I don't think the protein shake for lunch thing is for me. I can do it for three or four days and then I"m just starving. I woke up hungry this morning, which is not normal. I haven't stopped eating so far today.
I might be able to incorporate it into my regular diet, maybe in place of my afternoon snack, but I have to have something solid at lunch.
I'm also having some intestinal challenges with this shake that are becoming problematic. It's a little questionable as to if I can make it through a workout at the gym without embarrassing myself. That's just not fun.
So, I think I'm going to take a break. I am five pounds from my final goal and I know that right now, diet is not going to be what gets me there. I've gone as far as I can with diet and minimal exercise. To get these last pounds off and get the few inches off to get into my clothes, I need to buckle down and really exercise. There has to be a plan that I can stick to.
I'll think of one later.
I didn't sleep well last night and I'm dreading going home and having to go through the chaos of getting me, two girls and Big M ready for the trip. Hopefully Ali was good at Mama T's today so I can turn on an episode of Mickey for her while I get as much done as possible in 30 minutes. If she doesn't play nice at daycare, which has been a problem (as mentioned previously) then she doesn't get to listen to her songs on the way home, or watch Mickey or get any privileges at all until she gets a clean report from Mama T. This has been working well as long as long as both Mama T and I stick to it strictly. We spend a lot of time talking to Ali about how to share toys, take turns on the swings, etc, etc.
Ah yes, the 'fun' side of parenting.
Thankfully this time at my in laws I'll have reinforcements. My MIL and SIL who are both itching for some quality Ali & Elle time. Fabulous. I'm going to go take a nap!