100 lb. Club - I passed the bar exam!!

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09-14-2012, 03:43 PM
The summer of bar prep was also the very last beginning of a long weight loss journey.

I used weight lifting and running to cope with the stress. I ate well to nourish my body and my ability to learn huge amounts of information. And I lost 42 pounds while studying for the bar exam.

And I found out today I passed!

We had a party at work with lots of great food. And I told myself I could eat whatever I wanted. Cuz I passed the freaking bar exam! Didn't want the cake, the brownies, or the cookies. Passed on the bagels and the grapes. Had 3 slices of amazingly delicious pumpkin bread and called it a day. More calories, and empty calories, than necessary. But reasonable, and sustainable.

09-14-2012, 03:46 PM
YAY! Huge deal! Congrats and amazing that you've been working on weight loss while you were studying for it!

09-14-2012, 03:49 PM
Congratulations ! That is a wonderful accomplishment ! Your weight loss is a great accomplishment, too !

09-14-2012, 03:54 PM
Congratulations on all you've accomplished!

09-14-2012, 03:54 PM
Congratulations!! ON ALL of your accomplishments!

09-14-2012, 04:01 PM
I know all about the bar (my sister is studying Law) and it is a HUGE accomplishment to pass it! Massive well done! I cannot believe you could lose weight while you were doing something so stressful, that is really inspirational! You feel proud of yourself!

Goddess Jessica
09-14-2012, 05:12 PM
Congrats! That is a huge deal!

westcoast rosa
09-14-2012, 05:17 PM
fantastic!!! congrats!

09-14-2012, 07:51 PM
Congrats!!! Weight loss and passing the bar you are amazing!!!

Strawberry Blond
09-14-2012, 08:03 PM
YAY! What an amazing accomplishment!

I always tend to snack when studying, so your example really means a lot to me. Thanks for sharing.

09-14-2012, 09:45 PM
:bravo: :congrat: That is fantastic news!!!!

09-15-2012, 04:54 PM
Congratulations! Amazing that you were able to prepare for the bar exam and focus on weight loss. The stress would have pushed me the other way.

09-15-2012, 05:27 PM
That is freakin great!!!Good job and good luck!!!!

better health3
09-15-2012, 06:46 PM
How thrilled you must be! Congrats. I am very happy for you.

09-15-2012, 08:18 PM
WOW!!! That's amazing. Congratulations on both successes!!! :yay:


09-15-2012, 08:33 PM
Three wonderful accomplishments here: passing the bar exam, losing 42 lbs while under stress, and sticking with the pumpkin tea bread at the party (btw, lots of vitamin A in that pumpkin) ... :cheer2:

09-15-2012, 09:52 PM
Congrats from another bar survivor....15 years ago. I completely dropped my diet during my Bar/Bri class and didn't get back on track for 13 years :) Congrats on a great job on both the bar and your health. Welcome to the practice.....:)

09-16-2012, 12:23 PM
Thanks, everyone, for the words of encouragement and support! It is so nice to have a group of people who understand the struggles. Free1 - I actually didn't take a prep course. Just because of the money, but I think it was the best pure-luck decision I have ever made. While my friends in BarBri were going insane sitting through a video-taped lecture, I was at the gym listening to law lectures on the treadmill or in the weight room. While they sweltered in a classroom with practice tests, I was at the side of the pool working my way through questions - after I had enjoyed an hour or two of lap swimming and playing with kids. Hopefully, I learned a little bit about integrating fitness into real life!

09-16-2012, 01:03 PM
Congrats! Good job on the bar exam and developing healthy habits!

09-16-2012, 01:31 PM
CONGRATULATIONS!!! Well done, all the way around.

09-16-2012, 09:40 PM
wow, congrats to you! :)

09-18-2012, 11:28 AM
Congratulations!!! Huge accomplishments.

09-18-2012, 11:56 AM

I only hope to have such success next summer when I prepare and take the bar exam!

09-18-2012, 02:36 PM
Wow! What a great accomplishment! I know how much work it is to study, study, study for the bar. My SIL is a lawyer, and had to pass in VA, DC, AND MD.