BrandyRelaxing's Journal, 12 June 2011

50 pounds LOST!

Well I'm finally down to 289 - and a SOLID 289 - almost 288... that's 50 pounds lost in 5 months.

That's the longest I've made an effort to lose weight in my whole life!

I know my pounds lost this week isn't my normal 2 pounds, but given I only exercised once this week, I consider it a HUGE success!

I also uploaded some photos to one of my challenges so you can see the before and after and changed my profile picture to be the new me!

I also had success yesterday shopping - I found 2 pairs of pants, 1 pair of capris, 1 suit jacket, 2 tank tops, 2 tshirts and 1 dress shirt! HUGE success! No shoes, but I can work on that later.

So all in all a good day yesterday, and a great start to today!

And I'm still curious if anyone else has personal experiences about protein and exercising (see my last journal), and would love any extra info - and thanks for those who have commented already!

289.0 lb Lost so far: 50.0 lb.    Still to go: 90.0 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entries for 12 June 2011:
2278 kcal Fat: 91.33g | Prot: 95.74g | Carb: 246.99g.   Breakfast: Sugar, Cream, Fried Eggs, Dempster's 12 Grain Bread, Reduced Salt Bacon, Ketchup, Tropicana Orange Juice. Dinner: Kernel Corn, Long Grain and Wild Rice, Pork Chops, Barbeque Sauce. Snacks/Other: Purdy's Chocolates. more...
3524 kcal Activities & Exercise: Walking (moderate) - 3/mph - 1 hour and 8 minutes, Sleeping - 10 hours, Resting - 12 hours and 52 minutes. more...
on diet Calorie Count   losing 1.2 lb a week


FANTASTIC Brandy! I'm so proud of you. And the new photo is marvelous. You look so happy! CONGRATULATIONS!!. Don't forget to update your profile bio with the achievement. 
12 Jun 11 by member: Helewis
Thanks Heather! And I did forget about my bio... just updated it now! 
12 Jun 11 by member: BrandyRelaxing
Congrats Brandy! 
12 Jun 11 by member: gizmonel
O wow you look amazing! Look at your smile. I will have to read your previous journal but my experience with protein and exercising. Before I upped my amounts I would feel more tired, and my muscles would get fatigued easier. Now that I have upped it, my muscles are thanking me, working out is so much easier. Here are some things I have learned. 1. Its hard to eat THAT much protein, I aim for 200 a day. it's very difficult. I had to get protein powder. I use Jillian Michaels it's about 2 weeks for me every breakfast plus a couple of extra shakes, and I get it at Walmart for less than 10 bucks. Its 15g of protein and I mix wheat germ, and fruit with it. 2. You will have to take metamucil or something to help...or else there will be problems of well getting backed up. Trust me. 3. And finally here is a list of items that have helped me with my protein numbers. -simply egg whites -chicken breast -quinoa -ground chicken -Jillian Michaels Protein Powder whey protein (vanilla) -o yeah protein bars (I ONLY eat these occasionally and only before a row they are like 350 calories BUT 30 grams of protein -beef jerky (again only occasionally high in sodium) -low sodium tuna -salmon steak -fast fry steak 
12 Jun 11 by member: Jennifer2010
Congratulations Brandy!!! You look fantastic in the new pic! What a huge difference. :D I don't find it that difficult to get up to 200g of protein, it's really just a matter of planning. @Jennifer, I doubt it's the protein backing you up, it's the wheat germ. I drink a couple of protein shakes a day & eat enough additional protein to average close to 200g daily & I NEVER get backed up. Never. Of course, I'm sure drinking a gallon of water a day helps prevent that also. I haven't heard good things about the Jillian Michaels products & 15g protein per serving is pretty low. The EAS I get from Sam's Club has 23g, but Walmart also sells Body Fortress which has 26g per serving, & it tastes pretty good. @Brandy, I wouldn't worry too much about adding shakes unless you're working out very strenuously & frequently & feeling fatigued during the day. If you're going to add shakes, make sure you do the 1 serving post-workout but do try to get as much as you can from your food. Easy enough to do if you just make sure you're getting a minimum of 25g protein with every meal. 
12 Jun 11 by member: kstubblefield
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