Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Challenge Day 1

Here we are people - day one of Super Ultra Clean Eating Challenge.

I named it myself. Yes, you may admire it.

Basically, it's a way of ridding my eating plan of all the crap that has crept in. 1 tablespoon of stevia into my oatmeal bake turns into a diet soda here and there back into the full swing of 2 diet sodas per day.

I know, the stuff is a killer. And it's just as addictive as the real deal... we just don't see the consequences of it as quickly or blatantly, so we ignore it.

Taking out all artificial sweetener has also put a kibosh on my delightful protein coffee in the AM.

Thus, the reason for the raging caffeine withdrawal headache that is currently pounding.

Also, I am removing dairy, except for up to 6 oz plain, non-fat Greek yogurt a day. This is tough... I was telling myself that it was tough because it's a big source of protein for me. This IS true, however, it's really hard because I LOVE cheese, dammit. Once again, it's going overboard, and I am removing it for now. After the challenge, it will be re-introduced in smaller amounts.

The fake-sugar? Nope. Will not be re-introduced.

I am feeling like this will help me stay away from regular sugar too, by reducing the cravings over all.

So, eats for today... still feeling it all out...
B: "Mug Oatmeal" made with 1/2 cup oats (broken down a little in the food processor), 3 tbs unsweetened almond milk, 1 tbs natural peanut butter (just peanuts and salt, people!) 1/2 banana. Smoosh together (very technical term) and microwave for 1 minute. It was a little dry, so next time, I'll add some water or a little more almond milk as well. But very yummy.
S: 15 baby carrots, 2 tbs hummus
L: 2 chicken meatloaf muffins (if you are interested in the recipe, let me know) 3/4 cup steamed broccoli
S: banana, 1 oz almonds
D: 1/2 cup chick peas, slightly mashed, 1/4 cup salsa, 2 tbs nutritional yeast
S: 4-6 oz Greek yogurt... not sure what will accompany it...

All food is being eaten on the run, so everything had to be packed. Today’s schedule is:

work 7:30 - 4:30
(walk to school, buy my math (yuck) book)
School 5:20 - 6:30
Meeting 7:30 - 9:00

I have a little hour in the middle of school and meeting... the question is -do I stop home briefly and potentially make it worse for Thing 1 and 2 when I have to leave again? Or sit in my car and work on my extra projects... I dunno...

Inner Fat Girl is bitching somethin' fierce: "This was NOT a good day to start this. You are TOO busy and TOO stressed and it's too much to handle it all. At LEAST go get a nice, cold, bubbly Diet Dr. Pepper to help you through the afternoon..."

No thanks, IFG.

Keep moving forward...


  1. You duct-tape that IFG's mouth shut right now and sing LA LA LA LA and keep smooshing your oatmeal, grrrrllll!

  2. You got it, chick. If it helps, I'm doing the no dairy thing. It is a lot harder than I thought! Love ya!

  3. You're strong enough to do this...I believe in you!

  4. I haven't eaten grains in a long time, but your oatmeal recipe made me want some!! Sounds good!!!!!

    You are gonna love the way you feel eating clean. There will be an amazing difference when you knock out even just the sweeteners.

    Good luck!!