Years Past: Food & Exercise Diaries

Day 36 and 37 (12/30-31) of Back to High Carb Intuitive Eating

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Back to 2-day food diaries like I used to do! I think my posts are getting similar enough that it makes more sense to consolidate them and avoid spamming you as much. 😛

Day 36

Today I had a dinner disaster: I went to an Indian restaurant that a friend and I frequent and ordered potato curry, all seemed well. I started eating the curry, and a few bites in (on top of naan/rice, which is why it took me so long) I noticed that what was supposed to be potato instead seemed a bit mushroom-like and stringy in texture, and didn’t taste nearly as good as potato. I isolated a piece from the curry to get a closer look and realized that it was chicken. I was horrified.

They brought me my correct curry in 3 minutes and gave me a 50% discount, but still. The last time I intentionally ate an animal was over a decade ago when I was 12, and up to this point I’d only had 2 accidents: once 8 years ago biting into a burrito that was supposed to be bean but instead was beef, and another 4 year ago eating half a slice of pizza that was supposed to be mushroom but had pepperoni hiding UNDER the cheese (after which I cried). This is my first accident since I’ve been vegan/in the last 3 years. 😦

The fun part of my day was going to dog beach with another friend, which involved a lot of lovely walking and mirror-like landscapes. 
Exercise: walked 3.5 miles


  • Banana steel cut oats
  • Coldbrew coffee with soymilk


  • 3 red potatoes with hummus
  • Acai bowl with 3 bananas, granola
  • Leftover fried rice


  • Yellow potato curry, rice, naan

Day 37

My New Year’s Eve was a whirlwind: I managed to see 8 of my San Diego friends in one day, in 3 different groups! I went to the mall with 2 friends in the morning, and while they got lunch, I decided I didn’t feel like restaurant food and got a mocha instead.(And I ate potatoes once I got home, of course.)  I’m feeling more and more like my old intuitive eating self again, where I don’t feel compelled to stuff myself just because other people are eating!

Next was going to a cafe with another friend, where I felt like getting peppermint tea instead of another hot chocolate or something. We also went grocery shopping, where I found the GREATEST SNACK EVER: pumpkin pie date rolls. But more on that next post.

Then I spent the evening with another group of friends, and had chips and guac instead of beer or sangria. A pretty good trade, I’d say! I just wasn’t in a very alcoholic mood despite the occasion.

Exercise: walked 5 miles


  • 4 slices of bread with pumpkin butter
  • Coldbrew coffee with soymilk


  • Soy mocha
  • 4 small potatoes with hummus
  • Peppermint tea


  • Paella romaine wraps
  • 4 pumpkin pie date rolls


  • Chips and guacamole

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