7 Day Clean Eating Challenge

I’ve been looking though my search results and I’ve seen people come to my site looking for a 7 Day Clean Eating Challenge, and a 5 Day Clean Eating Challenge. I have some good news and some bad news, and then some even better news….

Clean Eating Challenge – End of Week 6

I’ve only 2 weeks left – I’ve not been updating the blog as often as I was when I started the CEC, but then once you get into the swing of it there’s less to say!  This is an update of my progress and thoughts so far, along with some […]

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How to lace your running shoes

I won’t claim to be an expert in running, or footwear – however yesterday I was shopping for new trainers and the girl next to me was trying on a pair of trainers. She preferred one pair over another but had problems with the heel lifting. I was able to […]

Clean Eating Challenge – End of Week 3

It’s 3 weeks now that I’ve been carefully controlling my eating, avoiding processed foods and what most people consider staple foods such as pasta, rice and bread!  Last week I sent myself a couple of goals, so here’s an update on how it’s going.


Clean Eating Challenge – End of Week 2

Two weeks into my Clean Eating Challenge and I’m still learning how best to balance my meals, and about portion control – but this week I also got my best ever beep test score, and set two new personal bests in lifting.


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 […]

Forcing cURL to use DNS though SOCK5 proxy

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 […]


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.