Wednesday, June 23, 2010
I ran to get the car, got major props from the auto shop guys.
As I was leaving, I was stopped at a stoplight, DRIPPING sweat w/ the windows rolled down and I see a guy coming to cross the street in a bike - I think to myself, "I am totally dripping, I wonder if that guy will think it's nuts that I'm looking like this while sitting in my car and he's out riding a bike..."
Well -- as soon as I think this very self-centered thought, dude totally EATS IT. Juts finds a crack in the pavement and goes over sideways kinda awkwardly. He had a smoothie in his hand and the cup exploded. I was like, "DUDE!" And as I started to say, "are you alright?" He looked right at me and gave the thumbs up and said, "I'm good!" hahahahahaha. He totally heard me say"DUDE!" to his fall... sad.
Anyway -- who knows, maybe he was actually looking at me and that's why he fell, but regardless. It just goes to show that both: a) you shouldn't be expecting people to judge you and be looking at you because surely they have lives of their own to be living and b) if you're riding a bike, don't look at people in their cars especially if you have a smoothie because you might end up eating it on the street in front of them.
OK! So I guess it doesn't go to show BOTH of those things simultaneously, because it was one or the other - but you can try to learn both things from it, right? HAHAHAHAHA.
After I got home, I ate something, and we went to go clean out DH's office at the University - some nice cross training! :P haha. We had a computer+ a small box, and a trunkful plus a large garbage bag FULL of papers to throw out. I was the ferrier of almost all things to the car - so down the hall out two swinging(but not too freely) doors to the parking lot and the car and back with all that crap. Then we parked pretty freaking close to a dumpster and both ferried it all to that. I threw in the computer first and that dumpster was 100% empty so it made the most lovely RINGING sound. hahahaha.
This took like... at least 2 hrs to complete the cleaning of the office and bringing in of "stuff to keep". I was totally pooped so we went home, showered, and I made us a lovely dinner of things we still have left.
- Used up the frozen shrimp
- Used a lot of the frozen murimake veggie blend from the freezer
- Used some of the batch of barley and rice I cooked early in the week
WOOT. We still have some fish in the freezer... a lot of frozen peas and corn - although some of the peas are strictly used as icepacks. Also some frozen edamame snacks. AND lots of frozen FRUIT.
So again I made some greek yogurt frozen fruit delight!
Also this weekend I made it with JUST frozen bananas and some PB. That was good!
Last night was mostly strawberries and blueberries w/ a few banana slices thrown in just for texture. They always make everything creamier. :) Drizzle w/ agave nectar and BAM! :)
I'm going to keep myself from the grocery store as long as possible, but honestly, I think I'll have to go soon. Some of the things we have to use up are best used up with things we don't have... BUT! This is what inspires creativity as well, so I'm still going to try to make it last as long as possible without to drive my creative fires. :)
Been tracking mostly on paper, some on the computer, and staying within range well.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Here's the summary on netflix:
"German filmmaker Doris Dörrie documents a summer in the life of renowned Zen practitioner and cook Edward Espe Brown as he teaches culinary classes in Zen centers in Austria and California, revealing the role food plays in our bodies and spirits. Informative, provocative and funny, Brown serves up a unique combination of inspiring wisdom and kitchen skills that will raise even the most demanding foodie to new spiritual and gastronomic heights."
It was very cool. I really liked a section later on where he talks about how he kept making biscuits and they weren't coming out right. He kept trying different ratios of butter, then crisco, milk instead of water, etc. Finally he thought to himself -- "right compared to WHAT?" And he considered that he grew up eating the pillsbury biscuits from the popcan. And he decided to just "eat the biscuit of today" and see how it tasted. And it was delicious! :) He said that we do this with ourselves as well, comparing ourselves to the people we see on TV, in magazines, etc. - and then they showed a clip of HIS zen teacher talking about how everything in this life is different, no two are the same and that there is no comparison for us.
We are all unique individuals so why would we try to compare ourself to some other standard? And so on and so forth. Good stuff in there!
And also great stuff about food and wastefulness, etc.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
So, I just weighed myself and I'm down 3.5lbs from SCARY WEIGHT - though to be honest 1.5-2 of those came off the next day so a bunch of that is fluctuation. So that's more like 1.5-2lbs of loss in my first week back to tracking.
AND after a splurge meal - I declared splurge on Friday.
My work bought a sandwich platter and cookie platter from McAlister's for my going away lunch. The sandwiches were very reasonable calorically, I looked up the info on their website. Cookies were not listed but I knew they WOULDN'T be reasonable. I happened upon some kind of entry in a search on SparkNutrition database and entered the info for lunch and I had enough for a light and reasonable dinner but....
our car died. HAHAHAHA. I had to get a ride home from work on my last day!
And I brought home the leftovers from lunch - sandwiches aND cookies. No stress dinner! So the sandwiches werent' really a splurge, but I didn't have to make them, and I definitely splurged on the cookies because those would NOT have fit into my calorie range on Friday.
Saturday I tracked all my food on paper and I'm too lazy at the moment to transfer it all, although I might sometime I doubt it. I stayed in range, though.
I ran 6.5 miles Saturday morning as well. Today I WAS going to run, but now that the car is dead....
Yesterday I ran from where we live and did a loop - it's nice though because after you get past kind of a crappy part to run (which isn't very long) I'm right where I usually like to run, so it's not THAT much different. But for a short run I'm only running in the annoying part of it. haha.
Also our car is at a place that is close enough for me to run to, but I usually take Monday's off. SOooooooOoo. I'm taking today off to rest up for the likelihood that I may have to run somewhere tomorrow for practical purposes. :) It's kind of nice to know that I can do that for us! :D hehe.
So that's it for now!
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