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Midnight Mayhem

Posted Jun 18 2009 12:48pm

I wrote this entry last night right before I had to enter the midnight mayhem that is course selections, which opened up right at midnight (couldn’t post it because I ran out of time). I was feeling pretty good going into it, with all of my courses picked and a timetable all planned out. I figured I might run into a time problem or two but otherwise I thought I was in for a smooth ride.
Not so much.
It took me nearly an hour just to access the system since it was so backloaded with people and by the time I got on half of the courses I needed were already FULL. On top of that I kept running into Major Restrictions for some of the electives I need for one of my programs. Seriously? It took me another two hours just to try to figure out what other courses I could take that would fit into my schedule and work with my requirements without completely screwing me over. I think I cried for the last hour of it. And now my new schedule is terrible and I’m afraid I’m missing some of the important credits I need.
So much for getting that stress off my back. Now I’m more worried about it than ever.

 

But anyway, here’s that food stuff.

Tuesday

I woke up feeling for an unconventional breakfast so I knew I had to go with the flow and make myself up and nice big tuna wrap!
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Tuna has just been calling to me quite often lately. I embrace it. I mixed this can with light sour cream, dijon mustard, avocado, black pepper and green onions and loaded about 2/3 of the mix into a whole wheat wrap.

 

Then, because the Tuesday weather was stunningly gorgeous, I just had to go on my second bike ride of the year. I went down to a trail along the river and biked all along it. It only took about 20 minutes on the trail but my entire bike ride was around 50 minutes and I got a nice subtle tan out of it too. I think I should really do this biking thing more often!

By the time I got home and showered I was ready for some lunch so I first ate up the last of my tuna with some Nut Thins and spinach leaves.

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This was clearly not enough so I also had a small bowl of cabbage slaw with roasted red pepper hummus and leftover shredded chicken breast.

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I tried to be more conscious of photographing some of the little snacklets in my day so some of the post lunchers included:

Frozen banana slices with PB2

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Picking at a banana muffin
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A pair of dates

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There were others that I didn’t get in between lunch and dinner. I honestly don’t remember what. But you get to see some of them at least!

 

In the afternoon I picked up my repaired car. The damage was minimal, thank goodness! Although the car sounded awful, I guess there was just some little rubber thingamajig or other (I’m no car mechanic ehe) that wore out and was easy to replace. Phew.

After that my late afternoon was honestly kind of a bummer and my appetite was kind of a bummer and I was kind of a downer. I didn’t really want dinner but there was food sitting on the stove so I just had to partake a bit.

A bowl full of fries and steamed broccoli topped with chopped onions, banana peppers and sundried tomato pasta sauce. Yeah weird, but yeah also pretty darn good.

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Then this random desserty concoction was found in my freezer. I made it up a little while ago but wasn’t feeling it at that point so I threw it in there. Rediscovered, defrosted and consumed with delight. I don’t remember quite what was in it but there was definitely some vanilla fro yo + PB2 in the mix.

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Throughout the course of the day I managed to go on three walks on top of my bike ride. They were short but still. It kind of renewed the love for walking that I seem to have forgotten about lately. I definitely need to start fitting in many more mini walks much more often. Walking it pretty therapeutic.

 

My lack of dinner served as bad news for my night of sleep though. My sleeping was awful to begin with, as it took me ages to actually fall asleep. Then I woke up at 3AM with a very angry tummy which dragged my sorry self to the kitchen to finish off a bag of Corn Bran with banana chunks and some skim. Too bad this didn’t do much to help me back to sleep though, as I once again lay there for ages after that trying to go back to the land of dreams. My mind is not good at shutting off.

 

Wednesday

My main order of the day was getting down to business on my course selections and schedule for next year.

But first I had to make a Green Monster.
(almond milk, flax, vanilla soy protein powder, frozen banana, mucho spinach and ice)

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I made it then decided I wasn’t ready for it so I shoved it in the freezer and it was nice and extra thick when I pulled it out an hour later after some sessions with the Arrested Development crew and a trip to Blockbuster to return Hamlet 2.

It may also have been paired with some much Peabutter finger licking.

I had an extra sweaty treadmill running session which seemed to drag on extra long today (probably somewhat due to my lame sleep). It was kind of enjoyable though. I always feel more accomplished when the sweat is just pouring.

Then I eventually ate lunch. Still putting off courses at this point. Sigh sigh.
Cabbage slaw, tomatoes, carrots, feta, honey mustard dressing

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Plus some healthified pumpkin pie topped with vanilla fro yo.

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And insanely sweet dried cantaloupe chunks.

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Before dinner I was feeling kind of ick so I had some cottage cheese. Don’t ask me how that was supposed to make me feel better. I guess I just love cottage cheese. And Nut Thins and pretzel sticks too, but my camera doesn’t like them.

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Dinner was a stir fry of sorts – brown rice, tomato, mushrooms, spinach and some Caribbean stir fry sauce found hidden in the depths of the fridge, plus buffalo sauce as the kicker.

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Then I made some boxed brownies out of sheer boredom. I ate more than I had intended to. No, I didn’t eat that whole missing portion there myself though. Phew?

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But I did go back to the pan in the middle of my course selection disaster. This did not make me feel any better.

 

Today I’m going to just try to relax and not think about it. I tend to ruminate which just doesn’t do anyone any good at all. So I’m thinking some calm and relaxation would really be helpful. Now if I could only figure out how to do that…

 

On a final note:
Nicole from MyRecipes.com sent me some great links on healthy eating and exercise that you may be interested in. Enjoy!

Healthy Recipes and Articles
16 Ways to Stay in Shape on Vacation
Easy Dinner Salads
Sexy Bikini Body Foods

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