Sunday, February 27, 2011

Woohoo, another good weekend!

I was very surprised with the scales this morning to be honest with you. I tried to be good at the barbecue we went to yesterday. There were dips and biscuits, cheese, cabana and carrot and celery sticks, so I did stick to the carrot and celery sticks with the dip - not bad.

When the BBQ was cooked, I put 1 sausage, a dinner roll, and salad, tomato's and the smallest serve of coleslaw. But, at the end of the day I did indulge in a small dessert. I am not even sure what it was, so couldn't even add it to my food diary - I was counting calories while I was there, tracking my calories through my iPhone.

In the evening, I made myself an eggplant parmiagana, and didn't eat anything else for the day. Woke up, and I had gone down 200grams since I woke up, which was great, especially since it was a no exercise day. Go me!

Monday, February 21, 2011

What a great weekend!

Well, meeting Michelle Bridges on Sunday at Chadstone Shopping Centre was really an amazing experience!

A few things I remember from our conversation. Michelle telling me that I am perfect that way that I am, we are just going to make a better version of you. Also, I told her that I had already lost 6.5kg's just following the recipe's in her book, and she said that I am going to rock this round, to which I responded, Yes, I am! :) She is so nice, and friendly, and obviously she cares about people.  But seriously I am glad that our training session with Michelle is at the end of the 12 weeks, because I really believe I will need the 12 weeks to train just for the session with her!!! Scared much???

On another note, the weekend worked out not too bad. They had peppercorn sausages and rissoles at the bbq, which were only 100cal. I did not too bad at my Mum's and the next day only went up 100 grams. Woohoo. I have lost 2kg since Weigh in last week. I am wrapt! Slowly creeping up to my hubby's weight, and he is tall and skinny. Yay, go me!

Love Rosa

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Downhill since Valentine's Day

Well, I think it is time for another post. Last Saturday night we had friends over for dinner. I made entree, main, and dessert. All healthy, and all from Michelle's Crunch time cook book. I think I may over over-indulged with the dip. I didn't even really have all that much. Oh, it could have been the cheese. I worked out how many calories I would consume and made an effort to burn those calories off before the night started. Well, I went up about 100 grams, not so bad.

I think the bad day happened to be Valentine's Day. We had lunch at The Press Club in Melbourne. We had the sharing menu... Looking back it would have been better if we had just ordered a main. It may have been the yummy olive bread they serve. And they keep serving it too, which doesn't help. And dipping it in oil and salt - really can't help!

Well, it has been almost a week now, and I am still not down to my lowest, which was right before that meal on Saturday night. I am almost there - only 200 grams away!

I am strict with myself during the week, but I am bad in if I have a taste of something sweet and yummy, I can't just stop of having 1, that's why I try and avoid that stuff altogether.

Well, this weekend is my step daughter's birthday, which is being held at her Aunty's house. Now, I do not want to go backwards again, and especially so close to kick off! I think I will make my own lunch and take it over there. Oh my, I just remembered we are going to my Mum's for dinner that night too.... Hmmm... This woman's favourite saying is "I no cook much!" which is far from the truth. In fact, she cooks enough for a small African village. <-- This is going to be difficult to conter-act. Ok, no bread or cheese before dinner. She usually serves that when you get there, and you fill up on that you don't feel like dinner. And I think, if there is pasta I will just eat half my serve! Any other tips please don't hestitate to help me out.

Fingers crossed, and I will check in on Monday.

Love Rosa

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A bit of a naughty weekend, but triumph!

Well here I am. I haven't written for a while. Well, on the weekend we had our daughter's 3rd birthday party, which I was very concious about the food I would eat and how much exactly. I actually was very proud of myself. I bought some kanga bangas, which went down a treat. Let's just say there were none left, and I bought 2 packets to the barbeque. But the icky ones that were full of fat did come back home, I have sinced thrown them in the bin. I had 2 kanga bangas with bread, and salad, and 1 chicken kebab.

We had friends bring slices, and I thought I was good just having 1 little slice.... Until we got home of course. Well, they sent those slices home with us, and I was a bit naughty, every time I went past the fridge I would grab one, big mistake. In the morning I weighed 800grams more on the scales. Well, I was a bit cross with myself, so the next day I was very strict with my diet, and low and behold, the next day on the scales, I had lost all of those 800 grams that I had put on. Bonus!! When I am focused I can be extremelly strict with myself, and not touch anything sweet or eat too much, which is what happens most days, but if I taste 1 sweet thing, I kind of go overboard like I did on Saturday night. I have since thrown out all left over food from the party, so there is nothing but healthy food left in the fridge or pantry.