Food diary: Wed. Nov. 19 & Thurs. Nov. 20, 2014

Wednesday, November 19:

8:45am Smoothie with 2 cups water, 1 frozen banana, 1 cup frozen blueberries, 1 tbsp each homemade greens powder / chia seeds / hemp hearts, 1 tsp bee pollen, 1/4 tsp homemade vanilla extract (I drank this over about an hour).

9:45am One cup white tea.

10:30am Another cup of tea.

11:15am One glass water with one tablespoon of organic all-natural lemon juice. I keep waking up in the middle of a night with a sore throat—gotta stave off any possible illness with plenty of vitamin C!

12pm Another glass of lemon water with a small bowl of sugar snap peas.

1pm Another bowl of sugar snap peas.

1:25pm Another glass of lemon water and a bowl of baby carrots.

2pm One glass lemon water.

4pm Veggie pizza! We used a homemade whole wheat crust, homemade tomato sauce, broccoli, red bell peppers, red onion, crimini mushrooms, mozzarella, parm, and feta (recipe from Looneyspoons). I had about 1/4 of the pizza.

Throughout the evening: A glass of red wine and several glasses of water.

Approx. total calories: 1,600.

Exercise: 15 of each using 8-lbs dumbbells: shoulder presses, hammer curls with calf raises, bent-over rows, side bends, overhead triceps extensions, bicep curls with calf raises, goblet squats, front raises; 30 minutes walking.

Thursday, November 20:

Today was another one of those days when I wasn’t paying as much attention to when I was eating (or how much water and tea I drank!). Oh well! Here’s what I ate today:

  • Smoothie with 2 cups water, 1 banana, 1 cup frozen blueberries, 1 tbsp each chia seeds / hemp hearts / homemade greens powder, and 1/2 tbsp bee pollen (I had about half of this).
  • Two or three cups of white tea.
  • Maybe six glasses of water? Eight? Lost track!
  • One apple.
  • Two slices of leftover homemade veggie pizza.
  • A couple glasses red wine.
  • Homemade lentils & rice with oven-baked whole wheat pita crisps (recipe from the Veganomicon… lacking in flavor but once we tweak the recipe it should be really delicious!).

Approx. total calories: 1,900.

Exercise: 45 minutes walking.

Food diary: Mon. Nov. 17 & Tues. Nov. 18, 2014

Monday, November 17:

Opted to not track my food intake over the weekend—I took a break from smoothies and raw fruits and veggies but now I’m back at it for the modified cleanse!

8:30am Smoothie with just over a cup of 1% milk, 1 frozen banana, and a sample packet of chocolate Shakeology mix. I drank half of this over the course of a couple hours. I’ve had this Shakeology sample forever, and I needed a little something extra this morning—so chocolate it is! Later this week I’ll go back to green :D

9am One cup white tea.

9:45am Another cup of tea.

10:15am Small bowl sugar snap peas.

10:45am Another little bowl of sugar snap peas.

11:10am One glass water.

12pm One apple.

Unfortunately I lost the draft of the post later in the day so I can’t quite remember what / when I ate in the afternoon and evening… another apple, I think a little bowl of baby carrots, some homemade chicken Caesar salad, and a couple glasses of red wine (and more water, of course!).

Approx. total calories: 1,500.

Exercise: 30 minutes walking.

Tuesday, November 18:

I didn’t do a great job of tracking when I ate and the quantities—oops! Here’s what I had today:

  • The rest of the breakfast shake from yesterday.
  • Several cups of white tea.
  • Several glasses of lemon water.
  • A couple big handfuls sugar snap peas.
  • A couple big handfuls baby carrots.
  • Several glasses regular water.
  • Greek baked fish (chopped pickerel tossed with chopped aritsan rolls, roasted red pepper, garlic, red onion, EVOO, and feta) and a couple glasses red wine.

Approx. total calories: 1,600.

Exercise: About 40 minutes walking. Exercise has fallen off the table the last couple days!

Food diary: Wed. Nov. 12 & Thurs. Nov. 13, 2014

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Wednesday, November 12:

Day 9 of the green smoothie cleanse! Today was one of the few days where I really felt exhausted. I was also very hungry today—tried eating a hard-boiled egg but for some reason my tastebuds were not into the idea. Mr Science cooked up some (local, humanely raised) diced beef, so I had some of that as a treat. Was in desperate need of protein today!

8:15am One glass water.

8:30am One cup caffeine-free green rooibos tea.

9am Another cup of tea.

9:25am Smoothie with 3 cups water, 3 apples, 1.5 tbsp each chia seeds / hemp hearts / lemon juice, 2 tbsp homemade greens powder, 1 tsp bee pollen. I had about one-third of this for breakfast and drank it over the course of an hour.

9:30am One cup tea.

10:40am A couple small bowls sugar snap peas and a glass of water.

11:15am Small bowl frozen blueberries.

12pm One glass water.

12:30pm One-third of smoothie.

1:30pm One glass water. I think I might have had another glass of water after this one.

3:30pm The rest of the smoothie (I drank this over the course of about an hour).

4:30pm Several pieces of cooked diced beef in spices.

6pm A couple handfuls baby carrots and a glass of water.

7:15pm Another couple small pieces of beef and a glass of water. This was more of a “cheat” than I would’ve liked, but it sure was tasty! And a pretty good choice as far as “cheats” go.

8:30pm Another glass of water.

Approx. total calories: 1,100.

Exercise: 30 minutes walking.

Thursday, November 13:

This morning’s run was tough. My legs felt like lead and my whole body was so heavy! But besides that it was a really good day—I felt much better than yesterday. I also ran out of the last of my snacks today, so it’s a good thing it’s Day 10!

Pretty happy to have made it to the last day of the 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse :)

7:40am One cup water.

8:15am One cup water.

8:40am One cup black breakfast tea.

9am Smoothie with 3 cups water, 3 cups frozen mixed fruit (mango, peaches, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries—much more berries than mango or peaches since I ran out), 1.5 tbsp each chia seeds and hemp hearts, 2 tbsp homemade greens powder, 1 tsp bee pollen. I had about half of this over the course of a couple hours. Pretty tasty!

9:30am Another cup of tea.

11:35am Another cup of tea (chilly day!) and one-third of an English cucumber.

12pm One glass water.

12:25pm Another glass of water and a handful of sugar snap peas.

1:15pm One-quarter of smoothie.

1:50pm One glass water.

3:45pm The rest of the smoothie.

4:30pm A couple handfuls of sugar snap peas and a glass of water.

5:15pm Another glass of water and two apples.

6:15pm One glass water and a small bowl of frozen blueberries with 1 tsp hemp hearts. This was really tasty! Wish I would have thought about it earlier on in the cleanse.

Throughout the evening: A couple more glasses of water.

Approx. total calories: 850.

Exercise: 5km run; 30 minutes walking.

Food diary – Mon. Nov. 10 & Tues. Nov. 11, 2014

Monday, November 10:

10am Smoothie with 3 cups water, 2 peeled grapefruit, 1 cup frozen blueberries, 1 cup mixed frozen fruit (strawberries, peaches, and mango), 1 tbsp each hemp hearts and chia seeds, and 1 tbsp each homemade greens powder and Mighty Greens powder. This was not my best concoction! I had one-quarter of it for breakfast.

11:25am One mug white tea.

11:55am Bowl sugar snap peas.

12:10pm One glass water.

1pm Another mug of tea and an apple.

1:35pm One-quarter of smoothie.

4:15pm The rest of the smoothie (I had this over the course of a couple hours).

5:45pm Spoonful of homemade sloppy joe mixture (using grass-fed beef). Treat!

6:30pm A couple handfuls baby carrots.

7:30m Small bowl frozen blueberries and a glass of water.

8:30pm Another glass of water.

Approx. total calories: 1,000.

Exercise: 5 km run; 25 push-ups; 40 bicycle crunches; 30 minutes walking.

Tuesday, November 11:

9:15am One glass water.

10am Smoothie with 3 cups water, 2.5 frozen bananas, one cup mixed frozen berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries), 1 tbsp each chia seeds and hemp hearts, 2 tbsp homemade greens powder, 1 tsp matcha powder, and 1/4 tsp homemade vanilla extract. This was a little too banana-y, probably because the bananas I used were rather large. I had 1/3 of this for breakfast.

10:25am One cup white tea.

11:15am One cup caffeine-free coco chai rooibos tea.

11:40am Another 1/3 of smoothie.

12:30pm One glass water.

1pm Several thick slices cucumber (about 1/3 of an English cucumber).

1:15pm Another cup of rooibos tea.

2pm The rest of the smoothie (I drank this over the course of about an hour).

2:30pm One glass water.

2:45pm Another glass of water. I’m weirdly thirsty again today—maybe it’s the bananas in the smoothie? Or the matcha? Today’s smoothie is pretty much the same as the one from Day 6, when I was really thirsty too.

3pm Bowl of sugar snap peas.

3:30pm Bowl of baby carrots and another glass of water.

4pm Small bowl frozen blueberries.

5:30pm Bowl of sugar snap peas.

5:45pm 1.5 apples and a glass of water.

6:30pm One glass water.

7:20pm Another glass of water.

8pm Last glass of water.

Approx. total calories: 950.

Exercise: 30 minutes gentle hatha yoga; 45 minutes walking; 20 standing inner/outer thigh leg lifts; 2-minute plank hold; 20 goblet squats using 8-lbs dumbbells; 10 of each using 8-lbs dumbbells: shoulder presses, bicep curls, overhead triceps extensions.

Food Diary: Sat. Nov. 8 & Sun. Nov. 9, 2014

Saturday, November 8:

Today I was tested when several cupcakes arrived at my doorstep—but I managed to resist! I did plan ahead for a treat, however, and enjoyed a glass of wine at a friend’s birthday celebration in the evening :)

I also had terrible nightmares last night and was waking up every hour or two. So it doesn’t look like this cleanse is making any difference on my sleeping issues and nightmare disorder, but I’m certainly seeing other awesome changes!

Here’s what I ate on Saturday:

8:45am Smoothie with 3 cups water, 3 cups mixed frozen fruits (strawberries, peaches, and mangoes), 2 tbsp homemade greens powder, 1.5 tbsp each chia seeds and hemp hearts, and 1 tsp bee pollen. This had a nice subtle fruity flavor to it. I drank about one-third of it for breakfast.

9:10am One cup chai spice decaf tea.

9:50am Another cup of tea and a couple handfuls baby carrots and sugar snap peas.

10:45am Another cup of tea.

11:30am One-third of the smoothie.

12:45pm One glass water.

1:10pm Another glass of water and another handful sugar snap peas.

3pm One glass water.

3:30pm The rest of the smoothie (I drank this over the course of about an hour).

5:30pm One apple and a glass of water.

6:30pm One glass water.

6:50pm One apple.

9pm One glass red wine.

10pm A couple glasses water.

Approx. total calories: 1,050.

Exercise: 25 minutes walking.

Sunday, November 9:

Day Six of the 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse! This morning I was down another pound and 0.3% body fat. Feeling good!

9:50am Smoothie with 3 cups water, 2.5 frozen bananas, 1 cup frozen blueberries, 2 tbsp homemade greens powder, 1 tbsp each chia seeds and hemp hearts, 1 tsp matcha powder, and 1/4 tsp homemade vanilla extract. I drank one-third of it for breakfast.

10:10am One cup decaf chai spice tea.

10:45am One glass of water.

11:15am Another cup of tea.

11:30am Another one-third of smoothie and a small bowl of sugar snap peas.

12:45pm The last of the smoothie. Rather hungry today!

1:30pm One glass water.

1:55pm Small bowl baby carrots and another glass of water. Apparently I’m also rather thirsty today.

2:30pm One hard-boiled egg.

3:30pm One apple.

4:10pm One glass water and another apple.

5:30pm Handful of baby carrots and another glass of water.

6:30pm Small bowl of frozen blueberries and another glass of water.

7:30pm One glass water.

Approx. total calories: 1,100.

Exercise: 10 minutes walking.