7:00 — three eggs scrambled with a little butter (0-21-22) and topped with some of the leftover avocado sauce (0-0-12), one apple chicken sausage (3-16-6), and a lamb Epic bar (9-10-8)
13:00 — CustomFit mango chicken salad (32-37-22) and bison Epic bar (10-11-12).
18:00 — gluten-free pasta (90-0-0) with the rest of the avocado sauce (0-0-30) and two apple chicken sausages (9-32-12), then 4 ginger candies (20-0-0). Still not full and realized I was way low on protein, soooo smoothie time (27-48-3).
Totals: 200-165-127. I am an effing train wreck lately.
6am CrossFit // 10g BCAAs
7:30 — two hard-boiled eggs (0-12-8), one chicken sausage (3-16-6)
14:00 — starving in a crazy clinic. CustomFit buffalo chicken salad (18-60-15)
17:00 — bison Epic bar (10-11-12)
18:45 — three slices of turkey (0-18-0), then gluten-free pasta (60-0-0) with avocado sauce (estimated 0-0-50 since it’s mostly avocado and olive oil), then 4 ginger candies.
Totals: 111-117-91. High on fat and a bit low on the others, but I’ll take that for today, since it was all relatively ‘good’ stuff.
6am CrossFit // 10g BCAAs
7:30 — protein powder (0-24-0), then, after a shower, CustomFit carnitas breakfast (eggs, sausage, tomatillo salsa, cauliflower ‘grits’, and mushrooms: 13-40-23)
12:30 — CustomFit buffalo chicken salad (18-60-15). One of my favorites.
15:00 — cashew Lara bar (23-6-13)
19:00 — gluten-free pasta (86-10-0) with two chopped-up apple chicken sausages (6-32-12) and a random mixture of red chili sauce, Parmesan cheese, and pico de gallo (20-3-6)… which sounds ridic but was delicious. Then a few spoonfuls of almond butter (6-8-17) with maple syrup (30-0-0)… which is not an acceptable dessert because there is zero portion control. I need to get to the store and get some more ginger candy.
Totals: 202-183-86. Ooooops again…
So tired. So sore. So HUNGRY. Wanted to eat all the things all day.
6am CrossFit // 10g BCAAs
8:30 — two hard-boiled eggs (0-12-8) and two apple chicken sausages (6-32-12)
12:30 — CustomFit meal (‘Georgia Peach Chicken’ with green beans, 21-60-22). Surprisingly good.
13:30 — still really hungry, so housed a bag of jerky (15-33-3) in about three minutes flat
18:30 — double portion of rice (70-0-0) with masala chicken, spinach and onion (roughly 18-80-25). Then a few spoonfuls of almond butter (6-8-17) with maple syrup (30-0-0).
Totals: 166-225-87. Ooooops.
6am CrossFit // 10g BCAAs
7:30 — protein powder in water (0-24-0), followed by Starbucks black coffee
10:30 — two hard-boiled eggs (0-12-8) and one apple chicken sausage (3-16-6)
12:30 — CustomFit meal (‘Best Bowl Ever’, with beef and sweet potatoes and sofrito, 48-40-8). However, I’m not quite sure I truly got that much protein, because there was a large amount of (get this) BLOOD VESSELS masquerading as two big clumps of meat. Only discovered them bc I couldn’t chew them or tear them apart. I’m okay with the concept of that kind of thing (hey, I ate a duck heart a few weeks ago!), but not when I’m not expecting it, and definitely not in a prepackaged meal. Ick. Threw them out.
Was STILL obsessing over SliCE gluten-free pizza at 5pm when I left work, so decided to see if giving in to the craving would restore my hunger equilibrium post-illness. Ordered my usual (goat cheese, bacon, caramelized onions, and fresh tomatoes), and picked it up on the walk home.
18:00 — appetizer of water with protein powder (0-24-0)… and then… PIZZA!!!
Totals: 51-116-22 before pizza. No clue what the pizza was, but the plain GF Trader Joe’s version is 70-26-36, and I figure (given size and toppings) maybe half again as much of each macro, or 105-39-54. That would make 156-155-76 for the day, which is REALLY not terrible for a day with pizza. And it was worth it; I finally feel (almost…) comfortably satisfied. (Just hope I haven’t lost that enjoyable ‘skinny’ feeling in the bargain. :-))
6am CrossFit // 10g BCAAs. First time at the gym in a week (was super sick with food poisoning). Side note: we took a photo of the 6 brave souls who made it in through the snowstorm this morning, and when it was posted, I was honestly shocked at how lean I appeared. (Hey, I’ll take silver linings where I can find them!)
7:45am — protein powder in water (0-24-0), followed by black coffee
10:45am — finally hungry, but absolutely nothing sounded good. Finally had a CustomFit meal (chicken meatballs and sweet potato noodles, 32-41,32), not because it tasted good, but because it was “there” and easy, and I could tell my body needed to eat even if my mind didn’t want to. Then had a Kind bar (20-4-12) with more coffee. Now THAT tasted good and seemed to finally flick the switch that I’d been waiting for… from that point forward I was CONSTANTLY hungry ALL AFTERNOON. The catch was, I couldn’t come up with anything at all that sounded good (except for SLiCe gluten-free pizza, which I wasn’t willing to (1) pay for or (2) get dressed to go get).
2:30pm — rice (35-0-0) with masala chicken with spinach and onion (roughly 12-54-15). Again, this kept me full for MAYBE an hour, and then my stomach was growling again. Ridiculous. Was craving pizza SO BADLY all afternoon, but managed to resist (barely).
4:45pm — water with protein powder (0-24-0)
7pm — can of baby potatoes (35-2-0) with dill and a spoonful of tahini (1-1-4), and two scrambled eggs (0-14-10) with a little salsa (10-0-0).
Totals: 145-164-73. Right on.
Rest day after the Open Prep Competition last night. I had the completely accidental good fortune of having scheduled a massage for today without remembering that it was the day after that event… BEST idea I’ve (unconsciously) had in a long time.
8am — black coffee
9:30am — banana-berry smoothie with protein powder (35-25-3) followed by a ‘breakfast scramble’ of two eggs (0-14-10), scrambled with a chopped-up apple chicken sausage (3-16-6) and a little salsa and almond milk (10-0-1).
12pm — gluten-free pumpkin bread (guessing 30-0-10) and coconut black tea at Cake and the Beanstalk.
4:15pm — came back from massage with a headache (could literally feel the corresponding increase in pressure in my head as she worked on my traps; very disconcerting sensation!) so slammed about a liter of water, one glass of which I mixed with protein powder (0-24-0).
5:45pm — rice (35-0-0) with some random chili I threw together (roughly 25-48-24). Started making it before I realized I didn’t have chili powder or diced tomatoes, so substituted with pico de gallo — and THEN accidentally tripled the amounts of basil and oregano. So it tasted a bit like pizza, but was still pretty yummy. Then more protein (0-24-0)… I don’t love that I had THREE scoops of this today, but it was the easiest way to keep everything in reasonably good ratios. I didn’t have any more turkey (or ANY other sources of protein in the house, actually) or I’d have eaten that instead. Then a tiny bit of chocolate (4-0-3) and one ginger candy (5-0-0). Finished eating at 6pm and going to fast through Open Gym tomorrow (ends at 1pm), after which I think there are brunch plans in the works.
Not checking true macros today since I know I was way off, but it was worth it.
8:45am — scrambled eggs, home fries, and black coffee from the work cafeteria… was trying to get some extra carbs in before the competition tonight and also wanted to eat a later lunch so I wouldn’t be completely starving beforehand, so this worked out well… kept me full for a long time.
1:45pm — CustomFit chicken cacciatore with zucchini noodles… hadn’t tried this one before, but liked it!
4pm — the rest of the coffee I hadn’t gotten to finish in the morning, which had me feeling pleasantly bouncy and pumped up on my way to the In-House Open Prep Competition!
5:30pm warmups / 6:15pm competition! As usual, posted about this in my workout log.
10pm — Smokin’ Betty’s: bunless ‘Betty Burger’ (with guac and pulled pork) and sweet potato fries. Followed by a spontaneous stop at Capo Giro on the way home, which was really pointless; my taste buds still aren’t sufficiently recovered from my birthday weekend to have really enjoyed this fully, and the dairy didn’t sit well either. Then slammed a glass of ‘protein water’ before bed — which is what I should have done INSTEAD of the Capo Giro, but was a bad idea at this stage, because then it was hard to sleep with a sloshy full dairy tummy. Blargh. :/
Rest day… Open Prep Competition (aka “SHEBANG SHEBANG”) tomorrow night!
7:30am — while driving, had two hard-boiled eggs (0-12-8) and one apple chicken sausage (3-16-6)
8:30am — black coffee at work
1pm — CustomFit carnitas breakfast (13-40-23) plus the last 3 slices of organic turkey (0-18-0)
6pm — protein powder in water (0-24-0), followed by Trader Joe’s butternut squash risotto (90-9-27) with two more apple chicken sausages (6-32-12). YUMMMM. Then one ginger candy (5-0-0).
Totals: 117-151-76. And I’m actually not upset about that little carb-fat shift, since it was a rest day.
Side note: one of the medical assistants asked today if I was losing weight. And I swear these pants feel looser… but I thought it was just because they were finally getting broken in. :)
Competition tomorrow! Here’s hoping I get out of work in time to not screw the rest of my team over and/or be totally stressed out. Fingers crossed.
Felt like I spent the entire day eating. But I guess that’s what you have to do on days with two workouts?
6am CrossFit // 10g BCAAs
7:30am — protein powder in water (0-24-0)
9am — cafeteria scrambled eggs (estimated 0-18-12) and home fries (estimated 40-0-10), with hot sauce. This can’t be especially ‘good’ for me, yet it consistently manages to sit well (no nausea or stomachache) and keep me full for a long time, so I have a hard time believing it’s dreadful.
1pm — CustomFit mango chicken salad (32-37-22)
4pm — knew I was going to a 7:30 session, so had an Epic bar (9-14-6) and a cherry Lara bar (30-5-8)
7:30 Intensification session // 10g BCAAs
9:15pm — more protein powder in water (0-24-0) followed by rice (35-0-0) with a splash of apple cider vinegar, and herbed lean turkey breast (0-24-0). Literally tore up lunch meat bc it was all I had, but at least it was good quality (organic, antibiotic-free, etc). Then one ginger candy (5-0-0).
Totals: 151-146-58. Three consecutive good days.
…So I should start feeling skinny again soon, right? Who knew a birthday could do so much damage?!?