Ship’s Log–November 3rd


I didn’t sleep well last night. I kept tweaking my elbow in my sleep and waking myself up. The pain is not as bad is it could have been, but it was still just enough to keep me from getting a good night’s rest.

I decided to skip today’s run, mainly because I wanted to let my body use all its resources to repair the arm rather than recover from a run. Instead I focussed on prepping lots of food for the week. With Thing 1’s help, I made guacamole hummus, fresh peanut butter, a big tray of crustless tofu vegetable and tofurky sausage quiche, corn bread, raw brownie bites, and a massive pot of black bean chili. The fridge is now so jam-packed that I had trouble even fitting it all in there.

Kind of like me and my trousers, after three days of grazing on candy.

This coming week, I am going on a sugar fast. Sugar, especially dressed up as chocolate, is my weakness. This morning’s scone was the last bit of sugary yummy that is slipping past these lips for a while. I plan on eating no refined sugar for the next 6 days at least–I may allow myself a special treat next Sunday if I’m good. I made the no bake brownie bites as a safety valve…there’s something chocolately on hand that is sweetened with whole dates rather than refined sugar.

Thing 1 is going to join me in this mini challenge, and that’s wonderful. She is also looking to get a bit meaner and leaner ahead of her first sparring tournament and an upcoming big social event. Having a partner makes it easier for both of us. We decided to make the tofu quiche to have a protein heavy breakfast at the ready, and we also discussed adding in eggs once or twice a week, so don’t be too shocked if you see a spinach and mushroom omelette here in the next few days. She has also suggested reducing our gluten intake, which is fine, since the doctor suggested that I try that anyway. We’ll ease into that over a few weeks, though, since cutting both sugar and gluten at once may be too much of a shock to our palette.

Today’s Fitness:

None. I rested to help my arm heal.

Breakfast @ Whole Foods:

  • Vegan oatmeal date scone
  • Pineapple and blueberries
  • Coffee with chocolate stevia and unsweetened soy milk

Morning Snack:

  • Hot ginger peppermint tea


  • Salad: mixed greens, grape tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, shiitake, and baked tofu dressed in Avocado Vinaigrette
  • Smoothie: bananas, frozen mango, flax seed, and unsweetened soy milk
  • Coffee with cinnamon, cocoa, vanilla stevia, and unsweetened soy milk

Afternoon Snack:

  • Hot roasted chestnuts


  • Black bean chili with Daiya shreds and sriracha
  • Homemade whole wheat corn bread
  • Breckenridge Vanilla Porter
  • 1 No Bake Brownie Bite


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