Because at school I eat when I’m hungry and I eat the right amount to give me the energy I need for the day.
At home, I eat out of boredom, annoyance, stress, because I’m tired, because something caught my eye, and because my mom made dinner and heaped my plate and I was raised to eat every bite or not leave the table.
I think this last point is a key issue when it comes to the relationship we have with food in this country. How many of us heard, “you can’t leave the table until you eat every bite” or, “eat everything on your plate, don’t waste food” or even, “eat every bite because there are children starving in Africa”? I know I heard all variations of this. The problem is, we are taught as very young children to ignore what our bodies are telling us about food and hunger. We are born with an instinct about when to eat and when we are full. Babies cry when they’re hungry and stop eating when they’re full. Then suddenly, when we learn language, we are no longer trusted to know when we are hungry or full and made to eat everything we’re given, hungry or not, “or else.” Does anyone else see the problem here? This is why, I believe, so many of us have to re-learn how to properly feed our bodies, something that should really just be a natural instinct.
My schedule this semester is not going to help my already messed up sleep schedule at all but I think it’s going to do wonders for my yoga practice. I realize that if I’m going to complete 19 credits and 60 hours of teaching successfully this semester I’m going to need yoga to stay sane.
This will be the longest break from school I have had in a year due to my (somewhat unfortunate) decision to take a ridiculous number of summer credits during the last break. It has just now occurred to me that I have nothing that I HAVE to do. I can read books that I actually want to read, and do yoga, and sleep a normal amount, and see friends, all without feeling guilty. I don’t have to rush to be anywhere or do anything. I don’t know what to do first but I’m so excited!
There’s a marathon of your favorite show on the weekend before exams and you have no self discipline :/
Not the exams
Not the papers
For me it’s the professors bringing in all the baked “goodies”!
Cutting down on portion sizes isn’t just healthy, it will also help your food and therefore your money, go further! Everything in moderation.
When my professor starts off class by saying that she brought in some cookies today and if we participate we can have one…
First I’m all “We’re in college, not first grade, why are you bribing people to participate?”
Then I’m all “Haha I can’t eat cookies… nap time”
The irony in this is that she is my education professor and is supposed to be teaching us how to effectively run a classroom. She keeps harping on the importance of not offering students rewards they don’t care about because they’ll tune out… so what exactly is she doing here?
Sick, shaking, bloated so bad I look like I’m gonna pop, and all from some gluten contamination somewhere. The best part? I’m in class because “I need a doctors note to verify my condition if that’s really the case”. Hope she’s ok with me running to the bathroom every few minutes.