I then had a diet coke! I am such a sucker for these while at school. I got unsweetened tea this morning with my Cliff Bar and, if you keep your receipt, you can get a free refill (see where I am going here...I cant pass up something free! lol). I try to get unsweetened tea once, so I am not having two big diet cokes each day (though it happens....).
Have a great day and if you went back to school, I hope your classes are going well too!
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My friend was not feeling her best, so we skipped the second class and simply did a 20 minute Abs class (a great workout!) and about 30 minutes on the elliptical while watching King of Queens.
These are the dressing packets I bought. I also have the light Ranch and Italian varieties to keep things interesting! These are really great for on-the-go!
I just finished a 100 calorie bag of these little guys (pic courtesy of associatedcontent.com):
My first class is Political Science tommorrow at 8AM, which means I have to leave my dorm by 7:35, which means that I have to wake up at 6:45! JOY!
The first chapter was obviously about health studies and what to believe, etc. There was alot of facts, starting way back in time and building up to today. I love that comic because it is so funny, yet true. Fad diet trends are all around us....no carb, no coffee....How about simply using balance when it comes to eating!?!
My eats today have been kind of crazy and I have alot of things I need to get done today, so in no particualr order:
Yogurt with a handfull of Bear Naked Peak Protein Granola: (I really like the taste of this granola because it is softer than most. Almost like graham crackers or something!)
I am currently munching on a Fiber One Oats & Chocolate Granola Bar. I was reading Hangry Pants, but now I need to get going!!
Anyways, the road trip was LOOOONG (duh!). We stopped a number of times to go to the bathroom, get a snack/drink, etc. We had to stop about half way in Dallas and look around in shops because it was raining horribly and the temperature was 32 degrees.....which = ICE! We saw about 5 accidents. While we were looking around, my friend had to buy some PJ/sweat pants because (coming from a hot climate), she was in shorts......needless to say, we were not exactly dressed accordingly! :). We set back out on the road (about 30 minutes later), the rain had let up and after driving for about an hour, the sun was coming out and things were looking up! The only issue is the FREEEZING weather; but that is what you get when you go to school in cold atmospheres! lol One good thing about long car drives is jamming to tunes (including the oldies) with your friends!
Before I left, I had a pear and some yogurt. By the way, I like this fat free thick and creamy yogurt; but if you don't mix it up enough, it is kind of chunky (not good)! Otherwise, A++!
However, an hour later (around 10AM), my friend Alexa was picking me up and I was very hungry so I ate the PBJ sandwich I made for lunch! haha I used Smuckers low sugar jam (with no artificial sweeteners) and the delicious Archer Farms Chocolate Peanut Butter on 100% WW Sara Lee Bread.
While on the road I had about 5 of Alexa's Baked Lays (not worth a picture!).
As a snack later, I ate a gala apple I had sliced and packed.
We made it to QT and the machine with my favorite thing was NOT WORKING. I was so mad. My favorite thing at QT is the frozen coffee drinks. There is a cappuccino flavor and a regular flavor and I usually mix the two. However, it was out of service (it was probably too cold for the average bear, but you are talking to the girl who could eat ice cream in the snow!). The first time I ever visited a QT was about a year and a half ago and my mom actually asked about the nutrition info for those frozen coffee drinks and they are not bad! I dont remember the calorie content, but the fat content is about 5% of the RDA for Total Fat and 10% of the RDA for sat. fat for a 12oz or 16oz serving (can't remember which)!
When we drive home for spring break that frozen coffee machine better be working!!! :))
I settled for a coffee concoction: 2/3 brewed dark roast, 1/6 toffee cappuccino and 1/6 fat free french vanilla cappuccino. That is another thing I love about QT....so many options!! I wish we had one nearby....I would be there everyday! It was very warm, yummy and filling.
We went to Scholtzky's for dinner (about the only thing we could find and we were both starving!). I got a vegetarian pizza and it was piled with veggies! I forgot to bring in my camera and it was too wet and cold to go get it (bad blogger alert!), but it was delicious! There was also a perfect amount (not too much) mozzarella cheese! MMMM!
And this is one of the many cars we saw with ICE hanging all over it! So funny (well, probably not for the person who owns the car...!)
I saved the not so good for last... I left 2 things at home: a t-shirt (no biggie)........and my camera battery charger! (eek!). However, no worries because my mom is sending it off in the mail first thing tommorrow morning, so it should be here ASAP! My battery is almost dead, but I think it may last me for food pics if I use it conservatively! Fingers Crossed!!!
I am TIRED and ready for bed! Tommorrow is my last day before school starts, so I will be running last minute errands. Have a good Tuesday!
Stay tuned and you will get to see how a college student truly eats while attempting to be healthy! When home, I snack more (plus it was the holidays); but now I'm back in action! (p.s. I love those comments bloggies!)
One thing I am super excited about is going to the Quik-Trip in Dallas. We always go to QT when we visit my family in KS and now I get to go when I drive to and from school! The best gas station for one reason.......which I will take a picture of and show you later tonight! Intrigue, no?
Enjoy your day! I have 2 hours until my friend will be picking me up!
P.S. Does anyone know how to change the time at the bottom of the post? It should be more like 8:30 ish, not 6:30. I found a drop down window of the different ways to state the time/date, but they all have 6:30 listed.........and it is not 6:30! haha
What is your favorite blog formatting? Is Wordpress or something else better than Blogger?!
At about 5:30 I had a piece of Sara Lee 100% Whole Wheat Bread topped with a slice of cheese and broiled until the top was crispy and melty & the bottom was warm and soft. While I ate, I thought about what to make for dinner...And decided I would use up the rest of the Veggie Corn Dogs (since noone else in my family will eat them and I hate to see food wasted). I paired them with a few Archer Farms Sweet Potato Fries and some frozen veggies that I drizzled with Italian dressing and threw into the oven with the rest of the meal (so fast and delicious). Then, you just wait....and you get this!
I ended the meal with some Caramel Corn Rice Quakes while watching this new TV show with my mom. It is called "Game Show in My Head" and at first I thought it was really stupid, but in the end, it was pretty funny! Then again, it's definitely not something I would rush home to see or anything.
After having my "ice cream sandwiches" earlier and tasting the heavenly ice cream, I knew I had to have a cone for dessert! Period! This stuff is phenomenal and there is no shortage of almond bits or fudge. Furthermore, I really like dairy free ice cream (as opposed to low-fat or regualr ice cream) because it, generally, is lower in saturated fat. Then again, you don't always get the Calcium benefit, so I guess it's a trade off!
What is your favorite ice cream treat?!
I am now enjoying a juicy fuji apple, which I sliced up and piled onto one of my little plates.
Of course, the day ended on a sweet note (my light dinner made me slightly hungry when I got home):
Voortman's Cookies: (the photo won't upload, but you can use your imagination!)
I had an amazing night (hope you did too), which helped me to momentarily forget that I only have two more days left with my family (sad...). I am off to watch some King of Queens on my DVR, possibly play a game and then hit the sack. I have a hair appt. tommorrow at 10AM and the rest of the day is open. See you tommorrow!
Edited to add: My snack of choice was a No Sugar Added Carnation Instant Breakfast in a big glass of skim milk! I realized that I haven't had much Calcium today.
These snuck in...somehow:
Peanut M&M's:Cookie (With a game of sequence of course!):
GO TEXAS TECH! :)
On to the eats....
Another Target find was these Christmas cookies (on sale for $.63):
At some point I had this: :)
Dinner was this: Healthy Choice Split Pea and Ham Soup and a 100% Whole Wheat Pepperridge Farms Hamburger bun (toasted) with a bit of Smart Balance on top. This bread is so doughy and delicious (too bad that was my last one!). The soup on the other hand was not my cup of tea. There was a fake smokey flavor, yet bland and .....just not too good!