Bread, bread, and more bread. That is what I ate…
It started with my pre-run breakfast:
I went outside the
breadbox for my morning snack:
I forced myself to eat before my 2:00 exam even though I was too nervous to be hungry. I had what I thought was a turkey sandwich with lettuce and cheese but it turns out it was turkey and ham but with spinach. I’ll take it. More bread.
For my afternoon snack (pre-spin), it was a matter of myself forcing myself again (urgh) and I went with something easy: a Kashi crunchy bar.
After spin and a shower, I realized there was no way I was making it to Sarnia without starving. Instead of having a snack and probably overeating later, I stopped for chili at Tim Horton’s, reminding myself that I can only do better with eating REAL food not for convenience come tomorrow. Guess what…more bread!
I got home after a few pit stops (last minute shopping, cuz I can!) and sat around and realized how TIRED I am and how much my foot hurts…well, feet, actually. This is bad. I iced them and decided to have a snack and blog instead of going to bed. Since I was seriously lacking in the fruit and veggie department but was craving a sweet treat, I met somewhere in the middle and melted chocolate chips with a little milk. When I remembered I had skor bits leftover from a recipe I made at Thanksgiving, I went for it. Live a little! I know I didn’t eat enough for my activity level today so I figured I’d throw in the extra bit…
I’m really not going to beat myself up for not being “perfect” or even really eating all that many good things today. I am doing much better coming home and being stressed with exams, etc. than I have in the past: only small “oopsies” and not big binges and purging and all that crappy stuff that Ed told me would make things better last year and years prior. This is better, even if I feel a little uncomfortable about all the changes I’ve made and sometimes have anxiety over food. It’s rare and I KNOW I’m in a healthier place!
Not pictured is what I drank today. Coffee, coffee, and more coffee. And a vitamin water 10 (oh lord, I don’t want to admit that!). At least I’m giving myself something to work on?
I entered my eats into FitDay and got the following for my calorie balance when I entered my run, spin class, plus walking to campus (and sleeping) in my activity section:
I guess I didn’t eat enough after all, but I do NOT feel hungry. It will be interesting to see what happens tomorrow. I also know I probably took in some extras (i.e. those nibbles I am trying to limit) but 2.081 in vs. 2.818 out seems a little ridoncccccculous.
As promised, I’m hoping to add a few recipes (after much blog surfing and deliberation) to my baking list (based on the ones with the easiest ingredients and that I think my family will enjoy and not call “bird food” or something along those lines). Besides my family’s classics (chocolate chip, snowballs, thumbprints, peanut butter, sometimes sugar, and no bake cookies plus maybe fudge…oh lordy, bring on that elastic waist band!), I hope to try out:
- “Not Guilty” Chocolate Chip cookies from Chocolate Covered Katie - I’ve never tried one of her recipes, but I actually have all these ingredients on hand so why not?
- Butter Bean Cookies from HappyHerbivore.com - I made bean brownies when I was in the nutrition program and had to take a foods lab last year–they were DELICIOUS so I have lots of faith in this recipe!
Stay tuned for the playlist from spin today! It was a sweaty one.
What was the best thing you ate today?
Any suggestions for other recipes I should try?