I have found my secondary weakness.. possibly ABOVE alcohol...... cereal! I love it.. So I have a question. The Kashi Go Lean cereal has a lot of protein and is pretty balanced with carbs, especially if you ate it with an egg white.. or some other small additional piece of protein. Is it approved BFL food?
MB get fit - I am in between rounds. I just had a great round and am having trouble getting back to be honest.
Yes, Kashi Go Lean with soy milk has a lot of protein. I don't think you would need the egg whites if you have Kashi with soy milk. It tastes great too. The soy milk only enhances the flavor of the Kashi.
Kashi only has 13 grams of protein per serving. Soy really isn't a great thing, but of course dry Kashi might not be so good. I would check how much soy milk you're using to make sure it's another 10 grams or so of protein.
I always love this subject as I am a moderate drinker and that is my major downfall when trying to drop pounds. (I like to see how others handle this). But on my 2nd or 3rd? challenge (i've lost count) - I cut out alcohol during the work-week only and my free day really started on Friday night to Saturday nite...I did really well, but that was 9 years ago.....NOW, living alone, I run home to my best friend...my 2 glasses of wine...but sometimes that darn bottle can be drained in one sitting...I know TERRIBLE! I need to be out walking instead. SO, that is why I am on my UMTEENTH BFL CHALLENGE and here today....I started another BFL challenge today and I feel really good..it's after work that my mind changes rather quickly on the whole alcohol thing. Guess I should turn my house in to "Sober Valley Lodge"....LOL -- I love reading your posts...thanks ! and thanks for your support...I haven't been here in years. ~JAM
Way to go palmer! I am the same way. This is C1W2 for me. I did have two glasses of wine on Sunday evening and I think it stalled my progress. Oh well....live and learn. I probably WILL have some this weekend, too! lol
Palmer, maybe getting rid of all wine for the 12 week challenge would be a good idea. I have about 7 beers sitting in my fridge since the holidays. Hee hee. I guess no drinkers have been at my house since then? Or maybe the drinkers brought some other alcohol with them or I bought other alcohol for them? I don't remember. It's all a blur to me.
I always hear about how alcohol can really impede weight loss progress, so that was one of the first things to go when I decided I wanted to lose weight. It was my new year's resolution. Then around March, I discovered BFL and started the program in April. Lost ten pounds so far and lost inches too. I went down a pants size.
Do you go to the gym in the morning or in the evening. If you go to the gym in the morning, maybe you can find something to do in the evening that having wine will get in the way of? For me, it's learning Dreamweaver. No way can I retain any of my tutorial if I even have one glass of wine.
hi Ella Blue! Congrats on your 10 lbs lost and inches too..! that is great....oh my gosh..yes I have not bought alcohol at all (previously on other challenges)...and yes, i have two bottles that must go...and then NOT buy anymore....that just seems to slowly change over the weeks.....I am almost 50...we have a family tavern, 50 years now...good ole gramma started it and EVERYONE drinks....that's just the way it is...BUT...you are correct...should not have ANY in the house and that is my plan...(i am not throwing away my two bottles LOL) and YES, looking at my mother and grandmother...we all love beer and wine and our middle shows it..so I totally understand that alcohol is NOT good for weight loss or for your overall health. I just have to work on it and already I feel better...this is day 2 and I completed my LBWO this morning (I have a workout room at home) no gym for me...history of paying for membership and not going (consistently) for 25 years so I end up cancelling them!...i find if I get up at 4:30, get my workout done...I feel good all day long...I am going to walk after work and start doing yard work...that will keep me busy...i love to cook and wine is fun to drink while you cook..it's hard to break decades of bad habits but I'll give it a go! thanks for your support..I hope to meet all kinds of new BFL friends.!
Palmer, the single most difficult thing for me in this challenge is not having beer. What I did during the first couple of weeks was to do my workouts at the end of the day, when I felt the strongest desire to drink. I did longer workouts than necessary but they kept me busy and after them I was so tired I didn't really think about drinking. Now I'm working out in the mornings (it's supposed to be better for weight loss) and I still feel the cravings in the afternoons but I guess I got used to not drinking and it's a lot easier to ignore them.
I usually get the most tempted to have beer or wine when I'm out. When I see my friends drinking, I want some. But I just stick with my water or seltzer with lime or tonic water with lime.
Palmer. Your family owns a tavern? that must be fun. I bet you all know so many people, you could run for office. :P
Hello all. I typically will drink a glass of wine nightly and it has not hindered my weight loss at all. (March 20, 2011 182 lbs, May 2, 2011 166 lbs). Now keep in mind, my cardio consist of a 30 mile bike ride three times a week (which usually takes 2 hours depending how hard the wind is blowing lol) and on Saturdays (my free day) I usually will ride 20 - 40 miles so I may be the exception. Now I do not drink beer nor liquor except on my free days and that is occassionaly. So I guess it depends on your output. Now if you are following the recommended 20 minute HIIT, then I guess cutting alcholol out may be the best option
The only limitations that you have , are those that you set upon yourself
I'm another one who's downfall is alcohol. I come from a long line of drinkers and enjoy it very much. My husband is the same way. Wine is fine, liquor is better, but I know it's the reason I'm fat. I work out hard, enjoy the BFL meal plan, but DAMN that alcohol. I want it as soon as I get home from work. And having kids will not stop you from drinking. I have 3 and sometimes they are the reason I drink! jkjkjk I tried working out at night when my cravings are strongest and it really cuts into my time with my kids and husband. It is something I work on constantly and have not mastered. I feel like a champ when I turn one down as well. Good luck to us all!
All this talk is making me want a drink... I think I'll reach for a glass of red wine right now!!
I think we need to start a new program called BFLAA
oh that was a good glass of wine :)...... :)
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