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My Eat Clean Challenge---Day #8 Food Log

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I am attempting 10 days of “eating clean” in a plan similar to the plan outlined Tosca Reno’s Book “Eat Clean Recharged".

Yesterday’s Meals:

Breakfast:
~1/3 cup oats, ½ banana, ¼ cup cottage cheese, ½ Tbsp Chia seeds, 1/4 oz. walnuts, stevia, cinnamon and cardamon
~1 cup skim milk
~Coffee with stevia

Snack:
~6 oz fat free plain Greek yogurt mixed with cardamom, cinnamon and stevia
~1 cup berries
~Coffee with ¼ cup almond milk & Stevia

Lunch:
~Water with Lemon
~Grapes
~Eat Clean Chicken & Veggie pasta
~steamed broccoli

Snack:
~Herbal Tea with lemon
~small Apple
~ 1/4 oz cashews
~1 oz. String cheese

Dinner:
~"Chicken Risotto" (I managed to rework this recipe so it was mostly clean, although I am not sure about the rice everything else was 100% clean)
~Cucumber slices
~Eat Clean Chocolate turtle
~Pineapple

Snack:
~Chocolate Protein Shake made with 1 cup almond milk and a very small frozen banana

Food:
I did OK with the eating clean part but I did eat some unplanned items....I felt some unknown reason to eat when I got home--I was not even hungry. I think it because I was frustrated about my cold and feeling so cruddy today. Anyway I ate 1/2 cup of pinepple and 1 eat clean chocolate turtle which were unplanned. It could have been worse, right? Also I think I had too much fruit today and not enough veggies....

Exercise:
I am still suffering from either horrible seasonal allergies or a bad head cold. I could barely breath when I got home, so cardio seemed out of the question--NO EXERCISE AGAIN---ARGHH...tomorrow I am going to the Doctor it has been a week and every day I seem to get worse, this is getting silly!

Today’s Challenges:
I have to work 10 hours. I also hope to go to the doctor. I can't taste anything--that should help me not want to eat extras--lol. Not sure about exercising---maybe I can get some elliptical time in? I will see how I feel.

  
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CAROLYN1213 4/19/2011 9:37PM

    Hey sweety, since you have a cold, back off your dairy. Nuts and berries for a morning snack, then maybe a couple hard boiled eggs and celery for your afternoon snack or a protein shake made with water and a pear for your afternoon snack. More greens would help you to feel a little better while you are recovering. I am super proud of you girl! I hope you know I'm always here for you!

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GOGOMAMA 4/19/2011 1:02PM

    Great job! Sorry to hear you have been feeling badly! Hope you feel better soon!

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GOGOMAMA 4/19/2011 1:02PM

    Great job! Sorry to hear you have been feeling badly! Hope you feel better soon!

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 4/19/2011 11:30AM

    food looks yummy and so healthy...and I hope you're feeling better soon

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My Eat Clean Challenge--Day #7 Food Log

Monday, April 18, 2011

I am attempting 10 days of “eating clean” in a plan similar to the plan outlined Tosca Reno’s Book “Eat Clean Recharged".

Yesterday’s Meals:

Breakfast:
~1/3 cup oats, ½ banana, ¼ cup cottage cheese, ½ Tbsp Chia seeds, 1/4 oz. walnuts, stevia, cinnamon and cardamon
~1 cup skim milk
~Coffee with stevia

Lunch:
~Water with Lemon
~Grapes
~Eat Clean Black Bean Patties & brown rice

Snack:
~Herbal Tea with lemon
~Bora Bora Pistachio walnut bar
~ Latte made with skim milk & stevia

Dinner:
~Water with Lemon
~Tilapia
~Glazed root vegetables
~Eat Clean chocolate “turtle” (made with bakers chocolate mixed with agave which I melted and put on top of some cashews)
~glass of red wine

Snack:
~Chocolate Protein Shake made with 1 cup of coffee and a ½ of a frozen banana

Food:
Today was OK—my food was pretty much clean, although I was higher in my calories then I like to be (too many nuts!). I did have a glass of red wine, which is not really “clean” but something I like to do once a week or so. The “clean” turtles I made were pretty tasty —good thing I only made seven total!

Exercise:
I am still suffering from either horrible seasonal allergies or a bad head cold and I had to run some unexpected errands with my oldest daughter so I decided to take the first of my two rest days for the week today. I hate to do that on day #1 of the week but you gotta do what you gotta do.

Today’s Challenges:
Today looks almost challenge free. I have to work. My cooler is packed I plan to do some form of cardio and yoga.

Have a great day!

  
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GOGOMAMA 4/18/2011 12:52PM

    Sounds like a great plan! Nicely done!

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JAZZID 4/18/2011 12:32PM

    emoticon... is this in the cookbook eat Clean Black Bean Patties & brown rice?

If not, can I have the recipe?

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LALASLAND 4/18/2011 9:38AM

    I am so impressed! I hope your cruddy cold will leave soon! emoticon

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APMAC_D 4/18/2011 9:26AM

    You are doing a great job so far- one full week under your belt WOOHOO!!!!

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RASMUSSEN5 4/18/2011 9:15AM

    Great plan! I suffer from allergies as well and do alot of my workouts indoors. emoticon

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WANNABFIT34 4/18/2011 6:41AM

    Looks good, I do like a lot of the clean eating recipes.

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My Clean Eating Challenge--Day #6 Food Log

Sunday, April 17, 2011

I am attempting 10 days of “eating clean” in a plan similar to the plan outlined Tosca Reno’s Book “Eat Clean Recharged".

Yesterday’s Meals:

Breakfast:
~1/3 cup oats, dried cranberries (NOT the kind with sugar—just plain old cranberries) , ¼ cup cottage cheese, ½ Tbsp Chia seeds, ½ oz. walnuts, stevia, cinnamon and cardamon
~1 cup skim milk
~Coffee with stevia

Snack:
~6 oz fat free plain Greek yogurt mixed with cardamom, cinnamon and stevia
~1 cup berries
~Coffee with ¼ cup almond milk & Stevia

Lunch:
~Water with Lemon
~Grapes
~Eat Clean Chicken & Veggie pasta
~steamed broccoli

Snack:
~Herbal Tea with lemon
~small green Apple
~1 Tbsp nut butter
~1 oz. String cheese

Dinner:
~Water with Lemon
~1 egg and 2 egg whites scrambled with ¼ oz cheese, & onlions/mushrooms/fresh spinach that was sautéed in a bit of olive oil
~1 slice whole grain bread (I think this was fairly clean. I could pronounce all ingredients and knew what they were plus no sugar/corn syrup)
~1/2 Tbsp all-fruit spread
~1/2 cup of grapes

Snack:
~Chocolate Protein Shake made with 1 cup skim milk and a very small frozen banana

Food:
Not bad if I do say so myself! I am liking the chocolate protein shake—it is like a little treat at the end of the day.

Exercise:
I am still suffering from either horrible seasonal allergies or a bad head cold. Combine that with working a 10 hour shift at work and having a sore Achilles tendon in my left foot and you can see why I wimped out & took an unscheduled rest day.

Today’s Challenges:
Today looks almost challenge free. I do not have to work. I plan to do some form of cardio and yoga. I will be attending church…other then that I should be able to relax. I may try out a “clean” dessert recipe so I guess that the challenge will be not eating too much of that!

Have a great day!

  
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JAZZID 4/18/2011 1:20PM

    A great bread that I found at Treasure Island... a German bread: Feldkamp

I have bought the pumpernickel ingredients are:

whole kernel rye, water, whole rye flour, salt, yeast, malt extract.

Calories: 125, fat: 1.5; carbs: 23; fiber: 6; protein: 5

Description:
Imported from Germany! Delicious and good for you - the best combination. Feldkamp breads are made without preservatives and are high in fiber (for those who need to bring their cholesterol down). Keep bread stored in a cool, dry area. Also delicious when toasted! Serve with your favorite topping and enjoy the dense texture. For a really special treat, mix diced onions into a serving of Appel Farms Quark, place on your Feldkamp bread, and sprinkle with diced tomatoes, salt & pepper to taste.

Feldkamp Fitness Bread... I am eating this one now:
Ingredients: whole kernel, rye, water, whole rye flour, oat kernels, wheat germ, iodized salt, yeast.

Calories: 115; Fat: 2; Carbs: 23; Fiber: 7; Protein: 5

I think stores like Whole Foods and Trader Joes have this bread.

Keep up the good work, you are doing great!

~ Dee


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BAKER1009 4/18/2011 8:33AM

    Best of luck to you on your challenge. I began eating clean a few months ago and feel great! I've had a slip or two, but for the most part I stay on track and watch the weight melt away. I also feel so much better and so much healthier. You can do this!!
I'm with you on allergies. Mine are kicking into high gear with the dogwood trees in full bloom around my apartment! Hope you feel better soon!!

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GPENSRAE 4/17/2011 3:06PM

    Hope you feel better soon! All of the food sounds yummy!

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LALASLAND 4/17/2011 8:41AM

    I sure hope your head cold eases up! The good thing about strep throat (what I have) and ear infections is, once the antibiotics are in your system, you lose the symptoms!

With your clean diet, don't you get hungry? That just doesn't seem like very much food for a whole day!? emoticon

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Book #15 Read in 2011: Annabelle by Kathleen Winters

Saturday, April 16, 2011



(Photo courtesy of amazon.com)

Plot synopsis from amazon.com:
"Annabel is the story of a baby born in 1968 in a remote village in Labrador---itself a remote region of Canada--with both male and female genitalia . A decision was made somewhat reluctantly by his mother and her best friend/midwife-- to raise the baby as male, and so his vagina was stitched shut, he was given life-long meds, and the female side of little Wayne was hidden inside himself. By the time Wayne reaches puberty though, it is clear to him that he is not like any other child, and the truth is revealed to him in bits and pieces. More than just a story of what it's like to live an intersex life, this is a story of silences and secrets, and all about identity and how we all perform our genders.

My Take:
"Annabel" challenges our ideas of what is normal; it encourages us to accept what is, underlining the pain and shame we create when we try to make people fit into neat categories when they simply can't. In the end Annabel is a novel about self-preservation: about how to survive in a world that decides you have no place.

The author makes it easy for the reader to feel compassion for the young hermaphrodite, Wayne/Annabel. However, the book is at times filled, with unnecessary details and detours that distract the reader from the main story line and thus can make it hard to follow. Also after being one of the 4 narrators for over half of the book Wayne's mother suddenly disappears from the narrative of the book about 2/3rds of the way through. It seemed of odd that we were suddenly deprived of her point of view....If I were to describe this book in just a couple of words, (and, of course I am about to do just that) I would say engaging yet incomplete.

Finally, I would be remiss if I did not include my favorite quote in the entire 461 pages (OK, maybe my favorite quote of all time):
'"Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.
"When?" asked Treadway. "When is the Lord planning on getting around to it? Because I can have it done by this time tomorrow."'
pg 446


  
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KRAEG3 4/17/2011 9:13AM

    Sounds interesting. emoticon

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My Eat Clean Challenge---Day #5 Food Log

Saturday, April 16, 2011

I am attempting 10 days of “eating clean” in a plan similar to the plan outlined Tosca Reno’s Book “Eat Clean Recharged".

Yesterday’s Meals:

Breakfast:
~1/3 cup oats, chopped dates , ¼ cup cottage cheese, ½ Tbsp Chia seeds, ½ tsp flax seed, ¼ oz. chopped pecans, stevia, cinnamon and cardamon
~1 cup skim milk
~Coffee with stevia

Snack:
~6 oz fat free plain Greek yogurt mixed with cardamom, cinnamon and stevia
~1 cup berries
~1 Tbsp Bear Naked Fit berry granola
~green tea with lemon & Stevia

Lunch:
~Water with Lemon
~Grapes
~Carolyn’s Eat Clean Salmon Patties
~steamed broccoli

Snack:
~Herbal Tea with lemon
~small green Apple
~1 Tbsp nut butter

Dinner:
~Salad with drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar
~Chicken Lasagna
~Small orange
~Water with Lemon

Snack:
~Protein powder smoothie made with milk and a very small frozen banana

Food:
I had a good day. The lasagna was “cleanish” (lol) other then that I was right on track. I also managed to have protein with my last snack of the day--a chocolate smoothie that satisfied the sweet craving I was having.

Exercise:
I am currently suffering from either horrible seasonal allergies or a bad head cold—either way I was feeling bad yesterday. I did 20 minutes walking and 45 minutes on the elliptical.

Tomorrow’s Challenges:
I have to work but I have my meals planned and my cooler packed so I should be in good shape!

Have a great day and thanks in advance for any suggestions or comments on my clean eating plan!

  
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LALASLAND 4/16/2011 8:43AM

    Wow, I wish I would do this well! I think, if I lived by myself, I could. I'm really impressed with what you're doing! emoticon

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MICHCLEARY 4/16/2011 8:26AM

    you are doing really well on your eating. How are you feeling? I have tried the chia seeds yet. I'm not even sure where to find them. I'll have to look for those.

Keep up the good work. emoticon I love frozen bananas in my shakes. I do that all the time. I love Muscle Milk Lite Cake Batter Flavor. It is a good base for a lot of shakes.

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BSTAKINGACTION 4/16/2011 6:25AM

    Thanks for sharing your menu and your thoughts. I'm heading into a clean eating week next week and I"m taking notes!

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MYCUTEGIZMO 4/16/2011 5:47AM

  Sounds great! Tell us more=)

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ILOVELIFE2012 4/16/2011 5:20AM

    OMG, what a wonderful blog. Clean eating, that's the ticket right there and exercise.! GREAT JOB and I wish you continued success!

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