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April 29, 2009

Well…you knew it was coming!

One down, 3 to go :mrgreen:

When I arrived on campus I found a rocking chair in the sunshine to do some last minute cramming.

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Then it was test time. I can’t really say how it went because I took it early and my classmates might read this! Honor code! But I can say I’m glad it’s over :)

After the test I did a little hiking to the nutrition dept. to pick up a form and deliver it to the career department on the other side of campus. Since there was a lot of construction blocking important pathways, what could have been done with a fax machine took me a manual 25 minutes! Ugh. At least it was exercise :)

Then I spotted a nice bench and decided to eat in my lap next to these flowers rather than go inside to a dark table.

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I normally read blogs or watch Hulu.com shows on my computer when I eat on campus, but today I studied. Since I was in a nice setting, the studying wasn’t bad.

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Today’s menu included a Tempeh, PB + PB Sandwich on Dakota bun. That would be pumpkin butter and peanut butter. Delish!!!

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Plus this filling salad: spinach, red pepper, carrot, zucchini + goat cheese topped with Kelsey’s leftover homemade dressing. It is SO EASY to pack salads for lunch if you have things pre-cut.

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Dressing was brought in a jar

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Lastly, a really great orange.

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My buddy from high school just posted about the latest HFCS news on his blog: HyperCurio.us. Thought you guys might be interested.

Let the studying resume!

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1 polly April 29, 2009 at 1:33 pm

hi Kath! Great job on studies and cute TOENAILS!

Yoga BEFORE a run is awesome. :) XOXO

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2 Sharon April 29, 2009 at 1:34 pm

Delicious lunch!

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3 JENNA April 29, 2009 at 1:35 pm

what a beautiful day!!! I love those flowers!

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4 Help Meghan Run April 29, 2009 at 1:36 pm

Lunch looks yummy, congrats on being done with your first test! I just made your black bean burgers for lunch today, you should check it out on my blog. ;)

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5 brandi April 29, 2009 at 1:37 pm

that’s awesome that one test is done. good luck with the studying!

looks like you’re having a beautiful day :)

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6 Erika April 29, 2009 at 1:40 pm

Great sandwich! I love all those ingredients!!!

Glad to hear test #1 is DONE!

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7 skinnyrunner April 29, 2009 at 1:47 pm

cute pics! you’ll rock the next test, aren’t you glad one down?!?

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8 Lindsey (Mrs. LC) April 29, 2009 at 1:47 pm

Wow, what a gorgeous day, makes me want to move to NC right now!

I was just wondering if you have any plans/ thoughts on what you’ll be doing post-graduating/ R.D. exam? (Obviously you’ll be a R.D., but I wasn’t sure if you have any specific career path thoughts). This may be a personal question, so if you don’t feel like answering, don’t worry about it! :)

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9 Danielle April 29, 2009 at 1:48 pm

Great lunch!
good luck with the next exam!

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10 Marissa April 29, 2009 at 1:50 pm

I’m a big Hulu fan too :)

(Dine Out, Fight AIDS. TOMORROW. 4-30. http://www.diningoutforlife.com)

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11 Genie April 29, 2009 at 1:52 pm

You have me wanting to try tempeh, but I can’t find it around here… The search continues! :)

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12 Run Sarah April 29, 2009 at 1:56 pm

Tempeh and pb?! Sounds like a great combo!!

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13 Weekly Bite April 29, 2009 at 2:09 pm

Good luck on your second exam :)

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14 Heather April 29, 2009 at 2:09 pm

Glad to hear you got to enjoy the nice weather with your studying. What a great lunch… those buns look SO good!

Good luck on the 2nd test! I’m sure you’ll do great :D

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15 Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) April 29, 2009 at 2:18 pm

Kath,
Good luck with your remaining tests. Glad you’re enjoying some fresh air and sunshine while you study.

Those seeds on the Dakota bun make me want to grab your sandwich right from my computer monitor. Looks so yummy. :)

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16 Allison K April 29, 2009 at 2:20 pm

Rocking Chairs! I was amazed on my trip last weekend (to Georgia) that there were rocking chairs at the airport! And I noticed them in Charlotte too! How inviting!

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17 Melissa April 29, 2009 at 2:22 pm

Great looking lunch!

Good luck on the lasts of your exams! :-)

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18 Hallie April 29, 2009 at 2:33 pm

Rocking chair! How very southern. I love it.

I remember having to run back and forth on campus do to errands…good exercise as long as the weather’s nice :-)

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19 Angie April 29, 2009 at 2:50 pm

Beautiful lunch! Good luck with the test!

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20 Lauren April 29, 2009 at 2:56 pm

Good luck on your exams! I know it can be killer at the time, but when it’s all over you’ll be so happy that you worked so hard! Your break is just around the corner!

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21 Michelle Hisae April 29, 2009 at 2:56 pm

Looks like a yummy sandwich. I’m going to lounge in the sun later, too – your setup looks perfect!

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22 Casey April 29, 2009 at 2:57 pm

Good Luck on exams!

That salad looks delish!!! And it is SO much easier when the veggies are chopped!!! :)

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23 Runeatrepeat April 29, 2009 at 2:59 pm

That bun looks like the crust of my bread. It’s not dakota bread, but it’s sooo good.

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24 FitFoodie April 29, 2009 at 3:07 pm

I miss the days of studying outside! Yummy lunch too :)

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25 rhodeygirl April 29, 2009 at 3:11 pm

ummm INSANE study guide kath. SERIOUSLY! color coded???? i wish i had learned to do things like that in college. i was lucky if i even did ANY study guide haha! hope the rest of your exams go well!

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26 meg April 29, 2009 at 3:17 pm

Looks like it is beautiful there! Good luck with all your studies!

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27 Vanessa April 29, 2009 at 3:22 pm

You have rocking chairs on campus? That’s awesome! All we have is picnic tables and they’re always covered in snow or spiders…depending on the season. :P

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28 Shannon (The Daily Balance) April 29, 2009 at 3:36 pm

pretty flowers! yay for getting one exam out of the way!

p.s. that bun looks so scrumptious!! ;)

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29 Jenn April 29, 2009 at 3:37 pm

Those flowers are gorgeous! Hope the next exam went well.

I have a question about tempeh – what brand do you buy? I tried the brand from TJ’s and I thought it was plain awful. I didn’t steam it first because I used it in a stir-fry, but maybe that was the wrong move?

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30 Erin April 29, 2009 at 3:38 pm

Looks like NC is having a beautiful day today. Pretty roses!

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31 AlliJag April 29, 2009 at 3:53 pm

Reds a good color on you! :)

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32 Leah @ Simply Fabulous Now April 29, 2009 at 3:57 pm

I always feel like going back to school whenever I read your posts!!!

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33 Mara @ What's For Dinner? April 29, 2009 at 4:10 pm

I’m so glad you were able to enjoy the weather AND study!! I usually would pick one or the other :)

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34 Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday April 29, 2009 at 4:33 pm

Cool beans, one exam down!!

Good luck with all the studying!

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35 shawna April 29, 2009 at 4:54 pm

What beautiful surroundings to study in!

Good luck this afternoon!

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36 shawna April 29, 2009 at 4:56 pm

btw – could you please mention a Prana Bar giveaway that I’m having? (of course, when you’re done with all of your studying since that’s most important ;) )

http://gettingfitandhappy.com/bfl/?p=296

Thanks!

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37 Christina April 29, 2009 at 4:58 pm

you’re taking that sandwich to a whole new level with the peanut butter! I tried it with just pumpkin butter once and it was just as good as you say!

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38 K April 29, 2009 at 5:04 pm

Go, Kath, go!! You look cute, by the way! Those buns get me every time – they look so doughy and nutty!

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39 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) April 29, 2009 at 6:20 pm

Yay for a lovely lunch outside!

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40 Adi (oatonomy.com - repaired!) April 29, 2009 at 6:46 pm

A rocking chair on campus? Outside? You’ve got a cool school! :)
Looks like a gorgeous day there.

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41 Oh She Glows April 29, 2009 at 7:09 pm

You have such beautiful skin, Kath :)

Glad the studying went well outdoors…I love that.

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42 zestycook April 29, 2009 at 7:30 pm

Fun lunch Kath! Great snap shot :)

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43 Kath April 29, 2009 at 7:52 pm

Lindsey (Mrs. LC),
Nope, I don’t know yet. I’ll be finishing my masters, for one, and definitely blogging and hopefully keeping up my freelance work. I hope to open a private practice too – but I might also want to work somewhere for money too :)

rhodeygirl ,
It’s so easy with Word 2007’s themes!!!!

Jenn ,
Lightlife’s – the kind at TJ’s. It’s a bit of an acquired taste, I admit.

AlliJag ,
Thanks :)

Oh She Glows,
Thank you! It’s the BareMinerals – and I NEVER wash my face at night! Keeps in the beauty oils :)

Kath

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44 Lindsey (Mrs. LC) April 29, 2009 at 8:29 pm

Kath, thanks so much for getting back to my previous question. I know what a busy lady you are so I appreciate it! :)

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45 Jess M April 29, 2009 at 10:20 pm

Hi Kath,
I second the beautiful skin comment by Angela. I was inspired by you to use Bare Minerals and love it! In regard to not washing your face at night, is this even when you wear the Bare Minerals and eye make-up? I have heard washing your face less actually helps break outs but I’m hesitant to sleep with the make-up on. Thanks!

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46 Kath April 30, 2009 at 9:06 am

Jess M,
Yes, even when I wear makeup (which is always ;) ) Since I put makeup on in the morning, by the time I go to bed, it seems to have mostly rubbed off. I know every dermo and doctor in the world recommend washing your face before bed, but I never have and have never had skin problems, so I just don’t want to mess up a good thing, ya know? If I ever wear heavy make-up or put it on close to bed time, I will take it off then.

Kath

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47 kate April 30, 2009 at 6:27 pm

kath i love those SNEAKS. which nikes are those?

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