I had to share this picture (although I don’t ever like pictures of me) because it has my cute little grandson, Caelan, in it. It was taken today and he is just a few days over 3 months old. He is a bundle of smiles and cuteness! He is one of the reasons I want so desperately to get healthy. Here is the other one: Christian.
The other reason is because I don’t like being overweight and on stage. I need to get this weight off of me. I love performing but never want to because I am so self-conscious about my size. Here is me an my pal, Tony, at a Halloween event at a local school.
I can’t believe my time is up. Life got so busy that I couldn’t blog every day. I was so tired when I got home, I usually fell asleep on the couch before I ever opened my computer. I did want to talk about a few recipes I tried during these past few days. I kept my morning routine of coffee with heavy cream for breakfast. Most days I never got in my calories, but kept my macros correct. I feel like I would have lost way more weight if I had gotten my calories in. That statement is way off for my original way of thinking.
I did find that I missed sandwiches something terrible. I won’t go without something I can use as bread. I tried the 90 second bread and it was fine, but not fantastic. I did find the recipe for soul bread. WOW! This is the stuff right there. The first time I made it, I didn’t have a no-flavor protein powder. I had to see if it would be like bread or smell like an omelet, so I made it with the only Isopure 0-carb protein powder I had on hand: Banana Cream. Well, to my surprise, it was delicious. I would think you could have used the recipe, added in some nuts and had something resembling banana nut bread, just not the typical color of it. This bread looks and feels like bread.
It is delicious, too! I can’t wait to try a BLT or grilled cheese sandwich now. I think my hubby will be happy! This is a game changer!!! Here is the recipe: Soul Bread.
A not so wonderful recipe I tried, and don’t blame the recipe, I think it was me, is for these brownies. The batter was divine but they did not cook up like I would have thought. This could be for many reasons. I will try them again, with fresher and the recommended ingredients. I used a chocolate protein powder that I had on hand, baking powder that was probably too old, and homemade coconut butter. Literally wanted to vomit upon the first bite. You can tell by the picture that I had the wrong size pan, too. It call for a 7×5 (who has that size???). They do look nice and chocolate, but I failed the recipe miserably. Here is the recipe: Brownies
Now….there is this recipe that I made today that I may have to taste before our Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. The batter tasted amazing, so I really want to leave it in tact until dessert tomorrow, as it baked up beautifully. This is a recipe for Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie. So simple to make and, like I said, the batter flavor was yummy! I cannot wait to have a piece tomorrow after our Turkey Dinner.
This picture was taken fresh out of the oven. I have had it in the refrigerator for several hours now. Seriously, though, how can you go wrong with cheesecake?
In my experience, there will be things you “crave.” I put that in quotation marks because so many people talk about cravings. I didn’t really crave anything. I just missed things. I really wanted a burger with a bun, or a good ole sandwich, or a glass of wine. I did have wine on occasion, but I found that there was an initial huge weight loss after a glass, but the day after that would be a weight gain. I really think that has something to do with your fluid intake (or the effects of alcohol on your body as related to dehydration). I am not a medical doctor, so I don’t know that to be true, but for me, it seems to be what my body was telling me. I could have one glass of wine with dinner and then not be able to get enough water the next day.
Cheese. Hmmmm…..ooh how I love it. You really have to eat cheese in moderations (or, at least I did). Cheese was probably my biggest problem. Not cream cheese, though, only hard cheeses (pepperjack, cheddar, etc.). I always stalled when I ate cheese.
Final weight: I lost 6 pound even during the 30 days. Not at all what I hoped for, but 6 pounds a month? Yeah, I will take that. I also have to tell you how much better I feel. I don’t have the swollen hands and fingers like I often did. I do recommend drinking LOTS of water and adding in some exercise. I didn’t seem to get in the water or exercise, but I know that if I had, I would have seen even greater results.
Well…..onto the next 30 days! I will check in with you as I try new recipes and keep you informed of my progress!