Saturday, March 20, 2010


Breakfast: 10:30am
  • 2/3 c amam's granola
  • 2/3 c plain low-fat yoghurt with nutmeg on top
  • 2 c coffee with while milk as creamer
Notes: I love lazy breakfasts even more than stone soup. Reading "Little House on the Prairie" right now. Also wondering why won't let me underline things.

Lunch: 3:30pm

  • egg salad with 1 egg and 1 T real mayo
  • a handful of sprouts
  • 1 small tomato
  • 3 slices cheddar
  • 2 sandwich thins
Dinner: 11:30pm

  • 1 salmonburger
  • 1.5-2ish c the rest of the leftover roasted veggies, livened up with some balsamic vinegar, EVOO and a quick toss in the pan
  • 1 mug "diet" cocoa with water (kind of a nasty aftertaste, but hot and chocolaty nonetheless)
  • 1/2 c 2% milk
Notes: No Crossfit tonight because I went to see The Mikado! Amam told me this morning that it was playing, and as everyone knows it is the best of all the G&S's, so I made an executive decision, with very satisfactory results. Turns out that Mary from my hs was the u/s for Yum-Yum, which I wish I'd gotten to see - the Yum-Yum playing was a good singer, but screamed for some reason or another every 30 seconds or so. The choreography was a little bit junior-high-school-chorale, too, but it was still thoroughly enjoyable :)



  • 2-egg omelette with a good 1/3 c of roasted red pepper strips and 2-3 T feta
  • 1/3 c amam's granola
  • 1 little yoghurt
  • 2 c coffee with whole milk as creamer
  • 1 c water
  • 500mg Vitamin C and 1 capsule Omega 3-6-9

  • 1 apple-and-cheddar panini: 2 slices sourdough bread, 1.5 oz cheddar, 1 apple (not all of it used in the sandwich), a little butter for the bread
  • 2 T hummus with the rest of the apple
  • 1/2 c cranberry grape juice
  • 1 c water
  • 500mg Vitamin C and 1 capsule Omega 3-6-9
Notes: Class was actually kind of interesting today. Instead of discussing the actual topic of class (macroecon) we just talked about the current global financial crisis. Kind of an eye-opener to see how much small-town hicks know - and care - about the economic climates in places like Greece and Spain. Very heartening.


  • 1.5 c soup (random cans and things I found: 1 whole can of lentil soup, about a half a jar of pizza sauce, some wine, some balsamic vinegar, some sea salt, lots of random other things) with a few shavings of parm on top
  • 1 veggie burger
  • a couple good spoonfuls of leftover roasted veggies
  • 1/2 c 2% milk
  • 500mg Vitamin C and 1 capsule Omega 3-6-9
Notes: I heart stone soup muy mucho :D

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Breakfast: 11:00am
  • 2 poached eggs with pepper
  • 1 small tomato, sliced, with sea salt and freeze-dried basil
  • 1/3 c Amam's granola
  • 1 little raspberry yoghurt
  • 1 c water
  • 2 c coffee (half-caff) with whole milk as creamer
  • not shown: 40 drops of nettle tincture in water, 500mg Vitamin C and 1 capsule Omega 3-6-9
Notes: Watched "Julie and Julia" last night and it totally inspired me (hence the poaching). I was tempted to saute the eggs in a little butter once they were done, to do even more of a tribute, but I was hungry. Very cute movie, although the heroine really is a bit of a bitch, but a very real-feeling one. I'm sure my feelings on the subject are swayed by the fact that I also know about her second book, in which she describes cheating on her saint of a husband in sometimes nauseating detail. But Amy Adams is adorable as always, and Meryl Streep is god. This movie almost made me want to eat meat. Almost. Just the boeuf bourguignon.

Lunch: 2:00pm
  • 2 pieces Wasabread
  • 1 packet of tuna, mixed with 1T real mayo and about 1.5T pickle relish
  • 1 small tomato, sliced, with a little pepper on top
  • 5 or 6 decent handfuls of raw baby spinach, wilted with about 1T EVOO, a good splash of pine ACV and a pinch of sea salt, then seasoned with a couple drops of sesame oil
  • 500mg Vitamin C and 1 capsule Omega 3-6-9
  • 1/2 c 2% milk
Notes: The spinach was decently flavoured but really kind of watery and gross-ish, texture-wise. Next time I'll try heating the oil in the pan til it's practically on fire, not using any liquid seasonings, and tossing the leaves for only a few seconds so they don't get mushy. What kinds of dry spices go with spinach?

So just last night I realised that the little glasses I use for beverages actually only hold about a half-cup. So I'm probably dehydrated. Do they make drinking glasses with liquid measurement lines on the side? I'm sure they do. On with the hunt!

Pre-Crossfit snack: 5:20pm
  • porridge! ~1 c water, 1/4 c 2% milk and a dash of salt set to boil. When it started simmering, I dumped in 2T currants and 9 chopped-up almonds. At the boil, in went 1/2 c rolled oats, 1/2 c shredded slippery elm bark and 1T slippery elm powder. Let that stew for a while, then when it was set enough, swirled in 1T honey (local, raw, delish), 1T PB (not local or raw but still yum) and about 2T whole milk, just to cool it down
  • 2 c water with 40 drops of nettle tincture
  • 400m sprint as a warm-up
  • with a 25-lb KB, the following: 10 Russian swings, 50m high-knees sprint, 10 Russian swings, 50m ass-kicker sprint, 15 single-handed Russians (switching hands each swing), 50m high skips, 15 single-handed Russians, 25m walking lunges, 10 air squats, 25m walking lunges, 10 American swings
  • 10ish minutes of tactical dumbbells: thrusters, push presses, etc
  • WOD: 3 rounds for time: 400m sprint, 15 thrusters (2 12lb dumbbells), 20 sit-ups, 30 walking lunges. I was somewhere over 20 minutes. Maybe 22 or 23.
Notes: That's right, bitches. Our warm-up is your workout. This one kicked my ass tonight - I'm not sure if it's just still getting back on track after the hiatus or what, but I just feel like lead. Meh.

Dinner: 8:30pm

  • 2 c roasted veggies, sauteed briefly in about 2t butter
  • 2 oz parmesan, melted and crisped in the pan. omgz it's crackers made entirely of cheese.
  • about 0.5-0.75c low-fat yoghurt
  • 1/2 c chocolate milk with 2%
  • 500mg Vitamin C and 1 capsule Omega 3-6-9
  • 2 c water
Notes: I found drinking glasses with measurement lines w00t! I definitely don't need one right this second but these would be nice to have at some point. Mental note.

Today's been a lot better, trich-wise. Maybe 10 times I pulled, as opposed to dozens and dozens these past few weeks, daily. I'm still fiddling with my hair a lot, though; tugging on strands even though I don't actually pull them out. As a result my head is rather sore. I'm definitely getting a haircut in the next week so that should help. I'm thinking bangs.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Breakfast: 9:15am
  • 1/2 Granny Smith apple
  • 1.5 oz swiss cheese
  • 1/2 c granola with 1 container strawberry yoghurt mixed in
  • 2 c coffee with skim milk
  • 1 c water
  • 500mg Vitamin C, 1 capsule Omega 3-6-9
Notes: Another day of homework and such. I'm having a horrible time with trichotillomania right now, and just over the past several weeks. Things have been a little more stressful but even so, it seems like the urge is a lot stronger than normal. When I was in OH, there were times when T had to actually grab my hand to get me to stop. Grr. I've been sorta fantasizing about just shaving the whole mess off and being done with it, but that's not really socially acceptable, especially for a mid-20s woman looking for a job.

Oh god.

I'm mid-20s.

*minor breakdown*

Please excuse me while I go get out my coloring books and crayons.

Lunch: 12:30pm
  • 2 slices of sourdough bread
  • on one: hummus, broccoli sprouts, 3 slices of avocado, a little lime juice and a sprinkle of cayenne
  • on the other: hummus, 3 slices of tomato (I ate the rest too), about 1-1.5 T feta and a little pepper
  • 1 semi-hard-boiled egg
  • 1 c 2% milk
  • 1 c water with 40 drops of nettle tincture
  • 500mg Vitamin C and 1 capsule Omega 3-6-9 (not shown)
Notes: I hurrrrrt like a bitch from last night. Somehow I exercised my back way more than I usually do when doing a lot of squats, and one side is more sore than the other (we were working outside and the ground where I was standing wasn't quite flat, so that might be part of it, as well as those damn goblet squats).

Just got a call from Martha - she needs someone to help with inventory and organising the store on Sat and Sun this weekend, which should get me a nice little chunk of cash. W00t for random opportunities to make money! I'm also submitting my employment app to Whole Foods for the 3rd time (you have to redo it for each dept.) and am REALLY hoping they stop giving me the runaround on this. Of the past two depts I went to, one says they're definitely hiring me IF one of the current workers decides to switch depts (which, according to my sources, is rather probable), and the other told Bethany last week that they'd interview me yesterday (Monday), but hired someone else on Sunday, all without letting me know anything. Yargh...but I'm still trying hard for this, as the starting pay is the same as what I was making after a year and a half at the old place.

Snack: 4:30pm
  • 1 Wasabread
  • 1 egg, chopped up and mixed with about 1.5T tahini, 1T lime juice, 2t EVOO and a little salt, with some paprika sprinkled on top
  • 2 c coffee (decaf! don't judge me!) with whole milk as creamer
Dinner: 8:30pm
  • ~1.5 c chopped cooked asparagus
  • ~1 oz baked salmon
  • 2 eggs, beaten with a little 2% milk
  • all of the above, made into an attempt at an omelette/frittata that wasn't cooking thoroughly, so got turned into scrambled deliciousness. also contains fresh grated nutmeg and a dash of salt
  • ~4 oz cheapo pinot noir I found in the bottom of the fridge
  • 1 c superawesomefruityenergy juice
  • 2T roasted soy nuts
  • 500mg Vitamin C and 1 capsule Omega 3-6-9
  • not shown: 40 drops of nettle tincture in water
Notes: Does this count as a "dinner fail?" If so, I hope all my future failures turn out to be this delish. The nutmeg might seem odd to put in a savory dish but it's really lovely, adding just a bit of fragrance to the whole deal.

While pretending to care about the IRS laws governing limitations on tax deductions for meals during business travel, I found this blog on trich. It's really kind of amazing to find things like this out there, even though I've found them before and know that they exist. It's just...I'm not really sure how to describe it, other than an intense, warm, total-being feeling of connectedness to all the other people who have this problem and don't know how to deal with it, and who imagined themselves to be freaks of nature, utterly alone in their compulsions before finding things like this. The girl who writes it is amazing in her own particular way, too - of the (considerably few out of the myriad) bloggers I've seen talking about this subject, she is the only one I've seen to post pictures of herself, and in particular her hair. Her case is much worse than mine, and even I'm iffy about wearing hairstyles that I think will show off the small patches I have - she's incredibly brave to show herself off to the world like this. So yeah, if the topic interests you at all (or if you've never heard of it) go over and check it out.

Monday, March 15, 2010


Breakfast: ~11 am
  • 1.5 c brussel sprouts with honey mustard sauce (don't laugh! thems is delish! yes, even for breakfast)
  • 1 little strawberry yoghurt
  • 1.5 oz swiss or something
  • 2 c water with ACV
Notes: A fairly lazyish day. I ended up being on the road for something like 11 hours yesterday and was pretty bushed, so today was doing laundry and other cleaning, catching up on homework from last week and chillaxing.

Lunch (as it were): 4:30pm
  • 2 pieces of Wasabread with about 2-3 T of PB
  • 1/2 Granny Smith apple, sliced up (only a few slices are shown but there were a good handful more)
  • 9 almonds
  • 2 c coffee with skim milk
Notes: Bleargh. How the hell do people drink skim milk in coffee? Or at all, for that matter. Maybe I'm spoiled or delusional or both, but it just doesn't taste right.

I wasn't really hungry when I ate this, but felt like it was time to have something. It always seems like my internal food clock gets off-kilter when I visit T. Maybe because they eat on a bit more of a cavalier basis than I usually do. But omgs I had such a no-coffee headache today...arg, I hate addictions.

Dinner: 5:45pm

  • 2 pieces of Wasabread
  • 1 packet of tuna mixed with tahini, a couple drops of toasted sesame oil and lime juice and sprinkled with cayenne
  • 1 little raspberry yoghurt
  • 1 c water
Notes: Realised that it was getting close to Crossfit and it would have been too long since I'd eaten anything, so decided to err in the opposite direction. But...DUDES. (et al) The next time you make tuna salad, make it with tahini. Holy fuck this was delicious.

  • 800m run (with a 200m sprint in the middle) as a warmup
  • with a 20-lb medicine ball and Martha as a partner, did 20 chest passes, 3 rounds of one person does air squats with the ball and the other holds the squat position, 3 rounds of one person sprints 100m and the other person does wall-ball (with a 12-lb-er for that one)
  • a few minutes of tactical kettlebells with a 30-lb KB (for this and the following)
  • WOD: 10-minute AMRAP of 10 goblet squats (hold the KB under your chin with both hands, elbows down and in) and 20 Russian KB swings.
Notes: I have no many how many rounds I did on the WOD. I either hit some kind of a wall after the week's hiatus or didn't have enough carbs at my dinner or ate it too soon beforehand. But whatever happened, I got all weak and shaky about halfway through the wallball/sprint bit. Dave got me some granola with sugar in it (about 1/2 c, just rolled oats, slivered almonds, Craisins and brown sugar) but I was pretty useless for the rest of the time. Merh.

Second Dinner: 9:00pm

  • 1 salmonburger
  • 1 c broccoli, steamed in a little salted water, forgotten about and unintentionally seared, then tossed in the pan with a little EVOO and white pine vinegar that I made (almost out!)
  • 1 apple
  • 1 c chocolate milk
  • 500mg Vitamin C and 1 capsule Omega 3-6-9
  • 2 c water with 60 drops total of nettle tincture
Notes: I'm experimenting with this tincture stuff. What I like best is to drink the infusion, but that takes 8-10 hours to brew, and sometimes I can't/don't want to wait that long. The effects are similar, from what I'm noticing now - mind is definitely more active, if not as much as after downing 4c of super-strong infusion. I'll have to play around with proportions, and I don't want to switch entirely to this, but it's good to have around.

Also, I really need to make more of that pine vinegar! The last batch was set to steep in early November last year, and although it was delicious and fragrant and all-around lovely, I'm really looking forward to making it with fresh spring needles. I do need to get a better container for storing and using, though - the jars work just fine for the brewing process, but don't quite cut it when you want to sprinkle a few drops on a salad. If one can OD on vinegar, I've totally been there and back a dozen times.

A quick recap

It's the first post without a date as the title omgzzz! What is the world coming to? But anyways.

For the last week I've been up in Ohio visiting T and his fam, and marking down every bit of food I eat has not exactly been in the forefront of my thoughts. What I did eat, overall, can be summed up fairly well as follows:

  • coffee
  • more coffee
  • maybe some scrambled eggs
  • or an omelette
  • or perhaps cereal
  • more coffee
  • what's that? it's 3pm already? eh, fuck it, it's almost dinnertime
  • a sandwich, if the kids wanted some and the stuff was already out
  • two or three times, a 6-inch tuna sub from Subway
  • coffee
  • coffee again. surprised yet?
  • pizza, maybe
  • baked tilapia with Ritz cracker breading that I made sans recipe!
  • whatever else was available
All other times
  • random handfuls (or more...) of various delicious and unhealthy things - chips, cookies, those little chocolate-covered doughnuts you get at gas stations...etc etc
  • really ridiculous amounts of...anyone? anyone? COFFEE, of course.
  • many other things that I forgot
And after all of this it seems like I actually lost a little weight. Go figure...

Time was spent in helping around the house, helping T with homework and such, and generally trying to ease a little of the tension around the place before T's mom had her surgery today. One of the kids got kicked off the bus for several days, so we also had to drive him to and from school. I also drove T to and from his work, when he had it, and washed ever dish in the house about 10 times each. So a pretty busy time, overall, but a fun one, doing the whole "playing house" deal.

And of course there's the part where I'm seeing a regular god of sex. He mentioned at one point that we were worse than honeymooners, and it was totally true - we practically needed a chaperone to get anything at all done...well, besides each other (not quite true, we do have some work ethic! but you get the point). Well, that's one of the perks of a LDR, I guess :D

Still, besides all the crazy-awesome creative ways to use every surface in the house; besides the sweet soft lovemaking; besides even lying together and making out before we fall asleep, there's nothing else in the world quite like waking up in the arms of the one you love, and seeing the smile in their eyes even before they whisper good morning.


But anyways, now I'm back, and getting right back on the wagon. Really gonna try and keep this a daily thing, starting now. W00t!

Friday, March 12, 2010


Breakfast: 9:30am
  • ~1.5 c porridge: 1/3 c rolled oats simmered with 1/4 c shredded slippery elm bark and about 1 T slippery elm powder, along with a small handful of dried currants
  • 2 c coffee with whole milk as creamer
  • 1 oz each of Mexican string cheese and some kinda fancy Swiss stuff that my dad bought when he was hungry
  • 9 almonds
  • 500mg Vitamin C and 1 capsule Omega 3-6-9
  • 1 c water

  • 2 c raw broccoli, steamed with a little water in the bottom of the pan and then seared with about 1T EVOO and 1/4 red onion, julienned
  • 1 salmonburger, grilled in the pan when the broccoli was done
  • 1/3 avocado and a sprinkle of cayenne, on top of the burger
  • 1 little strawberry yoghurt
  • 1 c 2% milk
  • 1 c water
  • 1 apple
  • 1.5 oz sharp white cheddar
  • 1/3 c rice with turmeric or something
  • 2ish c roasted veggies and chick peas
  • 1.5 oz baked salmon
  • 1.5 oz parmesan cheese
  • 1 c chocolate milk with 2%

Monday, March 1, 2010


Breakfast: 9:30 am
  • 1 c lo mein
  • 1/2 pear
  • 1 hard-boiled egg
  • 1 c 2% milk
  • 500MG Vitamin C and 1 capsule Omega 3-6-9
  • 1 c water
Lunch: 12:30 pm
  • 2 sunny-side-up eggs on 2 pieces of plain Wasabread, sprinkled with 1t each feta and freeze-dried basil
  • 1/2 small head of red cabbage, simmered with ACV and salt
  • 3 c coffee (half-caff) with whole milk as creamer
  • 500mg Vitamin C and 1 capsule Omega 3-6-9
  • 30 drops ginko/gotu kola tincture in water (20 min before eating)
  • 1 c water
Notes: Going in to Wellspring for an interview tomorrow - excited!!! For now, focusing on cleaning car and room and getting the garden more prepared for spring, which is already nearly here!

Dinner: 5:15 pm
  • 1 hard-boiled egg, mixed with 1 t mayo and spread on a plain Wasabread
  • 1 can Amy's lentil soup (about 1 c), mixed with 1/2 c water, a little salt, pepper and cayenne and topped with plain yoghurt
  • 1 c 2% milk
  • 500mg Vitamin C and 1 capsule Omega 3-6-9
  • 1 c water
  • 400m sprint to warm up
  • 10 air squats and 10 sit-ups, not for time
  • 5-10 minutes of tactical KB swings (used 25-lb KB all through tonight)
  • 10 KB swings (total, one-handed, switching sides) and 10 air squats, not for time
  • WOD: 5 burpees, 10 box jumps (24in box), 20 one-handed KB swings (10 each side), 30 sit-ups, 400m sprint, back down the list, another 400m sprint and done. Dave didn't tell me my time but I was either 2nd or 3rd by a couple seconds.
Second Dinner: 8:45 pm
  • 1 stalk of broccoli (all florets plus about half the stem), steamed quickly and then seared with 1 small pat of butter
  • 1 pouch tuna in water
  • 2 c chocolate milk with 2%
  • 9 almonds
  • 500mg Vitamin C and 1 capsule Omega 3-6-9
Notes: Trying to get back to really Zoning (besides the chocolate milk. I just wanted that). Bea at Crossfit said that Crazy Hot Sarah looked over when I was doing the burpees and wondered loudly why I wasn't in the regular class yet. Answer: people are a little crazy scary. I would like to do more of the big lifting, though. Something to think about.

T and I had a tiff - I was feeling grumpy and jumped on a fairly innocent thing he said and turned it into an argument, then he got a speeding ticket while being distracted on the phone. Haven't heard from him since, although I've called and txted a couple times. Merh.