Let’s Get Nerdy
Hello friends How was everyone’s first day back after the long weekend? I love short weeks Tomorrow is already hump day! What!?
So when I opened my day planner this morning, I was greeted with a wonderful reminder…
Midterms are upon us folks! Luckily, I don’t start until the last week in October, but according to my day planner studying starts today.
Surprisingly, I took a jump start and kicked off my morning with a study session Notice how I had study time planned for the evening in the picture? Yeah, well, I am such a committed student that I started this morning
The trend followed as the day progressed and I was actually so “into” everything that I was reading today It was great! I hate the days when you can’t get “into it”. Since I have been loving all of the information I read about today I figured why not do more of an “educational” post tonight!? I mean, my learn page is looking pretty bare… haha
Today, my studies included Nutritional Assessment and Food Science. I only had one class today which was my Food Science lab, but I worked on some Nutritional Assessment homework in the morning.
In Nutritional Assessment, we were given case studies at the beginning of the year for a group assignment. Case studies are situations that present a problem in which we have to solve (usually by giving a diagnosis to the patient). The case study for my Nutritional Assessment class is dealing with a patient who has diverticulosis. So this morning I read about diverticulosis, diverticulitis, and diverticula. It was all very interesting as I did not know of this condition before. If you haven’t heard of it either, I will briefly sum it up:
Diverticula – bulging pockets in the lining of the colon or the large intestine due to the weakening of the muscular wall of the colon.
Diverticulosis – condition when diverticula are present in colon.
Diverticulitis – condition when diverticula become inflamed.
So there you go Maybe you all learnt something new today? The most interesting part of this case study are the questions pertaining to drug-nutrient interactions. This afternoon I was consumed in a text book that taught me about the diet changes necessary for my patient with diverticulosis who will be taking Ex-Lax, Vasotec, and amoxicillin. It was all incredibly interesting. I was typing up notes for an entire hour! I loved it all! I could have kept gathering information, but I thought I’d wrap it up after an hour because my Food Science lab would be starting within the next 5 minutes, so I went to save the pages of notes I spent typing up and the computer crashed. Yeah, just my luck. Whatever, not much I can do about it, but it did feel like a huge waste of time Technology hey? At least it was the library computer that crashed and not my laptop! I would have been pretty rattled if that happened.
Food Science lab was the best one yet I wish you could have smelt the kitchen! Wowzers. The topic of todays lab was vegetables and vegetable sources of proteins, so all dishes were vegetarian meals or vegetable side dishes Some of the recipes made today looked pretty amazing. Unfortunately, mine was the most basic recipe out there (if it was up to me, I would have picked a different recipe, but the recipes are assigned to us). I made red cabbage and apples. I love red cabbage, but the recipe was so easy and not appealing to the eye. I also think it contained a bit too much cider vinegar, but it was a necessary ingredient in order to keep the purple colour of the cabbage or else it would have turned blue. Do you know why?
Anthocyanin is the red-purple pigment found in red or purple cabbage. When anthocyanin is combined with an alkaline (basic) substance it changes to a blue colour because there is not an excess of hydrogen atoms present. However, when excess hydrogen atoms are present, like in an acidic substance such as vinegar or lemon juice, anthocyanin maintains its beautiful red-purple coloured pigment.
Wow look at us go! I bet you learnt at least one new thing today?
Alright, I’ll stop now. You all probably had enough of my lecture. I also have to apologize for the little bit of chemistry thrown in there too I know, it’s chemistry.
How dare I?
Well, no chemistry talk is necessary when telling you all about my new breakfast creation that I enjoyed this morning
What is necessary? Drool.
I like to call this…
Toasted Almond and Kiwi Oats
1/4 cup steel cut oats
1/4 cup almond milk
Cook your oats with the almond milk and some added water (or you could use more almond milk!)
Meanwhile, toast them almonds!
When those oats are done, top them with your fragrant almonds and kiwi chunks!
Enjoy Oh this was so ultra yummy. Good combo.
My workout today was amazing once again. I sure love the back and bi workout I started last week I love super setting the narrow and wide grip pull ups! I am so close to doing unassisted pull ups! So close it’s frustrating. I’ll get there Just you watch!
My workout was so good, that when I went to the locker room to refuel with my sweet potato pudding I literally had to cradle the bowl like a baby because my arms were so noodle-like
Noodle arms! Gotta love ‘em
I also am still loving this weather we are getting in London Definitely embracing it all with summer clothes and dinners on my patio
I wore the dress I bought for 99% off today
It’s striped and denim Loving it! How could you go wrong for 65 cents!? You can’t. You just can’t.
Alrighty friends, time to get nerdy again
Did you enjoy learning about my classes?
Do you use a daily planner?
Do you love feeling like you have arms made of noodles after an upper body workout?
Love forever and always,