Let me start this post by explaining the title & perhaps ranting a little bit about it….
Since coming to school, I have noticed girls everywhere are CRAZY about food/dieting/exercise/etc. Some girls want to lose weight and talk about it constantly, some girls just are plain unhealthy (too much freedom? idk), some girls eat salads at every meal :-\, some girls only eat one meal a day, etc. etc. As you can imagine, this is kind of bad for me to be around as I am trying to gain weight and the last thing I enjoy seeing is other girls who are doing the opposite (and, not to mention, extremely unhealthily).
case in point: Today, in my intro to psych class (which i LOVE, by the way), I noticed a girl in front of me on her laptop. She was looking up all these weight loss sites (she looked perfectly thin to me) and one of the ones she was looking at was about a “cookie diet.” I don’t know why, but this really got to me. I mean, seriously, a cookie diet? Now i’m sure this thing works in some absurd way…. but whyy is it so hard for people to lose weight the healthy way? And why do college girls have so many self image problems 😦 i’m sorry, but I think it is really sad. I wanted to just tell the girl how pretty she is & how she shouldn’t be worrying about this stuff, but I didn’t for many obvious reasons.
Through struggling with disordered eating (I don’t have an eating disorder, I just think I have an obsession with food/eating/nutrition/exercise that is unhealthy), I have come to realize that happiness should not revolve around weight or your appearance. College is an AMAZING time and I wish it was easier for girls to find balance, happiness, health, & high self esteem here.
anyways… here are some of my eats for the day! I am still new at this & forgot to picture my dinner & a snack 😦 but here is what i’ve got
BreakfastFage 2%, 1/2 cup of kashi go lean/heart to heart, a banana, some cinnamon raisin swirl peanut butter & a cup of skim milk! And of course i had my daily coffeeee fix (unpictured)
Lunch was also delicious!La tortilla factory wrap with turkey, pepper jack cheese, and lettuce with a serving of pretzels & one deliciousss apple! And a glass of skim milk on the side 🙂
oh yeah and I definitely drank this…maybe you are starting to catch on, but i have a caffeine/diet soda/coffee ADDICTION (I know..it’s bad)
Sadly, my chipotle dinner was unphotographed 😦 but i’ll tell you it was amazzzing. I was really proud of myself because I got rice in my burrito bowl. I usually just get a salad to decrease calories, but I thought I needed some carbs! I also had chicken, some cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, and guacamole on the side! Then, later I snacked on a pure protein s’mores bar (SO GOOD) while studying for psych 😦
I had a sorority meeting tonight & it was really funn… i’m loving my pledge class & i’m so excited because this weekend is initiation.
Sorry this post is so long, hopefully i’ll have some more food pix tomorrow & maybe something else interesting to talk about?