Friday, April 30, 2010


Before Crossfit: ~5:30am
  • 1 little strawberry yoghurt
  • 1 oz mystery cheese
  • 6 almonds
  • 1/2 c skim milk
  • 400m sprint to warm up
  • Six-Shooter: 6 pistols (one-legged squats. fucking hard.), 6 pushups, 6 American KB swings (30-lb KB), 6 dumbbell thrusters (2 15-lb dumbbells), 6 box jumps (24-in box?), 6 burpees; all repeated 6 times
Notes: Holy damn. This was a bitch. I don't think my posture was quite right on the pistols and my lower back hurt like crazy the rest of the day. But it was still pretty good.
Ashley (is that her name?) was chatting with me and a couple other girls after the workout and mentioned casually that the weight-loss boot camp may perhaps be a little bit "babied." She spoke a little hastily (as she told me later, with a worried look on her face) and let me speak my piece about how no, we're really not, all the guest trainers have been quite surprised when we complain about them not giving us enough, etc etc. And I know she meant no offense at all, and didn't even know I was in that group when she spoke. It's just interesting to think about - how after a year and a half (for some of us, myself included) of working out here, longer than almost everyone else, including the elites...we're still kind of viewed as the "lesser" class. It's the same deal with everyone pushing me to join the "regular" class, or talking about "graduating..." merh. It just gets a little annoying, how even though we push ourselves just as hard and stick with it just as long, in everyone's eyes, we're still not worth as much.
  • overnight oats: 3/4 c skim milk and 3/4 c plain yoghurt, whisked together and then mixed with 1/2 c rolled oats to soak overnight
  • 4 big (3 fingers) strawberries, chunked up and put in with the oats in the morning
  • 1 c coffee with a little 2% milk
  • the Indie. perfect accompaniment
Notes: OMGOMGOMG. Overnight oats, where have you been all my life??? Guys, seriously. This stuff is aMAAAAzing. Seriously. Tangy and sweet and creamy and OMG. I can't even describe it. Go. Make some right now. Go go go.

  • 1 c spiced cabbage (recipe to follow)
  • 1 salmonburger
  • 1 Wasabread
  • 1 oz mystery cheese
  • 1 small cafe au lait with Caribou's weird blend of skim and half-and-half that they call "whole milk"
Notes: Ok, so this spiced cabbage stuff. I had a hankering for some kind of cooked cabbage side-dishy sort of thing. Had a bunch of spices from chai-making back in the cold months lying around in disuse, so I got an idea. What follows is approximately what I put in.
  • 1/2 large head Napa cabbage, julienned
  • 1 medium apple, cored and sliced to taste
  • 1 medium onion, sliced very thin
  • 3-4 T ACV
  • 1-2 t salt
  • 2 star anise pods, broken up
  • the seeds from about 10 or so cardamom pods
  • 1/8-1/4 nutmeg, grated (that's that fraction of an actual nutmeg)
  • 1/2 t freshly ground black pepper
  • good lord, about 1 T cloves (probably too much)
  • enough water to come almost to the surface of the veggies
  • as an afterthought, 1 single-serving container of unsweetened apple sauce (probably could have done w/o)
Then I simmered it all for a while until everything looked cooked and smelled fantastic. Try this out. The spices combine perfectly with the sweetness of the apples and the savoriness of the dish as a whole. It's really kind of awesome. This is one I'm gonna work on perfecting.

Dinner: ~8pm
  • 1/2-ish c steamed broccoli
  • 1 c-ish (just the rest of) spiced cabbage
  • 1 tipalia filet
  • 1/2 c whole milk
Notes: Was totally famished by the time I got back. Thank gods for leftovers.


  1. That's it. I'm trying overnight oats. If my own sister likes it, I'll like it, right? That sucks about CrossFit! I did it with you and it was hard! Btw...what's this mystery cheese? Love you!

  2. That's a random unlabeled block from one of Papa's mad midnight cheese runs. Looks and cuts like soft parm, tastes like sharp cheddar.

    You might want to put some sweetener in the ONOs. The strawberries and oats themselves did it for me but I think you'd need just a little sugar (or honey)