Morning was spent making this huge chart of all of the most important enzymes + hormones for carbohydrate metabolism and reviewing them with Victoria at the coffee shop –
I highly recommend charts as a way to compartmentalize lots of confusing scientific information! Both the organization and the writing helps ingrain the concepts in your head.
By the way, this pen ROCKS MY WORLD!! It’s a Cornpen by Eco Pens and I got it at BlogHer off of the bing able table. I got it because it was cute and small, but the pen part is amazing to write with. I have 3 and one just ran out of ink. Going to find more online somewhere even if that means writing the company! Looks like you can get them with your logo on them. KERF pens perhaps!?
While studying I had a French press cup of Butterscotch Toffee Coffee at Dilworth Coffee! My do I love the aroma of that flavor. [Yay iphone photo!]
When I got home from studying at 12:30 I wasn’t really that hungry yet. I think the 10AM coffee + high protein overnight oats were a lot to digest. So I decided to just go straight to the gym so I could enjoy the rest of my afternoon without it hanging over me. So I went, sped there as fast as I could, did 30 minutes on the ET and then sped home. I was pedaling so fast!!
By the time I got home it was almost 2PM and I was certainly hungry by then!! I kept chanting in my head "hungry, hungry, hot dog." I don’t know why I chant when I’m famished?!
Luckily I had lunch all planned out and just heated it up and ate!
And Applegate Farms organic hot dog on one of Matt’s buns that I toasted in the oven while I showered + ketchup + mustard.
A few leftover okra fries from the other night’s dinner
A row of peaches
And the last of the Food Should Taste Good jalapeno chips in the middle
It was an awesome lunch and left me more than replenished.
Metabolism is calling!
Nicole (dishin') says
That lunch looks perfect. I need to try out those hot dogs. I love the jalapeno chips – aren’t they the best? Actually, they tie with the sweet potato ones!
The only time I ever chant is when I am in a car and a rest stop is far away… the empty water bottle giving me the evil eye from the floor of the car.
In those cases, I chant “I.can.do.it. I.can.do.it. I.can.do.it. I.can.do.it. I.can.do.it. I.can.do.it. I.can.do.it. I.can.do.it. I.can.do.it.” >…and repeat.
Jessica @ How Sweet It Is says
Writing notes has always helped me study. I would re-write page after page. That dog looks yummy!
I am forever jealous of not only your fabulous bread source, but now your lovely humane hot dogs!!
I love the way you plate your food. It always looks so delicious…like something from a restaurant;)
xxx Julia (Taste of Living)
Food Makes Fun Fuel says
Mmmm I could so go for a healthy hotdog now
Jo @ Seeking Healthy Balance says
Oh looking at your notes makes me wish I was still studying 🙁 I used to love creating charts and cards to help me learn facts!
Love the look of that hot dog!
kay (eating machine) says
i love your canvas shopping bag! it’s bright and happy!
“one of Matt’s buns” makes me laugh…
Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers says
mmmm matt’s buns look good. muhahaha! :o) that peach looks so fresh & juicy, too. i am also a big fan of charts. great way to stay organized!
Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) says
Mmm, I love that you fill your plate with fruits and veggies! I’m definitely a volume eater 🙂
I never thought I’d use “hot dog” and “gorgeous” in the same sentence, but you’ve made it happen! You must be having fun with the new camera!
Jenn (www. j3nn.net ) says
Love those hot dog buns! I think of hot dog buns as mini subs. hehe 🙂
The peach looks so pretty!
You can never go wrong with a hot dog! Sadly, I deep fat fried the last ones I made! 😀 It was fricken good!
Weekly Bite says
What a great picture!!
What kind of camera do you have? Beautiful Pics!
Whitney @ Lettuce Love says
I have been meaning to buy new pens for a while but I can never find one that is just right — I am super picky too. I am going to try to find EcoPens this week.
Great lunch too!
Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope says
I’m totally impressed by that chart! It might be fun to play around with colors next time too… supposedly our brain sends certain signals when we see certain colors and red is one that helps evoke our memory. Have a wonderful afternoon!
Amanda @ Cakes and Ale says
I am a recent convert to the wonderfulness that is okra. I love it extra crispy, squirted with lemon juice and garlic salt!
Emily, homecookedem says
That looks like the yummiest hot dog bun ever! My husband needs to start baking!! 🙂
I love that you chant when you’re hungry – I do it too!
I need to find these applegate farms products! I can only get one type of their deli meat here, and that’s it!
the coffee flavor sounds amazing
Those are some awesome pictures…with the new camera I presume? A lot of those words on your charts look familiar, I’m currently studying Exercise Science and we just finished a chapter about metabolism 😉
sSever thought I would say this (especially when I was pulling all nighters and studying my face off…) but I miss school so much! This is new for me and I think that it comes solely from reading your blog lately. I want to study and make charts and have favourite pens!! You are an awesome student girl- you deserve the advanced internship!
Back to work I go!! 🙂
Yikes! The first bit of the comment was meant to read “Sigh- Kath, I never thought…”
Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries says
omg i love charts and finding the right pen!
nerdiest statement of the year. but i’m being entirely serious.
Cynthia (It All Changes) says
I just bought the sweet potato variety and had it with some goat cheese and fruit today for lunch. Sooo good. They make a great cracker and have a wonderful flavor.
Charts are my organized brains way of handling info. I love the way they look and keep it all organized.
yei we both had hot dogs for lunch!
I looove making charts and plans. I’m addicted to that 🙂
Nice buns! hehe… no really, the bread always looks so fabulous in here!
Love that chart! Love the studying and the pen, too.
That peach looks yum-a-licious! 🙂
your nutrition notes kind of look like my notes from my nutrition class except for yours look much more in depth than mine!
Missy (Missy Maintains) says
Such a pretty hot dog picture! Now I need one tonight!
I am so jealous of your constant supply of homemade bread!
The pictures look amazing with the new camera! I’m a huge fan of your blog!
Looks like you’ve mastered the new camera…these pictures are beautiful.
Shannon (The Daily Balance) says
hot dog looks awesome, I could go for one of those tonight!
This looks like such a great lunch…I really love the Okra fries!
Chloe (Naturally Frugal) says
Ha ha ha, love the title of this post. You always come up with such great one liners!
I agree that writing things down for studying helps! Especially with complicated concepts. I am studying for my ACE personal training certification right now and there is a lot of information and formulas to process. I have to write it, read it, write it again and hope it sticks!
Good luck with studying!
Adventures in Tri-ing
random question for you kath! do you know how many readers you have? your success with this blog is amazing!
Sarah R says
Having nice pens really makes a difference. I really like the new Sharpie pens, they don’t smear or bleed through and and just really easy to write with.
Oh and by the way, you crack me up! 🙂
Brie (The Fit Bride) says
Toffee is my favorite flavor for flavored coffee. I really love it in my Keurig!
Amy C. says
You should totally do KERF pens. I’d buy them! I’m always looking for good pens for school. 🙂
i love lunches that are quick and so satisfying!
Oh my goodness- that chart brings back so many memories…memories of studying, but I studied those same things 10 years ago and they are long departed from my brain now!
Great iphone coffee photo- the coffee looks amazing!
Good luck with your studies!
Madelin @ What is for breakfast? says
Your school work looks HARD! But you look very organised :). Lunch looks yum especially the peaches.
Lynn @ The Actors Diet says
i do love a good pen!
Have you ever tried the Snickerdoodle coffee from Dilworth? It is my all-time favorite flavor. It’s kind of pricey, so I get a small package as a once-in-a-while treat. My package is almost gone 🙁
That peach looks sooooo much better than any we’ve had up here in the Northeast this season. I’m so jealous!
Oh a woman after my own heart when it comes to the pen topic. I love school supplies in general, but I definitely play favorites!
i am just catching up on a few missed days of blog lurking (ironically, it is because i have a test tomorrow) and i realized we must be taking the same course right now… advanced nutrition? we even have the same book (i saw it in a post earlier)
so, just a study tip… make a concept map of all the pathways (glycolysis, TCA cycle/Krebs, gluconeogenesis, glycogenolysis, and glycogenesis) make sure they are all connected and have enzymes listed… really helps to tie it all together in your mind! adding the positive and negative modulators is a nice touch to squeeze it all in one as well — good luck on your exam!
Canon Rebel XSI. Just bought it!
That’s the plan!!
About 7,000 a day. Ca-razy!
YES! It’s one of my favorites!
Fun times 🙂
Need help with okra fries! Yours looked amazing from lunch – so I made some tonight – and they were TERRIBLE!
I sprayed the okra with a little PAM and S+P and baked them in the oven for about 10 minutes at 350….and they were AWFUL! The skin was so tough I couldn’t bite it and the insides were not soft! I thought I cooked them long enough because the outsides seemed to be getting crispy….but they were gross 🙁
Would appreciate some tips! Thank you!
You didn’t cook them nearly long enough. I have done 400* for 15 minutes and 375* for 20. You want to cook them until they are soft to the touch!
Ok got it! I’ll have to have patience with the okra 🙂 Thank you!
I love the peach line-up!
It’s so funny you talked about the science chart helping you study – I am a teacher, and JUST TODAY we were talking about different learning styles, and people who like/use charts are totally kinesthetic learners. Does that fit you? I would love to know if the “theory” we are studying is true in your case… 🙂
I’ve always thought of myself as a visual learner. I think the chart helps me see the organization of it all. But perhaps I am both! I am most definitely NOT auditory!
I just wanted you to know that I found this post and your website because I have that EXACT pen. It is smooth-writing, the perfect size (small enough to fit in my pocket), and about to run out of ink. Tragedy! Yours was the first site that came up when I googled “bing cornpen refill” (also I felt like I was betraying the pen somehow by not using bing). Hope you find/found the refills for this little guy, and if you do, let me know! (:
P.S. The row of peaches alongside that hot dog makes me terribly happy somehow.