Thank you for the support and ideas of my post from yesterday. Some favorites : eat more protein (probably definitely a problem!) - lack may cause you to crave sweets, take a break since you have been forcing yourself to workout for so long (true), and those that let me know that it could/would be an emotional rollercoaster with stopping the nursing. I feel like I've been weaning for the past month with a drop in supply and mainly pumping so I think I've been on a rollercoaster for a month! It continues. It is nice to hear from other moms.
I'm getting right on the protein thing, the workouts, I just can't seem to take the time off with how I feel right now, but I never really could. My build is that if I don't workout, I will gain the weight in 5 seconds. For protein - here's my new thing. HEAB has posted a protein ice cream recipe. It's totally not ice cream (in the sense that ice cream is bad) and I decided to milk shake it.
Here are my ingredients:
1 scoop amazing grass chocolate powder (I bought it at the store last week after wanting it for months)
2 scoops aria protein powder
1 cup skim milk or soy milk
1/4 tsp xanthum gum(a thickener)
a handful of ice
The more ice you add, the colder and more frothy it is. It's delicious!
I've also kept luna bars with me for when I'm out somewhere and just become starving in about 2 seconds.
Yesterday I was just all into my ranting and raving that I forgot to talk about 2010 or my goals or anything besides what was going on in my head!
I don't have any resolutions - I feel like I have so many things to improve, I don't even want to write them down. Instead, I thought of any easy thing to work on : Drink more water. It was easy when I was working and we had a water cooler and I feel like I drank constantly, but now I feel like I'm dehydrated all the time! So that is my great thing to work on!
BLACK BEAN "SLIDERS"
15 oz jar black beans
1/4 cup wheat germ or bread crumbs
1 egg white
1/4 cup colby jack or cheddar cheese (omit if you want)
1 tsp cilantro
1 tsp cumin
Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil - cook 3-5 min per side.
Great with pita and hummus or in hamburger slider rolls! with your favorite dip.