Awful.

June 10, 2008

One word to describe tonight: awful . The prof is just horrible. I really don’t have any more to say, but I’ve never had a teacher so incapable and unprofessional.

But at least dinner was good.

I should write a cookbook called "5 Minute Meals" because this was another one! It was 4:45 before I knew it and had I no time to cook and eat. I decided on a salmon burger and a big side salad .

Trader Joe’s frozen salmon patty (cooked in oven for 15 minutes) on an Ezekiel english muffin with a Laughing Cow, sandwich pickle , jalapenos , and romaine .

Side salad with:

  • Romaine + spinach tossed in Goddess dressing
  • Cuc
  • Zucchini
  • Carrots
  • Blackberries

Lots of chew!!

With seltzer and homework

When I got home 4 hours later I had a bowl of TJ’s Organic Morning Lite (which the nutritional info has changed for!! It used to be listed as 120 kcal per cup and now it’s 170!?!?! Hmmm…) along with Panda Puffs .

I’m so stressed out tonight from Chemistry I think my body would prefer an extra hour of sleep to getting up in 7 hours for a workout, but I’ll just see how I feel in the morning. I actually woke up before my alarm this moring (which I take as a sign I want to exercise!) so I’ll play it by ear.

2 days down….18 to go.

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1 Em June 10, 2008 at 8:59 pm

so sorry about your prof! that’s a bummer! at least you don’t have too much longer with him/her though, right?

have a great night Kath! (And your salad looks delish!! I have those salmon patties in my freezer, but I always thought they were WAY too salty. Maybe I should give them a 2nd chance in a sammy like yours!)

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2 Bev June 10, 2008 at 9:16 pm

I like Trader Joe’s . But I tried the salmon patties. I did not like them. My husband said not to buy them again. Love those Ezekiel english muffin. They are so good as a substitute for a bun. I guess that shows that every has different taste. Keep up the good work Kath you’ll make it. I really am jealous of your dedication .

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3 melissa-little runner June 10, 2008 at 9:32 pm

You’ll have to rate your professor on ratemyprofessor! I have to say that you are brave for posting so honestly open him! Hang in there only 18 days!

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4 Kelly T June 10, 2008 at 9:38 pm

aw, Kath, im sorry about the prof. That has to be so frustrating.

Bleh, I dont like salmon, and i gotta tell ya, seeing it in patty form isnt really changing my mind.

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5 Foodie June 10, 2008 at 9:46 pm

Hang in there! We are all rooting for you.

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6 Romina June 10, 2008 at 9:57 pm

So sorry to hear about your professor. I guess you win some and lose some!

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7 Heather June 10, 2008 at 10:04 pm

Boooo… sorry to hear about the prof :(

Just hang in there for 18 more days!

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8 Tina June 10, 2008 at 10:53 pm

Sorry to hear about your night. :( Yes, sleep in! If I’m ever lacking sleep, I almost always skip my morning workout. It’s usually much needed!

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9 Nikki June 10, 2008 at 11:05 pm

Aw, Kath! Bummer about the prof – maybe give it a chance? Sometimes the ones you think are real stinkers end up being really cool!

I thought about you earlier when I saw an article in Reader’s Digest about sleep, and its impact on your health (mentally and physically). The writer mentioned that the simplest thing you can do for your health is ensure you get quality sleep and listen to your body, and that it enables you to do everything else, like exercise and eat healthfully. You’re such a great example of that! I have learned that sleep is a variable I can’t toy with if I want to be healthy. Props!

Enjoy your…night? Day? (I still don’t get this time difference).

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10 Deb June 10, 2008 at 11:46 pm

TJs is NOTORIOUS for giving inaccurate (to give them the benefit of the doubt) nutritional info…I NEVER EVER trust what they say…I have to weigh everything (they always underestimate the weight so that the cals appear to be less) OR I have to “do the math” to make sure they are telling the truth (ie 4 cals/g for Carbs and Proteins and 9 cals/g of Fat—many labels subtract the fiber grams from the carbs which makes the calories look really low- even beloved Fiber one does this- it’s maddening!!! I’m sure they got caught with inaccurate info on the cereal and then had to re-package and re-calculate the true nutritonal info- argh!!

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11 Jenn June 11, 2008 at 12:59 am

Sorry about your prof – I know the feeling all too well, and unfortunately when it’s a required class it can make you feel powerless. But if anyone can get through it with a positive attitude, it’s you! :)

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12 Richelle June 11, 2008 at 2:02 am

Sorry to hear about your prof, we’ve all had a teacher like that once in our lives unfortunately!

Those Panda Puffs looks so cute! Def remind me from when I was young.. I haven’t had Corn Puff cereal in soooo long !

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13 lexi June 11, 2008 at 7:32 am

hey kath,
on hungry girls website they sent trader joes things to the nutritional lab and found WAY more calores and fat then were on the nutritional label, and now their forcing them to change some of them nbut havent gotton to all of them, SO……….. just thought you might want to be informed! :)

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14 adria June 11, 2008 at 9:29 am

Sorry about the whole prof situation. But just think how lucky you are to have a TJ in your area. Some people aren’t as fortunate as you to have one in their area: that dinner looks so yummy!

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15 Sally June 11, 2008 at 9:43 am

I noticed that Trader Joe’s recently changed the nutrition information on their greek yogurt as well. Weird!

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16 Korin June 11, 2008 at 9:44 am

Wow, I hope your prof doesn’t know about your blog! Maybe give it a few more sessions before you rail on him?

I wish I had a TJ’s by me, too. That salmon burger looks pretty good.

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17 Evey June 11, 2008 at 10:12 am

Deb,

The reason Fiber One and other companies do that is because your body can’t digest insoluble fiber – so the calories aren’t absorbed. Soluble fiber, I believe, is different, and so these are counted in a food’s total calories.

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18 Brittany June 11, 2008 at 6:56 pm

What? How can they change the nutritional info like that, I actually just bought that cereal this weekend because I had seen it on your blog… Mine says 170 though.

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