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Day 4... How do you feel about protein shake meal replacements??

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Well I missed a cpl days blogging but i'm not going to stress over it. The gym nights have been working out great for me!! I was not feeling to well last night but I still went, and that is a big step for me. Before, I would just look for reasons not to go.

On the other hand, my eating has not been good at all. I have to get on a regular schedule for eating, I have such a problem with late night snacking since I dont really eat for most part of the day. I found a protein shake that I am going to try (has 25g of protein in it) as a meal replacement for at least breakfast so I am getting something into me so I wont be so hungry at night.

If anyone has any advice or opinions on protein shakes/meal replacements please share your thoughts, it would be a wonderful help!!!


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MIRAGE727 7/26/2012 12:07PM

    IMHO, I love healthy smoothies with protein and hemp among other good additions but I do not like "replacements." It doesn't prepare you for maintaining when you have reached that goal weight. You can live a healthy lifestyle, enjoy food, your smoothies, and keep that portion control intact. I just feel that losing weight sensibly, slowly, and healthily was preparing me for the rest of my life. You're not alone because I had a time battling my late snacking but I started keying on fruits and good fuel. Get rid of all the snack junk and it just prepares you better. You're doing your gym work and that's great. Just remember to fuel clean to give you more energy, and oddly enough, feel better. Stay strong and be well...
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SPARKABELLA13 7/26/2012 9:24AM

    I don't have any experience with protein shakes, but a nutritionist recommended that I eat a Kashi Protein bar or a Clif bar prior to working out and that has really helped me. I found I actually had to increase the amount of food I was eating, including protein, because of my daily exercise. It helps to keep me satisfied and by the time I'm finished working out, I'm ready for a light meal! emoticon

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CCINDICANE2 7/26/2012 2:16AM

    I drink a protein shake with a banana for breakfast on the days I work. I am not a big breakfast fan, but by the time I get to work, I am hungry and can't really eat. But I can drink, so I drink a protein shake on those mornings. They hold me over for about 2 hours, as a meal should, and then I have a snack which lasts me another hour or so until it is lunch time. It works for me. I love it and totally recommend it.

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Time to start blogging!!!!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

I have come to the realization that I need to start blogging everyday to keep myself accountable. So I am going to start today.....

Today was a bad day as far as nutrition... I got up late, skipped breakfast, had a cookie for lunch, ate some dinner then after I came home from the gym i had another cookie!! I'm eating the cookie thinking to myself why am I eating this?? Well its because I didn't start my day off right, i barely ate anything during the day and my body was craving sweet.

I cant just look at the bad though, I have to acknowledge the good as well. I have gone to the gym two days in a row now. (I just got my membership) I pushed myself to work a little harder tonight and I did it!!! I didn't give up and I didn't leave!!! I am proud of myself for that.

Tomorrows goal:

To eat a good breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack!!

  
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LISAANN580 7/23/2012 4:04AM

    Thanks for all of the encouraging comments emoticon . I didnt expect anyone to read it but it feels great to have so much support!!!! Thanks again!! emoticon

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MIRAGE727 7/22/2012 2:36PM

    I've noted that I love it when people blog! You're off to a great start! I am a strong cheerleader for a healthy breakfast...especially when you are exercising and hitting cardio. Not eating enough AND the healthy stuff can counteract your nutrition. Focus on that, stay strong, and you will see good results! Stay strong!
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SPARKABELLA13 7/22/2012 11:06AM

    Blogging helps me stay focused--congrats to you for taking these steps forward--blogging, the gym, and making a decision to focus on nutrition. You're on your way!

When I joined a gym the second week of June, I told myself I must go 3-4 times per week and made that commitment to myself. Most weeks it's more like 5-6 times, but the one week where I made it 3 times, I didn't beat myself up. I've kept my promise to myself and it feels great. The more you exercise, the more your body will crave it because it makes you feel so great!

Keep on keeping on ... and remember, YOU have the power!

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CAVEPRINCESS65 7/22/2012 10:19AM

    emoticon on your first blog...keep sparking!
Start small towards a big finished. Be patience with yourself
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DEBBYFROMMT 7/22/2012 9:59AM

    Good for you joining a gym! Now you have to get your $$ worth out of it! As far as nutrition, at least you know where you went wrong! Own it and move on! Make better choices! Keep sparking!
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FINDINGJENJEN 7/22/2012 7:35AM

    Blogging is absolutely my accountability as well! For me, it's harder to blog when I've "blown it", but the honesty of just "speaking" the truth about it, and the support you receive is EXACTLY why SparkPeople is so awesome! Congrats on your gym streak! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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