For me this journey is not just about weight-loss but also about rediscovering the person I know I can be.
It seems one week is really good and I hit all my goals and the next not so hot. Of course this is the case for any journey.
I find the real goal and the hardest part is to stick with the plan even when things are not going like we want them to. Remembering why I am parking so far away from the building at work so I can get my 10,000 steps and not just the closest spot for a quick sprint to the door. Why I am getting up early to make my lunch and not just finding something in the breakroom. Now I am not saying I am giving up just wishing for some instant gratification I guess.
But reaching a goal is never easy but always worth the effort.
Not only did the kids have a good time but I was able to stand up in-front of a group of people and present my ideas with confidence and clarity.
Doing this along with sharing my story at the Basics of Reading Your Body classes has allowed me to continue to build confidence.
The ability to stand up in public without feeling like I am about to pass out is a huge accomplishment for me.
On a weight-loss note I am still finding it difficult to get enough protein in each day. Adding these protein packed snacks to my day has helped. They are even kid approved. So Enjoy!
Power Recipe for a Healthy Snack
A Kid-Friendly No-Cook Recipe
1 cup Life Energizing Soy Protein (vanilla or cocoa)
1 cup Peanut Butter (can substitute w/almond, macadamia, etc.)
1 cup Oatmeal
2/3 to 1 cup Honey (depending on how runny)
½ cup chocolate chips, cranberries, raisins, etc. (optional)
Mix the protein and Nut Butter until smooth.
Add the Oatmeal, then the Honey.
Add chocolate chips or other additions if wanted.
Mix until it’s like cookie dough, not too sticky or dry.
Roll into 1 inch balls
Two of these plus an apple makes an excellent portable snack or light lunch.
Keep in plastic container for long drives.
Send to school with the kids - teachers love them too!
They make great homework and TV snacks.
The soy protein gives them added energy and helps build your cells.
The Oatmeal supplies both soluble and insoluble fiber.
The Nut Butter supplies essential fatty acids.
The Fruits/Seeds supply fiber, vitamins, minerals, & essential fatty acids.
(One batch makes 2 1/2 dozen one inch balls)