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Yes indeed, there is sarcasm there, though I'm actually having something of a nice day. Or I'm at least in a good mood.

I've hit a weight plateau again. That's bugging me, since it means my body has settled into a new weight class that's still really goddamn far from my goal, and I have to smack it up a bit to get it to break loose. It gets harder from here on too: I've got to start adding to the workout regimen, as the extended walkies alone just aren't cutting it anymore. I need to add in a weight training regimen daily to build up more muscle tissue, primarily upper body stuff. The theory is that building lean muscle tissue helps to burn fat, which means a lot of reps with less weight. There is some body sculpting stuff that I'd like to do as well-- I want to beef up my shoulders and chest. And I want to tighten my abs and ass.

I also need to do this with a limited food intake. Where I've been having a dificult time getting enough daily protein to maintain my current muscle tissue, now I have to add muscle tissue. The only way I can see to do this is to increase my intake of the protein powder, which is highly bioavailable protein. I'm already mixing it with yogurt in the morning for breakfast, now it looks like I may have to try and find an unflavored one to mix in with the fat-free cottage cheese.

My refrigerator will soon be taken over completely by fat-free yogurt and cottage cheese. It's already taken a significant portion of the space. But I know myself well enough that I can't eat just plain cottage cheese (or even cottage cheese with stuff in it) for weeks on end.

I'm probably gonna have to make blender chicken with the leftover chicken and portobellos that I grilled. Either that or the pooch is gonna get a bunch of spicy chicken thighs. It would make for a happy pooch.


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Jun. 16th, 2008 07:42 pm (UTC)
What do you and your doctor's think about Brewer's yeast? Just curious.
Jun. 16th, 2008 09:51 pm (UTC)
Haven't asked, but I'd bet it's good for making beer.
Jun. 17th, 2008 03:29 am (UTC)
We used it for a while when a pediatrician was suggesting that I add extra fats to my youngest's diet, to make her gain weight. The Brewer's Yeast seemed to help a bit and is supposed to be easier to digest.

Brewer's yeast has 4.6g. of protien per tablespoon and lots of B vitamins. It also has lots of chromium though, which is supposed to lower blood sugar levels, so I wonder if it would now send you into hypoglycemic reactions.

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Jun. 17th, 2008 06:53 pm (UTC)
My dialysis nutritionist has issues with my lack of eating enough protein, and asked me to add egg white powder to anything possible. It's called Just Whites and it's found in the cooking aisle.
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