One Day At A Time

June 9, 2008

I like to plan things. A LOT. I like schedules and doing things the same way every day. But a lightening strike realization hit me today about my new schedule: I have to take this one day at a time! While it’s 5 weeks, it’s only 20 days total (4 days a week) so I just need to fit what I can in each day. 1 day (halfway) down, 19 to go.

Classes went well though!! Sports Nutrition is going to be really cool. There are only 5 of us and we’re all older (as in not undergrad) women. It’s a graduate level course so I have a few more assignments than I thought. They’re not hard, but I have to do them, which is challenging in itself!

Food Composition is going to be fun too. We’re working at a soup kitchen, and doing recipe analysis and lots of experiemental cooking. The bad part is

1) The classroom was FREEZING. I might have to wear pants in 100* to stay warm!!

2) I only had 10 minutes to eat lunch, so I couldn’t finish. I ate my sandwich into class (she said she didn’t mind) and have most of my veggies leftover. Guess I’d be better off packing a smaller lunch and having a 3pm snack??

We did get out at 1:30 which means I was home by 2:15 and need to get started on an assignment due on Thursday!

Turkey Sandwich : bakery grain bread, 1 slice herbed turkey , cilantro pesto , romaine , 2 pickles .

Zucchini , carrots + a hummus package

A juicy nectarine!

Fage <3

Ready for packing –

My 10-minute spread sitting on a wall outside to warm up from the AC. I ate the most perishable items first – fruit and yogurt and then sandwich and have veggies leftover that I never got to, although I ate 1/3 of them with the hummus.

Study time!

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1 VeggieGirl June 9, 2008 at 2:03 pm

Yep, I’m a planner as well, and am a creature-of-habit (so new routines kinda freak me out too, haha) – as you said, just take it one step at a time, and it will all work out. Hang in there! Glad to read that the classes are going well.


2 Stephanie June 9, 2008 at 2:21 pm

This is how my summer before starting the MSN DPD program was too. I had 8 weeks of “intensive” Biochem that covered a YEAR’S worth of material. Yuck! I had class in the mornings from 8-12 Monday through Thursday… lecture Mon, Tues, Wed and then tests EVERY Thursday. Work on top of that — it was nuts. But it’s also nice to knock out that much in that short of time. Keep it up- you have a ton of support and will be stronger for getting through this!


3 cindy June 9, 2008 at 3:22 pm

I’m a planner too, big time. Sometimes we are our own worst enemy. Take it easy and don’t be too hard on yourself, you are undertaking alot this summer. Good Luck


4 Tara June 9, 2008 at 3:31 pm

Question to Kath and others:

I just bought a Vitamix blender (do any of you have one, if so, what do you think?) and it is supposed to grind grains into flour. I have wheat berries I could grind, but I also have tons of brown rice I need to get rid of. The commercial says you can make “rice flour,” but I am wondering if that would be super high in calories. Same goes for dry bean flour.

What do you guys think?


5 BethT June 9, 2008 at 3:49 pm

Tara, 1/4 c of all purpose flour has about 100 calories in it so it’s not like it’s low cal. I would not let the calories hold you back from trying it.


6 Romina June 9, 2008 at 3:56 pm

I can relate. I’m love planning things, everything. I think I’d die without my planner!


7 Katharine June 9, 2008 at 4:12 pm

How does raw zucchini taste? I’ve never tried it…


8 Greta June 9, 2008 at 4:58 pm


My cousin is getting married in Greensboro, N.C. over Thanksgiving weekend. If my family met there to celebrate the holiday, do you have any ideas where we should stay and/or eat in the area. It doesn’t have to be in Greensboro exactly and we would consider renting a house or staying in a hotel. We would probably all be flying into Raleigh. Any information you might have would be appreciated.


9 Suzanne June 9, 2008 at 5:03 pm

Oh, boy am I a PLANNER! I’m a virgo – so planning/organization is VITAL to my existence. :)

Don’t worry, Kath – we all understand your crazy schedule. You do so much already!

But, we all help each other out here. So even if you can’t get to the comments until Friday – us readers can rely on each other.

I haven’t been commenting lately (crazy busy these days!), but I have been reading and enjoying your blog. I loved the photo of the husband on the bike. Does it take more effort for him to ride it since the wheels are so small? It’s a very cute bike! :)

Hang in there, Kath! It must be hard starting your crazy schedule today with the heat. It’s disgusting!


10 Korin June 9, 2008 at 5:47 pm

I hate when they crank the freaking AC up so hardcore in the summertime! It’s like, I don’t want to sweat but why does every restaurant, theater, etc. have to be like, 55 degrees? Lame.


11 Nick June 9, 2008 at 6:16 pm

Mmm, nectarines are delicious now. But I find myself not craving them nearly as much as the peaches or apricots, especially because apricots are only $0.79 a pound here!

Your class sound really cool, I’m really thinking of finishing up my grad degree in Mech. Eng. and going back for Nutrition. Or I may just go to culinary school….not sure. I hate when classrooms are cold, especially when it’s hot out. A good strategy that I use is to get there early and sit outside for like 10 minutes to get really hot, then you’re good inside for a while (longer than you’d think).


12 BethT June 9, 2008 at 6:52 pm
13 Christie June 9, 2008 at 6:53 pm

Kath I am taking a Grad sports nutrition class as well and I have loved evry minute of it. I only have 2 weeks left, and we did some projects and abstracts as well, it is great to learn that stuff I am sure you will really enjoy it!


14 Becca June 9, 2008 at 7:33 pm

I have the opposite problem…I can never plan ahead so I’m always scrambling! Or the plans I do try to make never play out the way I see them.


15 Sidi June 10, 2008 at 5:55 am

I have a good instinct. I do planning at work, never at home. Being too organized reminds me of my mom, the bad part of my childhood, where no mistakes were accepted…


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