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Hey hey, I want to be a rock star

Posted Jul 21 2009 12:00am

For the second day in a row, I’m sorry to say, I skipped breakfast.  I had my coffee, but that’s it.  I’m already planning my breakfast for tomorrow so that it doesn’t happen again!  Lunch was a turkey salad.

I talked to my mom for a long time on the phone today.  I really miss my family, particularly with Stephen’s family being in town.  Right now, though, I’m a bit glad to be so far away.  The family is all up in arms because my cousin, who just graduated from high school last month, has announced that he will not be going to college.  I guess it’s hard to understand the impact of this unless you know about my family – they are really gung-ho about the importance of a good education (particularly my Grandma.)  They were very happy when I got my bachelors degree, and then my masters… but they were disappointed when I decided not to go another four years for my PhD at this time.  Yeah.  So my cousin’s decision, compounded with the reason behind it, has caused a little bit of a stir and the family drama is in the air.  The reason behind it?  He is in a band… and basically wants to be a rock star.  He thinks they are good (whether they are or not, I have no idea…) and that they can make it big.  Hey, I don’t want to rain on anyone’s parade.  And for all I know, they could be the best band since the Beatles.  But in my opinion, he should go to college while having 13 year old girls drool over him and having 65 year-old women throw their bras and panties on stage at him.  He could even go for an online degree and study while on their pimped out tour bus or stretch hummer limo… which I’m sure is what will be driving them around in the near future.

Anyhow, back to reality and the wonderful job that I was able to get because of my education.  During break, I had my cereal as a snack (Kashi GoLean and Fiber One) and then finally tried those Popchips that I have heard so many people raving about.  I had the cheddar cheese flavor.  They were good, but I don’t think that they will replace my beloved soy chips in my regular rotation.

Pop chips

Stephen actually wanted to go to the gym with me today, so I waited for him to get back from work to go.  So we didn’t get there until after 7:30… so hard for me to work out at that time but I did it.  Although I was fairly annoyed… I really felt like doing the stepmill, but the gym was packed and there was only one stepmill machine open and Stephen stole it before I got out of the locker room.  Grrrrr!  So I did 1/2 hour on the elliptical and then by the time I was done the stepmill was free and I did 15 min on there.

We didn’t get home and have dinner until after 9 (double Grrrrr!) but I had veggies, egg whites and hummus platter, a turkey and provolone cheese sandwich and some sour cream and onion rice crisps from Trader Joe’s:

100_0330 turkey sandwich Trader Joe's rice crisps

Finally, I went to Stephens to sleep and to get help to remove a stupid trojan that has infected my computer.  So to make myself feel better I had some delicious swiss chocolate before I went to bed!  This one was milk chocolate with mixed nuts and raisins in it.  Sooo good.  I was able to only eat half the bar, saved the other half for tomorrow.  Incredible self control!

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A little while ago, I got an Apex Protein Cookie from 7-Eleven as a snack.  It was delicious!  I was thinking about buying a couple of boxes for on-the-go snacks, but they are really expensive.  Also, although they do have a good amount of protein for a cookie, they still aren’t exactly health food… 10g of sugar.  So what I would really like to do is find a good protein cookie recipe to make at home.  If anybody has one, please share it!  I would love to try it.

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