Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Yesterday I ate, and ate, and ATE…..

And then ate some more…..and I STILL couldn’t hit my protein target for yesterday!!!!

EGAD! Here's my food log:

I made a conscious effort to try and hit the target, could barely choke down all the protein in a full can of lentil soup (won’t be having that again anytime soon…) and still came up short. If you recall, the target the trainer set for me was 140g per day. Sheesh.

I was over my target calories by about 70 calories ~ which is fine with me. The Slim Fast shake was probably too high in calories for just a snack, but I was itching for the 15g of protein that it provided. I know there are other protein shakes I should be having ~ I just have to get to the store and figure that part out.

The good news today is that my scale was nice to me this morning and had me down just a smidge ~ about a pound and a half. I’ll take it ~ a loss is a loss! I am hoping this week proves to be successful in the weight department!

I skipped my workout last night ~ and was even too tired to mentally beat myself up for it. I didn’t get home until almost 9am (after a day of work, dinner with some friends so my kids could see their kids before leaving again on Saturday) ~ so I got the boys to bed and all the lights were out by 9:20pm. I was too exhausted to even think about Tae Bo.

So my parting question for today (and I know some of this was mentioned in some comments a few posts ago) is for anyone who utilizes protein shakes as part of their daily nutrition: What kind do you use and why? Do you know (off the top of your head) how many calories and grams of protein it has?

I need to get the most bang for my buck out of protein shakes: the fewest calories and the most protein. Not sure if that’s possible, but a girl’s gotta try ;)

Off to go eat a high-protein snack……

Workout Schedule

Monday ~ Tae-Bo Amped; Jump Start Cardio workout ~ 41 minutes (DONE!)
Tuesday ~ Tae-Bo – actual workout TBD (SKIPPED!)
Wednesday ~ Body Attack
Thursday ~ Body Pump
Friday ~ Run; 4-5 miles
Saturday ~ Rest and Eat Smart


Wes said...

I guess eating a certain number of grams of protein AND hitting a calorie target can be tough!! You'll get it figured out!!!

RunningNan said...

Be careful, because if you continue to run, the higher protein and lower carbs may hurt you in the long run.. keep me posted on how you fair in the coming weeks!!

RunningNan said...

Be careful, because if you continue to run, the higher protein and lower carbs may hurt you in the long run.. keep me posted on how you fair in the coming weeks!!

Marcy said...

I'm not sure chica! But you're looking really good with that food log! Really good!

J~Mom said...

The protein I buy is 130 calories and 23 grams per scoop. That does not include the skim milk I mix it in.

Bev said...

Sounds like we are trying to figure out some of the same stuff. I have liked the WeWa Vanilla Smoothies. They are 100 calories, 10 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber. That doesn't count the nonfat milk.

I am also trying Advant Soy Protein powder. It is 170 calories, 20 grams protein and 0 fiber. This one is a little high in calories.

Please share the info if you find something better.

You might also check out the Special K protein water. It gives a few grams of protein with low calories.

Laura N said...

That looks like a pretty decent food log (although, I notice there are no green veggies on there, tsk tsk. ;-) I'd hate to publish my food intake most days. People would go, she eats what?!

The SF shake you had is the highest ready made shake I've found, too. Powdered mix with skim milk is probably what you need.

Keep up the great work. Congrats on the loss!

Nat said...

Make sure you get enough carbs pre-run or you'll be out there and feel like ou are going to pass out.

How far off target are you? Every morning I do a smoothie. 1 cup frozen veggies/ Whey powder (23g/scoop)/ a cup of low-fat/fat-free yogurt with milk. I think it comes in at about 30gms of protein. Egg whites are another really good source and low cal.

Running Knitter said...

I drink super advanced body fortress whey protein (chocolate flavor) and I drink it in Soy milk. One scoop equals 100 calories and 26 grams of protein. One idea I read is to make the protein shake the night before, freeze it, and then take it with you the next day. That way, you have a shake all ready for you while you are on the go.

Nat brings up a good point - egg whites are an excellent source of protein as well (average size egg has 6 grams of protein when hard boiled and egg whites only).

Turkey is also a great protein source (deli meat turkey, turkey bacon, turkey sausage).

Good job on the weight loss!

Jill said...

Hey Pokey! I tagged you for a meme - go check out my blog for the deets!

I think your food log looks great -but Laura's right, you could add some more veggies to the mix.

I don't know anything about protein shakes, but I've seen the powdered stuff at Walmart a lot. I don't know how they taste, but they seem to be pretty popular.

Good luck girl!

Running To Stand Still said...

Yeah on the scale moving!! That is exciting!!!

AnnaBanana said...

I really like the EAS advantEDGE shakes - 110 calories, 17 grams protein. It tastes a lot like yoo-hoo. (And I get them at Sam's club)

I haven't found a powedered type protein I like.

Laura said...

Sorry to be so slow in replying, but check out Any Whey protein powder. It's the only one I've found that's flavorless, so you can put it in ANYTHING, not just protein shakes. 1 scoop is 70 calories and has 17g protein.

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