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I leave this evening for Amsterdam and then Kilimanjaro. My flight leaves at 6pm from Dulles so I reserved a taxi since it would be difficult for MoBob to extract himself from the office, even on a Friday afternoon. This week was CFC kick-off, and during all the activities he won a gift card and a free night of babysitting. The gift card was for answering correctly during a trivia contest, "Who is becomes president after the VP?" Fortunately he remembered the response from his citizenship exam (the speaker of the house).

Last night I spoke at a professional event for people interested in careers in gender and development. It was a huge turnout and people were wait-listed. How different from my own experience in the 1990s, when I started our Peace Corps/CM GAD committee, and I had to design an independent study because SAIS didn't offer courses in GAD.

I've been going to physical therapy for my knee and it's helped a lot. My exercise options are limited to swimming or cycling. There is a private indoor pool nearby but I think I might just use the stationary bike at the gym at work or in our coop. My PT is an intimidatingly athletic young blonde woman. Surprisingly the strengthening exercises are all ones I'm familiar with from years of stretching and aerobics classes. Really the advantage is the PT massaging my knee.

I also got a referral for a nutritionist. I saw one early in pregnancy but she didn't take insurance and I didn't want to deal with yet an other administrative headache. I do know how to eat healthily - I just don't like it. For example, salads. I find that the bags of salads from the grocery store, even the smaller quantities, go bad before I can finish them. But buying individual servings from places like Au Bon Pain is also expensive. I try at least to get in the requisite five servings a day. Travel doesn't help either. Blergh.
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On November 8th, 2014 05:43 am (UTC), wendye commented:
Do you like eating raw veggies? I will eat my 5/day if I have my favorites ready in baggies for snacking (red peppers, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes). I just like to eat so I may as well have peppers instead of Cheetos.
Anyway, maybe that would work for you?
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On November 18th, 2014 01:38 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I have done that, but I usually have to have some dressing (or hummus or peanut butter). For dinner I always try to have a side of veggies and/or fruit for dessert. :/
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