This post is a bit wordy, so you may want to get a snack, or get comfy, or whatever it may be! I have a lot to say and so i guess it just has to be i want it to be said! haha
Monday started (and ended for that matter haha) like any other. Except for one thing: my mindset. I felt great, positive, and motivated.
Breakfast was (in the room) a delicious yogurt mess. I have a lot of food in my room right now so I have been eating breakfast in the room this week. It saves time (aka..more sleep!!) but i’ll be back in the cafeteria for breakfast soon enough!
I went to zoology, where I was pleased that my teacher remembered me (this is like an 800 person class split between two lectures) and approached me before class to discuss my questions about tutoring! yay.
Then I had Music 101… did econ homework during it. At least I accomplished something? Then went to Econ discussion where I legitimately was more confused after I left. annoying. The TA is nice but she doesn’t speak english well at all, making it very hard for students like me to understand anything she says..
Anywho, I had to quickly consume lunch because I got out of class at 1 and had a 1:45 therapy appointment.
Therapy went very well. It was funny, after the session my therapist pointed out that we only talked about food for a fraction of the time. She explained that with my new energy i am “able to talk about life.” I left feeling proud, empowered, and accomplished.
Usually I stress about eating dinner with the sorority on Monday Nights but today I didn’t let it bother me. I had no clue what they’d be serving but decided I would survive and just to go and eat! I ate two meatballs, a serving or two of brown rice, lots of veggies, a little and DELICIOUS roll and I was good! Success.
I also got a position I wanted in my sorority called K.R.O.M which stands for “keep recruiting our members” where I will plan sisterhood events for the whole chapter. Does anyone have ideas for fun, not too expensive activities I can do with my sorority? Some ideas I have include: tie-dye party, monthly dinner groups with different girls, going to see valentines’ day, weekly movie nights at the house, trip to Wisconsin Dells, etc.
Oh, and I hope this doesn’t come off as bragging/boasting, and honestly tell me if I am but I won this award!!!:
I also stopped at Red Mango after!! I was supposed to have a blogger meet up there tonight but it fell through 😦 At least I got to enjoy it! I ordered the medium original with pomegranate and then added some almonds and hazelnut spread! SO good!!! This snack filled my meal plan perfectly too!
The whole day, my mindset was incredibly positive. I realized how happy I am and how much more energized I feel!
Dinner at the sorority was great food-wise but one thing that really stood out was something this girl mentioned in her post yesterday: FAT TALK. I will not elaborate too much on my opinion because it mirror’s Jenny’s so much so read her post but I will say I was shocked by how much of the talk at the dinner table was fat talk. One girl is going vegan for a month to lose weight. Another girl didn’t eat anything because she wants to lose weight and doesn’t think the food is healthy enough. Everyone was talking about weight!! It really saddens me but at the same time for once I was able to not feel triggered. Listening to fat talk and not being directly upset/affected by it was one of the most freeing experiences i’ve had thus far.
Now, the girl who is choosing to go vegan to lose weight is one of my best friends but her choice bothers me for many reasons:
1) being vegan does not necessarily mean you will lose weight!! obviously.
2) the fact that she is choosing to go vegan to lose weight frankly belittles the intentions of vegans who do it for the right reasons.
3) even if she does lose weight, as soon as she goes back to eating the way she normally does she will probably gain it again! ‘quick fix’ diets simply do not work, nor are they healthy!
4) she doesn’t know the first thing about being a vegan and she certainly does not know about the nutrients she might be lacking from her diet
5) She made this decision after reading Skinny Bitch. A book that, honestly, irritates the hell out of me.
Nonetheless, I let my strong opinions stay quiet (for once). I did tell her I don’t think it is a good plan but I don’t want to be too pushy. Maybe i could help her by offering her some recipes that i’ve seen around the blog world? I don’t know.
well, I think that is all i’ve got for now! I’ll leave you with Tuesday’s rockstar breakfast:
1/2 cup oats, 1 2% fage, 1 banana, 2 tbsp peanut butter, 1/2 cup kashi honey puffs!
Questions- any ideas for me for events for my sorority? girls only 🙂
how do you respond when a friend wants to do a fad diet you disagree with?
Check out Lauren’s giveaway for some amazing goodies!!
Also, check out Gabriela’s peanut butter giveaway- love ittt!!