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Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Don't worry! I haven't given up!

I've just been away on holiday. I went to Huskisson on the New South Wales south coast. I had a great time (it was really hard to come home).

I tried to keep up the exercise while I was away, and went walking most days. It was really hard, especially with views like this...

The hard part was keeping the calories under check, especially when drinking... I have to admit that I had a few days that I well and truly broke the calorie bank... But it's so hard to say no when there is good food and good drink around.

I will just have to make up for it by being extra good now I am home.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Low Carb Banana and Blueberry Muffins

I had a look around online this morning for a good low carb breakfast muffin recipe and found a few good banana muffins with flax meal and stevia. I don't have any stevia at the moment, and I don't know whether I am 100% happy with the taste of the stuff any way, so I used a little sugar and added fresh blueberries for sweetness.

Don't they look cute and tasty! They ended up being really nice, and only 194 calories per muffin! I had one with a blueberry Chobani and a coffee for breakfast.

Here's the recipe...

1 cups LSA
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tbs Sugar
4 eggs beaten
1/3 cup olive oil
1 cup blueberries
1/2 cup mashed banana
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1.Preheat oven to 180 degrees
2. In a medium bowl combine the LSA, baking powder, cinnamon, sugar and salt
3. Make a well in the dry mix and add in the beaten eggs, water and olive oil
4. Stir together the wet and dry ingredients then stir in blueberries
5. Pour the batter into a greased muffin pan
6. Bake at 180° for 20-25 minutes until firm and lightly golden
7. Allow to cool

Friday, January 11, 2013

Still Here!

I haven't run away, I'm still here.

Well, I've been back at it for a week now and so far so good. Haven't had any major blow outs yet. I'm enjoying the exercise and the food at the moment, not bored (hopefully that won't be a problem).

I weighed myself today to see how I'm going, and yay, I've lost 1 kg! Woo!

Here's a pic of today's breakfast, a bowl of Weetbix Choc Malt Crunch.

Saturday, January 5, 2013


Saturday morning I thought I would try something new for breakfast, so I had a look around and found this recipe for a low carb, high protein pancake.

The original ingredients were...
1/2 banana
2 egg whites
1 scoop of protein powder (vanilla)
1/2 tbsp ground flax seeds
1 teaspoon of cinnamon

I have been eating it for breakfast for the last couple of mornings and adapted the recipe to suit what I have in my pantry.

I've used Nature's Way unflavoured instant protein powder and, instead of straight ground flax seed I've used Naturefirst Premium Breakfast Booster - LSA mix. Which is ground linseed, sunflower seeds and almonds.

To make sure the mix is nice and smooth, that the banana is fully mashed I mix everything up with the Tupperware Smooth Chopper.

I serve mine topped with a pile of chopped fruit. Yum!

The mix makes just enough for one. It's tasty and filling and a great high protein alternative to the poached eggs I was eating every day (and getting really bored of).

Friday, January 4, 2013

I'm Back! Again...

Well, it's 2013 and here I am again. After around 12 months off the weight loss wagon I'm feeling motivated again. (it's amazing how clothes shopping has that affect...!) While I've been away I've gained a shocking 12 kilos. Wow, working that number out is REALLY depressing! (no wonder none of my clothes fit!) But I'm here to be positive, no point dwelling on the negative. It won't get me any where. I am going to make positive changes and choices this year. I am going to lose weight. I started back on the path to weight loss last we, and I am happy to say, that as of this morning I have already lost half a kilo, I currently weigh 99.2 kgs. So, here I go, I will lose weight this year. And I will keep it off.