Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Day 72

So here I am again, the night before weigh in......and I didn't even update you as promised last Wednesday.......

SO......here is what happened LAST Weigh in day......

The scales played tricks on me again....I hopped on 4 times and got 101kg.....VERY VERY excited as that made a 1.3kg loss in a week. BUT as I couldn't really believe it, after doing my measurements I hopped back just to see that number again....and it was 101.4kg????? So which number should I take?? I asked my Tweeps....and they all said take the 101kg, reminding me if I had not wanted to see the number again I would never have known.....so I did..... My measurements were also great Chest -2cm, Waist - 3cm, Hips -2cm & Thighs -2cm!!!

I have however carried a little fear in the back of my head that taking the lower weight would come back to bite me this week......ONLY TOMORROW WILL TELL!

I managed well with accelerator day again today..I find it so much easier to stick to the 1200 cals for the day on these days.....SO lets just hope that it will do the trick and get me closer to those double figures....I just so want to get that 10kg total loss for Round 2!!!!!! just 1kg away....wouldn't it be sweet to get it tomorrow and have an extra week up my sleeve to EXCEED my goal for this round!!!!

SO I will be back to tell you...but maybe this time I will not promise for it to be tomorrow......



Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Is it Day 65???

I really can't believe it has been a week since I blogged. Far too many distractions this week just gone, had my head spinning.

It is weigh in day tomorrow, the 3rd last one for this round. I promise I will pop in to report on my results at some point tomorrow. Not sure how I am feeling about it. A couple of days ago I was very positive, but the night before always brings doubts. So I will see you tomorrow......fingers crossed for a good one.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Day 58 (Before the day really began)

Have had a miserable couple of days......head cold really set in! NOT FUN. BUT if it wasn't for that I would be feeling great. Very pleased with how I have pulled up....proves just how much my fitness has improved over the last 8 weeks.

The Triathlon has been an interesting experience. When I first heard about it I thought....NO way, there is NO WAY I can do that. Then I looked at the requirements and thought hang on that is really not out of my reach. So I did it, and with little trouble. Yes I was slow but I had not set out to break any records. In the last couple of days I have been telling people what I have done and the look on their faces is so funny....and I wonder is it so hard to believe that I did??? I mean I guess if you look at me I am still over 100kg...so typically people of my size do not do such things....

So I have gone from NO way to "of course I did it"?? Like it is the sort of thing I have always done......just another day at the office. Funny that!!!

Still mulling over the MAJOR milestone. I am not able to get to the party, so need to come up with my own. I guess Michelle might give us some hint as to what would be suitable.....



PS Later in the proper part of the day......

Friday, August 13, 2010

Day 54

PS Well my bag is packed, my HRM is in my shoes so I don't forget it. I have a buddy to take along and I have been on a reconnaissance mission to the gym. In fact the boys at the gym were just lovely to me...I really was very self conscious about telling them what I was doing and why. They seemed a little surprised, but said that if I could come on Sunday when they were both working again they would make signs and cheer me on!!! Shame I can't do it on Sunday!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Day 52 - Weigh in Day...

I know I say it is Day 51......LOL lets put that down to excitement...

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Day 49

Here is the recipe I just put up for the Week 7 surprise comp.....

Spicy Tomato & Beef Casserole (Mild)

Dinner ( 4 x 350g serves = 301 Cals per serve)

This takes a little while to actually cook, but it is very quick to prepare. I use my lovely cast iron casserole dish that can go on the stove top and in the oven. I usually do it on the weekend when I am home in the afternoon. I don’t have a slow cooker, but I wonder if it would be suitable to cook one??

500g Heart Smart Casserole Beef (or Lean steak cubed)
1 Med Brown Onion - Chopped
2 Cloves Garlic - Crushed
2 Med Carrots - Chunky Chopped
4 Sticks Celery - Chunky Chopped
2 Cups of Beef stock
2 410g Cans of Ardmona Thick & Rich Crushed Tomtoes (I can Plain & 1 can roasted Capsicum)
1 Teaspoon Dried Mixed Herbs
1 Teaspoon Masterfoods Tuscan Seasoning
1/2 -1 Teaspoon of Keens Traditional Curry Powder (If you like it hot….you might like to add something extra to add a bit of after burn…...LOL)


Brown the beef, onion & garlic in a little oil.
Add the rest of the ingredients and heat till the liquid just comes to the boil.
Cover (with a lid or foil) and pop into the oven…bake for 90 min at 180 degrees. Remove the lid and bake for a further 30 min. (Those cooking times are what works in my oven…..you may need to adjust for yours…..)

If you feel the sauce as reduced too much, add water until it reaches a consistency you are happy with.

Alternate Serving suggestion:
Although a bowl of this casserole is delicious on its own you can reduce the portion size and serve with some sides.Out of these ingredients I got 7 x 200g serves.

‘200g Serve Of Casserole = 175 Cals
1/2 Cup Cooked Brown Rice =122 Cals
50g Steamed Zucchini = 9 Cals
50g Steamed Broccoli = 16 Cals
Total = 322 Cals

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Day 47

Be warned....I am tired and rambled on a bit......LOL

Ok so I rambled too much and youtube rejected the video.......que serra serra!!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Day 45

Bit raw tonight.....I hope it doesn't frighten anyone away......



Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Day 44



PS....I ended up doing the dishes while the video uploaded.....no housework fairy in my place tonight!!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Day 43

It has been a loooong day....and I didn't realize how tired I looked till I watched the video back.......LOL



Sunday, August 1, 2010

Day 42 Part 2

Day 42

I am a bad blogger aren't I...I guess that means I am focusing on the program...well mostly. LOL

Today is Sunday...the final day in Week 6 and that marks the halfway point in the program. Here are my stats so far.

Weight: -5.3kg
Chest: - 4cm
Waist: -12cm
Hips: - 5cm
Thighs: -3cm each

This week we had the option of making a video about how the 12WBT is helping us live an extraordinary life. Here is mine

Roll on week 7-12