Today was the first day of reading period. I have a love hate relationship with the first day of finals. Last year Izzy almost choked to death on her food. Last Spring I was worried about getting all my work done on time. I am happy to report that today was nothing but productive! This is the first time I’ve had a car during finals and I have to say, it feels really good to get out of Westwood when studying.
First I went to Panera for a bagel breakfast. Note, the reading you see is maybe half of my Critical Race Theory reading. No kidding.
Oy. Discovery of the day: Panera started listing calories! I felt good about this everything bagel at 300 calories (I also ate an apple). I was horrified by the counts though. I used to, well, binge at Panera. Is binge the right word for consuming 1500 calories? I think so.
Oh well, that’s over now. Moving on.
I was super productive at Panera. I worked diligently and didn’t even listen to music. I took minimal facebook, email, twitter breaks and didn’t watch any Youtube videos. Who am I?! I worked from 9:30 until noon.
Around noon I realized that I needed a break. I drove and parked at the Santa Monica Library and walked to Real Food Daily. The last time I went to RFD was for a blogger meet up and I knew I wanted to go back. Today was the perfect chance! I got a small plate because I had other snacks packed (like a Z Bar). I choose the BLT Tartine.
The sandwich has vegannaise which is totally better than mayonnaise, at least in my opinion. This was an excellent lunch pick me up. Next time I go to RFD I’ll make sure to say hey to Katie who gets to work there! Can you even imagine all the amazing food? Must be the best job ever.
After I ate I ambled back to the Santa Monica Library for more work. I was very, very productive. On the way home I picked this little guy up from Susie Cakes…
He was yummy. Then I went on a 4 mile run which was good but kind of cold. I need to work out a system for when its under 60 degrees and I go running.
Dinner was grilled salmon with salt, pepper, EVO, thyme and cumin (random I know). But it turned out pretty fantastic! I also had roasted Brussels sprouts and sweet potato fries.
The sweet potatoes were left in a little too long but you know, it happens.The Salmon was DELISH and took a short amount of time to cook. I have leftovers and I cannot wait to dig into them tomorrow!
Now I am watching Glee and Biggest Loser. If Ada doesn’t make it to the final 4 I am going to go insane! Hope everyone had a productive day!
Finals: Day 1
Cookies Consumed: 1
YouTube Videos watched: 1 (thanks to vivi. It can be viewed here)
Katherine its 40 degrees here and I am trying to figure out how to run. LOL.
the first time i saw panera started posting calorie counts online i stopped eating the potato bacon soup every time i went there, that’s for sure 🙂
what a delicious day of eats! from start to finish, everything looks amazing. i’ve been on a brussel kick myself and they are so yummy with some fresh pepper and kosher salt!
YES at the calorie counts at Panera. It’s super depressing for me because everything I love at Panera is 1000’s of calories now. Boo.
That is a ton of reading, good luck!
I want to go back to RFD! There are too many delicious things to try…
I looove brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes. And I like getting them a little burnt 🙂
Sooo a) that stack of papers is horrific. I have a whole new level of respect for you. b) You eat such good food while studying! I bet that really fuels you. c) I’m jealous you went back to RFD! and d) Panera was ALWAYS my go-to place while I was studying for finals!