Blissful Hope

A Grad Student's Journey Toward Healthy Eating

Meatloaf, Mashed Yams, Steamed Green Beans July 31, 2011

Filed under: Dinner — Maria @ 8:19 pm

For dinner tonight I have having leftovers — meatloaf, mashed yams, and steamed green beans. I spent most of my day studying and in lab. I did take some breaks here and there to watch some much needed TV. I am sooo glad I have off tomorrow. The boyfriend and I are miraculously both off all day so we want to do something fun. I have a crazy week of finals coming up so I doubt I will see much of him until they are over. I cannot wait to be finished with this semester. Although, I must admit I feel like it flew by. I am not excited to be taking 22 credits in the fall, but I’m glad I hardly have to buy any books since my roommate (whose in med school) is letting me borrow hers. I now sold 3 books on amazon today yayyy! Have a good night :)


Scrambled Eggs, English Muffin, Peach Slices

Filed under: Lunch — Maria @ 12:40 pm

For lunch today I made scrambled eggs (substitute) with shredded cheese, a toasted multigrain english muffin with butter, and a sliced peach. I was in the mood for breakfast food again so that’s what I went with. I definitely prefer regular scrambled eggs over the substitute version though. Something is missing! So I am meeting people in anatomy lab at 1pm. That is is 25 minutes and I still have to eat and drive to school ahhh. I don’t know when I started being late for things but I don’t like it. On the bright side, I posted 7 books on Amazon today and one already sold — of course it’s the one book I posted that I still use and have a quiz on it on Wednesday so that will have to wait a few days ha. Ok, off to school!


Waffles with Fresh Strawberries

Filed under: Breakfast — Maria @ 8:23 am

For breakfast this morning I had two whole wheat waffles topped with fresh strawberries. It was a great way to start off the day. On a sad note, my phone cannot make/receive phone calls or send/receive texts from anyone other than my dad it seems like which is super odd. It’s even intermittent with him. Needless to say I now have to make a trip to Verizon since I cannot live without my phone and I don’t have a landline. I need to run to the bank to deposit some checks and I wanted to stop by Target so I guess I can hit 3 birds in one stone. It’s just annoying because I wanted to study all morning being I am meeting people in the afternoon to review for lab and I’m not sure how much I know. Oh welllllll c’est la vie!


Meatloaf, Mashed Yams, Green Beans July 30, 2011

Filed under: Dinner — Maria @ 8:10 pm

Tonight for dinner I made meatloaf with mashed yams and steamed green beans. It was really good and filling! I definitely need to get back to cooking more often. I am glad I have leftovers for a few days now though. I can focus more on studying and organizing my life. This evening I need to take a bunch of anatomy quizzes since our school is updating this one client we use for classes and everything has to be completed this weekend. So once I take the quizzes and do the workshops I should be ok. It’s just finding the motivation to keep with it and finish up to I can relax a little bit later on. I can do it!!!


Homemade Bacon Pizza, Peach, Celery Sticks

Filed under: Lunch — Maria @ 12:29 pm

Lunch today is a homemade turkey bacon pizza on a tortilla with a sliced peach and celery sticks. I woke up a little late so I snacked on a Luna bar while cleaning up my room. This lunch is just enough though! I will most likely be heading into anatomy lab sometime this afternoon to review the bodies. I am a little behind since I missed a lab and the review lab yesterday. I’m sure I’ll be fine since our practical isn’t until Friday but I just wanted to learn it early so I don’t have to cram later in the week since I also have a quiz on Wednesday and a test on Thursday. I am not super worried about any of them though. My last anatomy written exam is a week Monday though so that is what I am mostly concerned about. I am trying to be optimistic. Off to study!


Cobb Salad July 29, 2011

Filed under: Lunch — Maria @ 5:51 pm

For a late lunch today I had a cobb salad at The White Dog Cafe. It was soooo good! The boyfriend and I went to dinner at their another more suburban location before and loved it so I thought I would take my family to the location in the city after graduation. It was a great choice and everyone really liked it! It was great showing my dad’s parents my apartment too since they haven’t been here to visit since I’ve moved out of town. It was just unbelievably hot out so that wasn’t fun. Overall though, it was a fabulous day with all of my favorite people in the this world :) Napppp time babyyyyy!


Bagel with Cream Cheese, Fresh Fruit

Filed under: Breakfast — Maria @ 5:32 pm

Today for breakfast I had a bagel with cream cheese and fresh pineapple, cantaulope, honeydew, raspberries, and blackberries. It was delicious! They had a big breakfast spread at our graduation since we all had to be there early for pictures with out respective classes. It was a long morning but it was good to see everyone and take lots of pictures. I am pretty tired from the dinner/dance and whole graduation day affair. I was planning to do some studying tonight but I think I am just going to head to bed early. My parents got my a sweet flat screen TV. I am sooo excited since I’ve been behind the times without one for so long. I definitely feel cooler now haha.