Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Slowly but surely................

I've lost 7pounds. A few weeks ago I decided that I was tired of the way we were eating and that I need to start paying better attention to my health. I've tried to cut as much FAT from my diet-not that I ate alot of fatty things in the first place,but we could all benefit from healthier eating. I added KRILL OIL to my daily supplements. I used to take fish oil,but I got to where I just couldn't stomach it anymore and found KRILL OIL--haven't had any digestion problems. I can't wait for my next set of blood tests to see if it's knocking down my cholesterol numbers. To jumpstart my metabolism and hopefully get things moving along,I started drinking a protein shake--Jillian Michael's Whey Pure Protein shake. I add in a little chocolate soy meal replacement powder and a squirt of an omega/flaxseed blend and will have it as a snack or instead of a whole meal. It's delicious--except the vanilla whey,I'm not too keen on it! If I'm using it as a meal replacement,I'll add in a banana. It's really filling and I'm not starving 20 minutes later. I've also been eating ALOT of salads. My fave is romaine lettuce,poached chicken,sunflower seeds,chopped apple, and raspberry/pomegranate dressing. I usually DON'T like the vinegar/oil based dressings,but I am addicted to this one--especially the MARZETTI brand. DELISH!!! And I don't have to use nearly as much as other dressings to cover the entire salad. I feel different. And my blood sugar numbers are coming down.I really need to up my water intake again-I was doing great with it for a while but have slacked off-not really drinking alot of anything else,but not getting all the water I'm supposed to get each day.I need to dust off the old exercise bike and get busy! It's way too hot for me to be outside at the moment. I am so ready for cooler temps--I'm going to make the hubby and kiddo join me and TinkerBelle in morning and afternoon walks when the weather changes.

The 17 Day Diet also has me excited. I love this book. Although it's written by a doctor,it's easy to understand. It's filled with great meal plans and great recipes. THANKS,KRISTA and SUSAN for mentioning this book! It's a good one!!


Jillian Michaels Pure Protein

Naturade Total Soy Meal Replacement


Krista said...

Let me know how you like the 17 Day Diet. Marty is kicking ass on it... I have just started over (long story) but so far I like it. The chicken vegetable soup in the book is AWESOME, by the way!