Tuesday, November 9, 2010

My Life Revolves Around a Paper

Hello everyone! I got an email from my professor last night saying that my first class was canceled- I couldn’t have been happier! I slept a little bit later because of that, but not much- I had to get up and start working on a research paper that is due on Thursday- I hadn’t even started researching or writing it yet! Ahhhh! Stress!

For breakfast, I decided to try something new with my oatmeal. I had 1 cup of oatmeal with 1/8 tsp. cinnamon and a packet of sweet and low  mixed in. I sliced a small banana on top and topped it off with 1 Tbs. of sliced almonds. I really liked this combination! I also had 1 cup of 1% milk for a total of 6.5 points.

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I spent the morning writing my research paper. I completed 1 page! Yay! That was a huge stress relief for me to at least get started and realize that I’ll be able to finish it in time. There’s something about research and writing that I love. The time just flies by when I do it- I know, I’m a nerd. Winking smile If only I could find a job like that! Writing is something that I really love to do. I’d love to be able to research and write articles or whatever. Anyone want to hire me? lol

On the way to school, I drank a strawberry smoothie made up of 1/2 cup of light vanilla yogurt, 1 cup of strawberries and ice for 2 points.

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It was such a nice day today! By the time I got done with school it was 71* outside! You can’t beat that for November weather! I was glad that I grabbed a pair of flip flops before leaving this morning.

After class, I headed to Subway to pick up my lunch. I had my usual 6” Turkey and Ham with baked BBQ Lays for 8 points. I almost always get the same thing- do you?

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And then it was grocery shopping time. I love going grocery shopping. Today went even better because while I was there Darci tweeted me to tell me I won her giveaway! How exciting!! Here are a few of my favorite finds today:

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I also got a Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Larabar, which I ate 1/2 of on the way home for 2.5 points. WOW- this was REALLY GOOD!

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After I got home, got the groceries put away, and had a little time to relax, I got right back to writing that research paper. While working on that, I sipped on some Breakfast Blend coffee flavored with FF vanilla creamer for .5 point.I guess I was anticipating it so much I forgot to take a picture!

I was hungry at like 3:00, so instead of snacking, I decided I would eat an early supper. So I ate at 4:30- way early, I know! But to me, that’s better than snacking. I felt like something simple, so I cooked up some chicken and melted a light Laughing Cow Sundried Tomato Basil cheese wedge and mixed it with the chicken. I also had 1/2 of a baked sweet potato and roasted green beans. I have been wanting to try this for so long- the results- AMAZING! It gives the green beans an all new flavor. I will definitely be doing this again! All of this was a total of 5.5 points.

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For dessert, I had a serving of FF/SF vanilla pudding for 1 point.

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After supper, I was feeling so overwhelmed with school and I had to talk to someone and get my mind off of it. So I called my sister and we talked for almost an hour! It didn’t help my paper get written but it helped me to rejuvenate for sure! I felt a lot better. Thanks Angie! Smile 

And then it was back to writing that paper!

I got a little hungry, so I had a serving of Special K multigrain crackers for 2 points. I love these things! That puts me at exactly 28 points for the day- right where I need to be!

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I thought about skipping the workout and making sure I got my paper done instead, but I thought about it and decided that exercise is a stress reliever and it would probably help me out if I did something. So I biked on the stationary bike for 30 minutes, this time I set one of the workouts that changes the resistance. I did break a sweat, but it’s just not nearly as hard as it used to be for me! I biked 7.5 miles in the 30 minutes and I burned 116 calories. So I’m glad I got some activity in- even if it wasn’t a huge calorie burn.

Tomorrow is WI day, I don’t want to come out and say I’m feeling confident, but from the way my body feels- I’m confident that it will go well. But we all know how that scale can work sometimes and I could gain 5 lbs. tomorrow morning only to lose 10 on Thursday. Winking smileBut I’m hoping for the best- I hope to meet that 70 lb goal!!

Here are my stats for the week now that I can track everything better:

Weekly Points left: 0

AP’s earned: 8.5

AP left: 2

It will be interesting to see how I do, knowing that I used all of my weekly points and most of my AP’s. A lot of times, I mess up my tracking on the weekends and I didn’t know how to track AP’s. But this week, I tracked EVERYTHING, so I know exactly what I ate and how many AP’s I earned. Wish me luck!

Now it’s back to that paper…


  1. Good Luck with the paper and with WI...You will do great with both! :)

  2. Good luck with the WI, and finishing that paper. I know you'll "ace" both of them!!!!

  3. Good luck with the paper and the weigh in!! I know how college work can be stressful! Good luck :)

  4. Congrats on winning the contest! I always get the same thing at subway.....and it's the same as you!

  5. Sounds like a good choice at the Subway, I'd probably have that,too!
    And since I haven't had breakfast yet, I'm going to fix it like your oatmeal, sounds yummy.
    Have a great day!

    I toy with getting my PhD and then I recall how much I...did not enjoy the writing the papers :)

  7. First of all good luck. Secondly I definitely now have a major craving for a smoothie. Might have to make one later today!


  8. Confidence exudes from you - I think you carry it with you!
    I think I can see it from here!

  9. ugh, I don't miss writing papers at all! good luck! :)

    I'm totally craving a strawberry smoothie now...looks delish!

    Hope WI went well!

  10. Yummy food as always :D

    Good luck with the paper!

  11. I went on an exercise bike for 30 minutes, this time I take an exercise that will change the resistance.

  12. Its very delicious ! Yummy. I was hungry after seeing this. Its a good from you for My Life Revolves Around a Paper..

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  14. I'd probably have that,too.
    And since I haven't had breakfast yet, I'm going to fix it like your oatmeal, sounds yummy.

  15. In these blog all things are looking really very delicious and also very yummy i like it so much. These all are looking really very fantastic and great.

  16. These blog is looking really very yummy and also very delicious i like it so much in all these there are so many things which is very fantastic and great.

  17. Nice blog, with very nice pics. Good luck with your paper!



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