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When at first you don’t succeed…

… Try a different recipe.

So I tried the chocolate shake recipe I got from a friend and took it to work.  Let me tell ya, that takes a required taste.

I wanted to give it an honest try.  And tried very hard to drink this new contraption.  Needless to say, when getting home, I ended up dumping it down the sink.

On the up side, I happen to be on a call with my friend again and told her that I really REALLY tried, LOL.

So two things I learned… USE A BLENDER!!!!

One – this will break down the protein powder better and mix things in a more drinkable state.

And two – I only need 1 scoop, not 2 of the powder.

Live and learn, LOL.

However, while on the phone, she helped me with a new recipe to try.  Strawberry.

It took a bit of time though to find the blender, but once found, I started adding in the ingredients she told me.  Fresh frozen strawberries from our garden.  I’m not a big lover of strawberries, especially as is.  But as a jelly (sometimes a jam) I don’t mind.  So this was new territory for me.  I’m usually a chocolate person.

So with anticipation, my friend waited to hear if it’s a success.  And it was.  I love this one.  However, I will give the chocolate one another go again, but fix what I done from the first attempt.

Tomorrow, I’ll time it right so it’ll be my breakfast, have a small lunch packed to take with me (mainly because I’m still at work during lunch) and whatever meal we have for supper.

I’m still 155lbs, but that’s fully clothed as well.  And still no Pepsi.  YAY!!

Do I still have junk food?  Depends on what you classify on junk food.  I bought those crispy minis last week and still have them.  I got Doritos on Friday, and still have those.  It’s all portioned out to what I eat on a daily basis.

If I have the minis one day, I’ll have the chips the next.  Or not at all.

If I feel hungry (which I know I’m not), I’ll grab a glass of water.

Water is the biggest thing I’ve had to drink more of during the day.  And I feel better for it.

Now I shall go and enjoy the rest of this smoothie.

Thank you for popping by, and I hope I have inspired someone to make a change.  Just like my friend has inspired me to change my eating habits, and I feel all the better for it.

Until next time.

K ❤

Updates

Making Changes

Last month, I decided that I needed to change a few things.  Mainly the things I eat.  And it really hit me when I stepped on the scales to see a number staring back at me.  It was something that caught me off-guard.

I knew I had weight on, but I never dreamt that it would be THAT much.

162 POUNDS!!!!

That’s when I knew, things had to change.

So right away, I stopped drinking Pepsi.  That was the biggest culprit.  When hubby would mix himself a drink, I’d take what was left in the can and drink it.  Of course, I’d have 1 or 2 besides that throughout the day – every day – for weeks.

I done this for a week, using my U-Count bracelet I got from 21 Day Bracelet, to help me be stay focused on just that task.  Then I cut out junk food.  I gave my last bit of chocolate with almonds to my niece, and started drinking water when I felt both hungry & thirsty.

I also have a journal to write in what I’ve eaten or drank, day by day.  It’s my main way to keep me accountable of what I’ve had that day so I don’t go back to the bad habits.

I’ve also contacted a good friend of mine, Mylène, to let her know what I’ve been up to and how I’m determined on loosing some weight. I was even messaging her while I was out getting some things to replace what I’ve stopped having.

So while I was looking around, she called me instead of messaging.  Which makes sense, it takes to long to type (especially for me, lol).  She’s been my go-to friend when I needed a pep talk.  🙂

So now I can tell you that sugar is one of the worse things out there to eat.  Especially if you consume a lot of it.

As of yesterday, I weighed myself on a whim and I loved the new number looking back at me.

155!!!!

So in a span of almost 2 weeks, I’ve lost 7 POUNDS!!!  Just from sugar alone.

Have I had anything I shouldn’t have?  Most likely.  But if I stick to the water as my main beverage for when I feel either thirsty, hungry or both, then I’m doing amazing.

And most importantly, I feel better about myself.  I know I have a few more pounds to go to reach the weight I want, but at least I’m heading in the right direction when it comes to eating healthier.

Plus I have my friend keeping me true to myself when I send her pictures of things I just seen in a super market, or drug store.

I’ve also portioned out what snacks I did get.  So instead of eating the whole bag of Crispy Minis, I take out the daily number on the back of the bag.  Which in this case is 12 little minis.  And I don’t go back to it until another day.

I’ve tried to change my tea, however, that’s a work in progress.  I have to have my regular Tetley tea.  Though, I don’t put in as much sugar.  I try to go for the Stevia stuff.  That’s a bit more of a taste requirement that I haven’t mastered quite yet, LOL.

I want to thank those of you who have checked in here from time to time.  I hope that I can help anyone who might want to do the same thing. Pass it forward as they say.

If there’s any tidbits anyone would like to share, or questions you’d like to ask, don’t hesitate to comment below.

Until next time.

K ❤