I’m so happy that I found a program that works, its been one week so far…I’ve made three dinner recipes from my Slimgenics cook book, put together a week long meal plan that for the most part worked out well, but we did make last minute changes here and there. We found some recipes we absolutely love and some other meals that are going to no longer exist, hahaha!
I am learning that cooking meals at home, while taking some planning, is actually really satisfying. Eating meals that you took the time to prepare yourself makes the meal that much more tasty and filling. Its a weird concept, but so true! We made two dishes this week that we both LOVED. Ryan’s favorite was Curried Chicken…I sauteed pieces of chicken breast then added sliced tomatoes and chopped green onions mixed together with yellow curry powder, parsley flakes and the Simgenics version of chicken noodle soup (any dry chicken noodle should work). Oh man it was so good! My favorite meal this week was Hamburger Rice Casserole. I browned ground sirloin with chopped mushrooms, chopped green onions and chopped celery. I poured that all into a baking dish and added in the Slimgenics version of dry creamy chicken noodle soup mix, with the water. Baked it about 30 minutes until it all firmed up. Yum!
Some of the other foods we at this week were super good in season clementines, jazz apples, sauteed asparagus and “mashed potatoes.” Oh! Let me tell you about the potatoes! We each used 1 serving of starch for this. 1 mashed together 1/2 baked potato (baked in the microwave) and 1/2 cup of cooked cauliflower each. (So 1 whole baked potato and 1 cup of cauliflower total) I mashed into it 2 TBS of light margarine and a bunch of garlic powder. Soo good, skin on garlic mashed potatoes with added bulk of cauliflower was a pretty big serving and had hidden vegetables for the boyfriend 😉
So, what else went on this week? Oooh…yeah…I lost 7 lbs! Woohoo! I should lose 3-5 lbs every week, this week was more because its the first week and we did 3 days of “detox”, too…which is just at the beginning of the program. I feel SO much better, too. I don’t feel bloated, just “fat” but that’ll go away as the weeks go on, haha! My skin is clearer from eating basic foods, no alcohol, no preservatives, lots of water. My mood is pretty boosted from just feeling good and healthy. The only time I’m kinda crabby is if I’m running late for dinner, but I’m hungry, haha!
I’m getting used to the amount of food, too. Unlike Weight Watchers, where you get less points as you lose weight. On Slimgenics you eat the same amount of food the whole time, so obviously my body needs to get used to it. Having the Herbal Slim appetite suppressants, the Slimgenics branded “Thermo Snacks” and “Thermo Boosts” to add in during my day and lots of water helps though 🙂 The only way you get more food is if you majorly increase your activity to like an hour or more a DAY…yeah..I exercise a lot but not that much 🙂
My exercise plans are going well, too. I’m still actively lifting 2x a week for 30 minutes with my trainers at LA Fitness and I’m doing a 5K running class with the Running Room. We meet on Saturdays for a lesson/tips for the 1st half hour and then the 2nd half of class we run together. Our homework is doing two training runs during the week,which I’m also doing. So running 3x a week, plus maybe elliptical a 4th day and lifting. I say I’m a healthy active girl! As the fat melts off my muscles will finally start showing!
My most difficult day this week was definitely Thursday. It was the 1st day of eating planned out foods on the regular plan (after 3 days of detox). Also, Thursdays are my longest day…aka I get up at 6am…go lift weights and run, then work til 6pm, then finally get home. Yup…long day. So long day and heavy exercise means HUNGRY! I was feeling woozy as I drove home and called ahead to Ryan to have him start the oven and some of the cooking prep for the curried chicken. I talked to a Slimgenics counselor about what happened on Friday and she was SUPER helpful. She reminded me that I can have a 3rd Thermo snack to replace my dairy as long as I use one of the higher calcium Thermo Snacks…we also structured a day out better where I have a bit more “bulk” in my AM/early afternoon meals so that I don’t feel so empty by late dinner time. Another note on that day was that I could hardly finish my dinner..yep I went from STARVING to full pretty quickly….probably because of the late hour. So, dinners will be smaller on Thursdays with more snacks and filling stuff during the day to help stave off the extra hunger pangs from my workout, I think that makes sense!
Alright that has been quite the bit of babbling for today…I hope I shared enough info so you guys can get an idea of what I’m doing on the plan and how well its working! I had a few questions through out the week about what it was and how I was doing! So there ya go! Feel free to ask me questions on Twitter and on here.
P.S. Slimgenics does not know I’m writing about them, they haven’t asked me to write about them, I’m not being compensated in any way, these are all my opinions, I’m just doing it cause its working and I’m happy!