Friday, November 30, 2007

Nov 30

830: Yogurt w/ Wild Berry Fruit Spread; Mexican Brown Rice w/ Black Beans & Tomatoes (v)
145: Fruit samples; 3.5-serving bag of Cheddar Soy Crispettes; 1/2 Bottle of Acai, Acerola, Agave, Pomegranate, and Blueberry Antioxidant Juice by Sambazoon - 1200% dv Vitamin C in a single small bottle
700: Mexican Rice w/ Black Beans & Tomatoes; Bok Choy & Tofu; Mushrooms; Skim Milk; 2 Hazlenut Molasses Cookies... a nice spread
130: 2 Bean Chili w/ tomatoes, carrots, onions; Skim Milk; 2 x WW Cornbread

6-mile Wholefoods/Marshall's Run - chilly in shorts and a long sleeve tee... ha, just checked it says "feels like" 34 degrees outside. That explains it.

It's a Wonderful Life - my first time seeing it! With PEFers. Awesome movie.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Nov 29

830: Mushrooms; Tofu, Peas, and Tomatoes; Puffins Corn Cereal; Skim Milk (v)
1230: Apple; 2 x Protein Bread w/ Hummus; Peanut Butter
430: Yogurt w/ 100% Fruit Spread
700: Bok Choy w/ Tofu; 2 x WW Cornbread; 2 Bean Chili
800: WW Cornbread; 2 Bean Chili
830: WW Cornbread
1230: 1/2 cup Skim Milk; 1/2 Cup Chocolate & Vanilla Soy Milk; Bok Choy w/ Tofu

Cooking "A Tribute to New Mexico": WW Cornbread and 2 Bean Chili - my proudest moment so far.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Nov 28

800: Puffins Cereal; Skim Milk; Hummus; Mexican Brown Rice w/ Black Beans & Tomato & Herbs (v)
1130: Apple
1245: Soy Milk; Heap of Hummus on Protein Bread; bit of peanut butter (g)
345: Vegan Colossal Chocolate Chip Cookie from Alternative Baking Co.
700: Asparagus in Tahini; Balsamic Mushrooms; Tofu, Peas, and Tomatoes
930: Orange Spice Herbal Tea; Plain Yogurt w/ Wild Berry Fruit Spread; Protein Bread w/ Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chips
115: Tofu, Tomato, and Peas; Mexican Brown Rice w/ Black Beans; Puffins Cereal

Ulty Track Practice: 6 x 400 (sprint the straight ways, jog the curves), with activity pulled from a hat in between (8 counts, grapevine/highknee/buttkicks, abs, arms, etc.)

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Nov 27-p

815: 3 Egg White Omlette w/ Asparagus (:)), Marjoram, and Curry - my own delicious creation
930: 67% Expresso Dark Chocolate... kind of sick of food at this point, in need of sleep
1200: 1/4 Giant Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Walnut Cookie from Alternative Baking Co
145: Protein Bread w/ Wild Berry Fruit Spread; 1/2 Giant Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Walnut Cookie from Alternative Baking Co
730: Salmon!!!!!!!!; Wheatberry & Cucumber Salad; Chickpea Salad; Artichoke Hearts, Cherry Tomatoes, Steamed Broccoli, Carrots, Cucumbers; Skim Milk; Red Pepper Hummus
800: 1/4 Giant Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Walnut Cookie
1130: Mexican Brown Rice w/ Black Beans, Tomato, and Seasoning - Frank's the best at rice and risottos; Skim Milk (v)

Lecture by John Bogle, Founder & CEO of Vanguard. Good investment sense.
Dinner at Colonial w/ KJ. Colonial rocks. KJ rocks.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Nov 26

845: Instant Oatmeal; Peanut Butter (g)
1230: Turkey Lettuce Wrap w/ Tomato and Red Onion; Mixed Greens w/ Hummus, Fine Herb Dressing, and Broccoli; Chocolate Frozen Yogurt, sweetened w/ Nutrisweet; Tea; White Beans w/ Tomatoes, Onions, Celery, Carrots, and Parsnips; Skim Milk
215: some 67% Expresso Dark Chocolate by Green & Black's
445: Peanut Butter (vc)
700: WW Spaghetti w/ Tomato, Peas, and Onion Sauce; Protein Bread w/ Peanut Butter, Wheat Germ, and Semisweet Chocolate Chips
930: Skim Milk; several servings of Tomato, Romao, and Olive Oil Soy Crisps
1245: Protein Bread w/ Peanut Butter, Wheat Germ, and Semisweet Chocolate Chips; Apple
130: Rest of the big bag of Soy Crisps; some 67% Expresso Dark Chocolate

booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo pset.

Hey me, guess what?
This poorly taught class is not worth wrecking fitness over.
Good point. Let's just plow through this thing and get back to the fun.
Alright. Let's do it.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

RECIPE: Irish Oat Cake

Original Recipe by Cara. Vegan Awesomeness that I have to share.
No picture, b/c I haven't made it myself yet, but Cara's was good.

2 c oats
2 c flour
2 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tbsp baking soda
1 c hazlenuts
1/2 package dried cranberries
1 1/2 c water
1 buttery stick

350 degrees, 45 min

Nov 25

900: Apple insides (skin was waaaay sour)
1215: Animal Crackers
115: Zen Palate's Rose Petals (home-made soy crepes with wolfberry seeds & garden vegetables [cabbage, mushrooms, snow peas, & carrots] in a sweet rice ginger sauce) with a bit of Brown & Red Rice; Sweet Yam Fries
515: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Nasty Oatmeal Cookie... haha, I used no sugar- just some apple sauce, and yeah, nasty is the right word. It's not so bad when I just eat the parts right around chocolate chips, so that's what I do
545: Taro Spring Rolls, minus the rolls (just the cabbage and shredded veggie filing)
700: Moroccan Tofu Bastilla (turmeric, ginger, peas [not traditionally in it], onions, carrots, hazlenuts); Protein Bread w/ 100% Fruit Spread; Soy Milk; Cranberry Oatmeal Cookie with whole eggs... nooooooo! I found out after I ate it.
815: Sweet Yam Fries - fridge-cold and still superb (g)
930: Zen Palate's Rose Petals with Brown & Red Rice
1000: 70% Dark Chocolate by Green & Black's
1215: Enough to properly absorb all the goodness of (v)

Lunch at Zen Palate and a visit to Thousand Villages non-profit exotic craft store w/ NS.

Right now, my room is very colorful. There are strings of lights, Christmas and regular. Colors are so wonderful, and they make you happy. It's hard to be sad or apathetic where things are colorful. When I worked at the ink company both summers, I remember thinking how fortunate I was that the inks we made were colorful and not just black and white. It would be such a terrible job to only get to see and test black and white... oh, haha, I guess people don't make white inks that often... ink all day. Even if the job is boring, you at least get to see lots of colors where I worked. One of the highlights of my job the first summer was the two times that we dumped out old inks (environmentally bad practice - they no longer do it) in the sink. I'd alternate between cyan, yellow, magenta, and black. I'd release them in little splurts, in varying patterns. The colors would mix in interesting ways, and it looked like such awesome flowers or whatever else they turned out to be like. That's my thought for today. I had just noticed the prettiness of the lights while I was doing my readings (which are great and well-timed by God - it covers issues of when it's right to lie [I had been working out in my mind my thoughts on when it's right to kill recently], but it's also touching upon friendship), but a discussion of those readings will be saved for another day.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Nov 24

1115: Turkey Sandwich on Organic Multigrain Honey Bread w/ Tomato, ff Cream Cheese, and Fine Herb Dressing; Spinach Salad w/ Mushrooms, Radish, Broccoli, and Fine Herb Dressing; 1/2 Grapefruit; Oreo Outsides... Wilcox ppl brought out Lox some time after I had already gotten food, and I only noticed it on my way out. How sad.
115: 2 Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies (g)
545: Eggplant, Tahini, Greens, and Edamame; Plain Yogurt w/ Wild Berry Fruit Spread; Protein Bread w/ Buttery Sticks (v)
715: 2 Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
930: Apple; WW Pita w/ Hummus
1000: 2 Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies (g)
1230: Trail Mix Chocolate Chip Balance Bare Bar

1 hr abs, except it didn't feel like 1 hr, and I don't feel the workout at all. Sometimes, if you don't focus, you don't work the muscles like you should and just go through the motions. I was watching Alias while I did it, so maybe that's the case. I got through more reps, too. Hmm...

Alias S4 e1 w/ JL.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Nov 23-p

915: 1 cup Honey Bunches of Oats w/ Almonds
1200: Eggplant, Edamame, Tahini, and Greens; FF Yogurt w/ Wild Berry Fruit Spread; Irish Soda Bread w/ Hazlenuts & Cranberries; 2 x Protein Bread w/ Semisweet Chocolate Chips & Peanut Butter
430: Wheat Meat; 1/2 Sweet Potato; Eggplant, Edamame, Tahini, and Greens
700: Sausage & Lentil Soup; Skim Milk; Garden Salad w/ Tomatoes & Carrots w/ Lite Dressing
800: Vegan Pumpkin Pie!
945: WW Dessert Pita w/ Semisweet Chocolate Chips & Peanut Butter; Green & Black's 70% Dark Chocolate; extra peanut butter (v)
230: FF Yogurt w/ Wild Berry Fruit Spread; Brown Rice & Red Beans w/ Eggplant, Edamame, Tahini, and Greens
345: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie (v)

Why do I pair my vitamins with fat?
"Failure to include these [healthy] fats in a meal will result in many of the nutrients consumed during the meal not being absorbed by the body. That's because many nutrients are fat-soluble nutrients. Beta carotene, Vitamin D, and Vitamin E are three such nutrients that require fat in order to be absorbed and used by the human body, but there are many other nutrients that also need fats for human metabolism. It doesn't take much fat, by the way, to aid the absorption of these important vitamins and nutrients. Eating just 5 or 10 nuts, or one-fourth of an avocado, provides plenty of dietary fat for transporting these nutrients and aiding their absorption."

Walmart Run> splits: 14:47 to pebble tree, 4:33 to dirt hill, 4:49 to bridge, 5:26 to second high/low road choice, 3:04 to walmart bridge, 13:26 back to bridge, 4:46 to dirt hill, 4:50 to pebble tree, 4:43 to toepath end, 10:51 to 2d.

Running and shopping spree> bike lock to replace my often malfunctioning one (takes 5 min to unlock it sometimes - ridiculous) and 4 gifts down.
PEF Dinner at the Boyce's.
Cereal Box Xmas Tree to Decorate Room (2 cereal boxes, green paper from segments of a consulting company recruiting pamphlet, aluminum foil from Irish Oat Cake, red dots from a business card, pink icicles from airport transfer luggage tag, bark from brown paper bag, tree skirt from frist balloon that finally lost its ability to float).
Made Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies... at 315am. Went to bed at around 5:45.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Nov 22

1030: Banana; 3 cups Honey Bunches of Oats w/ Almonds
1130: Red Grapes
130: 1 cup Honey Bunches of Oats; Chinese Mushroom & Bean Snack; Chinese Dried Plums
330: 1 cup Honey Bunches of Oats; Chinese Mushroom & Bean Snack; 2 Clementines
515: Yams; Fried Shrimp; Cantelope & Pineapple; Tofu, Mushroom, Carrot, and Bamboo; Spicy Sprouts; Stir Fried Green Beans
900: Tofu, Mushroom, Carrot, and Bamboo; bit of Yams; Fried Shrimp; Red Grapes

Walk around gorgeous PA valley complete w/ barn and hills with mountains and fall trees in the background w/ PX.
Earned 5000 grains of rice for hungry people w/ Free Rice vocab quiz.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Nov 21

1030: FF Yogurt w/ Wild Berry Fruit Spread; Eggplant, Edamame, Tahini, Greens; Red Beans & Brown Rice
115: 9g protein bag of Glenn's BBQ Soy Crisps w/ calcium & folic acid; samples of snacks & fruit at Wholefoods
315: Apple
600: White Rice; Wintermelon Soup; 2 Egg Whites; Stir-Fried Whole Egg & Tomato; Pork & Mushrooms; Bok Choy
1015: 2 Clementines

51 min run to Wholefoods> calculated splits w/ my Flix watch... 10 min to Toepath, 4:26 to gravel area's tree, 4:22 to top of dirt minihill, 4:32 to bridge, filled by bookbag w/ new jacket & hat & chocolate, 8:06 from Wholefoods to bridge, 4:21 to top of dirt minihill, 4:34 to gravel area's tree, 10:40 back home. Those were consistent landmarks, those 4:30ish legs.
It was so warm - if you had taken me from a random point in a year and stuck me in today, I would've guessed that I was in spring, if not summer! Shorts and T-shirt and still hot!

Bought red & white ski jacket - light but waterproof and warm.
Adidas grey & red beanie.
To Philly w/ PX.

FAITH: Still

(Picture from HS Senior Retreat at Camp Saint Christopher... I don't know why there are only 2 crosses - maybe it's supposed to be symbolic or something.)

This song kept me afloat the other day.

(Words and Music by Reuben Morgan)

Hide me now
Under your wings
Cover me
within your mighty hand

When the oceans rise and thunders roar
I will soar with you above the storm
Father you are king over the flood
I will be still and know you are God

Find rest my soul
In Christ alone
Know his power
In quietness and trust

When the oceans rise and thunders roar
I will soar with you above the storm
Father you are king over the flood
I will be still and know you are God

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Nov 20

1030: WW Pita w/ Peanut Butter & Semisweet Chocolate Chips (g)
1130: Red Beans & Rice w/ Cayenne & Chili; FF Yogurt w/ Wild Berry Fruit Spread
315: Apple
500: FF Yogurt w/ Wild Berry Fruit Spread; WW Pita w/ Creamy Hummus; Green Tea
915: American "Chinese Food" Stir-Fry Broccoli & Tofu; Eggplant, Greens, Tahini, and Edamame; Indian Chickpea Stew
1215: Protein Bread w/ Buttery Sticks; FF Yogurt w/ Wild Berry Fruit Spread
130: WW Pita w/ Peanut Butter & Semisweet Chocolate Chips
230: Peanut Butter (v)

Coloring & Covert Mission w/ KJ on MH's door.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Nov 19

915: Walnuts (v)
1130: FF Yogurt w/ Wild Berry Fruit Spread; Tofu, Carrots, and Edamame; Eggplant, Edamame, and Greens
100: WW Dessert Pita w/ Semisweet Chocolate Chips & Peanut Butter
530: Vegan Burger Pattie; Mixed Greens w/ Mushrooms, Broccoli, Balsamic Vinaigrette; Skim Milk; Cauliflower & Snap Peas; French Vanilla Fro-Yo; bit of Honey Organic Bread (g)
715: Brown Rice & Black Beans; Carrot Bisque; WW Dessert Pita w/ Semisweet Chocolate Chips & Peanut Butter
900: 3.5 Servings of Cheddar Soy Crisps
1100: Apple
115: Eggplant, Greens, Tahini, Edamame; FF Yogurt w/ Wild Berry Fruit Spread; Creamy Hummus

Lots of Alias. Back at it again.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Nov 18

900: FF Yogurt w/ Wild Berry Fruit Spread
1145: Animal Crackers
130: Smoked Salmon; Spinach, Broccoli, and Carrot Salad w/ Fine Herb Dressing; 1/2 Grapefruit; Oatmeal; Strawberries (g)
530: Apple
730: Eggplant, Edamame, & Greens w/ Tahini; Tofu, Carrots, & Edamame; Brown Rice; FF Yogurt w/ Wild Berry Fruit Spread
830: WW Dessert Pita w/ Semisweet Chocolate Chips & Peanut Butter ...mmm
1000: Tofu, Carrots, and Edamame; Daal w/ Green Tomatoes, Rice, Lentils; Puffins Corn Cereal

A nice 2-hr nap w/ KJ after church and brunch. Perhaps 6-7 hrs isn't enough, b/c I was soo tired.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Nov 17

645: WW Dessert Pita w/ Almond Butter & Semisweet Chocolate Chips
845: FF Yogurt w/ Wild Berry Fruit Spread
1130: Red Beans & Brown Rice; Spicy Sauteed Eggplant
130: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Clif Bar
730: Daal; Sauteed Broccoli Rabe & Tofu; Baked Green Tomato, bit of eggplant, tofu; Big Chocolate Brownie/Cake (g)
1130: Heap of Hummus; FF Yogurt w/ Wild Berry Fruit Spread (v)
1145: Big Chocolate Brownie/Cake (g)

Ultimate Initiations. Highlight: DC's ptero noises (like a donkey).
Through w/ 3rd disc of Alias S3. I think I've had enough for a while.
Captives of Ashland w/ AM, performances by KT, NF, JDW, TT, RL.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Nov 16-p

1215: Black Bean Chili w/ bit of corn, onions, and carrots; Eggplant, Leafy Greens, Tahini, Mustard Seeds; Brown Rice; FF Yogurt w/ Wild Berry Fruit Spread; WW Pita w/ Semisweet Chocolate Chips & Almond Butter (g)
400: Hummus; FF Yogurt w/ Wild Berry Fruit Spread (v)
715: Red Beans & Brown Rice; Fried Green Tomatoes; Squash w/ Onions; 85% Dark Chocolate
1115: Walnuts
145: Eggplant, Leafy Greens, Tahini, Mustard Seeds; Black Beans w/ bit of carrot (g)

Lots more Alias.
Pursuit of Happiness w/ JL.
Hearing a/b AG's awesome fall break experience.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Nov 15

1015: FF Yogurt w/ Wild Berry Fruit Spread; Walnuts
1230: Black Bean Chili w/ Corn & Onions; Eggplant and Leafy Greens w/ Mustard Seeds & Tahini; 2 x Protein Bread w/ Almond Butter & 100% Fruit Spread
545: and Leafy Greens w/ Mustard Seeds & Tahini; bit of yogurt
700: Roasted Acorn Squash w/ Onions, Garlic, Nutmeg, Coriander; BBQ Tofu; Spicy Eggplant
1200: Toasted WW "Dessert Pita" w/ Semisweet Chocolate Chips & Almond Butter; FF Yogurt w/ Wild Berry Fruit Spread; Protein Bread w/ Wild Berry Fruit Spread & Almond Butter; 85% Dark Chocolate

Lots of Alias.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Nov 14

845: WW Double Chocolate Chip Cookies (v)
1245: Mixed Greens w/ Carrot Sticks, Steamed Broccoli, Cucumber, Black Olives, bit of Hummus, Red Onion, sprinkled cheese, Sunflower Seeds, Mushrooms, Fine Herb Vinaigrette; Turkey Lettuce Wrap w/ Tomatoes; Tea; og Honey Multigrain Bread
230: Peanut Butter
445: Cinnamon Apple Tea
515: Rebound Cereal
700: Garlic Eggplant; Carroty Brown Rice; Nearly Raw Sugar and Oil Chocolate Cake; Plain Yogurt
930: 85% Dark Chocolate
1215: Black Bean Chili w/ Corn; Eggplant, Leafy Greens w/ Mustard Seeds and Tahini; Puffins Cereal (g)

40 min abs

5-6 episodes Alias

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Nov 13

945: Tofu, Edamame, Ginger, and Green Onion; 1% Plain Yogurt w/ Wild Berry Fruit Spread
115: Black Beans, Onions, Carrots; Heap of Hummus; Protein Bread w/ Peanut Butter & Wild Berry Fruit Spread; Red Banana w/ Peanut Butter (g)
700: Black Bean Chili w/ Carrots & Onions; Eggplant & Green Veggie w/ Tahini, Mustard, and Onions; Brown Rice
930: FF Yogurt w/ Wild Berry Fruit Spread
1130: WW Double Chocolate Chip Cookies (v)
1200: WW Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
245: 2 x Protein Bread w/ Almond Butter & Wild Berry Fruit Spread (g)

Monday, November 12, 2007

Nov 12

845: Edamame, Tofu, Ginger, Green Onions, and Onions; 1% Yogurt w/ Wild Berry Fruit Spread; Banana Pudding Chocolate Cake
1145: Tomato, Romano, and Olive Oil Soy Crisps
100: Peanut Butter (v)
130: Tomato, Romano, and Olive Oil Soy Crisps
445: 1% Yogurt w/ Wild Berry Fruit Spread
600: Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries
730: Black Bean Chilli w/ Corn, Onions; Spicy Rutabega & Carrot Sautee... great stuff
900: Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries
1000: 2 x Protein Bread w/ Wild Berry Fruit Spread; Tomato, Romano, and Olive Oil Soy Crisps; 85% Dark Chocolate

3 I-Banking Info Sessions: UBS, Merril Lynch, Morgan Stanley

7 hrs of sleep last night, plus 2hr nap. I'm trying to get better sleeping habits. With the exception of about 6 hrs over two nights, I've been getting 6-7/night for the past week. Time for bed, so I'll get up early in the morning and hopefully churn out an essay (only a 3-pager).

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Nov 11

1130: Tofu, Edamame, Ginger, and Green Onion; Skim Milk
1230: Endangered Species 70% Dark Chocolate w/ Hazlenut Toffee; 2 x Protein Bread w/ Almond Butter & Wild Berry Fruit Spread (g)
245: Apple; Walnuts; Peanut Butter
615: Peanut Butter
715: Skim Milk; Swiss Chard or some other kind of greens; Black Bean, Carrot, and Onion Soup; Fried Green Tomatoes from the 1st Annual Forbes Organic Garden; Big Banana Pudding Chocolate Brownie
1145: 2 x Protein Bread w/ Almond Butter & Wild Berry Fruit Spread (v)
1230: Almonds (g)

4 episodes of Alias S2
Top-to-Bottom Cleaning the Room... a little extra time on my hands, a fresh start after midterms
Praise Night

Saturday, November 10, 2007

GEAR GUIDE: Fleece Jacket

Perfect for climate-controlled performance, the Burton Indy 500 Fleece has many features designed to keep your body at a steady and comfortable temperature.

- The collar part comes up to keep your neck warm. The neck and head are the biggest heat-losers (that's why if you're overheated in the summer, the best thing to do is put a wet towel around your neck - it's b/c much of your blood's passing through that small area, so you can access it easily), so this is really helpful. It's also a nice guard against chafing by my black bookbag, which I wear while I run. It's often packed full of stuff that I'll have to carry for 3.25ish miles, bounding around, making me have two lines rubbed raw on either side of my neck by the time I get home. That's a problem in the summer, so I have to hold down the straps at the bottom of my bookbag while I run. In the winter, though, I'm protected by Burton Fleece.

- The cuffs have zippers, which is great for mannual temperature regulation. It helps a lot to vent out excess heat when I'm running in cold weather. The regular front zipper's great for that also.

- The fleece itself is warm. It's thick but doesn't leave you too hot - just nice no matter how cold it is.

Nov 10

715: Half a Block of Tofu, Brown Rice, and Tomatoes w/ Curry Powder, Garam Masala, and Cayenne; 1% Yogurt w/ Wild Berry Fruit Spread (g)
1200: Red Grapes & Watermelon; Black Bean Soup; Mixed Greens w/ Carrots, Broccoli, and Onions; Oatmeal w/ Cinnamon; Tea; Chocolove 73% Dark
600: Apple; 2 x Protein Bread w/ Almond Butter & Wild Berry Fruit Spread
745: WW Pita w/ Almond Butter & Wild Berry Fruit Spread
1100: Tofu, Onions, Ginger, and Edamame; Skim Milk; 3 x Carrot Spice Muffins w/ Almond Butter (g)

Sleep does wonderful things to horomones that affect appetite.

Rutgers Tournament... sprained ankle again. That's the end of running for a while. Such a supportive team, offered clothes, hugs, jokes, blankets, rehab tips, encouragement, hand-warmers, food, errands, ride home.

Worldview Conference Intermission Sing
Lunch w/ TT

Friday, November 9, 2007

Nov 9

1030: Brown Rice and Tofu in Tomato Sauce w/ Onions; Almond Bread topped w/ Wild Berry Fruit Spread (g)
245: Skim Milk; Peanut Butter; 2 x Sprouted Grain & Legume Bread w/ Almond Butter & Fruit Spread (v)
715: Daal; Kidney Beans w/ Tomato Sauce; Soy Milk; 73% Chocolove Dark OG Chocolate
1215: 2 x Carrot Spice Muffins w/ Almonds & Peanut Butter (g)

2-mile Time Trial w/ SS: 13:39> Quarter Splits: 1:34, 1:42, 1:42, 1:43, 1:43, 1:44, 1:45, 1:40... consistent in the middle.
After the run, on the way to the Mailing Party, I started singing Holy, Holy, Holy really loudly and noticed a guy behind me turning into the stadium from around the corner. Slightly embarassing, but I couldn't stop singing then. We both moved towards up campus. I started running as a cool-down. I stepped over two ropes while running on the grass. Then, when I reached the place where the grass turns into pavement by Fine, I jumped over a relatively low chain, but I didn't clear it. It pulled my left shin back hard, and I went head-first down towards the asphalt. My arms broke the fall just enough so that only my lower lip barely touched the ground. My quads both got hit somehow by the chain, too. There are small bruises there, but the big bruise is on my left shin. And the guy saw it all.

Worldview Conference Arch Sing

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Nov 8

430: Tortilla Chips w/ Chile con Queso; 2 x Protein Bread w/ Almond Butter & Wild Berry Fruit Spread; 2 x Tofu, Almond, Onion Burger... not as good straight out of the fridge (v)
900: Skim Milk; WW Pita w/ Almond Butter, Wheat Germ, and 100% Fruit Spread (g)
1115: Apple; Tortilla Chips w/ Chile con Queso
1230: Chocolove 73% Organic Dark Chocolate
700: Black Beans w/ Corn, Tomatoes, Onions; 2 x Carrot Spice Muffins; Skim Milk
830: Persimmon
1130: Pumpkin; 1% Yogurt w/ Wild Berry Fruit Spread (g)

Dinner w/ AM & JL

Midterms for ORF311 and ORF405

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Nov 7

800: Squash w/ Lentils; Green Tea
1200: Tofu & Brown Rice in Tomato Sauce w/ mushrooms & onions; Mini Tortilla Chips w/ Chile con Queso; Skim Milk; Persimmon
415: 2 x Protein Bread w/ Almond Butter & 100% Fruit Spread; 70% Dark Chocolate w/ Hazlenut Toffee (v)
700: 1% Plain Yogurt w/ Wild Berry Fruit Spread; Mushrooms w/ Onions; 3 x Tofu, Walnut, Miso, Onion, other good stuff Burgers by BH... amazingly good; Rice w/ Almonds, Onions, seeds, herbs (g)
1000: Mushrooms w/ Onions; Pumpkin w/ Lentils, corn, rutabaga, carrots; Mini Tortilla Chips w/ Chile con Queso
1015: 70% Dark Chocolate w/ Lemon Flavor

Wednesday night cooks, truly an all-star team.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Nov 6

930: Pumpkin w/ Lentils, Corn, Peas, Carrots, Rutabaga; Kidney Beans; 1% Plain Yogurt
1230: Tofu & Brown Rice drenched in Crushed Tomatoes w/ Basil & lots of Cayenne Pepper
130: Optimum Rebound Cereal w/ flax seeds, almonds, bananas, soy nuts, raisins, green tea, peanuts, sunflower seeds, whole grains... a whole host of power foods (g)
445: Skim Milk
700: Wild Mushroom Risotto w/ White Wine & Fresh Herbs... by Frank... incredible; Kidney Beans w/ Tomato Sauce with Onions & Mushrooms; Soy Milk; Potato Leek Soup... great for a cold day
830: Vivani 70% Dark Chocolate w/ Lemon Flavor
1130: 2 x Protein Bread w/ Almond Butter & Wild Berry Fruit Spread (v)
1230: Peanut Butter (g)
230: Tortilla Chips w/ Chile Con Queso Sauce; Squash w/ Lentils

Monday, November 5, 2007

Nov 5-p

Endangered Species Dark Chocolate - delicious, variety of creative flavors, animal bio on the wrapper, 10% of proceeds to help endangered species

800: Shepherd's Stuffed Squash (w/ Rutabega, Lentils, Carrots, Corn, Peas)... perhaps one of my favorite foods now b/c it's amazing; Spicy Brown Rice w/ Tomato Paste & Lentils (g)
115: Stuffed Pumpkin (w/ Lentils, Rutabega, Carrots, Corn, Peas); 1% Plain Yogurt; 70% Dark Chocolate w/ Almonds and Cranberries
300: Protein Bread w/ Buttery Sticks; Hummus (v)
700: Skim Milk; Carrot Coins; Cod; Mixed Greens & Spinach Leaves w/ Black Olives, Sunflower Seeds, Cherry Tomatoes, Beets, Fine Herb Dressing, Cucumber, Craisins; Tea
730: Peanut Butter
945: Marinated Tofu & Rutabega (g)
1015: bit of 85% Dark Chocolate

Morale is low.

Ulty> practice starts at 4, sunset at 455... so we had conditioning for 40 min in the dark. Fun obstacle course: accel from prone position, zig zag touch, 2-footed hops, one legged hop, swtich, piggy back ride to the finish.

Good discussion w/ KJ on Heb 4.
Loving Daily Prayer.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

FAITH: Sin & Forgiveness

Sin is sometimes hard to understand. What is it? It’s a transgression against whom? The topic can seem very abstract. This past week, though, sin and its effects became very real and penetrating, and I came to learn more about the latter question.

It’s probably safe to say that I don’t sin against people in a way that hurts them too often. This is in no way a source of pride. First, I know my own heart, and though I may not say things or do things that harm others, I too often sin against others in my thoughts and vainglorious judgments. Second, I don’t talk much, so there isn’t much opportunity for me to say things that are sinful. Also, I tend to be kind of conservative in my actions, and I’ll think things through, often too much, before doing them. Third, I sometimes hurt others through lack of action, like when I avoid some social situations because of fear or whatever, which might get misinterpreted as coldness or me not liking someone or having something against someone, or when I don’t stand up for people when others are gossiping or whatever else about them.

But yeah, I don’t usually do it, but this week, I sinned against someone for sure, and it was painful, for this person when I said something hurtful, and for me being convicted of my sin and the ensuing remorse, but I at least am learning much from it.

I never really understood how sin against others was so tied with sin against God. It was puzzling to me when King David said “Against You, You only, have I sinned…” in Psalm 51 when he had committed adultery with a woman, whose husband he murdered soon after. Seems like a sin-against-person thing, yet his poetic hyperbole was put there to highlight the significance of the sin against God. But in this week’s incident, it became clearer how sin against man and sin against God were connected. My comment was the anvil that broke the camel’s back during an occasion that was supposed to be about glorifying God and bonding in spirit with my brothers and sisters. But in one swoop, my smug and inappropriate comment hurt this person publicly. And on the God side of it, it made a mockery of all that the occasion was supposed to be and a violation of God’s most important commandment – to love God and to love others.

When I went to this person to apologize after realizing the hurt my words had caused, this person was in pain. This person meant so much to me, and I had long felt that I’d rather die than to ever have any part in causing this person pain, but I had betrayed this person. So I went into the room not long after the incident, and I wasn’t sure what to expect. Nothing like this had ever happened between us before. So I apologized, and there was a long silence. I wasn’t sure what to do. Maybe the apology just wasn’t enough. It was just words, sincere for sure, but still, they were just words, like the comment was just words. Should I show my sincerity by getting on my knees as an act of contrition? Should I go back out and offer to leave the person alone for a while? I would have fully deserved being cast out after that betrayal. (I’m being sort of vague about details and am consciously trying to maintain confidentiality while being able to share these insights. Also, if the diction I chose seems like a tempest-in-a-teapot, I want you to know that I really do consider these events to be as weighty as I make them out to be.)

But the person responded with grace and forgiveness and openness about how the words hurt. Last year, I grappled with what it meant to forgive others, whose actions from the past (both recent and far off) still caused me pain and anger (= desire for vengeance). One definition of forgiveness (another term that’s hard to understand) that I found useful was “being willing to bear the pain caused by the sins of others without holding grudges or willing that the offender be punished for her actions”… or something like that. But now, being at the receiving end of forgiveness, I understand this concept more clearly. There was much pain – from humiliation and betrayal. But it was borne so that the friendship could be restored. Thank goodness. I don’t think I could have slept that night if I had been asked to leave the room or if things were not right between us. But there was grace. We ended up talking for a long time and leaving the room closer than we were before.

We talked about sin against man being an indicator of the greater sin against God, so it’s only fitting that I describe how forgiveness from man is a reflection of forgiveness from God. Jesus bore the pain and punishment for all of our sins on the cross. All we need to do is recognize our sin, confess it, repent of it, and receive the forgiveness that God, the one we sinned against, can give. Why does he do it? He is a loving and merciful God who wishes that none would perish.

Psalm 51:1-17

For the director of music. A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba.

1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.
4 Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you are proved right when you speak and justified when you judge.
5 Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
6 Surely you desire truth in the inner parts; you teach me wisdom in the inmost place.
7 Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
8 Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
9 Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity.
10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will turn back to you.
14 Save me from bloodguilt, O God,the God who saves me, and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.
15 O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise.
16 You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

Nov 4

900: Carrots & Red Beans in Tomato Sauce (strange combo); bit of Protein Bread
1130: Optimum Rebound Cereal (v)
200: Peas, Tofu, Zuchinni, Edamame, and Ginger; 1% Plain Yogurt (g)
430: Green Tea... help me not feel sick anymore! (Probably just the body's reaction to suddenly cold weather after it got so used to MI warmth)
700: Squash & Pumpkin stuffed w/ Lentils, Corn, Peas, and Carrots; 2 Oatmeal Cookies
1000: Some Spicy Brown Rice; Peas, Tofu, Zuchinni, Edamame, and Ginger; Squash stuffed w/ Lentils, Corn, Peas, and Carrots (g)

LR> 50ish min, to Wholefoods, where I got just under 19 oz of Chocolate. On the way there, I was running by some apartments with some people talking outside, and a dog comes and bites the arm of my jacket, which I had thankfully taken off and kept draped over the bottom of the armstraps where the straps connect to the bag bottom. It pulled the jacket out of there before the owners stopped the dog. In those moments when the dog was barking and chasing after me, I kept thinking, "is this going to be my last run for a while? Is this the time my leg will get mangled?" It was scary.

FAITH: Immortality

It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest and most uninteresting person you talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare. All day long we are, in some degree, helping each other to one or other of these destinations. It is in the light of these overwhelming possibilities, it is with the awe and the circumspection proper to them, that we should conduct all our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics. There are no 'ordinary' people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilisations -- these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whome we joke with, work with, marry, snub and exploit -- immortal horrors or everlasting splendours. This does not mean that we are to be perpetually solemn. We must play. But our merriment must be of that kind (and it is, in fact, the merriest kind) which exists between people who have, from the outset, taken each other seriously -- no flippancy, no superiority, no presumption. And our charity must be a real and costly love, with deep feeling for the sins in spite of which we love the sinner -- no mere tolerance or indulgence which parodies love as flippancy parodies merriment.

--C. S. Lewis, From The Weight of Glory.

One thought that really struck me during a Bible Study at the Katrina volunteer center was that people are immortal. I can't say it any better than Lewis. I'll only add some thoughts from Rick Warren. When a person's dying, they don't want or find comfort in being surrounded by their old trophies. Those are just thihngs, things that rust and break and are so easily erased from memory by time. In their dying moments, people want to be surrounded by the people they care about. People are what matter. I should be more concerned about investing time in people. These choices and relationships have eternal implications and deserve the effort and time that are due.

Nov 3-p

645: Peanut Butter; 2 x Special K MiniBox; Black Cherry Tea
1245: Turkey Sandwich w/ Tomatoes & Iceberg Lettuce; Nacho Cheeser Doritos (g)
430: Nature's Path Rebound Cereal
515: Mini Pretzels
800: Nature's Path Rebound Cereal
1200: Spicy Brown Rice w/ some sort of Legume; Tofu, Peas, Zuchinni, and Edamame; 1% Yogurt; Hummus (g)
115: 72% & 85% Dark Chocolate

Back home, and it's good to have real food again.

Gulf Coast Sunrise w/ BM, JL, DL, MH, Wisconsin, KB, AMc> DL reading Psalm 24 (it happened to be where he was on with his reading)- incredible relevance as we looked out at the water. BM swimming out into the sunrise on a whim. Dolphins playing in the water. Like KB said, it's especially after moments like that when you know for sure God exists, as evidenced by the majesty of his creation, a reflection of his glory.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Nov 2

800: 2 x Peanut Butter on WW Toast; 1/2 Grapefruit; 72% Dark Chocolate (3i)
100: Salty Tomato Basil Soup; Cheetos; Honey Wheat Braided Twists (2i)
715: Spinach, Celery, Onions, Tomatoes, Carrots, Cucumber, FF Ranch Dressing; Cottage Cheese
1000: Peanut Butter on WW Bread; 72% Dark Chocolate; Marshmallows toasted on campfire

Drywalling Windows.
Campfire, talking about missions.

Nov 1

800: 2 x Special K w/ Skim Milk; some Peanut Butter; some 72% Dark Chocolate (3i)
1245: 2 x Toast w/ Peanut Butter, Cinnamon, and Honey; Tangerine; Broccoli w/ Nuts, Seeds, and Raisins (2i)
700: Parsley Buttered Potatoes; Lots of Green Beans; Skim Milk; 3 scoops Vanilla & Chocolate Ice Cream (2i)
1200: Peanut Butter; Baked Doritos (v, g)
200: 2 x Peanut Butter on WW Bread

Drywalling Windows.
Thank You Poster for CLC Staff.