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Day 40 – Dinner & a drink

I did a sneaky weigh-in this morning, and I think it’s going to be a great result next week!

I enjoyed catching up with some 12WBT girls over dinner, and we chatted for a few hours. The Thai Beef Salad was delicious, although I sent it back for the meat to be cooked a little longer. I didn’t realise it would be so rare!

As I’m losing weight and feeling fitter & stronger, it’s awesome to feel my confidence increasing. I don’t need to stress or worry about what I’ll wear to an event, and I no longer think that whatever I do wear, I’ll look fat in. Obviously I still have a long way to go (to achieve my goals), and I’m not at the point yet to need new clothes (nearly though!), but I just love the feeling that my clothes are getting looser.

So no exercise again today. So much for my 7 days of training huh. First I let cake become a priority (which happens sometimes), then today the gym was closed due to a fire in the business next door! Luckily there was no damage to the gym, it was just full of smoke and had to air out. I could have done some training at home though. One of these days I WILL achieve a full 6 days of exercise!

(‘New You’ Journal)

Banana bruschetta


Thai Beef Salad

Tomorrow – Saturday. I was going to do a TBT (tummy, butt, thighs) class with a local PT, but I’d prefer to have a rest day in preparation for the 5km run on Sunday. And it was cancelled anyway due to the wet weather. So it will be a a day of washing clothes, shopping, & cleaning. Not very exciting, but essential.

Have a great weekend everyone!!



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 🙂


Day 4 (7 June 2012)

Had a pretty lazy day at home today, didn’t get much done at all. I have visions of one day becoming a domestic diva with regular cleaning routines and a house that’s constantly semi-clean and ready for guests… But today is not that day unfortunately! Tomorrow perhaps 🙂

I had a bit of a blow-out at breakfast, it totalled 439 cals!!! Whooops. It was more like brunch though, and I’m still under my 1200 limit. So… why did I have a blow-out? Can I blame the toaster? It seems to only produce successful toast if there are 2 pieces… it’s old and temperamental. Place a single slice on either side, and it’s sure to be burnt. Place 2 slices, and they toast nicely. So I tried to make just 1 piece of toast for Miss E, and burnt 2 pieces (tried twice using alternate sides of the toaster), before I gave up and then put 2 slices in. I could have perservered, I could have sat in front of the toaster and eyeballed it to ensure perfect toast, or I didn’t have to eat the 2nd piece of toast either. But it’s all good, I’m within my calorie limit, it isn’t the end of the world!! But I do think we need a new toaster 🙂

Apple Muesli

Toast w cream cheese & coffee

Roast beef, avocado & cottage cheese wrap

Cheese & crackers

Pan-fried fish w ratatouille & basil. This is one we probably won’t have again. Mr S didn’t really like it, and I couldn’t taste anything! Only a slight fish flavour.

Tomorrow – Friday. Potential red flag event, I’m going to a documentary screening on birth choices, where they will be offering light refreshments. It starts at 6pm, I don’t know when it finishes. I think I will have my dinner meal at lunch, and the lunch meal as an early dinner around 5pm, and take some healthy snacks with me. I can have the dessert when I get home. If they offer any drinks, I will have a vodka lime & soda, and include the calories in my allowance. Or I could skip snacks, and have my treat meal tomorrow instead of Sat. Mmmmm, what to do.. Although that would be difficult seeing as I have no idea what they will be serving.

Fridays are also our library day, we either go to Rhyme Time, or just to have a play & return/borrow more books. As a child I LOVED reading, and often spent hours at the library. I was even known to read using a torch or crack of light from a door ajar, moving the book from side to side, after I was supposed to be in bed asleep! I would like to share my love of reading with Miss E, and so far she loves reading and going to the library. Sometimes I will peek in her room and see her sitting in her reading area (a rug & pile of cushions beside the bookcase), reading & talking to herself! ❤  We read books together every night before bed, and she even has a little library card that we stamp each time we visit!

I’m enjoying the results of drinking more water already, after only 4 days of increased intake. Apart from having to go to the toilet more frequently, which is not so great during the night. But I can feel a difference in my skin! It just feels more supple..? I notice it on the backs of my hands. Anyway, who knows! Thumbs up for drinking more water!

Looking forward to catching up with some lovely 12WBT ladies on Saturday afternoon 🙂

Hope your week is going super, and you are in good health!


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