…..so freakin' bad!!!

Thank Goodness for Breakfast

Hello.  My name is Pono and I want to be a skinnyaire.  Last night was quite a night.  I feel miserable today because I missed going on my walk last night.  The night air was cool with a slight breeze that made it the perfect night for a walk or jog.  All of that changed in a matter of half an hour when I stepped outside again and the air was filled with the smell of smoke; a result of the massive brush fires sweeping across Texas  with reckless abandon.  I suffer from Asthma so am inclined to stay indoors when the air quality is really bad, bad like San Bernardino county when Los Angeles decides to share its smog and blows over into the valley, bad.  So, last night I was caught up with the news on the fires and if they had reached us yet.  By the time I looked up, it was nearly midnight and I did not work out.  Another disappointing day gone, a day never to be done over again, a workout lost in the depths of my memories to be replayed over and over with disappointing redundancy.

Homemade Yogurt

I woke up this morning still mad at myself for not doing something last night indoors to get my heart rate up.  Through the disappointment and sadness of my lack of effort last night, I did have something to look forward to for breakfast.  My wife and I attempted our very first homemade yogurt.  WoW!  We pulled it from the fridge and it had solidified to the consistency of yogurt!  Ahhhh, the sweet smell of success in the morning is truly invigorating!  But alas, it needed one final test.  The dreaded taste test!  It was plain yogurt so we decided to add some honey and strawberries to each individual bowl.

 The yogurt has a wonderful taste and texture to it.  You can find the recipe for it here.  Since it was such a success we will be experimenting with tastes and textures more, so we will share our results as they happen.  I usually eat roughly 30g of protein in the morning within 30 minutes of waking up which is something I learned on the Dr. Oz show.  Eating 30g of protein in the morning 30 minutes from waking up allows the body to burn more efficiently throughout the day and allow you to burn more calories.  Thirty grams of protein is equivalent to five eggs in the morning.  Eggs are a great source of protein but you can get your protein from many other sources besides eggs.  So, here’s to the rest of my day!  Let’s go!

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2 responses

  1. Thank you for linking to my blog 🙂 I’m so glad this worked out for you!

    I like making just plain, then I can add each day what I’m in the mood for, but others have scraped a few vanilla beans (don’t use extract, the alcohol will ruin the culture), or added in jams. Not sure of the weight loss you’re on, but homemade granola is WONDERFUL with this!

    What are other sources of 30g of protein? 5 eggs is a lot of eggs! I have 2 chickens…I have 2 eggs per day available.

    September 12, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    • You are welcome, Cindy. Five eggs can be a lot for some people. I enjoy turkey sausage patties, or anything turkey. You can actually drink a protein shake if that is your thing. If not, you can find lots of things with protein. Quinoa has 9 grams of protein per half cup, I believe. A great source of grain as well as protein. You can also eat tofu, which is something i love to do. If you go online and research some great recipes, you can use firm tofu and it can have the consistency of meat. I make some dishes with tofu and the tofu will take on the taste of whatever you are cooking. It absorbs sauces and spices and if cooked right, really is delicious and meat-like if that is what you are going for. I sometimes eat fish in the morning which is an amazing source of lean protein and full of Omega-3 fatty acids which are full of poly and monounsaturated fats that combat saturated fats and LDL (bad cholesterol) in the body. I hope this helps and gives you some directions to look at. As I contiue my blog and start organizing it this week, I will be writing about this very topic, probably Thursday or Friday so I’ll send you an email so you can read up and find more sites through mine. CIndy, take care and thanks for writing……pono….future skinnyaire

      September 12, 2011 at 5:12 pm

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