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Dawn French Insperation!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Dawn French is a British comedienne I have grown up with. She was always very big, but for the past year she has lost weight for health reasons.

Wow well done Dawn! She`s always seemed comfortable what ever her size, but we all know the health problems that catch up with you when you are very big, so she must feel so good now.

So I`ll leave you with this quote from Dawn:

"It was my father who taught me to value myself. He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that I was the most precious thing in his life."

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She has also been an inspiration to me. She always seemed to know her own beauty. A lesson most of us could learn. :)

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OLIVIANIGHT 8/14/2012 8:58AM

    Wow, what a change! And what a lovely thing to say : )

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30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 15 vegetarian/veganism

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Are you vegan or vegetarian? If so, has this helped you lose weight? If not, would you ever consider turning vegan or vegetarian?

No I`m not vegan or vegetarian, but I guess I am part-time vegetarian/flextarian. I eat some chicken maybe once or twice a week.

I do love Indian vegetarian food, I find it very saitating to eat lots of legumes and vegetables. And the flavors are wonderful with the spices I don`t miss meat at all.

Also I eat alot of tofu as a meat replacement because it`s cheaper!! I can buy a block of tofu for 43 yen, compared to one chicken breast for 200 yen! I eat it soft tofu with salads or cold noodles, or freeze it and defrost to make it firmer for egg fried rice, stir fried noodles etc.

I also eat alot of eggs as a protein source.

So for taste, fullness and price keeping meat to a rare thing works for me!

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OLIVIANIGHT 8/14/2012 9:00AM

    I really want to try tofu, but it's turning out very difficult to get hold of in Scotland!

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30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 14 UGW

Saturday, August 11, 2012

What`s your UGW? When do you expect to reach it.

My ultimate goal weight is 65kg (143lbs). It is a bit of a random number picked from the middle of my BMI. I did have 70kg as my target, but when I reached 82kg I thought I could probably reach a bit lower. But honestly I have no idea what my UGW will be, I`ve never been anywhere near it in my life, so I`ll see how i feel when I get closer.

When do I expect to achieve it? Uhhhhhh well according to spark it will be the end of the year but I am yo-yoing around the mid 90s so I`m way behind that! If I can pull myself together, and keep on track maybe by next summer I could realistically be at goal.

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LILAC_LANE 8/11/2012 8:15AM

    Slow weight loss is easier to maintain. It sounds like you have realistic expectations.
That is so important. It's not just about a number on the scale. Being healthy, feeling better, having energy are REALLY important too.
Have a Great weekend!
(LBF team)

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30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 13 heavy vs unhealthy way

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Are you losing weight in a healthy or unhealthy way?

Oh definitely healthy! I`m very conscious of tracking and trying to meet nutritional targets, esp for protein and fiber which are the ones I usually find the hardest to meet. I try to turn it into a little game, like if I`m low on protien well I`ll have a protien rich snack or add some tofu or lean meat. If I`m meeting me nutritional targets I think that`s a healthy way. And nearly everything I eat is home made so I know exactly what is in it.
Plus I try to keep active with running and cycling 5 days a week.

I`ve done the unhealthy way, crash dieting and restricting too much. It`s usually steeped in misery and ends in swinging back into binging habits. I hate it when people start to give me (well meaning advice) like eat one banana for a meal etc...There`s some very odd ideas out there about to loose weight that aren`t what I consider healthy

So the healthy way is definitely the way to go! I enjoy food and get to loose weight!


30 Day Blog Challenge - Day 12 normally eat

Monday, August 06, 2012

What do you normally eat?

Breakfast I usually eat oatmeal or cereal with milk/yogurt and a banana.

My other meals I make alot of Indian food, particularly Indian legume and vegetable curries with brown rice, or home made chippati, with a side of green vegetables like steamed brocolli and garlic. I make in batches and will eat the same thing for the next 4 meals.

Summer it`s too hot to be standing over the stove so I have been making quinoa or chick pea salads.

The past week I have been making pizzas with home made whole wheat dough, home made tomato sauce and lots of veggies and some ham. With that I will have a salad or if I`m low on protein some baked panko chicken.

I do go through phases because I like to try lots of recipes! I really do love cooking and making healthy things.


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