Sunday, November 7, 2010

recently!

Why, hello.

Ya know, when I first started Dimple Snatcher not so long ago, I planned to blog daily. But then my class workload happened. Since it’s my last year and I stopped working at my school’s paper last semester, I anticipated more free time. Only I didn’t realize that finally taking Astronomy, one of two required science classes, would cause so much heartache. We have an exam on Thursday night and I’m starting to fret. Now’s about time to crack open the textbook huh?

Ugh.

And what if the kitties are sleeping on my study sheets? What then?!


It’s only the lecture class that so painful. The lab class isn’t so bad. I kind of like it actually. Although I'm clueless as to the scientific relevance of the experiments we’re conducting, I’m getting good grades--plus, my lab partner is a riot and the instructor is so kind I had to bring him a mango. He’d never had one before! They don’t grow mangoes in Greece.

In other news, I fell last night.
It was unglamorous.
See?

It’s thanks to these boots (the brown ones). They're beautiful...and slippery. Thank you, Urban Outfitters. I hadn’t scraped my knee since I was a kid so it's been nostalgic…and painful! How does a little knee scrape make it a bit uncomfortable to walk? Anyone?

Last night I went out with some church friends to celebrate two birthdays. That's actually when I fell.
We went to this Mexican restaurant, then elsewhere-I-can't-remember-the-name for dessert. Loved the Mexican restaurant especially. They made the guacamole in front of us!

It was a wonderful night with the best people. (Would share more photos, but I'm not sure who wouldn't be thrilled to be pictured on my blog :)
Let’s see, what else?
Oh, I made more Chickpeas earlier today. It’s the same recipe as last Sunday. See here.
After I left home, my mother texted me “Thanks for making dinner.”
It totally made my day. It’s wonderful to feel appreciated. Whoever you claim to love, let them feel appreciated. That’s what I’ve been learning.
Anyways, hiya! Love this simple recipe.
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Last week was better food-wise than the previous week. It wasn't good, but it was better. I've found that it's more healing to my disordered eating issues to count my wins instead of my losses.

And I only made it to the gym once last week and our DVD player isn't working so I couldn't exercise at home. Because the semester is winding down, my workload is crazy so it's hard to carve out gym time. But this week I'm going to try something a little different: early morning gym time. It even hurts to type that! I'm not sure I want to be healthy that badly! I kid I kid. Let's see how tomorrow morning goes...

Love!

-A-

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Good news!

Vex Kitty has given me back my laptop privileges. Apparently I wasn't giving enough kitty kisses?

The last time he was upset with me, he confiscated two of my clutch bags. But I was like, "ehhh, I have other bags."
 Another time he took my school binder.
He was not playing.
But I was like, "ehhh, I don't feel like studying anyway."
So this time he knew that he had to take something really really important from me...hence my laptop confiscation. Things are better between us now, except that he bit my hand last night for disturbing his sleep. Abuse?
Will come back tomorrow to share. So busy with schoolwork!

-A-

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

sorry!

Uhhh, I can’t blog today! Vex Kitty won’t let me!

-A-

Monday, November 1, 2010

crepes on a monday.













                                                                       
We like our Mondays sweet.
Jasmine, the 8-year-old I babysit, and I.
Well, actually, we like everyday sweet.

Our toppings: nutella, bananas, and almonds. 

We ate at this place while Jasmine told me stories about school, including one about her best friend, Meredith, who apparently has become like one of the "popular girls":

"Like one of the popular girls? What do you mean? Wasn't she always popular?"

"Yes, but now she's different. She listens to Lady Gaga and Justin Beiber."

"Oh. Oh, I see."

It's weird because she's so little, but when I was in the 4th grade I remember how big I felt, how my little world held so much value for me.

Jasmine took a photo of the top of my head.


It reminded my of a photo back in June. I see a trend!


I also want to review my hunger + fullness cues from my disordered eating workbook: 

Hunger levels:
Hunger level 1 - You may experience a little rumbling in your stomach.
Hunger level 2 - You stomach rumbling may increase. You may feel a mild burning sensation in your stomach.
Hunger level 3 - You may have a slight headache.
Hunger level 4 - You may sense an empty feeling in the pit of your stomach. You may start to think about eating. You may feel tired or agitated.
Hunger level 5 - You may feel lightheaded or dizzy. You may be cranky and snap at people around you.
The workbook suggests eating around level 2 or 3.

Now, here are the levels of fullness
:
Fullness level 1 - Your hunger sensations begin to abate; you are still enjoying your meal.
Fullness level 2 - If you were to stop eating, you’d feel satisfied but could still eat a little more.
Fullness level 3 - You are comfortably full, satiated.
Fullness level 4 - You’re beginning to feel uncomfortably full.
Fullness level 5 - You feel much too full; you can’t stuff any more down; you feel sick or have stomach pain.  

We should really stop eating at fullness level 3. The thing about disordered eating is that it interferes with our awareness of hunger/fullness cues, which is something I'm always working on. With semester stress/grad school stress/etc. it's been especially hard lately.

Hey, hey, hey, have y'all tried crepes? They're good!

Love,
Alexia

healing.


 If you can't tell, I'm sitting in bed with my laptop "Frida" and a mug of green monster. Here's what's in the monster:
- 1 cup plain soymilk (I prefer vanilla flavored, but we're out)
- 2 handfulls of baby spinach, around 2 cups
- 1 banana
- 1 teaspoon flax seeds
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 4 ice cubs 
I love this stuff, especially because baby spinach doesn't have a strong flavor so I mostly taste the peanut butter - banana flavor :)

This summer I felt faint and dizzy in the mornings, so I was prescribed folic acid. I take my anemia seriously because I was hospitalized for severe anemia due to overactive bleeding in my uterus last year. My gynecologist in the hospital said that there was probably a correlation between how much I weighed at the time (236 pounds, my highest known weight) because fat can affect hormones. She suggested I lose a percentage of my weight, which I did and I'm still weight-losing. And my uterus has been fine ever since.

But back to this summer: I don't know why I was a little anemic, but I choose not to take the folic acid prescription. Instead, I started drinking green monsters and soon I didn't feel like I was going to topple over in the mornings. 

Here's to a wonderful November, everyone!

-A-