Hi everyone! Well here I am going on a month (this coming tuesday will be 4 weeks). I found a protein shake I adore which is muscle milk in vanilla flavor and I mix it with vanilla soy milk (low sugar) and I find this combo to be absolutely YUMMY! I blend it up in my Magic Bullet sometimes throwing in a couple ice cubes and I'm in heaven. I've also been living off of beans cheese, cottage cheese, plain fat free yogurt with Torinis sugar free vanilla syrup
. I also found Egg Starts @ costco that are just egg whites that come in a case of 8 lil pourable cartons I can make yummy scrambled eggs w cheese and they are half the calories and lil or no fat or cholesterol (don't have the nutrition label handy so I can't be exact) I do knw only 30 cals compared to 70 of a reg egg and still 6 grams of protein. I also enjoy whole grain cream of wheat 7 grams of protein. The hard part has been takin the horse pill of a gallstone preventor...I have to crush it stil..any suggestions on what to mix it with? Its yuck and bitter even mixin it w/ the protein shake isn't enough to camo it...also, my brain wants real food sometimes but not really. Pouchie can't handle it. I get full very fast..this whole journey has really been about relearning what once came so natural..eating slowly..not drinking with my meals...chew chew chew...I no longer find pleasure from eatin like I used to...its morw because I have to..I imagine this will change with time and I knw i need to take advantage of this time to relearn, reevaluate, and change my old relationship with food and I'm looking forward to that. I'm thankful for this tool. I think I finally have the upper hand and food no longer controls me. The tables have finally turned haha!!
Ok well I'm down exactly 21 pounds as of this morning. This past week I got the first of several "you've lost weight! I can tell in your face" lol! Lovely...my face!?! Hahaha I'm lookin forward to when they can notice it in my belly and rear! Lol! I'm noticing all my clothes are fitting looser some are downright baggy and so that's a plus. All n all so far s good. Workin on gettin all the water in yikes! Oh forgot to add, I had been walkin daily since day one and this past week started back @ the gym doing 45 mins on the treadmill and ellipticle combined. No weights yet til I get cleared from Dr. Eventually I will buid up on the amt of time but I'm feelin great so far
RnY Dec. 22, 2009 mermaid emerging from the sea and ready to dance on dry land
Wife, mom, and friend to many but I can't be good to others if I'm not good to myself.