Monday, May 03, 2010
My fifth streak is "Get your dairy servings! 2 servings 1 time per day." I have 164 days starting 11/21/2009. I came to SparkPeople from Weight Watchers(WW) where I had been tracking 3 servings of dairy every day, which is required for those of us over age 50. On WW maintenance I often had 4 servings, but found on SparkPeople that it frequently put me over the recommended calcium amount. I now usually go over only on days I have tofu. With a history of kidney stones, I don't need excess calcium, but I still need enough .
When I get my team digest for At Goal and Maintaining, there I am with the longest streak. That tickled me the first time I saw it. But I think it is time to let someone else experience it. I do think drinking the milk, or making sure I get other dairy, is a good nutritional strategy. I don't think it necessarily makes me feel more satisfied or is essential for my weight maintenance, but I intend to keep it up. Milk has protein, vitamins, and minerals. I like fresh skim milk, nonfat powdered milk, low free string cheese, and fat free cottage cheese. Sometimes I have fat free sliced cheese - if I'm not high on sodium that day - or really splurge on a sugar free hot chocolate.
I'll continue to get my calcium for sure, but I'm going to stop tracking this one as a streak. It is significant, but it has become automatic for me. -Marsha