Just a lil more…

Well I can honestly say I have had a great week!  And my new total weight loss….6.6Kgs (14.5 pounds). This means only 400g more to reach 7kgs!!!  Just a lil more.  So on the weekend, I bought my first charm representing the first 5 kgs that I lost.  At this rate I will be looking to get another charm relatively soon.

I thought it looked like a running shoe, but my lovely cousin corrected me and told me it was a football boot…its a sneaker because I said so.  I am so proud of my achievement, I have decided to wear my bracelet all the time as a constant reminder of the changes I am making.

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Last week I found a great recipe idea.  Its worth saying that I am totally in love with sushi.  I love every aspect of it.  I still eat sushi and I love to make my own, but I have now found a healthier alternative.  Quinoa Sushi!!!!  The recipe uses Quinoa instead of rice.  It turned out pretty good.  The only suggestion I would make, is swap the vegetable stock for water when you boil the quinoa.  I found the sushi a little on the salty side.   PS. the end pieces of the sushi roll almost never look nice.

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We filled the sushi with carrot, cucumber and avocado.  But you can include tuna, salmon, or chicken as well.  It’s almost the same as regular sushi.  As part of our healthy lunch, we also had veggie sticks with a home made avocado dip.   So just chopped up carrots, cucumber, and celery.  Mum had also made some rissoles/meatballs so we had those as well which surprisingly, went really well with the dip.   The dip I kinda just threw together on the spot.  It was a bit of a gamble, but it worked out pretty good.  So it was 1 and 1/2 avocado, about 2-3 tablespoons of greek yoghurt.  I didnt want to put in too much, as it may have taken away from the avocado flavour.  Also a pinch of cayenne pepper and salt to taste.  Blend it all together til thick and creamy.

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We also put together a few fruits to make fruit skewers.  Pineapple, grapes, banana, rock melon and strawberries.  If I could do it again, I would have added kiwi fruit.  How did I forget kiwi fruit???

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So we had a great healthy lunch, and it was a nice way to share my healthy eating with the family.   One day I will find a camera with a high enough definition.

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Weight loss challenge time!

Week 4: No fast food or any foods that have been deep-fried in oil.

No problems here.  No problems at all.  This just goes to show how far I have come.

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 Week 5: Try two new whole foods: Try a minimum of two new whole foods that you’ve never had before.

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After Googling a list of wholefoods, I have settled upon Spelt, and Amaranth.

I have never heard of Amaranth before, so this is going to be interesting.  It seems to be some kind of grain.  This is a recipe for Amaranth that I have found, I am looking forward to using it as an alternative to my usual blueberry and almond oatmeal breakfast.

Spelt I have heard of before but never actually used.  I have found Spelt flour and a recipe for spelt flour pancakes.  I am definitely looking forward to a bit honey or maple drizzled over those.  Fingers crossed it becomes a staple in my new healthy lifestyle.

This week will make it 2 months since I have started my weight loss. …6.6kgs in 2 months…It is quite slow. But even at this rate, I will make a considerable dent in my weight loss in the next 6 months.  I am super stoked.   In the next few weeks I will be considering a gym membership.  I definitely want to slowly incorporate more vigorous exercise into my day.

To all my family, friends and readers, thank you for your ongoing support.  Its hard slog, but its well worth it.   I am dying to see how much I will lose by next week.  Each week is a smaller me!!

A xo

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