Plateau!

Public Holidays are the best.  It’s like having another Saturday in your week.

This long weekend my brother Trev, and my cuz Benny and I went to the Perth Royal Show.  It was amazing.  The thing I loved the most, was 6 hours of walking without even trying.  The worst thing was trying to find a lunch that wasn’t greasy.  Immediately I wanted sushi, or some of those Vietnamese fresh rice paper rolls.  Of course I couldn’t find anything.  So I settled on some calamari, chips and salad.   Trev ate all the chips, and the calamari and salad was just enough to fill me. PERFECT.  Better his hips than mine.

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 I guess you could make your own lunch and take it with you.  But where is the fun in that??  There was so much fairy floss and hot chips I had to walk past.  It was like they were all jumping out at me EAT ME, BUY ME, LOVE ME.  Let me tell you, the trick, is to hold out until you find something that you absolutely want to eat.  For me, this was nougat, salami, cheese, and chocolate covered strawberries.  I got a little of each and savoured every bite.  I have to say that coming home and sharing the spoils with your cheese and salami addicted family helps quite a bit too.

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Benny licking his lips over giant strawberries.

A shout out to Alex who we bumped into.  It was soooo good to see you there.

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Catching up with Alex

A few more pics

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On the ferris wheel
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Me, Trev and Benny

Just as we were leaving I spotted the dim sum sushi house.  DAMMIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Well I guess I should own up to the damage the weekend salami’s and nougat did to me.  Absolutely nothing.  In all I have lost 4kgs now…and in this last week I seem to be maintaining that.  While its disappointing not to lose any more, it is better that I maintain rather than gain back.

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Regarding last fortnights challenge:

Week 2: “Real” beverages! Beverages will be limited to water, coffee, tea, kombucha, almond, rice or coconut milks, and ACTUAL fruit or vegetable juice. This means fruit juices containing only fruits and water. No sugars or artificial sweeteners, concentrates, preservatives etc. I know this might seem tough at first but stick to it and it will make a big difference. For coffee, try and limit to one cup a day.”

Finally!! I have managed to stick with everything listed above.   Substituting Coffee for Milo/Hot chocolate.  But I had to do it otherwise this was going to be painful.  I find that I may not stick to this completely.  I think I will still have dairy milk but only sometimes.  I really think its important to keep some measure of dairy in your diet.

This weeks challenge:

Week 3: Meat – If you eat meat, try and consume locally raised and organic if you can. Meat consumption will also be limited to 2 – 4 servings per week, and will not be the “focal point” of the meal.”

It wont be too hard for me.  I think I mostly do this anyway.   I might see if I can hook up the slow cooker (aka crockpot) soon and dig out some recipes for dinners.  Mum was a Weight Watcher’s lecturer for 10-15 years and is always cooking figure friendly meals.  Making it a point to cut off the fat off of steaks and chicken.  So naturally this is a habit I have developed over the years…of course I would add mashed potatos with cream and cheese, and maybe honeyed carrots and garlic bread.  Now I have salads. Different types of salads and instead of relying on meat for protein, I find myself eating more eggs, and legumes.

Well I hope this will help me to shed another kilo or 2.  I find I want to see more of a change on the scales.  I want to see more of a loss each week.  I don’t know why I cant lose any more.  I have been just as strict, just as vigilant with my meal choices.  I actually find myself becoming annoyed that I am not losing weight fast enough.  While I know that losing weight slowly is healthiest, it is also the most frustrating.  I only see small changes in myself, and I’ve only seen the same small changes for the last few weeks.motivational-fitness-workout-quotes-61

I also want to thank my readers for sticking with me each week.  It is a slow progress, but I am sure with determination and self control I can continue to shrink.

Also, less than 60 days until TAIWAN!!!! So excited and terrified that I wont be able to control myself around all the food!!!!

See you soon!

A xo

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