So the recipe is this: 1c Ice, 1/2c plain soy milk, 1 tbs (or a little less) semi-sweet choc chips, 1 tsp pb, 1 banana, cinnamon till you're happy, blend. It is soooo good. I call it a fauxcha latte (c), (fake mocha latte) lol!! It tastes like an iced coffee drink.**OK, with the lb situation, I've been torn on sharing because I'm all about loving the bod and I don't want to contribute to negativity in that area. It isn't about becoming someone else, but being healthy and comfy in my skin, right? So I decided to go slow, starting with the diary for one month (that wasn't easy and I got a little off on some days). I try to exercise at least 3 times a week through walking and going to the gym at work (jogging just isn't happening right now). At the end of the first month, I had lost about 5 lbs!
About 2 weeks in to this, I made a real drasticish change in that I started eating small servings every two hours starting from the point that I eat breakfast. So as an example, if I have a smoothie at 8a, I'll have about 6 rice crackers (usually) and a slice of cheese at 10a, at noon I'll have a few more crackers (like 10) with hummus and a fiber one bar or something sweet if I want it, at 2p, I'll have an apple or whatever is left in my bag (like dried cranberries or raisins), then I wait till I get home for dinner and eat whatever we decide (I try to watch the portions, but didn't cut anything out, though I do avoid things that don't make me feel good). I drink water for the most part. Oh, and I actually like this stuff I'm eating. I choose everything based on what I want to eat.
I've noticed that the end of the day is where I get punchy so I try to remember another fruit or something because if I don't I get home and graze!! I'm also now doing this on the weekends. I didn't before because it's harder to schedule, but I'm ready to adjust now. I hate writing super long posts so I'll share more later....there is lots more. I hope this is helpful to anyone interested!! It's tough...not the habit changing (that's why I chose to go slow), but because I feel great and am ready to leap into my goal, but it takes TIME!! I don't look a whole lot different. My clothes do fit a little better and my face shows it, but that's all right now. I've come to be cool with that, finally :) OK, done for real!
*love and super huge hugs*
**This isn't adivce!! I am not an expert, just sharing what I'm doing.