Sunday, 31 January 2010


Oh my.

Not since I gave up cigarettes have I had a craving so bad.


I want sushi rolls so much.

Fresh, with crispy teriyaki chicken. And prawns. And salmon.

And soy sauce.

I think I may need to nip to Tea Tree Plaza to satisfy this.................

But I am weighing in with Lynda tomorrow morning, so maybe not.

Saturday, 30 January 2010

Ooooooh, someone loves me!

Not only that, they think I am beautiful!

So I should probably explain:

The gorgeous Sarah of Just Me has nominated me for this award:

Sarah, and her blog, are both things of beauty, so I thank her lots and lots.

The Rules are:

Thank the person who nominated you for this award. (Check!)

Copy the award and place it in your blog. (Check!)

Link the person who nominated you for this award. (Check!)

Tell us an interesting thing about yourself. (Actually, it is 7 things, but I am cheating.)

Errrrrm. When I complete a leap of faith and jump out of trees, I make the same "ooooohhhoo" noise that I make whilst in labour. (And the adrenalin rush is pretty similar too, incidentially. So there you go.)

Nominate another beautiful blog:

Easy. The gorgeous Hissychick . Em, you rock.

Post a link to the beautiful blogger you nominate. Check.

As light as a feather...........

I have been slack for 10 day or so.

Normally I would say "If not blogging, then eating crap", but not at the moment, which I am sure is a relief to all my lovely friends in my computer! (Is there anyone out there??!)

I have been Opti-fucking-fasting.

I have been walking my arse off.

Dealing with kids, back to school, nephews, life.

I haven't been on the scales for ages.

That, in itself is a relief. Whilst I love the downward trend of the scales, I realise that I hate,with a passion, the emotional rollercoaster that goes with a daily obsessive weigh in. So I have turned my back on the scales for a while.

It is nice to feel peaceful about it all.

And I FEEL lighter.

And happy.

And lucky.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

A bit of this a bit of that........

Day two done.

I made a divine chicken korma for dinner my beloved and I. And I served mine to myself on chopped steamed cauliflower, so I am feeling smug about that. Cauliflower "rice" has an awful lot to be said for it......

Sadly, I did also eat good few forkfuls of fried rice at lunchtime (which was rank, by the way!) and also popped a few tortellini in my gob at the kids tea time........

So, not perfect.

BUT, I did drop 0.8kg overnight, so happy with that!

Another 5am in start in the morning to walk.

Off to bed now to listen to some hippy hypnotherapy......

Monday, 18 January 2010

Arggghh! Pringles......

I have had a rough day. You have no idea how much I would like to dive into a can of Pringles.

So instead I had two sushee rolls and some cottage pie.

I had better get myself to Calorie King to work out how I did.

(I just checked. Perfect. Enough spare for a Chupa Chup.)

Night all.

2 down...........54 to go!

Well, I have consumed my first 2 Optifast shakes.


They are nowhere near as nice as the Kate Morgan ones I used last year.

BUT, they are half the carbs, and so I guess I will get used to them.
I added additional fibre to bulk it out, and to ensure some....ahem, regularity!

So brekky and lunch and done and dusted.

My gorgeous nephew is coming over later for dinner with me and the kids so we will all have a "normal"dinner together, of cottage pie and veggies.........obviously I will forgo the mashed potato and grilled cheese topping!

5.32am. Think Slim.

I am up


Coffee in hand

I will walk this morning

I am feeling hopeful and so energized.

I have been listening to my Think Slim sessions.

It is working.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

So, how exactly?

Just a quickie, so to speak, to follow on my earlier post in relation to the "diet".

How exactly have I lost all this weight?

And how do I plan to lose the next load of spare kilograms?

Here's how:

Optifast shakes for breakfast and lunch

Chopped veggies for morning and afternoon tea

Low fat main meal at dinner time of approx 500 cals.

4 x 45 minute exercise sessions a week


2 litres of water a day


Hypnotherapy every night before bed

I am gonna be starving for the first 3 days, but then I will be on a roll.

I can kind of hear a collective gasp as people wonder why on earth a cool and intelligent chick like myself would ever opt for a "shake based" diet of Oprah fame.

Well, here's the thing. It works, for me.
It is high protein, low carb, low fat. That works for me. My body simply feels better and responds and loses weight by using this type of mixture of nutrients.
I was chatting to a friend of mine who is a Life Time Weight Watchers member, and she was "doubtful" about a diet that was shake based.

We ended up discussing it at length.

My argument is this:

I KNOW WHAT A HEALTHY DIET IS........I am an intelligent well read chick on all things nutrition, SO HOW COME I AM OVERWEIGHT???!

Also, whilst I know what a healthy diet is, I have, for way too long, allowed myself to ignore my own knowledge because of a multitude of MENTAL reasons. I have consciously chosen all the WRONG foods, despite my education.

A prescriptive shake diet, such as Optifast, for me, removes 99% of the choices. I can do it without thinking, and therefore WITHOUT TEMPATATION!

Ummm, shall I have a couple of slices of toast with nutella & peanut butter for my brekky? Or a low fat yogurt? That is a choice I would rather not have to make right now.

So my choice currently is "cappuccino shake or vanilla shake". I make it, skull it, and move on with my day. No guilt, no choice, no shame, no beating myself up at all.

I think a lot of people poo poo shake diets. But with initially 40kg to lose, I JUST KNEW that it would help me SHIFT the large proportion. Then I can start focusing on the psychological issues.

Most intelligent women KNOW what a healthy diet looks like. The mental issues are far far more complex.

Maintenance will be tricky.........resisting temptation & ensuring that I make consistent healthy choices will be a mental battle. But I shall cross THAT bridge when I am a slim size 10!

I will lose another 5kg by Feb 18th, which is when my plastic surgery pre-procedure appointment is set.

See? I know what I need to do.

I am actually quite excited about it.

We had roast duck tonight and I feel blerk. So I am looking forward to feeling lean by Thursday..........

Classy Weight Loss Ticker?

Is there such a thing out there in ticker land?

I am hunting down a classy weight loss ticker.

That said, although my leaf is turned over, I haven't actually weighed in yet.

That little "treat" is tomorrow mornings adventure.

My beloved returns to work tomorrow, which means that I can no longer remain submerged in the glittering depths of holiday mode, sadly.

Which means back to 5am starts to get my exercise in.

Which means back to dieting.

Now then, I know that it is not trendy or politically correct to "diet". And I know that a whole heap of fat and skinny people will preach on about how it is a "lifestyle", or how I am working towards "gaining slimness". And a whole realm of other cutesy phrases.

Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah. Heard it all before.

Let's face it, it is a diet.

I have had a very indulgent time over Christmas.

So now need to face the demon scales and weigh in.

And then I need to get back on my diet.

Over the past 2 years I have gone from 126 kg down to 88kg. And given up smoking.

So to put all that into a graphical form, I need a weight loss ticker. But there appears to be a drought on classy ones?