30 Eat Clean Challenge Update

I wish I could say I'm doing better on this challenge than I am, but I'm not. I will say that I've made quite a few big changes to my diet since reading this over though. I've been skipping around because some of these are very hard to achieve and cost money to buy organic. 

  • I've been doing good with not eating after 7 except for last night when I absolutely had to have an apple with 2 tbs of organic crunchy peanut butter. I'm a little disappointed in myself that I couldn't stick with it but my choice of an apple is way better than what i used to grab.
  • I absolutely can not manage 5-6 small meals a day. I'm just not that hungry and with the added rule of 6 bottles of water a day, it feels like I'm stuffing my face all day long. I can manage about 4-5 bottles a day and I'm fine with that. It's 10 times better than my water intake before. As far as the meals, I'm not sure what I'm going to do about that yet. I've definitely been trying to stick with a protein and a carb whenever I get "cravings". I've been doing a lot of apples and peanut butter, and dried cranberries. I'd like to start boiling eggs as well.
  • I'm really great at sticking with appropriate proportions, but haven't mastered eating within an hour of waking up. 
  • I've also managed to cut down my sugar intake by weaning myself off little by little. I am very proud to announce that I don't take any sugar in my coffee, (next to get rid of is creamer) and I also haven't been adding any sugars to anything. It was a shock to my taste buds at first, but I'm getting used to it. I just keep telling myself that food isn't meant to taste good, it's meant to provide nutrients and other things your body needs to function.
Getting there, slowly but surely. I'm not going to focus too much on what I haven't achieved as much as I am focusing on what I have achieved. 
  • I'm doing great with the exercising. I meet the ladies after work Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday for a workout and have purchased a kettle ball for me to keep it up at home on the weekends. I have been consistent a week and no longer feel excessive amounts of pain. I feel stronger and I have also noticed I can do each exercise longer and longer each time! It has also improved my back.

I hope every one has a great Monday!


  1. Good job! It is hard to pull off all these dietary changes because of the cost. I'd need to get a job just for groceries. O.o Dollar Tree/Store is a good place for nuts and boxes of raisins and such. Those help. Eggs make a big difference in the food cravings; I'm not sure how good they are for our cholesterol? Did they decide it was okay to eat them every day? If I ate like this and drank all that water I'd slosh. lol Those drinks like glucerna and special k protien are awesome for a protein fix and a fluid. They're good for those sugar crashes and highs too. There are a few that taste good. If you mix them as though you're making a smoothie (add ice, use low fat milk, they're great.)

    Keep up the good work.

    1. Thanks for the tips. As far as what the diet allows, it all depends on the diet. I'd like to try and incorporate a hard boiled egg into my diet daily. (Apparently great for protein) I just haven't gotten around to it. At the moment, I'm replacing all my foods with better choices, but that's a process. Like my crunchy peanut butter was just exchanged for organic crunchy. I love that I can count the ingredients on one hand!
      The oatmeal and banana that I eat every morning for breakfast will be replaced with an egg, piece of whole grain toast, and umm im not sure yet. Trying to figure out how to get a well balance of the food groups has been very difficult also.

      I like the special k's but they are expensive and I'm sure I could find a fruit or food that might do the same thing for me.
      It's all a learning process.