Friday, July 6, 2012


I'm wondering if people are still reading and if this format's getting tiresome. I thought it would be nice to have consistency but I feel like it's becoming monotonous for me, therefore it must be worse for anyone reading! Thursday is typically my long day at work so I usually am less exciting and less able to do other things.

I had my usual breakfast with a side of soy milk. I got a new brand of bread and I'm really liking it (Alvarado St. Sprouted Whole Wheat). Lunch was a piece of focaccia with a side salad, a Gardein chick'n scallopini and a peach. Dinner was the same as the night before, pasta with pesto and veggies. Snacks were Kashi go lean, watermelon, peanuts and oatmeal with blueberries.

I didn't do any working out, and it was the first day with no gym, mountain, at home DVD in almost 2 weeks. I walked the dog for about 15 minutes in the morning and then walked another 15 minutes at work. I also did some light yoga and stretching in the morning before work. It was weird taking a day off, but I think my body appreciates it!

I'm reading a book right now about an economics professor from Bangladesh who started a microlending system to improve the lives of poor people in his country. His program has spread throughout the world, is very successful, and he won a Nobel Prize for his work. The book itself isn't as good as I thought it would be, but what he did is incredibly motivating. It shows that small changes in your life can have huge impacts for you and the people around you. I've read several articles that discuss how living with or being close to a healthy eater correlates with making better lifestyle choices. I guess that's my aim from this blog and in my life. I know that everyone doesn't have the willpower, support, or drive that I do to be healthy, but I hope I can inspire people to make small changes that will add up over time.


  1. Just wanted to chime in and say I read it! I enjoy your recipes the most. I think its a good blog, but would agree about certain parts being a little monotonous. Really just the food logging/break down. I think in a blog format you should mix it up a little, esp. if you eat the same things often yknow? At the same time I understand the desire to log things day to day so it's a tough thing to critique!

    The only other thing I noticed was it seems to be lacking emotion. Everything is really formal, almost formulaic! Don't know if that was the intention? I will keep reading either way. You should be super proud of yourself and I'm definitely inspired by all the home cooking! I'm really struggling with that myself...trying to do it more.

    1. Thanks for your feedback CM (I was pretty sure it was you from the username, lol). It kind of echoes how I've been feeling about the whole thing. I think part of me is censoring because I know that a lot of people I work with and in my family are reading this which is both good and bad. I think I'm going to work on letting things flow more and caring less about how other people feel about it.