For The Love Of PROTEIN!
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
When I first started this (you know, for the 50th time or so;)) in the beginning of May, I was not going to be getting all crazy and making these radical changes. In the past I was "go extreme or go home", it had to be something super strict, or a program or something. I was determined not to let that get the best of me, so when I started it was JUST counting calories. Stay in your calorie range and don't worry about anything else.
Then I added in the walking, then the beginning of this month it was crazy... I actually like walking. WTF? Me?! Amazing. I like to track how far I go, how long it takes me, and I've added some fun Wii fitness games to my routine as well.
This is the part where you won't be amused with me, I eat a lot of prepackaged foods. I am the queen of Lean Pockets and Lean Cuisines, and don't intend to give them up altogether, but I have been relying on them far too much. I am very fickle about preparing food for the week, sometimes I can do it, sometimes I can't. But I just haven't bothered, especially after coming back from Vegas.
The last 2 days I have been in calorie range just fine but feeling so hungry. When I looked I realized I am not even hitting my minimum protein. That is when the light bulb went off, "This is why you are so hungry doofus, you aren't getting your protein!" Today I brought some sliced turkey breast, and string cheese and I am already feeling so much better and fuller. My first day off is Wednesday, and after I deal with my stupid cracked windshield I got on the way to work I will be heading to the store.
It's crazy to think, I actually WANT to eat more veggies, I want to eat more protein, I want to start eating salad again. Salad helps fill me up so much and I do actually like it... I can't believe I'm actually looking forward to getting in some more healthy stuff. I still love me some lean pockets every now and again, but veggies and other things need to move to center stage. I'm just now starting to think this really might stick this time. By now I have typically thrown in the towel... so we shall see ha ha.