Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Tuesday Ramblings

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher
explains. The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires.

William Arthur Ward

Good morning, everyone.  My classes were amazing yesterday.  Well, actually my short story was totally amazing and Nutritional Enlightenment only halfway.  I don't like a professor who doesn't encourage questions or comments and utilizes the class to talk about 'self'.  But, I am there for knowledge so I will overlook that.  Yesterday we discussed, or should I say 'she' discussed the health benefits of legumes and nuts.

The other day I had mentioned zeppoles, and  it never occurred to me that not everyone knew what they were until a few peers on FB and here asked what they are.  Actually, I didn't know what they were either until I married into an Italian family years ago.  Zeppoles are a doughy Italian pastry that is deep fried and coated in powdered sugar.  So good.  

Speaking of food, I brought my sandwich with me and decided it best not to eat on the run, so I got there a bit early and ate my lunch at 10:15.  Not a good idea because despite munching on grapes during class, I was absolutely famished when I got home and ready to eat anything put in front of me. Fortunately, I had roasted a chicken over the weekend with plans to have it tonight.  I sliced a small piece and put it on my 80 calorie Smart Pocket bread and, with a nice glass of water, that tided me over til dinner so I didn't go overboard.

In my process of letting go, I decided it best I let go of My Fitness Pal.  I've been with them for a couple years now, but their tallying of one's daily food intake does not agree with Weight Watchers.  My Fitness Pal is based on calories.  Weight Watchers is based on points.  And the two never match.  If I hit my target points in Weight Watchers, I find that I am far below the calorie count allowed by My Fitness Pal.  So since Weight Watchers I've had to fudge the results by adding foods I didn't really eat.  Sort of defeats the purpose. So, I said good bye to the friends I met there and moved on.  Actually friendships there are just showing support for one another.  "Good job", "well done", "fantastic diary", etc. so it's really not a friendship like I've developed here.  At least in Weigh Watchers I not only have face-to-face support, but I am also held accountable to the scale.  That once a week weigh in keeps you on your toes.

No classes today or tomorrow for Jewish holiday so I plan on squeezing my monthly banking in  a week early as next week is a full week of school and bills are due.  Which day I choose to do it depends on how I feel when I get up in the morning.

Have a good one.  And stay smiling.


  1. Thank you for explaining zeppoles. Given that I already rival the Michelin man, I am glad that I have never seen them here.
    Good teachers are a gift. Rare, and precious.

  2. Yes, best just to stick to the WW methodology. I didn't know what zeppoles were either!