Oct 10, 2010

Rivals and Tough Decisions


Woke up early despite the protesting I heard from my body, but not to work out. No, I had to wake up early so that I could eat a hearty breakfast and bus my booty over to campus by 9:00am so that my Biology group could spend hours on end collecting data for our major project before all of the leaves fell from the trees, which is due within the next week or two most likely. Old-fashioned oats made in Vanilla Caramel tea, mixed with cinnamon, nutmeg, chia seeds, flaxseed meal, and pureed pumpkin, and topped with PB&Co. WCW, Grape Nuts, and maple syrup.


After breakfast, I listened to half of my Nutrition class lectures on protein and then had to leave to run a few errands. I needed to get more ink for my printer and pick some things up from my mother’s house so that I can start preparing for Halloween festivities. After returning home, and finishing my protein lecture, I had lunch. I tried one of the Cocoa Mole Larabars that I won in the giveaway for the first time and it was actually pretty good! The chili added a little kick right at the end that wasn’t too terribly painful or overpowering and the texture was magnificent. Why on Earth would they retire this flavor?! At least I have another one in my stash to look forward to down the road.

Along with a Honeycrisp apple and a few dark chocolate morsels, lunch came with a side of even more studying. I was seriously all across the intellectual spectrum today. Nutrition, Biology, microorganisms, and Microeconomics. Though switching what I was working on made the time seem to go by faster, which I guess is good. But, as soon as the clock struck 3:30pm. Homework was pushed aside and the television was turned on because. . . today was the game. Michigan State played their rival: the University of Michigan. If you go to school at MSU, you can’t miss this game. We had not lost to Michigan in football since 2007 and so have been in possession of the coveted Paul Bunyan trophy for the past 2 years and were hoping on making this year the third in a row and to make our current 5-0 record into a 6-0 record.

Don’t worry. Paul Bunyan is still safely at home for yet another year. 6-0 Spartan Victory! Unfortunately, pain struck just after the game started and that pretty much crushed any dinner or evening plans I had hoped for. We’re stuck right now as to where to go from here in treatment and testing, which is incredibly frustrating. I feel like my doctors don’t really care and are starting to just write me off because I’m such an anomaly, but I’m not making my pain up! How are my doctors not as concerned about me being about 10 pounds underweight and it continuing to drop, and my increased frequency of pain. This has entered into every area of my life and is slowly but surely destroying me. I survived mono with my education and friendships intact, why is this not the same situation?


Again, no workout. I slept in instead because I had a rough night last night. I woke up late, ate a Honeycrisp apple, was still hungry, and so made my classic oatmeal: old-fashioned oats made in Vanilla Caramel tea, mixed with chia seeds, flaxseed meal, nutmeg, cinnamon, and pureed pumpkin, and topped with maple syrup, PB&Co. White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter, and Grape Nuts.


I ate my breakfast/lunch in peace and went back to studying. Anything to keep my mind off of what’s on my mind, if that makes any sense. I got an e-mail saying that the Honors College is interesting in interviewing me for a position on campus, which would be nice. I worry how my health will be factored into working, but I guess that’s something more to worry about later if I actually am offered the job. Rather than having an actual lunch, due to waking up later and so eating breakfast later, I just had a Chocolate Peppermint Stick LUNA Bar instead. I love this flavor.

Dinnertime rolled around and I was in the mood to cook something. First, I sautéed some spinach, then I added in two eggs worth of Eggbeaters mixed with plenty of salt and pepper until nice and scrambled and cooked. Then I topped it all off with soy cheddar cheese and ketchup and served myself a few saltines as well since I’ve apparently been hoarding a very large box of them in my cabinet. A strange craving, admittedly, but you should always listen to your cravings. And look at how colorful it is!


Now I’m off to continue watching Gilmore Girls (the last season) and reading for Microeconomics. Night, everyone, and I hope that you had a much more relaxing and enjoyable weekend than I did!




  1. So sorry to hear that the doctors seem to be treating you that way. That's really disturbing especially when they're the ones you're turning to help for. I hope it works out soon before anything too serious happens to you.

    Your dinner is really colorful. I had to read again to make sure that wasn't broccoli underneath. I think I'm going to make something very similar with broccoli instead of spinach if my roommate will let me use his ketchup... :P

  2. Wow...
    How do you make your food look so good?
    I'm drooling over here...

  3. Daniel - I know! The spinach started turning the eggs green and now that I look at the picture it really does just look like broccoli rather than eggs and spinach.

    Gabriela - I would say luck with lighting and luck in condiment-izing. I really wish I was more arty when it came to assembling my meals, but most of the time I'm just so darn happy that I didn't burn the apartment down that I'm good with anything that comes out!