Monday, December 05, 2005

Ten hours a day makes jack a dull, dull, boy

Studying legal procedure is boring. Studying trusts is even more boring. Studying the inside of my wrist watch: priceless.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Just call me Doctor

The Surreal Law School Life

My school just voted to change or degree designation from LL.B (Bachelor of Laws) to J.D. (Juris Doctor). This was a huge contentious issue at the school, which made me laugh my ass off. Some of these retards were totally convinced that by changing the designation they would suddenly get jobs. I am personally happy because now I can demand that everyone call me Doctor O'Sullivan....of course anyone who has a Ph.D in law might not like this. And of course you KNOW that M.D.'s are going to get all uppity....

Find me a remedy

So I have started taking a bunch of natural herbal supplements. First I completely changed my diet: reduced meat to almost nothing, increased water intake to 3 liters (approx) a day, completed a ten day liver, kidney, GI de-tox kit, increased serving of veggies a day from 5 - 8 to 10 -15, starting taking Ginko Biloba, Bee Pollen, Cod liver oil and a multi vitamin. I walk a minimum of 45 minutes each day, usually carrying a 20lb pack and I do calisthenics (sometimes with weights) four times a week. What are the results?

- I need less sleep
- I feel more focused
- I fit into my clothes
- losing weight like it was a day's hair growth
- increased energy (all those stupid adds on TV were right!)
- definitely more irritable (diet change will do this do you every time, same with when you first start an exercise regime)
- General well being

I am finding that the hardest thing about being healthy is finding time in your day. Especially as a student. When I am studying I go into bunker mode and don't want to come out until they are over. Interestingly enough, I have figured that 8 hours is about my maximum total daily studying time before I start to lose focus. That gets pushed sometimes to 10 if absolutely necessary. I used to take "smoke breaks" to break up the hours of endless reading and studying, lately I have tried just eating a bunch of veggies or fruit and it hasn't really changed the total length of time I can stay focused. Over Christmas I'll get a picture taken so I can post it and we can all compare it to my summer picture. Hopefully I can stay on this path for a little longer. Its hard to get into a routine when you are school, especially when you always have to go out and get plastered or sit in a crowded poker room smoking cigars (student life: see previous posts). The one thing I truly hate about "getting healthy" is your day becomes little more then a list of things to eat and do, each day being exactly the same. I hate the idea of counting calories so I have always avoided that type of regime, but now I am counting veggie servings and supplements to take every four hours. And that doesn't even begin to address the guilt issues if you can't go for a walk or if you don't eat any veggies in a particular day. It just goes to show you how screwed up our food supply is. We actually have to develop an eating strategy just to survive.