24-Day Challenge – The Updates

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If you are doing the Advocare 24-Day Challenge and need some help or support or just want to follow along with B and I this is the place! I plan to list all of our daily meals, the products used, exercise, etc. B is game and doesn’t care if I put his “stats” on the internet, but I’m not quite that open. Maybe at the end of this (if I KILL it), I will though!

I should mention that I normally would NOT track my meals like this, but I figured if anyone was following along and needed ideas or wanted to see what we were up to, it might help!  Also, I’d love to hear if anyone has any suggestions on other easy meals we can try!

Start Date: 6/23/13
End Date: 7/16/13

Starting Weight:
B: 182.9
J: A lot

10-Day Cleanse (Days 1-10 of the 24-Day Challenge):

Day 1 (6.23.13):
Breakfast:
~J: Spark, 3 Catalyst, Fiber Drink, 1/2 Whole Wheat English Muffin, Egg Whites (2) and Berries.
~B: Same.
Snack:
~N/A.  We got up late and didn’t need a snack.
Lunch:
~J: Tuna, Hard Boiled Egg & Cucumber/Onion/Tomato “Salad”.  Water.
~B: Turkey & Cucumber/Onion/Tomato Salad.  Water.
Snack:
~J: Banana & Spark.
~B: Apple
Dinner:
~J: Grilled Chicken, Broccoli and Brown Rice. Water.
~B: Same.
Snack:
~J: Peanut Butter.
~B: Beef Jerky / Turkey Jerky
Exercise:
~J: 2.5 miles on the treadmill (31 minutes)
~B: 4.1 miles outside (35 minutes)
Notes:
~J:  No real cravings.  Just wanted to eat because I was bored and that’s what I used to do.  Not because I was hungry.  Had a headache before bed, but I get headaches a lot so I have no clue if it was related to the the Challenge.
~B: Said the fiber was “something else”, but chugged it nicely.  

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Day 2:
Breakfast:
~J: Spark.  Fiber Drink.  Hard boiled eggs (2) & mixed berries.
~B: Spark.  Fiber Drink.  Hard boiled eggs (3), mixed berries & whole wheat english muffin.
Snack:
~J: N/A (I get up late)
~B: Apple & beef jerky.
Lunch:
~J: Turkey & Avocado on a Whole Wheat Wrap.  Grapes.
~B: Turkey, Cherries & Cucumber/Onion/Tomato Salad.   Water.
Snack:
~J: Cucumber/Onion/Tomato Salad. Spark.
~B: Carrots & Almonds.
Dinner:
~J: Grilled Chicken, Broccoli & Quinoa. Water.
~B: Same.
Snack:
~J: Apple & Peanut Butter
~B: Beef Jerky.
Exercise:
 ~J: C25K Week 4, day 2 (2.3 miles)
~B: Dumbbell Only Full Body Home Workout (on Jefit.com)
Notes:
~J: No headache today.  A little tired.  Not crazy cravings.
~B: Says he’s hungry (he always is) and extra gassy.  Not tired.

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Day 3:
Breakfast:
~J: Spark.  Fiber Drink.  Hard boiled egg (1) and a banana.
~B: Banana. Spark.  Fiber Drink. Hard boiled eggs (3), mixed berries & whole wheat english muffin.
Snack:
~J: N/A – I should get up earlier.
~B: Apple and almonds.
Lunch:
~J: Grilled Chicken and Brown Rice.  Water.
~B: Grilled Chicken and Brown Rice.  Tomato, Cucumber & Onion Salad. Water.
Snack:
~J: Grapes & Carrots. Spark.
~B: Cherries & Carrots.
Dinner:
~J: Salmon, Baked Sweet Potato and Asparagus. Water.
~B: Salmon, Brown Rice and Asparagus. Water.
Snack:
~J: Almonds.
~B: Almonds.
Exercise:
~J: Walk with the kids + 2 miles on the treadmill. (10,000 steps for the day)
~B: 5 Mile Run before work.
Notes:
~J: Tired mid-afternoon.  However I did stay up till like 3am, so maybe that explains that.  A little Spark fixed that though!
~B: Feels good.  Energy levels are the same.

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Day 4:
Breakfast:
~J: Spark. Hard boiled eggs and fruit.
~B: Spark. Hard boiled eggs, banana and english muffin.
Snack:
~J: Apple
~B: N/A
Lunch:
~J: Brown Rice and Salmon.  Water.
~B: Brown Rice, Salmon & Asparagus (I don’t know why I didn’t get any).  Water.
Snack:
~J: Grapes
~B: Almonds
Dinner:
~J: Grilled Chicken & Homemade “Sauce” (Tomatoes, Broccoli & Tomato Sauce).
~B: Whole Wheat Pasta with Grilled Chicken & Homemade “Sauce” (Tomatoes, Broccoli & Tomato Sauce).
Snack:
~J: Banana soft serve (a blended frozen banana)
~B: Almonds and Carrots
Exercise:
 ~J: C25K Week 4, Day 3.  2.3 miles.
~B: I have no idea, but he went to the gym in the morning.
Notes:
~J: Having a Spark with lunch totally helped fight off that mid-afternoon tiredness.  I felt like I had more energy in general today.
~B: Wanted to eat pizza for dinner, but didn’t.  Feels good!

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Day 5:
Breakfast:
~J: Spark. Berries and Peanut Butter (yeah, I know it’s weird).
~B: Spark.  English Muffin, Egg Whites and Banana.
Snack:
~J: N/A
~B: Almonds.
Lunch:
~J: 1/2 Turkey & Avocado Wrap & Grapes
~B: Whole Wheat Pasta with Grilled Chicken & Homemade “Sauce” (Tomatoes, Broccoli & Tomato Sauce).
Snack:
~J: Spark & An Apple.
~B: Carrots & Cherries.
Dinner:
~J: Grilled Chicken, Broccoli & Sweet Potato. Water.
~B: Grilled Chicken & Broccoli.  Water.
Snack:
~J: I can’t remember?
~B: No idea.
Exercise:
 ~J: Off Day.
~B: Ran Outside.  5.3 miles – 45min.
Notes:
~J: I totally didn’t eat enough today. I wasn’t hungry for anything healthy and I couldn’t eat what I really wanted so I just didn’t eat.  Not good!
~B: Still feels good.  Also still wants to eat crappy food.

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Day 6:
Breakfast:
~J: Spark.  Hard boiled eggs (I think our batch is almost gone which is good because I am tired of them) and 1/2 English Muffin.
~B: Spark.  Banana & Egg Whites.
Snack:
~J: Almonds.
~B: N/A.
Lunch:
~J: Turkey & Avocado on a Whole Wheat Wrap.  Grapes.  Water.
~B: Grilled Chicken & Broccoli.
Snack:
~J: Peanut Butter & Apples.
~B: N/A.
Dinner:
~J: Grilled Chicken Salad with Avocado and Tons of Veggies
~B: Grilled Chicken Salad (no Avocado) and Tons of Veggies
Snack:
~J: N/A.
~B: Almonds.
Exercise:
 ~J: Treadmill.  2.5 Miles.
~B: Gym.  I’m unclear what he does there.
Notes:
~J: I wanted McDonalds or ice-cream or something so badly!  But I didn’t do it.  The cravings are still there, but I’m not hungry for it.  More just bored and want to eat something junky.
~B: Felt the same.

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Day 7:
Breakfast:
~J: Spark. Egg Whites & Fruit
~B: Spark. Protein Pancakes & 2 Eggs.
Snack:
~J: N/A
~B: 1.5 Bananas & 3 Cliff Blocks (during the Tough Mudder)
Lunch:
~J: Grilled Chicken & Carrots
~B: 2 Cliff Bars & A Beer (after the Tough Mudder)
Snack:
~J:Peanut Butter & Apple
~B: Almonds
Dinner:
~J: Salad with Grilled Chicken and Hard Boiled Eggs and Avocado
~B: Salad with Grilled Chicken and Hard Boiled Eggs
Snack:
~J: Almonds
~B: Carrots & Peanut Butter
Exercise:
 ~J: Walk with the Kids (10,000 steps on Fitbit)
~B: Tough Mudder (12 Mile Obstacle Run)
Notes:
~J: Felt good yesterday. Still wouldn’t mind a frappe, but things are going well and I can see progress on the scale!
~B: B was extra hungry yesterday. Probably because of the Tough Mudder and his sketchy lunch ;).

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Day 8:
Breakfast:
~J: Spark.  Fiber Drink.  Egg Whites on Whole Wheat English Muffin.
~B: Spark.  Fiber Drink.  Egg Whites on Whole Wheat English Muffin and Fruit.
Snack:
~J: Banana.
~B: N/A
Lunch:
~J: Turkey & Avocado.
~B: Peanut Butter & Toast with Strawberries
Snack:
~J: Peanut Butter & Apple
~B: N/A
Dinner:
~J:  Chicken and Broccoli.
~B: Cantina Bowl from Taco Bell (Road Trip Stop)
Snack:
~J: Frozen Banana Ice Cream.
~B: N/A
Exercise:
 ~J: C25K Week 5 Day 2.
~B: Cut the grass (does that count)
Notes:
~J:  We both had the Peaches and Cream Fiber Drink today instead of the Citrus.  OMG it’s like night and day.  It’s smooth instead of all thick and chunky like the Citrus.  While the taste and texture is 100x better I don’t find it as filing.
~B: Also liked the Peaches and Cream way better!

Day 9:
Exercise:
 ~J: Walk outside with WB.
~B: N/A.
Notes:
~J: I have no idea what I ate this day and B has even less idea what he ate.  Instead of guessing I am just going to leave it blank!
~B: He was up-north surrounded by fun treats but said he stayed strong!

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Day 10 (7.2.13):
Breakfast:
~J: Spark. Fiber Drink. Fruit.
~B: Spark. Fiber Drink. Three hard boiled eggs and a banana.
Snack:
~J: N/A
~B: N/A
Lunch:
~J: Advocare Meal Replacement Bar.
~B: Turkey and salami wrap.
Snack:
~J: Almonds
~B: Chocolate Chip Cookies (Naughty)
Dinner:
~J: Grilled Chicken and Raw Veggies
~B: Grilled Chicken and Raw Veggies
Snack:
~J: Green Peppers
~B: N/A
Exercise:
 ~J: Walk with B after dinner (2.5 miles). 12,000 steps!
~B: Ran 6 miles outside and walk.
Notes:
~J: Excited that the 10 Day Cleanse is over. However, I will miss those fiber drinks. They are oddly filling ;). Not feeling hungry and have more energy than when I started!
~B: Noticed that his clean is getting brighter and clearer. Come to think of it, mine is as well!
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Weight After 10-Day Cleanse:
J: Down 9lbs!
B: Down 7lbs!
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The Max Phase (Days 11-24 of the 24-Day Challenge):

Day 11:
Breakfast:
~J: Spark. Mocha Meal Replacement Shake.
~B: Spark. Berry Meal Replacement Shake.
Snack:
~J: N/A.
~B: Banana.
Lunch:
~J: Grilled Chicken & Raw Veggies. Water.
~B: Hamburger (no bun) and corn on the cob.  Water.
Snack:
~J: Fruit
~B: Fruit
Dinner:
~J: Grilled Chicken, Baked Sweet Potato & Broccoli
~B: Grilled Chicken, Baked Sweet Potato & Broccoli
Snack:
~J: Advocare Snack Bar.
~B: Beef Jerky.
Exercise:
 ~J: C25K.  Run 20 minutes.
~B: Run / walk with J.
Notes:
~J: I believe this was the day that B was nice enough to go on a “run” with me outside!  I know
~B: N/A.

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Day 12 – 15
:
I have no idea what happened here.  We were back and forth from up-north and I didn’t track like I should have!  I know B had a few “cheats” along with a few races (a 10K and a 5K Mud Run) and I kept up with my goal of doing C25K or walking 10,000/steps a day.  Eating clean continued for at least 90% of the time (on my end anyway).

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Day 16:
Breakfast:
~J: Spark.  Advocare Meal Replacement Shake.
~B: Spark.  Advocare Meal Replacement Shake.
Snack:
~J: ?
~B: ?
Lunch:
~J: Turkey & Avocado Wrap w/ Grapes.
~B: Turkey Sandwich on Whole Wheat w/ Mixed Berries
Snack:
~J: Banana
~B: Banana
Dinner:
~J: Grilled Chicken & Trader Joes Quinoa w/ Veggies
~B: Grilled Chicken & Trader Joes Quinoa w/ Veggies
Snack:
~J: Peanut Butter
~B: Beef Jerky
Exercise:
 ~J: ?
~B: ?
Notes:
~J: ?
~B: ?

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Day 17:
Breakfast:
~J: Spark.  Advocare Meal Replacement Shake.
~B: Spark.  Advocare Meal Replacement Shake.
Snack:
~J: Adovcare Snack Bar
~B: Advocare Snack Bar
Lunch:
~J: Grilled Chicken & Avocado Wrap w/ Fruit.
~B: Salad with Grilled Chicken
Snack:
~J: Apple
~B: ?
Dinner:
~J: Plated Meal – Grilled Chicken, Sweet Potato Fries & Avocado, Onion Salad
~B: Plated Meal – Grilled Chicken, Sweet Potato Fries & Avocado, Onion & Feta Salad
Snack:
~J: None
~B: None
Exercise:
 ~J: C25K Week 6, Day 3 (Walk 5 min, Run 2 miles, Walk 5 min)
~B: Ran 7 Miles.
Notes:
~J: Feeling back to normal and was so proud that I actually RAN for two miles!
~B: He’s got nothing to say.

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Day 18:
Breakfast:
~J: Spark.  Advocare Meal Replacement Shake.
~B: Spark.  Advocare Meal Replacement Shake.
Snack:
~J: A few subscription box “samples”.
~B: English Muffin with Peanut Butter & Mixed Berries
Lunch:
~J: Grilled Chicken, 1/4 Avocado & Hard Boiled Egg
~B: Salad with Grilled Chicken, Avocado & 2 Hard Boiled Eggs
Snack:
~J: Apple & Peanut Butter
~B: Apple
Dinner:
~J:  Mini Burgers & Sweet Potato Fries
~B:  Mini Burgers & Sweet Potato Fries
Snack:
~J: Two Hershey Kisses (don’t judge me)
~B: Beef Jerky
Exercise:
 ~J: Walked 3 Miles with Stroller.  It was sweltering!
~B: AM: Gym Workout.  PM: Ran 4 Miles.
Notes:
~J:  Nothing to report!  I didn’t sleep well last night (too much late night blog reading) and paid for it this afternoon!
~B: He’s a man of few words and says he’s “feeling good”.

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Day 19:
Breakfast:
~J:
~B:
Snack:
~J:
~B:
Lunch:
~J:
~B:
Snack:
~J:
~B:
Dinner:
~J:
~B:
Snack:
~J:
~B:
Exercise:
 ~J:
~B:
Notes:
~J:
~B:

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Day 20:
Breakfast:
~J:
~B:
Snack:
~J:
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Lunch:
~J:
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Snack:
~J:
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Dinner:
~J:
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Snack:
~J:
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Exercise:
 ~J:
~B:
Notes:
~J:
~B:

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Day 21:
Breakfast:
~J:
~B:
Snack:
~J:
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Lunch:
~J:
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Snack:
~J:
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Dinner:
~J:
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Snack:
~J:
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Exercise:
 ~J:
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Notes:
~J:
~B:

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Day 22:
Breakfast:
~J:
~B:
Snack:
~J:
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Lunch:
~J:
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Snack:
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Dinner:
~J:
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Snack:
~J:
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Exercise:
 ~J:
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Notes:
~J:
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Day 23:
Breakfast:
~J:
~B:
Snack:
~J:
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Lunch:
~J:
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Snack:
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Dinner:
~J:
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Snack:
~J:
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Exercise:
 ~J:
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Notes:
~J:
~B:
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Day 24 (7.16.13):
Breakfast:
~J:
~B:
Snack:
~J:
~B:
Lunch:
~J:
~B:
Snack:
~J:
~B:
Dinner:
~J:
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Snack:
~J:
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Exercise:
 ~J:
~B:
Notes:
~J:
~B:
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ETA (1.16.14).  Umm, I just realized that I never updated this.  And have fallen off the clean eating wagon BIG TIME!  I need to hop back on ASAP!

11 Responses to 24-Day Challenge – The Updates

  1. Jen Leonard says:

    My acupuncturist talked me into the 24-day challenge and signed me up. I read your review of the products and was immediately apprehensive of the fiber drink, so I decided to blend it with skim milk (and get the morning protein out of the way as well). She ordered me the Peaches & Cream flavor. It was totally drinkable with milk! I didn’t even bother to try it with water. So, FYI… :-)

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  2. Jen Leonard says:

    I think I missed that! The little booklet said dairy in moderation, so I figured it was okay.

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  3. I noticed that you ate Wheat English Muffins, Brown rice, Quinoa etc on the ten day cleanse, I was told these were not for first part. I am becoming more confused and frustrated.

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    Jennifer Reply:

    I follow the instructions from the booklet that come with the kit when you order (if you didn’t get it, you can see it here: http://advocarecorporate.s3.amazonaws.com/corporate/24daychallenge/24DayChallenge-Daily-Guide.pdf) and consider those my complex carbs. The “Food Suggestions” page in the booklet might help you as well! Does your sponsor / advisor have a FB group you can go to for questions? If not, let me know and I can find you one!

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  4. Patti says:

    Coffee? Yay or nay ANYTIME during the 24 days? Green tea just isn’t cutting it.

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    Jennifer Reply:

    Not sure if you didn’t get my other reply, but coffee is a nay. Are you drinking Spark?

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    Patti Reply:

    Yes, Spark is tasty and gives a boost but I miss the flavor of coffee. I’ll abstain though until day 25 at 12:00 a.m. :)

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  5. John says:

    When you had the English muffin did you put anything on as a topping? Peanut butter?

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    Jennifer Reply:

    I usually put the egg whites on it. Like a breakfast sandwich. But you could totally do natural PB!

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  6. Debbie says:

    Hi. I am starting the 24 challenge. I was reading your meal plan and I thought bananas were not aloud??

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    Jennifer Reply:

    I don’t know why they wouldn’t be allowed? They are fine!

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