Day 58 and 59 (1/21-22) of Back to High Carb Intuitive Eating

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Day 58 – 1/21

On Saturday, I had a memory conference in San Francisco with my lab which involved being out from 6am to midnight–it was so fun, but also a tad hectic. The food situation was iffy enough given I was out that long without access to a fridge or microwave, but to add to that, the wisdom tooth pain I’d been having for days intensified to frightening levels (I could hardly sleep the night before!). I survived on plain bagels, and various combinations of bananas and oats.

And perhaps more importantly, I survived on ibuprofen–I took a whole day’s dose of ibuprofen in the first 6 hours of the conference just to be able to focus!

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Packed a bunch of these 2 ingredient banana oat cookies

Exercise: walked 3.5 miles

Breakfast:

  • Raw banana oats
  • Coldbrew coffee with soymilk

Lunch:

  • 2 sourdough bagels
  • Coffee

Dinner:

  • 2 banana oat cookies
  • Beer and a white wine cooler

Day 59- 1/22

The wisdom tooth pain got so bad I couldn’t sleep, and when I woke up I knew it was an emergency because I was feverish, my entire cheek was swollen, and it hurt to swallow. I got incredibly lucky that the dentist right next to my apartment was kind enough to see me on a Sunday, especially considering I wasn’t even a patient yet.

It turns out I had a bone-eating infection caused by the wisdom tooth growing in. Delightful.

He messed around with the area and put some topical antibiotics on, and thankfully I was able to wait til I got back to my car to scream/sob from pain–I felt so dramatic, but the pain was probably the worst I’ve felt in my life… at least 3x as bad as when I broke and sprained my ankle in September.

To make a long story short, thank God for vicodin and antibiotics.

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Exercise: walked 3 miles

Breakfast:

  • Blueberry banana smoothie
  • Bagel with tofutti
  • Coldbrew coffee with soymilk

Lunch:

  • Half a bagel with tofutti, superfood patty
  • 2 banana oat cookies

Dinner:

  • Lentil veggie curry with basmati rice
  • Apple with pb2

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Day 56 and 57 (1/19-20) of Back to High Carb Intuitive Eating

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Day 56 – 1/19

Tuesdays and Thursdays have been tough for me this quarter–I have class, meetings, and TAing from 9:30am-6:30pm in buildings 2 miles apart, and only really have time for one lunch break during which I can’t fit that much food in me. So I’ve been getting a bit shaky/hungry from all the activity and bike commuting by the time I have to teach at 5. I need to think of some good snacks to keep in both my labs that are preferably homemade, require no prep after the fact, and are totally nonperishable!

In the meantime, I’ve been surviving on higher calorie coffees, date rolls, and clif bars.  😛

Exercise: biked 30 mins, walked 7 miles

Breakfast:

  • Pumpkin banana raw oats
  • Coldbrew coffee with soymilk

Lunch:

  • 4 red potatoes with chili lime seasoning
  • Soy mocha
  • Date roll
  • Half a clif bar

Dinner:

  • Lentil veggie curry and basmati rice
  • Apple with PB2

Day 57- 1/20

Had another great run: 4.5 miles this time! I needed to go to sleep ridiculously early (like 9:30pm)–which is a difficult feat for me–so I could wake up at 5am for a conference the next day. Thankfully the running made it much easier to pass out that early. Yet another bonus of exercise!

Another day, another sketchy looking oatmeal concoction…

Exercise: ran 4.5 miles, walked 5 miles

Breakfast:

  • Chocolate banana pb2 raw oats
  • Coldbrew coffee with soymilk

Lunch:

  • 2 red potatoes with chili lime seasoning
  • Puerh tea
  • Apple
  • Half a clif bar
  • Handful of crackers

Dinner:

  • Lentil veggie curry with basmati rice
  • 3.5 banana oat cookies
  • Mini japanese sweet potato

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Day 54 and 55 (1/17-18) of Back to High Carb Intuitive Eating

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Day 54 – 1/17

I realized this morning that I haven’t weighed myself in ages. And I’m really happy about it–I think that part of intuitive eating involves letting go of that scale obsession along with any food obsessions. But I realized I haven’t given you guys a way to know what my body progress has been like!

I’ll do a weigh-in and progress shots for my final wrap up post, but here’s just a little update for those of you that are curious as to whether or not I’m blowing up like a balloon.   😛 I took a waist measurement this morning, and I’m down to about 24.3″–I was 25″ at the beginning of this experiment. I don’t have much smaller to get in that department without encroaching on organs, so I’m pretty psyched about seeing that much progress!

Exercise: biked 1 hour, walked 4.5 miles

Breakfast:

  • Pumpkin banana raw oats
  • Coldbrew coffee with soymilk

Lunch:

  • 4 red potatoes with chili lime seasoning
  • Puerh tea

Dinner:

  • Lentil veggie curry and basmati rice
  • Half a mini japanese sweet potato

Day 55- 1/18

My Wednesday lab meetings always entail free food of some kind, because our lab manager is always so kind as to bring us breakfast things. My favorite is the fresh baked ciabatta from a local store… I love Wednesday lab meetings.   😀

Pumpkin banana oats, which admittedly look a bit questionable without pretty toppings

Pumpkin banana oats, which admittedly looks a bit questionable without pretty toppings

Exercise: biked 30 minutes, walked 4 miles

Breakfast:

  • Pumpkin banana raw oats
  • Coldbrew coffee with soymilk

Lunch:

  • Half a loaf of ciabatta
  • 2 red potatoes with chili lime seasoning
  • Black tea

Dinner:

  • Lentil veggie curry with basmati rice
  • Apple with lots of maple PB2

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