Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Neverending Days

Can I just say that these past two days have felt like an eternity? I feel completely wiped out and it’s on Wednesday night :(

Let’s rewind.


It was cold yesterday so I felt tomato soup and grilled cheese was an appropriate lunch.  I even took the easy way out with my grilled cheese and just toasted the sandwich thin first then put it in the microwave with a slice of cheese haha.

Later I had class for Nutritional Epidemiology.  It’s probably the hardest class in all of grad school but at least it brings up interesting articles to read.  Our current discussions revolve around sensitivity, specificity, and positive predictor values.  Basically, how often is a screening tool giving true positive and true negative results and what’s the likelihood a result being positive.  In one of the articles for class, BMI was tested on adolescent boys and girls.  Turns out that it’s a pretty accurate measure for boys but not for girls.  Overweight (higher body fat) girls were being misclassified as normal weight.

Snackage during class went unphotographed but consisted of a Chobani Champions Verry Berry, some multigrain cheerios, a clementine, and red bell pepper strips. Weird mixture?

When I got home later that night I gobbled down a black bean/quinoa burger with guac and a bowl of butternut squash soup. Must have been a soupy day I guess!



Today was another long day that started out with a tasty breakfast. Did you know it’s National Almond Day? I celebrated with some almond butter on a sandwich thin with a banana. On the side I had a honey-nana Chobani Champion.


After Peapod was delivered, I couldn’t resist making a green monster with my last banana. Guess I’ll have to go to TJ’s again for those 19 cent darlings!


In the mix:

  • 1 banana
  • 4 large strawberries
  • 2 handfuls spinach
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 1 cup skim milk

This afternoon I worked on a super secret mission with my thesis partner, Debi. I’ll give you two hints: it doesn’t involve thesis but it does involve youtube ;) I’ll keep you posted on what’s to come of it!

Afternoon snackage: BlueBran Vitatop, clementine, red bell pepper, Carrot Cake Larabar. I enjoyed this flavor of Larabar but wouldn’t consider it one of my favorites. The Blueberry Muffin was definitely better. Still 3 more to try though!


Tonight I had my Health Care class. I almost fell asleep that’s how stimulating the lecture is hehe.

Not that I’m counting but only 11 more weeks of school. Uh yeah.

And yes I’m still doing the P90X program. In the middle of week 4 right now!

Goodnight. Sleep tight. Don’t let the bed bugs bite.


  1. Nutritional Epidemiology sounds interesting and tough! I am digging the veg burger/guac combo. Have a great night!

  2. I love those larabars! I had a peanut butter one today for the first time it was delicious! How did you make the quinoa black bean burger? I'm really interested in trying this!

  3. @thefitnessapple - I cooked a cup of quinoa and mixed it with a can of black beans (rinsed and drained!) plus a bunch of cumin and a scoop of greek yogurt. It made about 8 patties. I'm going to work on a recipe page over the summer when I have more time :)

  4. debisilverman@gmail.comFebruary 17, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    TJs bananas; I am out of stock too!

  5. How is p90X treating ya? I'm in week 6 and I have to admit that I'm kind of getting scik of some of the work outs so I've been subbing in my own but I'm definitely seeing results! going to hawaii in May so trying to get bikini ready haha

  6. So how is p90x going?? Are you sore? Is it good? Only 11 more weeks? HOLY COW! And you'll find out about internships soon, too! Fun!

  7. your classes sound tough, but they've got to be so much more enjoyable than my pharmacy classes!

    My roommate has been doing P90X since beginning of the year and she really likes it! How is it going for you?

    Also, I use BSN Lean Dessert Protein powder. It's the only kind I can stand! The chocolate coconut actually isn't my favorite, I prefer plain old chocolate fudge :)

  8. I LOVE soupy kind of days ;)
    How do you like the honey nana Chobani? I have finally foudn them in the store by me & have been thinking about getting some.

  9. @hollymolly1986 - I like the honey-nana but I think the verry berry is better!

  10. Girl 11 weeks will fly by!! Think on the positive side :D