Ship’s Log–May 8th


I’ve been frustrated with my lack of progress on the weight loss front, so today I decided to track my calories on Fitbit’s Dashboard to see if I’m overestimating my intake. I have the dashboard set for moderate weight loss, which is a calorie defect of 500 per day. Even with all the food listed below, I was still 100 calories below my daily limit, which is adjusted automatically according to my level of physical activity.

I’m going to try to continue this for a few days to see if this is a trend, because if I am regularly taking in that much of a calorie deficit and not losing weight, it’s time to see the doctor for some bloodwork.


  • 1 hour BJJ and 45 minutes MMA


  • Oatmeal with blueberries, strawberries, cinnamon, flax seed, soy yogurt, and almond milk
  • Coffee with vanilla stevia and almond milk

Morning Snack:

  • Cucumber water


  • Steamed artichoke dipped in red pepper hummus
  • Red leaf lettuce, romaine, kale, grape tomatoes, avocado, and tempeh bacon dressed in blackberry ginger balsamic
  • Cucumber water
  • NatureBox Whole Wheat Raspberry Figgy Bar
  • Coffee with cardamom, vanilla stevia, and almond milk

Afternoon Snacks:

  • Cucumber water
  • Handful of NatureBox Harvest Nut Mix
  • Apple with 1 tbs peanut butter
  • Handful of NatureBox Chili Lime Chickpeas
  • Pudding made with PlantFusion Vanilla Bean protein powder, water, and maple syrup (I read about this, tried it, and don’t recommend it. The texture is gritty, like spackle, and the flavor does not make up for it)


  • Whole wheat pasta shells and peas tossed with vegan nacho cheese sauce
  • Vegan chick’n patty
  • Red leaf lettuce, romaine, and kale dressed with Sicilian White Balsamic
  • 2 Marshmallows and 2 squares of dark chocolate

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