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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Some my call 2 blogs in 1 day attention seeking or "uncalled for". I call them bonus blogs!

So today was day 3 of doing OK. Not fab, definatly some room for improvement, but not bad either. I did have chocolate. But I have made my peace with it. I wanted some and it had been 3 days. As long as it isn't everyday.

Breakfast was a fruit and veggie smoothie. A little light on the spinach due to a heavy handed frozen fruit pour, but lesson learned, spinach first next time. Snacks were a special K bar and an apple with cinnamon. Lunch was 1/2 a packet of microwave rice with some smoked chicken. And dinner. Let me tell you about dinner.

I ate brussell sprouts. AND I LIKED THEM!!!! Add a veggie to the list people. My secret? Roasting! I chucked them in with the poatoes, gave them all a toss in some sesame oil and S+P and roasted for 45 minutes. And I dipped them in BBQ sauce. They were delish. Served with a dry fried lamb chop.

So that was my day. I shall track, I shall see and I shall hope that overnight chocolate becomes discusting to me...OK maybe not. Maybe I shall hope for more will power?

I plan on starting to go on short walks next week. I don't want to overload myself because in the past I have done that and things have gone pear shaped. I am also SWAMPED with uni and work, so spare time has been rare. AND I still need to take it slow with my knee. Sounds like excuses but I gotta do what will (hopefully) work for me!

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ME_FIRST 3/17/2011 8:20AM

    Good for you for finding a new veggie that you like. ARe there any other veggies you've never tried? Try them you might like them too. Yvonne

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CARLA-216 3/17/2011 7:10AM

    Look at you liking a vegetable that a lot of folks do not like! I may have to try them roasted because I've had them steamed I think and didn't care for them at all. I figured I would like them because I love cabbage, and I thought they would have a similar taste.

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LEXIE63 3/17/2011 6:49AM

    Well, well, well! I was always told not to roast brussels sprouts because it makes them taste bitter. Guess I'll have to roast some now to find out for myself. I love sprouts and eat them at least once a week. I see roasties in my near future.... *grin*

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BUBBLEJ1 3/17/2011 5:46AM

    Dara- Thats a good idea. Or like, 10 squats or something if its too dark to go out. Channel my energy into something good for me.

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DARACOX 3/17/2011 5:44AM

    Walking is great exercise, so don't think for a second that it's not. How about you try going for a walk everytime you want chocolate?

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SUNRISE14 3/17/2011 5:38AM

    emoticon emoticon love your detailed blog ! I have quite all sweets for lent so far i am doing good . Doing 1200 calories a day trying to get my weight moving down again haven't lost for 6 months just held my own ! GOOD LUCK IF I CAN HELP YOU IN ANYWAY I AM HERE DAILY ! emoticon emoticon

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LINMHEATH 3/17/2011 5:33AM

    Kick it up a notch on the heat, it gets the outside crispier and the inside more aromatic! :D nom nom now i'm hungry haha

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BUBBLEJ1 3/17/2011 5:26AM

    Roasted Broc is awesome! I roast at 180C which is 350F

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LINMHEATH 3/17/2011 5:09AM

    P.S. (sorry for not using spell check for typos lol) What temp do you roast on? We do 500 degrees but I've seen some people do 400.

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LINMHEATH 3/17/2011 5:07AM

    3 days without chocolate counts as will power already, doesnt it? lol I've hoenstly never had brussel sprouts but I have learned that roasting makes EVERYthing taste awesome! It's the only way i can eat asparagus! We use Olive Oil and Kosher salt :) my fave roasted veg is Broccoli! and of course potatoes, pearl onions, bell peppers and well.... everything lol. I saw a recipe for roasted asparagus that actually added a little bit of basalmic vinegar at the end. I haven't tried it yet but I will :)

Good thinking on not overwhelming yourself, it's not good to burn out. They're not excuses as long as you're working with what you've got, NOT beating yourself up when you don't, and just keep on truckin!

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Picture blog - Day 7

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

YAY I've made it a week. And my mother says I can't stick with anything longer than a day!

Day 7 is a picture of your most treasured item

2 pictures today to make up for the lack of picture yesterday! Item is probably the wrong word, but my cats are the two 'items' that I treasure the most. If I'm being honest, Pixie (second picture) is my favourite. Thats the great thing about furbabies, they don't care if you have favourites.

Eating has been better the last 2 days. Not great, not terrible either. About 300 calories over each day so I will try and cut a few calories here and there.

I had a comment the other day from Puff (HI PUFF!!!!!!!!) about the spinach in my smoothies. You can't taste it, at all. I promise. It just tastes like a fruit smoothie. I was a non believer before I tried it for myself but seriously its now my favourite way to sneak in a serving or 2 of veegies WITH BREAKFAST. Depending on how I make the smoothie I get 3-5 servings of fruit and veggies with my breakfast. And the fruit isn't juiced so I believe all the fruit still counts as a serving, plus you get all the fibre and other good stuff. That means that after breakfast the rest of my fruit and veggie intake is bonus. Score!

In summary, put spinach in your smoothies.

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PUFFPASTRY 3/18/2011 5:21AM

    OMG, I'm mentioned in a blog! That is totally my 15 minutes of fame, I just know it. :D

I went grocery shopping two days ago and TOTALLY FORGOT to get spinach and fruit to try out the BubbleJ Smoothie Magic Formula. I actually said out loud, as I was being rung up by the cashier, "DAMMIT I FORGOT SMOOTHIE INGREDIENTS". Whatever, everyone knows me as the crazy lady who talks to herself in public at this point...no need to hide it. Anyway, I am going to get stuff next time (in a few days?) and experiment, for sure! Thanks!

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NOELLIEMAE 3/16/2011 3:54PM

    :) I love your furbabies :)

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CARLA-216 3/16/2011 3:24PM

    What cute kittehs!

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HAPPYNSMILING 3/16/2011 2:09PM

    Thanks for the tip. I would have never thought to put spinach in my smoothie. I might just have to give it a try.

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Picture blog - Day 6

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Todays picture is someone that I would want to swap places with.

No picture today! I don't want to swap places with anyone. I like being me! Sure I would like some things about me to be different (weight, location), but other than that I am more than happy being myself.

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 3/16/2011 6:00AM

    What a great attitude!

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DEBIGENE 3/15/2011 8:53PM

    This pic was great but the words were even better.

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Picture blog - Day 5

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Day 5 is my favourite memory.

The best moment of my life...so far! The Speights 10K in November last year. I had a blast and I will always remember it.

Today I ate really well and had a good day! I had a smoothie for breakfast (spinach, 4 berry mix (raspberries, boysonberries, strawberries and grapes) and apple juice. For my snack I had a special K bar and lunch was chicken with coconut and lemongrass rice. Afternoon snack was a sliced apple with cinnamon. And the boyfriend is currently cooking dinner. Lamb patties in pita pockets with veggies. Yummmmmmmmmy!!!

So that was my good eating day. And I drank lots of water. I day at a time, right????

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CARLA-216 3/15/2011 10:33AM

    I always liked this pic! Yay!

Good food choices for the day. I've been known to put spinach [or just about any other green] in my smoothies for a veg serving or two the easy way!

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PEGGYMAS1 3/15/2011 8:06AM

    you got that right it should always be a day at a time

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PUFFPASTRY 3/15/2011 4:50AM

    YEEESH! Do you taste the spinach in that smoothie, or do the berries have enough power to cancel the spinach out? It sounds awesome except for the spinach part!
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KATMIAOW420 3/15/2011 1:23AM

    You look so strong and happy! Kudos! :D

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Picture blog - Day 4

Monday, March 14, 2011

A picture of my night! Well I worked until 9pm and I can't take photos at work :( But here is what I was playing with all night

Yeah, my job rocks.

Today was stocktake day, which is a loooooong process. I worked from 8.30am-9pm. And dinner was provided, pizza. No cheese though, cuts down the calories! I am so freakin tired. I managed to drag myself to the supermarket to get some lunch for uni tomorrow (microwave rice with coconut and lemon grass and some smoked chicken to put on top, muslei bars, apples and cherry tomatoes) so I don't have to get sushi.

And with that, my lovelys, I'm gonna hit the hay. See ya tomorrow!

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ORIMOVUO2 3/14/2011 5:32AM

    your job really rocks. must be fun working around jewelry all day, and a bit scary too. emoticon

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