So I am currently running on nearly 48 hours of no sleep due to being busy out of my mind ( yes I am ok) but I at least want to document to you how I have been doing and how I have been feeling. Just please ignore all of my grammatical and spelling errors for now, I will go back and fix it.
So Tuesday I was sick in the morning, I felt very physically ill and I couldn’t get myself out of bet until nearly 11. I then went out and campaigned on the oval for an hour before class, then afterwards I gave myself some me time before I went to start sorting through Academic Enrichment Grant Applications. I was feeling pretty off most of the day. I starting feeling pretty hungry. My breakfast was more nutritional, the Tropical Greens smoothie from Cafe Juice, but I lost out on calories. I then wanted General Tso from Marketplace on Niel again to make me feel better. My food count was way down compared to Monday.
Like this diagram on the left is not ok, whatsoever. Not healthy. Moving on though last night I pulled an all nighter to get all 1 26 Academic Enrichment Grant applications generally processed and set up for grading. AEG grants are up over 200% in submissions compared to last semester’s cycle. I also studied for a written essay and finished a paper. Then, I went to change and grab some Wednesday breakfast. I really craved tea and caffeine, so I got myself a large hot green tea, a banana, and a chocolate muffin for breakfast at Berry Cafe. Afterwards I carried 50 lbs of sandbags for a tent for the campaign team I am on, bad idea. Yes, I used to be able to lift weights, used.
I was campaigning for my team and my friend Sarah who knows I am doing SNAP went and got me apple slices and peanut butter at Berry Cafe because she’s a complete sweetheart. I had the apple out of good graces, but it made me think; she knows I’m doing this just because it’s the SNAP challenge, however, what if this was my real situation? What if I couldn’t afford this?
I think I wouldn’t be talking about it, whatsoever, food insecurity isn’t something you talk about in a country driven by meritocracy where even looking insecure can deprive you of your ability to succeed. So my goal is to not even mention it to my friends at all that I am doing this challenge for the rest of the week, I want to see what their perception of me is- and if you are reading this my friends, don’t think about it.
For most of the day I was extremely cold and trying not to think about how hungry I was. It worked because I had a lot to turn in and also an in class assignment. Additionally, I had a good conversation with my one professor about a research topic regarding generalized interpretations of movement and it’s links to violence. I then went to work on more campaigning stuff and then AEG grants, then advocated at a student organization about the campaign team I am on. While I was able to distract myself, it didn’t stop me from feeling feeling awful the entire time. I was so happy to get a gyro in the Union and guzzle down more water. It doesn’t feel like enough though.
Now the Union is closing, and I should probably go sleep for a couple hours at least. Here’s the nutrition plot for what I ate Wednesday- A LOT BETTER thanks to the GYRO. Thank you greeks both here at OSU and over in Greece! Also thank you Sarah for being kind and getting me some food!
Also because I am so sleep deprived just so I don’t forget: note to self GA next week.
Anyways happy SNAP challege… even though I am starting to really feel the physical effects of it!