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Doing much better. . .

September 14th, 2006 · No Comments

Thanks to all for the good advice! I’ve been doing much better the last couple of days. Although I’m still hungry sometimes, it’s not overwhelming, and I’ve been better at budgeting my points so that I have a few left over at the end of the day for when I inevitably get munchy. Although last night, I took a different approach. My mom made spaghetti (she halved the amount of meat she usually puts in it, which lowered the sauce by 2 points and didn’t change the taste at all!), and I budgeted points for two cups of whole-wheat spaghetti instead of just one. It was a nice, filling meal, and I didn’t need a snack the whole rest of the night!

Tonight, by contrast, I’m snacking like mad. I had 5 points left after dinner, so I’ve had a bag of 100-calorie Pop Secret (pretty good, actually) and a Blue Bunny Healthy Smart Fudge Pop (which calculated at 0 points, but I’m counting half a point just to be sure, and it’s made with Splenda and so is nummy!). That still leaves 2.5 points I get to think of a way to consume, plus I’ve got 2 Activity Points from doing 30 min. on the elliptical this morning (I did 30 min. yesterday, too). And I’ve still got 27.5 points left in my weekly allowance! I’m saving that for the weekend, though. I’ve got a baby shower on Saturday and I want to be able to eat whatever goodies my family cooks up for it. :) I’m also drinking more water and taking my multivitamin.

In non-weight-loss news, today in my class (which is Rhetorical Criticism, incidentally) we talked about the Neo-Sophist Rhetorical critics. It’s so funny to see how much all the disciplines are really coming together and influence each other. For example, my friend Kat is getting a Ph.D studying what she calls Stylistics, which from what I gather is studying literature from a linguistics point of view. Of course, rhetorical criticism studies literature from a rhetorical point of view, which is obviously language-based. So the two disciplines are actually doing the same thing, they’re just calling it different things.

In any case, it was fun to discuss ideology and its influence on rhetoric (and vice-versa) and shocking my class with the news that I’d written a 13-page paper on how the Sorting Hat is an Ideological State Apparatus. :P You’ll be able to read that paper in the October issue of Scribbulus, incidentally. :) I think I’ll have a whole-wheat English muffin with peanut butter. Or maybe raspberry jam.

Oh! I know! Peanut butter on one half, raspberry jam on the other. . .

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