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Competition Cheesecake

I just concocted a recipe on the fly (I was hungry). I’m sure someone else has thought of this first, but I don’t care.

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1/2 cup greek yogurt, plain
4-5 strawberries sliced
1/2 scoop protein powder (I use vanilla syntha-6)
2 tablespoons of ground flax
A little water or milk of your choice to thin it (I used unsweetened vanilla breeze)

Mixed together and enjoy!

250 calories, 9 grams of fat, 26 grams of carbs and 21 grams of protein, and 10 grams each of protein and sugar

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May Progress

Here are my measurements today, compared to last month:
April 3

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Today

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Almost at my Goal Weight

I am currently 179 lbs! This is the smallest I’ve been in about 3 years!!!! I have about 5 lbs to go, and I will continue to strength train. I know the inches I lose from now on will be fat, but I may gain some weight in muscle. I am excited and happy. I know I will hit my goal by my birthday!

Merry FIT-mas

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Hope you’ve all been good. Have a great day with people you love and enjoy!

2 Week Challenge

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Sigh. I have slacked off soooo bad this weekend. My brother/best friend came home from Afghanistan after being deployed for 6 months so this weekend we celebrated and partied hard. I feel so bloated lol. I also drank a lot 😦

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Good news is, I didn’t gain much, but I need to detox hard starting today and for the next 14 days.

No alcohol
No sweets
Only good carbs
Lean meats

That should get me back on track, along with me kicking my fitness routine back into high gear. I think I’ll do ok 🙂

Foodie Fridays: Avocado Facts

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Because it contains a pit, the avocado is technically a fruit. Nutritionally, however, it differs from most other fruits. Nutritional values below are approximate, as there are slight differences between avocados depending on where they are grown.

FAT CONTENT
While most fruits are low in fat, the avocado is not. One half cup of cubed avocado, depending on the type, contains approximately 10 to 12 grams of fat. In contrast, a half cup of banana contains less than 1 gram of fat.

HEALTHY FAT
The fat in an avocado is, however, nearly all monounsaturated fat, so it does not contribute to high cholesterol.

CALORIES AND CARBOHYDRATES
One half cup of raw, cubed avocado also contains approximately 120 to 150 calories. Because most of the calories in an avocado come from fat, it supplies significantly fewer carbohydrates than most fruits, with about five to seven grams per half cup.

VITAMINS
One half cup of avocado also contains about a third of the recommended daily intake of B5 and one quarter of the recommended daily intake of vitamin E.

MINERALS
Avocados also contain boron and copper.

From Livestrong.com

Cravings Rant/Smoothie Recipe

This week I am doing a low fat low carb high protein diet, just to see how my body reacts to it. So far so good! However, I just wanted to take the time out to rant. I have been craving everything under the sun. However, I have remained strong (except for the bud light lime I drank last night). I wanted to share my new favorite smoothie with you all. I curbed my cravings and tastes great!

Banana Oatmeal Smoothie
1 banana
1 cup of vanilla almond milk (unsweetened)
1/2 cup plain oatmeal
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder

Combine all ingredients in blender and blend and it makes about 12 oz.

This is about 380 (depends mainly on your protein powder) calories and it keeps me full. I had it for dinner last night after my run, and if your hardcore you could use a casein powder instead but for me regular whey works just fine.

Enjoy!

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