Partly because of that post, and because I have a ton of work today, I thought I might not post today. I originally thought that I would spend Tuesday night grading.
Ha. Spend election night grading. Very funny.
But I have to do something besides obsessively check my phone every 30 seconds and see the election results. So.
Instead, I’ll share pictures of what I ate this very exhausting and stressful Tuesday. #copingmechanisms
As for words of wisdom about eating disorder recovery or coping with IBS, you’ll have to wait for a time when I’m not…uh…feeling inclined to commit about 20 crimes I’m so angry.
7:00 am – Get up and eat breakfast. It’s a recycled photo–actually, it’s the same photo I took last week. I swear I don’t eat Cheerios and bananas for breakfast every day. Just…a lot of days.8:00 – Bike to campus
9:00 to 12:00 – Conference with students about their final projects. Three students an hour, so nine students total. On student number eight, I got crazy hungry, so I snagged a protein granola bar (a Running with Spoons favorite) and munched it right in front of him. I hope he wasn’t offended.I didn’t take this picture in front of him though. That would have been weird even for me.
12:00pm – Grab a quick Greek yogurt before spin class. I can’t eat anything very significant before spin–it’s so athletic, my tummy needs to be relatively empty.
12:45 to 2:15 – Spin and shower
2:30 – Lunch. Vegetarian tamale pie from this cookbook. I love all things involving masa harina.2:30 to 4:00 – Finish writing a response to one of my peers for workshop, conference with one final student at 3:20.
4:00 to 6:30 – Class. We workshopped a classmate’s essay and talked about Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood.
I can’t drink cider because of my IBS, but I had a beer brat with sauerkraut and Swiss on a gluten-free bun with salt and vinegar chips. I wasn’t even anxious about eating rich food, I was so anxious about the election.
8:00 – Get on bus and start really freaking out about election. In some ways I wish I hadn’t had my new smart phone with me. With my dumb phone, I didn’t know things unless people called me.
9:00 – 10:30 – Aimlessly watch the election results, text my boyfriend, and write most of this post.
10:30 – Grade a paper because for some reason that suddenly feels really soothing.
11:30 – Go to bed, even though the election results haven’t officially come in yet, because I am so angry and tired and disappointed and terrified and heartbroken.
Thanks to Jenn, Arman, and Laura for the What I Ate Wednesday linkup.