God am I tired. I got home from the gym around 9:15, ate dinner, and I've basically been cooking since then. (It's midnight now.) "Peeling" butternut squash is not the zen experience of dismantling a cauliflower! It's a freaking workout! But I roasted a squash (and its seeds - mmm) and cooked my first collard greens, so I've got lunch made for the next two days. Only took two hours!
Today was a good day, an easy day. I had to work to eat enough calories (until the roasted squash seeds, of course, but those are so good fresh from the oven that I let it go).
I took a new tactic with my late-night peanut butter cravings - I had it for breakfast. That way it's not forbidden, but I'm eating it at a time when I'm less likely to keep going back for more. Delish breakfast, I must say, and kept me full for a good long time. No fruit or veggies in it, but otherwise worked really well.
2 T peanut butter (natural chunky)
small piece dark chocolate
1.5 c unsweetened soy milk
2 hardboiled eggs
carrots & red peppers
1/2 sugar packet in tea
teriyaki & black bean sauces
an apple (not in the stir-fry)
3/4 c cottage cheese
1/4 c roasted squash seeds
1457 calories, 48% from fat, 98g protein.
Great gym evening, too: 15 min (ish) weights, 40 min elliptical (intervals), 20 min bike, 20 min stretching. I really pushed myself with the elliptical, and the weights, and it felt great.
Some days are hard, some are easy. Today was easy and good. Tomorrow might be harder, esp. with a possibly mediocre lunch. (I've never cooked collards before, and I basically just boiled them and then sauteed with barbecue sauce. But barbecue sauce always tastes good.)
So sleepy. still have a couple pans to wash, and then BED!
ibs-a (mostly d) // vegetarian