The plan, wiaw

Ok so I am off to weigh in today and whilst I am comfy with that and feel like I am pretty balanced I also feel like I want to do a bit of a cleaner few weeks and up the exercise. I want to also see how this affects my weight loss so I will tweak up my work day which I have been ramping up to over the last couple of swings.


Here is my workout plan, it has a rest day, and all classes are low intensity or just 30 minutes so I think this is quite balanced. I feel like I need to make an effort so it can become habit and I can unlearn lazy habits.

My eating when at work is fine but I would like to implement some operation Miranda tweaks so a day will be….

5am hot lemon and fruit

9am porridge or eggs

Lunch- soup and salad or salad with rice salad

Snack- fruit

Dinner- veg heavy and meat or fish or veggie option.

I am going to attempt to do as much vegan food as poss for the next week and quit the coffee and sugar for a detox. I also want to body brush each night and drink some detox tea to get my liver ship shape. The better the liver the quicker the weightloss. Plus 2l water daily.

For my next break I need more jobs to do at home so boredom eating doesn’t become a factor. I am not normally a boredom eater but I want to ensure I don’t get into bad habits so renovation is becoming a priority as is my tax return and some other jobs.

I am doing pretty well on the finance challenge, but today I did pick up some long wanted for items. I got the bare minerals mineral makeup kit and a mario badescu toner. I was pretty proud of myself as I just bought the necessities and will buy the other items once I have used up what I have. I also cleaned through my makeup set and have a few items which I don’t think work for me.

At home I have had a nice eating routine this week which I will detail in the wiaw below.

Am hot lemon
Blast- rice porridge with cinnamon And banana or gluten free banana bread, coffee

Lunch- fail safe salad- mixed leaves, heirloom tomatoes, cucumber, capsicum, Italian dressing, 1/3 avocado and 1/4 small piece Brie cheese or sweet potato cannellini soup

Today I have had a caramel shortbread snack (naughty but I loved it and am not sorry!)

Dinner- this has varied and I have made a proper meal each night. This weeks menus have included….grilled fish with broccoli and cauliflower mash, curry, chicken risotto tonight and our favourite recipe at the mo … See below

Taco bowls

These have become a fail safe fave meal for myself and the other half.

Fill a bowl half way with lettuce, add chopped cucumber. In a pan cook chopped onion, chopped capsicum and chopped tomatoes with a packet of taco seasoning. Once cooked stir in a tin of refried beans. Top salad with mix and add salsa, low fat sour cream, chopped avo and some treated cheese.

Voila.. Naughty but nice


I will update the weightloss page after weigh in today.

Any amazing recipes for meals or meal ideas?


WIAW, wrap up

Todays WIAW is a little different as although it contains details of what I ate today it also contains a comparison. As you may be aware I am on weight watchers. I have joined because I have excess kilos to loose. I want to join the kilos to get healthy, feel great and get my body well prepared for when I want to have children. When I do have children I want to be in a good routine so I can be a positive role model. All make sense? Yah..

With weight watchers you can fall into a trap of being a junk food point counter. I imagine this would be easy, and although the new plan has changed to encourage this not to be the case, as long as you stick to the points you lose. After the  wellness seminar I felt renewed interest and enthusiasm for whole foods and eating for maximum health benefits. Sadly this has not translated into my eating yet. After a really busy start to the week and some bad nights of sleeping my days have looked a little rough around the edges.

Weight watchers is easy you have a tracker which I am good at doing BUT you also have some health checks which although may have been better than a lot of people’s daily intake have not been good enough for me.

So I have gone through the archives to see what one of my unhealthier 33 point day looked like and am working out improvements.

33 points


2 slices gluten free bread- 5 pts

dairy spread- 2 pts

honey- 1 pt

Skinny cap- 2 pts


apple- free


Chicken burger 13 pts

chips ( 1/4 serve)- 2 pts


yoghurt 2 pts

cereals 4 pts


Freddo 1 pt

Exercise – 30 mins walk

Actually not horrific, but not enough veggies or fruit and quite high in processed food and sugar. I would like to change so that I maintain a mainly gluten-free diet ( or use sprouted spelt bread), I would prefer my dairy to be plain yogurt and not flavored, I would like to ensure I meet my 2 and 5 and I would like to exercise daily. One thing I am getting good at is having a variety in my diet.

So onto this weeks focus. Whole food, varied diet, less sugar, exercise and perhaps less wine this week. Although I will have a few days of travel for work this week aside from those days I would like to be eating out less. As we have a 3 day weekend I may also attempt to do my 2 week detox for my liver, I am running out of time for this before I change jobs and have less control over what I eat.

Off to weigh in now and then to running club. What small changes would you like to make this week?




What I ate Wednesday and Weigh in

Well after a whistlestop week and quite a few over indulgences there were nerves surrounding this weeks weigh in. Although I have stuck to points and exercised the quality of the food may not be as good as you could have wished for. Still a week with friends is worth it.

I have decided to join the What I ate Wednesday which is hosted by peas and crayons.

I feel that a weekly check in of what I am eating should hopefully help me to keep tabs on keeping the diet balanced and will provide a reference of what I am eating whilst loosing. As of next week I will take more pictures but for now on todays menu…

A skinny cappuccino and ham and cheese toastie ( I was running late!)- 9 pro points

A tuna sushi roll set with 5 pieces of tuna sushi ( 5 PP), salad and dressing ( 1 PP), edamame ( 2 PP) and miso ( 1 PP).

Snacks- apple and a freddo 1PP

Dinner – veg and lentil soup and toast 10 PP and stewed plums.

which takes me to a grand total of 29 pro points for the day. I also went to hash club after a quick weigh in and did about 1 hour of moderate exercise for which I earned 6 Pro points.

I am also trying to tick off a few things each day so I remain focused on health and not weight loss ( as long as we ignore the week long party which was last week).

Today has included protein ( cheese, ham, tuna and lentils), veg ( salad, veg soup, lentils), dairy ( cheese and cappu), plenty of water to drink and 2 serves of fruit… so not perfect but not terrible either!

Results of the weigh in have been posted on the tab but for a quick peak the result was…..0.1kg loss, so not fab but given a week of fun and the totm it’s ok.

Happy hump day