Too Cold For Anything Else

Posted on January 29, 2010. Filed under: Daily Update, Recipe | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Today has just been too cold for anything other than what I did and was done. My hands are recirculating, and my jeans have been long swapped for PJ’s by now. I suppose that when they announce an “Extreme Cold Advisory” on the news, they mean business. Backing up, I had some weird cravings for lunch. It was just too cold to want something real or excited. I managed to reign back my cravings a bit and make a semi-normal lunch.

Root Beer Zevia, Turkey With Mighty Maple, Hickory Honey BBQ Baked Kettle Chips, Steamed Broccoli

Turkey With Mighty Maple, Hickory Honey BBQ Baked Kettle Chips, Steamed Broccoli

Did maple peanut butter jump out of the jar onto my turkey? It just might of… with a little help. I prefer dark meat, so if I’m going to have white meat turkey I better stick some fat in there somehow; the sweet maple was pure craving, but at least it worked well with these chips.

To-Do List

I probably should have heeded the weather warning and stayed indoors just because I could but I had a bit of a list to work on. At least while I was out I managed to get it all done. I’m officially on a lower meal plan, trading 110 meals and 125 flex points for about $240 dollars;It’d definitely be a “better bargain” to have stayed on but what’s the use if it goes to wast? Nada.

Books And Notebooks

I ended up returning 2 of my books and buying them new; I try to buy used when possible but these were a little too used and they’re books I’ll be looking at for a while so I figured the extra money was worth it. The final total for the semester was around $350–not bad considering the majority of the books are in my concentration and I’ll need beyond this semester.

Tazo Calm Tea

It was too cold not to get tea while I was near a campus convenience store. I threw everything on the bed and considered making a snack, but wanted to get to a dining hall right at 4 to grab things for dinner and get in for the night before it got colder. Or so I thought. I got there at 4:10. They opened at 4:30. But unless I wanted to go back into the cold(absolutely not), I would just have to wait there. So I did. I didn’t end up getting back to my room until 4:45.

Cooked Vegetables, Raw Broccoli, Sandwich Lettuce, Apples

At least it was a productive shopping trip. I don’t know if you’re supposed to load up two large take out containers with vegetables, but no one particularly stops you if you do. You might get odd looks, but no words. I was starving and just threw together the best thing I could think of.

Pumpkin Oatmeal With Mighty Maple

It was too cold not to eat pumpkin oats with maple peanut butter. Nothing would have made this better, unless it were made in the jar; I think that’s a principal of life. Instead of eating more after this, which definitely would have spoiled my appetite for dinner, I just decided to invest a little time and “make something” that’d be nice. Since I was craving Indian, I mixed 2/3 a can of chickpeas, 1/3 cup pumpkin, 2 tablespoons ketchup, 1 tablespoon steak sauce, 1 1/2 teaspoons indian spice, and enough watter to thin it. Normally I’d prefer a tomato based sauce but it was too cold not to utilize pumpkin(and that’s all I had on hand). That made about 3 servings, so I took 1 and saved 2.

Vegetable Melange, Pumpkin Indian Chickpeas, Raw Vegan Brownie

Pumpkin Indian Chickpeas Wit Full Fat Greek Yogurt

Raw Vegan Brownie With Raw Chocolate Frosting

This was pretty darn good. The chickpeas came out nice and spicy, with the pumpkin to add some savor factor. A dollop of full fat yogurt, though, really made the whole thing come alive; the dish needed fat and depth. Speaking of fat, the raw vegan brownies are still just as delicious. It was too cold not to have something sweet to finish of dinner. Do other people eat the best part of their meal at the end, too? I always did this as a kid, but people would confuse this for me not liking something and picking it off my plate before I would get to it. Not cool. No one got my brownie.

Don’t think having chocolate with dinner meant there won’t be some for dessert; it would just be too cold to ignore chocolate like that. I do feel somewhat bad on skipping out on a friend’s birthday party tonight. But if I went–and in this cold–I wouldn’t be enjoying myself, and I’m not convinced she’d notice me there amongst the other 100 facebook friends attending. So after all I don’t feel bad about ditching it for some light and humorous reads.

Homework

Wow are there a lot of giveaways going on now. Here’s one for a bread machine. Here’s another for coconut oil! Here’s one for some delicious bars. And here’s one for iHerb shopping spree! Here’s one for chocolate. And how about one last one for chocolate, here!

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20 Blessings To Count

Posted on January 27, 2010. Filed under: Daily Update | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

1. Running 7 miles this morning might have been incredibly difficult, but I was able to push through. And I have 2 months left to build up those extra 6.1. Consider it done.

2. I won Froze bars on Melissa’s blog–that’s always fun 🙂

3. I got a very important email this morning while blogging. Last semester, I got shut out from registering for a class I wanted to take that would really work well for my schedule. I kept a communication going with the professor, but I still wasn’t in the class. He emailed me this morning saying there were 2 spots that opened up! I was registered in minutes. The thing about this class is it’s a fun topic and I’ll be taking it Pass/Fail, so I will really be able to enjoy it.

4. With my schedule right now, I have a 4 day weekend! I know–I entirely lucked out because I got a lineup of classes that interest me, work for my concentration, and give me a great schedule.

Cooking Lunch

5. I cooked my first meal in the dorm kitchen–nothing exploded and no fire alarms went off! In my pan, I heated up some EVOO. Then I cooked leftover tempeh and tofu until brown, and added the soy sauce to caramelize. To finish it off, I tossed in steamed broccoli to cook down.

Broccoli, Tofu, Tempeh Stir-Fry, Raw Vegan Brownie With Raw Chocolate Frosting

6. It tasted good!!! 😀 No, this tasted great. You could have told me it came from an authentic Chinese restaurant and I would have believed you. It’s also very good to know I can cook successful meals because…

7. I can lower my meal plan! This was of some concern, but as it seems I can lower my meal plan 2 levels without it costing us anything extra. In fact, we’ll get $250 back. While I’ll be losing a lot of meals and flex points, they aren’t anything I’d have used particularly. AND this means I’ll have money so I can buy greek yogurt at the grocery store where it’s $1–not $2.69.

Raw Vegan Brownie With Raw Chocolate Frosting

8. There was dessert with lunch. That’s always a plus.

9. Days was really good today, too. I need to work up the nerve to tweet my admiration to Alison Sweeney my admiration. If she tweeted back–Oh God.

Blue State Coffee

10. I reunited with Blue State Coffee. This stuff is seriously good. Starbucks? Who needs that.

School Books

10. I got all my books! Since I’m 95% set with my class choices, I just decided to buy them. Some of the used ones I picked up, though, are pretty skanky, so I’m going to exchange them for better copies Friday.

11. They only cost $305. Yes. I said “only” there, knowingly. But, while I was complaining about the cost, some good science-majoring friends reminded me that 1 chem or bio book can easily top $200 used. Meanwhile, I’m getting things I could potentially use for 40+ years, like a full Greek lexicon*nerd squeal*. I shut up after that.

12. My first class went great! It was the one I got into just this morning. Someone from my Latin class last semester is also taking it, so I’m glad to know a face. The professor seems nice, the work reasonable, and topic interesting.

13. I’m making raw vegan brownies with raw chocolate frosting for the class in 2 weeks. Don’t ask how this came up 😀

Coconut Oil Peanut Fudge

14. I packed a snack which turned out to be decent–1 tablespoon coconut oil, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, and 2 tablespoons defatter peanut flour.  It just tasted OK, but it would be a lot better if I used a peanut flour with a higher fat percentage. This did a good job of holding me over through my 2 1/2 hour class.

Cafeteria Hummus

15. I now have A LOT of free hummus. I emailed “the right person to ask” about what type of hummus they use on the salad bar. Turns out it’s a homemade hummus. After some further prying, I got the ingredients: Garbanzo beans, garlic, lemon juice, cumin, tahini, salt. Soooo not only is it homemade, but it’s even better than the store brands because it has no canola oil or preservatives? HELLO HUMMUS.

Red Delicious Apple

16. This apple was not mealy at all but rather fresh and crisp, and held me over doing “internet things” until dinner.

17. I won another contest, this time for Oikos.

Vegan Meatloaf And Green Beans With Vegan Cheeze Sauce, Hummus, Ketchup

18. Dinner was easy, cheesy, and oh-so vegan. I heated up some leftover vegan meatloaf, took green beans from the dining hall, and made Meagan’s “cheeze” sauce to go with them; I think that sauce is more proof of nutritional yeasts greatness. On the side, I added a blob of my new hummus, just because I could 🙂

19. Plenty of good behind the scenes stuff got done today, too, that I’m excited for for the blog.

20. Chocolate is on the menu for dessert, because I say so.

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Farms And Libraries

Posted on September 10, 2009. Filed under: Daily Update | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Yesterday morning I had my first–and, as would later be the case, last–math class. It was so full I ended up on the floor, and it’s basically the exact same material as I took last semester. I figured I either needed to take a high level course or give myself longer to forget the old material.

I’m very lucky in that every Wednesday there’s a farmer’s market literally outside my window.

Farmer's Market

Farmer's Market

Not only is this close, but it’s legit; there were way more vendors than most of the ones back in Marlborough. I picked up this little beauty:

Narragansett Plain Whole Milk Yogurt

Narragansett Plain Whole Milk Yogurt

Locally made yogurt? Does someone else hear harps? The same tent also was selling a ton of different types of cheeses, but since I don’t know much about cheese/can’t go through a brick by myself I stuck with the yogurt. For my post-run eats I like a  low-fat or greek non-fat style yogurt, but for dessert I never mind a good cream top. I also popped into the dining hall for some real lunch.

Salad Bar Veggies, Cooked Carrots, Vegan Sloppy Joes, Corn

Salad Bar Veggies, Cooked Carrots, Vegan Sloppy Joes, Corn

I don’t know how real this was; what do people thing are in vegan sloppy joe mix? It wasn’t bad, just… different. THE CORN ON THE OTHER HAND. It wasn’t from the cafe; I bought it from a farmer’s market vendor, wrapped it in a damp paper towel, and microwaved for 2 minutes. It came out juice and delicious and perfect and inspired me to go buy 4 more before my next class. Lunch was so rushed, I wanted a little something to sip and enjoy, so I grabbed a Zevia on my way to Greek.

Orange Zevia

Orange Zevia

Apparently I won a case of these on I’m An Eating Machine but was a spaz and didn’t notice. Now I’m super psyched to get these in the mail(and a stylin’ t-shirt, too!). Back to class, it was also another dud. I took intro to Greek last year but I thought I might need it again to let the material sink in. But as we were reciting the alphabet(the Greek one, not the English one), I realized I couldn’t do a year of review and went ahead and signed up for 3rd semester. Hopefully it won’t be too too rigorous.

After that I had my Epic Poetry class. This is one that I feel genuinely good about and can’t wait to start even though I know it will eat me alive be a challenge. The instructor is foreign and has a thick accent, which I find really endearing with old women. I can tell she’s going to be a hoot. The only thing is it’s an essay-heavy class and those are NOT my strong points. Maybe I’ll do the Brown version of Pass/Fail, but any way I feel good about it. This class was in the same building as the mailboxes, which I check regularly just to be let down, but amazingly something was there for me!

Mail

Mail

It was from my grandmother and had 10 dollars! How great since I spent 5 at the farmer’s market, haha. Seriously, though, they could have just saved the postage and drove it down or gave it to me next time they see me. They’re so funny pretending I’m far away. I got an email from my mom about how my dog goes room to room looking for me apparently. Wow. Way to break my heart. Now I feel like I need to go back over the weekend. When I gotback to my dorm I remembered that Frozen Yogurt I bought.

Elan Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

Elan Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

Sadly it melted in my freezer but I transferred it to the basement fridge. It’s not as good after it’s ordeal, but I payed for it so I’m eating it, damnit. We had the traditional walking through of the Van Winkle gates to affirm our transition in to College:

Walking Through The Gates

Walking Through The Gates

It felt…official? Honestly it went on a bit too long and I ended up snacking on a Z-Bar during the keynote address which was basically a shut-down of Creationism. Welcome to Brown.

I headed back to my computer and promptly dropped 3 classes/picked 3 more up. Right after that I was back to the bookstore. I returned 2 books, and brought back… way more than 2 books:

Books

Books

Yikes. Maybe repeating two classes wasn’t a bad idea. Oh well, I’ll be getting a good education for my money. The lines in the bookstore were Ridiculous(see how I capatlized the R there? It means business). So by the time I got back it was dinner and then some.

Green Beans, Veggie Melange, Sweet Potato, Baked Scrod

Green Beans, Veggie Melange, Sweet Potato, Baked Scrod

I’ve been a little hard on the cafe but I must admit they know how to make some good veggies that aren’t drowned in heavy sauces. And I was so excited to see fish on the line; I feel like my omega-3 stash must be depleted after being from home for so long. And apparently sweet potatos are my version of pizza, because I think even when it’s not good, it’s still pretty good(this does not apply to pizza in my opinion). I grabbed another sweet potato on the way out and ate it like an apple 🙂

After some exploring/getting his dinner with my friend, Adam, we landed back in my dorm room. All night I was having peanut butter cravings. I’ve realized since moving I only have about 1 tablespoon all day and that’s at breakfast leaving a lot to love at night.

Cinnamon Raisin English Muffin With Strawberry Marmalade And Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter

Cinnamon Raisin English Muffin With Strawberry Marmalade And Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter

Call me unpatriotic, but I was very annoyed when the president wouldn’t stop talking. I’m trying to catch up on last seasons Grey’s Anatomy and it wasn’t even on because of him. Grr, hopefully they’ll put those episodes on TV soon. This jar might also have been twice as full before I went to bed.

Cocoa Roasted Almonds

Cocoa Roasted Almonds

Dangerous yet delicious to keep around. Actually, they’re quite healthy because they aren’t coated in chocolate but cocoa, making these low sugar, high fat, fiber, and protein. I read a bit of the Iliad before going to bed; I forgot how challenging that book was. I ended up falling asleep way before I expected. I’ve been so tired lately but I guess that’s to be expected.

This morning I ran 5.5 miles. I’m definitely annoyed by these hills and not knowing the good running paths but that will all improve in time I suppose. When I got back I was definitely on a cinnamon-raisin kick. I could have taken a bunch of raisins and shoved them in my mouth if I had any. Instead I settled for what I had on hand:

Yogurt With Mushed Banana And Mountain Medley Granola, Cinnamon Raisin English Muffin With Cherry Butter And White Chocolate Cherry Almond Butter

Yogurt With Mushed Banana And Mountain Medley Granola, Cinnamon Raisin English Muffin With Cherry Butter And White Chocolate Cherry Almond Butter

I opened the Mountain Medley granola for the first time and it was granola-great. I love how the sweetness comes from raisins and craisins and not sugar roasted in–that’s the way granola should be. It’s a little light on the NUTrition, though.

Today I have 3rd semester Greek, which I’m hoping I’m prepared for. After that, though, my day is open(thankfully). I think I’ll try and get some laundry done and some grocery shopping. The latter I have MUCH more experience at than the former. Hopefully there won’t be a “why is this sock bright green” moment.

Dark Chocolate Almonds

Dark Chocolate Almonds

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I Have Class..es

Posted on September 9, 2009. Filed under: Daily Update | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

If there’s one thing I really dislike it’s “scarfing down” food, especially breakfast since I’m always thinking I’ll be hungry in 30 minutes.

Yesterday's Breakfast

Yesterday's Breakfast

Yesterday’s breakfast definitely held me over through the advisor meeting, because I was still full of flax by 11:30. I went back to my dorm and muddled around a bit, trying to figure out what I was going to take. I took a break for dining hall cuisine(how could I miss that?).

Grilled Chicken, Sweet Potato Fries, Corn, Mushrooms

Grilled Chicken, Sweet Potato Fries, Corn, Mushrooms

This looks exactly like 12 of my dinners over the Summer. Except I’ve got to remember that the person who’s making this stuff for me isn’t really looking out for nutrition and anything could be on that plate. Those fries were not Miss Alexia’s and did not come out of an oven but an actual frialator(oh the horror… and deliciousness). The corn was actually pretty bad and it wasn’t even the dining hall’s fault. I just forgot how much boiled corn sucks in comparison to the grill. Oh Summer, how I miss thee.

After I ate while watching my obsession(Days Of Our Lives, gotta love TV’s in dorms), I went out to stretch my sore legs. I wound up at the Brown bookstore. I love seizing the moment and eating odd, local finds. So I was really intrigued when the bookstore had a ginger smoothie for sale.

Ginger Smoothie

Ginger Smoothie

My oh my. Something that doesn’t seem like it should works works perfectly. I was being a creeper and peering over the barista’s shoulder. I think this was just milk, ice, plain yogurt, and pickled ginger. It came out with a great spiciness from the ginger and tang from the yogurt. Each sip was so spicy it made you take another to cool it off, which just started the cycle all over again. Basically this was irresistible and I highly recommend one if you see it on any menu.

I also had a good idea of what classes I wanted to take(though registration didn’t open until 5) so I went ahead and bought what books I could.

Books

Books

And so the intimidation begins. The only one I couldn’t get was math, which had a big sign saying “go to class first”. That did not seem like it bodes well; maybe they think people would reconsider buying the book after attending class? Yikes. I’ll find out today.

Registration opened at 5, like I said, and everyone on campus was clogging up the system like hair in the sink. After a lot of page reloading(and I mean a lot). I got myself signed up: Intro Greek, Epic Poetry From Homer To Lucan, 3rd Semester Calculus, and Intro To Phonetic Theory. The Greek and Calculus I both took last year, but definitely need a bit more experience to get it down at a college level. The linguistics is, for now, hesitant; it’s a 2nd year course but I took Intro To Linguistics last year so I think the prerequisite will be raised. Overall I feel like I have a good composition of classes I feel cocky comfortable about and ones that will have me pulling out my hair in the library challenge me.

After that whole ordeal we were all ready to get some grub. I got my first taste of tempeh!

Lentil Soup, Tempeh With Cooked Veggies, Salad Bar

Lentil Soup, Tempeh With Cooked Veggies, Salad Bar

Ok. Someone wanna tell me what exactly tempeh is? Don’t get me wrong; I actually really liked it(double surprising cause it was cafeteria food). It tasted very grainy and nutty. Am I on the right track? Next time I go home I’m going to pick up the Trader Joe Tempeh and experiment with that because I really liked this for what it was. I think the zuchinni and lentils were all the same ones from yesterday but cooked differently… how appetizing. Oh, and I totally dove for the last 2 asparaguses because that’s how I roll. Each stock is HUGE here; it slightly perturbs me and makes me wonder how many hormones they’re pumped with.

Later in the night I went back to my dorm to watch Big Brother and eat this:

French Toast Oatmeal

French Toast Oatmeal

These taste sooo good when they’re made with eggs you bought yourself… with your student ID which is payed for by your parents. I’m so glad Michelle is gone from Big Brother. Kevin seems like the only one worthy of winning at this point. Overall I thought this season was lame and lacked most of the twists and turns Big Brother is known for. Oh well. I also had a bit of toast and some secret butter because I wanted to fuel for a longer run.

Secret Butter On Toast

Secret Butter On Toast

Anyone got guesses on what it may be? I’ll give you a hint. Even though it’s crazy-ridiculous-good, you won’t be going nuts over it. Clever, aren’t I?

This morning I went out to find the cemetery Melissa talked about. I did and it was pretty beautiful. It’s kind of far away(2.9 miles) so in order to fully explore it I’ll need to go on a long run, but the sight I got today was nice. I ended up doing 6.6 and came back, showered, and made breakfast:

Carrot Juice, Plain Yogurt With Raspberry Jam, Oatmeal With SB PB And Baking Chips

Carrot Juice, Plain Yogurt With Raspberry Jam, Oatmeal With SB PB And Baking Chips

I really have been craving smart balance peanut butter. It has it’s own distinct flavor I think. It goes ridiculously well on a Trader Joe’s bran muffin, but there’s no Trader Joe’s anywhere near here! Isn’t that a shame? This was a fine substitute, though. I mean, look at it.

Oatmeal With Smart Balance And Chocolate Chips

Oatmeal With Smart Balance And Chocolate Chips

I like to dip my spoon in the peanut butter and dot it around while it’s still hot so it melts over the top of the whole bowl and every bite has some peanut butter. I’ve got it down to a science.

Speaking of science, I have math in an hour and Greek and Epic Poetry after that. Hopefully the first day will all go smooth, wish me luck!

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Book Lover

Posted on August 10, 2009. Filed under: Daily Update | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

I’m starting not to mind that the boys down here sleep ungodly late because that’s making catching up on email and blogging really easy. Yesterday morning we hopped in the car and went to the local Borders. There was a 40% off sale so you know I had to buy something even though I just bought a book the night before. I got this:

Eat This Not That

Eat This Not That

I loved the Supermarket Survival Guide. It turned me on to loads of new foods(like that oh so delicious and nutritious flax I wish I packed but didn’t because I thought the people at the airport might think it was some weird drug, hahaha). So far this has been OK, but I’ve only read 3 chapters. I never realized the Egg McMuffin was such a relatively good choice. I snacked on a bit o’ trail mix while shopping:

Perk Me Up Trail Mix

Perk Me Up Trail Mix

This stuff alone is turning me into a walnut lover. After that we had burgers for lunch(no pic as the people here think I’m weird enough that I don’t need to photograph everything I eat. I don’t believe I’ve shown you the residential cutie yet:

Snickers

Snickers

This puppy is adorable and could play all day long; mine farts and sleeps all the time. Can we make a trade? Jk, I love my Montana. After lunch I grabbed this from the fridge and we were out the door:

Vanilla Coke Zero

Vanilla Coke Zero

Yeah, this was throwing the no-artificialness thing out the window, but I couldn’t visit the red state without having at least 1 Coke product? And actually I think they use real vanilla flavoring, so this doesn’t go against my first motto in the To Live By section. I drank this in the theater of Kiss Me Kate. My friend Tommy worked as a stagehand for the play and this was the opening weekend. It was fun to get to see his work. The play is about putting on a performance of The Tamer Of The Shrew. It was good, but I’m not a fan of plays within plays; they make my brain hurt!

For dinner, everyone sort of did their own thing, so I reheated the buffalo dip and made a sandwich. Did I mention that stuff was like crack?

Buffalo Chicken Dip Sandwich

Buffalo Chicken Dip Sandwich

We watched some Family Guy. While doing so I ordered Thrive online. 3 books in two days? That doesn’t sound like me. Can’t wait to get it in the mail, though. I also tried this:

Newman's Own Organic Super Dark Chocolate

Newman's Own Organic Super Dark Chocolate

This was the 5th of the 6 Newman’s Own Organic sent me that I’ve tried. I wouldn’t say that this was a super Super Dark Chocolate, but I would say that it was a super Dark Chocolate. Get what I’m saying? It was a really  really delicious standard dark chocolate, but I wouldn’t mind if Newman’s Own Organic bumped up the cocoa % for another bar. The one I have left is their milk chocolate, and once I try that back in MA I’ll be ready to write a full on review for you all. Overall, I’ve been really pleased with Newman’s Own Organic’s chocolate line and can’t wait to share my thoughts/hope you’ll consider buying and enjoying the really good ones too. Per usual, I went to bed way earlier than most others. Well that was ok because it made me feel great and ready to run at 7. I did the same course as yesterday since it’s what I know and clocked 5 miles. Getting back I grabbed this:

Vault Zero

Vault Zero

Again, artificialness, but caffeine is good for post-run recovery and I’m on vaca. I was more curious how this tasted more than anything. I think it’s supposed to be Coke’s Diet Mountain Dew. It wasn’t bad but tasted a lot like sugar and water. Then I made myself breakfast:

Toast With SB PB And Banana Spread With Cinnamon, Plain Yogurt With Maple Syrup And Almond Slices

Toast With SB PB And Banana Spread With Cinnamon, Plain Yogurt With Maple Syrup And Almond Slices

The PB and Banana Spread were pretty delicious and genious. The plain yogurt actually had a nice tangy taste, was all-natural, and I was surprised to find it in the back of the fridge. The maple syrup was a slight mistake. I’ve been craving it a bit, so I was excited when I found some in the pantry. It was Aunt Jemima, which is loaded with water, sugar, and HFCS, but I figured I’d put aside my qualms and deal with it. Ha, jokes on me, this stuff doesn’t taste at all like real maple syrup and I can’t believe there are people who have never had real Maine maple syrup and consider this the “real” stuff.

Today no one has to work so we’re planning on going to a place with bumper boats and race cars. Then we might go to Dave And Busters or see a movie, so it should be loads of fun for my last day.

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Rest Day?

Posted on June 29, 2009. Filed under: Daily Update | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Ugh, the rain is back in New England apparently 😦 Maybe this will actually get me to take a rest day. It’s been over two weeks now and I’ve squeezed in a run every day, and I think my bones are starting to feel it but my mind isn’t. Anyone else find they have a hard time not running? I think getting on some sort of a training program would help me moderate my running/rest days, but I’m not sure which one to use since I’m not training for anything. Suggestions?

Well, if running’s of the to-do list, there’s plenty other things to keep me entertained. Definitely going to Market Basket where I’ll be picking up some goodies, but probably not too much new stuff since I can’t think of anything new to try. Maybe I’ll pick up some exotic fruit on sale; I’ve been slowly working fresh veggies and fruits back into my diet because I’m finding they don’t keep me as full or bloated as they did when I started gaining weight. Oh brocolli, how I missed thee! Speaking of gaining weight, I’ve gone up 3.6 lbs since Friday lol. It’s a little dissapointing when the change is that drastic since you know something funky’s going on there.

Today I’m also going to make a list of books I want to read over the summer. I just feel like my days are basically 1) running 2) eating 3) internet and I’d love to add a 4th thing to spice things up. Right now, I have The Beak of The Finch to read for school. I started The Poe Shadow in December so I might pick that back up. I got the Food Network’s How To Boil Water to learn cooking tips and tricks, and I have a teach-yourself-Italian book which I think I’ll try my hand at. I tought myself French this past year leading up to my March vacation, but I think I’ve forgotten most of it, so I might have to blow the dust off that book as well. What else should I think of reading?

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