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May Health Challenge (2019)

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Moll Flanders

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I want to exercise on my trampoline and with my dumbbells at least 5 days a week.

I haven't lost more weight with WW so I'm not doing it anymore, I'm not sure if it is do with my thyroid, or what.

I'm doing a different meal plan that is supposed to kick start your metabolism. You carb load some days of the week and protein load other days.

I actually find it easier than WW and I know I am getting the right nutrition. With WW it's easy to eat junk food and then load up on veggies which probably isn't the healthiest way of eating.:D
 
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Moll Flanders

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I just thought that the protein loading starts tomorrow but my shopping doesn't arrive until 12 and I am supposed to protein load in the morning.o_O

I have to have plant protein with healthy fat added. I was planning on making tofu scramble with black beans, avocado and salsa most mornings as I really like that, but I don't have any tofu or black beans in the house.

I suppose I could have roasted chickpeas and then houmous as the healthy fat with carrot sticks.:confused: It doesn't seem like the type of thing to have for breakfast, though.

A chickpea scramble with avocado, maybe...
 

shyvas

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I just thought that the protein loading starts tomorrow but my shopping doesn't arrive until 12 and I am supposed to protein load in the morning.o_O

I have to have plant protein with healthy fat added. I was planning on making tofu scramble with black beans, avocado and salsa most mornings as I really like that, but I don't have any tofu or black beans in the house.

I suppose I could have roasted chickpeas and then houmous as the healthy fat with carrot sticks.:confused: It doesn't seem like the type of thing to have for breakfast, though.

A chickpea scramble with avocado, maybe...
That sounds good due to the protein and fat content. I also like high protein savoury food for breakfast.
 

Poppy

Ankle Biter
These last few pounds are so darn stubborn! I'm going for a "dry" May - no alcohol for the month - in hopes to kick-start this last push. And daily yoga and walking.

I did not do my yoga this morning. I'm a morning yoga person and the roofers get here pretty early and I don't want them to see me. But I realize that I'm just going to have to shut my blinds and do what I need to do. So there. :mad:
 

KLS52

“SnarkMaster”
I’m in, too. Did my walk this morning. :)
Not concentrating on weight, just want to keep moving. I’m about 6 pounds more than I’d like but not overweight so maintaining is ok for me, for now.
 

Poppy

Ankle Biter
It’s 10:15 a.m. and I have have 8500 steps already.
:D
I'm at 9640. Obviously I took my walk, which gets me somewhere between 7500 and 8500 depending on which route I take. Now lets see if I get any more today, as the heat is coming. :rolleyes:
 

Amy SF

Dweller in nature
When my sister gave me a Fitbit two Decembers ago as a Hanukkah gift to encourage me to move more, she told me that the ideal step goal was 10,000 steps a day. I said there’s no way I can do that on a regular basis, and I set my daily step goal at 5,000. Well, I’ve gradually been increasing the number, and now I’m up to 8,000! I’m not yet at the I-can-easily-reach-10,000-steps point, and in fact, 8,000 is still a bit of a challenge on some days, especially when I’m not feeling well. But I’ll get there. I never thought I’d get this far, but I did!
 

KLS52

“SnarkMaster”
I'm at 9640. Obviously I took my walk, which gets me somewhere between 7500 and 8500 depending on which route I take. Now lets see if I get any more today, as the heat is coming. :rolleyes:
Yes, If I didn’t do my walk at 6:15 this morning I would not have made it. I had extra steps because I had a pick up from the veterans, so I also did a whole lot of running up and down the attic/basement stairs before work.
 

silva

Addicted Poster
Location
Ohio, U.S.A
I may have found a real inspiration in eating better. I got a "Perfectly Imperfect" box of randomly selected produce! $18 +$5 shipping for $15 pounds
2 huge sweet potatoes
2 nice tomatoes, a large cucumber, an onion, a big bag of mini sweet peppers, a green pepper, a bag of celery, a bag of 3 bunches of Romaine lettuce
When I'm at the store I never know what to buy, I look at sales, hem and haw, come home and wish I had bought something! This way I'm kinda forced to eat it because I know it won't go to waste. I'm thinking if I subscribe every two weeks I can add in other things like greens if I need them
Funny thing though--it was all good looking produce!
 

Chryssie

Internet Junkie
Location
Central Florida
What I have found works for grocery shopping is to find a recipe or two and buy the ingredients for those. Of course if you need any staples, you get those as well. I do try to stock up every now and then when I can afford it.
 
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Moll Flanders

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I have worked out 3 times this week so far. I am really enjoying this new way of eating. You have to add protein to every meal and doesn't feel like I am "dieting" as I don't feel hungry or deprived. I will have to see if it shows up on the scale next week.

I know I have lost two inches this week as I measured myself this morning. I think that is down to the exercise, though.
 

silva

Addicted Poster
Location
Ohio, U.S.A
What I have found works for grocery shopping is to find a recipe or two and buy the ingredients for those. Of course if you need any staples, you get those as well. I do try to stock up every now and then when I can afford it.
That's what I should do, but struggle. My mother never cooked and it was like rummaging through the fridge to see what I could come up with. I have gotten better with prepping on weekends
The copymethat app helps me a lot,
 

Chryssie

Internet Junkie
Location
Central Florida
My mother was a good cook and I learned to cook at an early age. However, I really got out of the habit of cooking meals when Jeremy took over that job in 2008 when we went vegan. Now I don't really like cooking anymore! I have hundreds of recipes so I am trying to learn to cook again! I have been making soups and have 3 containers of different soups in the freezer because the recipes make so much! It is really hard cooking for one person!
 

PTree15

Beach bum
Location
Connecticut
My mom is an excellent cook and baker. I'm lucky that I inherited some of her cooking genes. I love cooking/baking. @Chryssie I totally understand trying to cook for one, especially with soups. I try to find recipes that don't use massive amounts of water and broth. It's more manageable that way. I really could use a separate freezer in my basement. I love being able to eat out of the freezer.
 
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