day 5 and some change.
Isn't that odd (no pun intended) that I started my Liquid Protein Fast
in the middle of a day? My mind said "Start Over Right Now"
instead of waiting till the next day.
That's a NSV (non-scale victory) for sure!
We don't have to have a new day to have a new start.
Well, the Flu is finally leaving me. I guess there wasn't enough junk
for the poor little germs to eat in my body!
Some people are worried or concerned (or whatever) about the pace
that I am going through this Liquid Protein Diet Phase.
I 'd say it was dumb luck for sure to get the flu at the same time!
That didn't sound right. It's not that I wanted the flu. It sucks to be sick!
Work-wise, it's pretty expensive for me to miss. I work PRN for an agency,
if you didn't know. So I work when there are cases, and take off when times are slow.
And right now, we are very busy, but I've had to say "No!"
Here's a Nursing joke for you.
Do you know what PRN stand for?
Plenty of Rest for the Nurses!
But, I digress. Yes. The "fast" pace of the Liquid Protein Fast.
I am only 5'2". And weigh in still at a hefty 140 pounds!
(157cm and 63 kg. That's 10 stone, as well)
That is a wee bit above my Army weight. I'm still in the overweight category!
Sure, I'm muscle-bound (not!) But no one can call me skinny.
I've been in this 5 pound range since May 2010. So it's not a sudden change,
either! Medically speaking, I'm giving my body lots of time to adjust.
For a "real" lady-chick girlie-girl who is 5'2" the "normal"
weight range is 105 to 135. Depending on who you ask.
In high school, I was 128. It never, ever changed. I wore size 28 jeans.
I was put ahead a few years. They would have let me skip altogether,
but my Mother said no. She said I had to drive myself to college.
Well poo. I ended up walking, at any rate! Point is, I didn't enter puberty till
my Junior year of High School. So my weight really stayed the same.
I was not an over-weight child. (Not skinny, either, eh?)
My current goal was never to be one of those "small" ladies. That's just not me.
I would faint for sure! In the Army, my Instructors said I looked like
an off-season weight-lifter. (At 134.) I guess that's a good description!
So yeah. Day 5+ and I feel great and happy and ready to go!
I still have 4 or 5 protein shakes a day. Each about 25 grams of protein.
I buy all my protein at Netrition. In 10 pound boxes. Lasts most of a year!
A big box like that is about $75 bones. And has over 150 servings.
So at 50 cents a hit, it's do-able. Even at 4 shakes a day.
That's about two bucks, plus a mixer. That's around $100 a month.
The proteins are complete, too. Many people live for many years
on liquid protein alone. That's not my goal; those people are sick,
or impaired, or unable to swallow, etc. And lots more people use a
Protein Supplement every day.... Ensure is like a liquid vitamin for old people!
I can see myself having at least one protein shake a day - every day -
for ever. It's not organic, but it is convenient! And when done right, it is
a safe meal replacement..... not just a supplement.
You have to know what you are doing..... but that could be said of ANY plan.
I mix a concentrated whey (for 4 hour hunger control) with an
isolated whey (more immediate.) All my mixes are Vanilla, and LoCarb.
I mix them with Diet Ginger Ale, or Diet Sprite or something like that.
[Diet Rite brand uses Splenda. Most others use aspartame....]
I pick a neutral base flavor. Never water - that tastes yukky!
Then add all kinds of flavorings/ food-grade extracts:
✭Coffee with cream.
✭Diet RootBeer. Diet Dr Pepper.
✭Cream Soda. Diet anything!
You can add a pinch of any SF kool-aid/ Crystal Light too.
That really opens up the flavors -
Strawberry. Kiwi. Grape. Lemonade. Punch. Raspberry. Watermelon.
Apple. Pina~Colada. Mango. Etc. Etc.
And of course, don't forget about the DaVinci sugar-free flavored syrups!
Banana, Strawberry, Amaretto, Irish Cream, they have like almost a
million flavors. Almost. All made with Splenda.
How about chocolate with peppermint! One of my faves.
This list could go on, like Forest Gump!
Hope your day is wonderful!
Thanks for reading! Thanks for your feedback and support!
Thank You, Kindly!