Cookies = My Kryptonite

I’m a little behind on my blogging!

Saturday meals:

Daniel and I went to the K-State Open House, an event where each college showcases their programs to the public. My main stop was the Grain Science Department, where I pretty much lived during my undergrad.  The Bakery Science Club always holds a huge bake sale so of course I had to hit that up! I hadn’t had their cookies in almost a year! I bought Monster cookies and S’mores cookies, as well as some brownies… delicious!

And we took advantage of the sweet photo-op. And yes, I am holding a bag full of goodies.

grain science photo-op slice of bread

So that basically means I needed to eat two cookies right off the bat. We went there in the morning and didn’t have breakfast beforehand, so why not cookies?

Then we met up with some friends at the local Hibatchi Hut. It’s bean around since 1959 but resently moved to a new location and reopened. Same great menu, nicer building! It was pretty swanky. Unfortunately, I temporarily lost my phone while we were there so I didn’t get any photos. I ordered the veggie burger with tater tots. It was good but a lot so I saved half of it for my dinner later.

After lunch I checked the car for my phone but couldn’t find it. We were giving one of our friends a ride home so before we dropped her off we stopped at our apartment to give her some of the cookies we had bought earlier and I checked for my phone real quick, thinking I had left it there. Still couldn’t find it so when I come back to the car I have my friend call it. We hear the vibrations of it ringing but it’s no where in sight. I search under the seat, between the door, everywhere! I tell them that it feels like my phone is inside the car’s door because it is vibrating. I get out of the car, close the door, open the door, look around puzzled some more. Close the door. Then–what’s that sitting on the side view mirror?!? My phone!!!

How did it get there?! I have no idea. But it some how managed to ride that way on the mirror without falling off, all the way back to our apartment. It’s a miracle!

My friend offered the suggestion that it probably fell off my lap when I was getting out of the car when we arrived for lunch and someone found it on the ground right next to the car and placed it on the mirror, thinking I would see it. Thank you kind stranger! I’m too oblivious to my surroundings to notice my phone sitting on the mirror within my line of sight. But I’m glad to have it back–and without a scratch!

So clearly, after all that excitement I needed to eat another cookie and a brownie.

brownie

For dinner I had my leftovers.

Later that night we had a new 21-year-old visiting us, so a bunch of friends went out to celebrate. I ended up drinking 2 mang-o-ritas, one shot, and one beer. This one bar has a shot-ski, a ski that holds four shots! Everyone has to take their shot together by lifting the ski up in a group effort.

shot-ski

Me, Daniel, Corey, Gabe the birthday boy

And then…. I convinced everyone we needed Burger King. Yes, it was my fault! I enjoyed 3 chicken strips and some fries. Why must it always be on the way home?! That’s it, no more drinking! I always want Burger King! But we all know I’m lying. I mean, Daniel’s birthday is this Saturday so of course I’ll celebrate. Somebody give me the strength to resist the BK please!

Sunday

I ate a little better on Sunday. We needed to grocery shop so we bought breakfast/lunch at the store in the form of soup and sushi! I chose the vegetable soup and Daniel and I split a pack of shrimp/crab sushi.

soup and sushi

Then late in the afternoon I needed two cookies. This is why I rarely buy sweets. If it’s in the house, I will destroy it until it’s all gone!

For dinner we tried to keep it healthy with spaghetti squash, veggies, and potatoes.

spaghetti squash

Then I snacked on cashews and went to bed. No working out again. Whoops.

Monday

Monday started with a fruit smoothie for breakfast–a ton of strawberries, a banana, and lots of coconut milk! It was a creamy dream.

For lunch, I packed left over spaghetti squash. And for a snack I ate some raw green pepper strips and hummus…. with a cookie for dessert! What’s my cookie count up to now? I don’t want to know…

Then I had some brownie in the evening and some cashews before my night class. That counts a complex carb and protein right? Just kidding!

For dinner, I chose to eat Chipotle even though we just went grocery shopping. We really need to meal plan. I ate half a veggie bowl and saved the rest.

So now we’re all caught up! And I failed at working out. But I have better news for tomorrow! For now, it’s bed time!

Food Coma…

Ok, I think I’m just getting old and senile because I’m having a hard time remembering everything I eat. I should probably just write it down instead of trying to remember it the next day.

Breakfast: I started out with 3 strawberry muffins that I made the night before and I enjoyed them while in class. I’ve started to not eat breakfast until after I leave the house. I’m not a morning person so it’s hard to wake up early enough to give myself enough time to eat breakfast before I leave. That’s why I’ve been having a lot of smoothies for breakfast lately. And now muffins.

Lunch: Leftover breaded tilapia, rice, and asparagus!

breaded tilapia

In the afternoon I was craving something sweet and I’m pretty sure I ate another muffin, and some marshmallows with semi-sweet chocolate chips.

It took me a while to get into the mood of working out and even when I did it didn’t go very well. I just didn’t have the energy or the motivation.  I followed more Blogilates videos but they were challenging and I didn’t make it to the last one for the day. The day focused on Arms & Abs.

Dinner: Daniel and I enjoyed 50 cent tacos again at the local bar & grill, Porter’s. I don’t think I’ve had them since the fall semester. They were delicious! They are simple beef tacos with lettuce, cheese, and salsa. I also ordered a small cup of queso but shared it with Daniel. It’s only about 2 oz probably.

I think that’s all I ate? Probably more strawberry muffins. Those things are addictive!

I’m in a food coma right now and it’s late on a Friday night so it’s time to snuggle with my man and go to bed. He’s watching a documentary on Bobby Fischer right now. Nerd.

Have a good night!

April Fools’ Day!

Happy Tuesday ya’ll! Even though I slept horrible last night — anybody else with awful allergies? — I am in a chipper mood with my soy iced chai latte. What is it about Starbucks that makes a so-so day turn into something cheerful? *holds chai while whispering “my precious”*

So let’s see how well I ate yesterday:

Breakfast: I started off the day with some Chobani greek yogurt. These flip ones are the best! I love the add-ins. I highly recommend the coconut flavored one too. It has almond slices and chocolate pieces to mix in =)

Snack time! Chobani greek yogurt Lunch: I ate my left over salmon and pineapple from the previous day’s dinner. Since it wasn’t very much I paired it with some more of the veggie pasta and cheese-less alfredo sauce.

As a pseudo snack/dinner, Daniel brought home a small portion of potato soup and some saltine crackers before I headed to my 5:30 night class.

Dinner: After my class got out at 8, I’m pretty sure I ate more pasta… can’t remember… but I know I’m always hungry afterwards so I’m sure I ate something. I’m blaming the allergies for fogging my memory.

And since I haven’t bought any dark chocolate Toblerone yet, I snacked on a handful of marshmallows and about a teaspoon of semi-sweet chocolate chips. They pair up quite nicely! I enjoyed them while watching the finale of How I Met Your Mother. OMG!!!! Who else was shocked by the ending?! That was not how I pictured it but I kind of liked it. I’m sad it’s over now. Time to find a new tv to obsess about. Any suggestions?

And since my Mondays are jam packed with work and school, I’ve decided Monday shall be my rest day.

So, anyone pulling sweet pranks today for April Fools’ Day? Apparently Obama resigned! 😛

Monday?!?

Ah, Monday came quickly. I wish weekends were longer. Here’s my food update from Sunday:

Green tea with coconut milk

String cheese X 2 {that’s the last of my stock so no more for me from now on =( }

A handful of grapes and cantaloupe

Some veggie pasta with the left over cheese-less Alfredo sauce

veggie pasta with cheese-less alfredo

It’s a serving of veggies for each portion! Score.

Veggie pasta

And then my parents took me and Daniel to Famous Dave’s for dinner. I ordered with the Cedar Plank Salmon with steamed broccoli and pineapple. They were the suggested sides in the menu for a “light” meal because each side is 100 calories or less. I ate half the salmon, all of the broccoli and cornbread muffin, and half of the pineapple. The rest I saved for leftovers.

cedar plank salmon Famous Dave's

Then later that night I had a bowl of cereal with coconut milk. It was the off-brand fruity pebbles. Not super healthy but it hit the spot.

For exercise, Daniel and I walked around town since it was so nice out. We probably went at least a couple miles. I think we walked for about an hour. It was nice to get outside and we enjoyed observing the houses and discussing which ones we liked or didn’t and what we’d want in a house some day. Definitely a big front porch! We’re both a fan of bungalows.

Alright, this is a rushed post because it’s my bed time. Goodnight!