Friday, May 8, 2015
I am doing a Fuel Cycle and . . . FP Waffles!!!
I had no clue what my goal weight should be but, I figured I would just see how things progressed and figure it out as I got closer. Well, I am much heavier than I look. By May of 2014, I had shrunk from a tight 16 ( I refused to shop in the plus size department. Like that meant I wasn't plus size! I was squeezing my fat body into the top "regular" sized clothes and trying to convince myself that I was not as big as I was.) down to a comfortable 4 . . . even in designer labels! How could this be? I was at my wedding weight (150 pounds at 5'4") but, I had never been a 4 before! By October of 2014, I had hit my lowest weight or 139 pounds. I wear a size 4 (a 2 in some clothes). I have toned up but, according to the BMI charts, I am just into the healthy range. That is a win but, it makes me feel like my weight is still high for my height. However, how much smaller can I get? Now I just focus on fitness goals. If my weight goes up, then the number goes up! But I know I am healthier and building muscle so weight is just a number. But, it took me a long time to be good with this idea.
Once I felt like I had hit my goal size/weight, I started to allow myself to have healthy crossover meals every once in a while to maintain where I was and since I was exercising, they were not affecting my weight at all. BUT . . . I got comfortable with healthy crossovers and even though I was still exercising, I was doing more of them than I should. So I decided to reboot myself and do a fuel cycle to get things back on track.
I love S meals and do them more than E meals. I am one of those that finds that E meals leave me starving an hour later and 2 pounds heavier the next day. I do not do E meals but, I will do E snacks about once a day. It is usually a smoothie, shake or fruit and protein. We also do not eat grains for health reasons so E meals and snacks are more difficult for me. But I still get those E snacks in for a change of fuel. Some times I will just make a light S meal a crossover to get some healthy carbs in.
I just finished up the first 3 days which are Deep S days. It was harder than I thought it would be. I didn't realize how much I relied on dairy and nuts and seeds. BUT I was deliberate and diligent to make sure I was eating enough and getting enough protein and really making sure to load on the healthy fats. This morning was my first FP day. It felt good to have a waffle this morning! LOL! It was really good. I used this recipe but, I left out the coconut oil and used the THM brand baking blend and added some butterscotch extract to the batter. http://homeschoolingaadventures.blogspot.com/2014/10/waffle-for-one.html#.VU0AqP50yUl
I also don't really like syrup so I made a topping of frozen strawberries, cream cheese and xylitol and blended it until smooth and used it as a dipping sauce. The cream cheese was why I left the coconut oil out of the waffle. It was so good and so worth it and it fell under the confines of FP. I also measured it out so I wouldn't go over on fats. SO GOOD! Here is a picture of my breakfast! YUM!
For my snack after my workout, I had a shake made with:
1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
70 grams frozen berry medley
2 TBSP xylitol
Splash of vanilla
Pinch of salt
1/2 tsp gluccie
1 scoop of THM approved Vanilla Whey Isolate
Handful of ice cubes
It was super good! I will update again at the end of the Fuel Cycle and let you know my progress.