What a short work week for me! Since I took off Sunday and Monday, that means I am done with the week already. Yay! It is also a rest day for me – one of those really difficult things to do. To help my sore muscles out, I made a protein-rich brekkie that looks different than my usual! In the bullet blender, I put:
1 egg, 1/2 cup of egg whites, 1/2 scoop (15 g) of unflavored/unsweetened whey protein isolate, a dash of stevia, 1 tbsp oats, 1 tsp cinnamon and blended up.
Poured over a preheated pan sprayed with nonstick coating.
This set up pretty quickly and when I was able to get a large spatula under it, I flipped it over.
Even without having coffee, I was successful – yay! I wonder if I would have shown a photo if I didn’t make it…..
I made some of my blueberry sauce to put in the center after I folded it onto my plate and then used the rest on top. 1 tbsp of vanilla yogurt just for fun.
Quite good, I don’t think I would even bother with the oats next time. It had a firmer texture, much like a fritatta has. It was kind of like a big thick crepe. The best part was where the blueberry sauce had soaked in.
This baby packed in 32 grams of protein and about 270 calories! When I told John, he said I should just eat a steak next time….
Worked fast and furious today. I decided to make a tasting plate of finger food so I could work through lunch (bad girl…).
This was really light and refreshing!
I had someone pose a question to me about Nutrisystem. Really long time readers may remember that I did Nutrisystem a couple of years ago for about 6 months or so (not even sure I had readers back then). It was after my big plateau (and regain) and I was kind of bouncing around from trying different things. I knew WW just wasn’t working for me anymore (core or flex), and eDiets GI program was neat, but I was just so tired. So tired of thinking about food. So tired of having to plan everything and have the weight stay the same. I was almost paralyzed with too much nutritional information. So, I decided to do Nutrisystem. I just wanted to go for a period of time where I didn’t have to think about anything. I just ate what I was told when I was told to and could get my brain out of its funk. And you know what? It worked. I did NS for about 6 months or so. I did change it a little bit, as I ate a little more fat and and protein than I was ‘supposed’ to. I also was not working out to the extent I do now, so it was okay.
A lot of people knock meal delivery programs without actually understanding what they are all about or how to use them properly. Some people think the foods are full of chemicals because they are shelf stable. They actually are not. It’s the vacuum sealing process that keeps them shelf stable. The food is processed, though – and I did not care for anything with a sauce on it (so I didn’t order it). I really began to enjoy the guidelines that NS set of how to make a balanced meal and snack, with protein in everything. It kept me pretty satisfied, so that is something I stick to now. Some of the food was good, some really tasted bad to me, and some was kind of middling. I don’t really think I would enjoy any of that food now because my tastes have changed so much, but if you eat a lot of Lean Cuisines and Smart Ones, you would probably do just fine. I kind of ‘weaned’ myself off the program by alternating days of my own food with NS food until I stopped all together as I decided I was in an okay place again.
I thought of NS as a tool, and it was a tool that I needed to use at that point. Just like any number of tools out there, like food trackers, pedometers, GoWear fit, bodybugg, protein bars, the scale, clothing. Whatever. It is something that helps you on the weight loss path. It doesn’t do it for you. Some people expect it to magically cure everything. It doesn’t. You still need to learn how to cope in real life without the food. Again, the reason why so many people fail is that they assume once you go off the food, you can go back to the way you ate before. So, that is my experience and take on it.
John made up lattes today:
And I busted out the rest of my lines to be done for the weekend! Work on my new computer is great, especially when my company’s end is working 😀
Dinner time was something new – turnips! I got some at the farmer’s market last weekend. I need to do a whole GVE post on them. I roasted them up in the toaster oven for about 20 minutes on 400.
Served along side some chicken with laughing cow and caramelized onions. Sometimes meals at home are just better than what you can get out, you know? Unless you pay an arm and a leg.
Tonight is a little weeding if it stops raining, then movie time with my hubby 😀
Granola bar. Yum.