It's weird, but fall seemed to come on suddenly. It was really hot one day, and then the next it was COLD! We all kind of mocked it out here. "Oh, this again?" For the last couple of years, the weather has been very fickle. "Fall-spring, fall-spring, faaaaaaaallll, spring-WINTER!" (as Terinati put it) So, we thought, "Ha ha, it's cold today, but it will be warm again tomorrow." But, the warmth never came back and we've got lows in the 40's. eep! It's almost like the midwest all over again! I hope there won't be snow any time soon! My wardrobe is not prepared!
Last week I only got 2 points in the Fitness Challenge, while Terinati got 5. I had been given medication by one of my doctors to help with feeling sick, but then when I took it, I was MORE sick. It was so bad that I pretty much ended up taking the rest of the week to recover. That means I have 8 points total and Terinati is in the lead with 10! But, I feel better this week. So, I just need to get off my bum and work out!
Speaking of working out, my topic in my biopsychology class this week was about eating and diet. You know, I never even thought about how unnecessary three meals a day is. And, hunger? It's not your body saying, "Feed me!" It's actually your body saying, "Oh, great. This is about that time when the girl puts food in me and screws up my homeostasis. Okay, better prepare ourselves!" :O Of course, that doesn't mean anyone should just stop eating, but it's fascinating. I eat less than I did some years ago, but I found it hard to eat less because I believed in the set-point system where you need to maintain energy levels in your body. It's NOT TRUE! Your body will do just fine if you eat a little less. It just has to adjust, that's all. I think taking down intake gradually is the key. Not that I need to lose a lot of weight these days, but I do carry around a bit of jiggly fat. Some fat is good, but I don't think it could hurt to trim off a tiny bit more. At any rate, it was educational. Professor Pinel, you ROCK!! * snuggles her text book * I can't wait to read the sources he points to, too. If I ever have time. %} I still have to catch up on Harry Potter! :} At any rate, check it out! It's amazing how poor our nutrition education in school STILL is. Follow the science!
Anyway, that's all I've really got. It's a magical time of year and while I'm freaked out about getting things done for the wedding from time to time, life is good. The cats are happy and playful, and Kyriel and I are planning a Halloween party this year! YAY!!! I'm so excited! We recently got a free ice cream maker, and I'm determined to learn to make pumpkin ice cream with it. * grin * Oh, and we're heading to the Ren Faire for Chivalry Weekend, too! I hope that Terinati and I can find some cute (but cheap? please be cheap?? haha...) costumes there. Usually, if you run from store to store, you can piece together an outfit for a reasonable price. It's the whole outfits that are frightening to your wallet. Hopefully, we'll remember the camera and have photos to share. I can't wait!! I hope it won't be too cold... :o
And.. wait.. OMG... Holidays are coming? =^00^=