I woke up pretty good this morning after 8 hours of good sleep, I was ready to have a productive research day. But unfortunately it turned out the other way around. Well, first breakfast! it was a yummy tropical flavor oatmeal
- 1/3 cup oats
- 1 large banana
- 1/3 cup frozen pineapple
- 1/3 water
- 1/3 almond breeze vanilla
- 1 tbsp flax meal
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp coconut flakes
- 1 tbsp raisin
This morning, I tried to read some papers related to one topic that I'm trying to model. Unfortunately none of them was useful and didn't inspire me either. I got lost and frustrated. I know that this is normal doing research, but still got really upset.
mid-morning snack was 1/4 cup cottage cheese with 1/4 cup wheat berries.
I had to leave home at 12pm, so I had a quick light lunch. Leftover lentil soup with 1/4 cup wheat berries, some Parmesan cheese along which a big slide of Tj's pumpkin seeds bread with laughing cow.
As I was going to spend all afternoon in campus, I packed snack. 1 apple with cinnamon and two jamflakas. (peanut butter and apple crips flavors)
I had them during 4pm seminar. I think the problem with jamflakas is that they don't taste as the flavor says. The PB was okay, although too sweet and the apple crip was bad (sorry Larabar's people), I couldn't finish it. I am not sure why they didn't convince me. Something interesting, special or unique flavor/taste is missing.
I got back home almost at 8pm, starving!!! So, dinner must be simple! I managed to assemble the dinner in 15 min. Steamed corn+ grilled marinated tofu (I marinated with BBQ sauce and miso last night. I was planning to bake them, but had no time, so I grilled them with some canola oil instead) + chinese spinach salad (boiled them and seasoned with salt, sugar and sesame oil) + leftover aduki rice & pumpkin.
I've had better dinner....but considering my starving stomach and short time constraint, I was okay.
Dessert was whole cup of Fage 2% with frozen strawberries. After that, I felt full and satisfied.
And while I'm writing this, just had a marroc. (pictured with Photo Booth)
Today's reflexion: I really need to overcome my research plateau, otherwise I'm going to stress out badly!