Although there were only 365 days in the Haab year, the Mayas were aware that a year is slightly longer than 365 days, and in fact, many of the month-names are associated with the seasons; Yaxkin, for example, means "new or strong sun" and, at the beginning of the Long Count, 1 Yaxkin was the day after the winter solstice, when the sun starts to shine for a longer period of time and higher in the sky. When the Long Count was put into motion, it was started at , and 0 Yaxkin corresponded with Midwinter Day, as it did at back in 3114 . The available evidence indicates that the Mayas estimated that a 365-day year precessed through all the seasons twice in or 1,101,600 days.
Hi Mia: No, the meals are not complex! There are lots of awesome yummy, healthy, and quick recipes in both books (“Choose to Lose” and “Choose More, Lose More for Life”), and you might be able to find them in your library. There’s an awesome graphic in this post (as well as some other helpful info) that shows you how to put all your carb cycling meals together as well as calorie recommendations: http:///4514 . And follow the links in this post for ideas on foods you can choose: http:///2713 . And congrats on losing all those pounds – that’s awesome!