Ship’s Log–January 20th, 2015


I’m having a very hard time getting the sugar out of my diet, so much so that you could rightly say that I’m failing miserably at it. Stress (both financial and illness) plus availability equals poor choices. Today’s Snicker’s bar, for example, would probably have been an apple if there weren’t Snicker’s bars in the house. Or the multiple dishes of pecans and chocolate chips. I need to get this under control or my weight will continue to go up, rather than down.

If knowing is half the battle, then I am only halfway to winning.

Distance to goal weight: 24 pounds (that’s 1.4 pounds down from yesterday, which means it’s all water)


  • 15 push ups, sit ups, and squats
  • 4 mile very slow run


  • Whole grain tortilla with seating bacon, leftover potatoes, wilted greens, Daiya cheddar, and scrambled eggs
  • Whole fruit juice: banana, blackberry, strawberry, frozen blueberry, flax and chia seed, and water
  • Coffee with vanilla soy milk

Morning Snack:

  • Black tea with honey and lemon


  • Salad: mixed greens, cucumber, grape tomatoes, red onion, and carrot ginger dressing
  • Seitan glazed with miso sauce and sriracha
  • Coffee with vanilla soy milk
  • Pecans with dark chocolate chips

Afternoon Snack:

  • Post run: Hot peppermint tea and a Snickers bar (I had a few in the cabinet, and a tri-athlete family member suggested that they are as good for refueling after a run as any “protein” bar, most of which are basically candy bars anyway. I wouldn’t buy them for this purpose, but might as well make use of what I already have in the house)
  • Black tea with lemon and honey


  • Whole wheat pasta with vegan sausage, peas, and a vegan “cheese” sauce
  • Mixed greens with tomatoes and cucumber dressed with balsamic vinegar and olive oil
  • Pecans and chocolate chips

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