We've also tried the mini quiche recipe, which are okay, but nothing to write home about, and along with the bran pancakes, we have breakfast covered. I discovered that a tablespoon of natural peanut butter on top of the pancakes greatly improves them. Still, having the oat bran pancakes and the mini quiches are so much better than trying to down a smoothie every morning! It's been several days since the last smoothie or cheese items, and I've seen some improvement in my symptoms. I'm guessing that such a large amount of dairy was too much for my system, but I think smaller amounts will probably still be okay. It might not hurt me to pick up some lactase tablets, though. I just think that my system is less tolerant of dairy now, and I'm sure it will continue to tolerate it less and less as I age.
I still feel frequently hungry. I hate that. But, I'm still adjusting to a new way of eating and a new lifestyle, so patience is necessary. I still have not had a chance to try out the exercises in the back yet. I do plan on starting a workout routine soon--when I'm not spending hours in the kitchen!
Weight loss update:
I have lost 9.5 pounds now, and my hubby has lost 10.5 pounds. I'm more encouraged with these numbers!