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The Ultimate List Of 40 High-Protein Foods!

In my Week 5 of Muscle Building Cycle–I’m still struggling in getting more protein in my diet–supposed to be eating 1 gram of protein per body weight–so that’s about 155 grams of protein–and I’m averaging around 120 grams (via MyFitnessPal)…so I found this list…Cheers to more protein–and to gaining muscles…#tmillerproject #muscleupgirl #dietdietdiet Pump up your protein intake, aisle by aisle, at the supermarket with Bodybuilding.com’s top 40 ultimate protein picks! Source: The Ultimate List Of 40 High-Protein Foods! – Bodybuilding.com

Week 19, 20, and 21 Update – Greetings from Alaska!

Greetings from Alaska! I’ve been behind on my weekly updates due to my work travel schedule and now I’m on vacation with my family for two weeks.  I’ve ranged from 156.0 to 157.2 in the last two weeks.  Here in Ketchikan, Alaska (small town with population 8,600), there is no gym, no scale, no fitness buddies, and no nutritionist here.  So, all my tools are in my head. Everything is all me!   I still want to continue healthy diet and a lifestyle despite being away from my normal routine–which is a challenge–especially when you are surrounded by fellow foodies!   So, in this time of being away, I will allow myself to splurge a little bit, but I will not allow myself to completely lose what I have worked for in these last several months.  Now is the time to not be so crazy strict on reaching a numeric goal, but to embrace the present and live life! Healthy things I need to remember: while I’m on a two week vacation: Spiritual – Nature is absolutely gorgeous here!  …

Week 17 Weigh In & #10bloodystones

Week 17—157.0.  1 Dress Size Down. Last Week was 158.4.  Total = 17 pounds since February 2015, It seems I am stuck on 157.  Every day this week, I ate broccolini–so that could have helped me get down this week.  I did enjoy myself some yummy beef enchiladas and a crisp, cool Corona Light Friday night. This week, my biggest takeaways was that 1) I’m noticing that I’m surrounding myself with people who are very positive and who are either living a healthy lifestyle or seeking a healthier lifestyle 2) my time is becoming more precious and I don’t have time to BS anymore and 3) I’m wanting to be more by myself.  Since I used to be a heavily social eater, I noticed that I don’t initiate like I used to.  I’d rather cook and eat at home!  Which takes me to 4) I enjoy eating and cooking at home more than ever!  When I went to lunch with an old neighbor of mine, we were so looking forward to see each other, and even …

Week 16 Weigh In Update – Make the Change!

158.4–I’m up for 1 pound this week!  Friday had two meals of a little splurging—chips, a slice of pepperoni pizza, 4 mozzerella sticks, and a chocolate chip cookie! !  No splurges on Saturday or Sunday.  Back to eating more at home.  Now to tighten it up so that Week 17 will be the best week ever! Several people who haven’t seen me in a while noticed my weight loss this weekend–so that feels good!  A friend at church asked about my weight loss, “So, what are you doing—and is it hard?” I responded with a big sigh, “YES!–It’s hard!” I also asked that person, “Are you willing to change?” It’s hard to change old habits–for this food addict–it’s a fight every day to make right decisions, but it’s only for the best–and you feel so much better about yourself when you do make the right decisions and stick to them.  Today, my husband was devouring into his leftover slices of pepperoni pizza, and the smell was so intoxicating!  I wanted one soooo bad!  I stuck to my guns!  Can’t have that shit…. Hope I …

Fab Five Friday Food Share

For this Fab Five Friday’s Food Share, here are 5 tips that helped me and hopefully they can help you too! 1) Do a Drive-By Instead of a Drive-Thru – I get it!–You are craving Wendy’s Biggie French Fries or that Chic-Fil-A Sandwich or maybe it’s that Taco Bell fix that sounds soooo good but leaves you feeling gross afterwards or the #2 Whataburger combo meal.  Fast food is almost at every corner in Houston it seems like!  I used to crave a Beef Meximelt, Nachos Supreme, and Beef Crunchy taco for my SNACK.  These spontaneous food moments feel so good at the moment and seems like a great idea–but then the regret always settles in and you kinda feel gross–kinda like a one night stand!  Well–from what I’ve heard 😉 but you get the drift.  And ummm, that Taco Bell trifecta added up to like 1,180 calories!  (calculated via MyFitnessPal)  So–just keep on driving and do not run for the border! You don’t need those extra fast food calories on you! 2) No More Juicin’– I used to drink apple …

Week 15 Weigh In and Friday Food Share Tips

To my surprise, I weighed in at 157.4 today!  In total, I’ve lost 17 pounds since February 24th of this year!  What a physical and emotional journey this has been.  I can proudly share that I’m down one dress size, and that my old pants and jeans are too baggy now–to the point where it looks bad, and I see shopping in my future!  I would have never thought I would be down in weight and down a dress size too if you asked me this at the beginning of the year!  It could have been a possibility–I would like to lose weight, it may happen, etc. etc. So I must keep going.  Each week gets healthier and healthier, and there’s always something I need to improve.  I have not had ANY sweets this week!  Not a lick, not a bite, not a nibble!  No fried either!!!  No fried Fridays for this girl! So–here are some of my DIET TIPS for you on this FRIDAY FOOD SHARE.  These changes have  worked for me in these last …

The Little Things Will Kill You

Mentally, I’m a little down today—weighed in at 162.0 this morning.  On Friday, I was at 159.2.  (Deep breath).  How could my weekend show a drastic change in weight?  I’m fortunate to have unloaded on my nutritionist today.  My body is retaining water because of the excess salt I had over the weekend.  Starting with Friday—there is what I did wrong this weekend, and that this should be a lesson for me. Friday afternoon–While seeing Bradley Cooper’s new movie, “Aloha,” I indulged in movie popcorn (yes with a couple dabs of butter).  I ordered a small bag, but ate about 1/4 of the bag.  Oh yeah, and I had a coke.  It’s been forever since I had that combo. Friday night – Went to a social gathering, and I was SUPPOSED to eat before, but didn’t get a chance, so at the party, I had all these appetizer foods thrown at me–crackers and pimento dip, elk sausage, and rice krispy treats.  The main dish was the sausage and chicken gumbo-=-which I should have just had …