Monday, June 21, 2010

Playing in powder!!!

So over the weekend I received my shipment of protein powder that I had ordered from LuckyVitamin.com.  I have toyed with the idea of using protein powder for awhile now but I have been hesitant to use it because I wasn't sure how I would like it.  In trying to change my diet though, I've noticed that I rely heavily on dairy for protein, and that I have a hard time getting enough into my body.  I ordered from LuckyVitamin because the powder I wanted to try was $45 for 2 lbs if you buy directly from the manufacturer's site.  From there, it was about $12 cheaper, so I decided to go that route. 

I have to say that the product so far has really been great.  It's not chalky or gross which I was afraid of, and aside from the taste, I definitely feel better with more protein in my system. I heard about the product from someone who I workout with and so far, I've been really pleased with it.  We'll see if maybe the extra protein in my system helps me to keep feeling better.  The nice thing about the powder is that it's super easy.  I've been making shakes with fruit, a little water, some powder, and a little bit of heavy cream for some easy fat.  It really tastes great and has a little bit of everything.  If you're someone who does use powder, one of the reasons I wanted to try this one is because it is all natural.  I'm assuming that's the reason that it is way more expensive than most powders I've looked at, but I do really like it. If you're interested, you can check it out here

As far as the eating goes, well, it comes and goes.  The crazy days have not been so good, but last week I made some great quasi taco salads that were really good and totally Primal.  I used 94/6 ground beef and mixed it with sauteed onions and peppers, and then put that on Romaine lettuce.  I put some shredded cheese on the ground beef and then topped that with some garden salsa (I'm a wuss when it comes to spice) and then I added some Trader Jose's guacomole, which added some great fat.  It was great tasting and I didn't feel like I was "dieting".  This weekend was a little harder though with my first swim meet on Saturday am, a dinner shift at the restaurant on Saturday evening, then a double yesterday with Father's Day literally kicking my butt.  Appparently dad's like beer, so our alehouse was swamped for Father's Day and I didn't get to eat the way I would have liked.  My choices for meals were good, but I got into the soda fountain again..... no coffee yesterday, but I did drink a lot of soda.  I ran for 12 hours straight without a break or sitting down, and the extra sugar helps.  I don't know why but it makes me at least keep going.  I know it's not good, but I couldn't help it.  :( Baby steps... once Thursday comes and I am no longer employed, I have a feeling this will get much easier.  I'm going to keep my fingers crossed and keep working....

2 comments:

Laurie said...

I hope that's About Time protein that you're using! Yum! :)

Katie said...

It is indeed Laurie... it is indeed... ;)