WIAW- Busy and Admittedly Confused

by tessa8m on February 13, 2013

in What I Ate Wednesday

Good Evening! (Admittedly is apparently one of those words I am never going to spell right. Embarrassing.)

I know I start out most posts the same way these days but yeah, going to have to go and do it again… I.am.busy. And it’s interesting, the more I have to do that is related to school, work, etc, the more I actually do want to blog! That old, classic statement of “absence makes the heart grow stronger,” well ain’t it the truth!

This past weekend I was planning on filling in a survey to post, or revamping/updating the blog, adding some recipes and such, but then we had that whole NEMO situation occur and yeah… most of my Saturday was committed to shoveling. I will say though, MA and I make a pretty fabulous team- we shoveled out both of our cars (which of course includes the driveaway), the paths to the house, and helped our neighbors out, all in the span of 4ish hours. Not too shabby if you ask me. You have probably already seen 20384 or so pictures from the storm, but how about a few more eh?

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This particularly high plowed pile is right near my house! This particularly high plowed pile is right near my house!

I was surprised the next day to not be as soar as I anticipated and because we both felt alright, mom and I decided to venture out for a walk around town. The entire mess the storm made was pretty much unbelievable, although the whole mood of the town was upbeat despite the circumstances! Pretty much everyone we passed was shoveling out various areas of their property but people were embracing what they had to do, were cheery and said hello when we walked by, neighbors were helping each other… it was just nice to see!

It was the next day though… that is when the feeling of DEATH set it. The 4 hours of shoveling combined with the slippery, slow hour long walk on Sunday left me beyond sore on Monday. My back, forearms (really my whole upper body) was in shambles, along with the side of my calves surprisingly! That must have been from the unstable walk the day before. Well anyway, it is now Wednesday and it’s safe to say I am no longer sore. Only took 3 full days to recover, sheeshe! Oh and for the record, I did not workout those last three days (more thoughts on this later this week :) )

Speaking of Wednesday… I have enough time tonight to write a quick What I Ate Wednesday post! Thanks and appreciations go over to Jenn blogging at Peas and Crayons :)

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I know there are a whole lot of people out there that are WAY busier than I am and have been for quite some time, but honestly, I am just not used to a work load like this! Throughout college, I had classes to attend, exams to take, projects/papers to complete, yadda yadda, but I had time for these things, even if I bitched continuously that I didn’t. Now though, well I had better plan my day out if I want to get the things done I NEED to while also remaining sane/respecting my own needs.

Here is my schedule from today, food/snacks included! I will say that it has been one heck of a snacking day because of little time or desire really, to sit down to a meal of any sort. When I am stressed out, stretched for time, anxious, a bit nuts and all of that good stuff, the last thing I want to do is further stir-up my mind with planning meal times and when to eat. It’s better for me to get done what is required and have food along the way… a much more normal attitude if you ask me.

6:45- alarm goes off while I simultaneously die inside (I KNOW this is not early in the slightest to many of you, but it hurts me). Get dressed, have coffee (yes before breakfast, some days I wake up so not hungry), read blogs/not think about anything serious, throw on some mascara to look semi-presentable, gather the various crap I need for the day and head out to school by 7:45.

Illustration+of+a+hot+cup+of+coffee Whoops, forgot to take a picture of my cup o joe.

7:45-8:30- get overly irate/serious road rage while battling the morning commute.. one that should only take me about 20 minutes but stretches to 45 at times, this morning being one of them! WHY OH WHY can people not drive when there is any sort of snow on the ground? I am not talking about streets here, but snow on the sides of the road which leads people to not break into to lanes when there is certainly enough room…. Why can’t more people drive me like me?! ;)

8:30-8:45- arrive at school, enjoy 10 minutes to myself while I eat this gross looking, but I promise you, tasty breakfast! Essentially it’s an egg sandwich except well… not.

photo(10)Again, nasty looking. This deconstructed form is for convenience sake… or perhaps because it occurred to me this morning that I had never put together a breakfast to bring to school. Enter 2 hard-boiled eggs already in the fridge, with two pieces of wheat bread spread with (real) life butter and some blueberry jam… extra salt on that please. Eaten with a fork, it works.

(**Note to self though, don’t wait 2 hours after waking up to eat something, I wolfed this down as soon as I could… either bring something along the way to eat and then have regular breakfast or wake my butt up earlier).

8:45-11:45- Class forever, or just three hours… but today felt forever. During the class at 10:30ish this particular bar was quietly consumed (wrapper photographed after) which was a good choice as Lara Bars are not crunchy at all. For the record, I usually truly dislike Laras, but the Banana Bread? A much different story, it legitimately tastes like a hunk of homemade baked banana bread, and trust me, I do not usually say such things about bars like this.

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11:45-12:30- Study, study study time! I had an exam earlier today and I felt compelled to utilize any extra time I had for some last minute studying. Had to stop after only 45 minutes because…

12:30- 2:30- Nursing Skills Lab. Something I normally dread as I tend to fall apart under pressure (<–clearly something to work in a field like this), but today was interesting as it was a simulation lab day! “Smart dummies” meaning they breathe, cough, sneeze, talk, etc, are controlled by a machine and act as patients, are used for us as the nurses to evaluate and practice various skills on. The scenario changes each time, as the instructor is able to manipulate the patient’s “vital signs” and leave us to figure out what is wrong/what needs to be done most promptly. Stressful for sure, but makes me learn fast!

This almond/cereal mix was awkwardly eaten out of one of the pockets of my backpack during the lab when I was not personally participating. Yet again another situation where I should have eaten an actual lunch before the lab (and I was hungry at the time), but ehhh was not in the mood to break from studying and “deal with” eating a big meal while stressed. Am I making any sense? This is questionable.

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2:30-2:45…. GET OUT OF MY WAY HUNGRY, briskly walked/jogged to my car, heat on, current audio book playing, and dove face first into my packed salad. Finally some different colors other than yellow/brown!

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This was a good one- spinach, mixed greens, romaine, carrots, mushrooms, tomatoes, cucumbers (veggies a-plenty), slivered almonds, grilled shrimp from the night before and crumbled goat cheese. Yes yes fish and cheese= blargh together… but if you ask me, anything can be paired with goat cheese… the obsession continues! My dressing was a honey mustard/ketchup mix- ketchup will never ever leave my side, errr salad ;)

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Fresh fruit (conveniently already cut up from the Stop & Shop salad bar for $3.99/pound, Weeee), enjoyed right before heading back into the school to finish up studying and tackle that gosh darn exam.

**Another note- even though I am conflicted with how I feel with actual meals/taking the time to eat them, this sort of circumstance really does work to calm me. I felt refreshed and satiated (about time) after eating and listening to my book in a toasty warm car, and it was time that was essential for my mind. Again, when I am already stressed out, I find my anxiety increases with thoughts about food, but that in turn stresses me out even more! A lose-lose situation, dur, but identifiable.

2:45-4:00- met up with some other ladies to study… well we complained/bitched about the exam and material for 20 minutes or so and THEN studied, it always seems to work that way :)

4:00-5:00(ish)- took my exam, did alright! There were actually 2 questions I got incorrect that I feel strongly I should argue against, something I never do as I am usually wrong heh? So my grade could theoretically be higher than what I received today and ANY extra points are helpful.

Rage time. Rage time.

5:15-6:00- time to tackle the evening commute without allowing my blood pressure to reach and be sustained at dangerous levels. Actually ended up doing alright with this as my day was coming to a conclusion! For the record, I live in an area near Boston that literally ALWAYS has traffic, well maybe 3 am is an exception and you would think I would get used to it. Nope, I’m pretty sure driving around here is cutting my life expectancy back several years.

6:00- Arrive at the hospital I do my clinicals at, because we must pick up our assigned patients the night before to have time to learn about them, their conditions and what we plan to do tomorrow for their care. Before going in though, more food time… it had been 3 hours after all (about right for me).

photo(13)New Chobani bites! I stumbled upon these at Target the other day and this was the one flavor I was most intrigued to try… a winner for sure! The only problem is, they are much smaller than the regular cups and uhhh I ate this in about 2.5 spoonfuls. The chocolate flavor was there though and paired nicely with the sweet yogurt. I just needed about 3 more of these to satisfy… (BTW I basically keep a cooler with me in the car, hence the ability to keep dairy cold all day! Umm yeah, I pretty much live in and out of my car now)

6:10-6:45- found the information for my assigned patient, recorded what I needed to and got the heckkk outta there… well only to return in about 12 hours!

6:45-7:00- Drive to the gym, woot a whole lot less traffic and a whole lot less crazy/nutcase Tessa!

7:00-8:00- Gym time… cardio today which involved a quick 20-minute interval workout ala BBB on a spin bike, with a 5 minute warm up and cool down. After, I walked on various inclines for a half hour while reading a book, one simply for pleasure! Current book is The Passage, one I mentioned a bit ago and let me tell you, one of those you-cannot-put-down, alas I must :(

8:00-8:20- grocery store for some (what I consider to be) essentials:

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8:20 pm- Arrive home, say hello to Caleb the Cat (meow), put away my stuff, change into pajamas as fast as I can, and consider what to have for dinner for about 1.4 seconds and remembered leftover soup I had from a few nights ago…

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A broccoli and white bean soup using a recipe from Whole Living Magazine:

Creamy Broccoli-White Bean Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 head broccoli (1 pound), cut into florets, stems thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • One 15-ounce can cannellini beans, drained
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable stock
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts, slivered almonds, or cashews, toasted

Directions

  1. Steam broccoli florets and stems until tender and bright green, about 3 minutes. Let cool slightly. Reserve 1/2 cup florets for garnish.
  2. Heat oil in a medium pot over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic until translucent, about 6 minutes. Add beans and stock and bring mixture to a simmer. Remove from heat and add broccoli; puree in batches in a blender until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish each bowl with broccoli florets, toasted pine nuts, and shaved Parmesan.

Very delicious soup, although when it’s cold… not so much! If you make this, it is much more enjoyable warm. Noting that, I had to wait a whole 3 minutes while it warmed in the microwave. ;) After I ate all of the almonds on top, more crunch factor was needed in the form of pretzels (unpictured, sorrayy)

By the end of dinner it was 8:45, I started to write my WIAW that was only supposed to take a half hour (HA) and we are going on 65 minutes so far. I have a paper to finish that is due tomorrow and research to complete before clinical at 7 tomorrow morning… and yet here I am still working on this! How silly of me, but let me tell you, I need to take a break from my day. Blogging seems to be doing the trick at the moment because again, that whole absence thing is doing wonders for my interest here!

Going on 10 pm, snack time!

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Apparently today= dairy forever. Plain yogurt mixed with cinnamon, a bit of splenda, ground flax seeds, blackberries.

Last minute rambles… I have been non-stop and while that did take my mind off food, it also made me focus on it simultaneously. This doesn’t make much sense, not even sure what I am trying to describe and it’s something I have talked about before. I mean I am busy (have I mentioned this? ;) ) and while food is not the starring role, it’s still very much on my mind, but in a different way… I understand meals make me more nervous when I am already feeling such an emotion, and that leads to increased nerves/anxiety/stress/you know the rest.

I’m not sure where I am going with this right now. However what I DO know is… I need to get my patooty off of this computer and do the stuff I need to if I want to get to sleep before midnight. This is a necessity. I’m failry positive I will have more follow up thoughts on all of this, or whatever the heck I am trying to say, so yeah, please stay tuned as always!

-Do you have any rambles/rants/tangents you feel like sharing here? Can be related to just about anything you please. I was all.over.the.place. in this blog, it was fun to write how I wanted to and was truly feeling today! <– Sometimes I feel the “need” to write perfectly (whatever that means), which is crap.

-When you are busy busy busy, what sort of role does food play? Repeating myself here, you would think I would dwell on food less often when I have little time to, but what I am realizing is that I simply focus on it differently… that being what I am trying to figure out. Because still not feeling great about it.

-Would you admit to having road rage, at least to some degree? Yes… doh. Not pleasant and not necessary either! I have to get used to the traffic, never leave my house or move away.

-What would you consider your current “essentials” to be? Cottage cheese always and forever, almonds (I like to change the flavor up though), peanut butter, the chocolate Cheerios and Lindt were welcomed extras. Ooo yes, I forgot I bought the lindt… eating it, NOW.

-What is the best thing you ate in the past week or recently? Oh and how did people fair in the storm? <– You have probably answered that question 4000 or so times by now

Phew made it before Wednesday ended! Busting out what I need to and then BED… goodnight m’dears! :)

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1 P February 13, 2013 at 11:08 pm

Eating food at a consistent schedule often takes a backseat when school is in full swing, for me anyways! Those Chobani Bites look deelish, but my oh my are they expensive…I think they were $3.49 when I saw em on the shelf?! I’m just gonna wait for some coupons… :P
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2 tessa8m February 14, 2013 at 6:39 pm

Wait for those coupons… that is too much if you ask me! They were on sale here, otherwise wouldn’t have bought them

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3 Caitlin February 13, 2013 at 11:40 pm

I am amazed how much you get done in a day! I work and then go to the gym and after that I am wiped out and ready to face plant into some food and then bed!
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4 tessa8m February 14, 2013 at 6:39 pm

Oh trust me Caitlin, last night I hit my pillow hard lol and today I am rather sleepy

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5 Khushboo Thadani February 14, 2013 at 12:11 am

Chocolate Cheerios? Whaaat! I am yet to come across those but I hope I do soon- sound great! Whoosh your day yesterday sounds BUSY. Although snacking is easier on those days, I find that eating 3 bigger meals wors even better for me on such days as it means I have one less thing to worry about (i.e. food/hunger) in the midst of everything! Hope your Thursday is more relaxed, Tess :)!
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6 tessa8m February 14, 2013 at 6:40 pm

If you find them, promptly buy them!! Such a good choice and the cocoa flavor is there, but not fake tasting either

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7 HollieisFueledByLOLZ February 14, 2013 at 6:12 am

That snow! That is some Oswego stuff right now! LOL. These Chobani bites have been all over the blog world. I want to eventually try them but of course my little town doesn’t get them till later. How have your legs been doing btw?

I always have lots of rants and tangents but since it’s Valentine’s Day I’ll stick with I’m annoyed with people ranting about a. oh my stars single…or b. oh my stars my boyfriend/girlfriend is the greatest thing everrr.
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8 tessa8m February 14, 2013 at 9:18 pm

How have my legs been…. well just not good :( I thought I found the solution with the whole knots in the muscles business but they just continue to feel fatigued. More so the left leg at this point and it’s just such an odd sensation to describe. Like I am tired, but it’s more burning than anything. I believe it has something to do with my circulation but at this point I don’t have the time, money or motivation to seek help from doctors. Maybe later this year or during the summer when I at least have time! I will probably be addressing all of this soon, I’m just feeling pretty sh*tty about it at the moment :( I sure have been thinking about it a lot lately!

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9 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake February 14, 2013 at 6:40 am

Ah, so much snow!!!

And yes to road rage. Some people just drive so slowly. It drives me nuts!
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10 tessa8m February 14, 2013 at 9:18 pm

Yes and when I am late… not a good combo

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11 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles February 14, 2013 at 7:34 am

Jesus, you really do have full days! Nursing school is keeping you busy, that’s for sure. I have to admit, the dummy-things would probably creep me out a little bit. I remember in high school having to take home one of those robotic babies for a weekend, and yea…creepy little thing.

And food definitely plays a role when I get annoyingly busy – because I usually get annoyed if feel like I don’t have the time to put together proper meals and snacks (or, am away from my fridge all day and have to pack food). I have to admit, living 2 blocks from campus and having the ability to do most of my work from home has been spoiling me! I’m 20 feet away from my kitchen most days.
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12 tessa8m February 14, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Lol yeahhh a bit creepy but I have to embrace the whole situation, otherwise I go into major upset/red face/stuttering mode haha

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13 Aimée February 14, 2013 at 7:40 am

Ooh I want to try that Chobani Bites flavour so badly! I’m on holidays at the moment, so my day is at a crazy boring pace, but next week I’ve got work experience from 8am-6pm so it’s going to get full on! Then after that I start uni, I’m scared!
The best thing I’ve eaten this week is either the blondes I made or the PB+J Rice Krispie bars I made (recipe on my blog!).
That sounds like one hectic day – when do you get holidays next?

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14 tessa8m February 14, 2013 at 6:11 pm

Oh yikes Aimee you are going to be busy soon! Enjoy the relaxation time and then maybe boredom will happen and you will be welcoming the packed schedule! My next holiday is mid March, spring break

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15 Lauren (@PoweredbyPB) February 14, 2013 at 7:57 am

Wow that is an insanely busy day! That soup sounds and looks really good!
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16 tessa8m February 14, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Thanks Lauren!

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17 danielle@Clean Food Creative Fitness February 14, 2013 at 8:05 am

Looks like you are one crazy busy girl!!! The snow was ridiculous! I heard there’s more coming too! Yuck!
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18 tessa8m February 14, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Oh noooo say it aint so!

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19 Anna @AnnaTheApple February 14, 2013 at 8:07 am

Oh my goodness I feel tired just reading this! What a mad dash of a day! Impressed you went to the gym after all that though, AND then grocery shopping. Kudos!
I know exactly what you mean about eating when you’re stressed. Even if I’m absolutely starving I will rather wait a bit until I’m destressed or in a happier place to have my meal. I like to enjoy my food and I can’t do that in a stressful environment or unhappy mood.
Hope you’re paper went well!
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20 tessa8m February 14, 2013 at 9:15 pm

Thanks a lot Anna! At that point in the day, I felt like I was on a role and wanted to complete everything on my to-do list! Crossing off each point felt mighty good :) Thanks for the well-wishes on the paper lady

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21 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin February 14, 2013 at 8:16 am

Holy cow, you weren’t kidding when you said you’re busy – that is one helluva long day! I’m glad your exam went pretty well though. That’s awesome to hear. :D And about those two questions, I say you should definitely talk to your prof about them! It’s always worth a shot.

When I’m super busy it’s either one of two scenarios with food: either I’ve planned ahead and prepped food that can just be grabbed from my fridge, or I’ve done no preparing whatsoever so I eat whatever I can make in 20 minutes or less, like stir fries, sandwiches, eggs, and cereal. Either way, I don’t like to think too much about my food when I’m busy.

Haha and I totally have road rage too. I definitely swear out loud to myself when drivers piss me off and sometimes even give them nasty looks. It makes me feel better lol.
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22 tessa8m February 14, 2013 at 6:34 pm

Yeah I plan to talk to her asap… like I said, any extra points are very much welcome! Mmm stir frys are a great thing to have when you are busy because like you said, they come together real quick. My other go-to for dinner when I am not having time/energy to think is some kind of breakfast, usually oatmeal! ERmmm that’s what I am having tonight on that note :)

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23 Sarah @PickyRunner February 14, 2013 at 8:44 am

You have been CRAZY BUSY lately! I thought my schedule was bad. I’m with you on waking up at 6:45 and that being early. I think it is! I’ve totally done that thing where you awkwardly eat in the lab. If I’m hungry, I’m hungry and I need food. You don’t want to see me turn into a monster. I get that feeling where you aren’t focused on food but you are at the same time. Snacking is definitely tough to adjust to. I prefer my meals at certain times and when I can’t have them, it makes me preoccupied with the fact that I’m NOT eating them.
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24 tessa8m February 14, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Yeah if I am hungry, get out of my damn way, orrrr else ;) I’m glad to know you at least have a sense of what I am describing here, even though I remain to be confused myself haha

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25 Amy Lauren February 14, 2013 at 9:01 am

That Chobani bite yogurt does look delicious, I got some coupons in the email so will probably try them soon. They are a little pricey for 4 small cups of yogurt… $3.49 here and the regular size cups of Chobani are just over $1 so yeah. I like your grocery essentials too.

You are super busy with school but I remember how busy college was and I can imagine with nursing and where you live having so much traffic. I think you’re doing a good job of eating on the go and snacking, keeping a cooler in the car is a great idea too. Clay used to do that when he was in college the second time too!
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26 tessa8m February 14, 2013 at 6:37 pm

Wait for those coupons… that is way too pricey if you ask me! I got them for 3 dollars and that was pushing it

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27 Alex @ therunwithin February 14, 2013 at 10:22 am

is it weird to say I think I can hear you have a lot on your mind? you know when you sort of kind of leave some things out there wishing you could address them but have no time? I feel you on that, I know you are busy and I give you so much credit for hanging in there and really getting used to this new schedule of yours. I actually really like the whole deconstructed breakfast thing, smarty!
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28 tessa8m February 14, 2013 at 6:27 pm

Not weird m’dear, I’m glad you picked up on that actually :)

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29 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 14, 2013 at 10:38 am

Hehe I couldn’t help but laugh at your first sentence, because embarrassing is one of those words that I can never spell right. And don’t feel too bad about the road rage because I’m absolutely horrible with getting pissed off at people while I’m driving – I don’t go as far as to honk, yell, or give the finger, but I’m definitely thinking nasty thoughts in my head. In my defence, though, I think the drivers in my city were ranked as one of the worst in all of Canada so… yeah.

As for eating while being busy, I can go either way with this one. There are times where I forget about food completely when I have a lot of things to do, and then there are times where I’m hyper focused on it to make sure I get enough… especially if my appetite feels off – then it just feels like my head has to take over and I think too much.
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30 tessa8m February 14, 2013 at 6:24 pm

I am with you Amanda, I don’t honk, give the finger or other absurdly obscene gestures but yeah, the explosion of anger inside my head is one that can be quite scary lol?

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31 Kendra February 14, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Wow, you certainly got a ton of snow; I think it’s awesome that everyone in your town had such an upbeat attitude about it!! You definitely have a crazy-busy schedule, but you certainly seem to be quite productive during the day:) Good job on your exam; I am so glad you felt fairly confident about it! That soup recipe looks delicious and simple; I will have to try it out sometime. I don’t really have road rage problems–but then again, I don’t have to drive very much:) I might have those issues if I had to sit through traffic every day! I am usually the person tranquilly driving along at exactly the speed limit, while people are passing me left and right, honking their horns because I am not going “fast enough.” Ah well, such is my life….
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32 tessa8m February 14, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Hey there Kendra! Thanks for the well-wishes on the exam, I am psyched that I actually feel alright about it for once! As for the driving business, I overreact and totes need to work on that if I want to remain sane lol

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33 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats February 14, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Geez woman, you ARE busy! And I don’t think I have road rage, I’m usually pretty calm when I’m in a situation where I know I can’t do anything about it but wait. However, I don’t drive often so if I did, who knows?
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34 tessa8m February 14, 2013 at 9:19 pm

If I drove around a city for an extended amount of time.. well I think I would be even more bonkers! Stay away from driving as much as you can :)

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35 Brittany February 14, 2013 at 1:54 pm

Holy shit!! Busy is an understatement and don’t you dare discredit your schedule for being “less busy” than others!! This is insane!! I only get road rage when I am running late haha. SO to ensure I don’t, I always try to leave early. If I am running late though, betta watch the eff out!!

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36 tessa8m February 14, 2013 at 6:19 pm

Haha thanks woman, now that I look at it, yeah it is pretty nuts of a day!

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37 Kelly@ShapeDaily February 14, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Good job making it to the gym even after such a long/stressful day! I would have been easy to excuse yourself. The amount of road rage I have driving in this city (Tampa) is actually ridiculous- NO ONE knows how to drive, half of the people are on their phone, and I see people turn without a blinker 90% of the time, I’m not kidding you. Very frustrating. My kitchen and cabinet essentials include frozen edamame, plain or pineapple Chobani (although I do want to try the ‘bites’) almond butter, and fresh fruit- apples, strawberries, grapes. I actually like when I’m super busy because it makes me not think about food as much as I usually do, but I can understand how it would stress you out not having time/not being able to eat the things you want.
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38 tessa8m February 14, 2013 at 6:18 pm

The gym helped me to mentally unwind and not just because of exercise endorphins and all of that, but because I read a book while on the elliptical and it’s just a welcome combination by that time!
Turning without a blinker= the bane of my existence! Gahh I feel ya on that one. Oh and yes, pineapple chobani is a good one, I forget how much I enjoy that flavor and I also like that it’s 2%

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39 Karla @ myhighonlife February 14, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Girl how the hell do you do it all! Superwoman fo sho. You are awesome-keep it up :)
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40 tessa8m February 14, 2013 at 6:14 pm

Haha thanks Karla :)

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41 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries February 14, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Holy SNOW!!! I’m so glad you guys are safe though!

I’m loving all of your eats (as usual)! I agree with you on the Chobani Bites. I love the flavors, but they’re a tad on the small side for those of us that love our yogurt. ;) How are those Chocolate Cheerios by the way? I love the peanut butter ones, but I’ve never tried the chocolate. Ohhh, what if you mixed the peanut butter ones with the chocolate?!?! Just thought of that… Mmmm!
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42 tessa8m February 14, 2013 at 6:13 pm

Oh yes definitely on the small side… like I said in the post, I would say about 3 would fulfill me ;) The chocolate ones are great! Very nice cocoa flavor and I like to mix it with regular cereal like rice krispies to have a nice mix. I haven’t tried the peanut butter ones, so those are next on my list! A mix of them would be magical

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43 Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut February 14, 2013 at 5:51 pm

Wow that is one busy day! It’s hard to eat well while at school all day but I love the idea of having a cooler in your car! Whatever works, right?
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44 tessa8m February 14, 2013 at 6:09 pm

Yes indeed, whatever works!

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45 alexa meany February 14, 2013 at 9:02 pm

this is TOO funny! this was literally my day today ( except i didn’t go to the gym hehe). Gotta love the Mr. and Mrs. Sim man, I swear it’s amazing that we get to learn nursing process on such high tech dummies!! It definitely is nerve wrecking!! that is for sure- off to clinical tomorrow my self! hope you had a good day on the floors!

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46 tessa8m February 14, 2013 at 9:20 pm

Gahh nerve wrecking for sure!! Next time I think it will go better though, at least I hope so! Today was a great clinical day and here is to yours being a success as well :)

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47 Nikki February 14, 2013 at 9:33 pm

Oh my gosh. THAT SNOW! And I love Cho bites so much!!
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48 Lisa February 15, 2013 at 2:09 pm

You get so much done in one day. Call me impressed! Holy moly snow! You got so much! I still can’t believe we haven’t had one drop this year!
Hm, I don’t really get road rage, but I get very annoyed by drivers. Especially not putting on their signal that can get me fired up;)
I tend to go in two directions when I’m super busy. Either completely forget about eating, or I’m focused on the fact beforehand and I’ll be worried about getting in enough food to keep me energized.

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49 Jess February 15, 2013 at 7:34 pm

Love this post! Day in the life of you! You are crazy busy!

That snow is insane! Seriously crazy! It never snows here sp I can’t imagine it!

Those simulation techniques sound crazy! Real life must be even more insane. No doubts you will be a great nurse!
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50 laura February 15, 2013 at 8:11 pm

I love getting a sneak peak into your life! I must say you are one busy women. Kudos for you for handling so much, not sure I could.
When I’m busy I usually take what I can get/when I can so I can function properly, but I try to make sure I’m prepared with quick meals so I don’t have to do too much prep.
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51 Joy February 17, 2013 at 3:54 pm

I love that pic of you on snow mountain :-)
And yes a Boston suburb driver I definitely have road rage. When I have my 3 year old nephew you in the car I have to tone my mouth! (Not swearing just yelling or growling as the case may be)
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52 Kate Wason February 23, 2013 at 2:17 pm

I totally drink coffee pre-breakfast every morning. I am THAT addicted to it, I even have to set up my coffee pot the night before because I can’t function enough to do that without caffeine. FAIL lol. It also helps me with….DIGESTION lol ok, TMI. Anywho, yeah I agree, 6am is hella early. I had to wake up at 5:45 to ride my bike before work this past fall, and it sucked. Now I sleep in till like 8 every day cuz I don’t go to work till 3pm ahaha WONDERFUL. Anywho…I love the deconstructed egg sandwich idea! Totally way more portable, and it sounds delicious. And um HOLY SHIIT you are busy!!! I am tired just reading about it lol but it seems like you’re hanging in there! I hear ya about the food focus thing too – it’s like you’re busy and not constantly planning your next meal, but you get hunry and its like Omg when can I eat next…..*sigh*

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