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I’ve Started Designing Vegan-Themed Merch!

Hey guys!

Long time, no see. I’ve been working on a bunch of recipes to start posting here (currently tweaking and refining), so hopefully you’ll be seeing more of me.

In the meantime, I’ve been working on something else too. I realized I’ve had a problem: good vegan merch is hard to come by. It always takes a lot of digging to find decent vegan T shirts and workout tanks, and they’re usually really overpriced. So I decided I’d try to help fix the problem myself by making my own!

As of yesterday I’ve been uploading my own designs (mostly vegan themed) to Redbubble, where people can buy them as shirts, stickers, mugs, totes, pillows, phone and laptop cases, pretty much everything. The prices still aren’t as low as I’d like them (and they vary wildly by shirt style), even though I lowered the default markup (aka I lowered the percent of money I get), but it’s better than most stuff I’ve seen. I’m planning to upload a ton more, and I’m sure I’ll learn as I go, so stay tuned!

So, if you’re interested in vegan swag and want to help support a poor vegan grad student, check out my brand new shop! (Also linked in the menu bar above)

And if you have any suggestions, let me know–I’d love to take custom requests ūüôā

Click here for the shirt above

Click here for the bag above

Food & Exercise Diaries

Day 58 and 59 (1/21-22) of Back to High Carb Intuitive Eating

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Day 58 – 1/21

On Saturday, I had a memory conference in San Francisco with my lab which involved being out from 6am to midnight–it was so fun, but also a tad hectic. The food situation was iffy enough given I was out that long without access to a fridge or microwave, but to add to that, the wisdom tooth pain I’d been having for days intensified to frightening levels (I could hardly sleep the night before!). I¬†survived on plain bagels, and various combinations of bananas and oats.

And perhaps more importantly, I survived on ibuprofen–I took a whole day’s dose of ibuprofen in the first 6 hours of the conference just to be able to focus!

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Packed a bunch of these 2 ingredient banana oat cookies

Exercise: walked 3.5 miles

Breakfast:

  • Raw banana oats
  • Coldbrew coffee with soymilk

Lunch:

  • 2 sourdough bagels
  • Coffee

Dinner:

  • 2 banana oat cookies
  • Beer and a white wine cooler

Day 59- 1/22

The wisdom tooth pain got so bad I couldn’t sleep, and when I woke up I knew it was an emergency because I was feverish, my entire cheek was swollen, and it hurt to swallow. I got incredibly lucky that the dentist right next to my apartment was kind enough¬†to see me on a Sunday, especially considering I wasn’t even a patient yet.

It turns out I had a bone-eating infection caused by the wisdom tooth growing in. Delightful.

He messed around with the area and put some topical antibiotics on, and thankfully I was able to wait til I got back to my car to scream/sob from pain–I felt so dramatic, but the pain was probably the worst I’ve felt in my life… at least 3x as bad as when I broke and sprained my ankle in September.

To make a long story short, thank God for vicodin and antibiotics.

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Exercise: walked 3 miles

Breakfast:

  • Blueberry banana smoothie
  • Bagel with tofutti
  • Coldbrew coffee with soymilk

Lunch:

  • Half a bagel with tofutti, superfood patty
  • 2 banana oat cookies

Dinner:

  • Lentil veggie¬†curry with basmati rice
  • Apple with pb2

Check out my Instagram for more photos!

Food & Exercise Diaries

Day 56 and 57 (1/19-20) of Back to High Carb Intuitive Eating

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Day 56 – 1/19

Tuesdays and Thursdays have been tough for me this quarter–I have class, meetings, and TAing from 9:30am-6:30pm in buildings 2 miles apart, and only really have time for one lunch break during which I can’t fit that much food in me. So I’ve been getting a bit shaky/hungry from all the activity and bike commuting by the time I have to teach at 5. I need to think of some good snacks to keep in both my labs¬†that are preferably homemade, require no prep after the fact, and are totally nonperishable!

In the meantime, I’ve been surviving on higher calorie coffees, date rolls, and clif bars. ¬†ūüėõ

Exercise: biked 30 mins, walked 7 miles

Breakfast:

  • Pumpkin banana raw oats
  • Coldbrew coffee with soymilk

Lunch:

  • 4 red potatoes with chili lime seasoning
  • Soy mocha
  • Date roll
  • Half a clif bar

Dinner:

  • Lentil veggie curry and basmati rice
  • Apple with PB2

Day 57- 1/20

Had another great run: 4.5 miles this time! I needed to go to sleep ridiculously early (like 9:30pm)–which is a difficult feat for me–so I could wake up at 5am for a conference the next day. Thankfully the running¬†made it much easier to pass out that early. Yet another bonus of exercise!

Another day, another sketchy looking oatmeal concoction…

Exercise: ran 4.5 miles, walked 5 miles

Breakfast:

  • Chocolate banana pb2¬†raw oats
  • Coldbrew coffee with soymilk

Lunch:

  • 2 red potatoes with chili lime seasoning
  • Puerh tea
  • Apple
  • Half a clif bar
  • Handful of crackers

Dinner:

  • Lentil veggie¬†curry with basmati rice
  • 3.5 banana oat cookies
  • Mini japanese sweet potato

Check out my Instagram for more photos!