Ship’s Log–February 13th


Snow day. Again. Hooray, I guess. It snowed early, but by 9 am the storm had shifted to cold rain and high winds, losing what little charm it may have had. Shoveling the resulting slurry it was neither pleasant nor easy, and afterwards I was way too sore in the arms, shoulders, back and chest to even consider hitting the mats at the dojo. Sometimes you just gotta let your body rest a little.

I did allow myself two little treats today. A mug of hot chocolate is a snow day staple in our house, and so I saved my mug to have as a reward (and recovery) after the hard effort of shoveling, and I didn’t have any other snack. Then, after dinner, I granted myself a pint of Guinness to soften the achiness and help insure a good night’s sleep. I could probably have done this with an Advil, but I like the taste of Guinness better. I guess we’ll see when I step on the scale tomorrow morning if this little slip up brings back the bloating, huh?


  • Morning: 35 flights of stairs and February Ab Challenge Day 13 (45 sit ups/ 10 push ups/ 35s plank)
  • Afternoon: 45 minutes shoveling heavy wet slushy nonsense


  • Daily Detox Drink
  • Blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries with quinoa, cinnamon, and soy yogurt
  • Coffee

Morning Snack:

  • Chocolate strawberry tea


  • Tempeh and brown rice sloppy joes in a whole grain pita pocket
  • Kale chips
  • Orange seltzer
  • Broiled 1/2 grapefruit topped with a sliced strawberry and a pinch of sugar
  • Coffee

Afternoon Snack:

  • Post-Shoveling: Almond milk hot chocolate with 2 vegan marshmallows


  • Garden vegetable chowder with chickpeas
  • 1/4 whole wheat naan bread
  • Pint of Guinness

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