Saturday, March 21, 2009

:: MJ Meal Plan 03/21-03/27 ::

Garlicky Kale
Healthy & Spicy Calamari (I added serrano chili)
Squid Ink Pasta
Grass-fed Top Sirloin Steak


Vegetarian Split Pea Soup

Zucchini Ricotta Cheesecake

Lemon-scented Quinoa Salad

eat out

Seaweed Risotto Salad

:: Day 77- 3/21/09 - Summary ::

Activities: Rainy day. Maybe the gym? Didn't happen.

Breakfast: An apple.

Rest of day:
Apricot seeds, a few chocolate chips, 1/2 banana, slice of gouda cheese

Main meal @ home
Garlicky Kale
Healthy & Spicy Calamari (I added serrano chili)
Squid Ink Pasta (Not nearly as black as I would've liked, but hey, that's how much we harvested!)
Grass-fed Top Sirloin Steak (Oh so delicious I might add! And tender! And moist! I'm sooo sold!!!)

weekly dessert night at coldstone. We share a cup!


Friday, March 20, 2009

:: Day 76- 3/20/09 - Summary ::

Minor victory, got under 157 today.

6am bootcamp, 495 cal, HRa 146 HRm 175

Breakfast: Usual blend with a small mango addition

Rest of day: fasting.

Main meal @ Flea St Cafe
we're taking a dear friend out for his birthday dinner tonight. Looking forward to trying restaurant quality grass-fed beef!
1 fresh wild sardine tempura
2 pieces of roasted beets
1/2 fillet mignon with potatoes and asparagus
1/2 goat shoulder braised
bite of chocolate ganache tart
bite of apricot bread pudding brioche

Thursday, March 19, 2009

:: love me just the way i am? ::

Ever hear these mumbles among people struggling with weight at church...
"I want a girl to love me just the way I am."
"God created me wonderfully and beautifully, I should accept my body."
"The right guy will look beyond my size. The rest are just shallow."

I agree that you are a beautiful person on the inside. I agree that someone could potentially look beyond and discover that beauty in you. But I disagree that we should do nothing about our health - because it's shallow to consider the externals. It is the easier thing to do, I'll admit, to hide behind God's unconditional love. I just call it laziness.

We were NOT created obese. We can look back in our lives and trace exactly how we became who we are today, every single cookie, every single decision. And what we will discover is that it has nothing to do with God - but everything to do with our own greed and lack of self-control that has brought us to this stage. More importantly, we should see that we can all do something about it and we are not condemned to a life of obesity. We will also see that there's nothing wrong with trying to become healthier so that your health is attractive to someone else. It is not shallow to not want to date an obese person... especially when life's experiences condition us. How many of us have seen the older generation suffer through heart disease? high blood pressure? etc etc. Should it be considered shallow to want to avoid this lifestyle and choose to be with someone that values the preservation of life?

:: Day 75- 3/19/09 - Summary ::

Activities: Not much, still coughing. But I hope to pick up my bells later today perhaps.

8am: Regular morning blend

Snacks at work: cashews, dried apricot, carrots, cucumber, apple

Main meal @ home
Stuffed Onions
Red Cabbage Dutch Style
Algerian Wedding Rice


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

:: Day 74- 3/18/09 - Summary ::

6am bootcamp, Ladder workout - I almost died. This is a good workout for me to do when I go to salt lake for work in a couple of weeks.

7am: Juice blend of carrot, apple, blueberries, broccoli stalk, cucumber, banana

random snacks;
carrot sticks, 1 apple, 1/3 banana, cucumber, 3 apricots

main meal @ home
MIL's 1-1-1 Cornish Game Hens


:: Day 73- 3/17/09 - Summary ::

Activities: None.

: Usual blend.

Random snacks: 1/2 carrot, 2 apples, apricots

Main meal @ home
some acme bread, creamy vege soup and salad with sesame vinegarette dressing, 1 apple

Monday, March 16, 2009

:: Day 72- 3/16/09 - Summary ::

6am bootcamp, 542 cal, HRa 145 HRm 181

8am: Usual blend with a new participant, broccoli stem

12pm: Random snacks
carrot, apple, nuts, apricots

Main meal @ home with Jay/Kat
Stuffed Grape Leaves ~ Dolmas
Creamy & Crusty Beans (Heidi Swanson)
Spiced Chicken Breasts
Variety Salad


:: Day 71- 3/15/09 - Summary ::

11am Mission Peak hike with Team Bessie, 1322 cal
1:09:02 on the ascent (850 cal, HRa 168 HRm 177)
1:08:13 on the descent (472 cal, HRa 122, HRm 144)

8am: Morning blend, a few pinches of acme bread, oatmeal bar at church

1pm: Random trail mix, 2 apples

Main meal @ home
grass-fed stew beef
spring ragout
MIL's shrimp with egg
whole grain bread and brown rice


:: Day 70- 3/14/09 - Summary ::

Activities: none, really. But we watched watchmen! Not bad I must say!

8am: 2 apples and some nuts

11am-2pm: Random snacks, nuts, apple and our weekly "samples tasting" at whole foods. :)

Main meal @ Tanto
Maguro Sashimi and Asari Ramen
Baskin Robbins Sundae (weekly treat)