UBC has been my home for the past three years, and even though I'm happy to be out of the university bubble and living in a house, I will always be grateful for the beauty of the campus!
In my first year I lived a few feet away from a lovely hidden Japanese garden. I used to love going there and sitting on bench with a good book (once in a while, a textbook) or to eat my lunch.
Upon seeing so many unfamiliar (and young!) faces in my faculty I was overcome by a sudden wave of nostalgia for my days as a freshman. Before my first class I took the liberty of catching a few rays of sunshine at the Nitobe Garden.
My classes today were all great! My finance course will be dry but very manageable (that's saying a lot for a 4th year finance course!) since I took an econ course last year with overlapping course material. The Real Estate Investment class seems fun, we have two profs who promised us a 45min midterm and final! Our big class assignment is to obtain financing for a condo in Vancouver using MLS and other websites which I use everyday at work! International Business is rumored to be easy and there's a group presentation involved which is always fun! It helps that I have a good friend in each of those classes which makes the learning environment a lot more comfortable.
Dinner tonight of course involved my new toaster oven. Spread some tomato sauce (30) on a mini corn tortilla (70) and topped with a king oyster mushroom (30), half an orange bell pepper(10), and two slices of swiss cheese(60)!
A couple weeks ago, the BF commented that the mushrooms looked like chicken when cooked! I definitely agree! I wished that the mushrooms really were chunks of chicken but this pizza was delicious nevertheless. The toaster gave the tortilla a nice and crispy texture similar to flatbread.
Because it's not a proper meal unless there's something sweet. I had a bowl of cantaloupe + cottage cheese. Buried underneath was a mango core! So delicious but definitely pushed me past the point of fullness. (80) Dinner: (280)
After an hour long walk in a successful effort to digest my dinner I was in the mood for dessert! These little coconut milk ice cream sandwiches I picked up from Whole Foods are the perfect portion size! Even though they're tiny, they're so rich and sweet that I was definitely satisfied by the 100 calorie portion.
Total Caloric Intake: Breakfast (420) + Lunch (410) + Snack (180) + Dinner (290) + Snack (100) + Random food that found its way into my mouth (50) = (1450)
Exercise: 20min run (-170) + 30min walk on campus (-100) + 1hr walk after dinner (-200) = (470)
Net Calories: (980) That seems low! I ate three huge meals today though with plenty of snacking ... oh the magic of exercise! :)
Tomorrow I'm working all day and then going out for dinner! I haven't eaten out in a while and have no idea where I'm going so I'm budgeting 500 calories for dinner and planning on eating a smaller lunch.