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Tossing and Turning

Those two little words are exactly how I spent my night. I did not sleep for more than 4 hours. I am so frustrated! My mind was going 92387429385 miles per hour last night and I couldn’t fall or stay asleep. I was so upset this morning! Talked to my mom though and she always does a good job of making me feel better.

I “woke up” at 6:30 and left to take a friend to her early morning test around 7:00. She drove me to my late night one last night. Speaking of that test…I am pretty sure I did well enough to get an A. BUT I WANT TO KNOW…what smarty pants thinks it is a good idea for a test to let out at 10:00pm. Don’t they know there are young women who have to walk back to their places of residence or cars in the dark!? It is so dangerous. I am all of 5’2 and probably couldn’t hurt a butterfly let alone defend myself if someone were to come out of nowhere! Oy ve! Ok…I’m done complaining 🙂

When I got back I showered to try to refresh my self and feel rested and then made a delicious smoothie and half an Ezekiel cinnamon raising English muffin with a thin layer of peanut butter for breakfast. The smoothie had vanilla soy milk, chocolate Spiru-tein (a little packet I bought at the health food store a while ago), half of a large, cold banana, and frozen strawberries. It was very refreshing and was just the pick me up I needed.

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I am going to put my happy face on and make the best of my day. After all, I do get to have dinner with my Dad tonight after test #3 and that will be just the distraction I need!

Have a great day!

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Gettin’ There

Well, second test down and two more to go. It’s always so nice after finishing a class because you get to get rid of ALL of the old STUFF!! Woo hoo!

This afternoon I went to Target to kill some time. I chose Target because they usually have a pretty good magazine section and I really wanted to get the new copy of Clean Eating Magazine. I LOVE this magazine and especially love Tosca Reno’s Clean Eating books. They didn’t have it which was a bummer but I did find a cute little white shirt on sale for $6.99. I couldn’t resist.

I went to gas up my car (whom I call Vanna White…it’s a white car, and it’s purty) after because I didn’t think I would get a chance before Wednesday and I was almost on empty. I was so happy that it only cost $20!  Much better than the $40 it was costing me not too long ago. Even though gas prices are much lower it’s still sad that our economy is less than stellar (understatement of the year). It has been interesting to be taking Finance this past semester because we got to do a lot of research on the market and the bail out plan. My major is Finance and I find all of that stuff so interesting…Just me?

I brought out the Magic Bullet when I got back around 4:00pm. This combo was with Peach Kefir, half of a cold naner (as my friend Polly calls em’!), and about a cup of frozen strawberries that I am trying to finish before Wednesday…I may have to take them home in a cooler.

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It was delish. I just love a smoothie! That Magic Bullet has been a lifesaver. And a pretty good deal too since we got it at Bed Bath and Beyond. Do you guys get those 20% off coupons in the mail? You know they never expire! They have an expiration date but they will still take them. AND you can use one for every item you buy. That’s just the best and made the MB worth the mulah.

I stopped at Mother Earth Market again on my outing this afternoon because I knew they would have my Clean Eating magazine and I wanted to get something from their hot bar for dinner. I got Israeli Couscous with Black Beans and Roasted Veggies. My meal was only $3.70 ($6.99/lb). I was pretty excited since dinner out is usually more like $7-$10. I put a little bit of Greek Yogurt on top of the bean/couscous mixture a few bites in and it was delicious. I had never had this kind of couscous before and I loved both the taste and texture.

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Hope you had a great evening. I will be resting tonight and waking up to do it all over again tomorrow. Luckily my Dad will be in town for dinner though. He travels often for work and pass through Gainesville often. He will be in town tomorrow night AND it’s his birthday so we will get to celebrate together!

Good Night!

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Good Morning everyone! Have I mentioned before that I am DEFINITELY a morning person!? It shone through this morning….

I went to bed much later than normal last night since my test review didn’t let out until about midnight(!).  Being the morning person that I am I still woke up around 7. That is DEFINITELY early for the college folk. I get crazy looks in the morning from girls who just don’t understand my early morning good moods! Anywho…I woke up and had breakfast. I am trying to eat all of the things left in the freezer and fridge so I ate one of my Cinnamon Raisin Ezekiel English Muffins with Organic Peanut Butter and Banana.

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I promise there is an English muffin under there! My Dad slices the banana that way when he does this and I definitely like it better than just little circles. They don’t fall off AND you can taste banana in every bite! Loves it.

Post breakfast I studied for a while, cleaned up my room, and….did a yoga class from yogadownload.com. Jenna over at Eat, Live, Run has been raving about them and I wanted to try it out. I did a Power/Vinyasa class and LOVED it! I was so impressed. This is so wonderful for those who don’t have access to a yoga studio (I would definitely recommend taking studio classes first though to become familiar with yoga if you are new to it). The girl who taught this class was a great guide for a very invigorating session. I will definitely try it again soon.

TIP: When you go to check out on yogadownload.com it asks if you have a special coupon/code…I did a google search for yogadownload.com coupons and was able to get a free class. (Many online retailers offer coupons too..you just have to seek them out!)

After my blissful yoga hour I got ready for the day and made some lunch. Half an Ezekiel Pocket Bread (are you noticing a patter…I LOVE EZEKIEL BREAD!) with Sabra Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, sun-dried tomatoes and spinach with a Greek Yogurt on the side for some protein. I swirled about a tsp of honey into the yogurt. SO DELICIOUS and creamy. I ate the other half of the pocket bread plain. It’s really yummy. Oh, and a carrot!

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Oh…and these little treasures:

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Almost as “bliss”ful as yoga this morning!

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone. Back to studying and probably a few errands this afternoon. See ya later!

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Today was the last day of class! YESS! I am so glad to be done and to be moving on to new classes. 

I started the day off with a bowl of crock pot oats (which appear slightly gray for some reason)… I used a whole banana, flax, a tablespoon of peanut butter and some chocolate chips.

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I went to my LAST Wednesday morning class for the semester. I had to do a presentation and turn in a paper and am so relieved to have that out of the way.

I had a really yummy lunch!! An Ezekiel English Muffin with an Annie’s California Veggie Burger (which are soy free!), a slice of tomato, spinach, and ketchup and brown mustard.

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I also had a StonyField Organic Vanilla Yogurt with a tbsp each of granola and pumpkin butter. It was SO good.

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I’m feeling a little bit of procrastination comin’ on now that classes are over especially with my trip to Disney tomorrow. Gotta kick it into gear for the home stretch! Tomorrow will be a nice day though to relax and refresh for exams next week.

See ya later!

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My appetite is here and in FULL force. This past weekend, my eating times were strange and I never felt very hungry. I’m glad to report that my appetite is back in action.

I woke up in the middle of the night (4 am to be exact) absolutely STARVING! It was a little distracting but I managed to fall back asleep until 7am. For breakfast I had oats in hopes (rhyme?) that it would hold me over until lunch. Typically it does. But NOO.

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A mere 2.5 hours later…Peach Kefir smoothie with half a banana and frozen mango.

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AND…half an Cinnamon Raisin Ezekiel English Muffin with a thin layer of PB.

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This should hold me over for a late lunch.

Test Update: 1 test down, 3 to go. The next three are next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Let the studying begin. Can’t wait to be done and get back home! Have a great Monday

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