Congratulations on your 4.5 pounds!!! Welcome to the forum, this is a great place to get ideas and advice. I don't really know how much you want to lose, but you might consider checking out the 100+ thread, we're not so much about the number you want to lose, but we're all pretty certain we're in this for the long haul.
You might want to try Greek yogurt. It's much higher in protein than regular yogurt, and when you buy the plain variety it tastes like sour cream so you can use it in a bunch of different ways. I've been buying the 0% fat version, and when I want it sweet I add in some homemade low sugar jam, maybe an envelope of sweetener and maybe some chopped up fruit. I've also been known to add a little seasoning and make it in to veggie dip or topping for a taco salad. Other ideas for easy protein sources are boiled eggs, reduced fat cheese, fat free cottage cheese, tuna, chicken,
I can't eat oatmeal, my body doesn't tolerate it very well. So for breakfast I usually have a piece of fruit and make a sandwich with 35 calorie/slice bread, a piece of reduced fat cheese and a couple of slices of fat free turkey. Or I might have a slim bagel with ff cream cheese and some low sugar jam. Or maybe a bowl of Kashi or Special K with skim milk. For lunch I usually do salad (chicken taco is my fave) or leftovers, like turkey chili, or stir fry. Lately I've been eating lots and lots of squash, mostly spaghetti, and frequently I add a cup of meat marinara to it and eat it just like a bowl of real pasta, yes it is that close to the real thing. For grab & go lunches you might want to look in to Healthy Choice soups, they are very easy to grab and heat up in a microwave, and generally speaking you can eat the whole thing, feel full afterward, and still be on plan.
Starting weight: 244.6 lbs. 10/01/09
Pounds lost: 80.6 lbs
Current weight: 164 lbs
Goal weight: 120 lbs
Weight to go: 44 lbs
Goal Date: 1/1/13
Last edited by almeeker; 10-20-2010 at 01:04 AM.