Wow, I am tearing it up with these lunges. I got up for my plank today, I did two yesterday because in the evening I forgot I had done one in the morning. My second one was a little wobbly but I was also on the phone with my sister and I did one already so I guess that’s fine.

As you know if you read this regularly, Tuesday is Bagel Day. Every Tuesday on my way to work I buy an avocado so I can hollow out an everything bagel (all the flavor is in the crust of a bagel, who needs the inside?) and put a whole avocado in the moat I created. Unfortunately today I got some avocado on my pants, but who cares. This is not a fashion show and no one can see my legs under my desk.

Tonight is film club, and I am hoping to make a swift exit and go home to cook for myself rather than buy junk food at the bar. I have a zucchini with my name on it waiting for me. Must say no to shrimp po’ boys!

Sometimes diet can be a real struggle. Yesterday I saw a photo of some fish tacos and I became obsessed with food for the rest of the day. Small concessions, like bagel day, make it easier to be strong and say no to ordering junk food. Big concessions, like doughnuts make it easier to throw all my willpower out the window and just give up for the day. Promises, promises.


As a reminder, (and yes I wrote this in my last post too and I’m gonna keep putting it there until we see some movement on the goal bar for donations) I am running the Rock n’ Roll Brooklyn half-marathon for a cause! (You think I’m doing this for my health?) Each day I’ve included this information and links in my post so that I might garner a few more donations to help St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital to save a few more young lives. I have to admit, while I post this every day, donations are at a standstill. So even if you only have $1 to spare, every little bit helps and I hope you will throw a few dollars this way.

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As always, here is some information about St. Jude’s and the impact your donations make. Your donations are appreciated! Please donate to this wonderful cause here!



Donations make a difference

Every dollar donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital counts! Take a look at some of the possibilities that your effort could provide to the kids and families of St. Jude.

Infant Care Supplies for 10 Babies: $50

These supplies help parents and nurses care for babies in treatment and include items like diapers, baby bottles, sippy cups, pacifiers, footies and heel warmers.

Wagon: $70

Wagons can make traveling through the halls of St. Jude easier for parents and more fun for a young child.

Parties to celebrate birthdays, holidays and “coming off chemo”: $75

St. Jude provides parties, decorations, cakes and more to keep spirits high during the holidays and to celebrate special occasions like birthdays and a child’s completion of chemotherapy treatment.

Creative Toys: $100

Play is an essential part of every child’s life, and it’s important for the children to have fun as often as possible. At St. Jude, colorful, toy-filled play areas are just as plentiful as exam rooms.

Delicious Meals: $210

St. Jude provides meal cards so that patients and families can enjoy the comfort and convenience of good, nutritious meals in the Kay Kafe, our cafeteria.

One Day of Oxygen: $447

Oxygen is key to keeping the immune system strong. A gift of oxygen can help a young body thrive and help fight cancer at the cellular level.

Child-sized Wheelchairs: $700

These special wheelchairs help children move easily through St. Jude.

Airfare for a parent and child: $1,000 Average

For a patient referred to St. Jude, the hospital covers the cost of airfare for a child and one parent or guardian.


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