Update re: stress

Saturday, May 01, 2010

So... I've gotten LOTS done this week, friends.

The ball is officially rolling with the switch over to non-thesis. I'm meeting with the head of the department on Tuesday to make sure everything's on the up & up.

I met with my advisor in the graduate school (outside of the dept.) yesterday. She said that I'll be able to switch over my already-paid-for thesis hours to non-thesis hours. Basically, she's saying that I'll have to pay a nominal fee for the summer rather than out-of-state tuition. She's saving me roughly $2.5k. Amazeballs.

I'm one step closer to getting out of here. Movers are coming on Monday morning. I am almost ready for them. I just have to pack a few things from my kitchen and move everything that I'm taking with me out of the way. The non-bf (thanks COCOMAC7!) flew down to help me pack everything else. I couldn't have done it without him. My dad's still in Haiti, my mom & sister couldn't make it down. It would've been really rough if I was by myself. My mom ordered some Omaha steaks for the boy for helping me. He doesn't know they're on their way. He's definitely a grill-master, so he'll be super excited to get them! I have great people in my life, for sure.

Even though things have been crazy, I have been tracking all of my food and trying to get workouts in as much as possible. As weird as it might sound, tracking is something that I can control everyday. I can't control my ego-driven professors, I can't control my health issues, I can't control anybody. I get that. But I can control what I put into my body and how much I exercise. It's actually kind of refreshing in my current state of chaos.

I'm trying a new recipe tonight. Well, not exactly. It's a spark-ified recipe. Easy to make so I can focus on getting everything done. It's a cheesy ravioli bake. Super yummy. Big servings. Under 400 cals., which is kind of high, but I worked it in.

Thanks for always being so supportive, my dear spark friends! Last blog I felt like I was treading water. Now that things are slowly coming together, I feel like I'm coming up for a bit of air. Stress sucks. Especially when you feel so overwhelmed. I think the only way to manage it is to make a plan by breaking things down and doing one thing at a time. That old joke is true. You really do have to eat an elephant one bite at a time.
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  • DRURY23
    Glad things are moving along well! Hang in there, we all get stressed and it's amazing the effect it can have on us! I'd love the recipe that for the ravioli if you have it! I'm always looking for ways to cut recipes back on calories and fat!!!

    3558 days ago
    Would love to get the ravioli recipe! I've been craving ravioli (weird?) but can't find a decent recipe. :)
    3558 days ago
    Thanks for the shout-out! Sounds like things are starting to fall into place for you! Keep doing all that you can when you can and you will see the results. Life gets in the way all the time, but it's not an excuse for us to give up! Way to go!!!!
    3559 days ago
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