Monkey Mind

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Hey y'all :) I hope you are all doing FABULOUS since I last posted ;) Fill me in and lemme know what's going on!

Well I will tell you what I have been up to lately. Last Friday I was planning on going home for the weekend but...I decided to stay! I know, so not like me. Hah. Usually when debating whether or not to go home I usually end up going home but not this time! I went out both nights with my girls and had a great time and I was glad I decided to stay! This last week my attitude about college, friends, and going out has TOTALLY changed (for the better!) I just LOVE going out now and having FUN with my friends. I mean that is what college is all about, right? I can't wait for this upcoming weekend and it is only Tuesday!

So you are probably wondering why my post is titled "Monkey Mind" and I will tell you. As I said before for my English class we are reading Eat, Pray, Love which I highly recommend! But anyways while I was reading I came upon this phrase which is a Buddhist term meaning unsettled, restless, capricious, whimsical, fanciful, inconstant, confused, indecisive, and uncontrollable. We talked about monkey minds in class and my teacher said we all have monkey minds and I could definitely relate all of this to my ED! ED sometimes makes me feel like all of these all at the same time! I just need to relax, breathe, and LIVE and not let ED get to me!!

Some foods I have been eating lately...
yogurt messes with Brown Cow Vanilla yogurt, Kashi Go Lean, banana, and PB & Co. Mighty Maple pb.Breakfast on the go! Blueberry muffin, blueberry yog, banana, pb, and milk.Why hello French Meadow Blueberry Muffin! You are quite delish ;)Blueberry yogurt with all of its yummy chemicals!

Lunches have been quit typical of me.
turkey and swiss whole wheat wraps, fruit, pretzels, and milk.Grilled Chicken caesar salad and a baked potato with melted cheesy goodness on top.Hot grilled veggie wrap with american melted cheese! Yummm.Spring rolls and rice topped with veggies.Dinners have been...broiled chicken, mixed veggies, herb risotto, and potato, thyme & olive oil gratin which was beyond good. Never had it before!
Baked ham with asparagus, scalloped potatoes, and a roll.

Well that has been some of my eats as of this past week. I have been MUY busy with school work as well as my social life.

I am very sad there are only a few more weeks of school but I am also so very excited and ready for summer!!

Are you ready for summer to begin?!



givinganythingbutup said...

my last post was about eat pray love! LOVE that book!
Glad you are doing well- live up your college experience! itll be done before you know it :)


Jess said...

Delicious looking cheese-filled potato! SO GOOD!
<3 jess

Meg said...

Living is what college is all about! It's amazing how much different you feel when you begin to LIVE and not just EXIST. Keep it up! :)

ktbwood said...

hey girl!!
how fun-so glad you are enjoying yourself! keep itu p!!

*Andrea* said...

so excited for summer! can't wait for the beach and fresh fruit and icecream and sleeping in :)

love the new addition of muffins! yummy!!

peaceluvmunchies said...

The eats are looking fantastic, Jenna! Glad you are having so much fun!! :)

em said...

way to go girl! glad you're having fun! you're so right- that's what college is about and now is the time to be wild and crazy and go out :)

solskinn88 said...

I love Eat, Pray, Love!
And you are so right, when ED kicks in you get a monkey mind. Sounds cute, but it is NOT.

Your food looks delicious, but why do you eat youghurt with next to nothing fat? That is not necessary at the point where you are!

sprinkledwithcinnamon said...

I am stoked to read about all the changes you are making- it looks like you're really beginning to branch out with your meals and still love them, and I think it's great that you discovered how fun college life is...I know it took me two years but now I love college culture so much that I'm actually a little sad that the semester is finishing up!

Jaclyn said...

I'm sad school's almost over too!
Great points from the book in relation to ED--definitely have thought/done those indecicive and ambivelant things too!

Lovee♥Megan said...

the brekafast on the go looks delish!

cappuccinokisses said...

I love that you're enjoying being at uni more now! I'm kinda struggling at the moment with being around the people all the time, going out and socialising, and I am finding it easier to be at home... but you've made me realise that we only really get this chance to be crazy, fun-loving students once!
I deffo want to get more into the spirit of uni-life (mostly dossing around with few cares in the world! haha!) and live life to the full, yay!

Amy xxx

Katie ♥ said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmm that muffin looks delish!!!!!!!

Love mighty maple PB!! The best!

Im so ready for summer!!!!

Gabriela @ Fro-Yo Lover said...

Hey, Jenna!
I´m so happy to hear you´re ok. Even better - that you´re living life the fullest!
I´m so proud of you, girl. Delicious eats and pics, as usual!
Keep the great job, haha.
Brazilian XOXO´s,

Meg said...

i really want to read that book, my mom read it and loved it.

the eats look delicious! i want to get my hands on that gluten free muffin, yum! the spring roll dinner looks SO good too :)

mrsmotivation said...


You should be so proud of yourself. I've been trying to get out and have fun with friends too. Let me tell you, it's been such an awesome and amazing experience for me. With ED, he NEVER lets me do that stuff.

Your eats look delicious! Keep up the good work. Keep moving forward and don't turn back! ED sucks! :)


Jenna said...

thanks for the comments!
you are all so right about livin' it up in college :)

Anonymous said...

you know what jenna, I just wanted to say that reading your last few blog posts has really made me so happy :), you have come so far and it is wonderful to see you finally try so many new foods, you should be so proud of yourself right now, you inspire me for finally getting past your little mental road block --keep up the good work, you deserve recovery, you deserve life :)

darkchocolatekisses said...

HEY GIRL!!! I just got your comment!!! I LOVE your blog too!!! Kefir is pretty good! Have you ever had those yogurt drinks? Its like a milkshake.. but not? Its kinda hard to explain... It has the "tang" that greek yogurt has.. but its sweet too?!! idk JUST TRY IT!!! I'll drink it with breakfast, and I made a smoothie with it & frozen fruit the other day... Trader Joe's strawberry kefir is pretty good.. it is good for you too! It has all those probiotics that help digestion and stuff :) AND high in protein!!! have a GREAT night.. and eat some yummy food!!

Lauren said...

Hey Jenna, thanks for reading/commenting on my blog. You seem like you are doing so well! Your thoughts have certainly shifted to less eating disordered and a healthier way of living and being.
I also read eat pray love....a long time ago. It was a good book, from what I remember. Hope you continue to enjoy it and live your life to the fullest in university. love xo lauren

Ariel said...

i looooove this post. I'm happy your coming out too. I use to make excuses not to hang out with anyone all the time until i started forcing myself to and it feel so much better than being inside. im proud of you! keep it up

idxego said...

Monkey mind can be helped via meditation and mindfulness training :) Yoga also helps!

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