Hi bloggies, blog-friends, blog stalkers, family, or whoever else you may be 😛
So as you all know (because I have been annoyingly mentioning it in every post), I am really stressed and busy right now. Blogging, as much as i want it to be, cannot be a number 1 priority:( I am trying to comment as much as possible but just know that I am reading but will get back on track next week when i’m less stressed/busy 🙂 I know you wonderful readers understand!
With that being said, it is 1:15 am (ended up posting in my music class) (Sorry Mom) and I am choosing to blog instead of sleep– what the f? haha!
Valentines Day dinner with Gardner was soooo delicious!! I didn’t take pictures but I started with an awesome curry crab soup & had the scallops with a blue cheese risotto for my entree and two pieces of bread… soo good!!
I challenged myself on Monday with breakfast. As you all know, I usually go to the ‘bowl’ breakfasts- yogurt messes, oats, yoatgurt, whatever but I thought i should switch it up! I had a cranberry oat bagel with cinnamon raisin swirl peanut butter, fage 2% and an apple
Dinner was real quick and eaten while at the library studying my butt off all night for zoology. Snack was also eaten there. Didn’t have time for pictures. Too Stressed 😦 Finally got to bed around 1:30 and woke up to make yoatgurt!!
I had two classes and then went to UHS for my weigh in- good outcome. I am about 4 pounds from my target weight– yay!! a 20 bmi & i feel fabulous (Seriously!!)
I had lunch before going to econ tutoring (i’m telling you- my schedule is packed..ugh)
this was a salad with swiss, chicken, eggs & half of a naan grilled flat bread, an apple & pretzels. Loved it! Except the chicken is nASTTTY- me and my roommate were talking about it- it is so processed & salty– yuck! i don’t think i can ever eat it again 😦
I realized a food rule I used to have in my eating disorder was that I could only eat bread at one meal- like If i ate a sandwich for lunch, i had to eat a salad and protein only at dinner- how dumb!! I was missing out 🙂 What are some food rules you have realized you had/have that make little to no sense? I am so glad I have overcome so many of mine!!!
After econ tutoring & a zoology review I had a snack!! cinnamon raisin peanut butter, kefir & graham bumpers!
I had humo from 5:30-8:30 so I grabbed dinner at Einstein’s on the way and planned to eat it after (late, i know..ugh!) I got a wrap with turkey and veggie cream cheese. I love their wraps– they don’t fall apart at all and they are so grainy!!
I wanted to talk to you all about something my teacher in my relaxation class talked about today. She talked about the effect that what we verbally say/think can have on our actions.
She demonstrated this through an exercise (lucky me- i was chosen as the example hah..). She had me hold my arms out and I was to resist her as she pushed them down. Then, I had to say “i’m weak i’m weak i’m weak” as she pushed them down, rest, and then say “i’m strong i’m strong i’m strong“ as she pushed them down.
I was amazed by the difference. When I told myself I was weak, I let her push me down. When I said I was strong, I was able to keep my arm up.
Why am I sharing this with you all? Because I honestly believe the way we think and the way we speak/think can influence our overall happiness and confidence. I used to consider myself pretty pessimistic. I still am sometimes. But i am truly working on being optimistic and believe that when I take my thoughts and rationalize them/make them positive, I end up feeling a whole lot better.
She discussed opening up your mind– allowing yourself to relax. Allowing yourself to react to a stressor in a positive way. You have a choice- you can either react to a stressor in a negative, spastic, etc. way or you can breathe in and out and figure out how to calmly solve the problem.
It seems obvious. The thing is though, we all negative self talk and become close-minded way more than we realize. This negative talk could actually be effecting our every-day lives in how we complete tasks (& how efficiently), how we interact with others, and how much energy we have. I am going to really pay attention to my optimism this week because I think a little goes a long way.
as Jason Mraz beautifully wrote 🙂
“Well open up your mind and see like me
Open up your plans and damn you’re free
Look into your heart and you’ll find love love love”
Hope the rest of your week is amazing!
1) How do you react in stressful situations?
2) Do you believe that a positive mind and strong relaxation techniques can make a difference??
3) adding onto earlier– what are some food rules that you have had/currently have and how have you/how do you plan to overcome them?
PS- look what my Mom sent me via phone picture message… haha! her yogurt messsss 🙂