When You Start Making Goals About Sleep…

May 8, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Posted in Breakfast, Snack | 11 Comments
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… You know it’s finals week.

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(Thank you Matt for teaching me the Snipping Tool! Smile)
 

Finalsofficially” started today at UW Madison, but I’ve been lacking in the sleep and general life department for the past 2 weeks or so.  I just have to hang in there until Thursday, and then I’ll be free until June 13 – when my summer classes start.

 

This morning I had a 7:45am exam for my Intro to Buddhism class.  I’ve been joking that I’m studying for my Monk Exam to get into the monastery, and the 7:45am exam on a Sunday morning had to do with rebelling against Christian church services. Winking smile  Luckily, I’m pretty sure I made it into the monastery – aka passed the final!
 

Before my exam, I had a breakfast of a bowl of Kashi GoLean Cereal topped with unsweetened almond milk and an organic banana on the side.

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Pre-exam coffee and computer entertainment.

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I tried to relax a little today since it was SO nice outside… I was wearing shorts and a tank top and was totally comfortable!  I went for a 6-mile walk this afternoon and studied for a bit outside in the sun.  LOVE IT!
 

Later this afternoon and I had a snack of organic raspberries (it’s been forever since I’ve had raspberries!), Fage 0% greek yogurt, an organic kiwi, and a Trilogy Kombucha.

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Thanks to everyone for hanging in there with my sporadic posts lately – I promise I’ll be back to regular blogging once all this finals business comes to an end!  Hope everyone had a wonderful first weekend of May!

  

  

 

Heather

   

     

   

Scheduling + Snow = My Tuesday In a Nutshell

April 19, 2011 at 11:49 am | Posted in Lunch, Snack | 15 Comments
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Happy Tuesday lovely people! 

Long story short, today is my day to schedule for classes next year, and it’s been a stressful morning so far to say the least.  To add to the fun, it’s a SNOWSTORM outside!!!

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Another normal April day in my world! ;)  And the scheduling is all just a part of being a college student, so I’m sure I’ll get through it just fine. 🙂

  

After my successful grocery shopping trip yesterday, I broke into the goods right away!
 

For lunch I wanted to try the organic heirloom tomato I had bought, so I decided to top off a wrap with it:

Food for Life Brown Rice Tortilla topped with Wild Wood super firm raw tofu, organic spinach, organic mache, and sliced organic heirloom tomatoes.

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With organic green beans, a light activia, and a glass of unsweetened almond milk.

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Heirloom tomatoes?  Definitely my thing!  Loved them!

 

For an afternoon snack between classes, I tried out one of the organic Ataulfo mangos I bought…

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… with an organic kiwi, Fage 2% Greek yogurt, and a Botanic No 7 Organic Raw Kombucha (all just-purchased items).

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The mango was fabulous – perfectly ripe!  And it’s been a while since I had a Botanic Kombucha – actually a lot better than I remembered! Less perfume-y tasting maybe?

   

Now it’s back to more schoolwork and scheduling… 3:30pm is my time slot.  Wish me luck! 🙂

  

  

  

Heather

   

    

    

Catching Up to Speed

April 15, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Posted in Lunch, Snack | 7 Comments
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My world has been a slightly hectic the last couple of days, but I’m spreading everything out and getting done everything I need to in an orderly fashion. 🙂

Yesterday, I created a Facebook Page for Health, Happiness, and Hope.  Be sure to check it out and “like” it!

I also want to thank everyone for the sympathy on my hornet’s bite on Wednesday.  I have a mild allergic reaction to the string – just making it a little swollen and red – but nothing serious! 

  

Between classes, schoolwork, yoga, and blog work, my Thursday flew by!  Mid-afternoon, I took a break for a snack:

Strawberry Serenity Synergy Kombucha, organic nectarine, organic red pear, and a Siggi’s Icelandic style yogurt.

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I woke up at 5:30am this morning to get a good start on notes for a paper I’m writing this weekend before I had to head to my Design Studies studioCoffee?  Yes please! 🙂

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Instead of our usual Design Studies studio, today we went on a walking tour of the Madison campus to look at the architecture of the buildings.  Normally, this would be awesome; however it was 35*F with a wind advisory, and walking 2 hours in that kind of weather isn’t quite ideal.  It was hilarious when all of our worksheets (and US for that matter) almost blew away in the crazy wind!

That said, I was absolutely chilled and freezing cold when I got back to my apartment!  I think my morning coffee would have worked better post-walk. 😉

 

Lunch today was a Food for Life gluten-free Tortilla topped with Wild Wood raw tofu, organic spinach, and organic mache.

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With organic green beans, activia light, and a glass of unsweetened almond milk.

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Classic for me, and FABULOUS!

  

This afternoon I’m meeting up for coffee/tea with my cousin whom I haven’t seen in over a year!  We were best friends when we were little and I absolutely love her.  We’ll have a lot to catch up on!
  

Happy Friday everyone!!!

  

  

 

Heather

     

     

   

    

Sweet 19

March 23, 2011 at 9:12 am | Posted in Breakfast, Snack | 8 Comments
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Yes, today is my 19th Birthday! 😀

This is also the busiest week of my college life as of yet.  I have 1 exam tomorrow, 2 exams on Monday, and a 10-page essay due on Tuesday.  Somehow Birthday + Insane College Workload don’t fit together all that well. 😉

That said, I’ve never been one to have big parties or hit the town all night, so I’m pretty satisfied with laying low-key and having a relaxing, productive birthday.  A friend texted me last night and is taking me out to get my version of a “birthday cake” – Starbucks – this afternoon, so it will be great just to catch up with him and take my mind off the stress of school!

My mom also sent me a beautiful card in the mail from her and my dad:

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With lottery cards – my mom’s usual card stuffer. 😉

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I actually won $2 on one of the cards!!!  Birthday luck I suppose! 🙂

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My mom is also letting me pick out a few things from Lululemon when school calms down and I have time to enjoy a shopping trip to the Lululemon showroom in Madison.  LOVE Lululemon!!!

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Now backing up to Yesterday
 

Breakfast – Kashi 7 Whole Grain Puffs topped with organic raw sunflower seeds and organic almond milk with an organic banana on the side.

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It was DOWN POURING all day, and of course I don’t own a umbrella.  Therefore, walking 2 miles to my Geology class and 2 miles back left me DRIPPING wet!  I promptly went to Walgreens and amended my lack of umbrella after learning my lesson the hard way. 😉
  

Pre-afternoon classes snack:  Organic kiwi, organic pear, Trader Joe’s organic Greek yogurt, and a Gingerade Kombucha.

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Post-classes COLORFUL snack:  Organic Blueberries, Organic baby carrots, Trader Joe’s Edamame, and a glass of unsweetened almond milk.

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Have a fabulous Wednesday (and my Birthday ;)) everyone!!!

Question:  Are you a “big party” type when it comes to birthdays?

  

  

   

Heather

   

    

     

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