Blissful Friday

Suffered a disturbed sleep after waking up at 1.3am so woke up feeling rather groggy at 6.30am. Not enough time to do the red carpet ready workout I had planned but still time to do one of the SAS-E workouts that take around 20mins. When I was finished the girls decided they were ready for breakfast so I had my green smoothie with them.

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Then it was time to shower, referee the girls arguements, and get ready to head out the door. Since breakfast had been so early and I wouldn’t be home until after 12pm I packed a snack to have later.

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We arrived at school just after the bell had gone. I helped with reading for half an hour then had my wrap (mountain bread with hummus, cheese, cucumber and spouts) in the car on the way to the beauticians, where I had a very relaxing manicure and pedicure. Bliss!!

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Then on the way home I ate the tropical muffin. Which, of course, meant I wasn’t hungry for lunch right away. When I did eventually get around to lunch I whipped up some stir fried veggies with tofu and pineapple, served on some brown rice. Boy was this good. And totally appropriate for this chilly day.

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This must have been spot on because I didn’t even think about eating again until 4.30pm (lunch had been around 1.30pm). It still amazes me that after all these years I am finally learning it’s possible to go hours without food!! I still wasn’t real hungry but knew I’d need something before dinner so I had a bowl of soup.

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Dinner was a veggie snitzel with homemade “fries” and veg. I ate it all but was rather full at the end. Think it will be end of my days eats.

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Canteen dinner

Woke feeling good this morning. Got up ready to get dressed and workout – only to realize I didn’t feel so good after all. So no workout today. Instead I had a green smoothie while working on plans for our UK trip.

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Since I wasn’t feeling I was planning an easy day with a quick trip to the shops for groceries. Instead I ended up at the school reorganising the uniform shop cupboards (which had been relocated) and lifting boxes!!!! Then I did my groceries and came home rather exhasted.

I was suprisingly feeling like food so made up some pita breads with spreadable cheese, tomato, cucumber and sprouts – YUM!!

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I vegged out on the lounge in between putting the groceries away. Around 1pm I was hungry enough for lunch. An easy one today – leftover rissoto.

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And a little while later…

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Like yesterday I was feeling better as the day went along. When the girls got home I had some watermelon and kiwifruit – but the kiwifruit was too hard so I fed it to Bailey.

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I also had some hummus and pita bread.

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Still had some hummus left so grabbed a handful of tortilla chips.

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We had to head out at 5.30pm to attend a High School Expo (the one Amy is very hopeful of getting into). No-one was yet ready to eat so we decided we’d buy something at the canteen (I’d checked out the menu and they had some reasonable vegetarian food). I ended up getting a veggie burger.

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It was quite nice but seemed to just sit in my stomach – I assume because of the white bread. When we got home an hour later I was still feeling ick and wanted ice-cream. Why is that stodge and ice-cream go together? I always want it after Chinese as well! Instead of ice-cream I had a Billabong (which is pretty low fat/sugar).

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I actually struggled to finish it and don’t really know I enjoyed it but I was feeling better afterwards!

Feeling blah

I still felt very blah when I woke up this morning so reluctantly I gave any up on any thoughts of an early morning walk. Instead I cuddled with my pup, eventually getting up for a cup of tea, some cruskits with spreadable cheese and my laptop.

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We were able to have a slow morning as the girls had a 10.15am doctors appointment and didn’t have to race off to school. I had the breakfast cookie in the fridge ready to eat but I wasn’t feeling it this morning. Luckily Kevin had been given some garden fresh spinach so I was able to make a nutritious green smoothie.

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Eventually we had to leave for the girls appointment for swine flu vaccination. I had to resort to bribing Christy with a chocolate if she had the needle so we had to visit the chemist. It was here I spotted some m&ms – which I had been craving since seeing them on someones blog. I bought some to enjoy later :-).

I dropped the girls off at school and happily headed home. I did a few necessary chores and made some oatmeal raisin cookies. I have a sneaking¬† suspicion Tina is also responsible for the m&m’s.While they were cooking I had a banana.

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Yes, I know it looks rather brown and past its best but these organic banana are still always great on the inside.

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Eventually I felt like some lunch. I wanted something super nutritious (to help fight this cold) and had been seeing roast brocolli all over the health food blogs so decided to try some today. I popped the brocolli and some brown rice bites in the oven. When they were cooked I microwaved some leftover quinoa and some snow peas. Served with some organic BBQ sauce. Yummy!!!

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Oh, and the cookies turned out great. I sampled one to see what it was like – oh, boy, they are good!

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The rest of the afternoon was spent on the lounge with my laptop and a box of tissues. Kevin also ended up at home early as he’s suffering with the “man flu”. This, of course, meant I had to share my m&ms – which is probably a good thing.

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When the girls got home from school I sat with Amy and had some afternoon tea – mountain bread with hummus, grated cheese, grated carrot and home-grown sprouts.

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While putting away Christy’s hi-fibre (white) bread the end piece proved too tempted and I enjoyed it with a bit of butter.

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Dinner tonight was Mushroom Risotto – comfort food with plenty of nutritious veg. It’s old, old recipe (I think from Weight Watchers) but it’s been some time since I made it. You can find the recipe here.

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I finished the night with a cup of tea and an oatmeal cookie. I feel better tonight so I’m hoping to be back to normal in the morning.

Tropical Muffins

Kevin and Amy were off for a day painting his office but they were kind enough to wait till I got back from the gym. Before I left I had a snack of corn thins with cottage cheese. I wasn’t really in the mood to eat just yet but knew it would be best before such an intense workout.

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It’s been a long time since I’ve been on a Saturday morning and I surprised to have the cardio room to myself. It was just after opening at 7am but I was still suprised. I did 20min on the elliptical and 20mins on the bike. Back home I cooled down and had a shower. Around 9am Christy woke up so I made her some french toast for breakfast and I had an egg on toast with a cup of tea.

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Since breakfast had been so late I didn’t bother with a morning snack, instead I had a very punctual lunch of leftover salad, a heaping of hummus, a boiled egg and slice of turkish bread.

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I really thought I’d be wanting to eat today but I wasn’t bothered. I had some grapes around 3pm.

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Then around 4pm a tropical muffin as seen on Oh She Glows. Yummy and healthy! Kevin and Amy enjoyed them too.

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Around 5.30pm I was hungry but with dinner time fast approaching I decided on a green smoothie as I was a bit low of fruit & veg today.

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Of course, then I didn’t get hungry again. Amy had eaten around 6pm and Kevin wasn’t feeling too well so eventually around 7pm I decided to have my dinner. It was Mexican Rice – brown rice, TVP, corn, black beans and seasoning- topped with tomato and some sour cream. It was a little bland though and I didn’t really enjoy it much. I ate about 2/3.

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