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Trader Joe’s Complete Body Cleanse, Days 11 – 13

September 11, 2010 Leave a comment

I’M SO SICK OF TAKING THESE FUCKING PILLS!

Day 11

Breakfast: oatmeal
Snack: Toasted Nuts ‘n Cranberry Luna bar and Naked Juice’s Blue Machine
Lunch: sauteed mushrooms, red peppers, onions, and turkey
Post-gym snack: banana
Dinner: sauteed leeks and turkey

Day 12

Breakfast: oatmeal
Lunch: sauteed leeks, green beans, tomatoes, corn, black olives, shallots
Snack: Toasted Nuts ‘n Cranberry Luna bar
Dinner: organic brown rice pasta with turkey, tomatoes, olives, corn, onions, and sesame soy ginger vinaigrette
Snack: apple with peanut butter

Day 13

Breakfast: oatmeal
Snack: half a whole wheat bagel with tomato & basil hummus
Lunch: leftover pasta salad from the previous night, half a whole wheat bagel with tomato & basil hummus
Snack: one whole wheat bagel with tomato & basil hummus, tamari roasted almonds
Dinner: cucumber salad with tomatoes and onions, and balsamic vinaigrette; half a banana
Snack: one square of dark (71%) chocolate; one Reese’s mini peanut butter cup (shut up)

One more day one more day one more day. I can’t take this anymore! I need eggs and bacon, dammit!

In other news, I spent the afternoon ripping out the carpet downstairs. I’m about 1/3 done… After the carpet I will re-caulk the bathroom.

I think tomorrow’s lunch will consist of more brown rice pasta, but this time with red peppers and mushrooms… I have a can of black beans but I don’t know what to do with it. I’m not a huge black bean fan, it turns out. There’s also a can of tuna that’s been sitting there for years. HMMMM……… One more day.

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Trader Joe’s Complete Body Cleanse, Days 6 – 10

September 8, 2010 Leave a comment

Howdy. I’ve been lazy about blogging this cleanse because frankly nothing much is happening. Decreased appetite is still decreased, easy and regular bowel movements are still easy and regular.
Oh, and I fucked up (I had to) last night.

Day 6

I sauteed half a zucchini with some mushrooms and onions; ate that with some eggs for lunch. I had some grapes and oatmeal as a snack later. Dinner consisted for a Morning Star veggie patty with some roasted eggplant. Then I had an oatmeal raisin flax cookie and a square of dark (71%) chocolate.

Day 7

Oatmeal for lunch, oatmeal raisin flax cookie and some grapes as a snack, a cucumber-tomato-olive-onion salad for dinner, and a hard-boiled egg for snack.

Day 8

Oatmeal for breakfast, oatmeal raisin flax cookie (I had a whole box that I’d forgotten about…) and some grapes for snack. Lunch came much later because I was busy removing carpet from part of my house: leftover cucumber salad with a hard-boiled egg, and another hard-boiled egg later as a snack because I was too lazy/tired to make food.

Day 9

Back to work after Labor Day weekend! Was late so the only thing I managed to pack was a container of grapes. A coworker had an apple and gave that to me when we left at 2pm. Once I got home, I had some carrots and scrambled two eggs. For dinner, I went to dinner with my family at a Chinese restaurant whose name I still don’t know despite having patronized them for years. Au menu: striped bass, crabs, lobsters, shrimps… you get the idea.

Day 10

Was late again so I ate once I got to work: the last oatmeal raisin flax cookie, the last of the grapes, and some cut up red pepper (I can’t eat those raw… I gave up). I stopped by CVS to get some (skin) toner and picked up a protein bar while I was at it (holy crap it was good) because I wanted to hit the gym. which I did. and it was fun.

Speaking of working out, I guess I just have to take it easy since I’m not putting enough stuff in my body to sustain a decent workout. At least that’s how I feel… unless it’s the soreness from the carpet-ripping talking.

For dinner tonight? Well, I was bad again. I had some of the lo mein that mom made (veggie for reasons that I don’t feel like explaining right now); it’s customary to have mein (egg noodles) for one’s birthday (it’s mom’s birthday on the lunar calendar today, which is why we went to dinner last night… actually we should have gone tomorrow night, since mom’s gone veg today, but my cousin was in town up until today, so we went last night – I’m so fucking disorganized tonight). ANYWAY, thought I’d indulge (for both me and her) so I had a bit of noodles. Mainly, though, I scrambled two eggs with some mushrooms and onions… and I don’t know what it is, or what I did wrong, but it was bland. I did not enjoy my eggs tonight.

I got some reduced sodium turkey breast cold cuts from Trader Joe’s after the gym today, so I’ll have some of that tomorrow. I also got three bananas. Should I make tomorrow’s lunch now? I don’t think I’ll have time in the morning… we have to leave early to get to the hospital; mom’s having her blood drawn for some pre-admission testing (she’s having surgery on Monday). GAH.

Trader Joe’s Complete Body Cleanse, Days 4 and 5

September 4, 2010 Leave a comment

Got my period early Thursday morning and felt AWFUL that night, so I didn’t get to blog; I went to bed a good two hours before midnight, which I haven’t done in a really long time. I woke up twice in the middle of the night to pee, which is highly unusual for me. I woke up way late, and barely had the time to take food with me.

Day 4

I had a whole wheat bagel for breakfast; this shit’s getting old and I’m not even supposed to eat so much of it. I need to come up with breakfast ideas. I made another cucumber salad for lunch (with tomatoes, olives, onions, and balsamic vinaigrette) but it wasn’t as good as it was the first time (Day 2). I also packed some grapes and a handful of almonds as snacks; those really hit the spot. Dinner consisted of a Dr. Praeger’s Tex Mex veggie patty with sauteed onions and zucchini.

Day 5 (today)

Today, breakfast consisted of … *drum roll* … A WHOLE WHEAT FUCKING BAGEL! I really didn’t want to eat that today, but I was late and couldn’t think of anything else to take with me while I ran out of the house. I put it in my bag and didn’t touch it until the train was close to my stop, when I massive cramps hit me and I needed to take some ibuprofen. I ate about a quarter of it and finished the rest, very slowly, at work. I managed to pack grapes and almonds, as well as sliced cucumbers and olives with balsamic vinaigrette. I knew we were gonna get free pizza at work, so I took the time to pack those things real quick… I didn’t want to be stuck at work with free pizza in the kitchen and no other option than to run outside and SPEND MONEY on food that would also not be appropriate for the cleanse.

BLAHHHHHHHHHHHHH. I ate a few almonds and put the container away in disgust. Definitely not in the mood for those. I did eat about half of my grapes, which I actually enjoyed. …which were the only things I actually enjoyed. The cucumber salad was meh — and that made me bitter, because when I went to fetch it from the fridge in the kitchen everyone else was standing there eating their pizza. I finished my grapes and got to leave work early. Yay! Grabbed another four pounds of grapes at Trader Joe’s.

Once home, I was starving by 4:30… scrambled two eggs with some mushrooms and roasted piquillo peppers. At first I thought the oil that the peppers were soaking in had congealed, but it turns out it wasn’t oil at all! For some reason I had never come in contact with the oily-looking substance; that stuff isn’t oily AT ALL. In fact, there is NO FAT in that jar at all.

Come dinner time, I wasn’t hungry yet. I prepped some green beans because I figured I would get hungry by bedtime… and so I waited, and waited, and waited. Finally hunger hit, so I roasted those green beans with some tomatoes and onions. It smelled delicious, and it was good, but it wasn’t nearly as satisfying as, say, a burger. Fuck!

I’m losing my appetite. I barely wanted to eat today and only did so out of necessity. I didn’t drink much water during the day so I got a headache in the late afternoon/evening… I’m hoping this appetite thing passes, because right now I have no desire to put any of those veggies in my mouth. I don’t want to stop the cleanse, so I’d say I’m pretty close to not eating anything at all. We’ll see what happens tomorrow…

Meanwhile, I’ve been taking about two shits a day.

Oh, on a brighter note: I switched gyms! Smaller place, no annoying chatty students, no people talking on their cell phones while working out. FREE CLASSES. Clean facilities and a sauna in the locker room… I’m psyched.

I think it’s time for bed. The headache is back… It’s gonna be hard to eat only healthy things during this long weekend.

@#$%^&*

Trader Joe’s Complete Body Cleanse, Day 1

August 30, 2010 Leave a comment

After a few delicious quiches and various other culinary exploits, I haven’t been feeling particularly healthy despite exercising regularly and drinking a shit-ton of water. And so I decided to try Trader Joe’s Complete Body Cleanse, which I’d been eyeing for a while.

“No more than four times a year,” it says. Hold your horses, bro; let’s see if I can even stand to do one first.

People are exclaiming left and right that the kit gives you no direction as to what your diet should be while cleansing. Kids, it tells you what to avoid eating. Use the process of elimination and figure it out for yourself… you’re supposed to be all growed up now. Nobody can tell you what to eat. Mkay? kay.

That being said, I was practically kicking myself in the rear this morning when I rushed out of my house to go to work, realizing that I hadn’t stocked my fridge adequately for this 14-day cleanse. On the bright side, even if I had time to pack a lunch it would have been useless seeing as I can’t eat any of what’s in my fridge! As a result, my breakfast consisted of a mere whole wheat bagel (which may or may not be a big no-no) and I munched on two bananas, one grapefruit, and another bagel (asked for whole wheat but it looked and tasted nothing like it) while at work. I also drank a lot of water and an expensive (but delicious) juice (Naked Juice’s Green Machine).

Oh, before I go any further, let me show you what my daily pill intake is.

Day 1 through 7:

That’s 4 fiber pills in the morning and 4 at night, 1 liver pill at night, and 3 digestive pills at bedtime. The difference between night and bedtime? Who knows. I’m taking the night ones at dinner.

Day 8 through 14:

That’s 4 fiber pills in the morning and 4 at night, 1 liver pill in the morning and 2 at night, and 2 digestive pills at bedtime. You see the size of those digestive pills? I hope that shit don’t get stuck in my throat!

So anyway, I decided to skip the gym today and headed directly to the Reading Terminal Market… got me some cucumbers, green beans, white mushrooms, tomatoes, and an eggplant. For dinner I roasted some green beans, tomatoes, mushrooms, and onions in the oven and fixed myself a veggie patty. It was good but soon after I got hungry again and had an apple with some peanut butter. And now I’m hungry. and farting. Speaking of anal outputs, I can’t wait to poop! I hear there may be some funny colors. I’m just hoping the urge to go won’t hit me during my morning commute…

Basically, I’m hungry and I have gas. As usual.

Angry

June 18, 2010 Leave a comment

I was an angry student driver:

“How does it feel to have a student driver honk at you? Why, aren’t you high and mighty in your gas-guzzling SUV!”

“Impatient drivers behind me: This is a stop sign, and I, by law, and by virtue of the fact that I’m a student driver (like the big-ass sign on the roof says), am required to stop. Actually, so are you. What does the sign say? Not ‘Slow down to the white line and accelerate’. STOP. The sign fucking says ‘Stop’. Learn how to read.”

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Another Rainy Day

May 18, 2010 Leave a comment

I’m terrified of stepping on a slug. I’d never seen slugs out and about on sidewalks until I lived in DC… since then, I’ve seen them in Philly, too. Maybe I brought them back with me.

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Vicious

May 9, 2010 Leave a comment

Life’s funny sometimes.

“I’ll give you a job, but it will be part-time; I’ll give you a wonderful boyfriend, but he will live in a different city.”
Yeah, Life, you funny little bitch.

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