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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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Ok, not really…but it came pretty darn close.  I decided to put apple in my oats this morning instead of banana for a little something different. I LOVE this in the crock pot (go figure) when you put the apples in over night to cook with the oats and the microwave version was a pretty close second.

Here’s what it had:

-1 serving of cinnamon crock pot oats

-1 small chopped fuji apple

-1 tbs ground flax

-brown sugar

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And the final product with toppings

– 4 cinnamon almonds

– 1 tbs peanut butter

– dried cranberries

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The apple added so much volume to my oats! It took FOREVER to eat this 🙂

Big test tonight: Business Finance. Perpetuities, anyone?

Have a fabulous Monday.

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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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Sunday Funday

Happy Sunday! It’s absolutely beautiful here in Titletown (Gainesville, Fl; Go Gators!). The high is 62 today and there isn’t a cloud in the sky. I woke up bright and early this morning and got dressed and ready to go to church with my roommate. Breakfast was unfortunately un pictured once assembled but here is what it consisted of:

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and:

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I spread a thin layer of peanut butter on half of a cinnamon raisin Ezekiel English Muffin. I drizzled a little bit of honey on the yogurt and tah-dah…Breakfast. 

Fage is my favorite brand of Greek Yogurt. I love the 2%; the Total is too rich, and I refuse to eat 0% fat anything =). Many things that are totally fat free have added preservatives and artificial ingredients to make it taste the same. I don’t think the Fage 0% does but life is too short to eat fat-free stuff! That extra flavor boost is worth the added fat.

After church I came home and made a wrap for a quick lunch. It had a little bit of Turkey, broccoli slaw, yellow bell pepper, cucumber and about 1 tbsp each of blue cheese crumbles and honey dijon.

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It was rather tasty.

A word on eating meat: I have gone back and forth with vegetarianism in the past year or so and have decided that to have a healthy, balanced died, I need to include a little bit of meat. I eat small amounts of turkey and chicken and rarely red meat (only when it is being served and I have no other choice.) In times when I have gone strictly vegetarian, I tended to rely to heavily on soy products. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE soy milk and tofu and usually have a little bit of soy milk every day however, too much of it can be harmful. I have been reading that soy can cause increased levels of estrogen that can be harmful and don’t want to mess around with this as a young woman. Also, soy contains goitrogens that can lead to thyroid dysfunction. Another something I don’t want to mess around with! After much deliberation and thought, I have decided to include poultry in my diet to ensure that I am not getting to much soy and still getting enough protein.

Remember those brownies I mentioned from the Christmas party a few nights ago….

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My roommate made a batch at a friend’s apartment (no oven here…ahh!) and brought me one last night. I saved it as a dessert for after lunch. It was DIVINE.

My sorority uses styrofoam (as you can see above)…yikes. We have been trying to convince our house mom for a while now to use paper instead. Hopefully we are headed in that direction!

I think this beautiful weather is calling for an outdoor walk. If only there was somewhere to do yoga outside too…I may have to find a spot =) Hope everyone enjoy’s their Sunday!

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