Wednesday, February 25, 2009


i definitely pushed myself this morning to get out of bed early and hit the gym. i really didn't want to go, and the run was quite hard (although i swear i got the poorly adjusted treadmill, because every time i go on that one it feels like i'm moving .4mi/hr faster than the screen actually tells me... but i chose it because it is directly in front of the tv, and since i was the only one at the gym, i turned on married with children), but afterwards i felt great.

i had 1/2 of a muesli bar pre-run.

barely ** 1/2 starch, 1 other ** and i know, wimpy for pre-run fuel, but it's better than nothing...

i have class tonight, so i knew i had a bit of planning to do, meal-wise-- i was thinking of turning the rest of my ratatouille into pasta, because i don't have quite enough polenta left for a meal-- but i won't get home until after 9 tonight, and i definitely won't feel like cooking then... and i'd hate my "french laundry" leftovers to go to waste... so i boiled a pot of water while showering post-run this morning. 10 minutes later i had ratatouille-goat cheese-pasta!

made with red & green spinach & tomato pasta i found in my pantry!

so once again, a super gourmet lunch:

ratatouille-goat cheese pasta, and a small cup of strawberries (no more left!)
** 2 starch, 1 dairy, 2 veg, 2 other, .5 fruit **

i wanted stovetop oat bran for breakfast again this morning:
  • 1/2 c oat bran
  • 1/2 c vanilla soymilk, 1/2 cup water
  • sliced banana, cooked with oat bran
  • 1 - 2 tsp. maple syrup, stirred in at end
  • topped with grain-sweetened carob chips (from the $.60 worth i bought the other day - makes it seem almost healthy)
** 1.5 starch, 1 fruit, .5 dairy, 2 other **

the carob chips were pretty good in the oatmeal-- they definitely don't replace chocolate, and in a way that's good for oatmeal, but i wouldn't want to make brownies with them. once again this was a superfilling breakfast-- i'm not even going to bother packing a morning snack.

not sure what the plan is for dinner since i have class from 6:30-8:30. i may pick up a sandwich at whole foods (next door to the shop where i teach) since again, my lunch is more dinner-esque. actually it's quite convenient because i need to pick up a few things (oat bran!). my fresh fruit supply has dwindled to... 1 lonely apple. i often fear that i'm buying too much fruit because i won't be able to eat it in time (it looks so good in the store that i buy a lot)... but that hasn't been a problem .


  1. I just wanted to say I am also a recovering disordered eater and I really enjoy reading about your day. It`s great to see you having fun with food! Thank you for sharing.

  2. thanks susie! this means a lot =).