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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

I slipped up last night emoticon I didn't have dinner planned out like I should have, so when I picked my husband up from work it was like a flashback: "What do you want for dinner?.... I dunno, what do you want for dinner?" We got home and all I wanted was hot wings from a local diner. And that's what I got. My husband kept saying "This can be our cheat meal." It didn't occur to me until after I ate all 15 of those wings (with blue cheese dressing mmmmm) that it wasn't right to have a cheat meal after only a few days on a diet.

So I woke up this morning and I'm feeling extra down on myself. I had an e-mail waiting for me though from a fellow Spark member, asking me if I wanted an accountability partner. She asked at the perfect time!!! Of course I said yes, so now I have someone there for me to tell me not to eat certain things. So excited!

Now, I have a couple questions....
I read online that having protein first thing in the morning is great because if fuels the body and it's great to have in the AM because it takes longer for your body to digest. Is this true? If so, what is the best protein shake or something to have in the morning? Does SlimFast count as a good shake to have?

Also, I measured myself all over (inches) so this way I can count inches lost as well as pounds. I've learned that sometimes even if you don't lose weight, you can lose inches because fat is turning into muscle. I measured myself on the 11th... when would be a good time to measure myself again? Should I do it in a month? Or wait until my April 1st weigh in and then measure myself every month from there on out? I just don't think I should measure myself on March 1st, because it's only two weeks away. I don't want to measure myself in two weeks when I may only have lost a couple inches all around and then get down about myself. What should I do?
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    Thank you guys for your encouragement and your input. As for the measurements, I think I'm going to wait until April 1st to measure next, and then do it once a month from there on out. I just think that if I were to do it so soon, on March 1st, I might get discouraged from such a small number.
    As for SlimFast, I think I'm going to say no to that and make my own shakes. I dug out the blender and I'm going to the nutrition store and buying protein mix. Then I can add fruit to it which excites me.
    1650 days ago
    I measure measurements like inches once a month. Yes that means many months I don't see change, but over time, you will. But it is up to you how often and when you want to start measuring.

    Protein is good to help keep one feeling a bit fuller as is fiber. So getting some in at breakfast sounds good. I have no idea on the slimfast.
    1651 days ago
    Slim fast is designed as meal replacement but, it might be more nutrient dense if you look into blending up your own with fresh ingredients.

    It sounds like you're off to a good start. There will be bumps and cheats along the way but, you'll make it. emoticon
    1651 days ago
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