Day 19-20: October 3-4

Day 19/23

I’m back from out of town, and finally got caught up enough to find a spare moment for blogging! PhD application season is getting more and more intense…

Day 19 was a perfect macro day! I also had a wedding photoshoot, and found out at the end of the shoot that the husband was a professor at my university. I tend to treat all my clients like friends (aka casually), so that was a weird thing to discover!

Macros: 75% carbs, 15% protein, 10% fat

Exercise: walked 5 miles

Breakfast

  • Raw banana oats

Lunch

  • Bagel with tofutti and tomatoes
  • Banana protein shake

Dinner

  • Oil free baked yukon gold fries and salad
  • Nicecream

Calories: ~1970  |  Protein: 81g  |  Fiber: 55g   |   Fat: 23g


Day 20/23

Photo Oct 04, 10 52 06 AM

I went out to brunch at a vegan restaurant with a friend, resulting in eating what was likely lots of fat. My macros could be totally off though, since I was guessing the restaurant added plenty of oil.

Then at night I had squirrel poker with my lab, in a big beautiful mansion that we’re somehow affiliated with. I was still full from brunch, so I only snacked a bit.

Day 20 was also my last day lifting for a long time–I finally lifted again last week, after a 2 week break! (Between being out of town and playing catch up on the mountain of stuff I have to do.)

Photo Oct 04, 11 40 55 AM

Macros: 60% carbs, 15% protein, 25% fat

Exercise: lifted weights + walked 7 miles

Breakfast

  • Grape nuts and a banana

Lunch

  • Tofu scramble burrito with potatoes
  • Vegan mint chocolate chip milkshake

Dinner

  • Oil free stir fry cabbage and rice
  • Mango

Post-workout

  • Banana protein shake

Calories: ~1950  |  Protein: 70g  |  Fiber: 28g   |   Fat: 53g

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Day 17-18: October 1-2

Day 17/23

Seems like I’m gradually upping my intake–I’ve just been hungrier! Looks my metabolism might be ramping up, because my weight is still the same. 🙂

Maybe someday soon I’ll be able to eat 2500-3000 calories like RiceandRaw and NaturallyStefanie! (They’re my inspirations right now: they’re amazing hclf vegan youtubers who also lift weights)

Macros: 72% carbs, 15% protein, 13% fat

Exercise: walked 3 miles

Photo Oct 01, 10 17 58 AM

Whole wheat bagel with tofutti and tomatoes

Breakfast

  • Whole wheat bagel with tofutti and tomato
  • 1 date

Lunch

  • Raw banana oatmeal
  • Clif bar

Dinner

  • Oil free stir fry veggies and rice
  • Japanese sweet potato

Snacks

  • Mango iced tea

Calories: ~1810  |  Protein: 72g  |  Fiber: 36g   |   Fat: 26g


Day 18/23

So I finally chose my protein powder as a last minute sort of thing despite all my former deliberation. It was because I needed some equipment for my honors thesis experiment and Amazon was giving me free one day shipping (which I needed) if I ordered at least $35 worth of stuff! I only had 2 minutes before the deal expired, and the only other thing I could think of was protein powder, so I just went with Vega Sport vanilla.

It is SO expensive though! I ended up choosing it largely because of the iron and calcium it has, and because it has lower fat and sodium than other brands I was looking at. But if I don’t fall in love or see any additional strength improvements, I’m going with a cheaper brand or just nixing protein powder altogether.

Macros: 71% carbs, 17% protein, 12% fat

Exercise: lifted weights + walked 3.5 miles

Photo Oct 04, 8 46 42 AM

Breakfast

  • Whole wheat bagel with tofutti and tomatoes
  • 2 dates

Lunch

  • Salad + baked, oil-free yukon gold fries
  • Japanese sweet potato
  • Hot chocolate

Dinner

  • Oil free stir fry cabbage and rice
  • Mango

Post-workout

  • Banana protein shake

Calories: ~1820  |  Protein: 83g  |  Fiber: 44g   |   Fat: 25g

Day 15-16: September 29-30

For some reason, the first time I posted this it gave me an old post with no text instead! I keep having to restore to earlier revisions to get my full post back… this is so weird 😦

Anyways, I’ve been so busy with midterms and papers this week, I’m a bit behind on food diaries! So this is a combo post for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Day 15/23

I spent most of Tuesday studying, so nothing much exciting there. In the morning I stopped by Whole Foods, and found that they finally have okinawan sweet potatoes! I first tried them when I was in Hawaii this summer, and fell in love. I hadn’t been able to find them since–I’d picked up some Japanese sweet potatoes a few months back thinking they might be the same thing, and though I was wrong, I discovered I still liked them way more than the standard American ones I’d been having.

Anyways, I was really excited about the Okinawan ones on Tuesday (well, excited as one can be about potatoes) and steamed one at night, but was a bit disappointed–it was bland compared to the sweet Hawaiian ones I’d had.

Looks like I’ll be sticking to Japanese sweet potatoes, which I actually am a bit addicted to now!

This is what a pound of french fries looks like!

This is what a pound of french fries looks like!

Macros: 73% carbs, 17% protein, 10% fat

Exercise: walked 5 miles

Breakfast

  • Banana protein shake

Lunch

  • Decaf soy latte
  • Salad and 1lb of baked, oil-free yukon gold fries

Dinner

  • Brown rice risotto with mushrooms and brussels sprouts
  • 150g of okinawan sweet potato

Snacks

  • 5 dates

Calories: ~1850  |  Protein: 84g  |  Fiber: 45g   |   Fat: 22g

 


Day 15/23

I took two midterms, and started in on a paper. In other sweet-potato-related news, it was a lovely rainy day, so I came up with a new super simple dinner concept: sweet potato soup. But not just any sweet potato soup. It was the simplest, creamiest, and perhaps most heavenly soup I’ve ever had.

I think I’ll be taking some real photos and posting the recipe the next time I make it! Just have to wait for the weather to cool down again…

Photo Sep 30, 6 49 30 PM

Macros: 67% carbs, 18% protein, 15% fat

Exercise: walked 5 miles

Breakfast

  • Raw banana protein oats

Lunch

  • Soy matcha latte
  • Clif bar
  • Baked, oil-free yukon gold fries

Dinner

  • Roasted brussels sprouts with sweet chili sauce
  • Sweet potato soup

Snacks

  • Homemade carrot apple chard juice

Calories: ~1780  |  Protein: 81g  |  Fiber: 40g   |   Fat: 29g