Tuesday, 1 December 2009

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Sunday, 27 September 2009

Please visit new blog!

Please come see us at our new blog- we are having some "issues" with the domain address so please come to www.thefullbloomproject.blogspot.com

Please visit new blog!

Please come see us at our new blog- we are having some "issues" with the domain address so please come to www.thefullbloomproject.blogspot.com

New Blog! Come Visit!

Please come see us at our new blog- we are having some "issues" with the domain address so please come to www.thefullbloomproject.blogspot.com

Sunday, 6 September 2009

New site


Please come visit!


It's still under construction so please be patient!


Saturday, 22 August 2009

After a longer than planned silence...

.. I'm back!

I returned on Sunday from a wonderful trip to Brisbane to visit the Healthy Body Club girls and have a blast at Booty Camp 2009!

It was so great to see everyone and share our experiences. I felt very welcomed and left feeling like I had a whole bunch of new friends! Thanks everyone!

Special mention goes out to Chrissey who has lost an amazing amount of weight and is transforming her mind and body daily. She's a girl after my own heart in wanting to help other people to find themselves and get fit- she's signed up to do a PT course like me! Yay!

Chrissey and I have partnered up for encouragement and support and have decided that we would like to compete in a figure comp at the end of next year. That's 18 months to get our bods lean and mean! Yay for fitness friends!!

I have found myself a coach- I'm waiting to hear back from her but she has offered to coach me to the comp for little to no cost. She can see how much I want it and how dedicated I am to my goal. I am so so so excited about this!! She usually charges $800 a month for coaching... How did it come about? Well, I asked her if she thought it was feasible to try and prepare for a comp on my own with no coaching. She asked me a whole bunch of questions about why I want to do it, who I have in my "team"- as in, who are my key supporters, and what would get in the way of me achieving my goal... She must have been happy with my answers because she has said she'll take me on!


Anyway... I plan to start a new blog to mark the beginning of my journey towards becoming a figure athlete...

Who's coming?!

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Sexy salad!

This is my lunch today...

It is the most luxurious salad ever.. that dripping yolk, the crunch and colour of the cabbage- the naughty bursts of fetta! OOH!

I need to go take a cold shower!


Thursday, 6 August 2009

A great post that you should read...

Go over HERE and visit Kerryn's blog... she has just written a post about achieving things you never dreamed you could... go on! Off you go!

Monday, 3 August 2009


Not of me this time!!... lol

This is Molly with my little step sister Ally (14 y/o) who is visiting from the UK at the moment. Molly thinks she is the bee's knees and follows her around like a shadow. She even speaks like a pommy after we see her. This pic was taken while having a coffee break at Lentil as Anything after visiting the Collingwood Children's farm... aww

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No story behind this photo but I thought it was cute...

This is a butterscotch icecream cake that my mum made on Sunday... I didn't eat any of it... but had to take a picture as it looked so delicious! I have a steely resolve! lol

I haven't got a lot to post today except that I started a new weights program and already have DOMS which is a great sign! Haha! I may not be able to walk tomorrow but that aside- I feel good! I have been advised by someone in the know that I should probably be eating more calories!! (gasp!) So I am aiming for 1600-1800 per day right now as I am doing so much weight training... I'll be eating all flippin' day!

What are your ideas around nutrient timing (ie. eating carbs around your cardio workout... you still eat the carbs, just at a specific time in your routine) I have heard a few different opinions and am trying to nut out what works for me.

Not weighing in this week as it's TTOM and I know I always hold fluid- I don't need to see numbers to know I'm going in the right direction right now. Drinking gallons of water to minimise fluid held but it never seems to make a difference..

Here's my foodies today:
Pre work out: 1 banana
Post workout: 1/2 cup oats w/3 desert spoons of low fat yoghurt (I'm getting some more whey this week to add to my oats- I ran out)
Snack: 2 boiled eggs and some salad greens
Lunch: 100g grilled chicken with salad, avocado and balsamic/lemon juice dressing
Snack: small tin tuna and blanched green beans
Dinner: 100g grilled pork medallion with salad made from lettuce, green beans, roasted carrot, and roasted sweet potato Yum yum!! I may also throw some left over ricotta cheese in with it...

So much fresh and healthy food today- My body will thank me... it already is! :)

I need to do some negotiating to get my workout in tomorrow... John's at uni and I'm not sure about childcare.. hmm I'll see what I can sort out. Once I am in a good routine it will be great!


That'll do!

Saturday, 1 August 2009

New gym, goals and my course...

New Gym...

I joined at my local aquatic centre/gym combo... The price is right too at only $49 a month for a full gym, pool, and les mills classes.. oh and childcare too! I have been loving Step into Life and would still promote it to anyone but our current financial situation and my need for more sessions meant I needed to make the hard call..

So I am going back to doing split upper/lower body weights training 6 times a fortnight and 4-5 cardio sessions a week... This has worked for me in the past and will work again! Last night I trained legs and back and did about 45 mins hi/lo intensity cardio. If anyone has any training tips they think might benefit me, please leave me comments!


I would really like to be at a "healthy weight"- but moreso have a healthy bodyfat percentage by the time I compete my PT course. I know how to do it but seem to have a freak out every time my weight starts moving and I am still sitting around 81kg. I was saying to hubby last night that my first goal really is hitting the magic round number of 40kgs lost... which is 78kg. Not far away but my body likes to do things sloooooooowly! I am not about to go on a carb free diet just to get there (I know it would work) as I would put it all back on as soon as one carby food passed my lips. Plus I become the megabitch from hell when I am carb depleted.

So, here's an average day for me food wise.. you're comments are welcome...

B. 1/2 cup oats with grated apple, LSA and cinnamon or oats, LSA and yoghurt or omelette and veggies
S. skim latte and apple (sometimes a boiled egg)
L. 1/2 cup basmati rice, 1 cup beef and veggie ragu and green veggies (or similar) or a meat and salad wrap with avo
S. Orange and yoghurt or souffle omelette & cup of tea with skim milk
D. Meat and veg usually
S. camomile tea

I'm usually doing 1 hour+ of training and drinking 2-3 litres of water... The weight should be coming off faster but I guess I'll just have to hang in there! I also take a multivitamin, fish oil, chromium and l-glutamine.

My course...

It's going great guns! I was familiar with the nutrition side of things a flew through that module without any hassles... Now we are onto exercise science and it's a bit more tricky, needing to remember bones, muscles, joints etc etc... But I love a challenge!

I already have a list of people (including my mum... yipee!) who have asked me to train them once I am qualified.

That's about it from me today...


Sunday, 26 July 2009

Good sign...

I have been on the toilet every half an hour this morning! This is a very good sign that the weight gain was from held fluid and not from the fat coming crashing back to my thighs!


Went out for a really enjoyable 50 minute run this morning... I am feeling 110% better than I did yesterday!


Saturday, 25 July 2009

I have decided not to be negative...

Ok... I am pulling myself out of the slump... (I just realised that I am even sitting up straighter in saying that!)

I do not want to be negative...

So maybe I ate some chips... Maybe I had a square of chocolate hedgehog... Does that undo the months and months of good eating, excellent exercise and top water intake?? Does it undo the mental work I have done and make me put on the almost 40 kilos I have lost?? Will that waste away my hard earned muscles???


I am a strong woman and I have goals.. One of them is to be able to live as a confident person who is totally accepting of herself whether she is a size 10 or the size of a house. I love myself too much to fall into a hole of self-pity and loathing. Another, is to be an excellent PT- and being able to set the example of how to overcome a hurdle is one way of doing that!

So, moving forward!

This week I am back to normal life... eating well, and exercising...

Exercise plan:
Tonight: Get John to drop me approx 5km from mum's house and jog there before John's birthday dinner
Sunday: walking with workmate 1 hour
Monday: SIL cardio
Tuesday: SIL weights
Wednesday: Early morning run or ride if it's not too windy
Thursday: SIL weights
Friday: have a well earned rest- maybe take Molly out on the bike if it's not windy.

Food Plan:
Meal 1: oats with grated apple and lsa or ground almonds or eggs, sweet potato and spinach omelette
Meal 2: boiled egg and apple or yoghurt and apple or avocado on rice crackers
Meal 3: chicken/corned beef/fish and veg/salad or chicken and veg soup
Meal 4: same as meal 2
Meal 5: slow cooked casserole style something with piles of veggies
Meal 6: if hungry, Kek's paleo or souffle style sweet omelette (meals 2 and 4 could be this too)

There.. I feel so much better- ready to face the rest of the day/week etc feeling strong...

I am in contol..


Feeling flat as a tack...

Not sure what to write as for the first time since I got my act together and started eating really clean and training hard I have hit a wall...

Scales went UP this week. Body fat % on my scales went down but I feel like I have gained weight this week..


I haven't been as onto my food as I usually am and have ended the week with too many "treats" and not enough veggies..

It's so frustrating to KNOW what works well for me but to not be doing it.

I know that I don't do too well when I eat carbs at night... It's not a scientific thing, no research behind it, just a personal feeling. I also know that bread and wheat based products don't really work for me.. again... no research, just my own preference... I also know that it's not a good idea to go to work without planned meals when I am feeling this sad and low... or I'll do something silly like eating chips and chocolate (yes, that happened today)...

So why do I do things that don't work for me??

I am feeling very frustrated with myself right now... I need a run or something... Oh, the other thing that has been annoying me is that I haven't been for a bike ride in ages and I am meant to be training for this gigantic ride in October... that is not far away and I am so un prepared it's not funny...


I'm grumpy!

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

1st session!!

It was GREAT! The class (about 12 people all up) was an even mix of girls and guys, all with different stories (a couple of meat-head bodybuilders) and different reasons for being there. There was only one other person who had lost weight (15kg) and there is even a professional footballer in the class... planning for his career after football I think.

We started with basic nutrition- macronutrients/micronutrients etc... all stuff I was familiar with so I am not feeling out of my depth yet... I actually felt really good that I was the only one able to answer questions like "how many extra calories does a pregnant woman need a day?"- the answer being about 200cal (a glass of milk) and "how many for breastfeeding"- the answer being 500cals approx (an hour walking on the treddy).... I felt a bit smug...

We have been asked to keep a food diary for a week and then practice analysing each other's next Monday night... easy for me as I do this anyway... Yay!

I also was NOT the most overweight person in the room (I know I am not that overweight any more but I do have days when I feel like I stick out like a sore thumb- probably coz I hang out with a lot of very fit people).... I felt like a normal, healthy person...


Sunday, 19 July 2009

Thinking of a new challenge....

I am contemplating a new 12 week challenge to help kick it up a notch and get me to my goal weight...

I have to think a bit more about it... maybe 8 weeks is better...


Thursday, 16 July 2009

The photo post

Hey again!

I have found some more pics and added them to the post below...


Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Photo Post: Cha cha cha cha changes!!

*Edit: I have added some pics from the very start of the challenge. I didn't realise the ones I originally posted were from the 6 week point of the challenge! Yay!

Hey all,

I hope this post works as I often have trouble with the formatting when I do photo posts.. Anywhoo! I stumbled across some old progress pics from when I started a challenge with Kerryn in October 2007 and I decided to take some more... I still have a way to go yet but I can definately see some big changes!!


Look how mis-aligned I was!! I still have stubborn fat around my butt and upper thighs but it will be gone in no time the way things are going!

I just can't help flexing my guns! Loving my developing shoulder muscles amd the fact that I no longer have "back boobies!" (which I used to cover up with a LOW bra strap)

Even my posture is better!

And on another exciting note, I measured my waist yesterday and I am finally into the "healthy" waist measurement range! Whoop!

Monday, 13 July 2009

Weigh in!!

After a less than perfect week (a couple of dinners out this week-
Tried to make the best choices but still wasn't home cooking!) I
managed to weigh in at 80.9kg!

A bit of dedicated super healthy eating this week should see me much
closer to, if not IN the 70s next week!


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Sunday, 5 July 2009

Weigh in!

Loss of 1.3!! So 81.6kg! Come on 70s!

5.6kg to go to get into healthy weight range!

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Friday, 3 July 2009

My "plateau"

This is a post I wrote for www.healthybodyclub.com.au

Many of you who have been here for a while know that I spent about a year at the same weight! Now that is a LONG plateau! It's more of a halt than a plateau but for the purposes of this post we'll call it a plateau!

Anyway, I spent ages wondering what on earth was going on?! Why was I staying at the same weight with all the exercise I was doing and the fairly healthy diet I was eating most of the time. I was challenging myself with exercise etc and it was just sitting there. So recently I decided that I really want to achieve my goals. I realised that I had become complacent and had spent too much time looking at how far I had come, patting myself on the back (which was a long way- 42kgs, then pregnant and gained, then lost 30kgs since- worth the back pat!) BUT not looking FORWARD.

Last year I got back up to 91.4kgs and managed to get down to 87-88kg where I hovered for about 6 months. So I decided to finish* what I started and get to goal as quickly as healthily possible. I then had a change in living situation and realised that the stress of the situation and the people I was living with were making it very hard to focus on my goals. I also had eczema which cleared as soon as that situation changed, but that's a side issue. Anyway, since I have a new lovely housemate who is also focused on healthy living, I have managed to drop another 6 kilos (as of last Sunday) and feel like I am really on track again.

On examining my lifestyle over the "plateau" time, I realised that there were loads of "extra" treats and snacks that I didn't bother to make a note of. My exercise was good but I wasn't varying it enough. I was training too hard but not often enough and needed to train smarter not harder. I was eating waaaay too many carbs and processed foods. Foods that my body doesn't know how to process.

I am now eating freshly prepared foods with real ingredients. I am hardly having any refined carbs and not any carbs after about lunch time other than piles of fresh veggies and salads (but mostly not for lunch either). I am totally turned off processed foods and I feel like my body is just sooooo happy! (apart from recent sickness which I guess comes from my occupation -social worker, lots of people contact, and being a mother of a 2 year old).

I am no longer making excuses and "forgetting" about those extra snacks and treats that were stalling my progress.

I think it's so much about making a decision and sticking to it. Then every choice you make from then on is either going to help or hinder you.... and if you really want it you will make the right choices.

Girls... plan plan plan, but when it comes down to it is about making one healthy choice after another and then doing it again the next time.

And there is ALWAYS a choice... YOU decide what goes into your body, YOU decide how much you want to prioritise your exercise and YOU decide how you approach the psychologial aspect of your journey.

You have to make the decision that YOU are worth the effort.


*the word finish is a flawed term when it comes to this journey, but for the purpous of my story.......

Saturday, 27 June 2009

The plan works!

Just weighed in and have lost more! Whoop!! 82.9kg only 6.9 to go! But
one of my goals was just to get into the 70s and suddenly that doesn't
seem so far away!

Looking in the mirror I am starting to see definition in my upper
abdominal muscles which really excites me! The lower ones are covered
in a layer of baggy skin so I think it'll be a while before they make
an appearance!

So pleased!

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Saturday, 20 June 2009

I really really DO want to get to goal!

I need to keep telling myself this!

Recently I have had a pretty successful time with food and exercise! I have been making plans and sticking to them.. And I have lost 3 kilos in the last month which I am super pleased with! The thing that is getting me frustrated is that when I start to do really well and begin losing weight I tend to sabotage my efforts by going off plan with food. A bit of custard or ice cream here, some chips there, a delicious Grilled burger here, a choc-coconut scone there... and all of a sudden I am not being the healthy person I want to be any more!! Lucky for me all the exercise I do has stopped me from gaining any weight.


I know from experience that the only way I can fail at this is if I stop trying to get back on track...

So here we go again!


Just one week.. no one DAY at a time!!

Food choices in the next week will come from the following list:

Egg white omelette with spinach, mushies and tomatoes
Fruit and yoghurt
Muesli and yoghurt or skim
A shake

Veggie soup
Salad and meat/bean wrap or sandwich on grainy bread
Leftover healthy dinner from prev. night
Grilled chicken with veggies and brown rice

Simple meat and low carb veggies

vita wheats or rice crackers with cottage cheese
protein bar
steamed veggies with brown rice
grilled chicken strips

One of my big problems is that I eat too much after dinner... I wouldn't be mentioning it if it was only a little low fat ice cream and fruit, but it's been a little outta control for me recently. So I have decided I am not eating after dinner any more unless we are out doing something special.. Herbal teas are just going to have to be my night time treat until I break the habit.

I have been so tempted to go back on shakes or the soup diet in preparation for starting my PT course... I must be feeling really insecure!! But have decided that I have come this far doing it the sensible way with real food.. and however long it is going to take, I need to finish it the same way.

Anywhoo.. better go do some work!


Thursday, 11 June 2009

You know things are getting serious when things like this start popping up!!

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming...

This week I have felt a little blahhhh....

I think it was pms. I have been flat and a bit sad and generally not very nice to be around. I have eaten things I didn't really want and haven't done much cardio.

Today is slightly better and I feel a bit less crappy about myself.. I have spent the week thinking about starting this PT course and feeling like I am going to feel SO fat compared to the other pts-to-be. I know this is completely ridiculous as (like my trainer told me) there are plenty of other trainers out there who are bigger than me and have only half the fitness I do... but it's not about what you look like it's about how good you are at training people. She told me I am a people person and am good at motivating people. She also reminded me that I have come a long way and have a great story to share with people about how to set goals and achieve them.

I felt a bit better after that.

I tried to go to training this morning. I got up at 6am and got dressed. I picked up my keys and as I was about to walk out the door I heard a huge crash, John yell "SHIT!" and Molly start screaming... I didn't know what I was going to find when I ran out... She was ok in the end but fell off a tall swivel chair she had climbed up onto (trying to hang her jacket on it like daddy does) and smashed her chin on the stone benchtop on her way to the floor. The poor little thing was beside herself and needed me to hang around and have a slightly less hectic morning than was originally planned. So I drove them to where they were going instead of them having to catch the train... but I missed my session. I am thinking of looking up a class at one of the local gyms and giving it a go tonight.

When it gets cold like this I start to wish I had a gym membership. I love training outdoors in the morning but I am a bit limited when I need to train at night or on my own. Thinking of finding the cheapest (but not the nastiest) local gym option so I can have a plan B for days like today.

Food today has been OK but not amazingly good...
B. Skim latte 1/2 mediteranian roll and a scone (B. delight)
S. Skim latte(#2... I needed it!) and an apple
L. 3 wholegrain Ryvitas with grilled chicken breast and 1/3 of an avocado
S. 2 small mandarines and 3 dates (and a sip of a strawberry rtd protein shake which was thrown out after several gelatenous lumps made their way into my mouth... I did shake it!!)
D. Chicken and vegetable soup

Water... about 2 litres.

Thinking a spin class would be fun.. I wonder if there are any free gym passes on the internet!? To Google I go!

Sunday, 31 May 2009

Sri chinmoy 4km- before the run!

I'm going to be a Personal Trainer by September!

How excitement!

I start in July with Fitnation 2 nights a week from 6 till 10pm... It's going to be an exhausting 16 weeks but worth it!


Any potential clients??


Friday, 29 May 2009

Testing email blogging

Did it work?

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Monday, 25 May 2009

My day... hmph!

Hey all,

Sorry to be a downer but today I just feel so crap! I knew last night when I wanted to go to bed at 8pm that I was coming down with something... AGAIN! I just seem to get everything that goes around recently which doesn't make sense to me as I have spent so much time and energy getting my diet to a level that I assumed would help my general immunity AND I had a flu shot which I thought might help.. but nope!

My ears are all foggy and my throat is on fire and I'm just really annoyed today. John's at uni and I need to find some fun things for Molly to do today otherwise she will just start climbing the walls...Hmm... maybe getting out to the shops or the park would be good for both of us.

But there is SO much to do around the house (as there is after every weekend when I am at work) sweeping, vac**ing, mopping, dishes, laundry, bedroom tidying etc etc etc and I just don't have the energy but can't stand being in chaos so I will do it all..


I've been doing the housework bit by bit... I currently have a clean kitchen and mopped floor (apart from a few pots to wash), and I have a tidy living room.

I have been quite tempted to eat things that aren't good body fuel today. It's funny that those old thoughts come back when I'm feeling a little blue. I even said to Molly that we'd get some chips to share while we were at the shopping centre earlier but we talked it through together (she's only 2 and a half but has great insight) and decided that we would go get hot drinks instead as the chips might make mummy feel even more sick as they aren't a healthy food for our bodies..

So I ended up having a chicken, avo and salad wrap and Molly had a tuna sushi. We followed it up with coffee for me and a babycino for Molly and we were all satisfied.

So now she's asleep and I am having some me-time. About to go make a cup of tea and may close my own eyes for a powernap before she wakes up.. I really do have it easy with Molly though. She's so easygoing and understanding. She keeps trying to do things to cheer me up and saying "do you feel better now mummy?" Cute!

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Yummy protein!

I have devised a very sneaky way to make a delicious meal packed with protein.

Grill these... (Chevups)

Chop them into pieces and add this...

Simmer until sausage is cooked through and serve with the grain of your choice or if you're going light on the carbs it tastes great mixed through a salad or on top of a big pile of cauliflower and brocolli.. Yum! That's what I'm having for lunch today!

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Move your body every every body!

Now that's just rediculous!!! Someone's got a little too much spare time me thinks!

This week... with the aim not being to become big barry biceps pictured above, but lean fit and strong! (without the use of illicit substances... not that I'm accusing anyone! ahem!)

Monday: 3 hours of cycling

Tuesday: Weights

Wednesday: Swim 45 mins

Thursday: Weights + community fitball class

Friday: Bike ride, walk or jog

Saturday: Weights

Sunday: Bike ride 1 hour
I'll be back later with some more in depth thoughts.... hmmm... let me think!

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Get back in the groove!

I have been so on top of my eating over the last month. I think having an injury made me step up to the plate and eat more high quality foods and less junk/calories as I knew I wasn't burning as much with little to no cardio.

Anywhoo, I'm back on the cardio wagon. I did 3 hours of cycling yesterday! But with the cardio comes more hunger! So my challenge for this week is to focus on good quality high protein snacks (particularly in the 2nd half of each day) so I don't have an all out sugar binge after dinner.

Today's food looks like this:

B. 1 egg and 3 white omelette with spinach, fetta and bacon
S. mango smoothie
L. Ham, cheese and tomato on wholemeal bread
S. tuna
D. Mayra's cooking- not sure but usually healthy!

I am also going to try not having anything after dinner as it is a destructive habit I have been in. If I really want something I can have tea or a Jarrah chocolatte.

Had a lovely brunch with Linda, Brookie and Cat on Sunday which began with a stroll around the Tan. A lovely way to start the day! Thanks ladies!

Thursday, 14 May 2009

A pain in the...

... left foot! The "other" foot from my previous ankle injury... My self-diagnosis is that in limping around for so long on the right ankle, the left one has been under too much pressure and has spit the dummy. That is a medical term... look it up!

Anyway!! Sore feet and all, I got out of bed at 5:30 this morning and did my second weights session for the week. After a tough session on Tuesday night I was feeling pretty weak this morning! I have another weights session on Saturday in which I will probably feel just as sore. I just have to keep remembering that sore is GOOD as it means the muscles will have to re-build themselves bigger and stronger!

John and I were admiring my newly uncovered biceps last night and that was enough incentive to keep doing it! I can actually do proper push-ups now! Well, about 11 and then I have to drop to my knees, but a few months ago I couldn't do 1!

So even without all the intense cardio I have still managed to lose more weight this week. Only 300g but it is surely better than nothing! I am now 84kg on the button and looking forward to seeing the 83s. I was actually a bit surprised with my loss this week as I have had a pretty slack time with food. Oh well, I won't complain!

I have yummy breakfasts planned for this week! I got inspired in the supermarket last night when I saw Carman's bircher muesli on sale for $4.oo. I grabbed a box and a litre of organic fat free natural yoghurt, mixed it all together with grated apple and I have enough breakfasty-type-food to sink a battle ship! It really makes a lot and it just gets better with age in the fridge (not too long!). I also got some wholegrain english muffins and ABC butter (almond, cashew, brazil). Molly loves it and it has nothing yukky added to it. MMMM!

Anyway, that's enough from me today! Hope you're all doing well.

FYI (and my accountability)- My food diary
B. Bircher muesli
S. 1 english muffin with ABC butter
L. Beef and veggie soup, 1 apple and a skim latte
S. Tuna and beans thingy
D. Grilled fish with steamed broccoli, cauli, carrot, pumpkin
S. Jarrah chocolatte (and apple if hungry)

Exercise: Weights 50 min circuit + warm up and stretching
H20: 2 litres

Friday, 8 May 2009

Just had to post this cute pic of Molly...

Here it is!! It's short!

My new hair...

I'm just waiting for my photos to copy from my camera to my computer... ho hum.... Will be back soon with pics of my lopped locks!

Thursday, 7 May 2009


I just registered for Around the Bay in a Day 2009!!!

For those who don't know this is a massive bike ride held on October 18th this year. I have entered the 210km option going from Melbourne to Sorrento and back.
I'm ok... I'm ok...
On a side note, I cut a lot of my hair off today.. It's now a nice bob thingy! I'll take a pic soon!

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Food and love

Yes Ani, my day of food did turn out to be all I was hoping for! I needed to make a couple of adjustments due to time constraints (and other factors) so this is how my day of food turned out:

b. scrambled eggs (1 yolk and lots-o-whites) and was going to have toast but went to the freezer and the rest of the family must've thought toast was a good idea too so no bread! Had a very small bowl of muesli with skim milk as well as I am a hell of a nasty pasty if I don't have some form of carbs in the morning.

s. apple and yoghurt

l. was going to have tuna salad but ended up running late for a course I was doing today so I bought lunch from a sandwich bar... I got a chicken and mega-huge-colourful salad wrap and only ate half the pita. 1/2 a coffee... didn't feel like it so threw it out.

s. tuna and 3 tsp yoghurt

d. chicken and steamed broccoli, cauli, brussel sprouts and pumpkin

s. this is the only thing I shouldn't really have had today... some custard (delicious very thick gourmet custard in the purple tub) I had about half a cup... worth every calorie!

I took my mum's dog out for a brisk 45 min walk this evening and smiled at all the other dog walkers. One guy even stopped to talk to mum's dog and said "hello Buffy"... He knew my mum's dog from the park! She's famous apparently!

To answer a question left in my comments section I met my husband at a church camp when I was 14 and he was 17. I fell in love with him right there but we didn't get together for three years after that.