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

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34 Hours to Go…

I realize that I don’t always have the most interesting and creative food. I wish that I had time to make extravagant meals three times a day, but I don’t. It’s just not practical, nor do I really think it’s necessary. My life is really busy!

My goal with this blog is not to land some fancy extravagant chef job, but to show people that it IS possible to live healthfully even with a million other things going on.

I know that I have my days that are more stressful and less healthy than other days. However, taking care of myself, eating well, and living a full happy life (and showing others they can do the same) is very important to me! I hope that this message is portrayed, because that is my true passion.

I actually took a break for lunch today! I couldn’t really figure out what I wanted, but ended up deciding on a pizza bagel!

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I used an everything bagel as the crust, topped with marinara sauce, and mozzerella cheese. I toasted it in the oven at 375 degrees F for 7 minutes.

Along with it, I had a spinach salad with tomato and carrot. Gotta get those veggies in!

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I almost didn’t take a break for a snack. I was really craving chocolate chip cookies, but definitely did not have time to make any in the middle of the day! I settled for a Cookies ‘n Cream LUNA bar. It tasted good, but I still want cookies. 😀

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Jason saw me studying for the FE hard-core when he came home. He offered to make me dinner before I left for class. I NEVER turn an offer like that down.

He made salmon with lemon pepper seasoning, steamed broccoli, and some sort of white mac n’ cheese. It was standard, but I’m not going to complain!

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It’s so helpful to have Jason cook every now and then. He’s no expert, but learning for sure! Thank you!

I realize I mention the FE exam every single post. It’s seriously the only thing on my mind. After Saturday, I promise I will shut up about it.

Random Act of Kindness

Today, I was taken aback by the kindness of a fellow blogger, Julie. She is also an engineering student about to graduate in May. Even though we have never met, I know that we would be instant friends! Julie was SO thoughtful and sent me a gift certificate to MixMyGranola with encouraging words about this weekend’s test. It seriously made my entire week. 😀 Thank you!!

Sometimes I feel so alone being a “nerd” engineer. The past week or so it seems like more and more engineers out there have been giving me encouraging words on the blog. I love it!!

I am so thankful for the blogging community! Thank you again, Julie!

Blogger Secret Ingredient

Don’t forget you have until Sunday night to submit your Blogger Secret ingredient recipe! Each recipe will be featured in Monday’s post, and the winner will receive a token prize! Get your creative thinking caps on, and make some ACORN SQUASH!

Submit you recipe to MegaNerdRuns@gmail.com !

The FE exam is in 34 hours… I’m getting nervous!

❤ MegaNerd

Stressful Sunday

Today has been extremely stressful.

I have two tests tomorrow, two assignments due, and a lab report due. Luckily I finished the assignments and the lab report, but I haven’t even started studying, and it’s almost 9:00pm.

I’ve pretty much been at my desk working since I got home. I didn’t try to put this stuff off until the last minute, but between Saturday class, going to dinner, and the 12 miler, I am pooped and running out of time.

Mentally and physically I am beyond drained. I started crying multiple times today at dumb stuff, like not being able to figure out how to do something simple in AutoCad. I even told Jason I have no idea why I want to be in engineering school and started talking about dropping out or changing my major to basket weaving or something. Totally unlike me. Obviously, I am stressed out!

I seriously feel bad for venting!! Thanks for sticking around… I should be my normal happy self tomorrow when all this school junk is over.

 

To make this quick, here’s what today’s eats looked like:

Lunch

1/2 Kashi pizza, spruced up with tomato and broccoli

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Snacks

Handful of almonds x 2 (unpictured)

Cup of strawberries and Kiwi:

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Dinner

Salmon with soy sauce and honey glaze, sesame seeds, and green onion:

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I always forget how much I love Salmon!!

Also, a sweet potato with a bit of brown sugar:

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Overcooked-and-almost-going-bad green beans! OOPS!

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…let’s not forget the taste of Jason’s mac n’ cheese! (He doesn’t like sweet potatoes!)

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Since we didn’t have time to go on our “mini-date” this weekend, Jason made brownies, and I made…umm… scoops of fro yo! 😀

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Must get back to work! Have a lovely night!

How do you handle stress?

I usually have a good cry, hug Jason, and think positive thoughts, like “don’t give up!!!” 😀

❤ MegaNerd