Wednesday, May 27, 2015

WIAW #53: Clean Eating Challenge

Good morning everyone!  Coming at you at little later this morning, but Baby Fish and I have just been having a good lazy morning.  She's so much fun right now, and I'm just soaking it all in!

It's time, once again, for a Wednesday blogging tradition!
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This week, Im participating in a clean eating challenge run by a fellow blogger, Katie, who is also a Beachbody fitness coach!  The goal of the challenge is to focus on eating a healthy, balanced diet with the accountability of the Facebook group.  Katie is awesome and has some meal plans pre-made, as well as shopping lists to go along with it!  How great!

Day 1 of the challenge was Tuesday, so today's WIAW will take a look at how I did!  Thanks, as always, to Jenn for the link-up!!  Head on over there to see what other bloggers are eating, too.

I made a bowl of plain oatmeal and decided to top it with a spoonful of peanut butter and a handful of fresh blackberries.  This breakfast kept me full for over 4 hours, which is a big deal for this breast feeding mama!  I also got in an extra serving of fruit, since my breakfast is normally just a bowl of cereal.

Side note: I LOVE blackberries in the summer!  I was so excited to see them at the store on Monday and picked up a big container.  I plan to enjoy them all week!

I decided to change it up a little bit for lunch.  I hard boiled two eggs and ate them with some green pepper slices and an apple.  I normally have a similar meal at lunchtime (with either a sandwich or a salad as the "main dish"), but I normally include some sort of chips.  I thought I would be wanting something more after finishing this off, but I was surprised when I actually felt full and satisfied!

Afternoon Snack
So I derailed a bit for the afternoon snack.  My sweet tooth has been raging lately, and it hit in the afternoon.  I wanted chocolate and wound up having a bowl of ice cream for my snack.  I was all prepared to make a fruit smoothie, but knowing we had the ice cream made anything else not good enough.  That'll be an easy improvement to make for today, though :)

Joe and I ate some spaghetti with homemade meat sauce for dinner.  The sauce itself is very healthy, made with ground turkey and turkey bacon (see my recipe here), but the texas toast was probably not a healthy choice.  It was yummy, though!

I was planning to attend a stroller fitness group at the park up the street, but a thunderstorm cancelled that for me.  It was probably good to take a break, though, since I was still sore from my run on Monday.  I gotta work on easing back in to this workout thing!

Overall, I'd give myself a 6/10 for the clean eating challenge for the day.  I think I made better choices that I've been making in recent weeks, and I have some easy fixes I can make for today.  This challenge is all about getting me back in the healthy eating mindset, and I think I'm going to get there by the end of the week!

And just for fun, here's a cute picture of Baby Fish!
She fell asleep like that in my arms yesterday while I was on the phone.  How precious!!!

Question for you: What's a healthy choice you made in your diet yesterday?


  1. I will have to try that meat sauce--it looks delicious and spaghetti is one of my favorite foods!

    1. It really is good! It's a bit time consuming, but I think it's worth it (especially b/c I normally make it on the weekends)