Friday, May 20, 2011

Wanarenes and Cumber-ers

I was at the greengrocer's yesterday, buying fruits and vegetables, and I saw that nectarines are finally in season. Last summer, in Finland, we ate a lot of nectarines. Kinneret loved them. She called them "wanarenes." 

One day, we sat in our cabin in Finland, making a shopping list, and we asked the children what we should buy. Kinneret kept saying "cumber-ers" (cucumbers). 

This summer, she calls them nectarines and cucumbers. I'm glad that she's growing up, but I miss her baby-talk mistakes. 

Here is a picture of her at her cousin's bar mitzva last month:

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

All of It

I'm at the point that I can eat responsibly even without posting every morsel that enters my mouth, so I've been blogging less. Someone complained that he missed it. Thanks! 

In Stephen King's On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft, he talks about his drinking. He says that a man goes to a doctor and says "I have a drinking problem," and the doctor asks "How much do you drink?" The man replies "All of it." When I read that, I didn't quite get it, but now I do.

Today, I went out with a friend, and we got yogurts with muesli and coffee. While we were sitting there, a woman came in and got some sort of roll with jelly. The roll was fairly small, but she still left a piece of it when she left. I turned to my friend and asked "How does she do that? How can you leave a piece of food?" 

I think that's one of my major issues - I eat all of it. It doesn't matter what it is. I finish it. A serving isn't the recommended serving size. A serving is whatever is available. When I first got married, I would make a pound of pasta, and Yaakov would eat half and I'd eat the other half. These days, I cook half of the pound. If I cook more, it won't leave leftovers; we'll simply eat more. 

Portion control is a huge issue for me. I'm learning to work around it. Mainly, I'm making sure that "all of it" is a reasonable amount for me to eat.

Thursday, May 05, 2011


Today, Yaakov called me to tell me that he has to go to the USA on Sunday. For three weeks. I don't really take to solo parenting well. I'm in the process of starting a new job with many hours, so I don't know exactly how I'm going to do things like grocery shopping and laundry while he's away. So... grumble! 

Breakfast: coffee
lunch: yogurt drink (peanut butter... YUM!)
dinner: 1.5 chicken breasts, 1 thigh, 1 wing, lots of string beans
after: 1 jawbreaker candy. not as good as a fireball, but got me through the sugar craving.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Two Days in One

I missed posting yesterday, and today, I had a big mess up with lunch. I went to try out a newly mehadrin place and got hummus and meat and pitas... was incredibly yummy, but I figure it was close to 1000 calories. I decided to eat just veggies for dinner so I'm still on track, I think.

Breakfast: coffee
Lunch: cottage cheese and strawberries
snack: coffee, apple
dinner: felafel (1.5 sandwiches)

Breakfast: yogurt, coffee, 3 marshmallows
snack: yogurt drink (350 calories)
lunch: hummus w/ meat & 2 pitas, very small green salad
dinner: 2 zucchinis
extra: 3 small candies

Monday, May 02, 2011

7 Down, 33 to Go

So it's official, kilo number seven dropped away, despite all of my bad eating over Pesach and the bar mitzva. I'm inspired now to go back to being really careful, so today was a no-mistakes day.

Breakfast: coffee
snack: 1/4 cup of orange juice-pineapple-mint-wheat grass juice (It was AWFUL)
lunch: yogurt (chocolate orange froop...really yummy)
snack: low cal ice cream bar (50 calories)
dinner: 1 can of tuna with 5% olive oil mayo-like stuff, 1.5 cups whole wheat pasta with mushrooms and tomato sauce, 1 big sweet red pepper

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Sunday. Better

In response to all job-related questions, the position is a marketing writer position. It's an internship, and I'm not 100% where I'll be working yet. Some of the work will probably be from home. I haven't started yet. I have a phone meeting tomorrow, and after that, I assume things will be clearer.

Breakfast: Coffee
Lunch: strawberries and cottage cheese
snack: coffee
dinner: 2 zucchinis, 2 bowls of chicken soup, ~1 cup of rice