Sunday, February 28, 2010


Trying something new here...

Breakfast: 7:30 am
  • 2 c coffee with whole milk as creamer
  • 1 poached egg
  • 1 small container of strawberry yoghurt
  • 1/2 c grape nuts with 3/4 c skim milk
  • 500mg Vitamin C and 1 capsule Omega 3-6-9
  • 1 c water
Notes: Slept in for as long as I could today, which turned out to be 6:45. I like early mornings and being woken by birdsong :) I like a lot of things, not the least of which is the fact that I QUIT MY JOB!!!!!!! XD

Lunch: 12:30 pm
  • 1 salmonburger
  • 3 handfuls raw cabbage, simmered for 10ish min with 1t EVOO, 2T ACV, 1T PB and some salt
  • 1 oatmeal cookie
  • 1 c skim milk
  • 500mg Vitamin C, 1 capsule Omega 3-6-9 and 30 drops ginko/gotu kola tincture in 1 c water (20 minutes before eating)
  • 1 c water
Notes: Spending the day cleaning. I just recycled 3 years' worth of old physics notes (saving some for my illustrations...I really need to start drawing again!). I kind of feel like I should burn them...but this way is more green. It was quite an armload to take.

Snack: 4:00 pm
  • 1/2 pear sprinkled with fresh nutmeg
  • ~1.5 ox swiss of some kind
Notes: It's a gorgeous windy sunny day! Papa got a couple bags of garden soil with fertilizer - it's still a little chilly but I'm going to work at least a little into the soil while there's still daylight.

Dinner: 7:00 pm

  • 1 shrimp egg roll
  • 1/2 c lo mein & 1/2 c of veggies
  • 1/2 c tofu
  • 1 mug beer, Prohibition-style (in the coffee mug :D)
  • 500mg Vitamin C, 1 capsule Omega 3-6-9
Notes: Watched most of "10 Things I Hate About You" with the rents, then worked with T on his business plan proposal, which was due at midnight. I was fading a LOT near the end but he got done with 15 minutes to spare, and the finished product was pretty good. He's got a lot invested in this competition now - he said last night that moving up to the next round was entirely in the bag. I really hope he's right. I mean, I know how much he's done for his idea and how well it could work once we get everything fleshed out, but the hardest part for him is the presentation of his ideas. Going to work with him on that when I'm up there next week.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


  • 1.2 c grape nuts with 1 scant c 2% milk
  • 2 c miso with ginger
Notes: Still sick and meh. Soup is the best.

Monday, February 15, 2010


  • 2 c coffee with whole milk as creamer
  • several good forkfuls of veggie lo mein
  • 1 little strawberry yoghurt
  • 1 egg, mixed with 1 t mayo, on top of a wasabread
  • 1 little square of Dove milk chocolate
Notes: T woke me up today instead of the other way around. I kinda liked it but then again there's the part where he has to put up with my pre-coffee morning grumpiness while still being semi-grumpy himself. He covered it up very nicely though.

Then I got sick
  • got dizzy at work, thought I stood up too fast
  • but then I got chills and shaky and nausea and weakness and fun stuff like that
  • waited for someone else to get there and then left
  • almost hit a car in the parking lot
  • sent a txt to T with a typo in it (he says that's when he knew i was really sick)
Notes: Then I came home and slept for about 6 hours

Food I had later, at various times
  • about 3 c miso soup with lots of ginger
  • 1/3 c grape nuts with 3/4 c 2% milk
  • 2-3ish oz salmon
  • 1/2 c lo mein
  • string cheese
Notes: Bleargh.

Sunday, February 14, 2010


  • 1 2-egg omelette with about 1.5 oz cheddar
  • 2 c coffee (Peruvian!) with 2% milk as creamer
  • 1 slice whole wheat toast with strawberry jam
  • 1 salmonburger topped with balsamic drizzle
  • 1/3 head cabbage, chopped up and sauteed with about 1/3 c brown rice and 1 julienned yellow pepper, a little olive oil, dashes of sugar, salt and ACV and about a T of PB
  • water with ACV
Notes: I loooves me some vinegar today!

So over the past week or so I've been slowly polishing off a jar of pickled garlic. This is partly for the taste (seriously!), partly for the immune boost (several of my coworkers have gotten the sniffles and I wanted to avoid it) and partly to reassure T that when I go out with my friends, it really and truly is not to pick up someone. Problem is, that whole bit about the garlic smell exuding from everywhere once you eat true. Merh. Given, I was eating a LOT (like more than 10 cloves a day)...but still, it is delish. This is when I have to balance my desires to eat tasty healthy things and also to be around people. Thinking of trying out garlic supplements to get the benefit while avoiding the odor, or maybe working more roasted garlic into my diet and seeing if the chemical change helps. Or maybe just limiting myself to 3 cloves a day. Ok maybe 5.

In other news, I've been doing the whole mix of sugar/salt/vinegar in a lot of things I've been making lately, and it's working well. Things just taste a little more balanced. I'm not sure how to translate this to dairy dishes, though. Perhaps use yoghurt or buttermilk or something? Food for thought...ahahaha, I kill me! :D

  • 1 small whole milk latte
  • 8 oz decaf coffee with whole milk as creamer
Notes: Went to a coffeeshop and sat and knitted. I'm such a hipster. Seriously need to go there more often to study though.

  • ~1 c veggie lo mein
  • a good scoop of Gen. Tso's shrimp (i.e. pretty much just fat)
  • 1 shrimp egg roll
Notes: I'm thinking I need to stop doing the Chinese thing for a while. Or maybe mostly making my own food but having one eggroll or something. Seriously, it's a lot.

Thursday, February 4, 2010



  • 2 c coffee (half-caff) with whole milk as creamer
  • 2-egg omelette with ~1 oz total of mozzarella and cheddar
  • 1 little strawberry yoghurt
At work

  • about 1/3 pc of apple rum raisin bread from yesterday

  • about 10 triscuits with cheese and raita
  • 3ish c soup: weak miso base, with salt, ACV, "onion mix" flavoring, a little catnip and chaste tree berry (ground with mortar and pestle) for good measure, and 1 egg poached into it
  • 1 string cheese


  • about 10 triscuits with 1 pouch tuna mixed with 1 T mayo
  • 2 c chocolate milk
  • 2 Babybel cheeses

Notes: Omgz. I'm fucking hungry. Just craving everything. Maybe I'm dehydrated. When I get back I'm definitely making nettle tea and setting up slippery elm porridge for tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


  • 1 small glass whole milk
  • a couple bites of oatmeal at work before I had to run and it got all nasty
  • 1 carrot-and-raisin muffin
  • about 12 oz whole milk with a little coffee
  • 6 oz coffee, 6 oz whole milk
  • 2 vegan summer rolls with peanut dipping sauce
  • ~10 pc mozzarella and 10 grape tomatoes
  • part of (about 2/3 palm sized) a peach-and-pecan scone
Before Crossfit
  • sandwich: 2 slices whole wheat bread spread lightly with mayo, 1/2 - 1 oz cheese (leaning towards 1/2), 1 sliced very small tomato
  • 1 small glass whole milk
  • warmup: 200 jump ropes (I did about 150 and then just kept on going, practicing switching from foot to foot. Getting pretty good!
  • 21-15-9 of box jumps (24-in box) and wall-balls (15lb KB)
  • WOD #1: 2 teams of 4 (mine was Jill, Martha and Beth, besides myself). 4 stations: pushups, situps, KB swings (25lb) and hitting an enormous truck tire with a sledgehammer. Yes, you read that right. Sledgehammer hitter was the timekeeper, doing 20 swings. We got done with plenty of time to spare - just like swinging a pickaxe last summer, except not nearly as hard! :D Insane Tom the gas mask guy cheered when I was at the tire. It's kind of mixed praise to be cheered on by someone who's pretty much bonkers, but still helped me go faster.
  • WOD #2: 5 sets each of sit-ups, push-ups and air squats for 10 rounds, for time. I was the last (don't know the actual time) but my push-ups are AWESOME right now, even if I can only do a few at a time. So I feel good.
  • victory lap of 400m
  • ~2/3 c leftover company eggs with yellow peppers
  • 2 small (finger-size) veggie sausages
  • 2 triscuits
  • about 1/2 c mushrooms
  • 3 small glasses 2% milk
Notes: I kinda feel like I got punched in the ovaries, or the kidneys, or both. Probably not drinking enough water, as well as approaching certain times (still a few weeks off, but I've been neglecting my happy uterus tea lately, so symptoms are worse and arrive sooner).

Had some good talks with T lately. They still get a little stilted and annoyed on both sides at times, but I think we're reaching the right conclusions.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010


It's my birthday...

  • 1 c coffee with whole milk as creamer
  • 2 slices leftover pizza from last night
  • 1 small glass 2% milk
Notes: Feeling more than a small amount of dread at the thought of going to work. It's been bad for a while but I guess it all kind of gelled yesterday. Looked through craigslist with Amam and found a couple things to try out.

  • 6 oz coffee, 6 oz whole milk
  • 10 pc mozzarella, 10 grape tomatoes
  • 2 vegan summer rolls
  • most of a chocolate brownie
  • 1 pouch tuna mixed with 1.5 T mayo
  • the above, spread onto 10 triscuits and sprinkled with cumin

Monday, February 1, 2010


Lunch (as it were)
  • 3-4 oz mozzarella and cheddar
  • ~10 grapes
  • 2 pita crisp triangles
  • 3 wheat crackers
Notes: Yes, that was it. No, I didn't have breakfast.

  • 1 c chili
  • 1 string cheese
  • 1/2 c cucumber raita
  • about 5 or 6 cloves of pickled garlic (because i was famished and it was there, and also for the immune boost. gods know i need it now)
Notes: My job is fucking insane. I need to be doing something where I don't burst into tears as soon as I get in the car to come home. Got stuck in the snow 2 miles from the place, walked there over a sidewalk entirely covered with frozen footprints in deep snow turned to ice (read: prime ankle-breaking area) and still managed to get there only 10 minutes late.

Found out that the new guy (the one I was worried about replacing or interloping my spot) has stress issues in his spine so severe that if he doesn't change his life now he'll be in a wheelchair in 10 years. Talked to Boss F about my concerns about being out of the loop and possibly being replaced or whatnot, and it turned into a discussion about how I shouldn't have had T even in the same building as the cafe while I was working there (as well as not taking initiative). She also talked to the new guy and ended up sending him home early while she thought about whether she could still use him in his present condition. He left in tears.

So it was me and Maritza alone for another couple of hours, with F stepping in when Maritza went on her break - covering ok fine, but still leaving myriad tiny messes everywhere she went. Finally, she kept me an hour after I should have left trying to teach me ordering. It's always like this - she has people do important tasks or learn stuff they really need to know at the busiest or least opportune of times (like when she had the new guy do inventory of EVERYTHING during the biggest rush of the day when he didn't even know where everything was yet).

Talked to T on the way back and got a lot of swift kicks in the ass about how I'm killing myself and seriously hurting things between us the more I continue with this job. This is NOT where I want to be. I can't keep getting up long before dawn, working without a break most of the time for up to 9 hours straight, hobbling home and collapsing in tears, then attempting to take some time for school and myself before collapsing into bed for my scant few hours of "rest." It's wearing me down to nothing and I can't afford to go on like this.

Well, that was cathartic. Going now to make tea and probably eat some more.

  • 3 slices frozen (well, not when I ate it) pizza with mushrooms and spinach
  • 1 small glass 2% milk
  • 1 Yuengling