Clean Eating, Health, Health and fitness

2 Month Mark

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I was so excited to see this on the scale this morning! Especially after the Blizzards we splurged on last night! If you remember, I started this clean eating experiment at 135.6 and am now down 10lbs in just 2 months while remaining quite sedentary.

I also have a TON of energy today. Here’s how the day went:

7:30am           Get up early and eat my strawberry overnight oats for breakfast.

8:00am          Half-ass watch Rachel Ray while contemplating my new blog post.

9:00am          Enter a few invoices, print off a couple cheques for suppliers and gather the necessary paperwork for a trip to the office.

10:00am        Pack baby in carseat, grab diaper bag and laptop bag and head out the door.

10:01am         Lock the door

10:01:30am   Baby loudly expels his breakfast into his diaper.

10:02:45am   Unlock door and go inside to change baby.

10:45am          Arrive at the office and let co-workers coo over the baby while casually talking about dropping our children on their heads (by accident) and the different types of poopy diapers.

11:15am           Said baby starts fussing and boss is no where to be found to touch base with before the long weekend, so I pack him up to leave (the baby, not my boss).

11:16am           Boss arrives. Unpack baby.

11:45am           Finish touching base with my boss before the long weekend then head home where I completed some more work, getting statements out to all of our customers.

1:15pm              Realize I haven’t had lunch yet so I make fried eggs on whole grain toast with grilled tomatoes, spinach and hummus.

1:20pm             Sit down to eat said lunch.

1:21pm              Baby decides he’s hungry. Feed said baby.

1:35pm              Eat cold lunch. It’s still good.

1:50pm             Get some house work done. Cleaned the kitchen, cleaned both bathrooms, tidied the living room and bedroom, and did a load of laundry.

2:30pm             Enjoy nice play shesh with the little guy.

2:45pm              Monster wants to eat again.

3:00pm              Said monster finally falls asleep.

4:45pm              Fold laundry. Child still sleeping.

4:57pm              Realise I forgot to send out some important work emails before the long weekend. Quickly start up the computer and fire them off. Baby still sleeping

5:00pm              Tired, starving husband arrives home from work. My little angel is STILL sleeping.

5:15pm               Make vegetarian black bean chilli from the clean eating challenge.

6:00pm               Serve up said chilli.

6:01pm               Child wants to feed again.

6:30pm               Finally wolf down dinner. Husband goes in for seconds.

7:30pm               Husband baths the baby while I clean up the kitchen and watch Jeopardy (it’s my guilty pleasure).

8:00pm              Husband wants to retire early but I still have so much energy so I decide to write this post.

8:05pm               The monster wants the boob again.

 

It is now almost 9:00pm and I am just completing this post. The terror is driving my husband nuts, as he is trying to relax and fall asleep, so I better sign off for today.

By the way, I accomplished all of this without any coffee!

 

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End of the Week Check In

So far I have found that most of the recipes leave a lot to be desired. I feel like they could have been more creative, like adding chilies in the chili, or using more of the spice rack. Some of the instructions are not very helpful either, like how to poach eggs or cook an omelet. I really enjoyed the overnight oats and the asparagus and poached eggs for breakfast but I am not really a fan of chia pudding. I’ve tried it before this clean eating experiment and it kind of grossed me out. It reminds me of a jellyfish almost the way it congeals in blobs and slides around the dish.

I liked all the lunch salads except for the fennel one. I don’t think I like fennel. The dinners were where I had the hardest time. I am used to eating little to no lunches and large dinners, usually leaving me on the couch or floor feeling like a bloated, overstuffed, burrito. This challenge has you eating large lunches and smaller dinners, so I never really felt satisfied after them. Also, most of the dinners were very bland. I did like the vegetarian chili and the turkey meatballs and tomato sauce dish but I would skip the roasted cauliflower and the kale, chicken and quinoa dish from the first night.

The snacks could have been bigger but I guess that’s if you aren’t trying to lose weight. They didn’t really satisfy me enough and they didn’t do too much to ward off my hunger. Two dates and two almonds? I mean, really!

The running total for groceries for week one is $192.44 and cost me 2000 points. Which is what I predicted in the beginning.

I don’t feel like BuzzFeed said I would (maybe if I wasn’t in my first year of motherhood) but I have noticed a slight increase in energy. I can definitely last through most days without the help of coffee, although I still miss the taste, and without a nap. I have almost gotten caught up on my work and I feel like I’m coping better with being a new mom.

Last but not least I have dropped 4.6lbs! I am almost where I would like to be, not my pre-pregnancy weight but pretty close. I can’t wait to see what next week brings to the table. Pun intended.

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