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

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.

UCSD open air pool, 1.5K

Suddenly, my time on one swimmer's mile (66 short laps/lengths of this open air pool) has improved by 3 minutes! After making that 6 km swim I went back to 1.5 km a day to the same time as before: around 45 minutes, and today it was under 42!

Additionally, for the first time I made a couple of lengths (25 yards) in 34 seconds, my best time before was 36. Additionally, I had several 35-s in a row. 

No idea why. I did not sleep well for two last nights because of the troubles in my private life, and the last night I slept on a rather soft surface, not on my usual double yoga mat, and my back was aching.

On the other hand, my style gets better, effortlessly (still breaststroke).

Carl Sagan

A sharp distinction between humans and “animals” is essential if we are to bend them to our will, make them work for us, wear them, eat them–without any disquieting tinges of guilt or regret. It is unseemly of us, who often behave so unfeeling toward other animals, to contend that only humans can suffer. The behavior of other animals renders such pretensions specious. They are just too much like us.

Dietary Reference Intake DRI

Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) are reference values that are quantitative estimates of nutrient intakes to be used for planning and assessing diets for healthy people. They include both recommended intakes and upper intake levels.

Although the reference values are based on data, the data are often insufficient or drawn from studies that had limitations in addressing the question. Scientific judgment is required in setting the reference values. 

  • EAR - Estimated Average Requirement - a nutrient intake value that is estimated to meet the requirement of half the healthy individuals in a group.
  • RDA - Recommended Dietary Allowance - the average daily dietary intake level that is sufficient to meet the nutrient requirement of nearly all (97 to 98 percent) healthy individuals in a group.
  • AI - Adequate Intake: a value based on observed or experimentally determined approximations of nutrient intake by a group of healthy people.
    Used when an RDA cannot be determined.
  • UL - Tolerable Upper Intake Level - the highest level of daily nutrient intake that is likely to pose no risk of adverse health effects to almost all individuals in the general population. As intake increases above the UL, the risk of adverse effects increases.

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