Day 60: Another attempt at baking

Day 59

I decided to try and make the protein cookies I wrote about in my post yesterday. I followed the recipe, but mine looked nothing like the pictures in it. These are what mine looked like:

Yummy, huh? Yeah, I didn’t think so either. That being said, they’re not terrible. They taste better than the muffins, but they’re not great. The texture isn’t very cookie like. They’re also not very high in protein. Each cookie is 134 calories and only has 4.5 grams of protein. Granted, that’s more protein than regular cookies, but it’s not what I was hoping for. If all I’m getting is 4.5 grams of protein per cookie, I need the cookie to taste better.

I made some lactation cookies after I had little kid. Those were delicious. I’m considering trying to find the recipe again and see if I can modify it myself. I found a couple of posts on how to substitute protein powder for flour in baking, so I may just take advantage of this “storm” day to experiment. I’ll let you all know how it goes.

Oh, and awesome news! I finally hit my protein goal for the day yesterday! I ate 103 grams of protein. Woo hoo!

Final step count: 18,524

Day 60

This weekend, I got a notification that Jamie Eason was hosting a DietBet. I hadn’t planned on signing up for anymore DietBets since I don’t really have a lot left to lose in terms of actual weight, but I’m a fan of Jamie’s and she provided a meal and exercise plan to go along with it, so I registered for it. What can I say? I’m a sucker for new fitness plans.

So, today’s planned workout is actually from Jamie’s plan. I’ll be putting my Strong program on hold, and following her workouts for the next four weeks. It’ll be a lot more working out than I’ve been doing the past few weeks. I’ve been focusing solely on Strong, which is three days a week of full body workouts. I haven’t been doing any cardio.

Jamie’s plan is also three days a week of full body workouts, but it includes three additional days of higher intensity interval training (HIIT). I’m considering increasing my calorie ranges to offset the additional workouts if it seems I’m losing too much weight. My goal is to retain as much fat free mass as possible while losing fat. If I lose weight too quickly, it’s likely half of it will be at the expense of muscle mass. That is definitely not what I want.

I updated my tracker to reflect the new workouts and I’m ready to get started, so off to the gym I go! Happy Monday!

Current step total: 580

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