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Journey Journal: Days 96-97

Day 96: Saturday, April 6, 2013

Slept in. Breakfast of Ezekiel 4:9 Golden Flax cereal with raspberries, banana slices, and almond milk, and a French Press of coffee. Went to Goga for 20 minutes of workout and 15 minutes of sauna time. Brought a book to read in the sauna (Reckless Abandon by David Sitton, an autobiography of a missionary to PNG). After that, I came home, filled my water bottle, grabbed a granola bar, and went on a 5 mile walk in the neighborhoods surrounding ours. I am so thankful for this sunshine and the new blooms of springtime! After a hot shower, I met Bryan downtown, since he was there studying for his Microbiology test all day. I grabbed some red pepper strips and a mandarin orange on my way out the door and enjoyed them with a Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad from Port City Java. He studied for a bit more, then we checked out the new Anthropology store downtown (very cool, by the way!) before heading to dinner at 21 East. Bryan got a burger with root beer caramelized onions and a side of fries; I wasn’t super hungry (since the salad wasn’t that long ago), so I just got a single cajun crawfish taco (which was delicious! I might just have to get the 3 for $10 next time). It was a relaxing evening! I love date night!

Day 97: Sunday, April 7, 2013

Church this morning. Then 2nd grade Journey Group, where we talked about God being “Unchanging.” Had my cousin, his girlfriend, and another friend over for a lunch of tacos and taco salad (beef with cumin and garlic; and shrimp with curry powder, red pepper flakes, and garlic; plus loads of fresh veggies). Shared a French Press of Columbian coffee with our guests. While Bryan and the gang continued to study, I went for another 5 mile walk…this time with book in hand. I read and walked and enjoyed the fresh air! Bryan grilled burgers for dinner, and I had a side of carrot sticks. Made some lemon corn muffins with a lemon glaze for dessert, which got gobbled up very quickly! (Recipe here; I used about a cup of powdered sugar instead of 1/3 c. white sugar in the glaze, and I used Jiffy cornbread mix instead of the suggested brand.) Will have to remember that! Watched some clips on Food Network, while sipping a vanilla almond iced coffee (leftovers from this afternoon’s brew). Time for a hot, Epsom salt bath before getting ready for bed and grabbing my book one more time for the weekend.

I’m Back from My Blogger Break!

I’m back from my blogger break, and doing well! Both tests went off without a hitch, so the hours of studying were definitely worth it. Anatomy Test was over Muscles, Bones, and Nerves. Nutrition was over Healthy Lifestyles, Sports Nutrition, and Eating Disorders. So, a lot of really good material all crammed into one week. But it’s worth it. I have class tonight, and then we get a full week break next week for July 4 Holiday! Yeah for a much needed break!

So, here’s an update on some weekend meal plans:

Saturday: I was quite pleased. I was only 2 grams over on carbs and 1 gram over on fat, but still within calorie and protein ranges, and I got a lot of vitamins and minerals today. Plus, I worked out and did a lot of studying.

Breakfast was 4 oz. 2% organic milk, 1 mini spinach-bacon-mushroom quiche, 1/3 c. blueberries, and 1/3 c. strawberries with 1 tsp. of raw sugar, and 2.5 c. of coffee with skinny caramel creamer.

Lunch was another slice of quiche and a bowl of leftover broccoli soup.

I had 2 c. of kale with 2 Tbsp. of organic ketchup for a snack.

Dinner was 1 c. grapenuts cereal, 1/3 c. blueberries, and 1 c. blueberry kefir (a yogurt drink).

Sunday: Yeah for thinking ahead. I know we have plans to have pizza with friends tonight, so I’m planning ahead to balance out the day. I was well within every range except for being a little high on protein, but not too excessive.

Breakfast: 1 slice quiche, 1/3 c. blueberries, 1/3 c. strawberries, and 1 c. coffee with skinny caramel creamer again.

Lunch: 3 oz. pork tenderloin, 1 c. mashed potatoes, 10 asparagus, 2 sliced roma tomatoes.

Dinner: 2 slices cheese pizza, veggie tray (carrots, cucumbers, and red pepper strips) with a Tbsp. of hummus, and blueberry salsa (recipe to come) with low-fat, baked tortilla chips. Okay, I also had a piece of cookie bar, but I was still within ranges.

Monday and Tuesday were good too, but I won’t bore you with the details. They basically mimicked the two days above. 🙂