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Trying Something New

Sunday, March 13, 2011

I have not been logging my food at all lately. Stupid me.

But I'm curious about something. My hubs and I decided to go pescetarian for Lent. That's lacto-ovo vegetarian plus seafood. No beef, pork, chicken, or (sadly) lamb. Oh yeah, or turkey. You get the idea.

On my regular diet, I am not good at getting enough protein. Never have been. Since Lent started last week, I'm now on my new diet until Easter, I wonder how I'll do. So I've told myself that I will seriously track myself for a week and see how I do on protein. This is also good since the hubs needs much more protein (& everything else) than I do. Want to make sure we are both getting enough. Having the seafood option will help with that.

I also didn't realize I hadn't blogged at all on here since December. Guess it's update time. I am only losing weight very slowly. I'm also a little behind on my running right now as I train to walk a marathon. I've been very focused on walking. So once I accomplish that on March 27, I will kick the running into high gear. I have to decide on what I'm training for next.

This fall will be the next Transmountain Challenge here in EP. I did the 5k last year. This year I will do either the full run or the bike. The run is half marathon and the bike is full marathon. So I have to figure out which one I want to do.

That's all for now!
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  • CHAR362
    ZEWOMAN89 - We have already been experimenting with tofu some. We will be eating more beans as well. For dinner tonight, I'm taking a pasta dish that usually uses kielbasa or polish sausage and using kidney beans instead!

    3434 days ago
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    Try adding tofu into your diet. You don't want to eat it plain, but put it in where you'd normally eat meat--tofu lasagna, tofu tacos or burritos, tofu stir fry, etc.

    It has 7 grams of protein per 3 ounce serving, 3.5 grams of fat, and 70 calories.


    Good luck!!
    3434 days ago
  • BIGTOSS03
    First off good for you in trying something different. I am at an end at times getting my family to try new recipes and break away from the old stuff. Please let us know how you feel afterwards because I personally have never heard of pescetarian until you explained it. Your Trans-Mountain Challenge sounds really good. I have been working out in the gym but I am considering running a few more 5K runs and getting outside now that the weather is getting better. Good luck on either the full run or the biking!
    3435 days ago
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