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Brunch (12 pm): fritatta with mixed vegetables and smoked salmon, 1 1/2 banana, bowl of banana “ice cream” (frozen bananas blended with coconut milk) topped with cinnamon, almond butter, coconut flakes and sesame seeds

Dinner (6 pm): massive spinach and romaine salad with curry BBQed shrimp, avocados, bell pepper, olives, sunflower seeds, and carrots; massive bowl of frozen bananas with filberts, dates, coconut flakes, almonds and too much almond butter!

Hydration: water, coconut water (during Spinning class), iced-tea

Supplements am: calcium d-glucarate, DIM, oil of oregano, Maxi-Hair, turmeric, maca, ashwaghanda, and DHA

Supplements pm: Maxi-Hair, vitamin D, melatonin, maca, ashwaghanda, and generic (unsweetened) Natural Calm

Activity: 75 min. run; 75 min Spinning class

Pre-workout meal: 2 cups of coffee (1/2 caf.); 2 small bananas, 10 filberts, 3 dates and a spoonful of coconut flakes with coconut milk and a dash of cinnamon

Reflections: the big lesson of the day is the following: don’t expect to eat your normal amount of food on days when you workout close to 3 hours. After the workout, I did not feel too hungry at all, but by dinner-time I was ready to eat my weight in food. We made the typical Sunday-night salad, and, of course, I was hungry after finishing it. This led to both of us devouring a top of frozen bananas and (me) cleaning out the last few spoonfuls of almond butter from the jar. So, next time I will plan a more generous dinner to avoid eating bananas like hungry chimp.

Sleep: ok – almost 8 hours, though it would have been nice to get a couple more hours before the big workout

OVERALL: 1 week and 2 days to go!