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    What are you reading?

    I managed to complete Allegiant. Glad to be done with it. I've come home with Shonda Rhimes' Year of Yes. A student gave it to me. I've got the Silmarillion as well to re-read. Hopefully I'll get to indulge in my old past time of an annual LOTR and Hobbit read.
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    What are you reading?

    It only happens to me when the book is boring. I'm finally completing the Divergent series. I've had the last one on the shelf for a few years so I picked up where I left off and the damn thing is still as annoying as it was then. The focus on the relationship is what is annoying me, the story has so much potential and I like the dystopian setting for books, but this thing takes the cake. But what do I expect from a book directed for teen audiences.
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    What are you reading?

    So I finally completed the Ursula le Guinn book - The Left Hand of Darkness. Part of the ending was really frickin sad though, never saw it coming. I had to restart it because I felt I was too stupid to figure out what the heck was going on, and I was, and then I thought I'd just plod through it because I have never not finished a book, no matter how much I didn't understand it. Halfway through, I realised that it was two people telling the story and then it clicked and I actually enjoyed it. It was a lot of walking through snow though and then very anticlimatic with what happened at the end.
  4. Okay, so here goes. Tuesday 4th July 2017 Breakfast: Bowl of Kellogs corn flakes, milk and some honey (Had cornflakes because my cousin was here with me and she bought them for herself and now she has left and the box is still here and I don't want to waste it, this is not my normal breakfast). Lunch: (a bit late - 3pm) Yellow dhall, rice and cabbage and butternut curry (bought this as Fest) Potatoe samoosas (x2) Beef samoosa chicken samoosa Supper: Leftover cabbage and mutton with a slice of bread (again, cousin bought this bread, its some linseed and soy thing and it wasn't bad, I didn't get grossed out like I do with plain bread). beef samoosa chicken samoosa After dinner: a couple of pieces of chocolate :ph34r: I drink water throughout my waking moments
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    Cubster's Eating Records

    I used to be a runner. I used to be so many things until uni hit me
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    Cubster's Eating Records

    I'm not dieting though, at least I don't feel like I am. I'm not following any kind of diet. Just eating better (I think) and eating more regularly. Having more vegetables and fruit in my life. I want to cut out as much sugar as I can because my insulin isn't doing anything to use it up. But I suppose going 'cold turkey' isn't a good idea because binging can happen as a result. I've not eaten cakes and stuphph like that and I feel good about it since someone brings cake at least once a week lol. I don't eat big suppers because it makes me lethargic and I can't work afterwards. But I also have a bad habit of lying in bed on a weekend for hours and only having my first meal at 1pm Like, I'm awake from about 8 or 9am and then I lay in bed reading and then only get out when the worms start crying. I'd say I'm in between a stroll and power walk. I stop to pet the cats on the way and I have one who walks with me lol. I'm not running yet and when I do start I don't think I'll flat out run, I'll most likely run one side, walk one side, run one side and walk one side kind of thing. Below is the nutritional guidelines for the cereal I have. Sigh, maybe I should try weetabix but I hated that stuphph when I was growing up.
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    Cubster's Eating Records

    If I am one thing, it is honest. So let me honestly tell you folks how I fell off the wagon this weekend. Nandos for supper on Friday. I lie to myself that because it is flame grilled and not deep fried it's okay but I'm sure the high amount of salt and other nonsense in the basting sauces have an effect. Then I went to the store to buy some groceries and lo and behold the store has my favourite ice cream after months of non-attendance. My heart knows it shouldn't do it but I buy two 480ml tubs and take them home with me. I also bought a box of chocolates dammit. I had both the tubs of ice cream over the weekend and actually felt sick after eating the second one so I think I'm off it for now. The chocolate is a 200g box and I haven't finished it yet (which isn't bad for me - bad as in I haven't finished it yet but I know it is bad in all other ways) but I'm also kinda over that too so perhaps I needed to gorge to rid myself of the nonsense once an for all? Aye, I'm honest with others but I do tell myself lies Also, had bread left over from my uncles stay and I've been craving and making tuna and onion with green chillies sandwiches. This bread actually tastes nice and not yeasty. Its this health bread and the GC is at 35 and is made from brown flour. I will stop this week with eating it! I walked a good 2.5km this afternoon and 1km whilst on campus. Should have more walking on campus tomorrow, got to renew a bunch of books at the library (which means weight lifting whilst walking) and then meetings across campus which means walking and then I will make sure that I walk/ run in the afternoon for at least 2km. Also been eating all bran flakes. Is that okay? Also seems to have a low GC
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    Last show you watched

    I'm going to wait for all the episodes of How to Get Away with Murder are out and binge watch. I can do with the weekly This is Us and Grey's feed.
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    Cubster's Eating Records

    I'm very proud of the fact that I walk abt 2 - 3 kms almost every afternoon lol Working that chocolate off Haven't had chocolate since that episode
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    Cubster's Eating Records

    I fell off the wagon a bit. I had a burger yesterday, and it tasted horrible lol That's what I get. I also ate bread. My uncle was with me for a week and he eats bread and we were doing day trips so I made sandwiches. Ate just two slices a day though, but I still think it's bad.
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    Religious typology quiz

    lol I got "relaxed religious" as well
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    Hello again

    Is whatsapp considered social media? I use FB for memes and news and instagram to see people's cats. I seldom use Twitter, generally only when there are uni protests and we want up-to-date info on what's going on.
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    Sports

    Ironically, I'm not watching any sport at the moment A local, from our town, won some South African boxing championship recently. I don't know which weight division.
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    Sports

    Is anyone watching any sports or doing any sports? come on, we need to get the sports section active again!!!
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    Fishing!

    I suggested a fishing trip to my uncle for this weekend and he's taking it seriously. I haven't fished since I was a kid and I didn't like the way the fish died also their slimyness Now I have to find a place for us to go lol I'm an idiot.
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    Listening to...

    Nobody is forcing you to look at it or be here. Lower your gaze if you have trouble.
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    Al-Hijaz Topics

    I don't think this is one of our regulars trying to 'spice' things up on the forum.
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    New Muslim Area

    I thought you meant you were passed up on promotions because of religion, my bad. Your past isn't anybody's business but your own and people shouldn't stick their noses where it doesn't belong. It's not as though Muslims don't have sins or engage in behaviours that non-Muslims do. This makes me mad when it happens! Do some Muslims think about reverts like this? That they're attention seeking or a little crazy? I've read many a story about reverts who feel lonely, almost like once the nuance of the conversion story wears off and the next revert comes along they get abandoned and there isn't always a strong community to help reverts out and keep them involved in community practices and so on. I think that's really sad. Islam is supposed to be a religion about unity but it's not practiced like that. As I said, I had worse experiences with the brown Muslims growing up more than anyone else and never really felt part of a Muslim community, until I came to MM lol
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    Cubster's Eating Records

    So today was terrible! I forgot my food at home and had meetings all morning and just one cup of coffee when I was at work. My milk had gone off so I had to bump someone else for milk and I didn't want to seem like I was taking advantage by having a 2nd cup of coffee. I couldn't go home after the meetings to eat because I got stuck with a student, who gave me a small packet of bore (sp?) which was basically my lunch. I grabbed a chai latte on my way to my double lecture which was just after I finished with the student and then I bought a dark chocolate brownie at the coffee shop I was SO hungry when I got home, I had dhall in the fridge so I ate that and then walked around the complex and did 3kms to make myself feel better about the brownie. I also bought a chocolate yesterday, it was only 37 grams, but it was still chocolate and it was SO good
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    New Muslim Area

    We are digressing, apologies. I think the fact that you're aware of the situation; re: race makes you aware of your privilege as a white person and not necessarily racist. If a person actively prejudices another group based on ethnicity (without questioning those thoughts and changing them) then I would think that they are racist. But your race also puts you in an interesting situation from the other end as well. Also, have you really not gotten promotions because of religion? Just a little bit more off topic, I think, but ironically enough in my personal experience growing up I was more prejudiced against by brown Muslims than white people directly and I grew up partially in the apartheid era
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    Hello again

    There are tonics and creams for that
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    Cubster's Eating Records

    It was quite good and easier and less messy than when you make regular roti. I have to figure out the cooking part because it came out a bit stiff. I used ghee but when I rechecked the recipe it said to use olive oil so I assume that was the reason that it cooked that way. It was soft when cooked but then hardened. I ate some of them like nachos lol
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    Cubster's Eating Records

    Bad eating day today. Haven't eaten my lunch yet and it's 5pm. My aunt sent scones too so I had a couple of those 😑 Going to walk it off this afternoon. I'm going to have a munch when I get home and walk around the complex. 2,5 times around is 1km so it's something I made the spelt flour roti and it was okay, just need to figure out how to not get it to come out hard.
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    Cubster's Eating Records

    I probably should. Haku mentioned it previously. I've read that it's good for lowering insulin levels which is my biggest problem.
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