Meals on the Go

I had to say goodbye to my little sister this afternoon. 😦

 

Before we left for the airport, I made a Mexican themed lunch:

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I had a cup of black bean soup

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…and a salad.

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My salad included:

  • romaine lettuce
  • green bell pepper
  • crumbled chips
  • Grilled chicken breast
  • cheese
  • salsa

On the way to test number two of the day, I ate a CLIF bar mini in the car. I almost brought a Pumpkin pie Kashi bar, but I have missed the Brownie! Jason always steals them, but this one was buried in the bar stash! 😀

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I also stopped at D and D for some Latte love! 99 cents, can’t beat it!

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I packed my dinner in a little Fresh n’ Fit container that I have actually had for a while, but never use. It comes with an ice pack, and individual compartments for snacks. In case anyone is wondering, I found it at Target.

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In the main compartment I packed a turkey and cheese sandwich. The ice pack fits over the sandwich area, and rests on little “shelves” so it doesn’t squish the sandwich.

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I filled the top two containers with fruits and veggies: one with carrots and peas, and one with strawberries.

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Each of those fits into the groves on the ice pack…

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…and closes with the lid!

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It kept my food cold (for 6 hours) without having to pack the whole bulky lunch cooler! I really liked using it!

What do you use to carry around your meals or snacks when you’re on the go?

 

Edited to add: I’m currently nibbling on Mickey’s Ear… ok… putting down the rice krispie treat…

 

❤ MegaNerd

Very Productive Wednesday

I love it when I finish the day knowing I got everything accomplished that I needed to. Isn’t that the best feeling?

My sister and I started our errands pretty early this morning. We stopped at Dunkin donuts for some coffee. I forgot my camera, so I had to use hers. Her memory card isn’t compatible with my computer, so I had to take pictures of the camera. Sorry for the HORRIBLE quality!!

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I discovered that small lattes (I ordered a nonfat, one pump vanilla) are only 99 cents at DD. I traded my one dollar bill for this amazing little drink. They taste better than Starbucks!! YUMM!

I asked the lady how the pumpkin munchkins tasted, and she generously let me try one for free! Two points for DD!!

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Again, sorry for the photo.

After errands, it was time for school. I spent my entire afternoon in the lab working on my concrete design project.

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I feel bad for having to drag my sister to the lab for 5 hours, but she was a trooper!  She worked on a playlist for Saturday’s Halloween Party.

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My sister is such a ham.

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I packed my lunch along, plate and all!

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I made it in a rush this morning, so it was slightly boring.

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My lunch included:

  • Turkey and Cheese sandwich
  • Apple Slices
  • carrot
  • snap peas

No worries, there were more fruits and veggies eaten not pictured on the plate…

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…and around 4:00 pm an Endure Glo Bar. (Made by Angela, Given to me by Caitlin!)

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Once I got home it was almost 6:00 pm. I needed to get my run in, but felt a little hungry so I made a banana with Almond butter for a snack.

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I managed to get my run in, with the help of my sister!! She dragged my butt to the gym, and I managed to get in 4.0 miles in 35:45on the treadmill. It was fast, but felt easy!

This morning I was unsure about how running in the evening would be, and honestly I thought about skipping it. I’m so glad I did it.

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Dinner was delicious!

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I made a little bit of something for everyone:

My favorite part was the Salmon!!

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Plus, a chocolate chip cookie for dessert…they are so good.

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I need to continue this very productive day… I still have some things I need to get done!

Good-night!

❤ MegaNerd

Fundamentals of… What Exactly?

I do not feel ready for the FE tomorrow. It’s as simple as that.

Here’s what I’ll be doing tomorrow:

 

Morning Exam- 120 questions

  • Trig/Algebra/Geometry
  • Calculus
  • Differential Equations (iffy)
  • Matrices (iffy)
  • Vector Analysis
  • Probability and Stats
  • Chemistry …bahaha I never understood it
  • Computers… twitter doesn’t count
  • Ethics
  • Economics
  • Statics (easy peasy)
  • Dynamics (iffy)
  • Strength of Materials
  • Properties of Materials
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Electricity
  • Magnetism
  • Thermodynamics (funny how I’m failing that class, but understand everything)

Afternoon Exam- Civil- 60 questions

  • Surveying
  • Hydrology
  • Hydraulics (haven’t taken this class yet)
  • Soil Mechanics (haven’t taken this class yet)
  • Environmental Eng.
  • Transportation
  • Structural Analysis
  • Structural Design
  • Construction
  • Materials

Fun, huh?

 

I am really not comfortable with a LOT on this test. I’m going to try my best, and go in with a positive attitude! Each exam lasts four hours, for a total length of 8 hours of testing!!

If I don’t pass, I still can try again in April. I am probably making a bigger deal out of this than it actually is, but I just want to get it over with. Plus its $$$$$. It’s possible to pass, but I’m not expecting it. I’ll just guess “C” when I don’t know the answer. LOL.

 

I tried to study a bit more today, but I decided that it was just better to relax. I’ve been studying for four and a half years for this test. I get worked up about it really easily, so I’m chilling out. I made a nice pasta lunch today to keep me out of the office:

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I used whole grain penne pasta, broccoli, peas, white beans, pesto, and this little guy:

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It was quite a filling lunch!!

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However, 15 miles requires extra food.

For my second lunch, I made an entire large sweet potato worth of fries! I don’t mess around with the ketchup! LOL.

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My tummy was full and happy.

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After e-mailing with another engineer and friend (we met at the blogger lunch), I realized that I needed to stop thinking about the test, calm down, and relax tonight. Thanks, Gloria!  I had a Sam Adams Octoberfest to take the edge off. 😀

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We did the easiest possible thing ever for dinner. I picked up a rotisserie chicken from Publix, whipped up a Caeser salad (with only a smidge of dressing), and mac n’ cheese.

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I went back for more salad, and more pasta. Not really hungry but it tasted good.

Delicious, yes. Nutritious? Well… It’s not too bad. I just haven’t felt much like cooking the past week. I can’t wait to get this test over with!!!

 

I’ll see you tomorrow night! Keep your fingers crossed!

❤ MegaNerd

Brown Bag Breakfast

It feels like a Sunday on a Thursday!

I met Debbie this morning for our last run before Saturday’s 15k race. We headed to one of our favorite spots, and ran an easy 4.0 miles.

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Debbie has the day off work, so we stayed at the park and ate a brown bag breakfast! We contemplating going to Panera or FirstWatch, but decided that bringing food from home is so much cheaper!

I packed a Peanut butter and Jelly sammie + a banana:

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I forgot how good they are!

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I have to use the chunky jelly (preserves I guess?)… none of that low-sugar crap. Straight up gobs of organic fruit. MMMM.

I was slightly jealous of Debs’ breakfast:

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..which is why I stole a slice of orange!

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No worries… there were plenty of drinks too! All pink 😀

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We stopped at Starbucks on the way to pick up our race packets at Track Shack:

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I ordered the tall Vanilla Roobios Tea latte with nonfat milk, Debbie had an Awake Tea Latte! Both delicious!

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Lunch

By the time lunch rolled around, I was really craving veggies! I knew that a big salad would do the trick.

I seriously threw in every bit of produce we had!

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  • spinach
  • tomato
  • cucumber
  • mandarin oranges
  • edamame
  • broccoli
  • carrots
  • and 5 shrimp!

I topped it all with Asian Dressing

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… it really makes the salad taste great.

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I have a hard time coming up with portable breakfasts! Must be why I resort to PBJ and clif bars for on-the-go!

Do you ever brown bag your breakfast? What do you pack?

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It’s been a fun morning, but I must get back to “school” mode. I have tons of work needing to be done!

 

❤ MegaNerd