04.24.2013 “Happy Hump Day Edition”

“A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.”John Burroughs

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I’ve been drinking a lot of Starbucks lately. I know I need to go easy on this habit, and I realize I’m not going to quit it cold turkey. So, it’s all about finding a happy balance. Usually, I try to make a rule of thumb.

Starbucks. Only on the weekends.

But lately, with guests coming from out-of-town and me being on the road quite often lately., it’s hard for me to resist the Starbucks habit. And I know this all goes back to when I was touring on the road with bands.

But, at this point, I’m going to make a stand and say to myself, “no more Starbucks until the weekend”.

But on top of that, it’s really hard for me to eat “ideally” when I’m on the road. Very hard.

So, I now have a couple of days where I can get back on track. No excuses.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Breakfast – 7am

Okay, I ordered a tall. Paid for a tall, but the lady barista gave me a grande!

Starbucks Mocha ~ grande, soy, no whip

Mid-Morning – 10am

Oatmeal ~ 1/3 oats, 1/2 water, with blueberries, strawberries, and raw sugar

Lunch – 12:30pm

Finally! A true Japan-inspired meal!

Baked Macaroni ~ 1 inch square piece, very small
Broccoli ~ steamed, 4 large florets
Avocado Slices ~ small
Asian Pear ~ 1/4, sliced
Miso Soup ~ 1 cup
Green Tea ~ 1 cup

Afternoon Tea – 2:30pm

Trying the quell the cravings with just a little bit.

Potato Chips ~ barbecue, healthy-style, 1 small bag
Starbucks Mocha ~ short, with whip

Dinner – 6:30pm

Ate at my parents’ place. So…

White Rice ~ 2 cups
Adobo ~ 4 pieces, small
Empanada ~ 1 piece
Lumpias ~ 2 pieces, thin, long
Water ~ 1 bottle

Late Evening

Cafe Americano ~ decaf, tall

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Carlos Rull

Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

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