Ship’s Log–February 6th


If there is such a thing as cake withdrawal, then I went through it today. I am considering trying out a 3 or 10 day food-based cleanse from Happy Herbivore (no cardboard lemonade this time) to reset my system from the nearly week-long junk food binge, though I suppose just eating more spa-style meals and eliminating the beer, cake and peanut butter pretzels would be a good start.

My back was good enough today to make it through both classes without spasming, so I got in a really good workout. I still miss running, though, and I hope to hit the trail again soon. I’ve probably lost a fair amount of my conditioning and will have to ease back into it now, but I look forward to being able to regain what I’ve lost. Stupid snow and ice storms.


  • Morning: 12 sets of 25 jumping jacks and 1 flight of stairs; February Ab Challenge Day 6 (25 sit ups, 7 push ups, and 20 seconds of plank)
  • Evening: 45 minutes of BJJ and 45 minutes of MMA


  • Smoothie: banana, pineapple, red grapes, frozen blueberries, mixed salad greens, flax and chia seeds, and soy milk
  • 1 slice cinnamon raisin bread toasted with peanut butter
  • Coffee, black, like my soul.

Morning Snack:

  • Green cherry tea


  • Kale, onions, garlic, shiitake, bell peppers, and chickpeas sautéed with chili paste and Braggs liquid aminos
  • Coconut seltzer
  • Coffee
  • Strawberries and a palm full of chocolate chips

Afternoon Snack:

  • Spiced black tea
  • 1/2 blood orange (I know there’s a whole one in the photo, but shortly after taking the shot Thing 2 pleaded for half the orange, and I just couldn’t way no)
  • KIND Healthy Grains bar
  • Veggies and hummus
  • A handful of snack foods leftover from the Superbowl (cashews and peanut butter pretzels)


  • Baked teriyaki tofu
  • Soba noodles
  • Steamed broccoli
  • Third Shift Amber Ale
  • Chocolate chips, cranberries, and walnuts

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