Archive | February, 2011

To Vegan or not to Vegan?

19 Feb

For the past few days, I’ve honestly been considering trying to switch to veganism, both for heath reasons (Dairy seems to affect my skin and my voice) and for ethical reasons.

I came down with some sort of oral infection a few days ago, which has made it difficult to eat any solid food– I’ve been sticking mostly to ice cream and yogurt, so I guess this will be my last dairy-extravaganza (not to mention I ate the rest of a huge bag of Valentines M&M’s, yum)

I really need to start eating better — I haven’t gained any weight, but I haven’t been feeling great. Tired and cranky, plus my skin has gone nuts. Hopefully I’ll start using this to catalog what I eat/how I feel when I’m eating it to find out the triggers that cause me to eat junk food!

 

Goodbye, old friends!

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A New Experiment

16 Feb

For the past month or so, I’ve been so fixated on everything I CAN’T do.

Every few days I try to start fresh, try to start doing everything perfectly…

but that always fails. No matter how many times you hear the old addage, “nobody’s perfect,” sometimes it’s hard to remember that when you see everyone else around you suceeding at keeping everything together while inside, you’re struggling.

So instead of trying to do everything and be everything, I’m going to try to do only two things:

1. Take care of my responsibilities (when I don’t do this, I feel guilty, which makes me less likely to do what I need to do — vicious cycle)

and

2. Do things I love and/or start finding enjoyment in everyday things. Life can be wonderful for the smallest of reasons, but if you aren’t open to recognizing it, then it has the tendency to pass you right by.

Hopefully it works! I’ll try to post more often, but things are getting really hectic as the first round of midterm exams close in. Wish me luck!