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Figuring Out A Schedule

by Courtney on October 12, 2011

I’m so glad to see you guys are liking my Chocolate Raspberry Bars as much as I do. Seriously, they’re amazing…and they’re dangerous. Don’t say I didn’t warn ya!

So as I mentioned before, Wednesdays and Thursdays are my long days of work, so they require a little extra effort as far as planning meals goes. Since I’m away from home for both lunch and dinner, I need to make sure I’m on top of my game either the night before or the morning of, so I don’t end up either a) digging through the jar of cookies that stare back at me here, or b) spend money on take-out food that I really don’t need.

Even though this is only my second week of work , I’m already starting to figure out somewhat of a schedule that works for me. Preferably, I like getting my meals put together the night before; that way, I can spend my extra time in the morning taking care of other blog- or house-related tasks. Mind you, I can almost guarantee that I will not always be as on top of my game as I am right now, but I’ll go with for as long as it lasts.

Last night after dinner, I figure that since I was already out in the kitchen, I’d just take care of getting today’s meals ready, so here’s what I’ve got packed up with me.


For lunch, I chose to have the salad , loaded with lotsa colorful veggies and topped with some pineapple peach salsa. I also ended up having half of a bagel that I packed last minute topped with a small smear of peanut butter (gotta get that protein in there!).


For dinner, I packed up a tuna salad that I whipped up quick last night. Depending on my mood, I like to make my tuna salad savory or sweet, and last night I was craving sweet…so into the mix went:

  • 1 can tuna in water, drained
  • 3-4 tbsp sweet relish
  • 2 tbsp plain Greek yogurt
  • red onion
  • baby carrots
  • sliced red grapes
  • dried cranberries
  • salt & pepper


Rather than make it as a sandwich, I brought some Wheat Thins to scoop it up with instead. I actually really enjoy eating it this way most of the time; it almost makes it seem like it lasts longer? Either way, it was a good batch and it didn’t last long enough. ;)

As for snacks, I also brought a peach and a Chocolate Chip Cherry Torte Larabar.


And to drink? Water. Lots and lots of water.

Aaaaaand I may have had a pumpkin spice coffee thrown into there at some point this afternoon too…just sayin’.

Tonight is Modern Family night, but I’m thinking that if I want to stick to this extra sleep thing that I may have to DVR it. I guess we’ll have to see what time I get home!

Question for the Evening:

Do you have any shows you’re totally committed to watching? Do you watch them live or do you like to record them to watch at another time?

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1 Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health October 12, 2011 at 7:18 pm

Oh I have several shows that I’m dedicated too haha…it’s probably bad, but it’s a guilty pleasure :). If I can’t watch them then I usually make sure I can get them online! Sadly I don’t have dvr here at school…boo
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2 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey October 12, 2011 at 7:19 pm

I rarely watch shows live – I usually watch them online at some point over the weekend!

Love that you have a schedule down pat!
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3 Lauren October 12, 2011 at 7:26 pm

I love preparing everything I possibly can the night before to make the next day easier :)
My boyfriend and I don’t have cable, but we download shows that we love. Right now we’re stoked on Modern Family, How I Met Your Mother, and he likes House but I think its gone way down hill.


4 Veronica October 12, 2011 at 7:31 pm

Your salads always look soooooo delicious! I love salads, but whenever I make them for myself they always seem so drab to me. Yours look so bright, fresh and colorful!


5 Coco October 12, 2011 at 7:40 pm

I need to start packing some salads for lunch at work!

My boyfriend and I like to record shows and then start them about 15-20 mins in…that way, we can skip the commercials and spend 40 min watching a show that is actually 60!
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6 alyssa - fashion fitness foodie October 12, 2011 at 7:42 pm

I have to plan my lunches too – If not, i end up eating unhealthy!!
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7 Liz @ Tip Top Shape October 12, 2011 at 7:50 pm

I never miss Grey’s Anatomy or Doctor Who. Showing my freak flag with that last one, lol. Doctor Who I watch online but Grey’s I watch when it airs. Thursday night at eight, without any doubt, you will find me parked on the couch!


8 Emma @ Microcosm of Life October 12, 2011 at 7:54 pm

I pack up all my meals and snacks the night before, too. I would have to get up way to early in order to make it all the morning of!

I love salsa as a salad dressing!!
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9 Jennifer@knackfornutrition October 12, 2011 at 8:07 pm

I pack up all of my meals too in attempts to avoid snacking mindlessly at work! I look like a giant bag lady on the metro carrying all of my tupperware but it is worth the sacrifice!
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10 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake October 12, 2011 at 8:21 pm

I looove pretty much every show on Bravo, but I’m am so far behind on my DVR right now. I’ve had zero time to watch tv unfortunately!
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11 Lauren October 12, 2011 at 8:25 pm

It’s rare that I actually eat tuna salad in the sandwich form. It just always tastes so much better on crackers to me too. ;)
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12 Lauren @ Chocolate, Cheese and Wine October 12, 2011 at 8:26 pm

I loveeeee Gossip Girl!
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13 Nancy (Beyoutiful Fitstyle) October 12, 2011 at 8:54 pm

LOVE Modern Family! I just got DVR about a week ago and that was the first show I recorded! But I’m in the same situation as you and like to go to bed around then or right after. But recording means you can watch them over and over again :)
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14 Erica October 12, 2011 at 9:09 pm

i DVR everything! (gotta fast forward through the commercials!) but i HAVE TO watch vampire diaries the day it airs. i usually can’t stand the suspense!
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15 Jenny October 12, 2011 at 9:44 pm

I love watching shows later on so I can skip the commercials! Revenge is an awesome show. Seriously addictive…
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16 Krissie J @ A Philly Nerd Girl October 12, 2011 at 9:56 pm

I’m a huge Big Bang Theory nerd. We try to watch it live, but DVR it in case we don’t have time to watch it the night it airs. I need to start meal planning. I’m so bad at that.
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17 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy October 12, 2011 at 10:16 pm

I record them, but I still like to watch them the night that they’re on, haha. I seem to relax the most when I’m mindlessly watching TV. Sadly enough, it sometimes gets in the way of my sleep, because by the time I start watching my shows, it’s already late :(.
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18 Megan October 12, 2011 at 10:23 pm

Totally committed to Modern Family, Happy Endings, and Grey’s! Modern Family is hilarious, I love it!!


19 Lindsey October 12, 2011 at 10:43 pm

We record 98% of the shows we watch, we love out PVR! And we have way too many shows we are dedicated to! Glee, Modern Family, The Middle, Vampire Diaries, Dexter and a few new ones – 2 Broke Girls, The New Girl and Happy Endings.
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20 Lena October 12, 2011 at 11:05 pm

That’s been my new favorite Lara Bar flavor <3 I really ought to try the sweet tuna salad. I've always eaten mine savory (usually toasted with tomatoes and cheese), but the sweet one looks so delish!
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21 Sylvia @ Frolic Through Life October 12, 2011 at 11:35 pm

I DVR almost all the shows I watch because I’m in school during most of the prime time shows. I love Modern Family, The Middle, 90210, and, of course, Jersey Shore. You ready for Jersday tomorrow? :)
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22 Khushboo October 13, 2011 at 12:48 am

Looks like you’ve got your schedule down…love the quote “fail to plan and you’re planning to fail”–> so true! Like you, I always sort my work meals for the next day on the night before. I rather be able to chill out in mornings otherwise my day is in full throttle earlier than I would like!
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23 RunEatRepeat October 13, 2011 at 1:14 am

Such colorful eats today!!!
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24 Jen@foodfamilyfitness October 13, 2011 at 6:59 am

I DVR everything. I can’t even remember the last thing I watched live.
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25 Hope October 13, 2011 at 8:24 am

I am the DVR queen! I DVR almost everything that I want to watch. I watch some shows live but for the most part I will dvr them. I have a lot of shows that I watch that are all on at the same time. I am loyal to quite a few shows.
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26 Kim @ The Family Practice October 13, 2011 at 10:36 am

That tuna salad actually sounds amazing!
I dvr’d Modern Family while I was sneaking in my workout – went to watch it and it cut out half the episode :( That’s twice this week my shows have done that! Argghh. At least I got my workout in tho!
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27 Andrea @ Andrea out loud! October 13, 2011 at 1:31 pm

yum! Isnt corn on salads the BEST? it is my new favorite salad accessory! and as far as shows, the only ones im committed to currently (there are usually a good list) is Keeping up with the Kardashians (my fav) and How I Met Your Mother.
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