Ship’s Log–January 18th, 2015


Another Sunday brings another grocery shopping trip. This week’s total was just a hair under $270, including visits to both Costco and Wegman’s. I was aiming for $250, but then I included an anti-aging serum from Costco, Yes, I use anti-aging serum, because one day my daughter’s friends may stop thinking I’m her older sister, and I am not looking forward to that day. The stuff I usually use costs a whopping $80 a bottle, of which I use about two a year. The stuff I bought cost $30 a bottle. Depending on how fast I go through it (and how well it works), I could potentially save $100 a year…or wind up with a face that looks like a well-used baseball mitt by this time next week.

As for fitness, well, I’ve developed a piecing ache in my upper left teeth, the sort of thing that indicates a problem with my sinuses. I’m not willing to go and label this a sinus infection and admit that my old nemesis is back in my life (I used to get four or five a year before I gave up dairy), but I am willing to take another day to rest a bit and let my body heal the inflammation that is evident in my dear old nasal passages.

Distance to goal weight: 26 pounds. I’m in a rotten mood because of this. I know it’s water, but still…


  • 10 push ups, sit ups, and squats


  • Whole wheat everything bagel with 1 egg and a slice of Daiya provolone
  • Small shot of orange juice
  • Coffee with vanilla soy milk

Morning Snack:

  • Black tea with honey and lemon


  • Waffled pizza (crescent roll dough stuffed with pizza sauce, veggie pepperoni, and Daiya mozzarella and cooked on a waffle iron)
  • Romaine, cucumber, and grape tomatoes dressed with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and faux parmesan
  • Coffee with vanilla soy milk

Afternoon Snack:

  • Peppermint tea
  • Handful of cashews
  • Movie time snack: kettle corn and a few Oreos


  • Vegan sausage and kale soup
  • Whole grain bread
  • Chamomile tea
  • Piece of dark chocolate

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