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What I Ate Election Tuesday (Besides My Fingernails)

I’m sharing my story over on A Dancer’s Live It today for Warrior Woman Wednesday. Check it out here!

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.dscn22808:00 – 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.dscn2317-2I 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.dscn23212:30 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.

6:30 to 8:00 – Go to Scrumpy’s Cider Bar for a fundraiser for CSU Swing Dance Society. Start freaking out about election. Everyone was pretty somber.dscn2316

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.



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  1. That dinner looks great–is it easy for you to find GF buns where you live? I dont often see that when I’m out!

    1. Joyce says:

      Perks of living in a hippie town like Fort Collins, CO. So, yeah, it’s not super common, but it’s definitely becoming more so.

  2. Cora says:

    Well, there is one good thing to be said for being too stressed/busy/preoccupied with something else – that it takes precedence over any food related choices or anxiety. That brat dinner and chips sounds soooooooooooo gooood.
    Also, totally hear you on the smart phone thing. I often wish I was less able to be connected/know things at the click of a button.
    I think you need to find a drink you CAN tolerate today (boozy or not) and really treat yourself. Thinking of all of my friends across the border.

    1. Joyce says:

      Thanks, Cora. My boyfriend is seriously considering moving to Canada, since he has dual citizenship. Maybe we’ll come visit you?

      1. Cora says:

        Um yes – I have a futon. He (and you) are ALWAYS welcome.

  3. Alyssa says:

    I didn’t stay up for the whole election either. It got me angry and left me heartbroken as well. Love the cheerios +banana combo- such a classic. And loved hearing your story over on Marina’s blog!

    1. Joyce says:

      Thanks, Alyssa. It was so sweet of her to share it. 🙂

  4. The election results were on all afternoon here (Australia) – and I couldn’t concentrate on anything else (oh, the irony of trying to study for an ethics exam at the same time). What a big week it’s been. There are interesting times ahead. xx

    1. Joyce says:

      That is ironic. Yes, I think the world is facing some difficult and scary times.

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