Feb 21, 2011

Holy Temperature Change Batman!

50 degrees and sunny one day, and blizzarding the next. Oh, Michigan, when will you stop deciding to be a PMSing woman? The roads are absolutely horrid right now and with exams occurring this week and next this storm could not have come at a worse time.

I felt pretty under the weather this past weekend, which put a damper on my plans to see people and hang out with them, but I just did not have the energy to get myself out of bed or even to open my eyes. However, I still had several meetings which I could not cancel and had to drag myself to.

I'm getting more and more excited for my Tanzania trip. Four weeks in another country and climbing to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Doesn't that just sound like absolute bliss?

With the "heat wave" that struck and a general craving for fruits and vegetables, I've been craving and eating several Epic Green Monster SIAB (smoothies in a bowl) lately. Also, more pasta. Maybe it's just the fact that I've been hitting the gym more, or that the weather keeps oscillating between warm and freezing cold, but a warm bowl of penne with a little mushroom pasta sauce and nutritional yeast (eaten with lightsaber chopsticks) is just so comforting sometimes at the end of a long day. In fact, I plan on another EGM when I get home from classes today. I made THE most scrumptious mix last night and can't wait to recreate it. If only making them didn't make my kitchen so dirty!

All in all, I've just been keeping myself very busy with appointments, volunteering, working out, and studying. I really need to hit the books in the next two weeks for midterms and then spend spring break slowly working on an honors paper I have due this summer for my study abroad. It's going to be about the use of medicinal herbs to treat malaria (or something like that, I forget the wording of the actual topic).

I hope that all is well elsewhere in the blogosphere. In honor of NEDA (National Eating Disorder Awareness) Week, or maybe I felt pressured because of it (in a good way), I have an appointment to see a counselor at the university health clinic to talk about the aspects of my disorder that I'm still struggling with. I spoke with someone last week for a good hour or so that I chose based on her philosophy being more in tune with what I want to achieve rather than what's been thrown in my face all this time that all I need to do is gain weight and then I'll be "cured". She is more of the Operational Beautiful sort of woman which is what I so desperately want to focus on and become more like.

I hope that last paragraph made sense since it sounded a little funny in my head. Anyway, I'll be filling you all in with another post next week and, in the meantime, you can follow me on Twitter @ ucrunnereats.
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  1. I feel you, the weather changes here suck so badly I want to cry. I could see the grass on the ground! And now it's all white and sucky outside.

    Anyways, I look forward to hearing about your sessions and anything new that comes up about the study abroad. I'm almost 100% positive you're going to have an amazing time! ^^

  2. You're going to Tanzania? I want to go to Tanzania on study abroad next spring!

    What program are you going through?
    And, please, update the blog while you're there so I can learn more!

  3. just came across your blog! it's fabulous! you have some great insight on your posts!