Taking a brief hiatus

Because I’m getting so busy and Thanksgiving is almost here, I think I’ll be taking a short break from daily food diaries. Also, I’ve been having some weird physical pains so lifting has been hard lately. (I’ll still be going, but it’ll probably end up being more like 2x/week rather than 3x.)

I’ll still be checking in, though… and I’ll get back to posting food diaries soon!

Thanks so much for all your support ūüôā

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November 6th Food Diary

Net calories¬†‚Äď 1190

The crazy munchies continue, so I guess back to maintenance calories until they stop. I had a migraine from about 11am to 6pm, so that was fun. I tried to make myself feel better by finally getting a mocha at the cafe I’ve been going to constantly for months–can’t believe I’d never gotten one there, as it’s the best I’ve had! But… it didn’t really help aside from being fabulous.

I still made myself go to gym which ended up replacing my headache with a stomach ache, but it was a trade that I was okay with! Stomach ache was likely in part due to shoveling crap in my face for dinner before lifting since I was feeling so bad ūüėõ (Hoping to just eat it to get it out of the house and never buy it again, since it’s still residual nonvegan stuff I bought awhile ago.)

I’m falling behind on my novel since I couldn’t get myself to write today through the brain fog/fatigue… but I did manage to write another paper in an hour, so that was nice.

Can’t wait to get back into super creative/productive and no appetite mode! Assuming I¬†can get it back, that is. Fingers crossed.

Exercise: Walked 5 miles + lifting

Food Diary

Breakfast:

  • Banana oatmeal with golean crisp: 290

Lunch:

  • Tofu scramble burrito with avocado, salsa, kale, seitan: 345

Dinner:

  • Mocha: 175
  • Lean pocket: 295
  • Fudge bar: 100

Snacks:

  • Tea: 45
  • Tofurkey, rice cake: 75
  • Chocolate: 145

Post-workout:

  • Tea: 15
  • Apple and cashew butter: 235

Total: 1720   |      Exercise: 530

Net: 1190

Protein: 84g 

November 5th Food Diary

Net calories¬†‚Äď 1510

I spent all day studying for my exam at 2, and had an intense case of the munchies. I kept getting incredibly drowsy (despite lots of caffeine) and then eating to wake myself up! I’m hoping this was just a one time thing and that my body now feels all nice and refueled so it will let me stop eating like a maniac… also hoping my stress levels will go down soon, though I do have 2 more papers to write and another midterm next week.

Also, I’m STILL sore from lifting 2 days ago–my body just does not want to recover! And it’s not just typical DOMS, but rather joint soreness (complete with cracking shoulders) that feels like a bad idea to lift with. Looking forward to getting back to the gym tomorrow, though.

Ate like a typical college student for once: takeout at my computer! (Though still too way healthy for your average college student)

Exercise: Walked 4 miles

Food Diary

Breakfast:

  • Banana avocado buckwheat porridge: 470

Lunch:

  • Whole wheat bagel with hummus and veggies: 400
  • Tea: 35

Dinner:

  • 1/2 whole foods burrito: 300
  • Apple and almond butter: 255

Snacks:

  • Rice cakes, tofurkey, dried pear, fresh pear, chocolate: 380

Post-workout:

  • N/A

Total: 1840   |      Exercise: 330

Net: 1510

Protein: 75g 

November 4th Food Diary

Net calories¬†‚Äst880

It was cram day for a midterm tomorrow (which I am SET on getting 100% on again.. I’m must get 100% in the class!) and 2 papers to work on, one of which is due tomorrow. I managed to finish the latter in 45 minutes at night, but I was still pretty stressed all day! I kept getting random stress-induced food cravings, but didn’t act on it… though I felt weirdly hungry only 3 hours after breakfast. I felt like a bottomless pit!

Then, dinner came around and I decided to get a whole foods burrito because they’re healthy (quinoa, kale, black beans, roasted veggies, salsa, guac, whole wheat tortilla) and it would save me time.. plus I haven’t had one in awhile. I usually eat the whole thing, but for some reason, I started feeling painfully full after half!

But at this point, I was only at 1000 calories consumed (600 net), and I had resolved to eat more to fuel me up for my exam tomorrow. So, I had to wait a few hours and go into healthy-snack mode: protein banana-pomegranate nicecream, plus dates in cashew butter! I’ve never, ever had to MAKE myself eat at night to reach my calorie goal before… usually night is the time of uncontrollable binging. I like this way much better.

Stupidly delicious banana ice cream with blueberries, pomegranate, almond milk, and sunwarrior natural (stevia-free) protein

Exercise: Walked 5 miles

Food Diary

Breakfast:

  • Flax toast with cashew butter and homemade apple butter: 385
  • Maca mocha: 35

Lunch:

  • Seitan/mushroom curry: 200
  • Peanut butter: 150

Dinner:

  • 1/2 whole foods burrito: 300

Snacks:

  • Tea: 55
  • Chocolate: 50
  • Protein banana ice cream: 180
  • Dates: 60

Post-workout:

  • N/A

Total: 1315   |      Exercise: 435

Net: 880

Protein: 69g 

November 3rd Food Diary

Net calories¬†‚Äď 930

I was studying at a cafe between classes (not my favorite one, but it’s conveniently located), and I didn’t bring my own lunch, so I wanted to get a bagel sandwich there since it’s full of veggies and I can estimate the calories pretty well. But they keep running out of bagels around lunchtime, and I didn’t want to get back into my habit of skipping lunch, so I got the only other vegan thing… a panini. Probably dripping in oil ūüė¶

Gotta get back to bringing my own meals everywhere!

Also, going off daylight savings time messes with my gym schedule a bit since I like to go around 6, and now the sun sets before then so I feel a bit unsafe on these sketchy streets… ah well.

Freshly blended carrot juice.. with pulp!

Exercise: Walked 5 miles + Lifting

Food Diary

Breakfast:

  • Protein pancake: 415

Lunch:

  • London fog: 90
  • Tahini-eggplant panini: 395

Dinner:

  • Caramel corn rice cakes with cashew butter: 300
  • Carrot juice: 60

Snacks:

  • More tea: 45

Post-workout:

  • Tofurkey; quest bar: 135

Total: 1440   |      Exercise: 510

Net: 930

Protein: 65g 

November 2nd Food Diary

Net calories¬†‚Äst715

Managed to wake up early (thanks in part to daylight savings ending) and get to a cafe to do some work in the morning, then right after I came home and ate lunch, I started feeling nauseous and had bad stomach cramps again… but worse than yesterday. And it lasted longer. I guess my mushroom polenta probably went bad during the potluck–this is why I never make or eat leftovers. ūüė¶

Because of it, I couldn’t go to the gym–I’m going crazy!

Polenta in the making

Exercise: Walked 2 miles

Food Diary

Breakfast:

  • Soy americano: 55

Lunch:

  • Mushroom polenta: 205
  • Vegan cookie: 130

Dinner:

  • Apple butter, walnut butter, toast: 310

Snacks:

  • Dates in cashew butter: 170

Post-workout:

  • N/A

Total: 870   |      Exercise: 155

Net: 715

Protein: 35g