Monday, July 18, 2011

A Lot Of Protein--Five Times A Day

I hope you all had a great weekend. I did! It was so nice to just be home. I'll share with all of you what we did with our weekend tomorrow. I've got something else to talk about today.
Scott has been wanting to lose a little weight and get back into shape. He has a much harder time working out than I do since he works so much. I could definitely stand to lose the 5 pounds I've slowly gained during the year of 2011 (so depressing). AND, I know I'm about to sound like a major hippie but I really try to listen to what my body is telling me it needs and wants and I think it's been wanting breakfast (which I never eat) and fruit (which I don't get enough of).
Needless to say, I decided my diet needed to be revamped so my body would feel better and have more energy....and lose those pesky 5 pounds. Scott likes to do the high protein, 5 meals a day diet so that's what we're doing. We started yesterday and of course Scott has already lost a pound. I've been getting up and making us a delicious and healthy breakfast. This is what I made this morning! A toasted English muffin with turkey, egg whites, and spinach and just a pinch of melted cheese for a little extra flavor. It was delish if I do say so myself. We had fruit on the side. A perfectly, well-balanced meal.
For lunch, I made tacos. I bought a rotisserie chicken from Walmart, wheat tortillas and decorated it with fresh onion, tomato, spinach and a tablespoon (or 3) of salsa. Because you can't eat a taco without salsa!! Our mid-morning snack was a protein bar with fresh fruit and our mid-afternoon snack will be turkey meat (for me) and leftover chicken tenderloins (for Scott). That's the only part about the 5 meal, high protein diet that I'm not a fan of--the mid afternoon snack. I love turkey but it almost gags me having to eat so much of it without being able to have a Wheat Thin or something crunchy to chew with it (no carbs after lunch). Dinner will be our usual--chicken or fish with vegetables.
So that's my life right now. The 5 meal, high protein diet really is the best way to eat I believe. I've done it off and on since I was 15 (it's the famed pageant diet) and it really does work so great. It's just a very slow weight loss. I think it will be easy to stick to and I can be pretty creative with meals when it comes to 'dieting.'
I went for a run around my neighborhood this morning and had a celebrity sighting. I certainly had no idea that Kelly, from Kelly's Korner lived in my neighborhood! There she was walking out of her house and pushing a stroller with her two little girls. I was like 'OMG KELLY!!!! I love your blog and read it every day.' I think I may have scared her. Anywho, fun fact.
After my 3.5 mile run I showered up, watched Regis & Kelly and The View then went to the gym for pilates/yoga. Today is definitely one of those days where I can tell my body loves me. Again, I realize I sound like a hippie.Whew! I'm worn out now. That was a long one. Holly and I probably need to take a nap now.

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