Blissful Hope

A Grad Student's Journey Toward Healthy Eating

Spaghetti with Garlic Bread August 31, 2011

Filed under: Dinner — Maria @ 5:51 pm

Tonight for dinner I am having the rest of my spaghetti with garlic bread. I am so glad I have this leftover since I just got home and am starving. Luckily, I think my SP went pretty well today. I was so nervous I wasn’t going to finish since I talked to like 5 people who went before me and didn’t get through everything. I ended up getting done with 7 minutes to spare thankfully. It is such a high stress/anxiety situation I kind of hate it. My patient, a male this time, was awesome and really conversational. Now tonight I just need to hand write (womp womp) my SP from last week and then do my pre-lab for tomorrow. I don’t start until 10:30am tomorrow which is joyous. I need to relax a little bit now before I jump back into work. Oh PA school!


Chicken Salad Sandwich, Celery Sticks, Apple

Filed under: Lunch — Maria @ 7:09 am

Lunch today is a chicken salad sandwich on a toasted light multigrain english muffin (separate to prevent sogginess), celery sticks, and an apple. I am doubling up on the celery today because it is easier since I need to dress professionally for my SP and need to save as much time as I can this morning. I am really completely over this 8am start time. After my crazy day today, I also need to write up by hand my SP from last week, as well as do my pre-lab. What a hassle! I wish we could just type it, it would be so much easier and half the world uses electronic medical records anyway. Oh well, I guess it’s good to know both ways efficiently. Ok, time to get moving. Adios!


Fiber One Cereal, Banana

Filed under: Breakfast — Maria @ 7:08 am

This morning for breakfast is Fiber One cereal with fat free milk and a sliced up banana — almost the same as yesterday only I’m throwing some milk in the mix before it expires. I really enjoyed this combination yesterday anyway so I think I will be having it more often. I must say I rarely have nightmares but yesterday a classmate told me about her lizard which she described as at least a foot long and at 4:30am I woke up out of a dead sleep scared to death because I thought it got out of it’s tank and chased me, jumping on my back. Gosh I’m so glad it was a dream! I hope I never see it! So busy day today. I have pharmacology this morning from 8-11am. Then I need to re-vamp for sheet for my SP and print it out. Afterwards, I have to come home and read some Health Policy for my online quiz ughhh! Ok, lunch eats…


Spaghetti with Garlic Bread August 30, 2011

Filed under: Dinner — Maria @ 6:26 pm

Dinner tonight is spaghetti with garlic bread. I know I was supposed to eat healthier, but I went to Butts & Guts today and it was soooo intense. I’m not sure I ate enough before it because I felt a little weak when I was done from pushing myself so hard. Needless to say the fastest dinner I could make was pasta. I think I need to go to the Italian market soon and buy some real Italian grated cheese. This stuff isn’t bad, but I want the fresh kind for more flavor. Today was another long day of classes. Luckily, tomorrow I finished at 3pm but I have an SP so I am pretty nervous about that. Not only do I have to take an entire history like last week. I also have to take 4 blood pressures in 3 positions, 3 radial pulses, respirations, and temperature ahhh. My roommate is being so kind to let me practice with her tonight so that should help! Weekend?


Roast Beef Sandwich, Cantaloupe, Cucumber Slices

Filed under: Lunch — Maria @ 10:33 am

Today for lunch I packed a roast beef and spinach sandwich on toasted whole wheat bread with cantaloupe and cucumber slices. I was lucky it was pretty easy to pack today since I was so rushed. I’m not sure how I had time to even capture these pics. I guess I’m lucky I take notes on my comp and can blog quickly between classes. I have no idea what I am having for dinner tonight either and I’m sure I’ll be super exhausted when I get home tonight because I am taking a Butts & Guts class at the gym at school at 4:30om which should be fun. I definitely need to start working out again. I have to figure out a way to make time for it because once I get going, I love how much better I feel. Hopefully I will keep up with it!


Fiber One Cereal, Banana

Filed under: Breakfast — Maria @ 10:27 am

Today for breakfast I had dry Fiber One cereal with a banana. I had this because I woke up 25 minutes before I had to leave and was really rushing. One of my friends eats this all the day and loves it and I never understood why. Well I broke up the banana and ate it with the cereal and the crunch and flavor was amazing. I am typing this 3 hours later and I am still not hungry either which is a great sign. I have another busy day today with classes 8am-4pm and a lunch meeting. School is starting to pick up the pace which I am not a lover of, but at least it’s expected. Ok, let me share my lunch with you..


Squid in Tomato Sauce August 29, 2011

Filed under: Dinner — Maria @ 5:52 pm

Dinner tonight is a bowl of squid in tomato sauce. I had this in the freezer and it is quick, easy, and delicious. I will definitely snack on some fruits and veggies later, but this will be fine for now. I have to go over my friend’s place in two hours to review our SP write-ups that we typed before we write them by hand so we don’t mess them up 10 pages in and have to start over from the beginning. I have to finish typing my actually since I have a little more to go. We are also going to practice radial pulse and blood pressure on each other, as well as some other vital signs. Today was such a long day and tomorrow is going to be the same. I am planning on taking a gym class at school tomorrow though so hopefully that will give me some energy. Time to scarf this food down and get to work!