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Lazy Sunday

IMG_0055I guess it’s not really all that lazy. I was up early this am. I met a friend for coffee and then I went to this new organic market and bought some fruits and vegetables.

My sister has been having me try these new protein shakes made with vegetables, nuts, and fruits. They are really good. So I bought the ingredients to make some myself. I also bought the ingredients to make protein ice cream. I also made blueberry and chocolate protein ice cream this morning already. They are in the freezer now. I plan on sharing the recipes this week.

I need to get my swimming and walking in today and do some housework in prep for the work week. I have a full week this week. No more vacation until July when I go to the beach.

So, last week, I did a lot of walking because my friends were in town visiting. My challenge this week will be to keep the walking and exercise going on my own. I have some plans for that and I will write more about that later this week. I also plan to finish reading Salt Sugar, Fat this week so that I can write-up a review of my thoughts.

So, to recap what you can expect this week, new high protein recipes, my new exercise plans, and a possible book review. Are you excited? I know I am!

It’s supposed to storm after 4pm today, so if I get my outside exercise done before then, I can stay in and watch tv the rest of the day guilt-free. Wish me luck!

Quick Health Updates

Over the past few months I have complained about some difficulties I have experienced.  Primarily, I have whined about losing some hair and what seemed like constant constipation.

Well, I have kicked up my protein intake, even going well over the recommended 70 grams.  Apparently, someone of my height and future weight should get about 70 grams of protein per day for a healthy diet.  But, while one is losing weight, the protein intake should be increased.  I did not know this.  So, I am getting about 100-105 grams of protein per day.

I ensure I get enough protein by eating protein rich foods such as meat, cheese, fish, Greek yogurt, and eggs.  I also take a protein supplement.  I also get some kind of protein supplement in.  I either drink a protein shake, eat a protein bar, or add protein powder to my Greek yogurt.  My favorite mix 1/2 cup of Fage 0% plain Greek yogurt and with one scoop of Pure Protein chocolate powder.  OMG, it’s so delicious.  It’s kind of like eating chocolate pudding or mouse or something.  That gives me a big protein boost, about 37 grams in one dose.  I also stay full for a very long time afterwards.

I have also increased by biotin intake.  My b-12 supplement has biotin in it.  I also take a separate biotin pill, chewable of course.  I am also using Nexxus biotin shampoo and conditioner.  All of these things combined seems to have slowed down the hair loss.  I can tell it has thinned a bit on top, but everyone else says they do not see any difference.  But they are not as compulsively obsessively vain about my hair as I am.

For the most part, my constipation seems to have cleared up.  I have dramatically increased my water intake, which is good.  I think all of the additional protein helps too.  I make sure to get a good walk in 4-5 times a week.  I am so thankful that has turned around.  I was in quite a bit of pain there for a while.

Well, today I am off to the movies.  Going to see The Great Gatsby with some friends.  I loved the book.  I know the movie has had mixed reviews and has been panned by most of the major reviewers.  The New Yorker gave the movie a pretty scathing review.  I still want to see it though.  Enjoy the weekend and watch this movie trailer!