Tuesday, October 31, 2006


today as i sit for my 9:00 genetics class, i am pleasantly surprised that my favorite professor is lecturing. even though this stuff isn't on the next test, i am always fascinated by this subject, plus this guy is a total smartass and i think he is just amazing!!! and i am always irritated at my classmates who choose to skip class closer to test time. there are only 16 people in class right now, and my class is 117. people need to learn professionalism or something, this is ridiculous.

and i found this online this morning, and i find it quite interesting. click on the multimedia presentation thing, and it will show you 2000 cal/day meals versus 3000 cal/day meals. i really think we've seriously skewed our understanding of portion size and whatnot, and i think i'm going to have a more concerted effort to know exactly what i'm putting in my body. i should definitely try out more vegetarian dishes too. i really want to be able to set a good example, and this morning, on the way to class, i saw a woman who was quite obese, and i was thinking, how would i know if she was pregnant? like, if i were a doctor already, could i tell or what not without doing tests, etc. and one of my close associations will always point out the obese people in our immediate vicinity. and while it is sort of an inspiration to work out more and eat better, i feel bad for those people because i am doing the "well i'm better than you" rationalization, which isn't right either. and it really is hard to motivate people to be healthier. i mean, if it was difficult enough for me, who has a bmi of 26 which means i'm a little overweight, to get off my butt and actually be proactive about health, what about other people? according to this bmi calculator, i just need to lose 8-9 pounds to be "normal weight", which i'm trying hard to do.

hmm, maybe i should keep a food journal or something.

back to mitochondrial disorders. yay for genetics!!!

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