An active day ahead -- J. and I are heading to "City Streets" on our bikes -- a car-free Manhattan from 72nd Street to Battery Park via Park/Lafayette. I'm not sure what lunch will entail -- I'll try to stick to the GERD diet.
Breakfast -- 7:30 AM
2/3 Wheetabix square
1 C. almond milk
1/4 C. raisins
1 hard-boiled egg
1/2 slice rye toast
-- No fruit in the house! Had an egg for extra protein, for the ride ahead. Felt okay upon waking; ten minutes afterward, I had the usual "FIT" and heartburn. This lasted for a few minutes and then resolved on its own, as it always seems to -- it does not correlate with when I eat, or what I eat (though admittedly, don't I have the same exact breakfast each day?)...
Snack -- 10:00 AM
1/2 C. apple cider
-- at Union Square greenmarket
Snack -- 11:30 AM
1/2 Luna Bar (Lemon variety)
Lunch -- 12:45 PM
6" sub from Subway: veggie burger filling with lettuce, tomato, pickles, oil, and cheese
-- Eaten while on the Governor's Island ferry. I was feeling good at this point. Healthy! (12 miles of bicycling can do it.)
Snack -- 3:00 PM
1 softserve vanilla ice cream cone from the Kool-Man truck, chocolate dipped. (I honestly forgot about the no-chocolate GERD rule.)
-- Yeah, I know, I know. No adverse concerns after eating, hours later.
Snack -- 6:30 PM
1/2 C. almond milk
1 graham cracker
-- My lack of fruit in the house is disappointing -- I would have liked to have had more fruit for snacks today. I did not go to the grocery store to stock up, nor to the greenmarket (because we were bicycling today).
Dinner -- 7:15 PM
Pasta (Bionature brand) with tomatoes, walnuts, baby peas, olive oil and parsley. I added Romano cheese at the table.
Dessert -- 8:30 PM
1 C. ice cream (Breyer's vanilla)
Mood: A joyful day, sunny and not too hot for most of it, bicycling almost 14 miles -- plus we enjoyed four ferry rides! This level of exercise is very good for my stress levels. More thoughts on this later!