Clean Eating Day 30

I’m excited to be writing this post – so excited, it’s going up mid-day. Writing this means 30 days is up, and I can stop thinking about what I eat.

Or does it?

I’ve always been fairly aware of what I’m ingesting, but I’ve really had to dial in this past month. I think it’s a good thing to question what we eat – where it comes from, what it’s made of, what effect will eating this have on me, etc. – but I’m also of the mind that eating shouldn’t be rocket science, nor should it cause us stress. Where’s the middle ground? It’s probably always something I’ll be searching for.

I’ll have more tomorrow (results, if there are any) but for today I’ll just wrap up my meals.

Breakfast: 2 scoops cocai…I mean, protein powder, mixed in water.

Snack: another 2 scoops of protein powder after my workout at Fit Factory Fitness

Lunch: 3 eggs, 2 pieces of toast (ran out of ground meat and avocados, need to get groceries!)
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Snack: a big big salad, mixed greens and dressing and breadcrumbs and chicken, after a 6k run

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Dinner: since this is the end, I’m going out to the Drake 150. I have no idea what I’ll eat. I can’t even find the menu online. Suffice to say, it will be good.

Water: 12+ glasses, since the day isn’t over yet

Mood: I’m all over the place today for a million reasons, but I’m looking forward to dinner and calling it quits on counting/keeping track of food things!

Clean Eating Day 29

Nearing the end…tomorrow is the last day! And I’m running 21km in less than a week, yikes!

Breakfast: 2 scoops protein, shaken in water

Snack: 2 apples and a few spoonfuls cottage cheese

Lunch: 3 eggs, 2 pieces of toast covered in an avocado, and ground beef

Snack: about 20-25 organic Neal Brothers chips and organic hummus

Dinner: huge salad of mixed greens with chicken, dressing, bread crumbs

Water: 12 glasses

Mood: relaxed and ready for a day off of busy things, and the last day of clean eating!

Clean Eating Day 28

Almost finished…

Breakfast: 2 scoops protein powder shaken in water

Snack: skipped it

Lunch: 3 eggs over easy, 2 pieces of toast with an avocado smothered all over, with a handful of ground beef

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Snack: skipped it

Dinner: roast beef, mixed veggies, and quinoa
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Water: 12 glasses

Mood: meh. Kind of a blah day weather wise, and work wasn’t too bad or good but I have another day of work tomorrow.

Clean Eating Day 27

Almost finished, only a few more days left…

Breakfast: water, 2 scoops protein powder

Snack: 2 apples and a few spoonfuls of cottage cheese after one of my best run of life (sub 4 minute km’s, ran about 6.5km)

Lunch: 3 eggs, 2 pieces of toast with an avocado, and some ground beef

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Snack: half of a veal parm sandwich with arugala, delicious!

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Dinner: roast beef (definitely didn’t eat the whole thing, probably less than 1/3 of it) and a good sized salad of mixed greens, dressing, and bread crumbs

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Water: 12 glasses

Mood: I feel fast. It was such a nice day out too, sunshine helps everyone’s mood!

Clean Eating Day 26

Today was a solid bounce-back day. Back to normal and feeling good about it.

Breakfast: 2 scoops protein powder, shaken in water

Snack: after a workout at Fit Factory, 3 apples

Lunch: 3 eggs, over easy, on 2 pieces of toast smeared in avocado, with a few spoonfuls of cooked ground beef

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Snack: Clif “Builder’s Bar”

Dinner: Quinoa, cooked veggies, chicken, and ground beef

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Water: 14 glasses

Mood: I felt good but still needed to get some sleep and relax today, and I was able to do that.

Clean Eating Day 24 & 25

Wednesday was fine up until dinnertime…then things happened at work. The last 2 days are a little fuzzy, but I know more or less that I haven’t eaten well today, and actually felt really “skinny” this morning, likely due to not having eaten much between noon and the next morning. I’ll try to remember specifics here, I think eating the same things everyday helps in that respect!

Wednesday

Breakfast: 2 scoops protein powder, shaken in water

Snack: 3 apples, after my Fit Factory class

Lunch: 3 eggs, a few tablespoons of ground beef, 2 pieces of toast

Snack: a Clif protein bar (“Builder Bar”)

Dinner: a few handfuls of almonds, and 1 triscuit cracker

Water: 13 glasses

Mood: exhausted, as I was at the office until almost 2:30 am, looong day!

Thursday

Breakfast: 2 scoops protein powder, shaken in water

Snack: 1 plain white bagel, toasted, with butter

Lunch: 4 slices of pizza, regular crust, 1 of them hawaiian and the other 3 were chicken and roasted tomatoes, and a ginger ale for good measure

Snack: about 15 timbits scattered throughout the day, and a Starbucks mocha

Dinner: a very delicious SALAD of mixed greens, cooked chicken, liberal amounts of dressing, and breadcrumbs.
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Water: up to 13 glasses now, surely more to come

Mood: overtired, beyond exhausted? My ability to form sentences is long gone, I’m pretty tired and it’s not even 9pm.

In my defence for what I ate the last 24 hours, it was either that or nothing. I ate what was brought to me. I didn’t have time to get my own food, and for someone who’s used to working at home and eating on his own schedule, being at my desk in the office was very challenging. I’m really happy with what happened at work, very positive team experience and lots of good things among the bad things that happened, but I could have eaten better (or not eaten, which isn’t a great alternative). I’ll try to get some exercise tonight but I may just end up passing out (it’s now 9pm on the nose and I’m pretty sleepy).

Clean Eating Day 23

I’m a little tired, ran 16km today in prep for the half marathon. I felt OK but there was way too much stopping – the joys of running in the city! I’m getting anxious for the race, I would really like to get it over with but I also do need more time to get my speed up where I want it.

Breakfast: 2 scoops protein powder, shaken in water

Snack: 3 apples, some cottage cheese after my Fit Factory workout
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Lunch: 3 eggs over easy, ground beef, 2 pieces of toast, AND half an avocado.

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Snack: a big protein shake with frozen blueberries and frozen strawberries, following my 16k run
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Dinner: a big plate of veggies (carrots, broccoli, and potatoes) with a few tablespoonfuls each of ground beef and chicken, both cooked on the stove.

Water: 13 glasses

Mood: a little tired but ready to get my week going, and just a little more training and I’ll be ready for 21.1km on a Sunday morning in late October!