Today’s Happy Note: Talking to my sister! I always forget to call her but hearing her voice and listening to what’s going on in her life always makes me happy. Hi Darya! I love you!
Guess what! I just finished my second 15-page paper of the semester! That means two 15-pagers and one 8-pager down, one 10 page take home final and one in class final to go. And then I’m a senior! Gah! I am definitely over the hump in terms of workload and I feel so very relieved. I can’t believe I’m 3/4 of the way through college. Weird.
Finals Week Health Challenge (Day 2):
1. Check! I got my weight lifting and my HIIT on (for 30 minutes each) this morning. I was way sweatier than usual; I hate that about summer. I’m already susceptible to sweat overload and humidity makes it that much worse. Yick. Anyone have any summer workout tips?
2. Check! I was a produce (and Maranatha Dark Chocolate Almond Spread) monster today. I had a banana, lunch salad with greens, eggplant, carrots, mushroom, and artichoke, and carrots, broccoli, and more mixed greens with dinner. I would have liked to have a bit more fruit (I was craving a crunchy apple or grapes this afternoon) but the fresh produce budget is low low low right now. I actually had a really funny conversation with my mom the other day; we were filling out financial aid forms together )over the phone) and she needed to know things like how much money I made last summer and what my expenditures were. As I was trying to figure out where all my savings went, I said, “But mom, they don’t seem to be accounting for my expensive produce habit!” We both laughed. I guess better an expensive produce habit than an expensive obesity-related illness habit.
3. Check! Just had a very chocolatey dessert and haven’t been too snacky at all today or this evening.
4. Check! My “date” (which, by the way, was very fun — we had lunch and talked for a long time, and he said we should hang out this summer!) instilled a little bit of confidence in me! It was nice. I actually told myself that I looked good in the dress that I wore. Which I think I do!
Hodgepodge of study eats from the past few days (I think Monica’s blog tagline is apt here “running around and eating a lot, mostly healthy sometimes not!”):
This dinner was my attempt at being macrobiotic. I loved my dinner at Souen a few weeks ago so much that I decided to recreate it! I think I was actually pretty successful, minus the rice. I has brown rice, pinto beans, greens salad, steamed broccoli, and roasted carrots, all topped with some Annie’s Goddess dressing, which tasted surprisingly similar to the creamy miso tahini dressing I had at Souen. I really enjoyed this dinner and I think it was pretty complete and healthy. Minus the roasting off the carrots, everything came together in ten minutes. The rice was a failure though; dry, hard, icky. I think maybe I really just don’t like rice.
So I’ve been eating lots of easy but yummy meals. I am out of frozen berries but am hoping a quick trip to WF tomorrow will remedy that, so that I can eat even more smoothies.
I’m off to read and enjoy a well-deserved night off from schoolwork (although seeing as I worked until eleven I’m not sure how much of a night off it really is)! Back to the grind tomorrow.
I hope you are all enjoying the lovely weather friends! What’s new and exciting in your lives?