I should have majored in English since I have such creative titles. I apologize this post is so long, it leads you to believe I live an exciting life.
I guess I will post my eats of the last couple of days. I haven’t starved-I swear. I mean after all, calories are only counted when you take a photo right?
Half the reason I take photos of what I eat is so I can remember. When I’m back at college, I normally keep a document open all day and just continue to add to it. My laptop comes with me in case I decide to go to the library after class so keeping a document open on Microsoft word is quite handy. While I’m back home, I try and recreate my days at night (but I normally leave half of it out because I was not graced with the memory of an elephant.). But here is what has happened the last couple of days:
I went and met up with Chuck yesterday which was lovely. Being the great driver I am, I drove right by his apartment several times looking for a parking garage which was actually connected to his apartment. I’m okay with it though because the car I have been driving at home has seat warmers and I can sit on them forever. But anyways, I’m actually wicked jealous of his apartment, its super nice. We rambled on about our lives and then he headed up to see his family for Christmas. 3 hour drives are no good boo (unless you have seat warmers). Its three hours from the airport to my college so I know all about those bad boys.
After our little meetup, it just so happened I was right near the mall. I haven’t been to Abercrombie or Gap in a while so I went shopping. I didn’t find anything but did witness an accident in the parking garage. Some man just kept backing up into a lady when literally she honked for a solid minute and was trapped and couldn’t move.
Swim practice from Monday evening:
4X250 reverse im (swim-kick-swim-drill-swim)
5X400 Fast (at least it wasn’t 5 400im fast. What can I say I’m a good convincer.)
12X25 no breath freestyle.
Running has given me power lungs and I no longer struggle with breath control. It was nice to see all my friends from swim team although, they were just freshman when I graduated. My babies are all grown up. None of them are coming to upstate New York with me for college next year…shocking.
Ah yes nom noms:
I made oatmeal pancakes. You know that whole protein pancake that people have been having for ages now? I hadn’t had the cottage cheese and oats pancakes in so long. What was I thinking with my life missing these. If you aren’t used to cottage cheese or eggy pancakes, beware. They are a great source of protein though and add some protein powder too if you want.
½ cup oats, ½ cup blended cottage cheese, 1 egg and 1 tsp baking powder. Mix and pour onto a griddle. I also added protein powder. I didn’t, however, add Greek yogurt to the top. So it was different! That and I hadn’t had these pancakes in over a year. (On a side note-I’m almost done with my gingerbread pancake concoction.)
After I finally got back home from the mall, I had a salad with banana peppers, pear, spinach, tomato, feta cheese and apple slices. The banana peppers burned my mouth since I burnt my tongue on starbucks coffee in the mall. Thanks Starbucks. Chuck inspired me to make a protein shake as well so I mixed 1 scoop Isopure protein, 1 cup keifer yogurt, ½ cup pumpkin and some caramel syrup. It was good to me-but they aren’t the prettiest thing in to take a picture of.
For dinner I had a sweet potato and turkey sausage. For real, I’m off my sweet potato kick now.
Breakfast was a basic egg scramble with all the random veggies I could find. That ended up being some spinach, tomatoes and mushrooms. For 250 calories, I felt like I had eaten 1000 it was so filling.
I went and got my hair stripped of all the grimy chlorine and god knows what other chemicals that fest in there. I also got a hair cut but I’m trying to grow my hair really long so it was just a trim. I can’t get in the pool for 24 hours after getting my hair stripped because it is such a powerful chemical. Every couple of months I find it highly worth it. I don’t feel as grimy and my curls aren’t so weighed down.
My mom and I went and got sushi at my favorite sushi buffet. Seriously they have every kind of sushi you can imagine. My favorites are eel and tofu. Although, honestly, I could eat any sushi imaginable. They didn’t have any prune juice sadly, so I just stuck with coffee and water.
After braving amazing traffic, I got home and went for a 9 mile run with sushi in my belly. It wasn’t too bad actually and the weather was nice. My brothers cross country team happened to be practicing on the trial too so I got a lovely view of high scholars in short shorts as I’m wearing 20 layers.
I’m not sure what I’m having for dinner, seeing as I ate all that sushi at 2pm. We will see but I am going to see a movie with a good friend of mine Anna.
Day 6: Who would you trade places with and why?
I would trade places with Tyra Banks. She is fabulous and doesn’t let anyone push her around. I’m also obsessed with the Tyra show and ANTM so that plays a part in my choosing. Did I mention she can be completely crazy and herself and get away with it?
Questions for you:
Do you get your hair cut/colored/permed/relaxed/stripped regularly?
I began to dye my hair darker my freshman year of college. My hair is naturally blonde but after a difficult and rather hard breakup two weeks into college, I wanted a change and among it was too dye my hair dark. Needless to say, I still like it a lot and people actually believe I’m part of my family now since they all have dark hair to begin with. I normally get it stripped twice a swim season and it adds body to my hair because the chlorine weighs it down. As for length, I’m trying to grow mine out.