Freaky Friday

A lovely morning walk – though a good bit chillier this morning. I’m in a bit of a slump because my weight loss is VERY slow and at the rate I’m going I will NOT fit into my jeans before our trip. And buying another pair isn’t another option – I’ve tried but I’m right in between sizes. The next size up are too big. I don’t want to gain weight so I therefore, have to lose a bit of weight – only about 4kgs so it’s still doable but I need to get a move along. Not that you’d think so by todays eats :-(.

Breakfast…

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Lunch…

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Dinner…

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Desert….

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There was other stuff conveniently not photographed :-). Not good. Definitely not the way to be fitting in my jeans, and hardly a fruit or veggie to be seen.

Out and about

I was woken up early this morning by Bailey being sick. Eventually at 5.30am I gave up on going back to sleep and got out of bed. Of course with him not feeling well a walk was out of the question. This plan to walk every day is NOT working out very well. Started the day with a cup of tea and chocolate muffin.

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After dropping Amy at AG I headed off into town for some shopping. Before heading home at 11.30am I got an iced chocolate from Gloria Jeans as I was rather hungry (not suprising when I didn’t have a proper breakfast).

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I also picked up this parcel which I was very excited to recieve. So fun to have leftovers in….

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I even used it for afternoon tea as well…

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While Christy was having her singing lesson Amy and I went to a coffee shop. I had a tea and a mouthful of Amy’s lemon tart – but it was too sweet for me.

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Dinner was an easy one tonight – potato gnocchi with cheese sauce.

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Off to class

This morning I struggled to get up and get going with my planned exercise – but I did it and felt better for it. Afterwards I enjoyed a green smoothie.

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Today there was a bit extra…

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which the dogs were very pleased to have..

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Later I enjoyed a cup of tea and the last banana muffin.

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Then it was time to pack for class.

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I was so excited about this vegetarian cooking class and it did not disappoint. I came away full of knowledge and a new found confidence. Great stuff.

We made, and sampled, a number of dishes.

My favourite was the hummus and salad.

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My portion on a small plate. I made sure to only try a little of each to make sure I didn’t get too full.

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We also made a thai curry…

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and pad thai…

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and dahl. A little bit of each for me.

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Finally we had Vegan banana bread. Goodness this was fantastic. The top had gotten burnt and was cut off.

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Totally loved the class and can’t wait to go to more. When I left it was time to go pick up Amy from the train station as she was coming home from camp. Then a quick shop in Aldi. I was hungry when I walked in the door, so had a bowl of Mushroom & Potato soup while chatting to Amy. Christy arrived home from school shortly after and joined us at the table.

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I was thrilled to find some bananas in the freezer so was able to make some banana cake from todays class :-).

Around 5pm I had a banana and cup of tea. I also used to have a “treat” with my tea but I’m trying to teach myself that fruit and tea is okay as well :-).

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Tonights dinner was courtesy of the freezer – samaosas & brown rice, with some Turkish bread and leftover pad thai (from class).

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Supper tonight was, of course, banana cake. Everyone enjoyed it so it’s a real winner of a recipe. I also enjoyed the very last ANZAC cookie.

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Let the food blog begin

I have decided to take the plunge in the wonderful world of health food blogging. I get so much out of the blogs that I read that I thought creating my own might help keep me a bit more accountable about what I eat, and maybe even, provide some ideas for my readers – esp, those in Australia, as I am yet to find many Aussie health food blogs (if anyone knows of any PLEASE let me know).

And so…on to our first day. Now is there are a better way than to start the day than with a green smoothie blended in my BRAND NEW Vitamix.

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The morning was spent doing jobs around the house and decluttering stuff in my scrapbook room. Mid-morning I had a cup of tea and a handful of …..healthy handfuls. Yes, I know these are made for kids – but I just LOVE them.

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It was such a beautiful Autumn day and both girls were out playing with friends so I decided to take my lunch outside.

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Most warmer days I have a salad  made up of greens, cucumber, tomato, pineapple- todays was topped with marinated tofu & a squirt of mayonnaise. Delicious. Both the weather and the food.

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My lunch partner…

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Around an hour after lunch I like to have a cup of tea and usually something sweet. I debated having two biscuits…

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But was really feeling like more crunching so swapped for some cruskits with spreadable cheese…

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But I have confess… I did go back for those biscuits later. I also drank many more cups of tea throughout day – rather neglecting my water today :-(.

Around 4pm I was peckish again so had some crackers topped with Camembert cheese – yummo!

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Tonights dinner was made up of leftovers – with the addition of some vegetables – as it was just 3 of tonight (Amy was at a sleepover).

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Dessert was custard – something I haven’t had in months – as I know it’s not the healthiest. I really felt like some raisin toast but we didn’t have any – guess what I’ll be buying tomorrow :-).

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