Veganism- My thoughts!

So about a month ago I attempted to become vegan. The whole “if it had a face or a mother, don’t eat it”! I really believed it and I tried really hard. Meat and me aren’t friends really. I have trouble eating most meats, eggs are not my favourite, but I absolutely love cheese and cannot give it up. I also love shrimp and fish. I absolutely applaud all those that can maintain a Kind diet. I have weeded out meat from my diet and do eat very little of it, but i worry about my protein consumption, seeing as I do not do milky protein shakes. If I could live on cheese and pickles for life I’d be set, but that is just not realistic. I would love to hear from any vegans reading this post to give me some guidance in upping my protein , FYI I do not like tofu. I love fresh fruit , veggies and greek yogurt (with a side of lactaid!) So please feel free to leave me a comment to help out, I thank you all in advance!

PS.. I did run #3 tonight and managed to do 1.98 miles in 24 min with a pace of 12;16/mile. That is 2 full min of my first run.. I am a runner now, I CAN DO THIS, and so can you !

Cheers peeps!

My second outdoor run and I didn’t puke!

So tonight I tried to better my pace and distance, but I’m still averaging 1.88 miles (3km) but I did it in 24 min tonight and shaved a full minute off my pace!I fully believe that my weight training has helped , my quads are much stronger! Thought I’d post a pre run pic, just in case the post run pic was from the emergency room! lol

Fueled up on my GNC Whey Kool protein drink and a granola bar, now I’m so set for a nice long sleep!

Cheers people and keep moving, you can do it, push it and keep sweating!

My first outdoor run, it’s been a long time coming!

So one of my goals is to become a runner. I’ve always wanted to be one and this was a goal I’d set for myself before surgery – to run a 5k! I have been doing the C5K program and it has been amazing. I mostly train at the gym on the treadmill, but due to a knee injury I had to stop a few weeks ago. This is when I began lifting, trying to strengthen my quads, hamstrings and calves. Tonight I decided that I will begin running again, but outdoors, not on my beloved treadmill. I did my 5 min warm up and then began my run… I was doing awesome until I reached a large downhill run , but my problem was not the speed I added, it was the fact that my Gitch and pants were falling down . I mean major losing my drawers in mid run! Thank god it was dark.. So this little mishap screwed my run because I had to hang onto my pants the whole way! However, I did complete 1.9 miles in 26 min and to me I was happy. I do believe my pace and distance could have been better if me ole drawers stayed put! Tomorrow I’m back in the gym for another lift session and possibly another run, with new running attire!

Crazy I tell you!

I hate protein shakes! But I love this !

I really really despise all milky type protein shakes, which is good because my surgeon frowns upon them! I am to eat my protein NOT drink it, as it has been beat into my head over and over again, every post op visit! However, in the hot summer months I do enjoy the odd Click shake with a shot of sugar free Davinci peppermint syrup.. made of course with lactose free skim milk.. But that is the only milky type shake I will drink and seriously peeps this happens maybe 5 times all summer long. What I do absolutely LOVE and drink almost daily , post work out is this baby

GNC Whey Kool lemonade flavour.. Stats are per 1 scoop  90 cal, 1.4g carbs, 0.7 g sugar and 21 g protein… HOLA!!!! I mix this up in my 24oz Camelback bottle with a Crystal Light ( any flavour) and it is fantastic! Post work out it is refreshing and tastes great, I also love the 21 grams of protein too! So for all of you post op’s who do not tolerate milky shakes, give this one a try.. I bet you’ll like it!

Happy workout!

Who says post op’s cant eat PIZZA!

I heart pizza, all kinds, all toppings, all shapes. I was not going to give this little piece of heaven up post op, no way Jose! Fortunately for me, my 2 oldest children work in an awesome pizza place and custom make my pies! There are times when my pizza urge hits and Inkdgirl must make her own Za! So I make these

FLATOUT PIZZA’S! These bad boys rock! Every trip I make south of the border I grabs copious amounts of these wraps! We here in Canada do not have them ( HINT HINT FLATOUT PEOPLE!!!) so I stock up! I also stock up on Price Choppers pasta sauce as it has the lowest sugar content, I use this as my sauce. Then load up the pizza with turkey pepperoni, lots of cheese and tons of onions and peppers! Note, Feta makes a pizza perfect! I like to toast my wrap a bit in the oven at 400 minus the toppings, for crispiness! Then I add whatever my fridge has in it, but never ever do I put chicken on my pizza, that to me is WRONG! Hope you enjoyed today’s food porn and I’m going home to make me a pizza~!

Who says post op’s cant eat PIZZA!

I heart pizza, all kinds, all toppings, all shapes. I was not going to give this little piece of heaven up post op, no way Jose! Fortunately for me, my 2 oldest children work in an awesome pizza place and custom make my pies! There are times when my pizza urge hits and Inkdgirl must make her own Za! So I make these

FLATOUT PIZZA’S! These bad boys rock! Every trip I make south of the border I grabs copious amounts of these wraps! We here in Canada do not have them ( HINT HINT FLATOUT PEOPLE!!!) so I stock up! I also stock up on Price Choppers pasta sauce as it has the lowest sugar content, I use this as my sauce. Then load up the pizza with turkey pepperoni, lots of cheese and tons of onions and peppers! Note, Feta makes a pizza perfect! I like to toast my wrap a bit in the oven at 400 minus the toppings, for crispiness! Then I add whatever my fridge has in it, but never ever do I put chicken on my pizza, that to me is WRONG! Hope you enjoyed today’s food porn and I’m going home to make me a pizza~!

Product Alert – Yumminess!

So happy to have found this! Yes for all of you living in the USA this is probably something you have had forever, but here in good ole Canada, we take some time getting the goods! This is what I’m talking about

Single serve Danone Oikos  Greek yogurt with blueberries. 90 calories,2g fat, 12 g carbs , 12g sugar(eek) but 8 g protein! Boooyeah I’ll take it! For those of you who are lactose intolerant post op ( LIKE ME) I make sure and take a Lactaid prior to consumption. The sugars were quite high and I was in fear of dumping, but I did NOT dump from this(I am a huge dumper!) So these little gems will find themselves in my cooler for lunches or snacks! I’m eating one as we speak before I head to the gym for a nice lift session! 
Enjoy!

Killed it at the GYM today!

Started the Live Fit program today and I am so obsessed with lifting heavy things! I love that feeling of pushing my muscles to the limit. The endorphins were on high alert post workout! It also helped that our local hockey team was there working out, nothing beats a little eye candy whilst working out. I did do some cardio today even though the plan doesn’t call for it yet, but again, rules are meant to be broken , RIGHT.. I have a really hideous pic that I may as well post of the gun show!

Sorry, I could not flip the photo.. technology sucks! I am so rockin my large scar on my tummy too! Not afraid to show that, I had 4 huge hernias repaired in July that had me grounded for 8 weeks, I was a mess, no going out at all due to the 2 drains I had to cart around with me.

But once I got clearance from the surgeon, I was at the gym! Doing cardio, but not anymore.. I love to lift so I will add progress pics weekly, lets do this Mondays Inkdgirl!

Sounds like a plan peeps!
Keep it up and” if you ain’t sweatin, you ain’t workin hard enough”!!!

Ciao

Tattoo’s,Rockstars and Books!

These 3 lil subject titles run my life and are my obsession! Hence the moniker, Inkdgirl, yes I am tatt’d! Do I love it? Yup , does my mother approve? , nope , do I care?, nope! Again the whole listening to rules and people do not apply to inkdgirl. Currently I am wearing 9 lovely pieces of ink with future designs in the works. Most recently I had this done,

Did it hurt, not really, but my tolerance of pain is quite high..
Now on to Rockstars.. my most fav obsession… Nickelback are my pick for the greatest band ever! Have a look at this pic

I hate that I was Fat in this pic! I was hanging onto Chad like there is no tomorrow! I have a guitar, I’m a lefty of course so a special order guitar had to be purchased, cuz nothing comes easy for me! Can I play, nope not really but let me tell you, when I plug that amp in.. I AM A ROCKSTAR!

Books- I am completely engrossed in books. I read so many books a year my library is full! What do I read , well right now its this

Um Hello, of course I read books about rockstars! They have the best stories and I live vicariously through their stories!
So , there ya have it… Inkdgirl in a nutshell…. a ROCK HARD nutshell!

Ciao!

Tattoo’s,Rockstars and Books!

These 3 lil subject titles run my life and are my obsession! Hence the moniker, Inkdgirl, yes I am tatt’d! Do I love it? Yup , does my mother approve? , nope , do I care?, nope! Again the whole listening to rules and people do not apply to inkdgirl. Currently I am wearing 9 lovely pieces of ink with future designs in the works. Most recently I had this done,

Did it hurt, not really, but my tolerance of pain is quite high..
Now on to Rockstars.. my most fav obsession… Nickelback are my pick for the greatest band ever! Have a look at this pic

I hate that I was Fat in this pic! I was hanging onto Chad like there is no tomorrow! I have a guitar, I’m a lefty of course so a special order guitar had to be purchased, cuz nothing comes easy for me! Can I play, nope not really but let me tell you, when I plug that amp in.. I AM A ROCKSTAR!

Books- I am completely engrossed in books. I read so many books a year my library is full! What do I read , well right now its this

Um Hello, of course I read books about rockstars! They have the best stories and I live vicariously through their stories!
So , there ya have it… Inkdgirl in a nutshell…. a ROCK HARD nutshell!

Ciao!

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