Sunday, January 27, 2008

Jan 27

FUEL:
130: Big Heap of Hummus; Skim Milk; 3-Egg White Omlette w/ Mushrooms & Curry Powder; Nature's Path 7-Grain Cheerios (v)
545: GenSoy White Cheddar Soy Heart Crackers (I'm afraid the maker of that product may be vegan, and may have never tried cheddar before, because that doesn't taste like any white cheddar product I've ever had)
715: Skim Milk; Granny Smith Apple; 2 x Protein Bread w/ Almond Butter & Wild Berry Fruit Spread
1115: Brown Rice w/ Soy Milk; 4 x Gingerbread Cookies - new recipe that's much less complex than the one I've been using, pretty good, no refined sugars; Steamed Cabbage w/ Bragg's Liquid Aminos (like soy sauce but w/o the bad stuff)
1230: 3 x Gingerbread Cookies

FIT:
Wholefoods Run> on the way there (4:30pm), the canal was 1/2 frozen, and half of the Canadian Geese were swimming, and the other half were walking on the ice, which would crack and make a wet-fart sound. One went on thin ice and fell through, but these guys float, so no matter. On the way back, it was dark, so I used the hand-crank led flashlight on the tow-path, which would have scared me had not the sounds of the items shifting in my backpack, my breath, and my steps kept my mind off of it.

FUN:
Pride and Prejudice, BBC, Vol II w/ MH.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Jan 26

FUEL:
1030: Hulled Barley, Wheatberries, and Black Sweet Rice in Soy Milk
1230: Skim Milk; Protein Bread w/ Heap of Garlic Hummus
115: Raw Almonds (v)
530: Brown Rice; Broccoli, Carrots, Mushrooms, and Onions in Peanut Sauce; Skim Milk
715: 2 x Sprouted Grain & Legume Bread w/ Wild Berry Fruit Spread & Almond Butter
945: Soy Milk; Heap of Hummus
1200: Broccoli, Carrots, Mushrooms, and Onions in Peanut Sauce; 2 x Sprouted Grain & Legume Bread w/ Vegan Chocolate Chips & Almond Butter

FUN:
Lunch w/ BM
Cooking Dinner & Watching BBC Pride & Prejudice w/ MH

Friday, January 25, 2008

Jan 25

FUEL:
900: 2 x Sprouted Grain & Legume Bread w/ Almond Butter & Wild Berry Fruit Spread (v)
1100: Seasoned Fries
145: Onions in Tomato Sauce; Skim Milk; Cabbage, Broccoli, bit of mushroom & snap pea Stir-Fry
315: Vegan WW Double Chocolate Chip Cookie w/ Almonds; Seasoned Fries
600: Cherries
730: Mixed Greens w/ Mushrooms, Artichoke Hearts, Broccoli, and Fine Herb Vinaigrette; Skim Milk; Frosted Mini Wheats; 2 Glasses of Tea
1045: Green Beans w/ Almonds & Onions (and nasty nutmeg); Black Beans; Soy Milk; Heap of Hummus
1200: 2 x Sprouted Grain & Legume Bread w/ Almond Butter & Wild Berry Fruit Spread; Cherries

FIT:
My first BM Pyramid, complete w/ non-stop jogs in btwn. 19 laps total (9 of which was the inter-jogs), plus warm-up/cool-down to/from stadium. Maybe it's that it's no longer hot, meaning more energy could go into running rather than body climate control, but suprisingly, it wasn't so bad... or maybe I wasn't pushing myself hard enough. This is the first time I didn't do it with anybody. It took 39ish minutes. It was 100 off/on x 4, 200 off/on x 3, 200 off / 400 on x 2, 200 off / 800 on x 1, and back down... something like that.

FUN:
KS leadership team meeting
Psych experiment - $24/1.25hr
Dinner & PEF w/ BM

RECIPE: Seasoned Fries


Ingredients:
1 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Oregano
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Thyme
1 tsp Paprika
1 tsp Cayenne
2 tbsp Olive Oil
6 little Sweet Potatoes or White Potatoes

1. Mix fry-sized potatoes with the oil
2. Mix the seasoning in
3. Spread as a single layer on a big pan and bake at 450 degrees for 20 min.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Jan 24

FUEL:
1230: 2 x Protein Bread w/ Almond Butter & Vegan Chocolate Chips (v)
530: Black Beans; Onions in Tomato Sauce; Skim Milk
715: Seasoned Fries that came out crunchy like potato chips; Cabbage & Broccoli Stir-Fry; Green Beans w/ Onions & Almonds
815: 2 x Vegan WW Double Chocolate Chip Cookies w/ Almonds
900: 2 x Vegan WW Double Chocolate Chip Cookies w/ Almonds
200: Skim Milk; Heap of Hummus; Seasoned Fries; Green Beans w/ Onions & Almonds (and nutmeg, a mistake... never use nutmeg) (v)
500: Hulled Barley, Black Swet Rice, and Wheatberries in Soy Milk

I woke up at noon and took two naps by the time I woke up from the second nap at 5pm.

FIT:
Ulty... rando drills, since there were 6 ppl

FUN:
Finished Veritas Conflict.
I wonder what the nutrition facts are for grass. I just ate a piece of Spud (on purpose).

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Jan 23

FUEL:
1015: Skim Milk; Onions in Tomato Sauce; Black Beans
100: 2 x Sprouted Grain & Legume Bread w/ Wild Berry Fruit Spread
300: Vegan WW Double Chocolate Chip Cookie w/ Almonds; Skim Milk (v)
400: 2 x Moon Gingerbread Cookies... except I made the mistake of thinking it would be okay to not add ginger to the dough, since we didn't have any ginger powder (though we had ginger root), and of adding only about 60% of the recommended suga, making the cookies taste very bread-like
600: 2 x Moon Gingerbread Cookies... barely sweet enough to pass for a dessert
700: Spinach & Chickpea Curry; Black Beans; Onions in Tomato Sauce; Indian Spicy Brown Rice w/ Carrots, Raisins, and Almonds... a delightful meal
730: 2 x Gingerbread Stars (one big, one small)
1100: Hulled Barley & Sweet Black Rice in Soymilk; Bean Stew w/ Corn & Onions; Onions in Tomato Sauce
1230: 2 x Vegan WW Double Chocolate Chip Cookie w/ Almonds

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Jan 22

FUEL:
845: Protein Bread w/ Buttery Sticks; Skim Milk; Vegetable Chili w/ Zuchinni, Tomato, Carrots
100: Apple; Whole Grain Goldfish
400: Bean Stew w/ Corn, Onions, and Mushrooms; Skim Milk
715: Onions in Tomato Sauce; Hulled Barley & Black Sweet Rice; Tofu, Peas, and Snap Peas; Vegan Whole Wheat Dark Chocolate Cookie w/ Almonds... I made it, and it's delicious.
930: 2 x Sprouted Grain & Legume Bread w/ Wild Berry Fruit Spread & Almond Butter (v)
1200: Vegan Whole Wheat Dark Chocolate Cookie w/ Almonds

FIT:
Wholefoods Run - IN HAIL!!! That's a first. (In shorts and a short-sleeve t-shirt, too.) With the canal half frozen.

FUN:
More Veritas Conflict.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Jan 21

FUEL:
945: Skim Milk; 2 x Sprouted Grain & Legume Bread w/ Honey and Peanut Butter (v)
115: Bean, Onion, Mushroom, and Corn stew; Puffins Corn Cereal
230: Whole Grain Goldfish
730: Organic Multigrain Honey Bread; Mixed Greens w/ Radish, Tomato, Balsamic Dressing, Tofu; Skim Milk; Whole Grain Goldfish; Tea
1100: Apple
1130: Raw Almonds
1215: Plain Yogurt w/ Wild Berry Fruit Spread; Vegetable Chili w/ Carrots & Tomatoes

FUN:
Fitness Team Meeting
KJ and I Papering our Examing Roomies
Started The Veritas Conflict by Shaunti Feldhahn

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Jan 20

1.5 hrs of sleep later...

FUEL:
930: Skim Milk
1130: Bit of Salmon; 1/2 of a 1/2 of a Grapefruit; Oreo Outsides; Tea... the salmon seemed not quite fresh, and I didn't have much of an appetite
345: Plain Yogurt w/ Wild Berry Fruit Spread
700: Seasoned Baked in lots of EVOO Potato Fries; Mushroom & Onion Bean Stew w/ many random spices, since it didn't taste like much for a while; Steamed Snap Peas
1100: Bean, Corn, Mushroom, and Onion Stew; Skim Milk; Seasoned Potato Wedges (v)
1230: Chunky Peanut Butter (the chunky part, mainly); Whole Grain Goldfish

FUN:
Northanger Abbey on PBS @ 28.5

fReE at LaSt!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Jan 19-p


FUEL:
1015: Protein Bread w/ Buttery Sticks; Skim Milk; Protein Bread w/ Peanut Butter & Wild Berry Fruit Spread (v)
215: Colossal Chocolate Chip Cooke from Alternative Baking Co.; Tofu w/ Peanut Sauce (v)
400: Chocolate Fruit (a black-colored type of persimmon that's supposed to taste chocolate-like and is often eaten with milk or used to make ice cream... maybe mine was still a little bit unripe [it's supposed to be inedible when unripe], b/c it was a little spicy/stingy to the tongue)
700: Cream of Broccoli Soup (coconut milk, bit of spinach); Tofu, Mushroom, Snap Pea Stir-Fry in Brown Rice; Skim Milk
900: Harvest Cheddar Sun Chips
1100: Skim Cafe Latte
115: Tangerine; Protein Bread w/ Crunchy Peanut Butter & Wild Berry Fruit Spread
315: Tofu & Broccoli w/ bit of Spinach in Peanut Sauce; rest of the coffee; bit of cranberry cake
600: Whole Grain Goldfish (v)

FAITH: Pressing On

I think we're going somewhere.
We're on to something good here.
Out of mind, out of state.
Trying to keep my head on straight.
I think we're going somewhere.
We're on to something good here.
There's only one thing left to do.
Drop all I have and go with you.

[Chorus:]
Somewhere back there I left my worries all behind.
My problems fell out of the back of my mind.
We're going and I'm never knowing (never knowing) where we're going.
To go back to where I was would just be wrong.
I'm pressing on.
Pressing on, all my distress is going, going, gone.
(pressing on, pressing on)
And I won't sit back, and take this anymore.
'Cause I'm done with that, I've got one foot out the door.
And to go back where I was would just be wrong
I'm pressing on.

I think we're going somewhere.
We're on to something good here.
Out of mind, out of state.
Trying to keep my head on straight.
I think we're going somewhere.
We're on to something good here.
Adversity, we get around it.
Searched for joy, in you I found it.

You look down on me, but you don't look down on me at all.
You smile and laugh, and I feel the love you have for me.
I think we're going somewhere.
We're on to something good here, and we're gonna make it after all.

______________________________________________________

"Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on to toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." ~ Philippians 3:12-14

Paul makes it a point to say "forgetting what is behind." What's the significance of that? First, it means becoming free from having to carry the burden and guilt of past sins. We are new creations in him, now that we have been reconciled by his grace, with our sins not counted against us (2 Cor 5:17-19). When God looks at us, he doesn't see our sins, but he sees Jesus, whose blood covers and purifies us. Second, we also are not content with past accomplishments, wonderful as they might be. I have not arrived, and I will not while I'm on this side of heaven. No amount of good works could save my wretched self. I live by his grace. Every sin and impure thought reminds me of how I need him. I have nothing to boast about save the power of Christ (Rom 3:27-28). Therefore, past sins and past accomplishments, which would otherwise hold me back from receiving grace, I leave in the dust as I press on.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Jan 18

FUEL:
745: Skim Milk; 2 x Sprouted Grain & Legume Bread w/ Crunchy Peanut Butter & Wild Berry Fruit Spread
1145: Chocolate Chip Clif Bar; Whole Grain Goldfish... I want non-processed, warm food
345: Amy's Organic Black Bean & Veggie Burrito; Plain Yogurt w/ Wild Berry Fruit Sread
700: Tofu, Mushrooms, Onion, and Broccoli in Peanut Sauce... that hit the spot; Brown Rice
1130: Brown Rice in Peanut Sauce; Tofu in Peanut Sauce; Soy Milk; Harvest Cheddar Sun Chips
1230: Whole Grain Goldfish; 85% Lindt Dark Chocolate

FIT:
Huck & Sprint to Huck Again

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Jan 17

FUEL:
830: Onions in Tomato Sauce; Almond/Cinnamon-Glazed Tofu; Plain Yogurt w/ Wild Berry Fruit Spread
100: Mixed Greens; Red Pepper Hummus; Steamed Broccoli; Artichoke Hearts; Carrot Sticks; Tofu; Banana Chips w/ few nuts & dried cranberries
200: Harvest Cheddar Sun Chips w/ Chile Con Queso
530: Apple
700: Skim Milk; Mushrooms & Seitan; 2 x Protein Bread w/ Peanut Butter & Wild Berry Fruit Spread
715: Few nuts & Banana Chips
1000: Harvest Cheddar Sun Chips w/ Chile Con Queso
1115: Plain Yogurt w/ Wild Berry Fruit Spread
115: Harvest Cheddar Sun Chips w/ Chile Con Queso... now there's no more chile con queso (v)

FUN:
Done with 311 forever!!!!!!!!!! The material was interesting, but the way it was taught could be improved.
Lunch w/ FW.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Jan 16-p


FUEL:
845: Tangy Onions & Tomatoes; Glazed Tofu Cutlets & Another kind of Almondy-Baked Tofu; Skim Milk
1000: some 85% Lindt Dark Chocolate
1230: 2 x Sprouted Grain & Legume Bread Slathered in Crunchy Valencia Peanut Butter & 100% Fruit Spread
215: Whole Grain Goldfish (c, v)
430: Plain Yogurt w/ Wild Berry Fruit Spread; bit of Hummus
530: Whole Grain Goldfish
700: Almondy-Baked Tofu; Brown Rice Risotto w/ Broccoli & Mushrooms; Tangy Onions & Tomatoes; Protein Bread w/ Crunchy Valencia Peanut Butter & 100% Fruit Spread
1045: A Fair Amount of Chile Con Queso w/ Harvest Cheddar Sun Chips (vc)
1145: 2 x Sprouted Grain & Legume Bread Slathered in Crunchy Valencia Peanut Butter & Wild Berry Fruit Spread

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Jan 15

Dean's Date!

FUEL:
1000: Apple
1115: Plain Yogurt w/ Wild Berry Fruit Spread; Sprouted Grain & Legume Bread Slathered w/ Crunchy Peanut Butter & 100% Fruit Spread
215: Whole Grain Goldfish
445: FRESH KETTLE KORN!!! hahaha. It's actually listed as an interest in my fcbk. The first time I had it was fall dean's date freshman year. I fell in love immediately. Soybean oil, sugar, and salt dumped into one incredible white paper bag. Ohhhhhhh man.
745: Tomato Sauce and Onions; 2 Types of Glazed Tofu; Skim Milk; Brown Rice Risotto w/ Broccoli & Mushrooms... one of the best meals I've had at 2D so far.
830: Kettle Korn


3 things down, 3 to go!

FIT:
Stadium Ulty!!! Yayyyyyyyyyy! Intense marking with BM. Gotta figure out defensive positioning> issues: needing a big buffer for a faster offense, but then she'll go deep. If I get perpendicular, I'll get beat when she goes to the front. If I eave a smaller buffer, I'll get beat. Smaller buffer's probably the answer. Smaller buffer plus more sprint workouts.
LG's good suggestion: it's lose/lose, so best give BM the less dangerous op - let her go in rather than deep

Monday, January 14, 2008

Jan 14

FUEL:
1000: Daal w/ Wheatberries, Hulled Barley, and Black Sweet Rice; FF Plain Yogurt (v)
1100: Whole Grain Goldfish
230: Peanut Chocolate Crunch Clif Bar
330: Most of a Big Bag of Soy Crisps
715: Black Sesame Tofu; Baby Spinach and Mixed Greens w/ Mushrooms, Radish, and Balsamic Vinaigrette; some Wasabi Green Peas; Green Tea; Whole Grain Red Rice
800: Decaf Skim Milk Mocha Frappe, a $4.65 Fair-Trade Small World Coffee, on the class of '09
1230: Rest of the Big Bag of Soy Crisps; Tangerine
230: Roasted & Seasoned Onions, Sweet Potatoes, and Tofu; Daal w/ Black Mustard Seeds & Onions

Ich hasse 311.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Jan 13

FUEL:
830: FF Plain Yogurt; Roasted & Seasoned Mushrooms, Sweet Potato, Onions, and Tofu
115: Smoked Salmon w/ Tomato Slices; Broccoli w/ Fine Herb Dressing; Oatmeal; 1/2 Grapefruit
715: Daal and Hulled Barley, Wheatberries, and Black Sweet Rice Mix; FF Plain Yogurt; Bread w/ Roasted Garlic and Olive Oil; Whole Grain Goldfish (v)
1100: Apple; WW Pita w/ Hummus (tasted not so good, so I don't know why I ate 80% of it before throwing it away); Tofu, Peas, and Onions (also not so good, right out of the fridge)
1230: Optimum Rebound Cereal

Soooooo tired.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Jan 12-p








FUEL:
745: Vegetable Chili; Plain Yogurt
1130: WW Chocolate Chip Cookies; Bread w/ a whole Bulb of Roasted Garlic & Olive Oil (v)
200: Optimum Rebound Cereal
800: Mixed Greens w/ Cherry Tomatoes, Carrots, Raspberry Vinaigrette, Artichoke Hearts; Cooked Carrot Sticks; Stuffed Green Pepper, which didn't really look like a pepper; Wild Rice; Trail Mix; Green Tea; Skim Milk
1230: Baked & Seasoned Sweet Potato, Mushrooms, Onions, and Tofu; WW Chocolate Chip Cookies
130: Hulled Barley in Vanilla Soy Milk; Whole Grain Goldfish

FUN:
8-hr final.
Figaro - awwwwesome!!!
The Best Birthday Suprise Ever.

About the list of 12 things to do b/f I turn 21, I got 11 of them done. The youtube video was the one I didn't do.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Jan 11

FUEL:
1030: Hulled Barley in Vanilla Soy Milk w/ Nutmeg; Vegetable Chilli (carrots, zucchini, beans)
1130: Banana; WW Chocolate Chip Cookies (g)
100: WW Goldfish
400: Heap of Hummus; FF Plain Yogurt; WW Chocolate Chip Cookies (v)
715: Tangerine; Vegetable Chilli
1030: Vegetable Chilli; Hulled Barley in Vanilla Soy Milk
1130: Bread w/ Roasted Garlic, Olive Oil, and Salt

I ate an entire head of garlic. Garlic is awesome. My mouth's going to be dry tomorrow, and I'm going to smell like garlic tomorrow, but that's okay, since I won't be around people all day during the 8-hr exam.

FUN:
PEF w/ JS!
Talked a/b Spud.

FAITH: Spud






Spud is my new friend.

When I completely immersed Spud in water, and then I filled his vase so that he could drink from it daily, a thought came to me. Spud could be a good reminder of how, having been saved, a Christian must drink daily from the Word, if she is to continue growing. Otherwise, she will dry out.

I'm not too much of a "New Year's Resolution" person. I don't remember whether I've ever had resolutions. I think one year I read the Bible. Other than that, not really. But one thing I do want to do this year is read the Bible more (sadly, "at all" would be more appropriate), and memorize scripture more, and not in a going-through-the-motions way.

Spud's water jug says "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life" (John 4:13-14).

Spud's little. Even when he's full-grown, he's barely going to be a plant. Maybe one day, JL will think me responsible enough to take care of a real plant, haha. Another verse that comes to mind is "Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much" (Luke 16:10a). If I can't do a thing like listen to God for just 10 minutes out of a day filled with so many less important things (in fact, they're all less important), how can I take seriously my "desire" to work in ministry?

Spud will be a daily reminder of how I need to drink from God's Word, and hopefully, I will grow with Spud this year.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Jan 10

FUEL:
1200: Vegetable Chili (zucchini, onions, beans); Black Sweet Rice, Hulled Barley, and Wheatberries in Vanilla Soy Milk; Heap of Hummus
330: Honey Roasted Peanuts
500: FF Plain Yogurt
730: Chickpea & Onion Curry; Hulled Barley & Mushroom Risotto; WW Chocolate Chip Cookies (made with Earth Balance, 1/2 the sugar); Tofu, Pea, and Onion (Matar Paneer)
830: WW Chocolate Chip Cookies; Black Beans; Black Sweet Rice, Wheatberries, and Hulled Barley
200: Optimum Rebound Cereal; 75% Light Vermont Sharp Cheddar (v)

FIT:
Indoor Ulty

FUN:
BM over for dinner.
Hatched my new friend Spud.

Oh no! I keep seeing Spud's water bottle and my body goes, "ooh, water!" and I almost start to reach for it. But then I remember that it's not a normal water bottle because of all the words I wrote on it, which is good, because Spud's water bottle has pieces of Spud in it. It's the water he first got bathed in. All the little Spuddies sink to the bottom, so it looks like clear water.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Jan 9

FUEL:
945: Black Beans; Sweet Black Rice, Whole Grain Barley, Wheatberries; Starbucks Skinny Mocha Latte w/ SF Hazlenut Syrup... remembering last time's effects, I was just gonna have a sip, but it was delicious and cool going down my throat (I fridged the other half) (v)
1115: Roasted Salted Soybeans
200: Vegetable Chili (carrots, zucchini, onions, multiple beans); Plain Yogurt; Heap of Hummus
730: Sweet Black Rice, Whole Grain Barley in Vanilla Soymilk; Vegetable Chili
1045: Baked Sweet Potato Chips; Tangerine; 75% Light Vermont Sharp Cheddar
200: Optimum Rebound Cereal (v)

FIT:
5X400 w/ activity in btwn each

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Jan 8

FUEL:
930: Black Beans w/ Cayenne; Sweet Black Rice & Wheatberries w/ Curry Powder
115: Vegetable Soup; Panera Whole Grain Baguette
200: bit of 70% Green & Black's Dark Chocolate
330: Heap of Hummus; Sambu (like Daal, but slightly different flavor); FF Plain Yogurt (v)
815: Vanilla Soy Milk; Vegetable Chili (spicy onions, green bell peppers, carrots, tomatoes, and multiple beans); Wheatberries, Whole Grain Barley, and Sweet Black Rice w/ Vanilla Soy Milk - instant and super delicious & easy and healthy and cool Rice Pudding!
845: Planter's Honey Roasted Peanuts
1100: Tofu, Mushrooms, Peas, and Onions in Lemony Sambu Sauce with Mustard Seeds

FUN:
Went to bed 5am, woke up 830am to receive 2D order.
Meet w/ RO @ Panera a/b WRC SrYG.
Meet w/ Preceptor a/b PHI essay.
Some High-Quality Catching up w/ JJL - definitely counts as a check off the 12 b/f 21 list!
Small Group.
BCG Case Interview Info Session.
Frist Essaying Fun!

Wore 4 different outfits today: my usual Adidas "uniform," haha, brown short sleeve polo w/ jeans for RO, casual white tank w/ army green polo and jeans for Preceptor, All-Out Business Casual for BCG, and back to the uniform for some essaying.

Because of the post-dinner coffee (1/2 a Starbucks Venti), I stayed up until 5am last night. I was sooo jittery for the first few hours, and my heartbeat was very noticeably fast for long after. Since it was there, I used it to try to get some outlining done for PHI. It was an intiricate topic (when is it wrong to lie) w/ lots of exceptions, qualifications, etc. to consider, so it was hard to formulate that outline. I got a little done then and worked out the rest in the morning while waiting for the Albert's order.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Jan 7

FUEL:
1030: Apple; 75% Light Vermont Sharp Cheddar
115: Roasted Salted Soybeans; Green Tea; 70% Green & Black's Dark Chocolate
430: Green Tea; Optimum Rebound Cereal (vc)
700: Sauteed Zucchini & Squash; Tofu Curry w/ Red Bell Peppers & Red Onions; Mixed Greens w/ Carrots, Mushrooms, and Balsamic Vinaigrette; Tea
745: Starbucks Skinny Mocha Latte w/ SF Hazlenut Syrup
845: Organic Multigrain Honey Bread
1145: Roasted Salted Soybeans (v)
115: Orange; 75% Light Vermont Sharp Cheddar
415: Multigrain Bread; Whole Grain Goldfish

FIT:
30 min Abs

FUN:
Daily Prayer w/ MH.
Resume Drops.
Time Series and Regression, Essay Outline.
329 Dinner @ Mathey & Starbucks by the Palmer Square Xmas Tree.
Stopping by FBS.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

FAITH: Sweeping


I've thought about a certain aspect of sweeping my quad a number of times, but today, I saw in it a useful analogy.

Dorm rooms get dirty. Astroturf, crumbs, and sand and salt for anti-ice gradually accumulates. I can't stand having to kick that off of my feet every time I take a few steps, so I sweep the quad. The dirt doesn't seem to bother my roommates as much, since they don't ever sweep. So a few times, I've considered just sweeping the parts of the quad that I go to, so that when their parts get dirty enough, they'll see why sweeping's a good thing and maybe help out a bit.
But then I realized that it wouldn't work because they would just track dirt from their parts over to the parts that I had just cleaned.

Here's the analogy. God wants us to give over to him every aspect of our lives - our recreational pursuits, our work, our relationships - everthing. I can't even say that I give over most things. I hoard most of the gifts He's given me, and they rot in the darkness of my unpure motivations. But even if I were to hold everything back but one thing, that one thing, the one area where I would continue to serve myself, would inevitably defile the rest of my "quad." God wants us to realize that it must be everything with nothing held back. Why should we give it all to him? Because he knows best how to transform and use my quad to be a place where people can feel loved and welcomed into his family.

Good reading, which is where the idea for this connection came from: My Heart - Christ's Home, by Robert Munger.

Jan 6

FUEL:
730: Chinese Herbal Soup
830: Apple
1130: Hazlenut and Chocolate Pino Gelato - the healthiest gelato you'll ever find, maybe
100: Sticky Rice, Mushrooms, Tarot, and Beef, wrapped in some kind of giant leaves - a wonderful meal for a traveler... the woman next to me on the plane was intrigued
400: Optimum Rebound Cereal (g)
530: Roasted Turkey Breast; Mixed Greens w/ Carrots, Mushrooms, Tomatoes, and Balsamic Vinaigrette; Skim milk; Tea
630: Whole Grain Goldfish
1015: Orange; 75% Light Vermont Sharp Cheddar
1130: Optimum Rebound Cereal
130: Roasted & Salted Soy Beans (vc)

FUN:
Going from CTL to Pton w/ SK.
Dinner w/ MP.
Time Series & Regression.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Jan 5

FUEL:
900: Salted Almonds; Apple; Spicy Tofu & Shitake Mushrooms; Cabbage
1230: Mexican 6-Layer Dip (ff refried beans, ff sour cream, pinto beans, onions, tomatoes, peppers... super spicy), straight; Big Bowl of Optimum Rebound Cereal
430: Carrot; Lemon Pepper Salmon; Red Orange
600: Oreo Outsides; Air-Popped Popcorn; 70% Sao Tome Single-Origin Dark Chocolate; Corn Chips; Dry Roasted Peanuts
900: Low-Fat Cheesecake topped w/ Oreo Insides
1000: Egg White Omlette w/ Tomatoes, Bell Peppers, and Onions
1115: Snyders Tortilla Chips & Mexican 6-Layer Dip, except I avoided the overpowering onions and the waaay too spicy tomato sauce
100: Mexican 6-Layer Dip & Snyders Tortilla Chips (vc)

FUN:
Resume Drops.
Hitch, What Women Want, and Guess Who.
Reminiscing on Buist w/ Pooky> announcements, centers, wooden colored shapes, the computer lab, usine.
Testing each others' French vocab.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Jan 4

FUEL:
100: Low-fat Cheesecake topped w/ Honey; some Almonds (vc)
400: Red Orange; some Almonds
630: Baked Sweet Potato Chips; Salmon; Sauteed Cabbage; Pomegranate Seeds; Spicy Tofu & Shitake Mushrooms... a nutritional powerhouse meal
900: Apple; bit of 70% Sao Tome Dark Chocolate
1015: Chinese Herbal Soup; Sauteed Cabbage; Spicy Tofu & Shitake Mushrooms; Oreo Outsides; bit of 70% Sao Tome Dark Chocolate
1245: Corn Chips; Low-Fat Cheesecake topped w/ Oreo insides... that's resourcefulness

FIT:
3 x Suicides (each one is 4 x 2 legs, markers at 7 and 10m); 3 x 2-foot hops (each one is 3 laps of the 20m course); 3 soccerfield lengths of butt kicks, med-low intensity; 3 sets of 15 Burpees (splits: 46, 47, 48 s - huge improvement from last week, and it was much easier this time - think about it... 45 s of pain last week made a 25% drop in time this week! Yay for adaptation. Go through a bit of pain, and your body does the rest while you sleep.) Some arms work - climbing short fireman pole 3x, some pulling up to vertical position, pivoting from stationary feet, bit of hanging leg lifts. Sandwiched by 0.8 mile warmup/cooldown runs. The workout itself was 30 min including the 1-min rests in between each 1/3 of an event, so it's not as much as this long paragraph makes it out to be.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Jan 3-p


FUEL:
1130: Low-Fat Cheesecake Coated with Honey (b/c the rest of it had basically no sugar); Brown Flax Seeds (straight from the bag) - excellent veg source of Omega 3's (vc)
200: Lean Juicy Beef; Veggie; 1/2 Orange; Baby Carrots; Dried Apricots andn Baby Plums
500: Chunky Peanut Butter; Optimum Rebound Cereal w/ Skim Milk
830: Green Veggie; Soy Sauce- Stewed Fish
1000: Tums (c)
1215: Baked Sweet Potato Chips; 70% Sao Tome Single-Origin Dark Chocolate; Green Veggies; Tofu; Dry Roasted Peanuts
245: 75% Light Vermont Sharp Cheddar

FUN:
Lunch @ KT's.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Jan 2

FUEL:
1215: Chunky Peanut Butter; Turkey Sandwich on WW Bread w/ Spicy Brown Mustard (vc)
300: Chinese Herbal Soup
600: Celery, Carrot, and Tofu; Chinese-Style Egg White Omlette; Green Veggie; Hot Cocoa, JL-Style (Skim Milk, Sun Crystals Sugar Substitute, Cocoa Powder, and Vanilla Extract)
700: Half a Chinese-Style Egg White Omlette; Celery, Carrot, and Tofu; bit of Turkey
715: Tangerine, excellent recovery food w/ vitamin C & potassium
800: Emerald Dry Roasted Walnuts
1030: Garlicy Greens; Low Fat Cheesecake; Pomegranate Seeds; 75% Light Vermont Sharp Cheddar; 70% San Tome Single-Origin Dark Chocolate
430: Orange; Chinese Herbal Soup; 75% Light Vermont Sharp Cheddar; Optimum Rebound Cereal

Alright, so it's 4am, and I haven't slept yet. My whole body feels out of whack. After the 9-miler, I didn't have a meal for another 3 hrs or so. I ended up going 5ish hours without food for the meal cycle of that workout. I didn't feel particularly hungry at that point, so I thought, why not ride this and hold off on it? Burn more. But no. Big mistake. Right now, my left quad's cramping up, and my legs feel dead overall. I think part of this insomnia is coming from that survival mode find food switch that got turned on because I didn't refuel correctly post-run. And what do you know, look what article popped up from RW's newsletter, at 12:15, which I am now reading after I got a much-needed 4:30 night meal. The whole time I was eating, I was thinking about the optimal post-meal recovery. There are different schools of thought. Body For Life says don't eat in the 1-hr window to maximize the burn. But I'm thinking that's bunk.

Here's the article that I think has it right:
(http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-242-303-307-9478-0,00.html?cm_mmc=nutrition-_-2008_01_03-_-nutrition-_-Your%201-Hour%20Window)
"After exercise, especially following intensive or prolonged bouts, the body is primed to reload muscle glycogen," says Suzanne Girard Eberle, M.S., R.D., author of Endurance Sports Nutrition. Wait more than an hour to refuel, and your body's ability to make glycogen out of what you consume drops by an astounding 66 percent. And the longer you wait, the more likely you are to feel sluggish. "Everything runners do is about how well we recover," says Lisa Dorfman, M.S., R.D., a sports nutritionist and marathoner. "That's when the gains from training come."In that crucial first hour, shoot to consume 300 to 400 calories-ideally containing three grams of carbs to every one gram of protein. Your body's already primed to make glycogen out of simple carbs, and a little protein helps repair muscle-tissue microdamage.

I made a big mistake today not refueling properly, and I'll have to take extra rest days and feel it. But, you learn from these things.

Phew, I thought it was cold here, but Pton's 23/15. I'm glad it's warming up by the time I get there. Right now, it's "feels like 19" here, but it's "feels like 7" there.

FIT:
9 miler, almost>1:13:30 for 8.7 mi; 2.9-mi loop splits: 24:05, 24:29, 24:57; Windy; Chilly (40F)

FUN:
Made my first Cheesecake.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Jan 1

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

FUEL:
1200: Mango; 75% Light Cabot Sharp Cheddar w/ 2 x WW Bread; Chinese Sweet Sticky Rice Four Cake topped with Ground Peanuts (in Chinese, the name of it is a pun - nian means "sticky" as well as "new," so it's sticky cake or new year cake!)
530: Optimum Rebound Cereal w/ Skim Milk; Bit of Green Veggies; Salmon
700: Spicy Indian Cabbage & Onions (cumin, ginger, cayenne, garlic); Crunchy Peanut Butter
845: Salmon
945: Mung Bean Soup
1045: Dark Chohcolate Dreams Peanut Butter
1215: Homemade Kettle Korn; 75% Light Vermont Sharp Cheddar; Pommegranate; Cheese on Wheat Lance Crackers
130: Chinese Herbal Soup