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Friday, April 06, 2018

I made a change to my way of eating in early October 2017. I was skeptical but I had read an article in a magazine about a woman who had lost 100+ pounds by using protein shakes. I had some protein powder on hand and thought I would give It a go. I really liked the taste of the powder and it really filled me up. The article included a menu plan and I have been following it about 95% of the time. We travel a lot on the weekends and I take as many snacks as I can along with us. The menu plan is a protein smoothie for breakfast, 100 calorie snack, protein shake for lunch, 100 calorie snack and a sensible dinner. I eat around 1,200 calories a day. When I started out on this WOE, I didn't think I would stay on this plan for long. Lose a bit and then transition to healthy meals again. But the ease of the smoothies/shakes and snacks and the meals are addictive! I don't have to spend a lot of time planning for 3 meals a day and I love that.

About a month ago, I started reading about the Keto diet. I have incorporated those meals into our diet and rarely get over 20 carbs a day. I think this is helping us lose the weight. Even my 7 year old is in LOVE with "taco" salad. It's a lettuce salad with hamburger, cheese, ranch and a few tortilla chips broken up on top. He thinks it's "DELICIOUS"!

Just thought I would share this in case someone was interested in how I am losing.

I am down 46 pounds in 5 months and the first of March started doing Walk Away the Pounds 5 days a week.

It's working for me!!

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  • GIRANIMAL
    Waaaaaait. So sorry, but my takeaway here is that your son is already 7?!?! What the ... WHAT?!

    OK, beyond that, WOW! emoticon

    I am envious of people who can do the protein shake as a meal. It's like I never ate! But it would be a great way to add nutrition, maybe for my kiddos too...and the loud blender could help wake up my son in the morning! emoticon
    788 days ago
  • OHANAMAMA
    Just stopped by to say hello and read your blog... Congrats on the loss! I read a lot about keto about a year and a half ago, but didn't get into it seriously. Lately I've been frustrated with my lack of losing and decided to read more... I started it "offically" last tuesday, may 1st. I wish I could get my family all on board, but they are all adults and set in their ways. :) Hubby is considering it, at least. I'm doing it not just for weight loss, but for the plethora of health benefits I've read about!

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    902 days ago
  • TRIPLE_EMME
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    I'm so happy that you found something that works for you!
    927 days ago
  • DOVESEYES
    Love keto, so glad you have found your 'go to' for losing :)
    931 days ago
  • FFWONDERWOMAN
    That's great! WTG!
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    931 days ago
  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    Good job!
    931 days ago
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