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Day 42 and 43 (1/05-06) of Back to High Carb Intuitive Eating

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Day 42 – 1/05

My first official day of 10k training was a lovely run: the skies were blue (despite tons of rain lately) and we took a different route than usual, going along tree-lined bike paths and ending up at a gorgeous golf course.

I also made buckwheat nicecream for the first time in ages, and I’d almost forgotten how delicious it is! The buckwheat adds such a nice crunch and makes it much more filling.

Exercise: ran 3.5 miles, walked 2.5 miles

Breakfast:

  • Chocolate buckwheat nicecream
  • Coldbrew coffee with soymilk

Lunch:

  • 4 potatoes with hummus
  • Don lee farms superfood patty
  • 3 date rolls

Dinner:

  • Lentils and veggies with rice
  • 5 date rolls
  • A few bite of purple sweet potato

Day 43- 1/06

Today was super cold, so besides walking Maia, I spent the day working inside. The quarter hasn’t even started yet and I’m already swamped!


Exercise: walked 4.5 miles

Breakfast:

  • Potato hash with bell peppers and broccoli
  • Coldbrew coffee with soymilk

Lunch:

  • Pumpkin oat pancake
  • Red potato and hummus

Dinner:

  • Veggie lentil curry and rice
  • Pumpkin mug cake

Snacks:

  • 2 date rolls

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Thanks for 1000 Followers!

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Thanks so much for helping me hit 1000 followers, everyone! When I first started this blog (formerly called the Skinnyfat Chef) I wasn’t sure if anyone would be interested in my food/fitness journey, let alone a thousand people. And throughout this journey I’ve completely changed: I used to try to do as much cardio as possible while eating as little as possible (and counting each and every calorie), whereas now I lift weights, run for the joy of running and not calorie burn, and eat in abundance with no restriction or calorie counting. And the cherry on top is that I’ve gotten much closer to my ideal body this way. I’m so grateful for your support–you’ve really inspired me to stick to my goals which have done wonders for my health and fitness.

Most importantly, I hope my experiences can be helpful to you in some way or another… even if it’s just learning from the mistakes I’ve made along the way.   😛

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Day 40 and 41 (1/03-04) of Back to High Carb Intuitive Eating

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Day 40 – 1/03

Today was road trip day, which meant an 8 hour drive from San Diego back up to Davis! I had a goodbye breakfast with a friend in the morning at a new restaurant called Flower Child, then was pretty much powered by bagels and dates for the rest of the drive.

  Exercise: walked 3 miles

Breakfast:

  • Thai dye wrap (tofu, avocado, veggies)
  • Coldbrew coffee with soymilk

Lunch:

  • 2 bagels with tofutti
  • 3 date rolls

Dinner:

  • Handful of crackers
  • 2 red potatoes with hummus

Day 41- 1/04

 

I’m starting to feel the pressure of about a million tasks I have to do, and only a few days until the quarter starts and I have 50 hour weeks. I unpacked and worked on client photo edits all day, then had a photoshoot at night with the loveliest family. They had framed photos in their house from our last photoshoot–it was both surreal and wonderful   🙂

  
 Exercise: walked 4.5 miles

Breakfast:

  • Date roll
  • Bagel with tofutti
  • Coldbrew coffee with soymilk

Lunch:

  • 3 red potatoes with hummus
  • Boca patty

Dinner:

  • Lentils with potato, carrot, peas, corn, spinach, broccoli, and basmati rice

Snacks:

  • 5 date rolls throughout the day

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Day 38 and 39 (1/01-02) of Back to High Carb Intuitive Eating

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Day 38 – 1/01

I’m addicted to date rolls. And it’s a good thing because they’re delicious, a great snack when on the go, and very high carb. Not to mention, Sprout’s had the pumpkin pie ones on clearance for 99 cents each, so I bought 10 boxes (aka the rest of their stock) since they’ll last til June.  😀

Date rolls call for pulling out all my photography stops

Exercise: walked 5.7 miles

Breakfast:

  • 4 coconut date rolls and a pumpkin pie date roll
  • Slice of toast with pumpkin butter
  • Coldbrew coffee with soymilk

Lunch:

  • Leftover yellow curry with rice
  • 3 date rolls

Dinner:

  • 3 red potatoes with hummus
  • 3 date rolls

Day 39 – 1/02

Went on my last canyon walk of my visit to San Diego. Ever since my parents moved into this house when I was 4, it’s been my favorite place to go… I’m so lucky to have such a natural jewel just across the street. Especially now that I have a dog to appreciate it with!

On the food front, the random sampling of leftovers continues–the assortment of food I called lunch is almost comical, really. I’m trying to clean all my “weird vegan food” out of my parents’ fridge since I won’t be back for 6 months. 😛

Exercise: walked 6 miles

Breakfast:

  • Japanese sweet potato
  • Coldbrew coffee with soymilk

Lunch:

  • 4 chick’n taquitos
  • 1.5 potato bagels
  • Matcha tea
  • Pellegrino

Dinner:

  • Gardein BBQ hot pocket
  • Slice of toast with almond butter

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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

Breakfast:

  • Banana steel cut oats
  • Coldbrew coffee with soymilk

Lunch:

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

Dinner:

  • 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

Breakfast:

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

Lunch:

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

Dinner:

  • Paella romaine wraps
  • 4 pumpkin pie date rolls

Snack:

  • Chips and guacamole

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Day 35 (12/29) of Back to High Carb Intuitive Eating

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I had an uncharacteristically snack-y day: lunch and dinner were made up of a series of seemingly random foods. I suppose that’s the post-Christmas effect of having to use up a lot of leftovers, both from what I’ve made (paella) and restaurants (Sipz). I’m really, really looking forward to heading back to Davis and being able to eat simply.

The thought of eating nothing but potatoes for a day sounds ridiculously appetizing right now after all this random/rich food  😛


Exercise: walked 4 miles

Breakfast:

  • Potato veggie hash
  • Date
  • Coldbrew coffee with soymilk

Lunch:

  • 1/3 Japanese sweet potato
  • Sipz leftovers: tiny bowls of tom kha, fried rice
  • Granola and chocolate chips
  • Chai tea

Dinner:

  • 3 slices sourdough bread with pumpkin butter
  • Paella romaine wraps
  • Pear

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