Lizadizzle and The SNAFU Undo


#22

Awww shucks :blush: Thank you! I really am giving it my best. I blame Huel :smiley: lol

I will DEFINITELY check her out. I am always open to everyone else’s methods of things - whatever those things may be lol.

Cheers!


#23

@Lizadizzle Reading your story was like reading mine. One day I woke up and needed to lose 100lbs. Ugh. I started kickboxing about a year ago but needed to stop because I jacked up my back and found out I have some degeneration so I’m hesitant to doing anything too impactful, so I want to try some yoga. I think one of the reasons I can’t it haven’t lost weight is because I don’t eat enough - usually I miss a lunch or dinner. I’ve begun cutting out snacks, and choosing healthier ones when I do have them. I’m making sure I eat regular meals and I’ve lost a few pounds already. My order is coming tomorrow - woohoo. I’m planning on starting with replacing 1 meal and see how I do. This is my long winded way of saying - you go girl!


#24

I haven’t had the chance to try the yoga that Teresa mentioned on youTube, but I have done a bit before and it’s really nice - even just for the stretches. I’ve got a “wonky pelvis” from an old injury and it aggravates my sciatica daily - so obnoxious. At any rate, the yoga definitely helps with the back pain - I can’t wait to try the lady she mentioned.

Go us :smiley:


#25

I’ve made a plan to go to double Huel shakes this coming week AND I’ve started toying with sugar free / fat free Jello pudding mixes. About 5 grams of Jello mix is 15 or 16 calories and is a negligible amount to my macros. Today for lunch I’m doing:

400 ML Water
2 scoops Vanilla Huel
1 tsp Strawberry flavor mix
5 grams Cheesecake flavor sf / ff Jello pudding mix
[Edit 1: THIS IS AMAZING. O.O Huel’s regular flavor is usually really hard for me to overcome; not in a bad way - just like… no matter what you put in it - the flavor is there. I can’t taste the Huel in this - at all. All I taste is strawberry and … sweet. It’s not strawberry cheesecake by a long shot but DUDE - this’ll do.]

I imagine the Jello mix will thicken up the Huel so I’m adding the extra 100 ML of water. I usually only use 300 ML. Dinner when I get home is:

400 ML Water
2 scoops Vanilla Huel
2 tablespoons (!!!) of chocolate flavor
5 grams butterscotch flavor sf / ff Jello pudding mix

I may add 1/2 to 1 TBS of peanut butter to the dinner shake. I had good results with this combination a few years ago using regular vanilla protein powder. If you use crunchy PB, it’s a bit Snickers-y. It’s the flavor I was looking for earlier when I added the caramel syrup.
[Edit 2:oh my GOD. IM DRINKING CAKE. I didn’t add the PB, maybe next time. This is glorious. I’m on my phone so can’t get into heavy detail - will add more later. ]

Cheers! :smiley: Actual update tomorrow or Sunday.

Hope everyone is having a great week so far!!

p.s. RaiderNation says FLY EAGLES FLY!! lol :slight_smile:


#26

I never considered either of those mix-ins but they make so much sense. I always on the lookout for simple portable add-ins: ones that don’t require a blender, refrigeration, etc.

Thank you for sharing! I will definitely have to checkout the pudding mixes at the store.


#27

Wow, lizadizzle! Your story is inspiring. Keep up the great work. :slight_smile:


#28

I absolutely love your enthusiasm Liz


#29

I am so glad to see that this is working well with someone who struggles with back injuries and fibro. I struggle with the same issues and trying to care for my 1 yr old son has really made good nutrition difficult much less lose any of the baby weight. I just started with a scoop a couple of times a day to ease my stomach into it. I’m hopeful this will help me improve my health too


#30

@Izzi-B

So interesting! I swear this is what happens to me, too! I know calories in and calories out. But quality of calories don’t matter? I often skipped meals and was undereating a lot, but maybe I would then overeat another day? I’m not sure what caused my weight to just stay high even when i was undereating unless it was just stalled metabolism. Hoping Huel will help me eat more consistently. I have to say eating one full serving in one go is a challedge. I seem to take two hours to drink one down! :woman_facepalming:t5:


#31

I don’t know if there’s any truth to it, being I’m not a trainer or nutritionist, but I feel like if I don’t eat normally then I eat awful at a later time. Additionally, I think if you dont eat regularly, your body tends to hold on to whatever you give it. So if you eat “good”, but in minimal quantities and then have an entire cheat day - instead of a meal, your body hangs on to all the fat from that day. Storing it for when you go back to not eating.

I have no idea if that’s accurate, but that’s what happens in my head. That’s part of my reason for including Huel in my days, even on Sundays when I have my cheat meal, there’s still a Huel meal in there.