01/06/15- Paula's Eating/Exercise Diary: Friday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 7. January 2015 19:28


Several years ago, I went in for a colonoscopy. I am sharing intimate details so that if any of you have to go in for this procedure, you can put fears at ease by seeing my process.

The day before the procedure was a fasting day.   I was allowed chicken broth or Ensure (an adult, water based fiber drink)  I was hungry at times, but was able to manage it.  I drank a 32 oz. Power Zero with 8 oz. of Miralax in the afternoon.   Later in the evening, I was told to drink this bottle of orange colored drink that would show the results more easily to the doctor.  It was very sweet, but I’ve drank far worse than that.

The day of the procedure, I had to get up at 4 a.m. (around the time I get up anyway so that wasn’t unbearable to me) to drink a 32 oz. Power Zero sports drink with 8 oz. of Miralax mix in.  

We went into the outpatient facility at 8 am to check in (my friend drove me because you are not allowed to drive that day). The nurses were really great, and comforting. I spoke briefly with the doctor and then they sedated me…and off I went.

 I have no memory of any part of it, but the results were good. I do not have cancer or any polyps. I met with the doctor for a summary of the test so that we could devise a plan to keep me healthy and regular long term.

Part of my plan is to continue my clean eating diet which is filled with fiber, whole complex grains, vegetables, lean proteins, low-fat dairy , and  lots of water.

The colonoscopy was not a big deal. If you have to have a colonoscopy, I can say, it’s okay.  Having information is vital to keeping you healthy, especially if you have colon-cancer issues within your family.  Information is power!

Friday 01/06/12- Workout Diary:

DVD for shoulders, triceps and chest- 50 min


Pure Barre class- 55 min


Friday 01/06/12- Food Diary:


organic steelcut oatmeal (150 cal)

small banana ( 60 cal)

A.M. Snack-

1 whey protein shake, 1/8 cup pasturized egg whites (155 cal)


large salad with pecans, gorganzola, pears, olive oil vinagrette(on the side) (200 cal)

3 oz salmon, grilled, no oil (155 cal)

P.M. Snack-

low-carb, whole wheat tortilla, 2 oz portabello mushrooms, sweet red peppers (260 cal)


5 oz chicken breast (285 cal)

2 cups onion and brussel sprouts, mushroom, EVOO; roasted (130 cal)

1 sweet potato (130 cal)


0% greek yogurt, 1/2 cup bluberries (110 cal)



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Comments (2) -

1/8/2015 5:00:44 AM #

Started a food diary and learned that little “snacks” (especially the processed kind) add calories up quickly.  Also, I see where I can cut back on items further so I can substitute in more fresh foods from the chart.

The muscle pain piece was really informative. Moderation to achieve soreness not strain.

Can a by-product of increased metabolism from exercise result in a higher tolerance to cold outdoor temperatures and decrease of central heat temperature at home saving energy ?

To further support your claim about health resulting from combined clean eating and exercise, I ran across this article which is about visceral fat which you can't see from the outside. Here is the address:        jcem.endojournals.org/content/90/3/1511.full

Your example is an inspiration to keep determined to achieve and maintain good health and stamina.

Keep 'em coming, Captain !

Paula B
Paula B
1/8/2015 4:35:10 PM #

I'm glad that the food diary is proving helpful to you.  It has been highly effective to keep me on-track as well.
I have found no studies proving that higher metabolism will keep you warm in cold temperatures.  Metabolism is more about an 'internal' furnace, not an outside warming agent.  You'll have to bundle up!  Because of economic variables I've had to lower my house thermostat this year.  It is a bit uncomfortable at times, but I just put on an extra sweatshirt.  You just do what you need to do.
Thanks for mthe link, I will check it out.
Keep in touch everyone, and take care.  Stay on-focus for our healthy living goals!

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