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Food For Thought: 3-1-09

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Wow. Day of desserts. Breakfast at The Mount, out to lunch with friends afterward, Cabaret in the afternoon, and leftover communion bread for supper. Church is apparently not a very carb-friendly place! ;)

Aside from the celery, the cheesecake looks like the healthiest thing I had. But look at that glass of water in there. Go me!

Food For Thought: 2-28-09

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Again, no water. Guess it's time to start toting around that H2O bottle.

Food For Thought: 2-27-09

Ate both meals at diners today, so this should be interesting. On top of cleaning out the fridge this week, I've had an overly-typical (for me) Southern diet!

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-No water. Need to work on that.
-Next time I'm at The Lighthouse, I'm getting the pineapple pie.
-I'm noticing a trend here: My caloric intake seems to hover in the 1300-1350 range. I just calculated my maintenance intake and it's 2116. That's a 766 calorie per day deficit. Interesting.

Food For Thought: 2-26-09

Somehow, I managed to overwrite this entry. As I recall, the total calorie count was 1333. I'll have ot see if I can recreate what I ate.

Food For Thought: 2-25-09

The Lenten season is associated with discipline. I've decided to keep a food journal for Lent. I tried this last spring and after one day, I wound up in the hospital with pancreatitis. Should be fun.

I didn't decide to do this until last night, so yesterday's diet was completely haphazard. That's OK, since I'm really doing this for observational purposes, anyway. Here's what I ate (I'll add up the calories later):

Brunch
1.5 c. mashed potatoes/gravy (180cal)
1 buttermilk biscuit (180)
8 blackberries (31)

Supper
Beef tips & rice (1 c. rice, 3 oz. beef) (320)
I c. green beans (36)
Small whole wheat roll (70)
4 oz. blackberry cobbler (240)

Snack
Handful of Nilla Wafers (280)

Drinks
2 glasses iced tea (0)
2 cups coffee (0)

Total calories: 1337

I think I need to drink more. My kidneys would probably thank me.

Re-Entry

Celebrities are so weird.

Hello, LJ-land. I've been AWOL for awhile--teaching, traveling, working on websites, singing, celebrating Confederate history (in costume!), cooking, catching up on movies and TV, using up restaurant gift certificates (yum), and following up on undelivered Christmas orders. It's been taking up most of my time.

Perhaps I'll have a chance to write about some (or even one) of these things soon, but for now--just 'hey'. I'm enjoying reading about what you guys have been up to, even if it will take me eons to get current.

And yesimthegirl, thank you so much for the awesomely yummy Christmas package! We did not even manage to send cards this year. I've been laughing at pictures you've put online chronicling our college years. We all look so silly! And so young...

Dukes & URLs

I've been doing website work all day, and my concentration is waning. It doesn't help that drmellow is in the next room crooning dramatically alongside Ewan MacGregor, while watching Moulin Rouge. I keep peering around the corner in wonder and amusement. :-)

Holiday Haze

Whew! This has been a crazy week. We have been to five Christmas parties/dinners/shindigs since last Saturday (all of which were lovely) and we're getting ready to embark on 10 days of family gatherings and multi-state travels.

Wisely, we did not host a holiday party this year with all that we've had going on. What this means is that my own seasonal decorating has suffered; it seems to manifest itself less and less each year, but hosting some sort of gathering is usually incentive for me to get it all done! So, despite my proclamation that I was going to attack that project with gusto post-Thanksgiving, well... let's just say I'm not quite there yet. My Christmas tree is still sitting--unadorned, save for the lights--on some newspaper in the corner of the living room. The stockings are hung (from one mantel, anyway), the window candles are lit (only downstairs, so far) and the wreaths wreath is hanging outside the front door. I'm still searching for some more monofilament.

Don't ask about the Christmas cards.

A few of my favorite decorations have managed to find counter- or tabletop space from which to preside over the chaos: the kitchen Christmas tree looks cute as ever on the island, decorated with miniature glass fruits and veggies; some of the nutcrackers have taken up residence on the stairs; and I caught drmellow spinning the Weihnachtspyramide last night, chanting, "Run, Mary, run! Joseph's gonna get you!"

There's still more I'd like to do, but if it doesn't get done, that's also OK. We've spent evenings with friends, time with neighbors, played carols at church and community functions, and have even finished shopping for our families. But had we not done any of that, the holidays would still be worth looking forward to. I am always humbled by the sense of peace that descends upon the world at Christmastime, reminding me of the peace embodied in that tiny child on the very first Christmas Eve.

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