Monthly Archives: January 2014

Protein Shakes: Love or hate?

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For those of us who have undergone weight loss surgery, getting enough protein in is a lifelong struggle. Our stomachs are no longer large enough to get all of the protein we need via food, so a lot of people supplement their daily intake with protein shakes. 

I am always searching for new shake recipes as I get bored so quickly with the same things, here are 50 different smoothie and juice recipes. I pinned a ton of these! While they don’t have protein powder listed as an ingredient, you can always add a scoop or two of your favorite to the recipe. I plan on trying a couple of these this week. 

How is everyone doing with their eating plans? I did okay this week, I was traveling, so my eating was not as healthy as it should have been. I did manage to lose 1.5 pounds and am okay with that. I was just happy to not gain!

 

Traveling and Staying on Track

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How are ya’ll doing with your New Years Resolutions? I am traveling this week so have missed a couple of the January photo challenge on ShrinkingJeans.

Despite traveling, I have managed to do pretty well. I’m in Texas and have gone out to eat several times but feel like I still have made pretty good choices. The one exception being a yummy mexican food lunch that made me feel like I ate an entire side of beef!

Yesterday’s photo challenge was meal planning. This is what I brought for this week’s breakfast and snack options. Several baggies of protein powder, protein bars, my mini blender and some nectar drink powder.

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Today’s photo challenge is my breakfast, the usual protein shake!

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Have a good week everyone!

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I must say I am really enjoying the Shrinking Jeans challenge! Of course, its only day 2, I will probably be sick of it in another week or so, but for now its great to see other people going through the same struggles that I do.

Today’s photo challenge is goals, I have never been one to really set goals for myself, this year is going to be different. I hope that I see a difference by setting some goals and sticking to them.

2014 Goals:

  • Lose a total of 80 pounds by June 2014. My stepson is getting married and I want to look and feel great.
  • Train and be able to run a 5k. I’m already signed up for one in June.
  • Start and stick to an actual exercise program, I just joined Planet Fitness and I have a gym buddy, so that’s half of the battle.
  • Attend weekly bariatric bootcamp sessions, they start January 12th.
  • Increase my fluid intake, I struggle with this, I think I must have been chronically dehydrated prior to surgery, its even worse now.
  • Not weight loss related, but still a goal: participate in the 52 week money challenge that is making its way around Facebook. Check it out here,   I’ve already saved my dollar for the week!
  • Become more involved in charitable work in my community.
  • Be a better mom and wife.
  • Try to be more patient and bite my tongue more, especially at work. 
  • Travel somewhere new that I have never been.

What about you? What goals do you have so far?

Its Goal Time!