I woke up craving something pizza-like, so I made turkey mince with cauliflower in tomato sauce, and topped it all with cheese. Perfect! I actually ate two servings of this, and then the rest of my greek yogurt with honey (protein powder is all packed away!) and … I totally forget what I ate for dinner. I think I just had a couple 9bars.
It was a good, lazy day. I skipped out on class to read a book for my other class, and hung out with M on FaceTime. However, TODAY … oh dear. I know this post is supposed to be about yesterday but whatever. I slept THROUGH my class and woke up at almost 1pm! I mean, I was tired last night, but damn. That’s almost 13 hours of sleep.
And so I got up, I felt reeeeally groggy and fluttery (anyone else get that?) and made myself an omelette. Something must have been funky with my turkey or I ate a raw bit or got raw turkey juice or SOMETHING because I am feeling weeeird today. And everything points to food poisoning. So, great. I haven’t puked (thank god), but I mean there’s been some other stuff happening and my stomach is doing things that allude to future puking. I was supposed to go shoot tennis today but that looks like it won’t be happening.
Can I just go to sleep through tomorrow and wake up for my flight?
I feel like I should preface this post: sometimes I feel bad eating really terribly for a few days. I know it’s going to throw off my digestion, I’m going to have less energy, and I stress about gaining fat rather than muscle (not that I’m gaining much muscle these days anyways). Sometimes I feel really bad because I don’t eat a single “healthy” thing all day long and then I feel guilty about potentially having to write about it at the end of the day. Yes, documenting things here puts more pressure on what I choose to eat, but I can reflect later on about the choices I did make and why.
Yesterday was no exception to this… I didn’t really eat meals, I just snacked all day long. I had a few handfuls of hazelnuts, two packs of Freddos, and three macaroons. I’m excited, nervous, a little but anxious and I miss my boyfriend. In three days I’ll be flying over the Atlantic Ocean by myself for the first time… So yeah, I’m a little stressed. It’s not all good, it’s not all bad, but it’s enough to make me want to eat my feelings’ weight in chocolate. I know this maybe isn’t the best way to go abut dealing with things, but it’s not nearly as harmful as I think it will be. I still wake up in the morning and haven’t suddenly become a giant, muscle-less, blob of goo. I can still do all the crazy yoga I did yesterday. The world has NOT come to an end.
Yesterday I had leftover soya mince and veggies stuff for breakfast before going out and doing my grocery shopping. While I was out I had a bag of gummy candies and some of my favourite popcorn for… lunch I guess. Dinner was a big lovely plate of brussels sprouts and bacon! I also had a chocolate bar and a 9bar for snacks.
Today I had eggs and mushrooms for breakfast WHOA BIG CHANGE. I couldn’t find spinach. I think this is the first week I haven’t bought spinach with my groceries since September… it’s a mild obsession. I snacked on protein yogurt, a 9bar, and hazelnuts throughout the afternoon today and had chicken curry with soya mince for dinner. My goal this week is to finish my jars of red chili paste and thai basil before I leave!
Overall today and yesterday have been pretty nice and relaxing (despite having to finish up and hand in a project yesterday). All I have to do this weekend is read a novel for my illustration class, which should be enjoyable. I’m going to have a little repeat of last weekend and go spend my afternoon at the coffee shop after I finish up my shopping. I’ve been sleeping in, doing lots of yoga, trying to eat more, and I feel like my energy levels are getting better. I haven’t had any weird stomach pains lately either! Things are lookin’ up.
I’m just gonna talk about these days together.
Yesterday I was feeling quite crappy. I let myself have the day off to relax and just eat a tonne of the junk food I wanted and do absolutely nothing. It was great. I had Haribo gummies and chocolate for “breakfast” while I did my grocery shopping. I did come home and have a big lunch with eggs and proscuitto and spinach. Had a pint of Ben & Jerry’s for dinner. Ice cream generally makes me feel better when I have stomach issues, and so this was a nice relief. Thank god I am not lactose intolerant.
Today I was back on track. Had protein yogurt topped with cashews, cinnamon, and ginger for breakfast, and then made chicken and cashew thai red curry for lunch/dinner. I ate one portion at 5, then another at 6, thinking I was hungry. I just ate an Eat Natural bar a few minutes ago, and now I’m thinking this isn’t hungry feeling, this is stomach pain.
Guys, I dunno what’s going on. I’m not eating anything that seems like it would trigger a stomach ache, I didn’t even buy dates this week because I thought they were the problem, and I’m still getting weird, kind of stabby (not really… punchy? wringy?) pain in my stomach after I eat. Also, I’m still tiiiired. I don’t know if this is because I’m still maybe sick or not absorbing nutrients or what, but man. I’m not impressed.
To recap, things I have eliminated that haven’t made a difference:
I dunno, maybe it’s broccoli or something weird?
TOMORROW THERE WILL BE TWO WEEKS LEFT. TWO WEEKS!! I have never been so excited to go to sleep every night in my life.
On that note, I forgot to take pictures today. Oops!
Breakfast was my leftover cauliflower and buckwheat. Lunch was a couple of hard-boiled eggs, a carrot, some hazelnuts, and a 9bar. Dinner was a spinach and cheese omelette. I ate backwards today!
My ears were both plugged today which sucked, because I was talking to a lot of people and constantly had to ask them to repeat themselves. I shot Peter Salmon at school today, and was working with the editor of the school newspaper, which was more fun and less intimidating than I anticipated.
My stomach however, has been questionable all day and was rumbling and tumbling and just really causing a fuss over what seems to be nothing. It didn’t hurt today, but things are definitely not working as they usually are. At least I just have tomorrow to finish up this week’s groceries and start anew friday!