I know, I know. I'm the one who is always pushing eating vegan and veggie. Yes, I still believe that is the ideal way to eat... if you can. But for me, right now I just can't. I'm not a quitter, and if I reallllly wanted to, yes I could. But for me, right now, it's not practical nor what I want to do. So where does that leave me? Into my 2nd month of WW and I think I'm up 2 lbs? Uh yeah... that's not what I want either.
I have identified the issue. It's not exercise, I'm killing it at body pump, rock climbing, running, eliptical, etc. It's what I'm eating. Remember that weight loss is 80% what you eat and 20% exercise. I need to get on to what I'm eating and do better. Tracking on WW is very hard for me, and eating 'core' or 'power plus' foods (read: practically vegan/veggie if you do it right) isn't working out. So I've realized I need to get back complex carbs + lean protein to keep me full/ happy/full of energy (because lately I've been sooo tired). Enter: Shake time!
Now, let's rewind back to Courtney's bachelorette party at the beach. We were all laid out in our bathing suits, and when lunch time rolled around... I was eating some chicken dip on a bagel with a malibu and coke while two of the girls were downing these shakes. Actually, they were Herbalife shakes. They talked about them, actually RAVED about them. Ok, fast fwd back to now. One of the girls has lost 50 lbs doing the shakes 2x a day. The other had lost 40 lbs, and is now pregnant.... but get this, the shakes are approved for meal replacments when you are pregnant!
I had asked Courtney about them, but she (like me) is a hater and skeptic. She said it was all a pyramid scheme, and what happens when you get off the shakes, do you gain it all back? Well Courtney has done a WHOLE LOT of research. Like crazy amounts on cell nutrition, low carb diets, high protein diets, etc. And due to a weight-loss challenge she entered (at a place that sells the shakes). She tried them. Just to see what the hype was about. And they were good. Like taste like a cookout milkshake good. And she lost I think 3 lbs her 1st week, then 2 lbs every week since that. She's been on WW since last may and has no where come close to that tracking points.
Moral of story, I have seen 1st hand these shakes work. But did they really taste good? Well, I had courtney pick me up one on the way to work one day. I got pina colada... and it was good. And it made me FULL. But still, I was like idk.... well guess what? Courtney was drawn into the pyramid scheme (because they are a little pricy) to get a discount on her own, so guess what? I placed an order with her and got a discount on them too!
So next, um... how am I supposed to make a shake at work? Problem solved! I went to wal-mart the other night and got a tiny personal blender.... that crushes ice! and it converts into a sport bottle.
I also got another bottle so I don't have to keep washing that 1 all the time... and it came with another blender lid. yes!
And what about variety? drinking the same shake every day, 2 meals a day will get BORING fast. Well... apparently enough people are on these shakes that there are a kazillion websites out there with all sorts of tips and tricks to make infinity flavors. At the end of the day, I'm a sweet over salty person. And these taste JUST LIKE a MILKSHAKE!!