for not exercising for the next 5 weeks. I know that sounds dramatic, but it is easy for me to take a day and say "I don't feel like walking and since I have this reading to do....." and before you know it - the week will be passed and I will have done NO walking. OK - now that I have admitted to all of you how I can make excuses - I must take courage and go make that schedule ---in bold print I will put Walking/jogging - and I will remember my friend saying "I do this because I see the results!" I have to tell myself that taking the time to walk/jog is NOT taking time away from my schooling - instead it is making me stronger and that is the priority! My priority has to be my health - and heck - I can squeeze 1 hour out of my day to include a good hearty walk/jog. I must convince myself of that and I must make that schedule and follow it - one day at a time! Wish me luck -- thanks for letting me 'think outloud' :)

Progress as of today: 6 lbs lost so far, only 24 lbs to go!

maria777 on 07/06/2008:
A grad class? Sounds interesting! Wow! You're very inspiring to the rest of us about taking time out to get the exercise in! YAYYY!!! Have a wonderful day! ~Maria

thinnsidenotout on 07/06/2008:
I do it, because I have learned to TAKE time for "me" to better my health AND mind.... Even if you just walk 15 minutes in a super busy day, I bet you will feel more at ease and like you took some time out for yourself that you need to give to yourself.... at first I felt a bit guilty for being gone from home/family for 30 minutes (2 miles)..Goodness now that I ususally take 1.5 hours..that 30 minutes seems like a vapor and I don't feel guilty at all, cause I am giving myself the attention I need to better myself for my family...

DD is about "thinking outloud" and sure does help doesn't it?

Jen40 on 07/06/2008:
You go right ahead and think out loud, you're inspiring me to get off my own butt, cuz if you can do it with all you've got going on, then I can and should too!

WI3 on 07/07/2008:
Good for you on taking the grad class! Try to get some exercise in so that you can continue to feel good and release that stress! Have a wonderful day =)

sweetpea1977 on 07/07/2008:
Exercise is a great stress reliever, so be sure to reward yourself with it. Even if you cant get in the whole workout at one time, it will still do wonders for yourself mentally and physically. Plus, its actually better to perform few/several small bursts of energy expenditure throughout the day vs one long workout session! AND, the exercise breaks will keep you from dealing with your stress in an unhealthy way (binging, eating junk, etc).

Good luck with your class!

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