Jack is a special friend, as we had many shared experiences at the Chabad House. For some reason, a lot of those experiences seemed to revolve around 'L'Chaims.' It is true that my renewed enthusiasm for Judaism seemed to be in direct proportion to my discovery that Orthodox Jews like to 'weaken' their bodies with alcohol just a bit, to more easily allow greater inspirational spiritual thoughts enter the mind. Anyway, that's the theory.
from the Chabad.org website:
This "weakening of the body" allows the soul to shine through. After taking a l'chaim one is more easily inspired, because the body offers less resistance. This obviously applies only when one drinks in moderation, and on special, holy occasions in an attempt to make them a bit more festive and to introduce an inspirational ambianceI am going to miss my friend Jack. Jack and his bride are about to start the best journey that anyone can ever start. The journey of parenthood. Their doctor has given them a date in February, so I will be keeping an eye out for confirmation of this wonderful blessing to come. Among the things that I liked about Jack is that we had plenty of things in common despite the fact that I was old enough to be his father's older brother. I don't know if he considered me his unusual 'old' friend or just a friend. It matters not. He is a good guy. Jack I wish you the best.
My friend Jack and I had one last memorable evening at the Chabad House last night. I expected to have plenty of L'Chaims. I actually do try to count them as I intend to log them into my food diary. (Although, when I do, I usually get a disapproving email from my Mom, who is among my most regular blog readers) Nevertheless, I think we didn't quite get into double digits last night - but I do know that our bodies were weakened plenty to discuss some big issues. All kidding aside, the discussions last night included discussing quantum physics and God. This is precisely what the 'L'Chaims' are purported to do - open pathways to new inspirational ideas.
I will simply look forward to my next L'Chaim with my friend...whether it is in one year or ten years.
I was well aware that last evening was going to be an evening of eating and drinking... although it is more or less useless to try to pre-burn calories prior to overindulging... It is something that one can't be blamed for trying.... Yesterday, my first workout on the elliptical machine was from 5:00AM until 6:30AM and my second workout was from 3:00PM until 4:30PM which was prior to my 7 hour visit to the Chabad House.
|5:00AM elliptical workout|
|3:00PM elliptical workout|
Your Food Diary For:
|Walgreens - Nutritional Shake, 2 Bottle||500||80||12||18||380||44|
|Nice - Quick Oats||600||112||10||20||0||0|
|L U N C H|
|Cafeteria - Sweet Butternut Squash, 4.5 oz||120||20||5||0||8||6|
|Tender Greens - Kale Salad With Albacore Tuna||195||4||15||12||224||0|
|Generic - Teriyaki Salmon Steaks, 6 oz||270||3||8||47||365||5|
|D I N N E R|
|Homemade - Challah Bread, 3 slice||351||57||8||12||312||0|
|Home Made - Matzah Ball Soup, 1 cup||118||10||6||0||450||0|
|Home - Boiled Chicken Breast||262||0||6||49||0||0|
|Homemade - Chocolate Birthday Cake, 1 Slice||294||35||10||0||0||35|
|S N A C K S|
|Cliff Dark Chocolate Almond Sea Salt - Trail Mix Bar, 1 bar||200||19||13||5||160||9|
|Roundy's - Oats & More With Honey & Almonds||520||104||8||12||600||24|
|Crown Royal - Crown Royal, 9 ounce||576||0||0||0||0||0|
|Your Daily Goal||5,901||737||196||296||2,300||221|
|*You've earned 3,971 extra calories from exercise today|
Your Exercise Diary for:
|STAR TRAC ELLIPTICAL||92||2,166|
|STAR TRAC ELLIPTICAL||92||2,128|
|MFP iOS calorie adjustment||N/A||-323|
|Daily Total / Goal||185 / 30||3,971 / 590|
|Weekly Total / Goal||656 / 210||13,013 / 4,130|