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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. emoticon
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    I have pre packaged meals too, I try and stay away but they work when I don't have a lot of time! I don't know if you can get them but I have these healthy choice steamers that don't gave any preservatives, so if you see them you should give them a try. I need more protien too, I'm going to look into shakes for breakfast or maybe snacks. Awesome job staying on your calories and with you walking! Woo-hoo!
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    you are doing great job, keep up the good work.
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    You are doing awesome. I am the same way. I eat the foods that I am making already. I tried to add a fresh fruit to dinner every night and choose fresh fruits and veggies when available. I also love salads. I find that the hardest part for me is cutting up all the stuff and keeping it fresh. I think if i had some one to cut up all the salad stuff for me I would live off of salads!!!I like Lean pockets too but actually haven't had one in a really long time-well before SP even.
    I am happy that both of seem to be going through a mindset change and I feel like that may be the key for both of us to achieve ours goals this time!!!
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