Saturday, March 31, 2012

It's Official!!

As of Thursday, I've heard from all the colleges I applied to! I didn't get any rejection letters [just deferred to spring semester at UC Berkeley] which made me really happy because it was like a validation of all my hard work these past four years. But, before I even heard from the last two schools on Thursday I knew where I was going.

I'm officially a UCLA Bruin!!!! To say I'm excited is seriously an understatement. I know I'm going to love college, and being at a gorgeous campus with a college town and amazing weather just makes it that much better.

To celebrate, last night my family was going to go out to dinner - but then I had the brilliant idea of hitting up Whole Foods for dinner instead! I was definitely one happy camper.

I loaded up my salad with a few new goodies and it was delicious.

  • romaine lettuce
  • spinach
  • carrots
  • onions
  • chickpeas
  • a TON of mushrooms <3
  • cucumbers
  • shredded cheese
  • basil pesto tofu [top right]
  • feta & walnut kale salad [bottom right]
  • hummus

We also stopped at Target for a little fun food shopping [that's my idea of a fun Friday night - I'm such a weirdo! ;) ]

some of the loot (from both Target and WF):

both smooth and crunchy barney butter (i think i died and went to heaven!!). i also picked up a packet of amazing grass to try & my usual protein powder. 

thin mint ice cream!!

bendy straws (love them!!), pop chips, peanut butter cheerios, vanilla chobani, Luna protein bars, and dry roasted almonds

and as a treat i got 2 sobe life waters and 2 vitamin waters! 

Then we came home, ate Thin Mint ice cream (this. is. amazing. don't care that it's unnatural, it's soooo good! and we were celebrating!) and watched Cupcake Wars. It was an awesome night! 

This morning I woke up and had breakfast [tortilla with barney butter and strawberries] and proceeded to get straight to work on my anatomy lab paper. 

Someone got quite excited about my paper and wanted to be a part of it! Then, she realized it was pretty boring and decided her time was better spent getting some beauty sleep. 

After I finished my paper, I headed to the gym for the new release of BodyCombat 51. Can I just say that this release is a doozy! It was SO much fun, though - I left sweaty and exhausted, but happy!

Lunch today was seriously ugly. As most of my ugly creations go, though, it was yummy! I just scrambled some eggs and chopped spinach, heated up some of my favorite refried beans from TJs with laughing cow, and topped it all with a scoop of salsa. 

To satisfy my sweet tooth I had a graham cracker with the crunchy barney butter and MAN the crunchy version so good! I've never actually bought a jar of crunchy nut butter since I'm a smooth lovin' gal, but this jar may have just changed my mind. 

Now I'm catching up on blogs and getting a little homework done before my long shift at work tonight. 
Enjoy the rest of your weekend, guys! 
nut butter: crunchy or creamy? 
favorite thing to do on a friday night?


  1. Congrats again girl! So happy for you! UCLA is an amazing school! I would go there in a heart beat! And I totally would have chosen Whole Foods for a celebratory dinner too! LOL! THIN MINT ICECREAM SOUNDS INCREDIBLE!

  2. Aw congrats!!! UCLA sounds like a great school - I bet you'll love it! :)
    Oh I better tell my brother about that thin mint ice cream! Two of his favorite foods rolled into one (and mine too of course :P )

  3. Congrats!!!!
    I love the samoas ice cream! And my parents know a trip to the health foods store is a reward for me too!

  4. Congratulations on UCLA! That is beyond exciting. And you're going to LOVE the area you'll be living in. LA is such a fun city. (:
    Isn't Whole Foods the best?! All it takes is a trip to their salad bar to put me in the most amazing mood.
    When it comes to peanut butter I'm definitely a creamy gal, but I'll only eat crunchy almond butter. I have no idea why! So weird.

  5. Congrats, that is so so awesome!! I'm so happy for you! <3

    Loving your Target and WF grocery haul!

  6. I read this post on my phone and I'm not entirely sure the comment went through-no matter, I'll comment again!

    I'm so excited for you girl! College is a great place and you are going to absolutely love it!

  7. Congrats!!! That is so exciting! I remember when I got into my first choice college, it was like, everything I had ever done was worth it now. I love all your groceries as well, a WF celebratory dinner sounds like the best idea ever!

  8. Oh my gosh!!! Congratulations, smartie!!! I just went through this process with graduate school so I know exactly how you feel. It is such an amazing validation of the hard work. Enjoy your weekend. Celebrate!!!

  9. Congratulations on getting into UCLA. It's sooo tough; you must be super smart. I mean, anatomy/bio?! C'mon now!

  10. I am so so so proud of you!!! And love your kitty! So cute :)

  11. Congrats! What an exciting time it must be for you. And I totally 110% support your celebratory ice cream!

  12. yay! i've been reading your blog (i have no account, lol), but i go to UCLA and i'm sure you'll love it here. the dining halls are magnificent! haha.