Monday, July 16, 2012





TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS FOR 2012:- 24.5 kg/ 54 lbs

Thoughts for the day..........

I received an email from Jane in Bali. They were having a lazy day after almost no sleep on Saturday night.

The books I ordered from Amazon arrived today as did the Fat Head Movie. That was extremely fast service. I ordered on July 2nd and it looks as though it has all come from USA. That's only 2 weeks ago. I now have a hard copy of Wheat Belly, a recipe book by Dana Carpender and The Diet Cure by  The Wheat Belly book and the DVD were the ones I really wanted so I can share them with family.

I've had a good look through the recipe book and am now wondering how much I will use it. I would not have bought it off a shelf. I will pick out a recipe to try this week. Maybe I'll be surprised.

Tomorrow we are going to Hamilton so I can keep my appointment with a neurologist. I've begun to get used to having the twisted face of Bells Palsy but it really is ugly. Every now and then I get very impatient with myself when my speech isn't clear or I have trouble eating and drinking. I can't drink one handed because I need to hold the left side of my lips firm against the cup, glass or mug. We will have restaurant lunch and something easy for tea when we get home. It's such a nuisance to travel 3 hours each way to speak for a few minutes with a specialist. I don't expect him/her to tell me anything new, but then again I might be surprised.

Grocery shopping is planned for Wednesday after I get my hair shaped again. We have plenty of eggs so I was able to make my version of a frittata which turned out more like an egg bake.

I chopped up a couple of onions and cooked them in butter until transparent and soft. Then I cut up 2 rashers of bacon and cooked it up. I diced up some kumera, (sweet potato), and carrot and boiled them for a few minutes. I lightly tossed the onion, bacon, kumera and carrot together. I cracked 12 eggs into a bowl, found the old whirlygig hand beater and beat them up until fluffy. Then began the assembly.

I chose a baking dish and buttered it well then poured about half a cup of the beaten eggs into it. I covered the dish with about one and a half inches of the bacon and veggie mix and covered it with a good layer of baby spinach. Then came some additional flavour because I've found my eggy dishes to be quite bland if I don't spice them up a bit. I dotted the spinach with some sundried pesto and creamy blue cheese before gently pouring more egg over. I got a spoon to gently press any bits of spinach down under the egg. A good grind of pepper before topping it off with slices of tomato and grated tasty cheese to finish it.

I set my dish into a larger oven dish with a bit of water in it. The lot baked for around 45 minutes in a moderate oven. The top looked yummy and golden brown with melted cheese.

These eggy dishes are something I really like making and eating. They always taste yummy cold and make good picnic food. It suits me to make a big dish of this and be able to serve it over the next few days. Since we will be tired when we get home tomorrow it will be handy to have it in the fridge. It warms up nicely in the microwave too.

Reporting back............

It's raining again. Hoping for no rain tomorrow. It's a horrible drive in the wet.

How did I do?

I messed about this afternoon watching TV. Bad plan. I still need to shower and wash my hair. Note for Jenny. A few days ago she mentioned a website where I can buy some shampoo that might give my scalp a chance to heal. It's been really bad the last few days. Last night I got out of bed to take panadol, (paracetemol), so I could sleep.

I will call it a good day once I've made it through the shower.

Breakfast:- Smoothie

Lunch:- Soup and a flax bread sandwich filled with butter and mustard pickle.

Tea/Dinner:- Baked frittata, filled with spinach, onion, bacon, cheeses, carrot and kumera

Snacks:- 2 small pieces of stevia sweetened chocolate, rice crackers.

Drinks:- Water x 0
Flavoured teas x 6

Daily Goal:- 1.5 lt or 5-6 large cups *yes/no*

Exercise:- Walk or Cross-trainer *yes/no*

? minutes cross-trainer = ? km

I aim to walk or cross-train an average of 3 km or more each day this month.

I want to do at least 3 60 minute sessions

1 x 60 min. cross-trainer or walk 6 km
2 x
3 x

5/103 km for May

I am going to do the stretching exercises in my Jenny Craig book. I did them many years ago and found them easily do-able for me. My goal is to eventually stretch every day.

Stretching 2 x week.
Week 1 x 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4

I am getting fitter, stronger, improving my stamina and flexibility.

Has to be good. Right!

BP 11th May, 2012 147/75
BP 23rd May 2012 135/75
BP 15th June 2012 135/85

1ST JUNE 7.30 am -  92.5 kg/ 203.5 lb
1ST JULY 7.30 am - 90 kg/ 198 lb
Start weight:- 114.5 kg/251 lb

Weight loss history for 2012
January:- 10.5kg/23 lbs
February:- 3.5 kg/7.5 lbs
March:- 3.5 kg/7.5 lbs
April:- 3 kg/ 6.5 lbs
May:- 1.5 kg/ 3 lbs
June:- 2.5 kg/5.5 lbs

Next Official Weigh-in August 1st

1 comment:

  1. If you livd closer I could pop over with some shampoo lol. That is awful the way your scalp is behaving. I do hope the one I suggested will help. I know it has mine. I also know that i have a flare up if I use anything else like at the Hairdressers before a cut.
    Could you give me the model or name of your laptop please. The one I have is a Toshiba (old). I am interested in the fact that it has a kindle on it....not just for me but my sil is tossing up to get a kindle or not or just get a laptop, if we can find one that can do both that would really be great :) Hope the rain stops for's a beautiful day here :)