I finally got my SHAPE . and got to see the success story for myself!! First off, I’m not thrilled with the photo! I should have left my hair down despite the fact that it was a workout shoot. My whole head just looks really weird and not like me! I’m also kind of annoyed with all the mistakes in the story. I went through TWO rounds of fact checking because they had so many things wrong the first time around (like saying I ate pizza and Coke every day in college!) and they still managed to get a few important things wrong. Here are 3 that really bug me:
- I didn’t "quit sports" due to my foot – I just had to switch to non-weight bearing activities. I exercised EVERY DAY of my weight gain and still put on 20 pounds. That’s just how many calories snuck into my mouth over 2 years. The article says I decided upon scheduling surgery to start exercising for the first time in a few years. Not true!
- Also the Christmas quote is wrong, and it’s quite embarrassing how they wrote it! What my aunt actually said (to the group of women, not to me) is in a sighing voice: "I guess you just have to choose between alcohol and dessert. You can’t have both." That was so eye-opening to me because I just assumed it was normal to have both. I never considered cutting one out to keep my meal lighter.
- And I never said "The more I tone my muscles, the more balanced I feel." That’s just not me!!
- Lastly, I definitely mentioned CalorieKing.com (food journaling), going back to school for an R.D. and of course KERF but they didn’t bite 🙁 I guess that just shows the power of editing?!
So if you want to know the REAL story, just read the Real Weight Loss page 🙂
On to breakfast – I saw on Trust My Intuition last week that she made Millet Amaranth Porridge from Vive Le Vegan! and I planned it to make today (since it’s a little more time consuming than oats).
It turned out quite well!
We used our Bob’s Red Mill grains and mixed 1/2 cup total (75% millet, 25% amaranth) into a milk/water blend (for 2 servings). We also added:
- 2 chopped apricots
- 1 banana
- Pinch salt
- Tsp vanilla bean paste
- Pinch all spice and sprinkle cinnamon
Once portioned out, I added 2 tbsp granola , a tbsp flax , some maple syrup around the edges and a spoonful of AB . Yum!!
The millet could have been cooked a bit longer – the balls were still slightly chewy. But I almost preferred them that way!
I also had some tea (still going through my endless stores)
Ancient grains makes me feel SOO excited about health. I know it’s nerdy, but I just love the whole "I’m eating good food" feeling. Including the flax, almond butter and green tea (superfoods) sweetened the pot
I’ve got a new kind of berry – Kamut Berries – cooking on the stove to use for the week. (Since the pot was already dirty from breakfast, I just reused it to save a wash). They are a little more oblong in shape, so we’ll see how I like ’em.
Unfortunately I have two huge projects to work on today. Plus a lunch and maybe a dinner. And a workout needs to happen soon! Busy day.