I <3 Long Drives & Chickpeas

Before I get to today, let me recap my busy, but productive Sunday.



Power pumpkin pancakes with pb smooshed in the middle with honey drizzle


Macaroni and cheese with barilla plus noodles, 2 wedges laughing cow cheese mixed with a dollop of pumpkin (tasted better than it sounds!), broccoli, topped with parm. + 2% greek with applesauce and cinnamon

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The girl scouts caught us on the way out of Publix!  We went ahead and did my shopping yesterday so we wouldn’t have to do it this morning.  It was a huge time saver.  5 of those + unreal snickers

Wrote an entire essay in one afternoon.  Whew!  I think it’s good though.


Unfortunately candy isn’t very filling so I needed a little something before going running.  I had about 1/2 this piece of sister’s sourdough from Panera.


Sweet & sour pork on top of peas and 1/2 cup brown rice.  It was especially good this time!  I never used to like it when I was little, but I’m glad I grew into it 🙂

The rest of the evening was spent finishing up homework and prepping for the trip back to school.  And relaxing with a Hallmark movie before bed!  I love them in a cheesy, gushy sort of way 8)



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Oatmeal at 6:15am before getting on the road.  1/2 banana included with 1 tbsp pb, cinnamon, walnuts, and maple pecan granola.  Yum.

Mom and I stopped for more coffee on the way at Dunkin Donuts.  I got a small latte with skim (my favorite).  Annnnnnnd we couldn’t leave a doughnut shop without getting doughnuts so we got some plain glazed holes.   So. good.  I was good and treated my self to ONE.  Not the whole dozen like I wanted!

I studied for stats for about 1/2 the drive up, but Mom and I still had fun 😀


Chickpea cakes (I went back for one more after this was taken) + salad w/ egg, cranberries, cheese, and more chickpeas.  I ❤ chickpeas.  These were coated in just a little spicy sauce and they were lovely!  A little dry, but still good for the dining hall.

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REALLY good peach and a pumpkin muffin from home for snack.  I brought most of them back with me and put them in the freezer for grab-and-go breakfasts and snacks.  Yummy!  I used a variation of a couple recipes, so I’ll have to post the recipe I followed.


I worked on Health homework throughout the afternoon and put my clothes away and sheets on the bed.  (I hate put sheets on my bed that is against the wall.  Such a pain.)

Stats test went well!  I was really nervous about it because it covered a LOT of material, but it was really similar to our weekly quizzes, so I think I got a good grade 🙂

I just got back from eating dinner early-ish at 5:45pm because I want to shower before my  viola sectional at 8pm tonight.  Who decided to do it that late???  I’m going to get ready as much as I can now so that I can get to bed as early as possible.


Tomorrow I don’t know what my schedule is going to be because it depends on when I get to bed.  I might get up and go the gym around 6:30am, but if I don’t get to sleep until later I’ll probably go to Power Circuits at 4:30pm like usual.  I was just hoping to get in an AM workout instead of PM.  I feel so much better when I do it that way!

Happy Monday!


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