2% short

My professor handed our papers back in class today. I got an 88. 3 whole days and 13 pages written for 2% short of an A. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t expect perfection, and in most cases, a B is A-okay with me (clever). However, I do believe that if you can get an 88, you can also get a 90. My pity-party has officially ended.

The rest of the day was actually quite stress-free, which is a nice change considering how harried I’ve been the last couple days. I even had time to check out this article in the health section of the New York Times. I don’t know how many of you have heard that New York city recently initiated a calorie-labeling law requiring all chain restaurants to list the respective nutritional content of their menu items, but I personally was really looking forward to seeing how the general population would respond. I have to admit, I wasn’t all that surprised to learn that of the 13 restaurants surveyed, 8 reported little to no difference in the amount of calories consumed. From a sociological standpoint, I think this is a really interesting issue and one that desperately needs to be addressed. Clearly, America’s overwhelming rate of obesity is not as clear-cut as calories in versus calories out. Anyway, let me know what you think. Would you prefer your favorite restaurants to list the calorie content of their menu items? Do you think it takes away from the experience of dining out?

On a lighter note 🙂 here’s what I ate:

Breakfast:

Strawberry Protein Pancakes with peanut butter : 1 scoop chocolate whey, 2 tbs cottage cheese, 2 egg whites, water, 1/3 cup oats, 1/2 cup strawberries, 1 tbs peanut butter

Lunch:

1/4 cup brown Rice, 1/4 cup black beans, broccoli, bell pepper, 1 egg over easy, salsa, 1 tbs nonfat greek yogurt

Snack:

Kashi Cookies and Cream Energy Bar (very disappointing, Kashi. Very, very disappointing)

Dinner:

Roasted bell pepper, onion, and broccoli, fire roasted tomatoes, 1/4 cup edamame, 1/2 cup garbanzo beans

Snack:

Raw Almonds ( a lot :))

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