Pamela - I don't drink the almond milk by itself, only on cereal, but I've never been a fan of milk anyway. I prefer the regular vanilla almond milk, but switched to the unsweetened because of the calorie difference. I think silk may taste a little better than the almond breeze and I buy it when I have a coupon - you can usually locate a $1 off coupon for it online.
I haven't been strictly eating lean cuisines so far, although I think I've had at least one a day since I started - I haven't had one yet today though. Anyway, I made a big pot of homemade chicken noodle soup this weekend and, as usual, I ate too much. Portion control is one reason why I like the lean cuisine idea. I had a 6-inch sub at subway today for lunch and have the other half left that I'll eat either for dinner or have for lunch tomorrow. I don't remember which day I posted last, but I didn't really get started on my "diet" until Sunday because Friday night I went to a dinner party with all my zumba buddies and had chips with salsa, queso and guacamole, along with a glass of wine and part of a grilled chicken sandwich and then Saturday I made that big pot of chicken noodle soup and ate too much of it. I've done better since Sunday, plus I worked my butt off in zumba classes Sunday and Monday. My scale at home showed 241 this morning, but I'm not going to officially change my weight until Friday's weigh in. I'm really hoping to be back in the 230's, but that might be asking too much
I bought a whole bunch of lean cuisines and I'm still planning to eat them daily and see how my weight loss goes. I really planned on replacing two meals with them, I even bought the breakfast sandwiches to try. I make the "healthy cookies" recipe from the skinnytaste website (it's under breakfast recipes). It's 3 ingredients and soooo super easy to make. I add 1/4 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips and a dash of vanilla to mine, but I've input the recipe into my fitness pal and it's only like 45 calories each cookie and very filling.
I was on the Atkins diet from July 2011 to October 2012 and I lost 73 pounds. October 15, 2012 started WW's and got down to 255. Gained 25 pounds through the holidays, but got back on track June 2013. Got off track through the holidays again and gained back 10+ pounds
I will continue my journey to the end, no matter how long that takes.