Day Twenty Three

Monday, September 30, 2013

Monday. Uggh.  Always some water weight gain as my body recovers from having it’s glycogen stores sucked dry over the weekend.  It’s my riding recovery day, too so I just take it easy.  One of my hopes for the change in diet is to improve my ability to recover quickly.  This is something I’m going to have to start thinking about measuring, but it might be a bit to early just yet.

This week I am leaving work early to pick up my daughter from the bus stop so long commutes are not an option either. I will have to make the most of the couple of lunch ride opportunities I get.  Maybe do a little running later in the week, but not today.

I’m planning to ride the single speed all week and also hoping new tires and a chain will be arriving from PBK before the weekend.

Here’s what I ate today:

  • Breakfast
    • Oatmeal with molasses & agave nectar, blueberries, pecans, flaxseed and hemp hearts
    • Green smoothie: Spinach, kale, strawberries, raspberries
  • Dinner:
    • Appetizer: Fruit salad ( mango, apple, pineapple, grapes), small piece of multi-grain bread, toasted, w/peanut butter
    • Veggie Burger
    • Baked sweet potato fries
    • Green salad with hemp oil and balsamic vinaigrette
    • Glass of Cabernet

Had to try a veggie burger – gotta have one of those in the rotation, right?  These were really tasty.  Another recipe submission from my daughter (Jake). A knife & fork affair, like others I have seen, but an interesting combination of ingredients and great flavor.  Did not use an egg, I’m sure that would have helped it hold together a little better, but I liked that it was vegan and I might stuff one in a pita pocket next time & see how that works.

Now that I read the list of meals for the day I’m realizing that it was an all vegan day.  That’s pretty cool.  I just bought a big tub of yogurt, but I’ve been thinking I should replace that with something else.  I mostly just eat that with lunch, so another piece of fruit or some nuts would be a better choice.  Then I’ll have a carton of yogurt sitting around taking up space in the fridge.  It will have to be thrown out shortly though, unlike the 3 cans of tuna in the cupboard – I’m saving those in case there’s an earthquake and I have to turn Paleo.  I used to eat a can of tuna pretty much every day and felt like I was being healthy.  Granted, it was a huge improvement over the days when I was going out every day for lunch, but time and perspective are interesting things and it’s hard to imagine right now that there will ever be a day when I will be packing one of those cans into my lunch bag in the morning.

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