Sunday, March 18th

12:15PM Boyfriend's Room, Studying MCAT
Handful of cashews again (20 nuts, 150 calories). I'm sleepy…

3:30PM Boyfriend's Room
Quan's Kitchen leftovers from yesterday (beef with tomato and eggs, 3 pieces of bean curd with shrimp, 1 cup of rice: ~600 calories). Ate some eggshell pieces by accident (really unpleasant), I guess they were in the beef with tomato and egg dish. The bean curd pieces were firmer today, I liked that, although my boyfriend said he liked them better when they were softer. Oh well, to each his own.

8:00PM Simmons Dining Hall
Chicken fajita entree (6 oz. chicken cooked fajita style with peppers and onions, on 2 small tortilla wraps with no condiments, ~ 450 calories), and 1.5 cups of cauliflower (45 calories). Let's just say that Simmons has always had bad food and today was absolutely an example. The chicken in the fajitas were dry and flavorless. They tasted more like beans than chicken. And the caulifower was the most disgusting looking side I have ever seen. They were kind of brownish on the edges as if they were burned in the boiling process or had sat out for too long. Overall, worst meal I've had in a long time. At least it was healthy, ugh.

3:00AM Dorm Room, Taking a Break After MCAT Practice Test
1/2 of grapefruit that I saved from a few days ago (40 calories). Tried to clean out my fridge in the process, ended up throwing out a lot of yogurt smoothies that expired back in December (scary), and some old carrots and scallions. Don't ask, it's all pretty random. Anyway, back to the grapefruit. I usually like to sprinkle a little bit of sugar on top to offset the tartness (just a tiny bit of sugar, maybe like 1/4 of a teaspoon), and today I was feeling adventurous, so I wanted to try sprinkling cinnamon on top for a change. But no, after turning the room upside down, I still couldn't find the cinnamon I though I had. So I had to settle for plain ol' cane sugar. Maybe one day I will buy some cinnamon and let you know how it is. Apparently cinnamon is really good for your health, and also a natural sweetener, so having it around could be a healthy addition to one's diet.

I sort of came close to the 1200 calorie minimum today (I totaled 1285), which probably explains why I'm pretty hungry. Though, it's always hard to guage, especially when you are eating ethnic cuisine or foods prepared by other people, since you just have no clear estimate of the nutritional value. I feel like it is probably easier to underestimate, so I usually try to give myself some room on top in case I actually ate more than I thought I did. Anyway, this week is going to be super stressful for me, since I have a really hard exam, as well as a bunch of things piling up to be done right before spring break. Hopefully I won't eat too unhealthy.

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