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Day 53 – Thursday

Today’s highlight was attending our High Tea without partaking in the yummy foods on offer! Miss E didn’t even touch the sandwiches I got for her, and she ate most of my strawberries! I ordered my coffee, and chatted with my friends.

(‘New You’ Journal)

Poached eggs with ham & avocado toast

Mexican shepherds pie

Butter Chicken. This didn’t agree with me at all, and my tummy was quite grumbly about it. But I had heaps of cake decorating still to do, so I wanted something quick.

Tomorrow – Friday. Cake D-Day! I’m driving into work for a branch lunch at 12pm, and then there will be CAKE! I will be having one piece. I’ve worked so damn hard on this thing I’m not not having some!

Cheers
Kylie
(:

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Day 52 – Shattered

<<Hi…. yep it’s been a while huh. But. I’m back, and determined to continue this journey. I have a stack of draft posts that I’ll publish today. So much has happened. I’ve missed you!!!!!>>

I’ve been having so many late nights this week, it caught up with me today and I was shattered.

After catching up on the zzz’s I was able to get to a local cake store for some cakey items I needed.

I grabbed Subway (again) for lunch, as I was short on time – due to cake duty. And totally forgot to take a photo, whoops!

I could say that I needed to ‘taste test’ my ganache… but it wouldn’t be truthful. I think I chose to have some to try to stay awake. Either way I’m in dangerous territory….

(‘New You’ Journal)

Poached eggs with avocado & smoked salmon

Mexican shepherd’s pie

Tomorrow – Thursday. We’re going to a local High Tea event (red flag alert!). My plan is to take a punnet of strawberries, and order a coffee. I’ll buy a ticket, so I can get some sandwiches for Miss E. This usually gets me through. Then home to work on the cake. I had hoped to have it finished last night, but (as usual) I’ve under-estimated the time required to decorate.

Cheers
Kylie
(:

Day 48 – Routine Saturday

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Saturdays just go too fast in my book! We had a late breakfast, Mr S did some grocery shopping, and I continued working on our budget. This has become a priority due to an important decision we need to make very soon.

(‘New You’ Journal)

Big Breakfast

Greek Lamb Salad. This is delicious, though I was a bit over-excited about the lamb. There may be a bit too much. Love the combination of the lamb, fetta, figs & asparagus!

Cajun Chicken

Tomorrow – Sunday. I’m going to a Norwex demonstration at a friend’s place. Haven’t seen Norwex before, so keen to hear about their products.

Cheers
Kylie
(:

Day 47 – Home Sweet Home

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Today was a quiet one at home. Did some washing, played with Miss E, love these days!

Had a few extras today that I couldn’t figure out the calories for.. Whoops!

(‘New You’ Journal)

Puffed cereal with strawberries

Poached eggs on vegemite toast & coffee. (plus strawberry jam on toast snack)

Thai Chicken Burger

Tomorrow – Saturday. I intend to work more on our budget. We use YNAB (the BEST budgeting software EVER!), the trouble is that haven’t been keeping it up to date. However they are releasing a new version soon, which has cloud sync!!! So it will be HEAPS easier to maintain, and I can’t wait!! Once the budget is current, we’ll install the new version and get it all running nicely, and then we can make some better-informed decisions.

If you’re keen to try YNAB (and I think you definitely should!), you can use this link, and get it for (USD) $6 off!!

Cheers
Kylie
(:

Day 46 – Mothers Group

<<This is just a quick update – back to regular blogging soon!>>

I was completely unorganised for Mothers’ Group, and couldn’t find my notes on the healthy snacks I wanted. I ended up racing to the shops to grab supplies, and served a plate of strawberries & bananas, some orange poppyseed cake, some bbq crackers, and a pack of lamingtons.

I didn’t get to RPM. We have a major lifestyle decision coming up, and I have to focus some time on assessing our finances and bringing them up-to-date.

(‘New You’ Journal)

Strawberry & Banana bruschetta. Had a bit of a whoopsie with the cocoa!

Taco corn thins. These were yummy, but I will cut the salsa into smaller pieces next time.

Poached eggs w avocado & smoked salmon

Tomorrow – Friday. Spending a quiet day at home.

Cheers
Kylie
(:

Day 45 – Distractions

Well. Today didn’t go how I planned at all. I had to focus on planning my upcoming cakes, so I could urgently order the required ingredients/tools. As it is I don’t know if the order will arrive in time. So I didn’t get to the 10:30am Pump class, or do much of the housework. But netball was great, at the start of the game our opponents only had 4 players, but for the last half they had found some extras, and were getting pushy & a bit cocky. But we kept our lead and won 36-27. Everyone was playing really well!

(‘New You’ Journal)

Poached eggs with smoked salmon & avocado toast

Mushroom & basil risotto

Tomorrow – Thursday. I’m hosting Mother’s Group, and then have RPM at 6pm.

Cheers
Kylie
(:

Day 39 – Cupcakes!

I spent most of today making some surprise cupcakes for Mothers Group afternoon tea, to welcome our newest member! I’m really pleased they turned out well, as I only decided to do them yesterday. It was a last minute decision, but the girls loved it! And, I’m pleased to report that I didn’t have a single taste of any of it 🙂  There are leftover iced cupcakes in the fridge, but I won’t be deciding to have one unless I’ve figured out the calories.

I did well throughout Mothers Group! I had my peppermint tea, and a few strawberries, and munched on a muesli bar on my way home. I’m hosting next week, so I’ll be able to do my healthy snacks then. But I didn’t do any exercise… *sigh* staying up until 2am preparing cream cheese frosting and making fondant shapes makes for a very tired mummy.

(‘New You’ Journal)

Poached eggs on avocado toast

Roast beef & beetroot sandwich

Pasta & meatballs

Tomorrow – Friday. Still don’t have a Pilates DVD, so it’s either the 10:30 class or a rest day. Then a 12WBT dinner (red flag alert!) in the evening. I’ve already checked out the menu, and decided my meal, and there is enough room in my meal plan to fit in a vodka 🙂

Cheers
Kylie
(:

Day 30 – Warning signs

Well. Today was a struggle.

I could feel the wheels starting to come off, and warning lights started flashing…

Tuesday morning: I hadn’t made my lunch, we were running late, and I started hearing some old self-talk. ‘Oh well, I’ll just have whatever…’

So I made my ‘default’ breakfast – poached eggs on toast with cream cheese & coffee. But minus the avocado, ham and garlic & herb salt that I used to add. The plan changed because I didn’t make the time last night to prep the frozen berries for the meal I had planned.

I hadn’t even planned out my snacks for the day. I hadn’t packed my gym bag. Dinner wasn’t prepped. And we forgot to send Miss E’s dinner to daycare (so she’ll just have it later when we get home. But It makes the evening routine smoother if she’s had dinner at daycare).

What this has shown me is that I need to be MORE organised each week, and be more CONSISTENT (not my strong point). Each day needs to be planned well in advance, including snacks and enough time for meal prep (if required). And this needs to be a PRIORITY!!

Miss E was unsettled overnight, and we were both up when she woke at 4:45am. We brought her into our bed, but no-one got back to sleep 😦

Today I decided to focus on getting to bed early, rather than doing my workout (excuse alert!). I had thought I could still do a walk/run on the tready. But even that didn’t happen. I think getting adequate sleep is just as important as training hard, and if I keep pushing myself while I’m sleep deprived, something is going to snap. But in the end I didn’t actually get into bed any earlier *sigh*

I had a sneaky weigh-in this morning and I’m 200g up. But I choose to ignore that and just keep going. I won’t let it get me down because I know that weight fluctuates (and I shouldn’t really be doing extra weigh-ins anyway).

(‘New You’ Journal)

Poached eggs on toast

Subway. It’s a 6 inch Roast Beef sub on multi-grain with Swiss cheese & honey mustard sauce.

Pasta & meatballs. I really like this one! I smash up the meatballs and it becomes like a bolognaise. (Except it isn’t smothered in grated cheese like I used to have).

Tomorrow – Wednesday. I have work, and then 5:30pm Pump class. Then it is State of Origin Game 3. The decider!! I wish I could find my SOO bunting and balloons (they are here somewhere – I put them somewhere ‘safe’! lol). I thought about making more SOO cupcakes, but I just don’t have the time. These are the ones I made for Game 1!!

GO QUEENSLAND!!!!

Cheers
Kylie
(:

Day 26 – Errands

Today has been a quiet one; I got a few loads of washing done, and did some errands and a bit of shopping. I found a couple of Pilates DVDs at the library, but neither was suitable. One needed a piece of equipment I don’t have, and one was advanced. So the search continues.

So I haven’t done any exercise today. But I’m pleased to have done another run of 4 days straight (Mon -Thurs).

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Poached eggs with salmon & avocado toast. I had to adjust the plan, due to not having a key ingredient.

Hoisin beef stir-fry

Penang Chicken. I am working through my back-up meals!

Tomorrow – Saturday. I’m doing my fitness test early, and a few more errands. Then we have our friend’s daughter’s 2nd birthday party!

So my string of red flag events has been a fizzer so far: I was stranded for Thursday’s high tea, and the dinner on Friday was rescheduled. But tomorrow’s party is next, and then a few new challenges:

Sunday morning – the group training session has a picnic breakfast afterwards. My plan is to make a few loaves of low-calorie banana bread on Saturday night, cut them into serves and freeze individual portions. On the day I’ll have a serve of bread, and a coffee.

Sunday night – Mr S and I are having a long-overdue date night. We’re going to see a movie (I won tickets back here), and then out to dinner. The restaurant menu isn’t too varied, but I think I can make a fairly good choice. My BIL and his partner bought us a gift certificate for this restaurant for Christmas last year, and also offered to babysit, so we could have a night out. So they are coming up for lunch, and will stay over and watch Miss E for us. We would be thrilled to babysit their little boy at some stage!

Have a lovely weekend!
Kylie
(:

NB: I realise this post is super late (it’s now Monday morning). I have so many ideas and thoughts about things I want to post, but sometimes there just isn’t enough time. We’ve had a busy weekend, and blogging gets bumped down the priority list. Posting daily is proving invaluable to keep me accountable to my plans, and I will catch up today. Cheers!

Day 25 – Stranded!

So today didn’t quite go as I planned.. We forgot to swap the baby seat from Mr S’ car to my car, so Miss E & I were stranded at home! So I missed the high tea, and I’ll have to get the errands done tomorrow instead.

But I did get myself to RPM (my second ever class), and I hated it, but I also kinda liked it. We might have a love/hate relationship!

A little bit over on the calories today… something about sweating on the bike, and promising myself a sundae if I can get through the class alive, lol. Also I had a super late lunch due to having a 1.5hr nap with Miss E. So had to squeeze in some meals all toward the end of the day. I need to make sure I have all my meals & snacks planned & scheduled evenly throughout the day. I guess I was a bit thrown by the change in plans.

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Poached eggs on toast with cream cheese. We didn’t have enough baked beans, so I had to adjust the plan. It wasn’t a shopping list fail this time, I listed enough for 2 serves, but the other day, I made 2 serves for Mr S & I. So then there wasn’t enough for today. I’ll need to watch this, as having to adjust all the time is dangerous.

Broccoli soup

Lamb Koftas

Tomorrow – Friday. Planning to do a bunch of errands, and some housework. The 12WBT dinner was rescheduled due to a few people unable to attend. Mr S will be home late due to his work function. I was going to take Miss E to the gym creche to see how she might settle in there, but with all the other errands I have to do, it might have to wait. I will check at the library for a Pilates DVD that I could do in the evening.

Cheers
Kylie
(:

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