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July 23, 2011 6:19 PM
Grad school students unite!!! Talk about stressful! What is everyone studying? I'm working on my master's in speech-language pathology.
Edited by TooFitToQuit On July 23, 2011 6:21 PM
July 23, 2011 6:20 PM
Masters in Social Work here! 10 months to go!
July 23, 2011 6:21 PM
Great idea! I'm working on my PhD in modern European history.
July 23, 2011 6:22 PM
I just recently finished grad school! I work in acounting. With all the extra time that I didn't have before because of class and studying I am working out and running and working to get back in the best shape of my life.
July 23, 2011 6:24 PM
I'm in a three year program, starting my final year this fall. Master of Landscape Architecture at University of Michigan. :-)
July 23, 2011 6:25 PM
2nd year... Psy D (Doctorate of Psychology) - Clinical Psychology!!
July 23, 2011 6:26 PM
I'm in counseling!! Little over a year left!! School always trumps working out :(
July 23, 2011 6:34 PM
About to finish up my Master in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Started working out only a few months ago, so workouts tend to interup my class work
July 23, 2011 7:20 PM
I'm in my last year of pharmacy school! Which, ironically enough, has not been kind to my health :)
July 23, 2011 7:32 PM
I just finished my masters (a month ago) and feel absolutely lost and with no direction now that I don't have a thesis looming over my head or mountains of reading to fill my time up. Even my spare time is now not consumed about griping about grad school! Although, it turns out my degree (in psychology) isn't too useful in the job market here in Ontario, Canada, so I'm about to go back into grad school waters for social work (I know, I know, again!).

One thing though - have any of you noticed that you have no idea how to eat properly because of the grad school life? Or worse, because you were an undergrad and THEN a grad student?? How are you all doing with that?
July 23, 2011 8:16 PM
Oh I know exactly how you feel about the eating right part, I really need to learn how to like cook for my whole week or something because cooking at 10 at night isn't cutting it!
July 23, 2011 9:24 PM
I'm about to begin my second year of a PsyD (Doctorate of Psychology) in Clinical and School Psychology.

Since starting school last September, I think I gained approx 20 pounds and began biting my nails again out of anxiety and stress. I had not bitten my nails in like 10 years!!

And being in class till 10pm isn't helpful with a workout/eating schedule either :(
Edited by rs2361 On July 23, 2011 9:28 PM
July 24, 2011 1:12 PM

And being in class till 10pm isn't helpful with a workout/eating schedule either :(

Gosh ain't that the truth! I try to do my exercise before i go to class but when i get home at 10 I always want to grab food before bed no matter how long ago I ate something!
July 24, 2011 6:35 PM
I wont lie, I am TERRIFIED for the fall. My summer semester ended already so I am only seeing clients now, but the fall is going to be scary hard.
July 24, 2011 6:44 PM
I'm a graduate student in Cognitive Psychology. I'm doing my PhD. Hello fellow grads! :)
July 29, 2011 7:27 AM
So whats our game plan friends?
July 29, 2011 7:31 AM
I'm studying Science in Education at Lesley University in Boston, MA!! I'll (finally) be done in March 2012!!!! :)
August 3, 2011 5:48 PM
This is a great thread! I'm 5 months away from finishing grad school in Philly... I'll be a Physician Assistant (most likely in dermatology)!!
September 20, 2011 3:23 PM
i would like to hereby revive this thread...c'mon....there's gotta be more of us out there!!!!!

2nd year (part time) Public Administration, graduating spring 2013. Anyone else???
September 20, 2011 4:29 PM

Instructional Design here.
September 20, 2011 4:44 PM
wow i'm so glad to find this group! i'm just about to start my masters in global development. really looking forward to it!
June 28, 2012 9:06 PM
Any of you still here working toward your goals? Any success stories or before/afters?

I'm a bit of a late-comer! But I just got my M.A. in German Lit and am now going for my PhD. Also currently an instructor. I hope to either teach language in the States or pick up an editing project in Germany. Anyway, I'm here because I have REALLY STRUGGLED for the last few years to maintain any way of healthy living from Sept - May through all of the stress! If anyone has any tips I'm all ears.

As it is I've just finally decided, that no, I can't work out 5 days a week during the year, and overshooting has caused me to stop completely when I realize I'm failing. But I need to shoot for 2, even if it doesn't always happen, and I need to keep counting calories instead of just falling apart when I can't cook cook cook. What do you guys do for exercise? And when? And what do you eat when life gets so busy you're barely sleeping?
June 28, 2012 10:38 PM
going into third year of a PhD in Medical Anthropology! Hiya!

One of my friends had a post on her facebook that said "Grad school makes you fat" and it had SO MANY people agreeing with it! Kinda sad....
Edited by Saiklor On June 28, 2012 10:39 PM
July 19, 2012 4:42 PM
I will be starting my second year of a 2 year Master's program in Communication Sciences and Disorders. I gained so much weight the first year. I'm looking for some inspiration to develop healthy eating habits even when life is stressful. Clara, I don't know how to manage when work/school is so demanding that I barely have time to sleep. Does anyone else have helpful tips to lose a little weight during grad school?
July 19, 2012 4:46 PM
I will graduate with my Masters in Special Ed in June. I will be licensed to be an intervention specialist for grades K -12 and endorsed in reading. I gained 11 lbs during the first year of school. My goal is to wear the dress I wore when my husband proposed to me (16 years ago) on graduation day. Still a long way to go!


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