Good morning menu friends! Quick post for accountability here so feel free to add a QOTD. Accountability was spot on yesterday food and stepwise even though I wanted to eat all the food. I knit 11/2 baby sweaters if that tells you anything! Weight today is 122.4. Lily and I will do 3walks today and here's the food plan B2/3c earnest eats hot cereal L 4 oz chicken salad D 4 oz smoked sausage S if needed hummus and 4 pretzels. Have a great day full of healthy choices everyone!
Morning everyone! It's gong to be a gorgeous day here in Boston--sunny with temps in the mid-80 and low humidity... I want to spend all of it outdoors! I don't have an actual plan yet, but I am thinking about a nice long walk at the Blue Hills reservation and some time at the driving range, maybe? Leads me to throw out the QOTD: What is your perfect summer day? Mine is a day at the ocean, which will be tomorrow :)
quick one for me.
QOTD: I would say paddle boarding and a nap? though if it is hot, an indoor nap with AC.
weight is slowly making its way back down and I am very impatient....
food plan for today
shredded pork and green beans
not sure on dinner since I'm back in chatt
some of you know that I've been making some of my protein shakes into "ice cream" to make them more appealing. I've been working on improving the texture - like adding some fat (a little avocado, mixing in some 2% milk rather than using all unsweetened cashew milk, and/or using some Quest coconut oil powder). I started adding a little guar gum a couple of weeks ago, which also helps. Yesterday I couldn't find my guar gum (my fridge is way overdue for a cleaning!!), so I threw in some xantham gum instead. Oy oy oy. Cramps started almost immediately and lasted several hours. I was miserable. I read that "most people" don't get reactions if they ingest less than 20 grams, but I had way less than that. I added about a teaspoon (5 grams) to the whole batch, which was around four servings. I guess I am one of those unlucky few. Too bad because it worked really well - or at least as far as the texture goes!! I guess DH will be eating the rest of it - unless I can just manage to eat 1/4 C or less at a sitting (although I'm a bit hesitant to eat even that much!). The positive was that I only ended up eating 1300 kcal yesterday - no way was I going to eat anything after that!! And today I plan to go really easy and lightly on the food. A friend wanted to meet me for lunch, but luckily she suggested the student union at the university (the original union (we have two unions) is right on a lake - so people sit outside on the terrace). I'll just get something to drink since it'll be easy to do that there (as opposed to a restaurant).
QOTD: 70s or low 80s with low humidity. I love having the windows open in the house - and being near water.
4 years 1 month out:
B: I usually have protein pancakes (with plain yogurt and fruit or fruit sauce), but I'm thinking just yogurt this morning. I don't want to upset my G/I tract again...
MS: protein shake
L: cottage cheese
AS: if needed, light yogurt
D: I'm going to make turkey taco meat because I *have* to do something with the ground turkey in my fridge, but not sure if I'll have this or something gentler. I hate to eat yogurt or cottage cheese yet again, but I might...
ex: maybe a walk. Or a yoga class.
have a great day, everyone!
I think I have xantham gum issues also- and actually almond milk issues- they put this thickener in it that makes me have very bad gas.
try like 3 days or so without almond or coconut milk and see if it helps- it was process of elimination for me.