Cookie Monsters

Sunday night, BFF Debbie brought over some delicious fresh out of the oven chocolate chip cookies.

I was really looking forward to having one for a snack attack this afternoon, when I realized they were all gone! I texted Jason, and sure enough, he snagged them all up. Hmm… looks like we have a cookie monster in the house!

I had some extra time after finishing my homework and an extreme cookie craving, so I decided to bake a batch of my own!

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I ate two cookies hot out of the oven. Some things are definitely worth the effort.

There was also dunking action in a small glass of milk… but I was cleaning and forgot to photograph!

I followed the recipe on the back of the Publix chocolate chip bag to the T (except didn’t add nuts) and I had to use whole wheat flour instead of white because we’re out. I couldn’t taste any difference, though.

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I didn’t realize this recipe made FIVE DOZEN cookies. Wow! I made two dozen and saved the dough in the freezer!

I then headed to my 6:00-9:30 classes and when I returned I was beyond happy that my dinner was already in the fridge, just needing to be reheated.

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My random looking combo was quite filling and much better than a frozen dinner!

It included:

  • Soba Noodles
  • snow peas
  • red pepper
  • matchstick carrots
  • zucchini cut into little strips
  • edamame
  • bean sprouts
  • scallions
  • 1 TBL whole foods brand Peanut sauce
  • dash soy sauce

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I really like planning ahead! I could get used to this! I used a lot of the same ingredients for tomorrow’s lunch, so check back to see another delicious combo!

Goodnight, bloggies! 😀

❤ MegaNerd

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Planning Ahead

Yesterday I realized that I was really lacking in the planning department. Today, I decided to change that.

While I made lunch for today, I went ahead and made tonight’s dinner, and tomorrow’s breakfast and lunch. I asked Jason if he could be responsible for dinner tomorrow, and I can now say that I planned ahead! 😀

I made a quick and easy lunch:

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Leftover black bean, broccoli, and provolone cheese sandwich.

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With fruit salad! I made a large batch of this to eat all week. 😀

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Nothing complicated, just strawberries, grapes and melon.

 

I finished lunch with a little something sweet!

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My textbooks miss me already. I must get back to them!

Do you pre-make your meals and snacks to take to school or work? What are your favorite on-the-go meals?

❤ MegaNerd

Out of My Comfort Zone

Happy September!

This morning, I had a 6 mile run planned. With my upcoming 5k and 15k races, I feel like I need to work more on speed more than anything.

Telling myself to just go out there and run fast isn’t always the best method.

Today, I set my Garmin to the following:

  • Run 2 miles (8:00-9:00 min/mile pace)
  • Walk 2 minutes
  • Run 2 miles (8:00-9:00 min/mile pace)
  • Walk 2 minutes
  • Run 2 miles (8:00-9:00 min/mile pace)

Mentally, It’s easier for me to give it my all and push hard when I know I only have a little ways to go before I can walk.

For the run portion here are my stats (not including the walking):

  • Distance: 6.0 Miles
  • Time: 51:37
  • Average Pace: 8:36 min/mile
  • Average Heart Rate: 173 bpm (that’s pretty high!)

Breakfast

Once I got back, my stomach was begging for grub! I made the quickest thing I could think of:

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  • Oatmeal and Honey bagel (my fav!)
  • Lots of Almond butter
  • banana (what didn’t end up as a slice went straight into my mouth)

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I honestly felt like I pushed myself out of my comfort zone this morning, but not so hard that I will be sore or tired the rest of the day. I’m hoping to kick some 5k butt.


My “cushy” pace is 9:20-10:00 min/miles depending on the distance. Anything faster and it’s hard work!

What is your comfort zone? How do you motivate yourself to push beyond what’s easy?


❤ MegaNerd