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Good Food

I’ve finally had a full day of good food worth blogging about. Things here have been pretty calm, I’ve been doing a whole bunch of nothing and I’m trying to enjoy the relaxation and quiet rather than be bored with it. This is probably the last time in my life where I will have 2 months to focus on absolutely nothing but me so I need to take advantage of it while I can. As a result, I’ve been filling my days with running, reading, and relaxing. I’m getting the hang of it!

Breakfast

I slept like a log last night, I was exhausted for some reason! When I finally woke up around 8 (yes, that is considered sleeping in for me!) I made a quick bowl of cereal and then got back into bed to read for a few hours. It felt so lazy and luxurious, mmmmm. 

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Lunch

After I was done being a bum I ran some errands and made myself my very favorite lunch. Oh how I have missed my omelettes! Today’s was filled with red pepper and laughing cow. It was so perfect. I also had the traditional english muffin and pear to round out the meal.

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Then me and my dad went to the car dealership to fill out the paperwork for my mom’s new car! I’m basically in love with this car, it’s amazing. I really don’t know anything about cars but this one is sleek and drives really smoothly so I like it. It’s an Acura but don’t ask me anything else about it because I have no idea! It’s silver. There, that’s about all I can tell you.

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Snack

Cottage cheese, carrots, and cherries. I am seriously anxiously awaiting the return of my beloved rainer cherries which are basically my favorite food on earth. When I spot them at the grocery store you better believe I’m going to start jumping up and down screaming and make a scene because I’m just that excited. Hopefully I’ll be alone because whoever I’m with will absolutely pretend they don’t know me.

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Dinner

I made the quickest, easiest, most delicious dinners tonight. Caramelized Scallops with brown rice and snap peas. So good! Definitely 5 stars. My dad told me it was one of his favorite meals that I’ve ever made. He doesn’t have incredibly high standards when it comes to food (ie-is just as happy eating a twinkie as he is a gourmet dessert…) but who doesn’t like a compliment? I have to admit, it was pretty delicious and there was no chopping involved which meant minimal clean-up which is always a plus in my book.

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Dessert

And while I’m going on a cruise in a week and should probably be cutting back on the desserts in preparation for the smorgasbord of food, endless buffets, midnight dessert bars, and tropical drinks, I just couldn’t turn down a vanilla Dairy Queen with rainbow sprinkles. This is my favorite summertime (or anytime, really) treat, and I miss it so much when I’m at school. Ahhh, the simple pleasures in life.

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Ok, I’d say it’s time to veg out on the couch with a movie, a cup of tea, and my slanket. Yes, I have a slanket. My friend bought it for me as a graduation present and it is actually the best gift I think I’ve ever gotten. It’s quite possible that I’m going to crank up the A/C way higher than my family would ever accept just so that I can cozy up in this all summer. Love.

Sleep

I seriously have slept more in the past 2 days than I have in the past 2 weeks, it’s been great! I’m really excited about focusing on my health again, including sleep. My friend put it pretty accurately when she said “everyone warns us of the Freshman 15, but nobody really prepares us for the Senior Week 15” and it’s so true. In the past week or so I’ve probably exercised maybe twice, barely slept, and ate and drank way too much. My body is in desperate need of some healthiness and I’m excited to provide just that.

Breakfast

I woke up this morning and knew exactly what I wanted for breakfast: WAFFLE TOWER obviously. I missed these.

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After breakfast I went for a glorious run. It was a little tough to get myself moving at first, especially given the insane hills that surround my house, but once I got in the groove it felt great. 

Lunch

I headed to the store to pick up some heavy duty trash bags so that I could deep clean my room and while I was there I picked up a big salad with tofu. I have really been slacking in the veggie department lately (are olives veggies? Because I’ve been having plenty of those in my martinis but for some reason I don’t think that counts…) 

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I also tried some dried pineapple which was delicious but I don’t know if I would buy this again just because it was super expensive for a really small portion.

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Snack

After lunch I went on a cleaning rampage and got rid of so much junk that had accumulated in my room and closet throughout the years. I had shoes and clothes that I haven’t worn since middle school! I also found some amazing pictures and middle school diaries which were fun to look through! I successfully cleaned and unpacked all my stuff which made me feel much better–I hate messes and disorganization! 

I worked up an appetite and had some crackers and pretzels while ordering some pictures.

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Dinner

I was exhausted from all my unpacking so my dad and I decided to just go out to dinner at our favorite little bar/restaurant. I skipped the drinks tonight because I’m sort of becoming an alcoholic and just stuck with splitting some popcorn as an appetizer and a chicken salad with feta, berries, and cranberries for dinner. 

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Dessert

We rented the movie Doubt and I really enjoyed it. Meryl Streep is by far the best actress ever!  I wasn’t hungry but my sweet tooth was so I just had a few of my dad’s peanut m&ms and called it a night. 

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Now I’m ready for bed (seriously, all I do is sleep!) so I will see you all later! Goodnight!

D.O.N.E.

I just took my LAST final of my undergraduate college career. Hard to believe it’s all over! Graduation is on May 17 and then I have to be an adult—I don’t know if I’m ready! Is it just me or did the past few months just fly by. It figures that when I’m finally happy here the time just whizzes by and when I was miserable it just dragged on. I guess that’s just how it goes. I’m really going to miss my friends next year and it’s just now setting in that I’m not going to be able to see them on a daily basis. I really wish that I could just turn back the clock and relive the past few months again, savoring every single moment. 

I haven’t been taking pictures of all my food and to be honest, it’s been sort of liberating. I love blogging and I love writing about what I eat but sometimes it does become a little obsessive. Also, when I’m eating the same things over and over, and making random combinations of whatever food I have left, it’ sort of pathetic to say: and then I had a sandwich, and then yogurt, oh and then another sandwich. So until I get home and back in my kitchen (Yayyyy!!) I think I’ll be just posting random things instead of a full day of food.

SO here’s what I do have from today:

Cereal, yogurt, cameo apple (my new favorite!)

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Tuna sandwich, cottage cheese, carrots

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WCMN

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Lindt Truffle Chocolate

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It’s so weird to not have any obligations for the next few months. My job starts on July 27 but until then I don’t have much going on. I can’t wait to focus on myself and my health and sanity which has definitely gone missing with all the stress of finals. I’m sort of in a tricky situation right now where my weight has gone up a little bit above my range and I’m freaking out about it. I want to get back into the range but I’m really nervous that either I’ll just keep gaining, or that I’ll go back to restricting since that’s the only way I know how to lose weight. Mehh. I’m seeing my nutritionist tomorrow so hopefully we’ll figure something out, but it’s my last appointment with her before I leave and I’m anxious to be on my own. I’ll definitely need all of your support!

Well, it’s off to read for fun (!!!!) my absolute favorite part of summer. Speaking of which, I just realized that this is the last summer vacation I’ll ever have. Noooooooo! I don’t want to grow up!

See you tomorrow!

No Fun or Games

Tomorrow is my final exam for Game Theory, which turned out to be my most difficult class this semester. Despite its misleading name–this class is anything but a game. It’s so hard! I’ve taken much higher level econ classes in the past and gotten by without no trouble but this class has just been a killer. Ugh. At this point I don’t even care anymore and just want it to be over!

Preworkout

Since I knew I would be spending the majority of the day in the library I decided to head out for a run first thing this morning. We’re having some crazy weather here in Boston and today it reached 90*!! Holy cow! I did 4ish miles and was sweating buckets by the end. Before I left I had a Kashi bar for some fuel. 

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Breakfast

The heat really got to me and even after chugging a ton of water and taking a cold shower my appetite was just not there. I knew I needed something to get my brain working so I had a creamy, cool bowl of yogurt and banana. I definitely made up for my lack of appetite throughout the day—when I run outside my metabolism goes into overdrive or something, I’ve been eating all day long!

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Lunch

As expected, I was in the library the whole entire day. I packed a turkey sandwich with carrots, tomatoes, and PB crackers for lunch, which I unfortunately ate while working away so I couldn’t even enjoy it.

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Snack

A cara cara orange. LOVE THESE! Also when I stopped back at the house mid-day I desperately needed a pick-me-up so I had some amazing blondies that I had stuck in the freezer to prevent me from eating the entire tray at once, and a few hershey kisses. It’s just been one of those days, you know?

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Dinner

I had a meeting at 5 for my sorority and then I headed back to the library with a quick detour at the campus center to pick up a big salad and akmaks for dinner. I was starving and literally inhaled it! It was good.

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Dessert

I was sitting in a window-less section of the library with intense fluorescent lights and was intently studying, which caused me to totally lose track of time. All of a sudden a wave of tiredness hit me and I noticed it was already almost 10:00! While I still have a lot of work to do, I don’t like walking home that late at night because it’s pretty unsafe here. I basically sprinted back to my house and realized that not only was I tired, but I was hungry too!  I had a biscotti which got melty from being in my hot, hot, hot room and then I cut up a delicious apple with cinnamon and now I’m ready to get back to studying.

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No matter how it goes tomorrow, come 11:45 it’ll be over and I’ll be so relieved!

Time Warp

I feel like I’m in some sort of time warp or something—I just have no clue where the day went! It was pretty productive though and I’m feeling pretty good about my paper! 

Brunch

Like I mentioned earlier I went out to brunch with my sorority family and had a great time, like always. Along with about a gallon of coffee I ordered egg whites, fruit salad, and whole wheat english muffin. It’s so weird, I never feel like eggs for breakfast at home but I always crave them when I go out. Strange! 

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Snacks

After a few hours at the library I was going stir-crazy and needed a break. I hit up the gym for a fantastic workout. It felt so great to just forget about schoolwork for a little bit and work up a sweat.

I introduced my friend to cara cara oranges last night and she just had to go buy some so I accompanied her to Whole Foods and then we did more work at the Starbucks next door. Rather than an official lunch I picked up a bunch of snacks to eat throughout the afternoon which is much more conducive to studying in my opinion! I had some fruit and yogurt, followed by a granola bar, and then some trail mix.

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My friend was sharing the trail mix with me and in the process of eating it I sort of came to a revelation. Normally I portion out a serving, eat it too fast, go back for more, and more, and more, am never really satisfied, and end up eating way too much of it. Well today, I just ate straight out of the container, and ate slowly throughout the afternoon, picking up one thing at a time and really enjoying it. I’m not sure exactly how much I ate but I still have a ton left so it couldn’t have been too much! I think my problem is that when I give myself a very specific amount and tell myself that’s all I can have it makes it that much more tempting to go back for more. The rigidity I impose on myself just sets me up for failure. But when I know that it is there and I can have as much of it as I want, it sort of loses it’s ‘off-limits’ appeal and I don’t overdo it. I haven’t exactly worked out what this all means but I’m definitely going to keep experimenting with this concept.

Dinner

I got home and couldn’t spend one more second looking at that paper today so I hung out with my friends for a little bit and then had dinner. Tonight was another wonderful Amy’s frozen dinner: Roasted Vegetable Lasagna. Oh so good. I especially love the crunchy edges that sort of stick to the container. Haha, so good.

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Dessert

Look what finally came back into my life: Peanut Butter Cookie Larabar. There were only 2 left and you better believe I snatched them up faster than you could even imagine. I savored every single bite of this baby and am beyond ecstatic to have these back! This seriously made my week!

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We don’t have classes tomorrow because of Patriots Day which is some made up holiday in MA. Maybe it’s in honor of the marathon? I have no idea. Anyway, some of my friends are going out and I might join them but not drink since I plan on getting tot he library bright and early tomorrow morning and need my sleep! I was up at 6:45 again this morning for absolutely no reason. I don’t get it, I wish I could just sleep in! Grrrr. 

Anyway, have a great night and a painless Monday!

Desserts!

Oh man was tonight an indulgent night! I’m pretty sure that I’m going to fall into a sugar-induced coma any minute now, but it was so worth it. 

Before my dessert extravaganza, I did have some healthy food!

Lunch

I needed a little break from my intense library morning so I hit the gym for a bit. I was starving afterward and made my usual jumbo, colorful salad along with some pita chips.

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Snack

After lunch I took a much needed nap that I have been looking forward to for days. I actually think it might have made things worse though because I woke up even groggier than I had been before! I needed some crunch to keep me awake so I had some baby carrots and cucumber.

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Dessert

We had a sorority event tonight at Finale, which is well known in Boston for its desserts. We had to leave the house at 6 and I was rushing to get ready and didn’t have time or hunger for dinner. I know that I probably should have had something, but there was definitely part of me that wanted to just save my calories for the dessert buffet!!!!! Umm, talk about dangerous territory. Buffets are always a weakness of mine because I always want to try a little bit of everything. And as we all know, desserts and sweets are my weakness. Put the 2 together and we have quite the gluttonous situation. 

Here is the first (and only photographed) of many desserts tried tonight:

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I definitely overdid it but honestly, how many times am I going to be able to have as much free Finale dessert as I can? Umm, probably never. 

It was such a great night and I had so much fun but also really emotional. We all went around and talked about our favorite memories and how much everyone means to us and everyone was getting pretty choked up. As much as I seriously cannot wait to graduate because I don’t like my school much at all; my sorority has always been the only good part of my experience here and I love these girls so much.

What I don’t love is the fact that I had to forgo Frozen Sangria tonight so that I could come home and go to bed work on my paper. Hope your weekend is off to a great start!

“Sarah…Sarah…Come to Meeeee”

Do you hear that? I think it’s my bed beckoning—I need to make this snappy and answer its call!

Dinner

After an amazing spin class I was starving and dove into my dinner from Whole Foods: Salmon Salad with mango and veggies which was so good! I am obsessed with salmon, it’s so unbelievably delicious! I also had some blackberries which are without a doubt my favorite fruit–what a great dinner!

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Dessert

I got really hungry again after dinner so I had a cara cara orange which was the sweetest orange of my life.It was perfect.

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I am starting to get delirious–so off to bed I go! Goodnight!


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