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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Anyone here work out?
« on: June 14, 2007, 11:50:36 AM »
I agree--it's just hard though because of time/money limitations.  I run maybe 5 times per week for around 3 or 4 miles each time.  In order to lose fat, I'll either have to start running more or eating less.  Harder than it sounds though...

Have you ever heard of HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)? Basically, you walk/jog slowly for 60 seconds, then all out sprint for 20-30 seconds. You repeat these for 15 minutes and it burns an insane amount of fat, and you only have to do it for 10-15 minutes. I try to do this 1-2x per week, but it is incredibly hard.  It is the absolute best form of cardio to do by far for fat loss, and it takes like no time.

Why does it burn more fat than just running for the same amount of time?

im not sure the scientific reason, but it has something to do with the increased heart rate you get from doing the sprinting. High intensity cardio burns a TON of calories, but if you do it for too long it becomes catabolic and starts burning up muscle. that is why marathon runners you may see are very cut looking, but have almost no muscle. If you do HIIT, you get the benefits of an increased heartrate from high intensity cardio, but by doing it in spurts of 30 seconds and then letting your heart rate go back down, it isn't catabolic. It's supposed to be really good if you are trying to keep muscle but just lose fat. Doing high intenstity normally isn't good for fat loss, just cardiovascular reasons. So if you are running like 7 minute miles for your cardio, it's not burning up as much fat as you think. The best thing to do for fat loss is a long amount of low intensity cardio, like 45 minutes of it, or doing HIIT or sprints.  So basically you are gonna want to try to work up a big sweat, but not get too out of breath.  Most people don't know that back breaking cardio is not the way to lose fat, and the best way is either HIIT or long amounts of low intensity cardio

I am so trying this!

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: When should I quit?
« on: June 07, 2007, 02:01:04 PM »
I mean, I've already pretty much thought it out in my head, but I thought I would get some nonbiased internet strangers to throw in their two cents.

The deal is, the place I work at now doesn't know I'm going to law school. The last day I can work is Friday, July 13th as I going on vacation that next week (July 14-July 22) and don't have enough vacation days built up to take the vacation & then quit.

I've heard from several longtime employees that the place I work is notorious for walking out people the same day they quit. However, in my experience, that hasn't happened. Three people have quit while I have been here: one gave 30 day notice and rode it out, one gave 2 weeks, and one gave a few days notice. And, to top it off, the office manager was one of the people who just quit and I've been covering some of her duties in the interim. They have a new girl starting next Monday. But then at the same time, I am worried because I keep getting "scolded" at work(long story but including "taking too many of my sick/personal days for the year," someone complaining that I was too loud on cell phone as I was leaving for lunch, etc - I work with some really petty people)

To be totally honest, I am totally bored at my job and would quit today if I didn't have $$ issues so I really need to work through July 13th for the money. I am torn whether to give them two weeks notice and risk getting the boot two weeks early or quitting on July 13th and just saying - Cya...I want to leave on a good note but they seem to be making it difficult.



Just wait 'till the 13th and give your two weeks notice. You'll still technically be employed there for your vaca time, but you won't be working :)

Is it clear that OP is eligible for paid vacation?

I get paid vacation but its accrued each month you work there (.92 days/month. I already used some vacation in March to go to an ASW so I don't have enough vacation accrued to take off an entire week in July. Besides, I think its in really bad taste to give your two weeks notice & then go on a vacation for 1 week of that.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / When should I quit?
« on: June 07, 2007, 10:31:03 AM »
I mean, I've already pretty much thought it out in my head, but I thought I would get some nonbiased internet strangers to throw in their two cents.

The deal is, the place I work at now doesn't know I'm going to law school. The last day I can work is Friday, July 13th as I going on vacation that next week (July 14-July 22) and don't have enough vacation days built up to take the vacation & then quit.

I've heard from several longtime employees that the place I work is notorious for walking out people the same day they quit. However, in my experience, that hasn't happened. Three people have quit while I have been here: one gave 30 day notice and rode it out, one gave 2 weeks, and one gave a few days notice. And, to top it off, the office manager was one of the people who just quit and I've been covering some of her duties in the interim. They have a new girl starting next Monday. But then at the same time, I am worried because I keep getting "scolded" at work(long story but including "taking too many of my sick/personal days for the year," someone complaining that I was too loud on cell phone as I was leaving for lunch, etc - I work with some really petty people)

To be totally honest, I am totally bored at my job and would quit today if I didn't have $$ issues so I really need to work through July 13th for the money. I am torn whether to give them two weeks notice and risk getting the boot two weeks early or quitting on July 13th and just saying - Cya...I want to leave on a good note but they seem to be making it difficult.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: 1L and Suicide
« on: June 06, 2007, 04:29:31 PM »
I don't mean to be rude or condascending but the this PDXsaint is completely right. It seems to me that a lot of people on here who are so paranoid about law school haven't had much real world experience. If a semester of worth of someone telling this isn't good enough or your not good enough is going to kill you, then law school isn't the place for you. If you can't handle it in school, how are you going to handle a job????

As a psychology minor and someone who has personal experience with the subject of suicide, its never anyone or anything's fault other than untreated mental illness. Its never caused by one incident or one experience like law school (years of abuse, drugs, war, etc are a different story). People who even think about suicide have real mental problems, simple as that.

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Can you get these right away??? I am moving to the city where I will be attending law school & am in a bit of a money crunch...I only need like 1000-2000 for moving expenses, but I would need the $$ by July. Anyone know??

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Financial Aid / GradPlus, I just don't get it
« on: June 05, 2007, 03:32:02 PM »
I don't really have time to sift through the Grad Plus Questions & Answers Thread so I thought I would ask my two question here:

Does the EFC from the FAFSA have any impact on this loan? Like will I be able to borrow up to my total cost of attendence less any other financial aid, but not including my EFC?

Does this get paid directly to me or my school - I did not apply using my schools "preferred lender"?

Thanks in advance!

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Sorry, I dont mean to be an ass, but I don't understand if you are so concerned about getting a job/getting your "offer" revoked, then why did you "slack off"?

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The money is appealing to me as someone who grew up in a single parent household that was constantly struggling to make ends meet, but more importantly I am interested in a challenging career that demands hard work. The "prestige" is also important to me, especially as a woman who has been pigeonholed into an administrative role at virtually every "professional" job I've ever had (even though they advertise it as something else, like sales or marketing).

I graduated with a BBA, at the top of my class at a well-respected state university (not a public ivy though), had prior office experience, and leadership experience up to wazoo and I'm stuck at this horribly boring, unchallenging job that offers absolutely no growth potential. I'm not lying when I say I spend most of my week handwriting thank you notes (with a prewritten greeting that my boss wrote for me) and stuffing envelopes. Oh and I make the same as a papa johns manager...I actually look forward to going to my second job as an ACT prep course instructor just because my mind is stimulated more by the high school kids.


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Financial Aid / Re: GRAD PLUS Questions and Answers 2007
« on: May 18, 2007, 04:45:48 PM »
Just wanted to share.  I applied for my GradPLUS loan through my schools preferred lender and was denied.  So I applied through another lender and was approved.  So you may have to try a different lender.

Same thing happened to me..See above post. Glad you were able to get a loan   ::)

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Financial Aid / Re: GRAD PLUS Questions and Answers 2007
« on: May 18, 2007, 09:32:26 AM »
When do we need to start applying for these loans?  I am going to school in the fall and want to clear things up


I have about 1300 dollars in cc debt which I am paying off with a decent job I got for the summer making about 3000 dollars.  I am going to aggressively and quickly pay it off and try to get rapid rescoring to improve my credit score.  I had a stupid medical bill that went to collections while I was abroad in France which brought down my score to a 580 from a 670.  I am hoping to get my score back up to around 670 or higher like it was before.  The collections debt payoff should alone jump the score up 40, 50 points.  Why does it have to take so damn long to process?   >:(

Applying for the loans sounds nervewracking and makes me nervous about it.  Is applying in mid July too late?  I doubt I will have my ccs paid off in full til the first of July and my credit report would not reflect it likely without rapid rescoring.  The rest of my summer money is going to pay rapid rescoring fees and work with lenders to get approved.  I'm sure I'll do it but when do I need to initiate the process?

Sorry to burst your bubble but a collection does not get removed off your credit report once you pay it. I have a $59 collection from the energy company that somehow fell through the cracks when I moved out of a house in 2002 and it somehow didn't get transferred to my new electric bill. I first found out about this in 2005 when it was in collection and paid it immediately. Now its still on my credit report and will be for seven years.

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