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Stanislava Ponjevic – Livesonline

BSc (Hons) Psychology

University Student Night out in Sunderland

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Hello everyone!

One of the perks of being a student means that the local bars and clubs where you study always organize “Student nights out” that include drinks specials and bar-hopping. For Sunderland University students, Wednesday nights are the best to go out and celebrate with your friends! Last week, my fellow pharmacy classmates and I finished our 3 hour Pharmacy Law exam so we decided to go out on Wednesday and celebrate in typical student fashion and here’s a video that documents our student night out.





Meal Planning While in University Part II

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Step 3:

The above steps refer to lunch and dinner meals but you can also meal plan for breakfast! Oatmeal (or porridge as said in the UK) can be prepared the night before and then refrigerated for the next day. Simply add honey (and peanut butter in my case), fruit, chia seeds and various other nuts to increase fiber intake! Another great meal planning option for breakfast is hard boiled eggs. As a pharmacy student, we occasionally have labs that are 3 hours long which is almost always a recipe for hunger halfway through. On my meal planning day, I place eggs (enough for a couple days that week) in boiling water for 15-20 minutes, then pop them in the fridge for a later day. I like to combine them with toasted 100 calorie sandwich thins, avocado, spinach and prosciutto.

Step 4:

Don’t be afraid to have a cheat meal! If anything this is the most important step as it will allow you to indulge every once in a while (not too often though) and keep you on track throughout the rest of the week. For me, Sunday is my cheat meal day and a guilty pleasure is definitely crepes with Nutella.

If you have any other questions about meal planning or about exercise/workout tips send me a message or comment below!


Meal Planning While in University Part I

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Hello everyone!

It’s that month where everyone has started coming up with resolutions they wish to keep in the New Year and the one I’ve been hearing most often (in Canada and England) is to eat healthy and exercise. Therefore, I wanted to give everyone some tips I personally use (as a student) to eat healthy especially during busy weeks and exams. I’ll break down the most important features for meal planning stepwise so its easier to follow; here we go!


Step 1:

When food shopping, make a list of the foods you need in order to prepare meals that contain protein, carbohydrates and vegetables. My most bought items are: brown rice, wholewheat pasta, quinoa, frozen green beans, asparagus, cucumber, tomatoes, celery, avocado, turkey and chicken. You can also substitute the meat for a vegetarian option such as tofu, lentils/legumes or any Quorn product that you enjoy. These items will make your main meals but do not include any snacks that you’ll want to have throughout the day, I like options such as almonds, cashews, apples, bananas, oranges and other various sliced fruits.

Step 2:

Set aside one day a week that you have an extra hour or two prepare food for the week. My go-to day is Sunday, it helps me get organized for the week. Preparing in bulk allows you to save time throughout the week because you don’t have to cook everyday and you won’t have an excuse to eat that pizza from Domino’s! If you are meal planning for a week make sure to pack your food into a container and freeze it (where it will be safe to eat for at least a month), then reheat when ready to eat. Don’t forget to add variety to the flavoring of your meals. My favorite planned meals are brown rice with chicken and green beans and pesto pasta salad made with whole wheat pasta and loads of vegetables.

Wild rice, garlic shrimp, assorted salad with avocado and feta cheese. #foodporn #supper #cooking

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Christmas in Edmonton, Canada

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

Hey everyone!

So I know its been a while since I’ve posted anything on here but I finally managed to put together a video of my Christmas break at home in Edmonton, Alberta. I had an incredible break (and although I still had to work and study) I managed to take a ski trip to a mountain village I had never been to before called Kimberley in British Columbia. Its a tradition in my family that we ski or snowboard every season and since Sunderland hardly ever has snow (which is mostly a good thing) I had to take advantage of the opportunity to get some practice on the powdery slopes. If you have any questions about traveling in Western Canada, feel free to comment below or on my Facebook page.




  • Name: Stanislava Ponjevic
  • Age: 22
  • Studying: Pharmacy MPharm
  • Hometown: Alberta, Canada
  • Ambitions: To explore as many countries as I can, promote healthy lifestyle choices and get a PharmD degree to teach at a university level.

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