Hey guys! Happy FRIIIIIIIDAY! Yes!!!!!! Oh weekend, I missed you so
Last night involved quite a bit of this:
And the only party of the night was this fiesta salad:
1/2 cup Amy’s frijoles with green chiles, mixed greens, a Quorn naked cutlet (my last one! Bummer), Whole Foods hot salsa and cilantro from the garden.
Also, a piece of Ezekiel with strawberry preserves:
The pilot chilled with Viesa on the other couch
(Hubba hubba, hottie pilot)
And while I snoozed off and on, we watched WALL-E. It was so cute!!! Even though I missed more than half of it
I don’t know what happened last night, but the week (and lack of sleep since the pilot worked super late every night) hit me like a ton of bricks. Between training, teaching, working out, and running after the puppies, I’m so ready for the weekend! Any big plans??
This morning, I was very excited to see this breakfast beauty:
A new combo! 1/2 cup oats, 1 tbs almond butter, 1 tbs vanilla brown rice protein powder, 1 tbs carob powder, 1/2 ts cinnamon, sprinkle of sea salt, vanilla extract and a small mashed banana. On a snowman plate, because that’s how I roll
Today’s going to be another long-y (5 training appointments and working out with Jeni) but then I’m having dinner with the girls since the guys are working late (again).
Hope you have a happy Friday!
Musings on Slim Fast: When I first decided I wanted to lose weight –you can read a little on my weight loss story here- I had no idea how to go about it. Thanks to media influence, I decided to start with Slim Fast shakes and Lean Cuisines. I wanted to lose the weight fast and the commercials told me I could do it, so I went to Target and bought the “supplies”- a few boxes of shakes and some Lean Cuisine meals. I wanted to lose the weight quickly and had no idea, as I do know, that it has to be a slow process if you want to lose the weight healthily and keep it off. I would have a Slim Fast shake for breakfast, a Lean Cuisine for lunch and whatever delicious feast the madre cooked up for dinner.
Yes, I dropped a few el bees. I also felt cranky, hungry and tired most of the day, which wasn’t a good thing since I worked at a dance studio. I had always had the assumption that in order to lose weight, one had to feel deprived of favorite food items (and didn’t know that you can have a perfectly healthy lifestyle and still enjoy the foods you love most!). I was so influenced by commercials and television—of women talking of being “on diets”, munching on rice cakes and sounding depressed.
I remember being on a philanthropy day trip for the business school and thinking about the Slim Fast shake that was waiting for me in the car when we got back. As soon as I got in the car, I slurped down the shake within a couple of minutes even though it was burning hot from the sun and then realized I couldn’t live the rest of my life like that. No one wants to subsist on shakes or frozen meals instead of fresh food. I wanted something that I could stick with in the long term and though I didn’t know very much about nutrition, I had a feeling that REAL FOOD was probably healthier for me than a shake pretending to be food and supposedly guarantee the nutrients that food provides.
So, even though I was losing weight, I decided to drop the shakes and seek out a healthier way to continue the process.
Have any of you tried the Slim Fast diet?? Are those shakes nasty or what?!? I have to admit, I did like the cookie dough optimum bars… but I have no idea what kind of chemicals are in there.