Clean Eating Challenge – End of Week 1 4   Recently updated !

A week into my Clean Eating Challenge and I’ve learnt a lot, and also failed in a few places too!  I’ve been pretty careful with what I eat (on and off a little, but mostly on) for the last few years anyway, but I’m taking it to a new level as a personal experiment to see […]

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Clean Eating Challenge Day 9 to 14

I’ve not felt the need for daily updates in my clean eating challenge for the last few days, I’m getting far better at balancing out my 6 daily meals and hitting my macro goals. I still intend to publish full day breakdowns, but I’ll do it at the bottom of the weekly summary posts.

Forcing cURL to use DNS though SOCK5 proxy   Recently updated !

I recently had to code a REST call to a service I could only access behind a SOCK5 proxy.  Unfortunately, the hostname of the service wasn’t publicly resolvable so the DNS had to be resolved on the other side of the proxy.  Whilst this is pobbible in cURL itself by using the CURLOPT_PROXYTYPE option and […]


Clean Eating Challenge – Day 8

This is my closest day to hit my macronutrient goals set by the CEC.  A little bit of tweaking but it seems to be getting easier.  Chicken breast seems to be helping hit protein without causing high fat content.

Clean Eating Challenge – Day 7

One week in! The second rest day of the week – yesterday I did my fitness testing that involved several one rep max lifts (1RM for short) so the muscles ache a bit and I feel I should rest.



Breville Blend-Active Blender Review   Recently updated !

This little blender / juicer found its way to my kitchen today.  It’s a fantastic little kitchen gadget, so I thought I’d share a review with you.

Clean Eating Challenge – Day 6

Today I did my fitness testing.  I probably should have done this on day 0, however it’s quite hard to find time to fit things in sometimes.



Clean Eating Challenge – Day 5

I’m still struggling to get the protein to fat balance right – it seems that almost everything high in protein is also high in fat.  I didn’t know eggs had just as much fat in as protein!

Clean Eating Challenge – Day 4   Recently updated !

Today I tried to increase my carbs in the morning – and failed.  I’m behind on carbs today, it seems I need to find ways of increasing this real soon.  I’m also low on protein, despite eating turkey, salmon, and cream cheese today.  This is hard hard work! It’s a rest day today, my first […]



Clean Eating Challenge – Day 3   Recently updated !

The third day of Clean Eating Challenge.  Yesterday I got given my macros so know a little more about what I should be eating for performance.  I’m slowly getting better at compiling the days food however I’m struggling to eat enough protein without eating too much fat.