Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Eating Clean Challenge Day 2

Day 2 and I made it without my Dr. Pepper. I had a close call but thanks to a coworker, I did not drink one. Yea!

Here is another eating clean rule: Try to eat food that has five ingredients or less. Easy if you are eating fruits, veggies, and basic proteins. Really start looking at labels and you will be surprised by what is in your food.  Half of it, you cannot pronounce so why eat it?

Ok, so here are my meals. Really struggled to eat.  NOT hungry at all until I got home from work.  Then starved so I am really trying to work on eating 5 - 6 small meals a day.


9:30am (Remember I said I was not hungry)

Banana, coffee, water

11:30am (I will repeat myself. Remember I said I was not hungry. Really had to force myself to eat)

Hardboiled Egg and 16 oz of water


1/2 of leftover seafood salad from last night and slice of cornbread

4 strawberries with a teaspoon of chocolate hazelnut spread (had more than 5 ingredients-yikes)
8 oz water

Afternoon Snack:

2 stalks of celery
2 wedges of Laughing Cow cheese
24 oz water


Corn Tacos with Roasted Veggies
16 oz water


Walk 20 minutes morning
Walk 20 minutes evening
Played on the Wii for 30 minutes


Monday, August 13, 2012

Eating Clean Challenge Day 1

Today was the first day of my eating clean challenge and I have to say not bad, not bad.

One of the rules of eating clean is to eat every 2 -3 hours.  I focused on this today because I have not wanted to eat lately.  A lot of times, this is what keeps weight on me because I do not consume enough calories and my body does not like it.  Plus I have hypothyroidism, which makes this worse.  So how did I do with eating every 2 - 3 hours. Not bad.

Here is my day of eating:

I started my morning off drinking coffee with cream. (I will try and give the cream up at a later date) Cannot do everything at once.

9:00am - 10:30am

Plum, 2 hardboiled eggs, coffee, and 16 oz water

This meal was extremely hard for me to eat but I got it down.  Just did not want to eat.

Lunch at 1pm

Nutty chicken salad from Jason's Deli.  Delicious.

3pm snack

String Cheese

I also had four thin mint like cookies.  We had an ice cream social that I had to set up for and the cookie smell drove me nuts, so I ate a couple.  Not a sweet person so I was a little sad that I ate these.


Home from work and extremely hungry.  Ate 7 carrot sticks with light ranch dressing.


Seafood salad with a slice of cornbread that I made.  The salad was yummy and purchased at Walmart. Good to have on hand for me when I just want something light.  

I also had several more 16 ounces of water to drink for a total of 80 ounces.  


Walked 20 minutes before work. 
Walked 20 minutes around 9pm.

I think overall I had a good day.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Eating Clean 7 Day Challenge

I returned from vacation a little over a week ago and I will tell you that I did not eat the greatest while on vacation or since I have returned. I know this happens to all of us but I will tell you that it really has made me not feel good since I have returned. I have a bit of a gluten intolerance and I ate bread, pasta, and lots of other goodies while I was home and my stomach has been paying for it.

So I decided at the end of last week to get back on track by completing a seven day challenge of eating clean. If you are not familiar with this term, check out Eat Clean Diet or Clean Eating Magazine. I got out my Clean Eating books and magazines and went to work on getting some motivation and my mouth was drooling by all the good eats.

I did some meal planning on Saturday and the today went to the grocery store and bought lots of goodies. Here are some of the items I purchased.


Ground turkey
Tyson's grilled & ready chicken breasts (trying these for the first time)


Almond Milk
Coconut Milk
Cheese (Laughing cow)




Salad Mix
Sweet Potatoes
Pre-made salads


Dark Chocolate Chips
Natural Peanut Butter
Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
Brown Rice

After I purchased all of my groceries and got everything home, I washed and cut up all my fruits and veggies so they would be ready to use. Also I grilled chicken and browned three pounds of ground turkey, some for me and some for my dog Chloe. Yes, she is spoiled. I cooked rice and roasted veggies.  I also boiled six eggs for breakfast. I have been very bad about eating breakfast. I also made oatmeal.  Packed everything into glass containers. I am trying not to use plastic. Now I am ready for the week.

I am going to try and do a blog post everything with pictures of my meals. This way you can see what I ate and I can keep track too.  I also will discuss my workout plans in another post. I am hoping that this will jump start my weight loss again because I have been at a plateau.

One last thing, wish me luck because I am also trying to not drink any sodas.  This will be the hardest part!


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