Two Down, Two To Go

Final exams that is.

Yes, I have made it to the half way point in my final exam schedule, with what I consider my two toughest exams out of the way. It’s quite satisfying to have both biology and biochemistry over and done with, and to feel pretty good about both exams.

Now that I have a little down time before the next final, let’s catch up. I think I’ll just give you Monday and Tuesday in this post, to keep it somewhat manageable. Capiche?

Monday

I had way less sleep that I should have, but had to be up bright and early to make it to my 8:30 am biology final on time. Fortunately, I was out the door on time and not late for my exam. Alas, there are no breakfast photos, and honestly, I don’t even remember what I ate. I’m sure it was something quick like toast or cereal, since I couldn’t exactly doddle.

Whatever it was, it fuelled me through my biology final, which I felt fairly confident about. Not that it really mattered how I did – I only needed like, 15% to pass the course. Obviously, I would like a much better mark that just a pass, but hey, at least I know I had some wiggle room.

When I got home, it was time to munch on some delicious jalapeno cheddar sourdough bread. Oh yeah.

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Mmm, mmm good.

I *should* have had a nap after this, but I didn’t. Instead…well, I don’t really know what I did. Perhaps I started in on some biochemistry studying? It’s hard to say. But eventually my eyelids got the best of me, and I tucked myself in for a nice 45 min under the covers, with the cat curled up next to me.

Upon waking, I figured I should get some food in my belly before my volunteer shift at the hospital – I’m there during the residents’ dinner time, and you get a little hungry when you don’t have anything to eat.

Super awesome smoothie to the rescue!

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Oh, this was a good one.

  • handful of spinach
  • 1/4 avocado
  • frozen blueberries
  • shredded coconut
  • peanut butter
  • Vega Sport Performance Vanilla Protein Powder
  • water

I don’t know what it was, but I LOVED this combination. It was all sorts of good. Even if it looked like cement.

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Volunteering went well, and we had an interesting reader come in for the residents. I also was given a “volunteer appreciation” gift.

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Hello fancy American chocolate bar! I’ve never had a PayDay bar before, but I see that it has peanuts and caramel, so I’m sold!

When I got home there was…sort of dinner. Well, there was leftover boiled cabbage. My parents had boiled cabbage and wieners. I’ll admit – although it sounds kinda gross, I secretly like boiled cabbage. Add a little butter, and it’s rather tasty.

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I plated up the rest of the cabbage, heated up a wiener, topped it with a little cheese, added some mustard for dipping, and had a whack of snow peas on the side.

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Random much? Meh, it tasted alright, and filled the hole, so you can’t really complain.

While eating this plate of randomness I tried to enjoy the hockey game. Well, really, I just shuddered as my Canucks shit the bed again and lost. Oh Canucks, why must you make it so hard to be a fan sometimes? I followed up that embarrassment with some biochemistry textbook reading, which promptly put me to sleep.

Tuesday

After a delightful sleep in (on a Tuesday!), I had my morning dose of greens+ extra energy to get me going.

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While I sipped on that, I showed off my mad oatmeal making skillz. Wurd.

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I had planned on using a banana…but we had none. So then I set my heart on apple…too bad we were out of those as well. A quick check of the frozen fruit stash, and I came up with this combo:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 tbsp skim milk powder
  • 1/3 cup frozen blackberries
  • 1 tbsp flax seed
  • Almond Budder Extreme
  • hemp seeds

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It may not have been what I had my heart set on, but it was delicious none the less.

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With oats in my belly, I set up camp on the couch with my biochemistry text book for the rest of the morning, into the early afternoon.

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Hey, who put those malteser eggs in my textbook?

All that reading required some simple carbohydrate input. For no other reason than I felt like it.

Like the last two slices of jalapeno cheddar sourdough bread, biochemistry quiz & fizzy caffeine on the side.

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And then a wee bowl of Peanut Butter Puffins…times 2. Oops!

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Strangely, my stomach felt like crap after that. Go figure.

The stomach pain subsided while I continued on with the studying up until dinner time. Well, what was supposed to be dinner time. Alas, dinner was not ready, so I pushed back eating until after Zumba, so as to avoid vomiting while shakin’ it at the gym.

Needless to say, by the time I got home, I was ready to gnaw my arm off. Good thing food was ready and waiting for me. The family had roasted chicken and a quinoa/black bean/corn dish my sister made. I took those, and turned them into a mexi-inspired salad.

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From the bottom layer up: spinach, quinoa/black bean/corn mixture, avocado, shredded chicken, salsa, feta cheese. Don’t ask why I went with feta – it didn’t quite work with the rest of the flavours to be honest. Good thing I didn’t add alot.

Served up with a glass of Happy Planet Clean Green organic green juice.

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It was a protein & fibre packed meal, fit for a king. Or at least a hungry Zumba girl.

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I enjoyed dinner while watching the end of Biggest Loser, then hit the books again for the rest of the evening. You can bet a few homemade cookies made their way past my lips while studying – gotta keep that brain glucose level steady! I hit the sack around 1 am, which was perfect since my exam wasn’t going to be until 12 pm the next day 🙂

And there you have it – another two days in the (food) life of me. Later gators!

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2 Comments on “Two Down, Two To Go”

  1. April 22, 2010 at 6:02 am #

    Good luck on your exams!
    That is THE BEST looking salad I’ve seen in a while!

  2. April 24, 2010 at 3:05 pm #

    Great looking oats AND salad! I’ve never, ever tried boiled cabbage….

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