About Me

I'm a Mum who has struggled with weight since having my daughter 24 years ago. Forever trying to find that one thing that helps to make weight loss easier.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Re Educate Myself About Weightloss

Okay, so now I am really mad with myself.
Finally the festive stuff has come and gone and I have worked up the courage to step back onto the scales and.......
ooohhh s#@t, I've put on 5 kilos.

Where the hell did that come from?

I knew it. When you start feeling bloated and the button hole on your favourite pair of jeans seems so much further away from the button, you know.

Now, what to do?

Go back to the start of this blog and re-read what I wrote about how I lost 14kg. Yep, that's what I'll do. Try and get my mind back into weightloss mode and start thinking thin, thin, thin.

Off to do some reading.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Diet No More

Ok, so it's that time of year again, making these stupid resolutions and promises that you really know that you won't keep. Mine is Diet No More.

Oh yer, HAPPY NEW YEAR, hope everyone behaved themselves, not.

Now, where was I, back to whinging about new year resolutions.
Every year we tell ourselves that this is the year,
I'm going to lose 10kg, I'm going to stop smoking, Give up drinking, Save more money, Get organised, Work less and so it goes.

Not this year, I have decided to diet no more. That's it. I have made the decision that I am not going to try and lose weight, I am just going to eat more healthier and walk more, not exercise, just walk further when shopping and a bit at night after dinner.

So that's it, nothing to difficult, just light exercise and sensible eating. So if I lose some weight in the meantime, that would be a bonus, I'm not going to say it (lose weight)because it will be a promise and I will no doubt break it.

So bring on the new year I say.

31 Day Fat Loss Cure

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Holidays and A Merry Christmas


Here we are, another year has nearly past and another christmas has approached so fast. Seems just yesterday I was writing here on christmas day last year.

So I have just decorated the table and I am pretty pleased with the result, looking good. We are having a cold lunch today as it is going to be 37C and nobody wants to have the oven on in that heat. Although I really love having the traditional cooked lunch, as we are of english decent it is tradition but as we get older you just can't be bothered.

I am so looking forward to seeing the kids, that is the best part to see the excitement in their eyes and how they love to tell you about santa and the toys that he left for them.

I here the food calling my name, christmas pudding and brandy custard, oooh I can almost smell it now. Isn't today the day you just throw the diet out the window and say "To Hell With It."

I best keep moving as I can see this day is going to get hectic and time is going to disappear quick.

Best Wishes Everyone
Be Safe Throughout These Holidays.

Friday, December 16, 2011

How To Stop Yourself Eating

Please, Please, Please if you know how let me know. The only way I can think of is, putting tape across my mouth.

Here it is that time of day again when the dreaded munchies hit. It is the same time everyday when I sit and fight with my inner self, my mind. It's like a recording that is played over and over in my head.

"Ohhh, what can I eat now?" Bent over, with my head in the fridge, door wide open.
"No, don't even go there. You don't need it."

The worst part about this is that I'm not even hungry. I have no hunger pains, not starving to death like some poor other person out there in the world, someone who really needs food desperately.

No, bored I would say and just a very bad habit that I have gotten into, one I need to break.

Pick, pick, pick thats all I seem to do. I try and tell myself its all healthy stuff but not all of it is, some, yes, and it's the amount, way too much stuff gets shoved into this big mouth.

So here I am writing this to take me away from the kitchen, to get away from the sight of the fridge and the pantry.
Is it working I hear you say.
Probably at this very moment, yes. It will be when I walk away from this computer that it will get tough, but I am telling myself that I need a big glass of water to kick things off.

That'll work

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Blueberry Muffins With Frozen Berries

I like to bake, not all the time but occasionally. Most reasons why I don't bake enough is because if I do I'm the one that eats it and that does nothing for my figure, what's left of it anyway.

So I decided to try and make my on recipe for Blueberry Muffins With Frozen Berries, something healthy and low in fat.
Apparently blueberries are a great source of antioxidants and a friend of mine started to eat blueberries a lot, every day almost and he said that his eyesight has improved so much that he doesn't wear his glasses much anymore, so I'm eating a tonne.

So heres my attempt at creating a new recipe for Blueberry Muffins With Frozen Berries

500g SR Flour, sifted
125g Caster Sugar
4 Eggs
1 Cup Low Fat Milk or Powdered Milk
1/2 Cup Canola Oil
250g Frozen Blueberries
Few drops vanilla essence

Sift all dry ingredients into a bowl, make a well and then mix in wet ingredients. Combine all together until smooth consistency.
Pour mixture into muffin tin, makes about 20. Bake in moderate oven, 180 degrees C, for about 30 minutes.
Press lightly on top, if muffin springs back then blueberry muffins are ready.

I also have made these muffins with cranberries, so try a mixture of berries for different flavours.

Try out my blueberry muffin with frozen berries recipe and let me know how you like them. I'm guessing my husband will love them, especially if I don't tell him there healthy or low fat.