Food & Exercise Diaries

Day 1 Food Diary (6/09)

Unfortunately, my first day was not a very healthy one. It was an up day (following an up-day-down-day plan), so I was aiming for about 1000 calories net. I like to eat most of my food in the morning and am usually not a fan of dinner, so after I snacked around the house and then went out for a big brunch with a friend, I was pretty much set for the day aside from some small vegetable-based meal later. We took a lovely 30-minute walk post-brunch with her dog, which accounts for most of my burned calories for the day.

However, after brunch, I found out that a friend of mine has been missing in the woods for days after going on what was supposed to be a short hike. The many news articles about it consist almost entirely of photos I took of him–it was unbelievably surreal. I ended up stress-binging out of worry on breads and hazelnut butter.

It seems that, despite my best efforts, eating lots of unnecessary food on a full stomach did not help to get him home safe. What a surprise!

Luckily I now weigh 116 this morning anyway, but I wish I’d used those calories for something more nutritious.


  • Homemade leftover french toast with berries: 320


  • Tofu with black beans, brown rice, and avocado pesto: 570


  • Bread with Justin’s chocolate hazelnut butter: 275

Afternoon/night snacks:

  • Coffee with soymilk and coconut oil: 60
  • Rice cake with pickles: 10
  • Cherries, blackberries, strawberries: 40

Total: 1285    –   Burned: 250 (6865 steps)

Net: 1035

Water: 5L   |    Protein: 58g

The reason I ate over my amount was because I was hungry at night, and I’m following a strict eat-when-I’m hungry policy, so I don’t feel bad about it (especially because it was healthy)!

My lovely brunch!
My lovely brunch!

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