(haha sorry, after seeing Rent, I still have the songs in my head for at least 1/2 of the day and have varous lines from the movie running through my head. If you don’t know what i’m talking about, in Rent, Maureen calls her loves Pookie)
Sorry for that rant! I ended up having such an amazing weekend!
on Friday, I decided to take it easy and went to see a movie with one of my friends! We saw When In Rome
My Review: This movie was cute & definitely enjoyable but nothing deeper than that. The plot was fairly predictable but nonetheless, I enjoyed it because I was totally in the mood for a thoughtless night. I wouldn’t go out of your way to see it, but if you’re bored and have seen the other movies you want to see, you’d probably enjoy this!
After the movie I pretty much just hung out with friends around the dorm and I watched 21 with a couple of my friends. That movie makes me want to go to Vegas/be 21! haha.
I decided to prepare some overnight oats 🙂 I included ~1/2 cup plain wallaby yogurt, 1/2 cup oatmeal, 1/2 cup water & cinnamon and then in the morning I added peanut butter, banana, more cinnamon & some graham bumpers… so good 🙂
Saturday was honestly the best day… soo fun! I ate lunch with a friend and didn’t picture it. Saturday was the Camp Randall Hockey Classic which is when the hockey team plays on a rink on the football field!!
We went to a party before the game and then pretty much danced to the game haha. We were a bit…under the influence. haha look at Gar’s face! It was fun because we went with some of his friends & some of mine!!
I left the game with Gardner and went to a restaurant called the Nitty Gritty– I basically scarfed my food down- I was ravenous! I got this huge bbq chicken salad and had some chips & ketchup too! We also definitely had a pitcher of beer… which we probably didn’t need…..
After that it was already like 9! I was so tired. Gardner and I took a 30 minute power nap and then I got ready to go out again… I got a burst of energy! It was such a fun night.
We went to a bar called The Red Shed where they serve Long Island’s in these. It was fun & I may have taken the mason jar… :-X don’t judge me hehe
I had brunch (i guess) at around 2 and it was oatmeal!! in this mix: 1/4 cup egg whites, 1/2 cup oatmeal cooked with original almond milk, cinnamon raisin swirl peanut butter, banana, and some cereal! Loved every bite.
I stopped inside this store Bop becuase there were sale signs all over the door. This store is really expensive generally and for some reason I was drawn in. I ended up trying on jeans (which could have been a bad idea, but luckily was not!) because I have been frustrated that I don’t really have any that fit (old are too big, new are too tight). I found a great pair on sale, that are the size i believe I am truly meant to be and decided to make the purchase!
I felt truly empowered to have purchased these pair of jeans. These pair of jeans fit my healthy body. These are the size that is normal and healthy and beautiful. It felt so good to buy something for my improved self.
After shopping I had my afternoon snack! Fage 2%, 1 cup of marshmallow oaties, dark chocolate dreams & almonds (side note: sometimes it is weird for me because my snacks are the size of normal people’s meals… oh well, no comparing, right? :] )
Hit the spot. Honestly, I was so full for hours. This doesn’t really happen to me anymore. My hunger cues have definitely been a little messed up and usually I have some kind of constant hunger (whether it be physical or mental, if that makes sense). I went to the library with my friend and when I got back it was like 8:45 and I had to eat dinner! I just ate it in the dorm quickly because no one else really eats that late haha.
I had an Amy’s Cheddar Burger on a pepperidge farm whole wheat deli flat with laughing cow, everything pretzel thins, annie’s honey grahams & an apple!
I have realized that since my weight gain, I have so much more energy. The thing is, the time the energy change is most noticeable for me is during nights on the weekend. I am now able to stay out late with my friends. I used to be so tired and would not be able to make it nearly as late as the rest of my friends would.
I believe late nights out with friends are crucial to an unforgettable college experience. I want to look back and be able to remember fun times out, not times that I stayed in because of ‘calories’ or my sleep needs.
This leads me to my next Question section!!!
I am answering questions regarding college life 🙂
Danielle asked “How do you feel about alcohol + college in regards to a healthy lifestyle?”
Honestly, we all know alcohol is not healthy and binge drinking is definitely a problem in our society today. The thing is, I believe college is the time in our lives where (if controlled) we can have a little fun and drink with friends! I am totally fine with drinking and do it because I think that it creates lots of fun memories and times to remember (or… not haha). It becomes a problem when it is someone’s only way to have fun, but I think moderation is key. I know it may be hypocritical to a ‘healthy lifestyle’, but I do really enjoy going out and drinking with my friends on the weekends sometimes and i’m not afraid to admit it. I realize others may disagree and I completely respect that opinion!
Katherine asked “how are u finding it holding yourself accountable to eating with being away from school and all that? do u ever have moments when u slip?”
This was a huge problem at first. When I came to school, my parents were under the impression I would be gaining weight. However, this did not happen at all. I was able to be in 100% control and took it way too far. Now, I realize how serious my condition is/was and do not want to slip up. I truly want to recover so I think that is really helping to motivate me stay on track. Previously, I didn’t truly want to recover. There have been a couple times where I have given into temptations to slim down a snack, but nothing durastic has happened (i am proud to say!). My weight has been continually increasing and I have been doing a great job with my meal plan! If i ever feel the desire to ‘cheat,’ I usually call Gardner and he convinces me to say on track 🙂
Hope you all have fantastic starts to your week!!
some questions for you:
1) What was your favorite thing you did this weekend??
2) What is your honest opinion about the issue of alcohol in college?