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Sunday, April 10, 2011

What a difference a day makes. Well, and stepping on the scale, which I really shouldn't have done until tomorrow. I am down several pounds (3) since starting last Monday! I had started to lose hope and then this weekend, well, it happened! Weekends are hard for me so this makes it all the better. I have faithfully logged my food and blogged every day and "moved myself" every day but one (no matter how little the exercise). Tomorrow is my official weigh in day where I log it. I am SO STOKED if this is working! It really hasn't been that hard, just a mindset. BIG mindset!

This morning I am going to make a fun breakfast from the recipe section. Haven't chosen the exact one yet. Then I am taking a bunch of recipes and making a grocery list and going to get fun stuff today. I think we are going to the coop (While Foods) because I need Tofu and Seitan. I have really been struggling getting all my protein in (I am meat free). I am learning though. Cottage Cheese has become a staple. LOL!

So off to play in the kitchen and then make my list. I hope to get in a hike with the dogs again today. It wears them out and makes me feel like such a good dog mommy. Have an awesome day folks. Thanks to all my Sparkies for all the support.
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  • LYNNE311
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    Just keep sparking!
    2510 days ago
    For protein I do eat meat, but if I'm feeling like having a meat free day then I supplement with cottage cheese (as you said), soy milk, yogurt, low fat cheese, eggs, lentils, beans, but really, it's super hard to get enough protein without meat because I don't eat TVP or seitan and I don't cook with tofu either. I read somewhere that eating unfermented soy products can lead to heart palpitations so at one time I only would eat miso as a soy product, but lately have had to avoid dairy so drink soy milk.
    Good luck with getting in all your protein and big congrats with your weight loss! BTW, in my first week on Spark I lost 2 lbs and my 2nd week I lost 3 lbs, so YES!! It works.
    Since the beginning I have lost an astonishing 94 lbs over 32 months. Sometimes it takes a while, sometimes we plateau, sometimes we take a step back due to illness, surgeries, death in the family, but mostly we can move forward towards a healthier life if we exercise and eat well.
    2510 days ago
  • SCOTTK3000
    thats great! I know what you mean, it's hard...but not that hard once you make it a mindset and a habit.

    I use Whey Protein powder to keep up with protein. I think they make it vegetarian. I mix it with almond milk, and sometimes make smoothies with 1 scoop protein, 1 cup almond milk, 1 banana, 1 or 2 tbl of ground flax and ice.

    enjoy the weekend!

    PS- that's a cool picture!
    2510 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/10/2011 11:01:55 AM
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