Back to School

Monday, August 31, 2009

Back to School
Hello everyone! I hope you all had a fab weekend :)

Today was my first day of classes today...well actually not really, hah! I still have to make my schedule, although I am enrolled in one class ;)

Last night was really hard for me, I was really sad to be back at college :( I missed my family very much. If you can't already tell I am such a home body ;) But I did get through the night and everything went well. I managed to stay up late and watch some t.v. to keep my mind of things and then slowly feel asleep.

This morning I met up with some of my new girlfriends for breakky! They are all wicked FRIEDNLY ;) I am so glad I finally have a nice group of friends at school and I am really thankful for them! I can't wait to hang out with them allll school year!

The caf here at school is great! It has all of the foods I feel comfortable eating. Although they do not have my fav Chobani yogurt (tear) they do have Stonyfield Organic Yogurt!! So I really can't complain :0

So for breaky I had a Strawberry Stonyfield yogurt mixed with Kashi Go Lean cereal, sliced banana, and a dollop of PB & Co. Smooth Operator pb I brought ;) and a glass of milk. I was very happy I was able to have my usual breakfast I love soo much!

After breakfast I had to meet with the DEAN to figure out my schedule but we still have not finalized it yet. Then I checked my mail box...and I didn't have any :( Well what can I expecct it is only the first day of school! But I legit check my mail everyday because I absolutely loveee getting mail!

Then I had to go to HEALTH SERVICES to meet with them because they told me on the first day of school to come by to set up appointments! I was to Health Services (the building I practically lived in last spring). I was just supposed to set up some appointments but I actually met with the nurse practitioner Karen. They were all happy to see me again and happy to see I was doing well. They are all so sweet! I met with Karen for a half hour and talked about everything. She weighed me, took my vitals, and did a urine sampe, and everything was very well! Let's just hope I can keep it up here at college! She said I looked so much healthier and had a glow in my eye :)

I actually did have ONE class today and it was a Nutrition Class!! Can you believe I am taking that class this semester?! I signed up for this class as an elective last spring semester when ED was strong. Over the summer I was debating whether or not to take this class because I did not know if it would be a good or bad thing as I am recovering. But after awhile of thinking, I decided it would be a great idea for me to take the class! I thought it would be very beneficial to learn more about Nutrition! And let me tell you girls, the class was awesome! I really enjoy it and I can't wait to learn =)

This afternoon I hung around with Carly and Hannah, they are too funny! Then I grabbed some lunch from the caf to go.

I had nice roasted turkey with swiss cheese and honey mustard on a spinach wrap, a serving of pretzels, an apple, with a glass of milk. It was delicious! Again I must day the school caf here is really good here!

Don't ya just love my plate?! It matches the colors of my room obvs. I also got some bowls and a cute cup that goes along with it!

Okay but don't think I am going to be posting like this everyday because I will have somee work to do since I am in college ;) hah! It is just because it is the first day and I don't really have any work to do but let me tell you it will pick up real fast and your girl Jenna will be doing lots of homework and studying!

Sorry for such the long post but it was my first day of school for me! Since I did not really get to enjoy my second semester last spring as a freshman I want to make sure I get off to a good healthy start this fall semester. I also wanted to let you all know how my day went today. Blogging also helps me keep my mind off things and makes me feel better!


Sunday, August 30, 2009

Good evening everyone! Sorry for not posting at all today but I was moving into COLLEGE =) My mom, youngest sister, and I all moved me in today! I don't have any posts of my food today because understand!
I woke up to my last breakfast at home for awhile :( So I made sure it was a good one, so obvs I had a yogurt mess with a glass of milk then I had to finish all of my packing, which actually was not all that bad!
The fully packed car, organized by your girl Jenna ;)
On the car ride up I snacked on a Boost with a serving of South Beach Diet Recommended Mix.
Once we arrived it was time to start unloading the car and setting up my room! It is so weird how boring and bland the room looks before you set up all of your things! So this is what my room looks like after we finished :)my comfy bed!
my desk and bed

Don't ya just love my room? Because I do :) Everything is green and blue and I lovess it! I was both excited yet nervous moving back into college. The moving in went really well, there was just sooo much stuff and it was really hot!

After all of that hard work I did setting up my room (hah!) I had to get some food into me. I went over to the caf and got roasted turkey on a whole wheat wrap with mustard, lettuce, and tomatoes, pretzels, an apple, and milk.

Then the say good byes came along =( I hate saying good bye especially to my family who I LOVE <3
But I have to tell you I was strong and did not shed a tear unlike last year.

After my mom and sister left I met up with the wonderful CARLY! We all hit up Target and Wal-Mart to get things for college that we obvs forgot and then went to the coffee shop for dinner.

I was quite scared to eat at the coffee shop because the menu is pretty limited and the whole menu seems like "bad foods" but I did find something on the menu that I could handle. I had the Marinated Grilled Chicken Sandwich on wheat bread toasted along with a delicious fruit cup! And let me tell you it was really good, the chicken was nice and white and the fruit cups are also very yummy! I was glad I found something on the menu I like so next time I go there I won't be so scared!

Tonight I am gonna watch Kourtney & Khloe take Miami b!tch and finish setting up my room then go to bed! Today has been a really long busy day and your girl Jenna and I am a lil tired!

Good Night!!


Saturday, August 29, 2009


Yes, tomorrow is the big day! I am moving into college :) Tomorrow is going to be very hard for me because the last time I was actually at college was this past semester in March then I got sent home from school because of ED. So I have had a really really long summer and it is going to be very hard for me adjusting back to college but I know I can do it :)

Snack this afternoon was something NEW! I tried the Carrot Cake Clif Bar and let me tell you folks it was damn good! It tasted just like carrot cake, no joke! I would definitely get this flavor again in a sec.

After I had this yummy goodness bar I headed out to the mall with my mom and sisters to pick up some necessities for school...aka new clothes and shoes ;)

After shopping I came home and quickly had a Shrimp Teryaki Bowl with a dinner roll and a glass of milk and then headed out to the grocery store with mom to pick up some food!

I got some last minute stuff for college and I got something I am really excited about!!


I am bringing it up to school with me and I cannot wait to try it out!!!

Tonight is my last night in my nice big comfy bed for a long time so I am going to get one last good nights sleep for awhile!

Rain Rain go away

Rain Rain Go Away
Why won't this rain go away? It is summer time and the weather is supposed to be warm and sunny and it is cold and rainy. ugh.
This morning I got a lot ready for college tomorrow. All I really need to do is pack my clothes, which shouldn't take all that long (at least i hope not!)
Lunch was tuna on pumpernickel bread with lettuce and american cheese, the last Snyder's Oat Bran pretzel sticks, a Dole mandarin organe cup, and a glass of milk.
Sorry for the quick post but I am off to do some more errands with mom to get last minute things for school!! Hasta la vista chicas ;)

Blogger vs. Word Press

Blogger vs. Wordpress

Good Morning everyone! The weekend has finally arrived :) This morning I woke up to the cold and rain :( But to put me in a better mood I had a yogurt mess!
Vanilla Chobani yogurt, 3/4 cup Kashi Go Lean, 1 sliced banana, and 1 tbsp. Almond Barney Butter.
Now I have the little individual packets of Almond Barney Butter and this morning for some reason it was very hard to get the peanut butter open, I had to actually cut the thing open and scrape of all the peanut butter.
Anyone else have this problem?
Now the real question I have for you all is...

It was like CSI

Friday, August 28, 2009

It was like CSI

Good evening! Friday night is finally here and I just just just just got paid! Ok well actually no I didn't get paid but N'SYNC anyone?! You all know you loved them when you were younger! I konw I did, well them and the Backstreet Boys. hollah ;)
For lunch I had a turkey sandwich on pumpernickel bread with swiss cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes, Snyder's Oat Bran pretzel sticks, an apple, and a glass of milk. It was divine!

After lunch I was snuggled up in my blanket, reading my PEOPLE magazine, and watching the Doctors on tv. So everything was going pretty well! I mean what else could a girl want?
Then all of a sudden all I could hear were tons of sirens getting cloeser and closer to my house! I ran upstairs to see what all the commotion was about and I see two police cars speeding up my street. So of course you know your girl Jenna nosy as could be walked up the street with my dog (to make it seem like I was talking a "walk") to see what was going on. I walked up the street as did all of my other nosy neighbors and apparently some guy just robbed a bank in town and he ended up in my neighborhood being chased by the cops, it literally was likt CSI. It was unreal, there were several town police cars, an ambulance, fire truck, and there were even state troopers and cops from the neighboring towns! It was quite a big deal and luckily they finally got the bank robber!
So that was my excitement for the afternoon. I still have to get the full inside scoop from my neighbors who sit around all day and just gossip!
Anyone else have a fun filled afternoon like me?
After all that shenanigans I had my physical with my doctor and she cleared me to go back to SCHOOL :)
Then mom and I went to do some errands and we went to TRADER JOES! I snacked on a Cranberry Apple Cherry Clif Bar and a G2.
I got me some bananas, Clif Bars, and two Teryaki Rice Bowls. I looked at the peanut butters nut nothing really caught my eye :/ I was debating on getting the Trader Joe's Almond Butter but I think I still wanna try another flavor of PB & Co :)
Dinner was yet another frozen mean by lovely Healthy Choice. I had one of the Cafe Steamers, Chicken Margherita. It had big pieces of grilled chicken tenderloins, roasted garlic, and tomatoes over angel hair pasta in a balsamic vinaigrette sauce.
I also had a dinner roll which was NOT burnt this time (I made sure I checked the toaster settings!) and a glass of milk.

Overall I thought the meal was good! Nothing fancy, just a quick and easy dinner!
Tonight I am going to relax and finish reading my PEOPLE magazine! Later, I will have a Boost for dessert!
Have a good Friday night :)

And when it's gone, it's gone!

Happy Friday lovies! The weekend is right around the corner. Anyone have any exciting plans coming up? Well I don't, besides getting ready for school. Also, I think a hurricane is coming up my way again so you know what that brings...RAIN :/ Awesome!
This morning I had yet another yogurt mess, what can I say your girl Jenna is madly obsessed with them ;) It had 3/4 cup Kashi Go Lean, Vanilla Chobani yogurt, sliced banana, and the last dropping of PB & Co. Smooth Operator :(
So I have officially announced I just finished my first jar of PB & Co. Smooth Operator Peanut Butter! But don't worry your girl Jenna hooked herself up with some more peanut buttah from PB & Co. to bring to college, whoop whoop!
I must give a shout out to mah girl Jenny from PB & Jenny who got me to try PB & Co. products! I saw them all over her blog and I just knew I had to try them and see what they were all about :) So if it weren't for her then I would have never tried this awesome peanut butter!!
Speaking of Jenny from PB & Jenny she is having a great giveaway and if I were you I would probs check it NOW!

Snack was a Strawberry Boost with a Nature Valley Fruit & Nut Bar.

I don't know what my plans are this afternoon but I have a doctors appointment later on to get my yearly physical :/ Now today is the day where my doctor will clear me or not to be able to go back to school, I hope all goes well today! I will defs let you all know what happens with that later.

Just a lil burnt

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Just a lil burnt

First of all I would like to thank all of you lovely bloggers who left such sweet comments on my post earlier this afternoon! It really meant a lot to me. I honestly don't know what I would do if I didn't have this blog and all of your support :)

For dinner tonight I had a Healthy Choice Cafe Steamer. I had the Roasted Chicken Marsala and I have tried this once before, it was good! Nice chunks of chicken in penne pasta with asparagus and red peppers in a marsala wine sauce with mushrooms! Last time I had this meal I thought it didn't have mushrooms...but I noticed this time they were actually hidden in the sauce. Whoops my bad ;)

Sorry for such the boring dinners but this week I am just so busy and stressed out for the start of school next week.

A delicious Cafe Steamer along with a dinner roll (just a lil burnt, hah!) and a glass of milk. I can always tell when my dad cooked something in the toaster because he always leaves the toaster on HIGH so the next person to use it (ME!) gets well...burnt toast!

After dinner I watched Police Women of Broward County on TLC with my mom and sister and it was awesome. Girls totally RULE ;) I also had a Strawberry Boost for a dessert as well.

I am heading to bed right now to get a good nights rest! Today I was just soo tired. I napped this morning and before not like jenna!

What to do?!

What to do?!

This afternoon for lunch I had a tuna sandwich on some of my new bread I bought yesterday...DARK PUMPERNICKEL! I love the smell of it when I go to the store and yesterday I was brave enough to but it and today I tried it ;)

I had a tuna sandwich with Laughing Cow Light Swiss Cheese on dark pumpernickel, Snyder's Oat Bran pretzel sticks, a peach, and a glass of milk.

my lunch!

Pepperidge Farm Dark Pumpernickel Bread
After lunch I received a lovely package from Stonyfield Farms!! I got a nice yellow reuseable bag along with some awesome FREE coupons! I can't wait to try some of Stonyfield's products :)


I also had an appointment with my nutricionist. My mom came with me and everything went pretty well. It was my last time seeing her before I leave for school this Sunday so we were there for quit a long time. My mom is really nervous for me to go back to college because she doesn't know if she is making the right decision! She doesn't know if I should go back to my college or go to a school closer to home and maybe commute! Then when she gets nervous I also get nervous, I keep second guessing myself whether or not I am making the right decision going back to college and live away from home. I know it will be very difficult for me but I am up for the challenge. The last thing I wont to happen is for me to RELAPSE again at college! I really really really DO NOT want that to happen.

So now I don't know what to do!! School starts next Monday and I am still nervous and thinking about whether or not I am making the right decision that will be best for my HEALTH and somewhere I like rather than going to a college just to please others!

Then when I came home and my dad starting telling me I should go to a college where I am going to be happy at. He keeps telling me not to go to a school that i don't like and not to go to a school just to please him and my mom. I keep getting this feeling from him that he doesn't want me to return to my college again where I started having an ED. I think he beleives it will happen again if I return there. He thinks I need to take "baby steps" and just start taking a few classes around home and see how that goes and then maybe think about moving away to college.


Snack was an Iced Oatmeal Raisin Luna Bar and a G2. A lil purple snack ;) This was my first time trying this flavor Luna Bar and it was really good! I know i really should not be having this bar as a snack because it does not have enough calories in it but i really want to try new bars...but i need to get back on track! i can't afford to decrease on calories!

The Iced Oatmeal Raisin was decent. It tasted like a chewy oatmeal raisin cookie with icing on the bottom. The bar was made with oats and cinnamon and had very few little pieces of raisin scattered through the bar. I didn't find this bar very tasty but overall it was okay. I would have this bar again but I am also willing to try all the other flavors as well.

Whoahh! Sorry for such the long post. If you actually read all of it then major props to ya ;)

Naptime in the A.M.

Yes, I took a NAP this morning! Totally not mormal for me at all. I usually can never fall asleep during the day when I actually want to, I just feel like my body always has to be awake during the day. But this morning was different! I ate some breakfast and then went downstairs to snuggle up on the couch and then you know it 2 hours had past! Whoops, well I guess I was a bit sleepy. Maybe going to bed last night at midnight and not being able to fall asleep did not really help all that much :/ But now I am fully awake and ready for the day :)

For breakfast I had a yogurt mess. It was OKAY. Can you believe I said my yogurt mess was just okay?! Well the only reason I say it was okay was because the peanut butter did not go with the yogurt mess at all! I used Naturally More peanut butter, I tried this peanut butter in my breakfast cookie yesterday and it tasted fine because it was mixed together with the oats and banana so I couldn't really get the full taste of it. But today I put it on top of my yogurt mess to really be able to taste the peanut butter, and blah! It was definitely not my favorite peanut butter and I don't think I will be using it in the near future, perhaps I will try out the other flavors some day.

The Naturally More peanut butter contains flax seed and flax oil, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, wheat germ, and egg whites. So overall it is a very nutritional peanut butter but I just did not like the overall taste to it. The naturally More peanut butter had oil seperation so it had to be stirred. I am not a big fan of oil on the top of my peanut butter. Though the oil separation was much less noticeable compared to other natural peanut butters with seperation. The texture of the peanut butter was very "grainy" and I could definitely taste the flax seeds. I feel as though this peanut butter was very bland and it didn't seem like I was eating peanut butter. I like my peanut butter to be tasty, creamy, and smooth and I really like the real peanut butter taste!
My yogurt mess!
After my 2 hour nap I woke up and it was already time for a snack! So I showered first and then had a Nature Valley Fruit & Nut Bar with a Strawberry Boost outside on the screen porch!
Last night I went to the store to pick up some milk and came home with a bunch of other goodies!

Milk, Oikos yogurt, PB & Co. Smooth Operator peanut butter (for school!), Luna Bars, and a Clif Bar.

I bought these two Luna Bars to try out!

Food Should Taste Good

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tonight for dinner I had an Original Vegan Boca Burger. Yeah I guess you could say I am obsessed with these lil guys, they are just so good!
Along with my burger I tried Multigrain Food Should Taste Good Chips!Sorry for the blurry pic of my dinner, I am still trying to get used to taking good foodie pics!Multigrain Food Should Taste Good ChipsThese chips are Tortilla Chips but also a cracker too! They are made with flax, sunflower, and sesame seeds, oat fiber, brown rice, quinoa, and soy. Awesome Ingredient List!
This was my first time ever trying these chips and it sure won't be my last time either ;)
Food Should Taste Good Chips tasted more like a cracker than a chip to me, they had a very crunchy flavor to them. These chips were not greasy at all, which is always a plus! Overall, I really enjoyed these chips because I knew I was eating something that is good for my body and very delicious at the same time!
Thank you so much Food Should Taste Good for your coupon, I really enjoyed the Multigrain flavor and can't wait to try all the others!

Another Hummus Humpday

Another Hummus Humpday!
I totally forgot today was humpday. So Happy Humpday! It just so happens that last Hump Day and this Hump Day I had hummus for lunch! Strange how that works out.
This morning for a little boost (haha funny right? i know) of energy I had a Strawberry Boost and a Nature Valley Fruit & Nut Bar for a snack.
My little cousin came over for awhile so my sisters and I hung out with her!
Lunch was well...a HUMMUS sandwich! I kind of made a strange combination, I had 1 tbsp. Hummus, lettuce, Laughing Cow Light Swiss cheese, and sliced apples on the last two slices of Arnold's Oatmeal Bread paninied, along with the rest of the appple, Snyder's Organic Oat Bran pretzel sticks, and a glass of milk.The sandwich was actually pretty good :)

For the afternoon I am off to do some more errands with mom and get ready for back to college :)

Attempt # 2

Attempt # 2

Morning everyone!! So last night I decided to make the breakfast cookie the CORRECT way this time ;) I used 1/3 cup Quaker oats, 1 tbsp. Naturally More peanut butter, 1 banana, and 1/8 cup milk. Mixed them all together into a bowl and put it into the FRIDGE this time over night!I opened the peanut butter sample Naturally More sent me! Thanks again!How the breakfast cookie is supposed to look like ;)With a dollop of Vanilla Chobani yogurt!yummy!

This time the breakfast cookie was much better than the one I made on Sunday, that's for sure! This time around the cookie was much softer and was not hard as a rock! I could taste the oats, peanut butter, and banana a lot more than I did the first time. This breakfast cookie rocked my socks off :) Plus with the Vanilla Chobani on top is even better!

I used the peanut butter Naturally More sent me awhile back and even though I used it mixed together with the oats and banana I could still taste the yummy goodness of the peanut butter! Next time I am not going to mix anything with the peanut butter so I can truly enough the taste ;)