What I Ate Wednesday #4

If I’m being open and honest (which I always try my best to be with you guys), I’m still struggling in the mornings. I think it’s some combination of every day/week is different, my long commute, not being consistent with my bedtime, and failing to plan my mornings better. For the most part I’m handling my snacks, lunch, and dinner well throughout the day. Breakfast is just my downfall. I have some breakfast foods that I thought were quick and easy (toast with nut butter and frozen burritos), but taking the time to heat them just isn’t in the cards for me right now. Unfortunately I’ve been heavily relying on protein bars and coffee in the mornings. Today I was able to grab a yogurt and some grapes. I use to get to work early and eat my breakfast before the day started. Now, that’s not really an option so […]

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What I Ate Wednesday #3

This is an exciting WIAW (What I Ate Wednesday) for me! This is my first time doing one as a dietetic intern. Before, I felt like my WIAW were all pretty similar because my schedule was pretty standard. Now my schedule is ever changing! I’m excited to share how my meals differ with my lifestyle change. Today was my week 1 of rotations and my second day back at the old WIC office. I’m still adjusting to the time and schedule changes aka we were rushing to get out the door this morning. I needed something that traveled well and I could manage eating while driving so I ended up with this protein bar and my coffee. I tried this brand on the recommendation of a fellow intern and I really like them! I’m not a big coconut person, but the coconut one is my favorite so far. This chocolate […]

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July 2017 Favorites

It’s hard to believe we’re 7 days deep into August. Seriously, where has 2017 gone? I’ve spent so much of the year applying for my dietetic internship, waiting to know if I matched to it, celebrating that match, and then waiting for the internship to start. It felt like a lifetime away. But I start my internship in TWO DAYS Y’ALL! How in the world is that possible? I feel like it’s still two months away. Or at least I’m still in July… Not August. July felt like a whirlwind for me. We had a lot of family events in June, plus we moved at the end of the month. All free time in July was spent trying to unpack all those boxes and get things set up. I quit my job at the end of July for some time off before the internship. I had a lot of mixed feelings […]

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Weekend Day Trip to Morgantown WV

This past weekend Aaron and I went to Morgantown with my parents to see Aaron’s parents. We were meeting them for dinner, but we got there mid-afternoon to explore the town and enjoy the day. We drove around and did some sight-seeing. Aaron and I always enjoy seeing the new updates. It’s crazy how much has changed in just the two years since we moved–and even the few months since our last visit! I barely even recognized University Ave, a street I called home for three years. I love and miss Morgantown dearly, but I can’t imagine living there again right now where I’m at in life. All the sight seeing definitely had us both excited to move to a new city with more to offer though! I’m exited to see where we land after the internship is over. Hopefully in the Carolina’s. 😉 After driving around, we ended up […]

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Leaving My Job & Preparing For The Dietetic Internship

I honestly don’t even know where to start about leaving my job. I loved working at WIC so much and I’m definitely going to miss it. My time there really fueled my love for working in community nutrition and I can’t wait to return to the field after my internship. My final day was last week. But from where I traveled for work, I had “final” days at each site. At Cabell, my friend Shelley made me delicious mini cherry vanilla chocolate chip muffins and double chocolate cake. My goodbye party was at Kanawha though. This was my home site. They threw a Mexican themed pot luck. My work sister and friend, Kadija, has been on maternity leave. She stopped by for the lunch and brought my favorite kind of baby–a big, fat, breastfed baby. It was so good to spend time with everyone. I hadn’t been at Kanawha lately, […]

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