Lean, Mean, and Squeaky Clean Challenge – Let’s Go!

Lean, Mean, and Squeaky Clean Challenge – Let’s Go!

Hey Peach Ladies!

Ok, I think all of us except Sarah are ready to put these last few days behind us and move on haha.

This afternoon, let’s get our heads in the game, and prepare to tackle some goals this week!

For me, I have to remember why I am doing this challenge. Yes, I am doing this challenge to get in the best shape I can for summer. BUT it is more than that. I do these challenges because I am the healthy influence for my family. I make the meals in this joint! If I drop the ball, they drop the ball. I know how it feels to live a life fueled by unhealthy food and no exercise and I do not want that for my family. I need to stay motivated so that I can be the example, so here I am! And like Sarah said, I have no energy to serve my family when I don’t take care of myself. I hate the feeling of being too tired to play with my kids and when I am exhausted I find myself getting frustrated at things that happen everyday. I just don’t have the patience because I ate junk and have no energy!

So let’s all remind ourselves of why why are doing this challenge and share our game plan for the week. Let’s push this week my friends! June 21st seems like a long time a way but it will be here before we know it!

Love you all.

Lean, Mean, and Squeaky Clean Challenge – Let’s Go!

Here’s Anne’s soup she was talking about yesterday with the cassava flour dumplings!

So neat! I had never heard of cassaver flour before she sent that picture of her grainless chips. Someone on Facebook asked what they were made of and it was cassava flour. What’s a cassava?

Here is my food today. I love cherries so much haha. I’m so glad they are at Costco again!


Ok yall, let’s go!


State yet again why you are doing this challenge (I know, not a question haha)

What is your game plan for meeting your goals this week?

What did you eat today?

Any exercise?

*If you are just tuning in, we are doing a summer ready challenge that runs until the first day of summer June 21st, 2017. You are welcome to join now or at anytime until then! The sooner you start the more time you have to be your best self by summer. Post your healthy food and workout here for accountability or I can help you come up with a plan for success if you need one. Just email me at coachangel7@gmail.com!

26 thoughts on “Lean, Mean, and Squeaky Clean Challenge – Let’s Go!

  1. So cassava is the whole ground yuca. Tapioca is the extracted starch, cassava is the entire root dried and ground. So it’s basically like a sweet potato cousin is faux flour form. And so yummy!!

    So I am doing this challenge to get healthier and fitter than ever before. I also aspire to inspire my family, and I am also fully responsible for providing them with their food. This is a heavy responsibility in light of my husband’s health. Eating well is key to him feeling ok. And big news with him!! He went to the doctor Friday for testing and they are doing a genetic test for celiac! We never got a definitive answer, he was so miserable we just walked away from gluten without a second thought. This test they’re doing doesn’t require him to eat it again and we can finally get and answer! I’ve been starting to think he just has a serious sensitivity, not celiac. There are subtleties in his symptoms that point that way. I really hope I’m right! We’ll find out in two weeks. We have a tentative date for dinner out scheduled! We are still committed to gluten and grain free no matter the result, but to know we can eat out on vacation or special occasions is such an exciting thought. Pray for him please! He also got a lead for an infectious disease doctor that specializes in Lyme. πŸ™πŸΌ

    Game plan this week is to eat good again and try to get little workouts in more often. My hip is doing a little better so I think I’m ready.

    Food today was good meals and crappy snacks. Lol!

    Let’s do this! I’m ready to start over again this week!!

    1. Anne, I really really hope that your husband is not celiac. I too have done all the testing. I have a bad sensitivity. I had to eat like a celiac for 18 months and take pharmaceutical grade probiotics that ran me $200 a month! Glad that’s over. Now I take a great one, but like $75 NOT that $200! That killed me, still getting over that. Lol I still do not eat gluten. I am very cautious when I eat out. It’s one of my reasons for all the vega bars. Simple and safe. I still get uncomfortable symptoms if I get badly glutened but nothing like before. Fingers crossed for you guys!!! Declan is that same. He’s not quite as recovered as I am but I also think it’s because he’s obviously not as carful as me. The other day the new chef at his school gave him cream of wheat for morning snack when the other kids got homemade hash browns with veggies and cheese! Duh! The rest of the kids ate GF and my son got a bowl of wheat mush! I picked him up and looked at him and now right away. He gets black bags under his eyes and super cranky and unbearable. Then I get a report he wasn’t participating in circle and not focussed. Well no kidding! Anyway, turns out he got the vegan kids food. He’s not going to die, but it’s a set back for sure. So I’m back to packing his food:-(
      That was long. Sorry ladies
      Anyway, fingers crossed! 😘

      1. Thank you Sarah! Yes, my husband’s symptoms are dramatic, but much better than four years ago when we began this journey. Probiotics are the key here too! As you can see, all his food comes from my kitchen, which is 100% GF. I put so much time and effort into planning and cooking for him. But it’s worth it, he’s no longer the same person he was. Rewarding to see him do so well! Thank you for sharing, it makes me feel a little less alone! Very few people over here understand. But in a way I’m thankful, the difficulties have shown us how important good food is. It’s the key to thriving health and longevity. Glad we are in the know!

      2. Have you tried VSL #3 probiotics? In the US I think they are like $90-100 game changer! Seriously:-)

      3. Yes $75 is definitely better than $200!
        That’s so crazy about the new chef at his school! Poor Decan! ugh. I still remember that picture of him back when you guys were figuring out that he had the sensitivity. He looked like he was punched in both eyes. 😦

    2. Oh wow I’m praying to Anne! Are you guys certain that he has Lyme? Or maybe all of this could just be his sensitivities. I can’t wait to hear what they say! I hate it so much that he has to go through all of this but the information is fascinating. But again, I hate that he has to go through all of this. 😦
      That flour is so cool!
      Good plan! Oh and I didn’t gain any weight either. High five! Let’s count our blessing and move forward lol. I am right there with you on making am impact this week.
      I can’t wait to share that beautiful pic of you on the rocks!

      1. The Lyme has been going on for four years. He’s being treated for it right now because his levels were too high on his physical last month. His initial treatment was the beginning of the gluten problems and I think it’s because it’s a nasty antibiotic and it wiped out his gut. It made everything worse. He also has IBS which makes him more likely to have leaky gut and gluten sensitivity anyway. Hopefully that’s it and it’s not celiac. πŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ

  2. I’m doing this challenge because I was really ready to make the changes I talked about for a long time. No more nonsence. Same for all other aspect of my life. Less talking. More doing:-)
    Food was usual
    Vega bar and coffee (Declan and I went to get coffee for as he calls it “our alone timeπŸ’•” I’ll take it.
    Vega bar and coffee (Grayson came with me cause Declan said it was Grayson’s time for “alone time”. I’ll take that too. Even though he just wanted to watch the iPad for a minute.
    Ceviche verde. Sooooo yummy!

    Today I scoped out the gym. I have to go to a different complex because mine is under renovation. ill go tomorrow during nap. Then we walked cabo for 2 hours. Slow but still. Swam three times and played on the beach.
    Then I got adventurous(for about 1 Km). I decided I had too much energy so I was going to run on the beach! HA!!! I don’t think so! 1 km and turned around. Better then nothing! πŸ’•A maΓ±ana

    1. And you are totally making them!!! You are blowing this challenge out of the water Sarah!!!
      Aah!! Way to go running on the beach! It’s so hard to do lol.

    2. I love that you do “alone time” with them. My mom used to do that with my sisters and I…each of us would get to have a “mommy” day where we would get to go out with just her and go shopping or get lunch. I still remember that and it was forever ago! I try to keep that in mind in doing small things like that for my boys that they will remember and that will make them feel special.

  3. I am doing this challenge because I want to be strong, fit, and healthy. Weight loss has been a real challenge for me after menopause, it is so frustrating! I don’t want to focus on the number and focus on how I am feeling.

    Yesterday’s food:
    B – paleo porridge with banana
    L – homemade spinach, rice and beef soup
    S – almonds and cashews
    D – alfredo chicken with green beans and spaghetti squash
    S – Endangered Species dark chocolate with forest mint (I think this is becoming a problem because I ate half a bar)

    1. If eating half the bar is a problem then I’m a goner! I ALLWAYS eat the whole bar or bag or whatever. I say good job. And I think it’s like 2.5 servings in the whole bar so I say WIN!

    2. So good Christine! You are right. What’s important is knowing what we are doing. If we are living healthy we know it whether the scale says so or not. And you live healthy for sure.
      You are doing great Christine and so consistent! And though I am not in menopause, I do know the frustration of hormones! Ugh! I do make sure to include seaweed everyday because of the iodine that is good for the thyroid. I remember you saying that you were thinking of having your thyroid checked a while back. I think that would definitely be worth your while because if it’s off your weight loss is going to be EXTREMELY slow. Let us know if you do. You know we love hearing about this kind of stuff.
      Thank you for the pic of your prep! I’m sharing it tonight! Have a great Monday!

  4. There is so much hesitation for many to realize that celiac can be so harmful to the ones that it pertains. Some just think it’s a fad. These folks don’t understand the frustration of those who become sick when consuming gluten. My daughter has recently adapted to a vegan lifestyle. She claims to feel better and said she lost twelve lbs. I hope it works for her. She has always been problematic with issues. Nothing ever found with tests. IBS is assumed. Frustrating !!

    Well, I have not been one hundred percent. Week went well but come Friday night…a bit of a failure. Chinese take out was brought by my sister. An egg roll, veggie fried rice, two pieces chicken something, steamed broccoli, carrots. I “went with it” because I was at the lake house and had no food there. Was tired and lazy. Bad combo for decision making !!

    Saturday, not much food consumed. Full from all the msg from Friday night. 😝Made homemade cauliflower bread/crust, baked shredded carrots, parsnips and sw. potato chips. Lazy day, rainy. Went out to dinner. Ate well. Chicken tarragon, mashed squash, some mashed potato, salad. No dessert. A drink. Went to a retirement party, two more small drinks. Then to a bar, one drink. (That is becoming a weekend habit). Late night.

    Sunday, slept in. Feeling not so great. Headache. A waffle, Greek yogurt, blueberries. Homemade cauliflower bread w/cheddar cheese, a travel snack of pretzels, cheese twists, chip type of things. Out for dinner again with sister. Baked eggplant rollatini, salad, no dessert, no drinks.

    I’m going to try this 15 day fit body challenge. I will follow it as typed (hopefully…that is the plan). I am starting today. I will not be able to drink as much as needed to “flush” because I have three days whereas I will be bringing Dad, Mom and husband to doctor appts. NO way I can drink and be away from the potty! 🌊 . Husband has a colonoscopy scheduled for tomorrow morning, so he is confined to jello, clear broth, water.

    On a good note, I did have some good workouts. I increased the weight for some and I have been adding one exercise that I think I cannot do, haha ! I AM determined to do a full push-up !!!
    Got outside yesterday and did some yard cleanup. A walk through the trails.

    Still don’t have head in the game. That’s why I decided on this challenge.

    Good day ladies.

    1. Hey Mary, sounds like you have a big week ahead. Good luck! I hope your daughter get relief. The tricky thing with gluten intolerance is people not accepting that it’s actually real. I don’t talk about it at all. I just eat what I eat. You’ll notice that I say I ate a burger or pizza or whatever. It’s just that. I never rever to it being GF. In my experience it brings up too much convo and negative backlash like you said about the fad. My feelings aren’t if it works and you feel the results keep it up. IBS is terrible. That was one of my original diagnosis as well. I have colitis and crohns in my family as well as celiac. So this just made sense. Tell her not to give up and if a medical DR wants to medicate and leave it see a digestive specialist naturopath:-)
      Good luck and can’t wait for you challenge on top of a challenge! Lol

    2. I totally agree. Celiac disease is a very real and terrible issue. I think a lot of people think of it as a fad because of the HUGE amount gluten free marking a few years ago.
      A lot of us are totally right there with you on being ready to start fresh this week! Let’s do it!!
      Good luck on your challenge but don’t forget that I am your coach lol! You are welcome in ANY of my challenge groups. There’s 3 of us doing the 21 day fix in this next one which you already have the containers for! I never want you to think that I don’t think you know what you are doing because I know you know what you are doing but I can and will help whenever you need it!
      Love you!

    3. Oh! And I love the vegan diet too! It’s so funny I have had the same experience with it as with LCHF diet. What I am taking away from all of this is that sugar is the devil lol.

  5. So sorry to hear about the struggles of those with food sensitivities! My son and I are both dairy intolerant (which I imagine is way easier to avoid than gluten) and he also has a peanut allergy. I had no idea how insensitive people could be when it came to these things! I never realized I was dairy intolerant until early adulthood (I just thought being bloated and miserable was my norm lol) but when I looked at preschools for my son they were incredibly rude about avoiding certain foods. Several different providers said if it’s not an allergy and it’s “just” a sensitivity then they would not make accommodations. Crazy! Luckily we found a preschool where he brings his own snack and does not share with the other children and they are very understanding of his sensitivities and allergies. I am doing this challenge because I really want to be in good shape and I say I will get in shape every single year and I never do! I was in the best shape of my life in 2013 right before I got pregnant with my oldest. I really want to get back to that point and make eating well and exercising a lifestyle rather than something I do for a few weeks or months at a time.

    1. Melanie that is terrible!!! I’m glad you found a decent School. I ❀️ My kids school. They are in classes the same as elementary school starting from baby’s. So my 4 year old is with only kids born in 2012 and my two year old only July-September 2014. I didnt realize the struggle to find decent child care until recently. I guess I lucked out on mine. What does your school do for birthday party’s and special occasions? Do they provide for him or do you have to?
      Oh and I also have a dairy intolerance. Since the 3rd grade. It sucks. Have you tried coconut milk ice cream???? It sooooooo good!!!! That really bums me out that a school would not facilitate a toddler!!!

    2. Ugh! I’m so glad you found that preschool but I would be terrified for when it came time for real school!
      And we are GOING to be in great shape for summer. We are doing this dammit! Lol!

      1. Luckily most schools are peanut free these days but I am definitely going to be a wreck. I almost didn’t send him to preschool because I had so much anxiety about the peanut thing. And yes, we have to be lol there is only like 6 weeks until the pools open!

  6. It’s crazy, right? That is a really good system, it sounds like. For special occasions we send in a treat for him. I hope he doesn’t feel left our or like the “weird” kid because he doesn’t eat the same as everybody else. I’m sure you have dealt with that with yours as well. Coconut milk ice cream is amazing! And the almond milk ice cream bars that are covered in chocolate….so good! lol I love trying dairy alternatives. I think my favorite is Field Roast Chao cheese….it’s super good! That definitely sucks having the intolerances but it feels so much better to know what it is so that you can avoid the stuff making you feel like crap. It’s crazy to me that it took me so long! I still have stomach problems and wonder sometimes if I might have some gluten intolerance as well (or maybe something else I haven’t even thought of). I had a blood test for celiac a long time ago and it was negative but maybe something to look into. Sorry for rambling lol hope you are enjoying Cabo!

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