The first week of classes requires a great deal of stamina. In the library, students want to
- check out textbooks
- find their rooms
- learn how to log into a course shell
- print their schedules
- find a tutor
- add classes, and/or
- drop classes
This means that we spend most of the days on our feet walking from the desk to various computers. It’s usually a good week to, at worst, maintain weight, and, at best, to lose a few pounds. The beginning of this semester brought added stress to our losers:
- Emily and her husband closed on a house.
- Pam bought a new car after wrecking hers the week before. Then this past weekend, she had a sinus infection.
- The Jolly Librarian suffered from allergies that kept her coughing and unable to sleep.
Yes, we are a pitiful crew. But, surely, some small victory could be pulled from the jaws of such decrepitude. And it was, almost.
We lost a total of 3.5 pounds. The slacker was once again the Jolly Librarian who gained 2 pounds. I have to admit that when I have a sore throat, I tend to gravitate towards ice cream and salt, salt in the form of vinegar and salt potato chips. And although I worked out all but one day last week, most were modified worksouts, more walking less running and sometimes a shorter distance.
Still most of the Losers are feeling optimistic, and I saw two of the Featherweights out for a walk yesterday. So we’re proceeding, certainly slowly, if not surely.