I hope all is well. I am doing great!! I am working with a personal trainer 3 times a week. I just started back a few weeks ago.
I have some AMAZING NEWS: The time has come where I no longer need the aid of weight loss medication. Belviq and Bel-phen was amazing and got me to where I am today. But I have been off of both for a little while and I have pushed through a long plateau and now I am doing this completely on my own!! I never thought I would get to this point. But I am here!!!
I have also started a new meal regimen. I start off in the morning with a protein shake as a meal supplement. It's chocolate and has chia seeds which are rich in omega 3's. Now, for those that know me will remember - I HATE SHAKES. Protein shakes generally taste yucky. But this shake is YUMMY!!! It literally tastes like chocolate milk. It comes in powder form and I mix it with vanilla silk. With the Silk, I get my entire breakfast for 200 calories.
Here is a breakdown of the Supplement Facts:
Taken from the IDLife website:
The Power of Chia
Known as “running food” by Aztec Warriors, and deriving its name from the Mayan work for “strength,” Chia seed has a rich history of being a powerful nutritional supplement with its use dating back to 3500 B.C. Aztecs and Mayans consumed Chia seeds regularly, grinding them into flour, pressing them into oil and drinking them mixed with water to increase stamina, endurance and energy over long periods for battle.
Chia seeds are considered a “super” food because they deliver the maximum amount of nutrients with minimum calories. The nutritional benefits of chia seeds include fiber, omega fatty acids, calcium, antioxidants and much more - even protein! Even more amazing, chia seeds absorb up to 12 times their own weight and expand to curb your appetite, so adding just an ounce or so of chia seeds to your diet can reduce caloric intake and help lower the energy density (or calories) of foods while doubling the amount of fiber.