Oh hey! I hope you all had a stellar weekend and beginning of your week. I’m here with some rambles on food, diet culture, and life, as you’ve probably gathered.
Rambles on food:
–I’m going through a serious thing with bagels and peanut butter. I don’t know why it’s been so long since I’ve had a bagel, but it has been. There’s just something about a bagel on Saturday morning, ya feel?
–I’m not a big fan of the dining hall hours here at school. Mostly the dinner hours. It ends at 6:30! Which would be find, since I’m 80 years old inside and can eat dinner at 5:00. Emphasis on “would.” The problem is that I’ve realized I actually pretty much eat four meals (plus snacks as needed) a day: breakfast, lunch, dinner, and then a snack of meal-sized proportions at night. So my preference would be to eat my meal-sized snack in the late afternoon, and then dinner later. I didn’t think I’d need to stock my dorm room with lots of food, but I was wrong. *end pointless complaining*
–But, in more cheerful news, I got a care package from my parents full of food (because what else would you put in a care package?), so that helped sustain me through the week until I could get to the store and stock up on food.
In the care package:
Bars. I hadn’t tried either kind before, so it was a new experience.
Chocolate. Duh. You better believe that both bars are now gone.
This saved me after my Tuesday night class. Annnnnnd I still have one more, so yay.
Honey. Yummm. Obviously, I’m trying not to get sick (hellooooo airborne), but living in close quarters with so many people, I know it’s inevitable. I fully expect to use this up in lemon tea when I have a sore throat.
And finally, this raspberry peach tea, which I’m really enjoying. P.S. I don’t buy the whole “detoxifying” business. My internal organs do a great job detoxifying my body, thank you very much.
Rambles on diet culture:
–As it is with every college campus I’m sure, there’s a lot of diet talk here. While I’m grateful to be past the point where I’d call it “triggering”, it still feels pervasive. I don’t feel like I know most people well enough to call it out when I hear it (kindly, of course), but at the same time, I feel like I should say something because 1. it affects other people and 2. diet culture is based on a lie. Advice from anyone who’s been in this type of situation?
–One of the dining halls has these “be sugar savvy” signs over certain foods and one of these days, I’m going to tape “listen to your body” signs over them. Like really, people know there’s sugar in ice cream.
Rambles on life:
–I’ve realized I’ve been treating college like it’s a transition. Like, I noticed halfway through my first week of classes that I was unknowingly avoiding looking at people’s faces because I just wanted to get in, get out. Sure, it was a transition from where I was to here, but thinking of the next four years as just a transition? Probably not the healthiest way to look at things. I’ve made a little list of things I can do every day to help me start feeling a little more rooted, a little more present.
–I really miss my dog. Very deep and insightful, I know.
–Also, I was deleting pictures off of my phone (was I procrastinating doing something else? Probably.) and I came across pictures of bowls of oatmeal and realized I also REALLY miss making oatmeal. Something to look forward to over Christmas break. People: So what are you doing over break? Me: Making oatmeal. (Should this have gone in the “rambles on food” section? I don’t know. The burning questions in life.)
So there are my rambles. What are yours? Ramble your heart out in the comments! Can’t wait to hear all about it!
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