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health weight loss

thoughts on intermittent fasting

I listened to all 20 chapters of the Obesity Code. First 19 chapters was interesting, but I already knew that healthy diet for losing/maintaining weight included: 1) reducing added sugar; 2) reducing processed grains; 3) managing protein intake; 4) consuming natural fat; and 5) increasing consumption of fiber. However, the last chapter provided information new […]

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coping skills PhD Life work

new chapter

Finished! I finished my dissertation. I finished my phd program. at the end of this journey was an unexpected sense of drop, a sense of fall, or a loss, letting go all of a sudden of a goal I had worked towards intensely for the past six years. As much as pushing towards finish line […]

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coping skills PhD Life

a good enough dissertation

I have a defense draft of dissertation! I consider it a “good enough” dissertation, as in Winnicott’s concept of a “good enough mother.” I don’t mean that my dissertation isn’t good. I just mean that I did my best not being a perfectionist and practically speaking it’s better than a perfect draft of a dissertation […]

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health weight loss

weight loss tip

The deli owner lady around the corner saw me yesterday and told me she was so impressed with my weight loss. I lost about 50 lbs last year and gained back about 15 lbs this year. She asked me how I did it, what I eat, etc. So I told her that I don’t eat […]

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rule following vs decision making and weight loss

I wanted to be done with weight loss. But I started gaining weight after reaching my goal weight! Maintaining weight is hard. It’s almost easier to be perpetually trying to lose weight, if that makes any sense at all. I am listening to this podcast on rule following vs decision making. I feel like I […]