As I sit here, having just arrived home from my social psych midterm, drinking a steaming mug of peppermint green tea while munching on mushrooms and cottage cheese…
…I am reflecting on how grateful I am that we received a one week extension on the essay that was supposed to be due tomorrow that I’ve hardly yet started. So although I already have another essay as well as two assignments due next week, I am very glad to have extra time to work on this first essay as well. Especially since I have another midterm on Thursday so to write an entire essay and study for a midterm in these next two days wasn’t sounding all that appealing. What does sound appealing is next week being over. That’s what I’m really looking forward to. Except for the fact that exams start up a week after that. Joy joy.
Pre-midterm breakfast was oats mixed with a container of peach yogurt and frozen banana slices. There was way too much peachy-ness going on there though and I wasn’t digging it so I stirred in some pumpkin and cinnamon, which helped tame it down a bit. I was pretty un-enthused with this bowl though, and my hunger disappeared, so I only ended up eating half of it. I also munched on a handful of Barbara’s Shredded Oats. They make everything better. And of course the coffee, can never forget the coffee.
Now to backtrack a couple days.
On SUNDAY I mostly studied and hung around. It wasn’t exciting.
I posted my breakfast on the last post. Lunch wasn’t really existent, as it consisted more of constant snacking between the hours of lunch and dinner.
One part of the snacking though was half a Pecan Pie Larabar, my first time trying this flavour. It was decently good. Not my top choice though.
An even more exciting snacking adventure though was my attempt at
I was inspired here and here, as well as through more random Google search results. The actual initial technique I followed involved 2 Tbsp dates and 2 Tbsp nuts, but I don’t remember specifically where I found that portioning idea. I mixed them up in my Magic Bullet.
I made three, with these combos:
– Peanut Butter: 2 Medjool dates + 2 Tbsp peanuts
– Papaya: 2 regular dates (the smaller ones), 1 Tbsp dried papaya, 1 Tbsp peanuts, 1 Tbsp almonds
– Strawberry: 2 regular dates, 1 Tbsp dried strawberries, 1 Tbsp peanuts, 1 Tbsp almonds.
These are basically all approximations, I only measured out the first one. I know, weird combos right? I have some weird but awesome dried fruit kicking around. And coming up with all kind of different homemade bar combos is way too much fun. Try it. Seriously.
To be honest though, I haven’t eaten any of the bars yet. They are sitting wrapped in my fridge. I have no idea how they will taste. Hopefully something didn’t go horribly wrong in the creation process to make them taste awful. I highly doubt it. I’ll take pictures when I actually eat them I guess.
Dinner was just leftover chicken cacciatore and some roasted vegetables (sweet potato, red pepper, carrots). Except it was amazing because a), I love roasted vegetables (who doesn’t?!) and b) I put Buffalo Sauce on the leftover pasta. Most amazing thing EVER. I ate til stuffed because I just couldn’t get enough. I’ll probably mix buffalo sauce with all tomato-based pasta dishes from now on.
For a post-class snack I finished off the rest of the roasted veggies. No burnt sweet potatoes today!
Lunch was leftover cream of mushroom soup to which I had to add some potato leek soup too since there just wasn’t much mushroom there. I threw in some cabbage slaw, and butternut squash, some quick-made guacamole and FF sour cream. In making this soup I managed to finish up a whole lot of last bits of food in the fridge, which explains the randomness that went into it…
Dessert was pumpkin mixed with vanilla yogurt, Corn Bran and Shredded Oats, and a few PB chips.
All this did though was induce a greater sweet craving, so I ended up eating a bunch of Misty Mints and a couple chocolate covered almonds.
Then I did a whole bunch of midterm cramming.
Now I am taking a break from work to write this.
Then I think I will do the treadmill since I’ve hardly exercised for a few days now. And I’m pretty sure that it’s because of the exercise lack that I’ve been more tired than ever. No good! But I just haven’t felt up to it at all. I think I’m ready to tackle it again though now that the stress of one midterm is lifted.
Happy SUNNY Tuesday!