November 11th, 2008


Keith Olbermann comments on Proposition 8

Already blogged by several of my friends. I wasn't going to watch it as I figured it was preaching to the choir to me, but I'm so, so glad I did. Direct YouTube URL here in case the embed doesn't work.

A personal note: My parents were married in 1969, just two years after Loving v. Virginia eliminated the last of the laws prohibiting interracial marriage. Like Barack Obama, my own birth would have been deemed illegitimate by many states prior to this decision. I don't see the current civil rights battle as any less important.

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McDougall Program Day 11

Morning weights: Julie 140 1/2, Ziggy 192

Julie breakfast: Brown rice with pureed banana and dates; herbal tea with sugar and almond milk

Ziggy breakfast: Cereal with almond milk; tea; pineapple

Julie lunch: Quinoa salad with beans, corn, and tomatoes; cilantro-potato soup; whole-wheat bread

Ziggy lunch: Cucumber-bean salad; veggie chicken noodle soup

Julie snacks: Sweet potato biscuit; hot cocoa

Ziggy snacks: Baked apple rice

Julie dinner: Quinoa salad with spinach and beans; hot cocoa

Ziggy dinner: Kale-cucumber-lemon juice with wheatgrass; kale salad; quinoa, sprouts and veggies with tahini sauce

Julie exercise: Approx 1 hour walking

Ziggy exercise: Approx 30 min walk to work

Feelings: Generally very good. Lazy till afternoon, but got some cooking, cleaning, and bass practice in. Had a date in Berkeley tonight, fortunately with a vegan guy so we went to Herbivore. Their quinoa salad wasn't as good as the McDougall one I made earlier, and the dressing might have had oil in it, but I'm sure it was a lower-fat choice than the pesto ravioli I usually order at that restaurant.

Definitely feeling a looser fit in my size 12 jeans. Even if I don't lose any more weight on the scale by the end of this diet tomorrow night, I feel this program has been a success.