Happy September

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Hey, beauties! Glad to be back to Sparking. College has been a rush. In the past three weeks, I read hundreds of pages (completing at least five books and reading huge chunks of others), ate way too much sugar, went to marvelous parties (the kind with spontaneous worship and swing dancing and goofy ice-breaker games), got a job at McDonald's (oh, the irony), and otherwise crammed enough activity into three weeks to fill three months.

August's top three college life lessons:

1. Snacking while studying = my bane.
2. I don't need to relapse into bulimia to be okay when bad things happen.
3. God will provide. But that doesn't mean life won't get messy.

Even waist-deep in Augustine and Plato and Latin (oh my, I feel sophisticated :P), I'm committed to continuing my journey to a healthy life and a healthy body. So I'm back to tracking and sparking.

My September goals:

Eat less.
Move a little every day.
Reach for the healthier treat.
Don't shrink from hard or inconvenient action.
Don't multitask. When you eat, eat. When you study, study.
Reach for refreshment, not entertainment.
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    Welcome back, chickie! Glad to hear your college experience is already off to an awesome start!

    You have great goals and will be able to accomplish them easy-peasy. Don't forget you have all kinds of new tools at your disposal now, including a support system here. I remember struggling with snacking while studying, but I actually lost weight my first year because things like the salad bar were so available on my meal plan.Plus whenever I or a friend was stressed or upset, we went for walks and talked it out, which helped on SO many levels. Keep some healthy snacks available for those desperate times, and you'll do great!

    And good luck with that homework thing, too. :P
    2109 days ago
    Hey! I was thinking about you! It sounds like you're having a blast. Yes, it's a bit messy, but it wouldn't be as much fun if it wasn't! "Joyfear", like you said, right? :)

    Can you get into a little groove with a daily walk, maybe? It'll keep your mind sharp and provide a nice opportunity to think (either about Plato or about cute boys... or both?) A habit like that is an easy chance to sneak in some exercise to fight off the freshman fifteen!

    And... McD's, yes, ironic. Hopefully you're resisting the food as much as possible... if you can call it "food". (I had a McChicken on my vacation recently and it amazed me all over again how they are able to make a food-type-product that appeals to all our senses yet fulfills very few nutritional needs besides calories...!)

    I like your no-multitasking rule. Mindful eating is important! Let me know how it goes!
    2116 days ago
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