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Personal blog of Fruitarian Lena - fruitarian life in text and photographs.

On most mornings I do all or some of the exercises and postures on this list, all slightly modified for my needs over the years, some named for convenience - I used to memorize the best sequence this way. I used to start with Surya Namaskara, but lately I've been leaving it out. 

1) cut tomatoes and avocados 2) eat out of a measuring cup :)

For days I had the same: oranges, and then tomatoes with avocado, with occasional grapes or apples. It is around 6-8 pounds or ~ 3-4 kg (bulk), $5-7 a day, buying smartly in California.

What are you guys having these days?

Unexpectedly, the Sun went out, and I was happy all the way to the pool, in it, and back.

7K Walking (total), 1.5K swimming.

This is me, Lena, in the bright Californian sunlight after a swim.

This is me on the way back from pool after swimming. This is me, Lena, after the usual 1.5K  swim.

I've been swimming in an open pool for many weeks now, almost every day, almost the same distance - 1.5 kilometers.

My watch with 33 rounds (25 yards x 66)

Swimming in UCSD pool, I started to count laps like in running, by rounds, to make it easier. So now, I touch the lap button on my watch on the start point only. I mostly swim a mile or so, in breaststroke, almost daily. Today I made 33 rounds (50 yards or 45.7 meters each, 25-yard laps x 66). It is 1650 yards, or ~ 0.94 miles, or ~1509 kilometers. 

My times stopped improving: the time for 1.5K on the watch is one of my best times - 41 minutes and 14 seconds, often I am 1-2 minutes slower.

My watch after swimming 1.5K in 40:42 (25 yards x 66)

Happy about my first time swimming 1500 meters in under 41 minutes! Today I got to swim very late because of traffic and waiting in a post office (no Sunshine for my new sundress), but I was faster than yesterday by 1 minute: 1.5K in around 40:42 minutes vs 41:59. Not so tempted to switch from breaststroke to freestyle anymore. 

UCSD Pool

After yesterday's 45 minutes swim in the cold and seaweedy Pacific ocean, in a restrictive wet suit, today's flat blue water surface seemed unreal.

I made 2 swimmer's miles (132 x 25 yards) or 3000 m in over 86 minutes. The day before yesterday I made only one, but in 42 minutes, the fastest by now.

This sunny afternoon was peaceful - wish you many of these.

John Stuart Mill

A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.

Food Energy

Food energy is chemical energy that animals derive from their food and molecular oxygen through the process of cellular respiration. Humans and other animals need a minimum intake of food energy to sustain their metabolism and to drive their muscles.

Organisms derive food energy from carbohydrates, fats and proteins as well as from organic acids, polyols, and ethanol present in the diet. Some diet components that provide little or no food energy, such as water, minerals, vitamins, cholesterol, and fiber, may still be necessary to health and survival for other reasons. 

Using the International System of Units, researchers measure energy in joules (J) or in its multiples; the kilojoule (kJ) is most often used for food-related quantities. An older metric system unit of energy, still widely used in food-related contexts, is the "food calorie" or kilocalorie (kcal or Cal), equal to 4.184 kilojoules. 

<>Fats and ethanol have the greatest amount of food energy per mass, 37 and 29 kJ/g (8.8 and 6.9 kcal/g), respectively. Proteins and most carbohydrates have about 17 kJ/g (4.1 kcal/g). 

Conventional food energy is based on heats of combustion in a bomb calorimeter and corrections that take into consideration the efficiency of digestion and absorption and the production of urine. 

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