If I missed anyone else who had a question, I'm sorry!!
This thread has me in tears, you guys are so awesome. Thanks so much for your comments, they mean a lot.
And for those wondering at my meal plan, I'm happy to share. But keep in mind you would want to tweak it for more of an everyday eating plan!
8 egg whites
1/2 cup oats (raw measure)
1 Tbsp ground flax seed
1 cup Greek yogurt (skim or 1%)
1 cup blueberries or raspberries
150g turkey or chicken breast
1/2 cup yams
120g broccoli/cauliflower/carrot mix
1 can of tuna (water-packed, rinsed under hot water)
120g beef (any round or loin cut) or salmon
1/2 cup brown rice
1200g green veggies (I preferred broccoli)
3/4 cup cottage cheese (low-fat)
15 almonds or walnut halves
As I got closer to the show, the Greek yogurt and berries turned into 90g of chicken and 90 of veggies, and the cottage cheese became a protein shake.
I was drinking about 5-7 litres of water a day, as well.
ETA: Condiments were freebies, anything I wanted (BBQ sauce, ketchup, mustard, salad dressings, etc) as long as it was used within reason.
And if you're curious, I was also on a heavy rotation of vitamins!! I took the following, twice a day - once with breakfast, and once with supper, plus a ZMA supplement before bed.
400iu Vit E
500mg Vit C