2nd day of the semester was a success! I promise I’ll stop counting them soon though.
I started my day with a smoothie for the walk to school. 1 scoop bourbon vanilla protein powder, ~1.5 cups Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk, medium frozen banana, and ~2 cups frozen blueberries.
My smoothie matched my shoes! Actually, it matched my whole outfit.
I found this great loose-fitting racer-back tank in a dressy fabric at the Gap outlet this summer and bought it in all three available colors.
I got to wear jeans because we were on campus for clinical orientation today. Tuesdays and Thursdays for the rest of the semester we’ll spend 8 hours a day in clinic, aka practicing our skills out in the field for our internship hours. Today we met with instructors, filled out paperwork, and spent several hours practicing calculations. <– I remember more than I thought, yay!
I packed this vegan tortilla soup for lunch.
Supplemented with a cheese stick I got at an info table in the quad.
Sadly it took my friends and I for-ev-er to find a table and by the time I finished waking back and forth from two buildings with my hot soup it didn’t really appeal to me any more. I ate half, plus all of the cheese stick and a Diet Pepsi from the vending machine. Note – this set the trend apparently because every meal thereafter was also unsuccessful!
The pops are made from scratch from local ingredients. My mango pineapple contained only mango, pineapple, and fresh lime juice, no added sugar.
It all sounded really promising but unfortunately we just weren’t fans. The pops were way too hard and icy and we all threw ours out a quarter or so through. Janessa and I had been planning this excursion since summer so we were sad it didn’t pan out, but Delish’s new Black Rock location is adorable and we do want to go back for coffees soon.
We ended up having (tall, skim) iced caramel macchiatos from Wegman’s as our treat instead.
Buffalo students - Wegman’s is giving out their awesome student coupon books this week and our coffees were a dollar off.
We spotted jalapeño poppers on the hot bar and two of us went for one of those as well. (Don’t worry, my friend is going to reuse that plastic container so we didn’t totally waste it.)
This was another idea that was better in theory, the poppers had cheese instead of cream cheese and I threw half of mine out.
Dinner was hot dogs -
Not that kind of hot dog! Though, Webster, if you don’t stop eating my stuff I might consider it. Adam and I regularly joke about taking a bite out of his meaty thighs.
This kind of hot dog -
I put two Applegate Farms turkey hot dogs on a bun, piled high with sauerkraut, relish, and ketchup. The dog was devoured with gusto but its accompaniments were pretty “meh.”
Roasted asparagus that was undercooked and tasted terrible.
I choked down half.
Smokey Maple Baked Beans that were good but not what I was craving right before I went to a yoga class.
I ate 3/4 of those.
Thankfully I had a great workout to make up for my lackluster meal: a 90 minute hot yoga class. I was worried about making it through a 90-minute class (I haven’t exactly been making the most of my unlimited yoga pass!), but it ended up being great. The 90-minute session is almost easier than the 60-minute one because you do the same poses with more repetition so you have time to practice them.
All that stands between me and bed is a shower and 15 minutes of reviewing DNA with the husband. I turned in too late last night and felt it in the morning so I’m trying to hurry.
What was the last food that you were excited for and then disappointed by?