6. February 2014 by swissfitchick
Loooong time no see! I am SO sorry I just disappeared out to nowhere without even saying a word. But believe me, this wasn’t planned. But work got so crazy on Tuesday – I was in the office from 8:15 am until 6am the next morning (Wednesday) with 2 hours break. Yeah, you get it.
The big stuff is over now and I can see the light – especially my vacation in a little more than a week. But we’re not here to discuss my work stress, but what I ate while going crazy in the office and all I wanted was wine!! My brain is completely sleep deprived so bear with my wirting.
Fortunately, I went for a run at 5:30 on Tuesday morning, so at least I got some movement in. Before I headed off to work, I fueled with a new breakfast creation:
The day started relatively easy and I had some leftovers from my fridge with me to have as a midmorning snack.
At lunch, I fled from the office for a quick run downtown to buy coffee supply for my teammates and other stuff. I came back starving and warmed my lunchplate in the microwave.
The craziness was already here, but I never let it take away my food breaks. I don’t function without food, everyone has to accept that. I figured that I would have to stay at the office all night, so I decided to at least hit my Crossfit class at 5pm and then come back. This I did – and oh, it was GOOD. We worked on front squats which went surprisingly well! On my cycleride back to the office I gulped down my protein shake and then dove into work.
2 hours later I took a little break and prepared my dinner – just what I found at the supermarket. Originally it was planned that I go for dinner to Jonas, one of my Besties, but well…did not happen. Salad with Tuna and Baby tomatoes in front of the PC did happen.
I added a disgusting storebought light balsamic dressing to it. Good thing this was an exception. For dessert, I emptied pretty much the whole baby freezer of my boss which was stocked up with chocolate (by me!). I felt guilty, but I didn’t find a better strategy to cope with the stress at that moment. Boooh.
I continued with work until I was finished – which was at 6am the next day and then cycled home, zombie-like. I can’t remember the last time I was SO thankful that I already prepared breakfast – I heated it up and before passing out for a few hours, I curled up on the couch and enjoyed some peace and warm food.
As said, I don’t cut out eggs completely. I can not do it. This version was especially delicious with the addition of coconut flour – it was like a fresh, warm coconut cake.
Only about 3 hours later I was wide awake again and decided to hit a little workout at the gym and WASH myself (finally!)before going back to the office again. It was SO good. I had great power and did a good upper body workout followed by Intervals on the Stairs. And then, I remembered why sleep is so important – when I wanted to put on my work clothes after showering, I realized that I forgot my pants. Aaaaah!!! I tried my workout pants with boots, which looked extremely hilarious, so I put my Asics back on and went to work in my workout clothes. Seriously, where am I? What is this week??? LOL.
I managed to leave at a decent time and before fainting from all this absurdity, I cooked up a Shirataki stir fry with my favorite giant prawns, brussels sprouts, broccoli and shiitake (you guessed it, I prepared a huge amount of the same veggies….)
PB2 Chocolate mixed with Growing Naturals Protein Powder and a little coconut milk.
You see, my strictness on cutting out all the food groups lacks big time. I do watch gluten and dairy, but I aim for a little variety when it comes to eggs and nuts…..I hope my stomach does not hate me for this. Actually, I never had issues after eating eggs, but I guess too many nuts or especially nutbutters do affect me.
Whatever – these were my crazy 2 days in the office paired with stress food and quick workouts! The last 2 weeks were pretty stressful around her on all parts and made me lose a little track on the food front. I don’t like it, I can feel it and I can feel some anxiety creeping up. I know it’s nothing to worry about, even if I did gain some wieght, but my mind is not there yet to not care at all. But I am ok – I meditate, I focus on the positive, I structure my meals and workouts, I am grateful and I smile.
Are you a stress eater? Or do you stop eating when you’re stressed? It depends – when I’m stressed at the computer, then I tend to eat junk, when I’m running around, I completely lose my thoughts of food and appetite.
Ever tried coconut flour in eggs and oats? I can recommend it!!
Last snack you ate? I need ideas!