Marmalade from Italy???

Up and at ’em this morning with a Red Carpet Ready I Want my Bikini Body workout. It’s been a while since I’ve done a full program so it was rather challenging and I’m sure I’ll be feeling it tomorrow. Val is getting ready to launch a new program and if you follow the link you can see some free videos.

Following my workout I made a green smoothie for Kevin and myself. As usual my GS buddy was close at hand.


After Christy left for school I made a cup of tea and decided on a Scottish breakfast of marmalade on toast.


So you can imagine my suprise when I saw my marmalade was from Italy!!!


I did lots of jobs this morning, including cleaning a rug which I left outside in the sun to dry. The dogs seemed to think I’d put it there just for them and I found them lying on it quite a bit throughout the day.

Pups on rug

Around 11am I had some cruskits with spreadable cheese.


…which meant I didn’t get hungry for lunch until 1pm. In the meantime I found a couple of new recipes to try as I had 4 bananas to use up. I made a banana date loaf and banana choc chip muffins (but I had to substitute white choc chips).


For lunch I made a carrot & apple coleslaw I’d seen on carrots ‘n’ cake.  I put it over my normal salad (with egg). It was quite nice but I’d rather have my normal salad.


Afterwards I tried one of the muffins – very yummy!

By 4pm I was feeling rather tired and my back was VERY sore so I headed into the loungeroom so I could sit with my feet up. I enjoyed a bowl of rockmelon.


And a piece of the banana date loaf. This was okay but not that nice – don’t think I’d make it again.


I was supposed to make a vegetable hot pot tonight but decided to make something easier – lentil patty burgers. Patty from the freezer, some fried onions…


…. on a slice of bread with BBQ sauce, beetroot, tomato and a sprinkle of grated cheese. Delicious!


I hadn’t planned on having anything after dinner but as Christy was wanting ice-cream I decided to dish up a small bowl for myself 🙂


Great start to the weekend

Thankfully I woke up this morning WITHOUT a headache and managed to stay headache free all day. As soon as I awoke and saw the brilliant orange streaks of the sunrise, I launched out of bed and got ready to go for a walk. Unfortunately by the time everyone was ready (the dogs and Amy) and we got down to the lake we missed the best part of the sunrise but it was still lovely none-the-less. And still so warm for late April.



When we got back I had a glass of water and read blogs for a bit before going and doing the Red Carpet Ready session I missed yesterday. I did SASE – strong again. Next week I need to kick things up a bit I think. Post workout I enjoyed a green smoothie.


Played on the computer much of the morning, in addition to doing things like getting dinner started in the crockpot and making an oat slice (a new recipe).


I had a late breakfast with the family. Only ate half though as the bread had that frozen taste it sometimes gets from the freezer.


Around 11am I had a handful of grapes…


then enjoyed the other half of my smoothie on the way to my book group.


Lunch at book group is often pizza – which it was today. Despite the smoothie at 12pm I was getting hungry again by the time pizza arrived at 1.30pm. I had two pieces of the veggie one. Should have only had one as the pizza today was rather oily and I didn’t feel great after the second piece. I was too self conscious to take a photo – until I found myself alone in our meeting room – luckily there was still one piece left to photograph :-). Yuck – look at the grease – they aren’t normally that bad!


Got home just after 3.30pm and put together an afternoon snack to enjoy with Kevin. I’m not real keen on store-bought dips (except hummus) but this roast capsicum one was rather nice. However, after looking more closely at the ingredient list (compared to the hummus) I’m not sure I’ll be buying it again.


Since we’d had a substantial afternoon snack we didn’t end up eating dinner until 7pm. Unfortunately the crockpot meal was a big flop. After cooking for 8 hours the potato was still not cooked through. Oh, well, at the least the dogs will have a yummy dinner tomorrow night. Instead I whipped up a quick substitute of brown rice, falafels, pineapple and hummus. Kevin then proceeds to tell me he’s getting a bit sick of falafel??? Surely that can’t be possible :-).


The night was spent putting the final touches on this blog before making it’s introduction to the WWW. Around 9pm I enjoyed a small bowl of vanilla ice-cream with a  small amount of chocolate flake on top. Yum! This is about a 1/4 of the bowl I used to have and I enjoyed every bite and did not feel one bit deprived.


Finally I enjoyed a cup of tea. I was tempted to have a chocolate but realized I didn’t need one and I’d already enjoyed my ice-cream so left it at that.

*** Oh, and the oat slice didn’t quite work out. It’s rather soft but should still be edible.