Protein Power – A Continuation

And I’m back for a second installment of today’s protein log. Now, I read or did read a lot of food blogs (see here, here, and here) over the years, and I have to say; this “multiple blogs for each meal” thing is a TASK. I don’t think I could do it on a regular basis. I’m happy with my Life & Living blog.

But, I assume the reason you came back was for the rest of my day’s protein intake.

Lunch

For lunch, Jason and I went here:

I had a 5 piece chicken strip combo (comes with fries and a drink). I gave up one of my chicken strips for one of Jason’s hot wings.

4 chicken strips 20gm

1 hot wing 5 gm

odd French fries with strange sugar salt sprinkling 5gm

12oz cup of root beer 0gm

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Snack (because it’s damn hot here!)

banana flavored Popsicle 0gm

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Dinner

98% fat-free turkey chili 34gm (a biggie)

2oz extra sharp cheddar 14gm

crackers 3gm

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For the rest of the evening I may eat some frozen peaches blended into a smoothie with a coconut yogurt or some other such frozen amazingness.

My Total (unless I am mistaken): 105 gm protein today. Now go me! Unless eating that much protein is bad, in which case I will get it back down to the range the instructor told us last night (70-80)

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Protein for Pregnancy

Last night, Jason and I went to our first “Childbirth Preparedness” class. Oddly, again, we were the “youngest” there. We are still perplexed by the fact that mommies are taking these classes so much later in the game than we are… are we freaks or are they just bad procrastinators? One woman introduced herself saying that she was ALREADY DILATED! Come on people… are you going to make it to the end of the class? I just hope they already took the breastfeeding class.

Anyway…

This first class was a little bit of a let down. The woman conducting the course was sick, and called the class early. We spent most of the time watching a birthing video and listening to the instructor sort of ramble on, disjointedly about what we can expect (not going into to too much detail) and what we probably should be doing as far as nutrition (not too much detail their either). We weren’t the only ones wondering about the content of the class for the $80 fee we paid to take it. HOPEFULLY, it will get better and the instructor will be more organised next week. Fingers crossed.

We did get a packet of literature and a homework assignment.

This week’s assignment is to track my protein intake for one day. Here’s what I’ve got so far:

Breakfast

Oatmeal (Instant) 7gm

Toffee dusted almonds (they taste like pralines) 5gm

Low Fat Cottage Cheese 12gm (cha-ching!)

A grand total of 24gm, about one-third of my target of 70gm for the day. I’ll update the list this evening in a separate post.

**Question: How do you keep your protein levels up?**