Ship’s Log–January 25th, 2015


I woke up this morning and saw that the little snow storm we were supposed to get this week was upgraded to a 10-18 incher. We headed out to do the grocery shopping in stores that were quite a bit more packed than usual. In the middle of our trip I checked the weather update to see that we were now in a Blizzard warning area, 18-24 inches. Huh. By mid-afternoon, that was increased to 24-36 inches. Hot damn.

The last time we had this much snow it took nearly a week to dig our township out. I had to make a second run to the store for toilet paper and a case of shelf stable soy milk, the two things I worried we would run out of if trapped in the house for an extended period. Between the two trips, I was now way over budget with a total of $306, but I am fully stocked up on everything we need to last a full week, including dog food, toilet paper, and that shelf stable soy milk (necessary for all the hot cocoa the Things will go through when taking breaks from shoveling and/or sledding).

I wish I had bought those snow shoes I’ve been dreaming about for the last three years, because that’s the only way I’d be able to use my trails for the next two weeks.

Distance to goal weight: 25.4 pounds. I remain swollen. Blerg.


  • Nope. Spent the full afternoon shopping for snow boots.


  • Steel cut oats cooked with water and coconut milk, topped with sliced banana, walnuts, and a wee bit of maple syrup
  • Small glass of orange juice
  • Coffee with vanilla soy milk


  • Empanada waffles: crescent roll dough stuffed with Beyond Meat beef crumbles tossed with mole sauce and Daiya cheddar and cooked on the waffle iron
  • Salad: romaine, cucumber, and grape tomatoes tossed with tequila lime white balsamic and blood orange olive oil
  • Coffee with vanilla soy milk

Afternoon Snack:

  • Hummus with carrots and gluten-free multi grain crackers


  • Homemade Japanese pan-fried noodles with tofu
  • Coconut mango wuyi oolong tea

Late Night:

  • Clean Slate Reisling
  • Crackers with guacamole

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