Convenience Week: [Food Diary Feb 14]

Eggs, Chickpea Roti, Salad

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.. keeping a record of everything I eat to inspire me to be ever-conscious about what goes into my body, to look for holes, to inspire more research, to motivate me to get rid of unhealthy habits, and to become accountable to my choices.

This post goes hand-in-hand with the following post (too big to have on the one page)

Food Diary Prelude

My health focus this week: Convenience

This week is going to be a busy one.. but I’ll still keep myself accountable with my food diary. Last week was “joint health” week and I no longer feel pain in my legs, but I can’t say if it was the diet (I doubt things work that fast), the ‘intention’ behind the week (more likely) or the rest period (just as likely) that resolved the problem. This week I was intending on making “teeth health” week, but after looking at the ingredients required, most (90%) of them are not locally available to me. I just got my work roster, and I’m all over the place this week, so I guess this week can be “Convenience” focused. Let’s see if I can still eat healthy while eating a lot on the run.


Friday 14th Feb 2014 ~ Happy Valentine’s Day

Grapes Berries Figs
Weather Check: Can’t remember but it was warm and smokey – haven’t seen the sun in days even though the weather is warm due to the fires/smoke.
Mood Check: Happy
Sleep Check: 5 Hours
Activities
: Facebook, Made my own homemade mascara from egg yolk & activated charcoal, driving to work (30 mins), work (4 hours), driving home from work (30 mins), and facebook.
What I ate:

Breakfast

Blueberries, Strawberries, White Grapes, Red Grapes, Figs
Blueberries, Strawberries, White Grapes, Red Grapes, Figs

Lunch

Freshly Squeezed Juice
Freshly Squeezed Juice (much bigger than this, from a Juice Bar)

2 x Large Freshly Squeezed Juices (no photo)

Dinner

 

Lamb Chops & Quick Salad
Lamb Chops & Quick Salad
Close-up of Salad (Kale, Olives, Sundried Tomatoes, Radish, Watercress)
Close-up of Salad (Kale, Olives, Sundried Tomatoes, Radish, Watercress, Seeds)

2 Lamb Chops & Quick Salad

Liquid

  • 4 Glasses Water
  • 1 x Freshly Squeezed Juice (Carrots, Lemon, Apples, Pineapple)
  • 1 x Freshly Squeezed Juice (Carrots, Lemon, Apples, Orange)

Fruit

  • 1 Banana
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • White Grapes
  • Red Grapes
  • 2 x Figs
  • Blackberries
  • 10 x Olives

Supplements

  • 1 tsp Vitamin C Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Bicarb Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Tyrosine
  • Flaxseed Oil
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Balsamic Vinegar

Food

  • 2 x Lamb Chops
  • 1 x Handful Baby Kale
  • 1 x Radish
  • Springs of Watercress
  • Sundried Tomatoes

Nuts & Seeds

  • 2 Walnuts
  • 1 Tbsp Pumpkin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Sunflower Seeds
  • 1 Tbsp Almond Flakes

Spices / Other

  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Turn Himilayan Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • Butter
  • 2 Garlic Cloves

Other Good

  • Magnesium Oil on lower legs
  • Homemade Eye Mascara (egg yolk & activated charcoal)
  • Homemade Makeup Powder (arrowroot powder)
  • Hair Oils (Sweet Almond, Coconut, Olive, Castor)
  • Homemade toothpaste

Other Bad or Debatable

  • Cigarettes
  • 4 x Coffee (2 Tbsp Milk, 1 tsp Raw Sugar)
  • 70% Cocoa chocolate (8)
  • 6 Tim Tams


Saturday 15th Feb 2014

Eggs, Chickpea Roti, Salad
Weather Check: Hot 29°C, but still can’t see the sun. I really miss the sun.
Mood Check: A bit crappy actually, as in, a bit “annoyed”, was alright after I had my juice, and again a bit crappy at about 5pm when I found out what my current week is going to be.. I think I need a decent car, the first thing that came to mind was that I don’t think my car can do this week.
Sleep Check: 7 Hours of broken sleep. Too much coffee before bed last night. Had prickly legs & it was “impossible” to sleep.
Activities
: Facebook, drive to work (30 mins), work (4 hours), drive home from work (25 mins), 2 x listening to podcasts on gut health, facebook, youtube documentary on cellular stuff, dinner, research into eye floaters, and now this blog post, and then probably another documentary & bed.

What I ate:

Breakfast

Nectarine
Nectarine
Carrot, Apple, Lemon, Orange Juice
Carrot, Apple, Lemon, Orange Juice

1 Nectarine & Freshly Squeezed Juice (no photo)

Lunch

Blueberries, Strawberries, White Grapes, Red Grapes, Figs
Blueberries, Strawberries, White Grapes, Red Grapes, Figs

Fruit Platter (no photo – same as above except without figs)

Dinner

Eggs, Kale, Chickpea Roti
Eggs, Kale, Chickpea Roti
Eggs, Kale, Chickpea Roti
Eggs, Kale, Chickpea Roti
Eggs, Kale, Chickpea Roti
Eggs, Kale, Chickpea Roti Close-up

Liquid

  • 3 Glasses Water
  • 1 Freshly Squeezed Juice (Carrots, Apple, Orange, Lemon)

Fruit

  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • White Grapes
  • Red Grapes
  • Blackberries
  • 10-20 Olives

Supplements

  • 1/2 tsp Vitamin C powder
  • 1/2 tsp Bicarb Soda

Food

  • 2 Eggs
  • Sundried Tomatoes
  • Watercress
  • Baby Kale
  • Broccoli
  • 1 Chickpea Roti

Nuts & Seeds

  • N/A

Spices / Other

  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • Himilayan Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Butter
  • 1 Garlic Clove

Other Good

  • Magnesium Oil on lower legs
  • Coconut Oil on Face
  • Homemade toothpaste

Other Bad or Debatable

  • Cigarettes
  • 1 x Coffee (2 Tbsp Milk, 1 tsp Raw Sugar)
  • 1 x Medium Latte (1.5 cups Milk, 1 tsp White Sugar)
  • 8 blocks of 70% Cocoa Chocolate


Sunday 16th Feb 2014

lamb-salad-dutchcarrots
Weather Check: Cool 19°C
Mood Check: Lethargic, Fatigued, Zombie, Back of Head heaviness, shoulder-pain.. “bleh”
Sleep Check: 2 Hours
Activities
: Couldn’t sleep last night and had to work this morning, so I think the lack of sleep has “won” me over today and done a number on my body. I just feel lousy. My nephew is excited about something in the sandpit and I’m in a “don’t really care” response, instead of my normal joining in of whatever excitement he is happy about. I had 2 juices in the morning at work and after work, and that got me through but then I bought a piece of Flake & some chips from the fish’n’chip shop cos I just couldn’t be bothered preparing anything, and that made me worse. After eating it, I fell asleep on the couch and could barely move for hours. I haven’t improved at all after the sleep. So I think I can just discount this day and take it as a life lesson. Get decent sleep. Eat decent food. Or you will feel like crap. Penny, you hear that? “You are what you eat and you did this to yourself” :)

What I ate:

Breakfast

Carrot, Apple, Lemon, Orange Juice
Carrot, Apple, Lemon, Orange Juice

Fresh Juice (Carrot, Apple, Lemon) – No Photo

Snack

Carrot, Apple, Lemon, Orange Juice
Carrot, Apple, Lemon, Orange Juice

Fresh Juice (Carrot, Apple, Lemon, Beetroot) – No Photo

Lunch

Flake Chips Gravy
Flake Chips Gravy

Flake & Chips (no photo)

Dinner

Lamb, Dutch Carrots, Kale, Watercress, Parsley, Sundried Tomatoes, Olives, Flaxseed Oil, Nori Flakes
Lamb, Dutch Carrots, Kale, Watercress, Parsley, Sundried Tomatoes, Olives, Flaxseed Oil, Nori Flakes

Lamb Salad

Liquid

  • 3 Glasses Water
  • 1 Large Freshly-Squeezed Juice (Carrot, Apple, Lemon)
  • 1 Large Freshly-Squeezed Juice (Carrot, Apple, Lemon, Beetroot)

Fruit

  • 4 Olives

Supplements

  • 1/2 tsp Tyrosine (upon waking)
  • 1/2 tsp Vitamin C & 1/4 tsp Bicarb Soda
  • 1 tsp Olive Leaf Extract (5pm)
  • 1 tsp Flaxseed Oil
  • 1 tsp Nori Flakes

Food

  • Flake
  • Chips
  • Lamb Shavings
  • Sundried Tomatoes
  • Baby Kale Leaves
  • Watercress
  • Flat-leaf Parsley
  • 2 Steamed Dutch Carrots

Nuts & Seeds

  • 1 Brazil Nut

Spices / Other

  • Tartar Sauce
  • Gravy

Other Good

  • N/A

Other Bad or Debatable

  • Cigarettes
  • 2 x Coffee (2 Tbsp Milk, 1 tsp Raw Sugar)


Monday 17th Feb 2014

Veggie Burger, Lamb, Olives, Salad
Weather Check: Cool 17°C
Mood Check: Pretty good, especially considering I have only slept 4 hours in 2 days.. Calm, Happy, Light Spirit, but certainly noticeably slower than normal. I really need to get some sleep.
Sleep Check: 2 Hours
Activities
: Another night of no sleep and an unfortunate early-call from work, so I got called in and wouldn’t of had time to try and get back to sleep. Drive to work (35m), Work (8h), Drive home from work (25m), Dinner, Facebook, updated my About Page, this post, and now, I’m heading to bed.

What I ate:

Breakfast

Carrot, Apple, Lemon, Orange Juice
Freshly Squeezed Juice

2 Bananas, Handful Grapes, 1 Juice (no photo)
Carrot, Apple, Lemon

Snack

Carrot, Apple, Lemon, Orange Juice
Freshly Squeezed Juice

Another Fresh Juice (Carrot, Apple, Lemon, Orange) – No Photo
1 Potato Cake – No photo

Lunch

Takeaway Fruit Salad
Watermelon, Strawberries, Kiwifruit, Orange, Cantaloupe

Fruit Salad (No Photo)

Dinner

Veggie Burger, Salad, Olives, Sundried Tomatoes, Lamb
Veggie Burger, Kale, Olives, Sundried Tomatoes, Lamb, Mini Roma Tomatoes, Spring Onion, Nori Flakes, Apple Cider Vinegar, Balsamic Vinegar, Flaxseed Oil, Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Baby Kale Leaves, Coconut Flakes, Cayenne Pepper, Turmeric
Olives Salad Closeup
Olives Salad Closeup

Veggie Burger, Kale, Olives, Lamb

Liquid

  • 4 Glasses Water
  • 600ml Vitamin C + Bicarb Soda Water
  • 1 Large Freshly-Squeezed Juice (Carrot, Apple, Lemon)
  • 1 Large Freshly-Squeezed Juice (Carrot, Apple, Lemon, Orange)

Fruit

  • 2 Bananas
  • Handful White Grapes
  • 6 Olives
  • Sml takeaway Fruit Salad (Strawberries, KiwiFruit, Watermelon, Orange, Cantaloupe)

Supplements

  • 1/2 tsp Tyrosine (upon waking)
  • 1/2 tsp Vitamin C & 1/4 tsp Bicarb Soda
  • Flaxseed Oil
  • Nori Flakes
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Probiotic Capsule

Food

  • Potato Cake
  • Vegetable Burger
  • Sundried Tomatoes
  • 1 Baby Roma Tomato
  • Handful Baby Kale Leaves
  • 6 Lamb Strips
  • 1 Spring Onion

Nuts & Seeds

  • 1 Brazil Nut
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Pumpkin Seeds

Spices / Other

  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Turmeric
  • Butter

Other Good

  • Homemade Mascara (Egg Yolk & Activated Charcoal)
  • Dry Skin Brushing
  • Coconut Oil & Manuka Honey on Face
  • Castor Oil on Eyes & Eyebrows

Homemade Mascara
Homemade Mascara (not too bad considering only 4 hours sleep in 2 days.. I should look much worse! although you can see red warning veins creeping in… I really love this mascara though, so light)

Other Bad or Debatable

  • Cigarettes
  • 4 x Coffees (2 Tbsp Milk, 1 tsp Raw Sugar)
  • 1 x Small Latte (Milk + 1 tsp White Sugar)


Tuesday 18th Feb 2014

Veggie Burger, Kale, Olive, Salad
Weather Check: Hot 27°C
Mood Check:Not 100%.. still feel a bit crabby… a little bit disappointed with work, kind of feels “unreal” being there, like I’m not with it. Diet & sleep have been up & down this week which I think is the main cause. A little bit of a “zombie”. Picked up a lot after 4pm, and spent the rest of the day full of energy, bright & happy.
Sleep Check: 8.5 Hours
Activities
: Facebook (reading a long conspiracy post and everyone’s comments about Aldous Huxley), Making a Date Slice, this post. Driving to work (25 mins), Work (3 hours), Driving home from work (20 mins), Hanging out in lounge eating Date mix, Facebook, Downloading podcasts, Reading the forum at ExtremeHealthRadio, Making dinner, this post again. Now I’ll listen to the podcast I just downloaded and head to bed.

What I ate:

Breakfast

Blended Frozen Banana
Blended Frozen Banana
Date Mix
Date Mix

1 Tbsp Frozen Banana, 1 Tbsp Date Slice

Lunch

Veggie Burger & Salad
Veggie Burger, Kale, Broccoli, Watercress, Parsley, Baby Roma Tomato, Olives, Radish, Spring Onion, Balsamic Vinegar, Apple Cider Vinegar, Flaxseed Oil, Cayenne Pepper, Turmeric, Nori Flakes

Dinner

Date Mix
Dates, Raisins, Sultanas, Oats, Coconut Flakes, Coconut Oil, Molasses, Cacao Powder, Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Blueberries, Banana, Chia Seeds, Hemp Seeds, Flax Seeds, Almond Meal, Cinnamon, Cloves

Coming home from work, I ate a whole mini-tin of my Date mix cos I was starving lol.
Warning: Very Sweet. Best to eat in tiny bite-sized balls only! :)

Eggs Cauliflower Broccoli Kale Sundried Tomatoes Olives Chickpea-Roti, Cayenne Pepper, Turmeric, Nutritional Yeast, Balsamic Vinegar, Black Pepper, Butter
Eggs Cauliflower Broccoli Kale Sundried Tomatoes Olives Chickpea-Roti, Cayenne Pepper, Turmeric, Nutritional Yeast, Balsamic Vinegar, Black Pepper, Butter

Liquid

  • 2 Litres Water
waterconsumption
Today’s Water Consumption

Fruit

  • Frozen Blueberries
  • Frozen Banana
  • Raisins, Sultanas
  • Olives

Supplements

  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Flaxseed Oil
  • Nori Flakes
  • Vit C Powder, MSM, & Bicarb sipped throughout afternoon

Date Mix before Rolling/Pressing
Date Mix before Rolling/Pressing with the Blended Frozen Banana mixture (Dates, Raisins, Sultanas, Oats, Coconut Flakes, Coconut Oil, Molasses, Cacao Powder, Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Blueberries, Chia Seeds, Hemp Seeds, Flax Seeds, Almond Meal, Cinnamon, Cloves)


Food

  • 1 Tbsp Frozen Banana
  • 1 Tbsp Date Mixture (Dates, Raisins, Sultanas, Oats, Coconut Flakes, Coconut Oil, Molasses, Cacao Powder, Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Blueberries, Banana, Chia Seeds, Hemp Seeds, Flax Seeds, Almond Meal, Cinnamon, Cloves)
  • Veggie Burger

    Date Mix for my Freezer
    Date Mix for my Freezer
  • Baby Kale
  • Watercress
  • Parsley
  • Baby Roma Tomato
  • Radish
  • Spring Onion
  • Raw Broccoli
  • Steamed Cauliflower
  • 2 x Boiled Eggs
  • Chickpea Roti
  • 2 x Garlic Cloves


Nuts & Seeds

  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Chia Seeds
  • Hemp Seeds
  • Flax Seeds
  • Almond Meal

Spices / Other

  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • Clove Powder
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Turmeric
  • Black Pepper
  • Butter
  • Nutritional Yeast

Other Good

  • Homemade Mascara
  • Making my own “homemade junk food” (Date Mix)…. YUM!
  • Coconut Oil & Manuka Honey on Face
  • Magnesium Oil on Legs
  • Homemade Mouthwash

Other Bad or Debatable

  • Cigarettes
  • 3 x Coffee (2 Tbsp Milk, 1 tsp Raw Sugar)
  • 4 x Blocks of 70% Cocoa Chocolate


Amount spent this week…

… on Healthy choices:
$73.20

  • Fresh Juice: 4+4+4+8 = $20
  • 300g Mixed Deli Olives $6.20
  • Deli Sundried Tomatoes $3
  • Fresh Fruit & Vegetables $27.00
  • 2 x Fresh Veggie Burgers $4
  • Baby Kale  $4
  • Travel Containers for my Homemade Oils & Stuff $6
  • Takeaway Fruit Salad $3

… on Debatable (more research needed) choices:
$78.70

  • GNC Korean Ginseng Capsules $24.80
  • Super Foods Cacao Gold Powder (large bag) $17.95
  • 420g Chicken Necks (for Bone Broth) $1.30
  • 1 Lamb Chop $2.35
  • 500g Liquid Molasses $3.50
  • 10 x Organic Free Range Eggs $8
  • 45g Anchovies $2.80
  • 5 x Tins of Sardines $10.80
  • 1 x Tin Salmon $4.20
  • 1 Block 70% Cocoa Chocolate $3


… on Toxic choices:
$142

  • Cigarettes $57 + $57
  • 1 Block Fruit & Nut Chocolate $3
  • Medium Latte $5
  • Small Latte $4
  • Flake & Chips & Lamb $18
  • Potato Cakes: $2

Cacao Gold

 

Korean White Ginseng Root

At the Grocer:

Large Bunch White Grapes $2
Bunch Radish $1
Bunch Dutch Carrots $1.50
1 Lemon 50c
Bunch Red Flame Seedless Grapes 65c
4 x Bananas $3
2 x Yellow Nectarines $1
1 Bunch Watercress $2.50
Punnet Fresh Figs $2
Punnet Blueberries $4
Punnet Strawberries $2
Punnet Blackberries $5
3 x Cucumbers $2

Grocery Receipt 13 Feb 2014
Grocery Receipt 13 Feb 2014

Supermarket:

Capilano Molasses 500g $3.50
45g John West Anchovies $2.80
110g John West Sardines in Springwater $2.50
106g Brunswick Sardines in Olive Oil $1.60
106g Brunswick Sardines in Springwater $1.60
45g King Oscar Sardines in Olive Oil $2
105g King Oscar Sardines in Olive Oil $3
120g Baby Kale $4
Sunny Queen Organic FreeRange Eggs 10pk $8
WOW Select Butter 250g $2.30
105g John West Salmon Red $4.20
Arnotts Tim Tam (mini pack) $1
Old Gold 70% Cocoa Chocolate $3
Cadbury Fruit & Nut Block Chocolate $3

Receipt  Supermarket 13 Feb 2014
Receipt Supermarket 13 Feb 2014

Deli Receipt

Receipt  Deli 13 Feb 2014
Receipt Deli 13 Feb 2014

GNC Receipt

Receipt  GNC 13 Feb 2014
Receipt GNC 13 Feb 2014

Butcher Receipt

Receipt  Butcher 13 Feb 2014
Receipt Butcher 13 Feb 2014
Penny (NaturalHealing.com.au)
Penny (NaturalHealing.com.au)

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