day 2166 – eating discipline

second week into the thirteen week self challenge and i’m doing a much better job than the first week. i turned down the cupcake because i knew i would have serious regrets if i had consumed that. it’s hard road ahead and lots of things to be enticed by, but i’m no stranger to this type of challenge. i must stay on track and stay disciplined for what i really want; not for some short-lived satisfaction

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day 2008 – intermitting

mid morning grapes is rewarding during my intermittent fasting phase. i’m usually immune to being hangry, though i can’t control being hungry. i’m doing this is to cut down after the holiday season to improve my sports performance as well as to reach my overarching fitness goals. i want to up my game to help with hockey, taekwondo, flips and tricks and dodgeball. also, part of it is just to change up my diet and get it back on track

day 1811 – cora farewell

one of the leads is unfortunately leaving us for another opportunity. the design team went out for a farewell breakfast at cora’s before work. i had so much work to do in order to prepare for my lunch and learn presentation. i hadn’t got a chance to drink, eat, go to the washroom, check emails or talk to anyone. i was nervous leading up the presentation for i was about to stand in front of half the company, some of which are my bosses, to share my team’s knowledge. after a successful presentation, lunch and two more meetings, i finally sat down at my desk to eighteen unread emails. it’s been a whirlwind kind of day, but there’s many good things to take away from it

day 1799 – blueberry banana

my investment in a portable blender is slowly paying its bills. going for the luxurious two flavoured smoothie of blueberry banana instead of my go-to plain banana option. it was so tasty i drank it really fast, so fast that i hadn’t realized i left out my recovery. i’ve been feeling a bloat which isn’t sitting too well in my stomach; hopefully some digestive enzymes will solve the problem

day 1791 – fruitie smoothie

making an effort to growing my office fruit garden and conscious effort of eating more fruits in general. though it’s missing one of my staples, i gathered some of my favourite including mangoes, peaches and bananas. i’ve been pretty adamant in making some semi meal replacement smoothies with my portable blender. can’t wait until it’s cherry season, but sad this year i’ve lost my sources from friend’s kelowna farm

day 1787 – mister donut

i drove to the entrance of flipping but thought better of myself than to force the issue. my spine is an integral part of me so turned around and decided to start my the munchies bonding earlier. the three of us ate so much during black panther night. we laid out everything on the table from sushi party tray, chicken nuggets, fruits, crab and buckets ice cream. i had a break through petting a dog for the first time in my life and i would never have done this if it was any other dog that was more cuddely than mister donut. he did not approach me to try to sniff or touch me for much of the night. at most, he stood in front of me to have a stare down. since he did nothing to me, i felt this was my only chance to touch a dog even though i feared for my life

day 1429 – cherry imports

i’m happy but not surprised when i saw giant boxes in my kitchen. this is the time of the year when my dad orders ten pounds of cherries from coworker who owns a farm in okanagan. normally i would eat cherries as meal replacements, but it as big and sweet as other years since the peak season is delayed this year. it will get finished nonetheless and then he’ll order another batch