On the way to a better me

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Game On

So the game has begun, I ate really well yesterday (Monday), I didn't have focussed exercise but I did a fair bit of walking, so I'm happy with that. Yesterday for breakfast I had a piece of wholemeal toast with a poached egg, and on the side some baby spinach, a piece of bacon and some avocado. There was no need for lunch, I was so full from breakfast, but in the afternoon I had a handful of the snack mix I made the other day. For dinner I had a big yummy salad:
In my salad was baby spinach leaves, red capsicum, mini roma tomatoes, cucumber, beetroot and a pulled apart moroccan lamb patty. I would have used no fat greek yoghurt but I didn't have any so I used some weight watchers sour cream, watered it down to make it more of a pouring consistency (I didn't want to add calories by using milk) and added in some moroccan seasoning. It was DELICIOUS. I love, love, love salads, they are so very versatile which is so awesome.

Today (Tuesday) I had a bowl of Sanitarium Light 'n' Tasty, Macadamia and Honey, this cereal is my absolute favourite, so yummy and a piece of toast with vegemite. For lunch I decided to make a dipping plate:

I made some beetroot dip:

Beetroot Dip 
Women's Weekly, Super Light Cooking Book
Makes 2 1/2 cups
Nutritional count per tbsp
Total fat 0.8g
Calories 18
Carbs 1.9
Protein 0.5
Fibre 0.6

Blend or process 850g can of drained beetroot, 1 quartered garlic cove, 1/4 cup sour cream, 1 tbsp tahini and 1 tbsp lemon juice until smooth.

Super easy and it was soooooooo yummy.

On Sunday night, yes I'm back tracking days, sorry. I wanted something really light for dinner, looked in the cupboard and found I still had some rice paper, so I made some delicious rice paper rolls:

Once you have the rice paper, you can pretty much put whatever you like in them, I put chicken, cucumber, carrot, beetroot and avocado in mine, and it was awesome, I wanted to make more and just keep eating them. They're a little bit fiddly but SOOOOOOO worth it. Here's a base recipe for you: http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/25427/coconut+chicken+rice+paper+rolls but you can honestly change it and put whatever you like.

Back to today (Tuesday) I have sausages out and I'm thinking I will BBQ them (if I can be bothered) and I think I'll make a sweet potato salad, a herbed mushroom salad and probably a green salad to have with it.

I've gotten some exercise in today, and burned 282 calories, not great, but it's a start, I've got some fitness to build up again. I did 2 YouTube workouts, look up Spark People and POP Pilates and also did 5 minutes of running on the treadmill.

Water is going well and I'm into my second litre today and I just had an afternoon snack of a banana and some of my snack mix. So, so far so good.


  1. Enjoying the regular updates, good work on maintaining that goal too!

  2. You've been tagged in the Daily 11. Please participate if you can (no pressure). Details here http://a-warped-view.blogspot.com/2012/01/daily-11.html

  3. I'm sure it's not...but this sounds awfully like a pro-ana blog. We women really do spend too much time thinking about food.

    1. Well clearly you've not read my blog in its entirety and I resent you calling it a pro anorexic blog.

    2. @sazzles this blog is far from being pro-ana, it's more about being a healthy weight and enjoying life at the same time.

  4. Bec, I hope you don't let that pro-ana comment deter you from posting your food and exercise. I am absolutely loving your new passion for tracking and including your recipes (can't wait to try the beetroot dip - I love a good dipping plate) as I find it extremely motivating.

    Your blog is far from a pro-ana blog and anyone who may suggest that it is, in my opinion, doesn't know what anorexia is. You are eating WAY TOO MUCH FOOD to be anorexic or promoting it. Besides, I know your not anorexic. You are turning your life around and being healthy and losing that excess fat that neither you or I need on our bodies. we are extremely unhealthy with it - an excess of over 50 kilos is life threatening to us both.

    Please keep up the awesome job you are doing and don't let a silly comment stop you from being the gorgeous, healthy woman you are becoming xx