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09-08-2012, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by VirginiaMtlExpat View Post
Very impressive. Make sure you take time to maintain your health: i.e. cardio workouts a few times a week, and a few hours a week of farniente. Burnouts are nasty.

I had that type of life in the first year of my postdoc research stint in Japan, when I had not yet finished my thesis and was working on it every evening, plus Saturdays and half of Sundays, while also doing my Japanese homework at every meal. Came very close to burning out myself.
My health is ok. I have lost 20 lbs since starting which isnt bad since I was about 20 lbs overweight when I started. Its not the best way to lose weight but it worked. If I can get 3-4 hours of sleep a day I'm usually pretty good. I take time off when I can to recharge. Weekends mostly. But I'm not doing bad so far, most didn't think I could make it past the first week. And I think I'm on month 5 now. Only been one REAL bad night so far.

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