Monday, August 31, 2009

Monday 31st August 2009

Breakfast (finish 11.15pm) - Seed mixture, 100g strawberries, 200g yogurt with stevia.

Lunch (finish 7.35pm) - half a tomato and an apple .. I was in the biggest rush and it's all I could eat while driving frantically. What a day!

So I went to the gym this morning before work because I knew I was having a late one at work tonight. Got lots of energy - I was running all over the place at the gym this morning with my trainer. Now it's after breakfast but before lunch and I'm really hungry. Not fun. I knew increasing my exercise would cause me to be hungry.

Will see my consultant tomorrow for my weigh in and to see how last week's 'reward meal' has affected me. I'm feeling really good, much thinner (though that might just be psychological) so I'm hoping it worked in my favour.

I've noticed I don't have the get-up-and-go I used to have. I didn't have it before I started Sureslim either - do you think it could be age? I'm still trying to grapple with all the new things I'm discovering with age lol. It's just like I don't want to do anything - I don't want to cook, I don't want to make my bed, I don't want to do anything that ordinarily I just do without worrying about if I want to or not. Having said that, since Sureslim I've cut down on my caffeine in a major way - where I used to have four or more lattes throughout the day, now I'm only have part of one, if at all. I miss out having any kind of caffeine on most days.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sunday 30 August 2009

Breakfast (finished 12pm) - 144g barrumundi, 131g cabbage.

Dinner (finish 6pm) - 65g edam, 140g zucchini, seed mixture, an apple.

Really hungry today, was counting down the minutes from about 2pm onwards.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Saturday 29 August 2009

Breakfast (finish 1.05pm) - seed mixture, an apple, 113g smoked salmon and 133g boiled zucchini. Also after I went to the gym this morning but before I started brekky, my dad was soooo proud of these Anzac biscuits he made last night and wanted me to try it. He's still upset about the hamburger he made me the other week that he discovered in my trash so I had a bite in front of him. I didn't finish it, but I had a bite and I think it was worth it to see his face.

Dinner (finish 9.50pm) - two fillets of chicken from KFC (I tried to scrape as much crusting off as I could)

Skipping my cousin's bday this afternoon (again) because all my family do's seem to centre around food and I think it's silly. Why can't I go and not eat and not be put in the spotlight for it?

Another gripe (must be the day for it!): I get annoyed at the lack of breakfast options on this plan. It's like I either have yogurt or eggs (which eggs are limited to three times a week) and that's it. I mean the other options are rolled oats (only if I'm desperate) and cheese (which I'm trying to reduce). It doesn't have a measurement for today's breakfast, for instance. No protein option. I'm happy to have the apple in the morning to have the higher carbs earlier in the day but still, not even the option??

Friday 28 August 2009

Breakfast (finish 8.50am) - seed mixture, 200g yogurt (guessed), 100g strawberries.

Dinner (finish 6.05pm) - 140g tuna in my oil with spinach and half a tomato, an apple, a pear.

Well sorry for the delay in writing this log, I was out all night at an Alice Cooper concert. It was awesome!!

I can't say I'm much of an Alice Cooper fan and I really didn't know any of his songs except for Poison, but it was so much fun - there was all sorts of other stuff going on on stage besides the music. It was like a whole show. They had ghosts as part of his nightmare, Alice and one of the ghosts then spent the rest of the show torturing and killing each other lol. It sounds disturbing but it was so theatrical that it was fun and over-the-top.

The audience was made up of people from around 8 years of age to easily in their sixties. Some dressed up, lots just looked like people you'd see on the street and wouldn't think twice about. Awesome!!

Has anyone seen him before? What was it like?

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thursday 27 August 2009

Breakfast (finish 9.20am) - 200g yogurt, 100g strawberries, seed mixture.

Lunch (finish 3.20pm) - 125g smoked chicken, 135g zucchini on spinach, an apple.

Dinner (finish 9pm) - 75g edam (last lot of edam for a while I think, I'm a bit cheese'd out), half a medium tomato and onion all together. Yum. Oil/vinegar.

Sorry guys, got visitors over again tonight, then going to see Alice Cooper tomorrow and the wrestling on Saturday. I hope to breath again on Sunday lol.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wednesday 26 August 2009

Breakfast (finish 8.45am) - two hardboiled eggs, 110g zucchini, an apple.

Lunch (finish 2.15pm) - 130g tuna in my oil on spinach and 135g red capsicum, a pear.

Dinner (finish 8.20pm) - 140g smoked salmon, 145g cauliflower and seed mixture.

Feeling really good today! No time to talk though bc I've got visitors. Chat tomorrow!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tuesday 25 August 2009

Breakfast (finish 10.42pm) - 200g yogurt, 100g strawberries and seed mixture.

Dinner (finish 6.50pm) - reward meal.

Well two big things happened today - I weighed in at 1.6kgs down (yay!!) and I had a reward meal. I spoke to my consultant about it, we went over all the pros and cons and frequency, etc. It was a really good chat. We'll see how it affects my weight, though she did say she's more concerned about my health than my weight when talking about junk food, which stands to reason.

I left in two minds - half my brain focused on the short term (which means tolerating cravings until I reach goal and dealing with them then) and the other half on long term (which means satisfying them as I go so I don't have months worth of pent up frustration once I reach goal). The second half won.

So.... what did I have? Well believe it or not, the very first thing I had was a ham and mustard sandwich on seed bread. Yum! That's really what I wanted, lots of ham in it (proper ham, not the loaf style). I had a piece of mint fudge, two biscuits and felt ill. Ewwww I'm not looking forward to doing that again.

Which is a good thing. I am no longer curious :)

Thanks everyone for your support, it means everything.

Have a good night!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday 24 August 2009

Breakfast (finish 8.40am) - two hardboiled eggs, 110g zucchini, an apple.

Lunch (finish 2.35pm) - seed mixture, 130g turkey with spinach and celery, a pear.

Dinner (finish 9pm) - 75 edam, 145g red capsicum, oil/vinegar, supplements.

I will give a separate calcium supplement out and see if it helps me with my cravings. They are super super strong today.

She will say 'no' but I'm going to try my best to convince my consultant tomorrow that a reward meal once a week is something I truly want to try out. I'll give it three weeks and if it's worse for my weight instead of better, I'll let it go.

Oh an embarrassing thing happened tonight, my dad asked me why a week or so ago I said the hamburger he made for me was nice, but then I didn't eat it. I can only guess he saw it in my rubbish (last night was garbage collection night). I fumbled an answer and somehow got out of giving him an excuse. What do I say? I could say hamburgers full of breadcrumbs (and I am off red meat still) in a gourmet bacon and cheese roll doesn't fit in with my current diet (I can't say 'eating') but that would open a gigantic can of worms with my mum. Urgh!

UPDATE: It's started... I'm getting questions about dinner.... what is it, how much did I have, why don't I also have ----, when did I have it, why did I have that. And being polite doesn't work, trust me. Instead I have to revert to being an adolescent and answer every question with "I dunno". lol

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sunday 23 August 2009

Breakfast (finish 9.50am) - 200g yogurt, 60g strawberries (all I had left), seed mixture.

Lunch (finish 4.15pm) - 75g edam, an apple.

Not all that hungry today. Spent the whole day at the Home Show which was so draining. I find if it's just window shopping it's easy but when it becomes something real and you're mind is thinking of actually application of products when you pass one of the zillion stalls, it really gets tough on the poor old brain.

Having a nap now before heading off to the movies with a friend.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Saturday 22 August 2009

Breakfast (finish 1.25pm) - seed mixture, 65g edam, 110g combination of cauliflower and zucchini, an apple.

Dinner (finish 9pm) - 140g smoked salmon with 145g zucchini and some lettuce, a pear, oil/vinegar.

I think my scales have broken. After putting most of my 200g pack of smoked salmon onto the scales they read 55g so I really have no idea if the above measurements are accurate now. I'll have to get another set tomorrow.

Well after my last post last night I had my multi vitamin and headed out to a good night with friends, instead of staying at home and grumbling. I didn't feel any more cravings for the whole night, didn't think about food one bit and woke up this morning feeling great! Thanks for letting my whinge a while, it helps hehe.

Before I got out of bed I went over a few things in my mind. Like what got me to this size in the first place. The big factor is instant gratification. I got to this size because I wanted something 'now' and followed that. If I do the same as I've always done, I'll get what I've always got.

Got up and went to the gym this morning, did a good workout with my trainer.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Friday 21 August 2009

Breakfast (finish 8.45am) - two hardboiled eggs, 110g zucchini.

Lunch (finish 2.15pm) - 130g turkey with spinach and celery, 100g strawberries AND and apple.

Dinner (finish 7.40pm) - cheesy veggie lasagne (75g edam, 140g total of half a tomato and red capsicum with a wheat wrap), seed mixture, oil/vinegar.

Starving all day today! Starving right now and it's not even 5.30pm!

TOM is coming up and it might have something to do with what I'm experiencing. I hope so.

Thanks for the reminder about the supplements, I haven't been having any and I think it will really help. My serious concern though, is that supplements only make cravings more tolerable, they don't satisfy them. I'm worried I'll end up doing what I have done after following other plans which is following them to the letter, putting everything out of my mind that could saboutage it, and then when I'm "finished" or otherwise reach a particular point, I have to satisfy it all at once. And it lasts weeks or months.

I don't want to do that again.

I know she'll say I can't, but I really think Protein Power's Reward Meal once a week would help me.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Thursday 20 August 2009

Breakfast (finish 9am) - 200g yogurt, a pear and half of today's seed mixture.

Lunch (finish 2.35pm) - 130g tuna in my oil with spinach, celery and zucchini.

Dinner (finish 9.05pm) - 145g boiled zucchini with 140g fish, rest of the seed mixture and an apple.

TMI Alert! Don't read any further if you're delicate.

Something that's been bothering me recently, over the last few weeks or a month or so, I've had like zero sex drive. It's just completely gone. What should I do to bring it back? And what happened to it in the first place?

Do you think it might be the lack of exercise? It's gone down to about once or twice a week only. I'm still on the pill, that hasn't changed. Maybe I've been on it for too long? Or maybe it's my calories, do you think they're too low and my body thinks it's in 'starvation mode'??

It's something that's really bothering me. My bf is starting to wonder if it's something about him. :(

Another thing I want to note is that my cravings aren't going away. I can satisfy them a little bit but really they are just continuing. I can't sweeten my teas until I have them with a meal which means I don't sweeten them - if I did my meal wouldn't finish until later which means I would have to have the next meal later and it goes on. It throws the whole day of food out just because I want to sweeten my tea.

Actually I must make a confession...

My bf and I are considering pushing our wedding to 18-24months away (instead of 12 as planned) so we can have a better chance at getting the house off the ground. Rather than trying to do both at the same time and messing both up. Well, yesterday I thought about that and my first thought was that I could just throw Sureslim out the window and tuck into a huge, iced, jam-filled doughnut for another few months and start this again later. That's terrible!! How am I ever going to maintain successfully for life if I have that type of thought?!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wednesday 19 August 2009

Breakfast (finish 8.40am) - two hard boiled eggs, 110g boiled zucchini and an apple.

Lunch (finish 2.20pm) - 130g smoked chicken in wheat wrap with 135g grated zucchini, a pear.

Dinner (finish 8.20pm) - 145g veggies (red capsicum, half a tomato and zucchini), 140g fish, oil/vinegar and seed mixture.

In a big rush today, speak tomorrow!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tuesday 18 August 2009

Breakfast (finish 11.20am) - 200g yogurt, an apple and seed mixture.

Lunch (finish 6.40pm) - 140g smoked salmon, a stick of celery and some veggie soup, oil/vinegar, 100g strawberries.

Yay down another 900g today!!

Unfortunately I haven't been able to save any of the money I had planned this "budget" would allow me to. Budget? What budget? I just spent $18 on two pieces of fish!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Monday 17 August 2009

Breakfast (finish 8.35am) - two hardboiled eggs with 110g boiled zucchini (yum!) and an apple.

Lunch (finish 2pm) - 135g grated zucchini with 130 turkey and an apple.

Dinner (finish 9.20pm) - 75g edam, seed mixture, oil/vinegar and 140g boiled zucchini.

I seemed to have swapped from all cauliflower on the side to all zucchini on the side lol. Ah well, it's delicious!

When I went to do dinner tonight, all I wanted was cheese! I don't know why, normally I'm only a cheese-every-so-often person. But tonight, huge hanging for it. Thankfully edam is one of the best cheeses I've tasted. :)

I was hungry pretty much all throughout today. It's probably a combination of going to the gym more often and being a bit stressed out about stuff. Hopefully one will help out the other.

Went to a personal training session AND pilates this evening :)

Sunday 16 August 2009

Ahhhh! I've just realised I didn't post yesterday!

Now I have to remember....

Breakfast (finish ...) - 200g yogurt, a pear, seed mixture.

Lunch (finish...) - wheat wrap with sliced zucchini and capsicum with 130g turkey, an apple.

Dinner (finish midnight) - a grilled and herbed snapper with allowed veggies and a diet coke. Had the oil/vinegar when I got home which is why this meal has such a late finishing time. Oh and two cups of stevia-sweetened tea.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Saturday 15 August 2009

Breakfast (finish 8.55am) - two hardboiled eggs with 110g boiled zucchini and an apple.

Lunch (finish 3.25pm) - 140g smoked salmon with 145g red capsicum and a pear.

Dinner (finish 12.05am) - a snapper fish roasted in herbs and rosemary, and some greens of a salad, seed mixture. Two cups of stevia-sweetened tea.

Was looking forward to the same cheesy veggies stack that I had yesterday. That was awesome! Great craving buster! But, went out for last minute dinner with a friend anyway (much more fun than sitting at home) which is why it technically finished so late - I had dinner out but had to wait until I got home (and remembered) to have the seed mixture.

I went to the gym yesterday and today, and booked in again on Monday. Trying to increase my frequency. I actually thought that going to the gym more would increase my appetite and considering I am already having all the food allowed, that this would just set me up to fail. BUT I wasn't hungry at all after breakfast today! I ate because the clock said it was time but I didn't need it so soon. Ah well, I feel good :)

Friday, August 14, 2009

Friday 14 August 2009

Breakfast (finish 9.35am) - 200g yogurt, 100g kiwi fruit and seed mixture.

Lunch (finish 3.10pm) - 130g smoked salmon on cos and celery salad, an apple.

Dinner (finish 9.05pm) - MmmmMmmm 140g of chunky veggies (zucchini, tomato and garlic), herbed and baked in layers with mountain bread and 75g melted edam throughout. Oil/vinegar. Yum!!

Oh today has been a day where I've been hungry all day and even had a few cravings. I had a dream about eating tons of junk food and maybe those thoughts stuck with me all day. I dunno. How do I make it go away again???

Hungry... hungry... junk food... junk food...

UPDATE: If I don't satisfy my cravings, they just stay around until I do and then I do it to excess. So, I am craving melted cheese over something like a hamburger (which is a no-go on this plan because it's mixing proteins) so I'm going to give melted cheese over some veggies a go. Might smoosh some tomato over it too, in place of tomato sauce. Hopefully that will do it. Or maybe lentil soup? That's thick and luxurious.

OK, dinner decided - see above :)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Thursday 13 August 2009

Breakfast (finish 9.05am) - 200g yogurt, a pear and seed mixture.

Dinner (finish 6pm) - 130g cajun chicken in wheat wrap with 135g grated zucchini, oil/vinegar and an apple.

Well, that's the end of my cajun chicken! Probably time to have something different for lunch for a few days anyway ;)

Oh and I forgot my scales again this morning! Had to eye- ball the yogurt, which I'm no good at. It's a 500g tub and it's wider at the top and thinner at the bottom. Never gonna happen.

Due to a sickie at work today, I didn't get a lunch break and didn't start dinner until 5pm. Urgh. I really really tried to get out early or something but there wasn't much I could do.

Anyway, on a more positive note, you know how I've been trying to will myself into increasing my exercise? Well I'm booked in for two training sessions a week starting tomorrow!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wednesday 12 August 2009

Breakfast (finish 8.40am) - two hardboiled eggs, 110g cauliflower.

Lunch (finish 2.05pm) - 130g cajun chicken in wheat wrap with 135g grated zucchini, an apple.

Dinner (finish 8.35pm) - 130g turkey with almost half a head of cos, seed mixture and a pear.

Thanks for the congratulations, guys! I'm still pretty chuffed about it :)

So I watched the movie Twilight last night. I know, I know, everyone saw that movie aaaaaaages ago. But I tend not to see boxoffice hits until a few years after their release - so I'm picking up the pace! lol

I thought it was ok, nothing particularly special. I don't know why people raved about it the way they did, but it was ok. That young girl in it though is an amazing actress. Has anyone else watched it? What did you think?

I just did three oracle cards (felt like it hehe) and these are what came up:

Dream Big - Let go of small thught about yourself! See yourself succeeding.
In the past, you may have seen yourself as insignificant. This card asks you to release any thoughts or feelings of inferiority. Truly believe that you are utterly qualified for any endeavour you can dream about!

Pay Attention - Notice repetitious signs and your inner guidance, as this can yield valuable information.
Heaven is giving you important messages, and by drawing this card, you're asked to pay extra attention to them.

Time to Move On - It's time to let go of the old and worn out so that the new can come in.
By drawing this card, you're alerted to the fact that you need to make room for the new by letting go of the old. First, let go emotionally and intellectually. In other words, "quit" or "say goodbye" in your mind and heart.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tuesday 11 August 2009

Brunch (finish 2pm) - 125g smoked salmon, 135g diced red capsicum, cos lettuce and an apple.

Dinner (finish 7.50pm) - 140g Gummy flake, 145g cauliflower, seed mixture, oil/vinegar and a pear.

Well, it's weigh in day today! I'll let everyone know how I go :)

UPDATE: Good news today! I'm down 0.45kg (which is about a pound) which is good but not ecstatic - the good news is we did measurements and I am down 7cm on the bust, 10cm on the waist and 7cm on the hips! Yay!!!!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Monday 10 August 2009

Breakfast (finish 8.50am) - two hardboiled eggs with 110g cauliflower and an apple.

Lunch (finish 2.25pm) - 130g cajun chicken in a wheat wrap with 135g grated zucchini, also about a medium apple-size of watermelon.

Dinner (finish 8.30pm) - 140g tuna in my oil with 145g red capsicum and cucumber. Seed mixture.

Good day today in all, nothing of particular interest to report. Going over finance stuff, trying to calm the fiance down (he has a tendency to throw the baby out with the bath water when something gets stressful).

I think my fingers are getting smaller, my too-big ring on my middle finger is getting quite loose.

Oh I thought long and hard about going to pilates today, and didn't. Even though I promised everyone I would. I don't quite know what's holding me back.....

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Sunday 9 August 2009

Brunch (finish 1.15pm) - 130g cajun chicken with 135g grated zucchini in wheat wrap (supermarket was out of my rye wraps), an apple and oil/vinegar.

Dinner (finish 8.10pm) - 65g edam and 110g cauliflower, seed mixture.

The Dog's Diary:

8:00 am - Dog food! My favorite thing!

9:30 am - A car ride! My favorite thing!

9:40 am - A walk in the park! My favorite thing!

10:30 am - Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!

12:00 pm - Milk bones! My favorite thing!

1:00 pm - Played in the yard! My favorite thing!

3:00 pm - Wagged my tail! My favorite thing!

5:00 pm - Dinner! My favorite thing!

7:00 pm - Got to play ball! My favorite thing!

8:00 pm - Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing!

11:00 pm - Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!


The Cat's Diary:

Day 983 of my captivity.

My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed some sort of dry nuggets. Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength. The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape. In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet. Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates my capabilities. However, they merely made condescending comments about what a "good little hunter" I am. Jerks!

There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of "allergies." I must learn what this means, and how to use it to my advantage. Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking. I must try this again tomorrow, but at the top of the stairs.

I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches. The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released, and seems to be more than willing to return. He is obviously retarded. The bird must be an informant. I observe him communicate with the guards regularly. I am certain that he reports my every move. My captors have arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe. For now.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Saturday 8 August 2009


Breakfast (finish 10.30am) - 65g edam, an apple, half a medium tomato and seed mixture.

Lunch (finish 2.30pm) - grilled chicken with mexican sauce, zucchini and broccoli.

Well if you couldn't tell, my second meal was wayyyyyyy too early. Supposed to have 5hrs between but I just couldn't manage it. I woke up with a start when I quickly did the maths on how early I would have to eat to be ready for family lunch at 1pm today. So I dove out of bed and started breakfast at 9.30am. I tried to eat as fast as I could but I'm not one to gulp down food so it still took me an hour. All done, then everyone turns up 40min early to go to lunch! What the?! Who turns up 40min early to anything? I most certainly don't lol. I'm late to everything and expect others to treat me with the same courtesy. ;)

So I ate at a restaurant and I wasn't even hungry yet, it's 9.30pm and my hunger hasn't returned. One thing I'm noticing with Sureslim, I'm pretty much never hungry and have to remind myself to eat after 5hrs because I tend to forget.

Oh and I must report on the exciting news that I am indeed feeling thinner. The scales are only down a bit but I was actually happy with the way I looked today, for the first time in a long time. My too-tight pants fit fine and my top bagged a bit. Yay!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Friday 7 August 2009

Breakfast (finish 9.05am) - 25g rolled oats cooked with 75ml full fat milk and water, an apple and seed mixture.

Lunch (finish 2.30pm) - 130g smoked salmon in rye wrap with some cos and 135g grated zucchini, also about an apple-size of watermelon and one strawberry.

Dinner (finish 8.30pm) - 140g garlic prawns (the last of them 'til I get my chesterol checked again), 145g cauliflower and oil/vinegar mixture (I went a bit heavier on the oil this evening to make up for missing it yesterday. Was having problems seeing as well as normal yesterday while driving, which is probably because I use computers all day everyday, but still ... better to be safe than sorry).

I'm very sad to hear that John Hughes (pictured) has passed away. He made some of the best movies I've ever seen. Loved them when I was young, and love them now that I'm older. Rest in peace.

Super tired right now, had a full on day after a late night and I really haven't stopped for a good fortnight - even on the weekdays after work I've had visitors or places to be or stuff I have to get done by a deadline. Last weekend was jam packed, so is this weekend. I'm really pushing myself (otherwise I just stay inside and veg which isn't particularly productive) but it takes its toll after a while. I'm not 21 anymore lol

Actually I've been feeling thinner the last couple of days. I don't look it yet, but I'm feeling it. My stomach is sitting lower when I lay down and my stretchy pants aren't sitting as high as I like them (they're my gym pants and I wear them high so when I bend down or stretch, people don't get a gob full of me hanging out).

I went to a function last night (which I mention in yesterday's post but now I have a better chance to detail it) which I thought was going to be a gathering of charity donators with a few live bands and some speakers. I took a friend I haven't seen in aaages. We were a bit suspicious when the building we were walking into at that address had valet services (never seen that one before!) and a really corporate feel to it. Then we find the signs with arrows and follow them, all the way to the function. I get even more suspicious when reading the Guest Book and everyone has written a company next to their name. When I get into the door, a first person welcomes me and gives me a lapel pin and a second asks me where we're from. I'm like "Well, we're not really from anywhere". To which she discovers I don't represent a company and promptly apologises that this is a private function. Oops! So I ask where the other function for this charity is and pull out my invitation.

Yep, this is the one! The one with all the suits walking around a women looking corporately stunning (am I the only that likes evening office gear?). And there's me, wondering what "Dress: Lounge Suit" meant on the invitation. Hahahaha talk about a fish out of water!

Anyway, I went to the Mission Australia 150th Anniversary which had gatherings all over Australia and live feeds from each of them including the Govenor General. There were tons of expensive munchies on tray being walked around, but the best part is I got a really big catch up with one of my good friends. Afterwards he and I walked through the city to find some food (I felt like duck after seeing some on one the platters) so we did Chinese. Chicken feet anyone? What about an avocado smoothie? Herbed fungus? hahahaha

Awesome night and now I'm all inspired to go shopping and get some better clothes. Perhaps that's why I'm feeling thinner - mind over matter!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Thursday 6 August 2009

Breakfast (finish 8.55am) - two hardboiled eggs with 110g cauliflower and an apple.

Lunch (finish 3.10pm) - rye wrap with 130g turkey and 135g grated zucchini, mix of fruits (watermelon, canteloupe and honeydue) to approx size of small-med apple.

Dinner (finish 9.10pm) - (went out for dinner) cooked chicken in unspecified spicy sauce with gingered mushrooms and bok choy.

Sorry for not posting yesterday's plan until today, I didn't get on the computer to post for myself at all yesterday and even now it's the only thing I'm jumping online to quickly do.

Actually tonight I went to a Mission Australia function which I thought was going to be charity donators (like myself) getting together to listen to some good bands but it wasn't until I saw the guest sign-in book at the front and saw all the business names did I realise it was some sort of corporate gathering. Fun, loads of finger food (I didn't have any) and speakers and even a band but still, I was very underdressed, I'm not especially good and "hob nobbing" and what in the world would I have to talk about with people in industry?

Ah well, was good in all because I took a friend I hadn't seen in yonks so we had time to catch up and then we grabbed a bite to eat afterwards so we're well and truly caught up now.

Good night. It's 11pm now and I'm tossing over whether or not to have the oil/vinegar and seed mixture or just go to bed. I know they are musts but I didn't expect to be out so late and I'm worried if I have them now (especially the seeds) that I'll be up all night.

What do you think?

Wednesday 5 August 2009

Breakfast (finish 9.05am) - 200g yogurt, 100g kiwi and seed mixture.

Lunch (finish 3.40pm) - 130g tuna in my oil with salad of cos, cucumber, celery and half a medium tomato.

Dinner (finish 7.30pm) - grilled flake.

Had dinner too early yesterday because we were eating as a family (had a surprise guest) and went to the fish and chip shop (I got us out of the pizza and pasta place they were initially thinking of). I scraped off as much of the thin coating as I could and then that's all I ate. Eating too early meant I was absolutely stuffed and couldn't even fathom eating on top of it. So no apple, no veggies.

I like thinking better planning can avoid certain situations in the future but I don't think this is one of them. It's just going to happen every now and then and I just have to deal with it.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Tuesday 4 August 2009

Breakfast (finish 9.10am) - two hardboiled eggs, 110g zucchini, stevia-sweetened black tea.

Lunch (finish 2.50pm) - 130g smoked salmon an 135g grated zucchini in a rye wrap, an apple.

Dinner (finish 820pm) - 140g garlic prawns, 145g cauliflower, seed mixture and oil/vinegar.

I had my weigh in today - down 1kg! It's good, but, well I always expect more. It's still relatively at the start and the weigh in was a week and a half on the last.

Oh and I didn't realise but prawns are shellfish! I should have known, of course, but I didn't think of it. The ones I buy don't have the shells on them anymore hahahaha. I just bought a new box and they don't last very long so I had a serving tonight and will have the other tomorrow. Then no more until my next blood test that shows my cholesterol has decreased.

OK I'm going to make a deal with myself - spend only $350 per fortnight. That's $175 per week. I should be able to do that easy! Well, if I didn't have any bills. I do but we'll see.

I've given up on my house building (which means I can't use the land in place of a deposit) so I need to save one instead.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Monday 3 August 2009

Breakfast (finish 9.15am) - 200g yogurt, a pear, today's seed mixture and a cup of sweetened peppermint tea.

Lunch (finish 2.45pm) - small serving of lentil soup, 2/3 of half a tomato (the rest was in the soup), an apple and salad with oil/vinegar dressing. Cup of black sweetened tea.

Dinner (finish 9.05pm) - 140g smoked salmon, 145g cauliflower.

Nice and full throughout today :)

That looks like a very nice ring, Sadekat :) Why don't you wear two rings instead of just the one? I'm not much of a ring (or even jewellery) person myself so I'm curious to find out how everyone has come to find out what suits them.

I have posted a pic of a ring I am looking at - it's three emerald cut diamonds in this layout but doesn't have anything on the shoulders like this one does. I like it. Also then a more decorative wedding band wont look overdone (I'm a fan of subtlety).

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Sunday 2 August 2009

Breakfast (finish 2.30pm) - two hardboiled eggs, 130g capsicum/broccoli/zucchini, seed mixture and a cup of black stevia-sweetened tea.

Lunch (finish 8.15pm) - 110g cajun chicken, lettuce, celery, cucumber, oil and either an apple or a pear (haven't decided yet).

Took up a last minute shift tonight so working until 9pm. I find I find it hardest to properly fit in all my meals on a weekend because the priorities of sleeping in outweigh my priorities of waking up early so I can have breakfast at a decent time.

Yesterday went ok, I just skipping touching a single morsel of food (though I told everyone I thought the food was delicious - which is true, it smelled good) and had yesterday's dinner in the car on the way home (I wasn't driving - thankfully!).

I think I've decided on the ring I want. Typically it's like twice the price of all the other rings I've had a look at lol but it's so cute! Nice and simple, not all overbearing or chunky like a lot of the rings I saw for sale. It's a nice emerald cut. I'll have to take a photo and post it for you, along with a pic of our wedding venue when it's nailed down. :)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Saturday 1 August 2009

Breakfast (finish 10.15am) - 130g smoked salmon with 135g cauliflower and an apple.

Lunch (finish 4.35pm) - 140g garlic prawns with 145g broccoli and seed mixture.

Dinner - (finish 10.10pm) - 110g green capsicum, 65g edam cheese and a pear, oil/vinegar.

Gosh I love swapping around my meals - now it's the way I like it: heaviest at lunch, medium at breakfast and lightest at dinner. I was sooooo full that it was nearly six hours after breakfast before the clock reminded me it was time to eat. I was still stuffed from breakfast. And that's after a good workout at the gym with my trainer. Phew!

Thanks Madeleine, at least I know I'm not alone. Unfortunately everyone is going through the same idiotic issues. I just don't understand things fully if they're not logical.

Off to my aunt's bday this evening. She will be serving pizza for everyone - I plan to take some cheese and veggies to it so it looks like I'm eating party food and I can avoid the pizzas.