Sunday, March 1, 2009

Protein woes

I went to my local supermarket today and was brainstorming more ways of getting in more protein. It's tough when you don't like meat too much. I'm not a vegetarian, but I sort of eat like one. I've just started eating deli turkey for the protein and it's actually not bad. I've started to look forward to my sandwiches, actually.

I'm having a really tough time transitioning to this type of diet. Sometimes I swear I have borderline OCD, which I will not really go into because I'm obsessive in a lot of areas of my life, but change is incredibly hard for me, and this is a really big leap from how I was eating. I lost 70 pounds by eating the things I love in moderation...so if I wanted ice cream, I would have it...just have less. Well, this diet plan is very very strict. I am not allowed to cheat AT ALL until I get down to my goal weight. I am sure life will intervene and I will cheat somewhere, but then I will have to get right back on track. I have a lot of willpower...but that is a tough thing to accept. Eating the way I did, however, contributed to my excess skin problem (too many carbs contributed to my daily intake, not nearly enough protein). So any time I cheat I really have to think about the damage I already made and what I have to do to correct it......it really feels like punishment a lot of the time, though.

I've been feeling incredibly bitter for the past few weeks. What I have to keep reminding myself, though, is that I am not like everyone else. Many people can eat whatever they want in moderation and keep losing weight....but not me.

So I bought a bunch of high protein things at the supermarket and hopefully I will lose something next week. I've decided to train with the personal trainer for another two months and see where that takes me...after that...I'll see.

4 comments:

curveofmybody said...

exactly how much protein have they suggested that you eat? I'v been concerned that I am eating too much protein cos I go over by about 50% every day on mydailyplate. I think that it suggests I have 38g. What other guidelines have they given you?

jinxxxygirl said...

Hang in there Sars. I've been having trouble working out on weekends lately. I just get lazy. But i'm hanging out about 177 lately. I really resent people who can eat whatever they want , do no exercise and stay thin. I wonder if they realize how fortunate they are?
We visited a gym today and took the tour. $32 to join and $38 a month. No contract. Body pump classes and yoga and pool and weights all that stuff. Maybe be a good idea with summer coming and good ole Texas 100 degree heat. Not sure yet........
I have no idea how much protein i eat. Probably not enough. Keep it going Sars. You may rest.....but don't you QUIT! Jinx

zurplemoon said...

obsessive my sister us never. lol. breathe and know that this isn't forever. if a slip happens forgive yourself and move on
hang in there and as always you impress the hell out of me.

Size8Ambition said...

Hi Sarsy!
I know you've been taking health and nutrition classes lately, so I hope I'm not telling you what you already know...
Anyway, the average individual shoud aim for about 50+ grams of protain daily. Someone who trains consistantly needs about 1g of protein per pound of body weight daily; If you are training hardcore, (I know you used to train for hours and hours a day, from watching you on youtube) that amount increases to 1.5g.

Hope this is worthwhile info for you... Keep it up!