So I’m really really hoping that no on else tries to room with me even though I’m going to have a double and it’s only me in it right now. If I’m lucky I won’t get stuck with anyone. I really can’t workout whenever I want cause my roommate is always here. Don’t get me wrong, we’re really good friends but sometimes you just need space to do things at your own pace. It’s why I want a single so badly. For my junior year my res college guarantees me one, but I still have to deal with next year before I can get to that. I think Thursday will be the last day for people to pick rooms so I may get a “single” after-all. The super benefit would be I can push the beds together and get like a queen size :P
The whole wanting to workout and can’t thing really bugs me, though. She usually has a ton of people in here and I can’t workout then or when she’s around cause I have to move furniture around. Rawr. Wish me luck with this no roommate thing!
I’m in an oddly perky mood today, despite how gloomy it is outside. I want to thank everyone for their advice with the whole protein thing. I picked up whey protein, almond butter, and veggies with good protein. I’ve almost entirely gotten back on track. I need to up my water intake and work out some more, but I’m slowly getting back into the groove.
I might do a 5K this weekend (if I can find the money for it) and another thing in a few weeks if I get a team. The other “thing” (I have no idea what it’s called) is like a race through mud, tires, climbing etc. It sounds like a lot of fun, so I just have to convince my friends :P
Leave me a comment in my ask telling me about your experiences in similar events, I’d love to hear!
about your lent protein deprivation post... i'm a vegetarian and i get a gram of protein for pound of body weight every day. Eggs, greek yogurt, and cottage cheese are extremely high in protein, as are nuts and whole grains like rice and lentils, quinoa, and whole wheat. Whey protein powder is also an excellent protein supplement, but meat is definitely not the only way to get protein.
Thanks so much! It’s something that I always struggled with during lent, and it’s great to know there are tons of options!
If you've lost one pound. If you've lost a hundred pounds. If you've kicked your junk-food habit. If you've eaten a vegetable today. If you walked a block today. If you ran a mile. If you put down a glass of Coke. If you drank five glasses of water. If you've cut 1000 calories or if you've cut 100, take a second to marvel at how far you've come and how far you're able to go.
Hey, if your looking for sources of non-meat protein, go to your local health food store and look for almond butter, cashew butter, and sprouts! Sprouts have super awesome amounts of protein in them. -- vj-livelife
Thanks! I’ll give those a try! I’m in college and only have access to walmart by shuttle so I’ll see if I can find those! Can you eat sprouts raw in a salad?
Ok, so since I haven’t been eating meat for all of orthodox lent I’ve felt seriously protein deprived. I’ve been thinking about picking up Whey Protein or something because I really don’t have access to much else. I’ve been ridiculously hungry, and although I’m not proud of how I’ve been eating I haven’t gained any weight. So it’s back to eating well, hopefully buying some protein something-or-other to help me survive the rest of lent. On a positive note I feel totally revitalized since dropping Organic Chemistry, I’m going to have to retake it next summer but I really don’t care. I feel alive again and like my life can go back to normal.
Just downloaded Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred! Going to start doing that and I’m excited. Just waiting for my roommate to get out of the room so I can do it. :P
So I haven’t gotten to the gym this week and I’ve been eating a lot more from stress and lack of sleep. I haven’t gained any weight thankfully, but I’m not proud of my habits either. This has without a doubt been a week from hell. I might have to drop Orgo II because I don’t know if I can even pass it. It’s embarrassing really, I go to one of the most well respected liberal arts school and I can’t pass this class. Granted, its considered one of the harder classes, but still. It depends on how I did on my exam yesterday. I can’t believe I’ve lowered my standards to just wanting to pass, that’s just how hard it is. I’m meeting with the Dean today to discuss it, so hopefully I’ll get some help. The thing is I’d have to take it again anyway, so there’s really no running from it.
On top of that I have so much other work in all my classes and this weekend is House Party at Bucknell, but I’m not participating and everyone I know it. 1. I don’t trust anyone to keep an eye on me when I drink 2. I don’t drink like they do here, I’m more of a glass of wine and cheese gal 3. I’m broke and can’t afford it and 4. I have so much work to do. So I get to spend the weekend alone doing homework, which kind of sucks. I really don’t want to deal with all my drunk friends at all.
To make matters worse I have major cramps, to the point where I threw up last night and this morning. And I have lab today which I can’t miss. Whoo….not. Honestly, I just want to sleep. I’ve gotten so little of that lately because I’ve stayed up to study and do work most nights, plus had to skip classes just to finish it all. On top of that I did a lot of work over spring break too. FML FML FML. Here’s to a (hopefully) better week next week!
So yesterday I totally pigged out, but it wasn’t a binge. I had intended to do it. My parents offered to take us to Red Lobster, I promised my sister she’d get Panera Bread for lunch, and my friends wanted to meet up for ice cream since I won’t see them till May. I gained a pound but I find that I don’t even care. I get to go back to all the wonderful gym equipment, I’m bring back tons of healthy food, and I wore a belly shirt to bed and woke up looking pretty bangin’ so quite frankly I don’t care.
I head back to Bucknell today. I’m happy, but kinda pissed too. It’s going to be a stressful week and I barely got to see Jeremy this weekend because he had the stomach flu. Now that he’s better I’m leaving and he won’t drive out to see me next weekend. Stupid boys. Anywho, I’m back on track and I feel great already! Here’s to hoping I don’t die of a work overload next week! Also update picks coming soon!