Ship’s Log–April 30th


I played around with my schedule and food today. I did a decent session of yoga and meditation in the morning, perhaps a bit longer of a session than I can reasonably expect to maintain as part of my daily schedule. My appetite was kept under control through the afternoon, and I was able to keep my snacking to fruit and whole foods. No bread or crackers.

The Things and I decided to have dinner before class, rather than wait until after as we usually do. All was well until about 9 pm, when I became a raging hunger beast. My God, was I hungry. I think that if I’m going to eat dinner before class, I need to plan something for after class that is lower calorie than munching my way through the kitchen, perhaps a small protein smoothie or a Vega One protein bar. Or maybe just a bowl of popcorn.

Perhaps, though, all I need is a short evening meditation session. Just a few minutes of focused breathing might be enough to slay the snack monster the moment it raises its hangry head.


  • Morning: 21 minutes gentle yoga followed by 16 minutes meditation
  • Evening: 45 minutes BJJ


  • Cinnamon raisin Ezekiel muffin with peanut butter
  • 1/2 grapefruit broiled with strawberries
  • Coffee with vanilla stevia and almond milk

Morning Snack:

  • Iced peppermint, ginger, green tea


  • Chickpeas cooked with tempeh bacon, green olives, and pesto
  • Kale cooked with garlic, grape tomatoes, and shiitake mushrooms
  • Coffee, black and hot

Afternoon Snack:

  • Iced peppermint, ginger, green tea
  • Small bowl of cherries
  • Healthier banana split (banana topped with dried cranberries, red walnuts, and plain soy yogurt)


  • Veggie burger in half whole grain wrap with lettuce, tomato, and guacamole
  • Oven baked fries
  • Strawberries and whipped soy cream

Late Night:

  • Glass of red wine
  • Handful of cashews
  • Wasa cracker with hummus
  • Slice of yoga bread with peanut butter

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