When it comes I wanna wail “WHATIATE
The fall semester is winding down. I only have 2 more days of classes and then a week of finals until I’m free of academic obligations for a few weeks. So, let’s get started, shall we?
I am still following the Live Fit diet plan outlined by Jamie Eason, since I find that it helps me to eat clean and keep on track while still getting enough of my macronutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, and fats) and sufficient calories to keep me going through the day, especially now around the holidays where less-than-ideally-healthy food items are everywhere.
Meal #1 (6:30am):
Biochemistry Exam (8:00am-8:30am):
Yay! Only an hour of Biochem today instead of 2 since we had an exam (yes, an exam a week before the final, wth?) and no lecture afterwards for once. And, yeah, I take exams really fast. I’m usually among the first ones done. Not to say that I get 100% on my exams, I’m just fast and try not to fret if I don’t know an answer. If I know, I know. If I don’t, I eliminate the ones I know are wrong and take a best guess. No use getting caught up in something you can’t control. So you didn’t study enough or enough of the right material. Que sera sera.
Meal #2 (9:30am):
(Based on the recipe from Bodybuilding.com):
1/2 C Xylitol Brown Sugar Blend (Ideal)
1/2 C No Sugar Added applesauce
1 T ground cinnamon
1 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
2 t vanilla extract
4 large egg whites (3/4 c liquid egg whites)
1 – 15 oz. can of raw pumpkin
2 C oat flour
2 scoops vanilla whey protein
1/2 c almond milk
Preheat oven to 350deg F. Spray a 9″ x 13″ dish with non-stick spray.
Combine first 11 ingredients (through pumpkin) and mix well. Add the final 3 ingredients, and mix until incorporated.
Spread batter into dish and bake for 30 minutes.
Nutritional Info: 1/16 = 70.5kcal, 5.55g pro, 12g CHO, 1.05g fat
And they taste and smell amazing. I like to put a little maple syrup (sugar-free, because I don’t like the taste of real maple syrup) on top and eat them with a fork since I take them out a little bit undercooked #dontjudge
Cross-training day. For once the ONE normal bike in my gym was available, so you better believe that I snatched that baby up right quick. 1 hour on the bike amounting to just under 15.4 miles. Not bad! I got in lots of quality reading time. I’m currently reading The Count of Monte Cristo and Marathoning for Mortals. I’m hoping to finish MfM soon and join in for the PB Fingers December Book Club.
Sweet potato! The ultimate refuel food.
Meal #3 (12:30pm):
I’m really becoming a fan of the Quorn products. They taste pretty good and I’m a fan of the stats of the products that I’ve bought so far. THey don’t contain meat or soy, but instead utilize (mostly) mycoprotein. Mycoprotein comes from a fungi, interestingly enough. It’s naturally low in fat and calories, but high in protein. It even has all of the essential amino acids that you’d find in meat! Check it out some time.
Foodservice Operations, Meal #4 (3:00pm-4:20pm):
DULL. Not much to report here. Munched on some cottage cheese mixed with butterscotch pudding mix as a snack while I entertained myself with Pinterest, Bodybuilding.com forums, and Facebook. Sounded good in theory, but I think I added way too much mix because it was almost sickeningly sweet. Also, side note, pudding mix gets everywhere. In closing the packet (since I obviously didn’t use all of the mix) I think I lost half of it to my counter.
OK, let’s face it. When I study it’s more like study for 5-10 minutes and then take a 5-10 minute break. Today, I
went through some Anatomy flashcards, looked through some Anatomy powerpoints, and wrote out and sent back my “Semester Reflections” for my College Lifestyles internship waited for the dang plumbers to fix our toilet for over an hour and got no work done because of all the noise they were making.
Meal #5 (6:30pm):
Bought the tail-on shrimp by accident. Ugh. That’s what I get for trying to get my grocery shopping done as fast as possible. I don’t completely read the labels! I figured, hey, this is the same color as the last bag I bought so it must be the same. Wrong!
More studying. Study. Study. Study. Or, you know, learning the material for the first time when the final is in a week. That too.
Meal #6 (9:30pm):
Probably an egg mug. I have to say, I really look forward to my nightly egg mugs. Eggs + ketchup = best combo ever for eternity and beyond. I pretty much have to stop myself from eating eggs earlier in the day just in case I start to get sick of them, haha.
When are your finals? – Next week!
How do you like to eat your eggs? – With ketchup or salsa.