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Operation Skinny: Day 1

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m getting back into shape. Or at least trying. I hit Supplement Superstore last night and caved into the DB Goddess Prime Fast Pack. Luckily with my purchase came a buttload of knowledge. I’ll upload the forms later, but their certified sports nutritionist (ahem – all of them are.) helped figure out a plan for 6 small meals a day including a mixture of protein, carbs and veggies. As you can guess, 6 meals is a LOT. My biggest fear was how it would affect my Weight Watchers points, but I think I’m doing OK.

Seriously, I love taco night.DAY 1:

6:15am: Strawberry Milkshake Protien Shake, blended with frozen Strawberries – 3 points, Protein & Carbs. I don’t know about you, but I cannot stand the taste of protein shakes! Blending in the strawberries definitely helped. Andy picked out the flavor a few months back, but I cannot fathom spending $57 on powder, so it will have to do. If you have any suggestions to make it better, PLEASE let me know!

9:05am: Weight Watchers Egg Salad, 1 slice Whole Wheat Toast, Tomatoes – 5 points, Protein, Carbs & Veggies. This egg salad is bomb dot com. You mix 4 hard boiled eggs with 2 hard boiled egg whites (just cut them in half and remove the yolk). Add 2 tbsp of low-fat mayo (Hellman’s!), a tbsp of mustard (they suggested dijon, but I only had yellow), salt and pepper. It makes four servings, which is perfect for the week!

12:00pm: Ground Turkey, low-fat Mexican Cheese, Lettuce & Tomato on a Whole Wheat Wrap – 8 points, Protein, Carbs & Veggies. I’m obsessed with taco night. I always make extra meat for left overs!

2:50pm: Yoplait Low Fat Orange Sunrise Yogurt, Carrots, 2 slices of Lean Ham – 5 points, Protein, Carbs & Veggies

As far as dinner goes, we’re going to Blarney Stone with my parents, so we’ll see if I can (healthily!) get in my Protein, Carbs & Veggies. One of the most important things he said was to NOT have carbs in your final meal of the day. With all this food, I’m not sure I’ll want a 6th meal! As with most plans, you have to adapt them for yourself.

I had the great plan to workout this morning, however I got all the way to the office (we have a gym) just to realize my dress and blazer were sitting on the bar stool at home. BUMMER. I took my lunch hour to jump on the crossramp machine for 20 minutes, which might be my new favorite invention for the pure fact that you can control which muscles your working. I’ll keep you posted on how I do, as well as great work outs and recipes!

Wish me luck – I just signed up for the Glow Run 5K in October. 🙂

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Nom Nom Nom: Banana Oatmeal Muffins

So, after completing my first 5K Saturday by walking over half (it wasn’t timed), I decided this week was ideal to pick up my dieting habits once again. I joined weight watchers a few weeks ago, and with a hefty goal of 25 lbs., I sought out some delicious, low-point recipes.

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I’m not a big fan of oats, but this banana oatmeal muffin recipe seemed easy enough, and I needed an excuse to wear my new belle apron. Plus, weighing in at only 4pts, it was a good replacement for my boring old cereal & milk.

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Ingredients
– 2 1/2 cup oats (old fashioned kind, not quick cooking)

– Single serving cup of plain low fat greek yogurt (I used 8oz of chobani)

– 2 eggs

– 3/4 cup sugar

– 1 1/2 tsp baking powder

– 1/2 tsp baking soda

– 2 bananas

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray tin with non-stick cooking spray. FYI – this will make the muffins look darker then they really are. don’t worry, you aren’t burning them!
2. Place all of the ingredients, including bananas in a bowl or blender. Mix on high until oats are smooth. I used a regular hand mixer, but if you have a strong enough blender, that would be easier!
3. Fill pan 2/3 full with batter and bake for 20-25 minutes. Mine took 21, but were a little done.

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Easy peasy, right?