Archive for September, 2011


It’s definitely back in full-force. I am currently taking a break from research. Just picture me sitting on my couch with a netbook on my lap, journal articles scattered on all sides of me.

Topic of the semester: eating disorder screening by primary care providers.

Is my interest in healthy eating, obesity prevention, and eating disorders an outreach of my own battle with an eating disorder? I don’t know. Probably. It’s so weird for me to think of it that way though because when I’m working on it I don’t find any connection to myself. I go completely into work mode, which for someone in the health sciences requires a certain degree of detachment.

In other notes, I have started to delve into the ocean of my practicum by emailing people and organizations that I find interesting. The only response I have received thus far is from a director of a center whose funding ended on September 1, 2011. [sad face] Hopefully someone else will get back to me and I can quit freaking out about securing a practicum.

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Quick Update

I just spent all day at an environmental health policy conference. It was really interesting. I even live-tweeted the event. I’ve never done that before and it was interesting, though it seemed a bit superfluous for such a small conference.

School started up again. My therapist gave me a beautiful weight graph and it was a bit surprising to see the obvious drop at the beginning of the semester.

I talked to one of the admissions officers at the medical school. We went over my entire application and all the comments given from the last application cycle. Basically the one thing that kept me out of med school was my low biochem grade. I took biochem one of my harder semesters, between two stints in different treatment programs. One more thing the eating disorder has taken from me. I’m crossing my fingers now that the grades I got last semester when I missed 7 weeks for treatment won’t hurt me anymore. (They aren’t “bad” grades, but I know I could have done better)

I’ve been in a bit of a slump since finding this out. But a slump where I am studying to do the best I can this semester. I hope it works out for me.

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