I've continued on with a modified version of the meal plans that I posted about last time. I did add back in chicken and fish this week. No vegetarian life for me :) I definitely feel better with less protein, and eating more veggies. While I still get cravings for foods I shouldn't have, the different kinds of foods on the plans left me feeling more satisfied after eating. It totally got me out of the food rut I was in. Bananas are not longer a staple of my diet either. Just got bored eating them, you know? They were my go-to morning snack, now more of a once or twice a week thing. Replaced them with a few dates and a small amount of nuts.
Since it's been icy and not ideal winter weather here, I've been turning more and more to indoor workouts. I dusted off some old cardio DVDs and have been doing them about 3 x per week (Leslie Sansone as well as the Caribbean workout with Shelly McDonald). The other 3 days are for the elliptical. Plus some stretching right after, about 15 minutes of yoga or pilates.
With food and exercise, I have been consistent and it's paying off. Weight 165.0 lbs