Anyone who has ever been a college student should be able to agree with the subject line of this post. There are two potential ways in which Midterm Exams can lead one to neglect his or her nutritional goals.
Scenario A: Studying is more important than cooking and/or you've been invited to or have invited others over for a study group session and everyone knows that study groups = pizza, copious amounts of caffeine, chips, popcorn, donuts, or whatever else you can have delivered or pick at without a fork while your nose is buried in a book.
Scenario B: Studying is stressful, exams are stressful, you know pizza and chips are evil so, instead, you choose to go with a cup of coffee which you barely touch because you're too busy clenching your jaw until your teeth hurt as you study/complete the assignment.
Guess which one I suffered from today! Yup ... B! It's bad enough that we're running low on groceries (I am SO glad today is pay day but it's going to be teeny tiny compared to what we're used to because the rain cut back on "Temptation's" appointments last week and he had two full days with no work at all) so we're having to make do with the bits and bobs that are left in the fridge/cupboard. Add to that the fact that what we do have requires cooking ... and I don't mean simple microwaving either. Top it all off with the fact that I had to do two midterm exams this morning and you're left with less than 22 calories consumed by noon-thirty in the form of a partially consumed cup of coffee with creamer.
These were some of the worst midterms yet, too, because I bloody hate my classes! Class A is allllll about critical thinking; no joke, it is an entire 9 week class based on learning the skills of critical thinking. Why do I hate this class? Well for one, critical thinking has never really been a problem for me so it's boring and repetitive. Also because, in my book, 99% of the "skills for learning critical thinking" are COMMON FREAKIN SENSE! Do we really need to spend 9 weeks learning how to study the process of resolving problems related to study? Isn't that redundant? Furthermore the very phrase "critical thinking" annoys me (Please refer to the third paragraph in George Carlin's "Explicit Lyrics" CD transcript found here for perspective on why this phrase gripes my butt). "Describe the critical thinking methods you used when evaluating the events of the Boston Tea Party". What the heck does that even mean?! I read the material and it made sense ... where does evaluation with critical thinking come in? It's not like I can create and implement an alternative solution to the problem because it already happened!
The second class is psychology. GRAWER TWICE! Does anyone watch Bones? I love that show and I am so 100% in agreement with Brennan that psychology is mostly conjecture and guess-work. Freud was a loser with a mommy complex who decided that everyone in the world was disturbed because that made him feel better about himself. Basically, he was a psychological bully. More often than not a banana is JUST a banana! I know this seems odd considering yesterday's post about my dream but sometimes I have to read the fluff in my text book in order to be reminded that it's fluff. Take motivation for example: motivation is caused by instincts but instincts don't explain physiological needs therefore motivation is caused by drive-reduction but drive-reduction doesn't explain dare-devil sports therefore blah blah blah! Here's what I think. No one knows how to explain, define, or otherwise study motivation, dreams, emotions, or personal preferences so everyone is throwing a possible explanation on the bandwagon. That's fine, all great science has to start somewhere BUT ... until the whack jobs actually figure it out and come to a single, reliable, honest conclusion ... they need to keep it on the down-low just like astronomers used to do in ancient times and noetic scientists are doing now. I think paranormal science actually has a stronger foot to stand on than psychology ... at least the majority of them are in agreement on the major facets of their conjecture. At any rate, I got 28 out of 30 on the exam so that's not too shabby.
5 glasses of water
1 cup of coffee with creamer
1/2 cup of spaghetti w/2 tbsps sauce (last of the leftovers)
4 oz Tomato, Baked chicken (leftover)
1 V8 Fusion
1 #9 sammich from Jimmy John's
1 whole dill pickle
Daily Caloric Intake: 1516
5 min stationary cycle 93 RPM (50)
29 min Wii Active custom workout (266)
Daily Caloric Burn: 316