One week into Bob’s plan and I’ve got some results for y’all. Plus, there’s been a very positive internet response to posting the grocery list he so graciously left out of the book. So, buckle up kiddos, it’s about to get real…
Before I start this thing in earnest I have another Protip: You will re-write your opening sentences 10 times if you try watching The Miracle of Swindon Town while writing. No joke, nothing pulls me down the YouTube rabbit-hole like the boys of Swindon.
If this was a weigh in show I would weigh 4 pounds less than last week. Solid work Bobby Harps!!! Solid work me!!!
But first, as with all great honest relationships we start with True Confessions:
I had wine one night – I don’t feel bad about this perse. Bob says no to alcohol, but my tomato fish stew said yes. I went off book and had quinoa every morning since I won’t eat the bread on Pizza breakfast day (plus, gross). Breaking with my no wheat rule, I was ravenous at the mall and had 1/2 a slice with emmie’s salted egg salad sandwich from starbucks (her favorite – more proof kids are plain bizarre i mean i like egg salad as much as the next grownup, but why get that when there are cake pops. weirdo.)Also, I did not exercise every day and I had a small bowl of 4 ingredient ice cream my niece made for me last night – I don’t feel bad about it though, life is not really life if one cannot celebrate familial kid culinary generosity.
Now, the part where I brag on myself:
I did my pre-breakfast workout 4 mornings this week. BOOM BABY!
Ok, I know Bob and K&K want me to get moving every day before breakfast.
But, I’m gonna bloody well pat myself on the back since this is 4 more morning workouts than ever before. And the verdict is in on AM workouts: They make the entire day better. More energy. Less weird food cravings. More positive feelings about myself for being a champion morning workouter (cheesy-slash-lame, but true). Less guilt about not getting to the gym after naps like I planned.
Save the exceptions in True Confessions I ate what Bob suggested and it was delicious. The Spaghetti Squash Bolognese and PBJ quinoa-meal were high points (will post my recipes soon).
But, you didn’t stop by to hear all about me, or maybe you did – I am fascinating after all. I know you came for the grocery list.
So, without further ado, have an awesome clean eating week all you Bobites.
WEEK 2 GROCERY LIST for 3 (*post edit: adjustments for 1 person in parenthesis)
8 (3) zucchini
4 (1) yellow squash
2 (1) bunches asparagus
2 garlic heads
2 (1) cauliflower heads
10 (4) plum tomatoes
3 (2) bags arugula
8 (2-3) kale bunches
3 (1) swiss chard bunches
3 (1) sweet potatoes
10 (4) persian cucumbers
2 (1) avocado
4 (2) mix green bags
5 (2) red bell peppers
butter leaf lettuce head
egg whites (over 100 worth)
1 lb (1/2 lb) ground turkey
fat free green yogurt
1 lb (1/3 lb) halibut/cod
1 lb (1/3 lb) shrimp
1 lb (1/3 lb) steak
5 lbs (1.5 lbs) chicken breast
whole wheat penne ** (not me)
low sodium vegetable broth
apple sauce no sugar added
i also attached a pdf of the list in case you want to print it out. yeah, yeah, yeah, you are welcome.