August 18, 2011 Leave a comment
To stop learning is to stop living
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July 25, 2011 Leave a comment
“These little victories are making me happy!” said Phil. He weighs around 340lbs and he’s been on a juice diet for about 10 days. For him, a small victory was losing 17lbs and sharing his new juice diet to a neighbor on the 4th of July. He’s a truck driver, has health issues and meets an Australian that changes his life. Only about 15 minutes into watching this movie, I was so motivated and reinvested in my nutrition that I got off the couch, grabbed my purse and drove to Costco to buy a juicer!
Thankfully, Costco didn’t let me down. The juicer was large enough for a whole apple but small enough not to need it’s own zip code in my kitchen. With the new Jack LaLanne Juicer nicely packed in the front seat of my truck, I opened the box to flip through the recipe book and jotted down my grocery list. Normally I get all of my groceries from Whole Foods but since I was ONLY getting vegetables this time, I decided to stay close to home and headed to Grand Mart. There are so many selections there and I believe their produce is mostly local. My grocery list:
The two recipes I chose for today were Orangeberry, a Digestive Jump Start juice for dinner and Clear Shock, a Cucumber Spa Cocktail for lunch tomorrow. I made both including cleaning in about 30 minutes and even cleaned off a new spot for it on the counter. Spinach salad with tomatoes, goat cheese, cranberries, pine nuts, cashews and blueberry dressing was my dinner and Orangeberry was my dessert as I watched the rest of “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” on Netflix.
The juicing process was actually much easier than I thought and I was surprised to see how much of the fruity flesh was left after the juice was extracted. There was a little bit of cleanup but I was able to dump the pulp in my compost pile and stick to my goal of simple and green in my house.
There are a few things I’m trying to achieve this year. Maintain a healthy weight through changing my diet (specifically pescatarian), creating more space in my house and living more simply by getting rid of things that I don’t need and spending more time active by joining clubs and groups like meetup and traveling around the world. Today I’m kicking off my 10 day veggie/fruit fasting and then I’ll try fasting with only vegetable and fruit juices at least one meal a day. My little victories will make me happy too!
February 6, 2010 Leave a comment
The debate and struggle in the school system over music education may get a little twist. Students from the Stanford Laptop Orchestra create music with their laptops instead of instruments. Ge Wang, the orchestra’s founder, has worked with students from music to engineering to develop their own software language, Chuck, to create and generate the unique sounds and equipment necessary to build a sound unlike anything you’ve heard. This musical group has been performing at colleges and city parks as you’ll see on YouTube. There’s a performance at Macworld and Apple has even dedicated a page on Musical Macs. Although the sounds they produce may not be a symphony or pop tune you can pick out, it goes to show you that even the most technologically minded people get together to be creative, they might call it music.