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
whipped cream

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!


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
Process away.

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.


  1. Those sliders look great! I'm always looking for more ways to get extra protein in, too. Thanks for posting the recipes!

  2. I'm totally making those sliders tomorrow! I bet Moana will like them too. :)

  3. I am also a self confessed protein-newbie :) Apart from peanut butter and cheese, really just not good at getting the amount that I probably should be from other sources. Having said that, I have this really great bean mash that even my husband will eat (aha!). Just put 2 cans of (non-drained) cannellini beans in a pot with about 1-2 cups of 1% or skim milk (think the 1% works better), and some chopped garlic and rosemary. Bring to boil and simmer for 10 minute. Remove from heat. Drain out pretty much all the liquid. Add some olive oil, sea salt, mash and it's ready!! Obviously you can add your own variations.

    Did not know about the connection between lack of protein and craving for sweet things. Could explain the number of hot chocolates I have had in the past 2 weeks! :)

  4. Your shake looks great, I want to try one!

  5. Those sliders look great- gotta try them!
    Hey, if you like, I got a TON (like 3 boxes) of the amazing grass protein bars from the contest I won. I only eat them after a long run, and have barely made it through a box. Do you want me to send you some? I also have a ton of the protein powder - email me!

  6. Thanks for the slider recipe!! Goes great with eating clean...if I omit the cheese. Gonna try them out this wknd!!

    I bought a magic bullet this wknd for making protein shakes, etc. I love it. You can blend up and then eat right out of the container!

  7. Yummers! Those sliders look so good. I am protien lacking too. I have to make an effort to get enough!

  8. I'm in California for a week but I'm keeping this unread in my google reader so that I can try out these recipes when I get home!