It’s Almost Over…

First off, I just want to say thank you to all of your encouraging comments/e-mails about my rough ending semester. It really reminded me that I’m not a failure, and I can get through this!!


One final exam down… three more to go!


YIKES! I have a lot of work to do between now and Monday!


Like I mentioned yesterday, I’ve been living off:

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Seriously, a repeat of the same stuff every day!!! I just don’t have time to think of stuff other than school.


I did manage to cook for myself ONCE this week so far. Yesterday for lunch, I made baked tofu.


I remember using Caitlin’s recipe a while back, but couldn’t remember the exact measurements. Basically I mixed together:

  • honey
  • evoo
  • paprika
  • chill powder
  • pepper
  • tiny bit of salt
  • sesame seeds

I coated the individual pieces of tofu with the mixture, and baked for 20 minutes at 400 degrees. (Again, I was winging it… and it burnt a bit, but tasted great!)

Along with it, I made broccoli and whole wheat couscous.


It was the best meal I’ve had in a while!


I can’t wait for this semester to be over. It’s been a really rough one. If you’re taking finals this week too, GOOD LUCK!!!


Please tell me I’m not the only one who lives off Clif bars and coffee during finals week. It’s crunch time, people!!!


❤ MegaNerd

30 Responses

  1. So close! Think of how nice it will feel not to have to worry about an exam for a few weeks.

    I didn’t live off of cliff bars and coffee when I was at school- it was worse: brownies, chips and coke. No wonder I gained weight in University…

  2. I am in the midst of finals week of my final semester of grad school. I took three classes this semester and work fulltime. I am totally stressed to the max and I completely understand where you are coming from!!!! You are not alone in the repetitive meal department! I have eaten toast and cottage cheese for breakfast for the last 10 days! I haven’t cooked a meal all week and I’ve been living off of leftovers that are frozen in my freezer! Hang in there; we are almost done with finals 🙂 Before you know it you will be enjoying Christmas and school stress will be a thing of the past!

  3. When I was in college, I lived off food from the on-campus shop during finals week. Pre-made sandwiches, bagels and crappy coffee — ugh!

  4. Don’t worry, Megan – I’m taking exams right now too and am living off of bagels, coffee, fruit and string cheese. Haha no time to cook… I cannot WAIT until finals are over. Oh my gosh.

  5. Haha, I’ve been eating clif bars, pbj bagels, green tea, apples, and bananas. And microwaveable soup.

  6. Good luck Megan! When I was an undergraduate, my exam tme diet was almost exclusively coffee, granola bars, and mac & cheese. I think you are still doing beeter than most with your food choices!

  7. good luck girl! i just got done today..its the best feeling eva!

  8. I’ve never seen that Clif flavor! It looks so good.

  9. Hey Megan! Long-time reader, first time commenter… You are definitely NOT the only one living off “fast” food during exams. I’ve got 3 left to write too, and have been living off of: applesauce, larabars, and tea. Such a balanced diet….

    Good luck!

    Megan 🙂

  10. In law school I lived off Luna Bars and trail mix during finals. And coffee. Lots of coffee.
    Good luck, you’ll be great!

  11. Hang in there! You are so close and definitely NOT a failure- at least have a wonderful blog with lots of readers that care about you!

  12. You’re definitely not alone! Throughout college I did the same thing during finals – and I still go to the easy-to-make food (Lean Cuisines or pasta for dinner, snack bars and coffee) when I’m stressed out. I’m in grad school now and dealing with a major end-of-semester crunch, even without classes, so I’m right there with you!

    Good luck with everything – you’ll make it through!

  13. You can’t be the only one! I sometimes live off of coffee and Clif bars and I’m not even taking finals this week 🙂

    I think that beats what a lot of other busy college students choose to live off of.

  14. mmmmmm bagels, now I could definitely eat those everyday . . . oh man, now I feel like walking down to the bakery right this second

    no no, I won’t do it!

    good luck with the last 3 exams

  15. Good luck finishing up! Any fun plans to celebrate the end of finals?!


  16. Good luck with the last set of finals!! stay focused and you will be fine.

  17. Don’t worry, I live off larabars, fruit, and coffee on a daily basis because my job is my life right now. I wish I could say the stress is over after college, but alas… At least now I get paid mucho $$$ for it 🙂 And you will too!!

  18. You are def not the only one living off of Cliff bars! When my dad took me grocery shopping right after Thanksgiving, I got a copious amount of bars and when he looked at my funny, I told him I live off of bars during finals! lol!

  19. I feel ya girl…I’m living off of Clif Z bars, cereal, toast, and bananas. But it’s almost over! Good luck, and remember to take a break from studying every once and a while to have a little dance party. 😉

  20. I definitely lived off of coffee during finals week. That and a soft pretzel made me a happy duck.

  21. I live off anything convenient during finals week – so next week could get interesting! Good luck girlie!

  22. You’re no failer! So you had a hard semester, everyone does. :o)

    As for finals, I’ve had finals all week myself too so I understand the lack of time. I started a blog recently and I’m sure you can imagine the amount of posts I’ve had the last 10 days…. As long as you fuel yourself, that’s all that matters whether it’s bagels or Cliff bars or fruit and larabars, it’s something.

    GOOD LUCK!!!

  23. Your tofu looks like a delicious protein source!

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  24. I’m with you..I’m impressed you’re getting in time to do actual posts!

  25. The finish line is in sight, you can do it! 🙂

  26. A few years back, I was in the middle of writing my second thesis, moving, buying a house, finding a job, and working full time. I thought I was going to die. You will get through this – no matter the obstacles – best of luck to you and ENJOY YOUR BREAK (when it comes!)

  27. Good Luck Megah you can do it!!! i just started finals today so i’m reaching crunch time too! 🙂

  28. It’s normal, we all have our vices. I am a recovering nail biter but every semester around finals time, it never failed..I would have very little nail left. Always. Clif bars a much healthier habit then that. You’re almost done, you can do it friend!!

  29. It’s mile 20. You’re exhausted..but the taste of the finish line is there..kick it into high gear woman. 🙂

  30. Hang in there 🙂

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