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  1. Thanks. That's what I figured. Also, thanks for getting me hip to pub med; I had not used it before.
  2. @zeroh13 I forgot to answer your question. I teach Latin III, IV, and AP at a public high school in the Birmingham suburbs. If that's not "nerdy," I Don't know what is!
  3. Giving up sugary drinks, soft drinks, and beers has left just water and tea for dinner. Being a southerner, I do like to sweeten my iced tea, but Don't want to use sugar to do it. I got some stevia, and it doesn't taste all that bad. I was wondering if anyone has done any research on it. The NF Academy only has a little paragraph about it: "Stevia is a naturally occurring sweetener from the Sunflower family. It is approximately 300 times sweeter than table sugar, and allegedly has a lower effect on blood glucose levels. Stevia has had an interesting history in the United States (for poli
  4. Glad to find some fellow teachers to discuss scheduling and lifestyle stuff with.
  5. Thanks for the warm welcome, everybody! Glad to be here, and ready to get started on those goals. As of right now, I'm leaning towards one goal in four categories: nutrition, mindset, fitness, professional. These are a rough brainstorm, but here's where I'm thinking for each area Nutrition: cook (and clean up) at least 3 nights per week. (I love cooking, but not cleaning up or unloading the dishwasher is my weak spot.) Mindset: use a meditation app to start my day at least 3 times per week Fitness: gym twice a week, run three times a week for four weeks (half marathon trai
  6. Hello everyone! My name is Drew and I signed up for NerdFitness a LONG time ago, but failed to get any accountability to go with it, so it totally fell by the wayside. Well, now my brother has signed up, and is going through the Academy, so I'm respawning as he starts out. We're both teachers, so as the new school year looms, we have the opportunity to establish healthy habits and schedules this time around. It will be my fifteenth year teaching, which is kind of hard to believe, but the great thing about teaching is that the structure of the year builds in a forced respawn in terms of your te
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