Tuesday, January 8, 2013





TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS FOR 2012:- 26.5 kg/58.5 lbs

Welcome to all readers. 

It's never too late to change your life for better.


1150 Calories 
95. 5 gm fat (75%) = 858 cal.
57 gm protein (20%) = 228 cal.
14.5 gm carbohydrates (5%) = 58 cal.

I don't plan to be perfect. If I am close 5 out of 7 days I will be happy.

THOUGHTS .......

I made a start on my new habits today. I listened to Gateway Bible for a while. Listening is easier than reading.

I made small step toward getting involved with the Garden Circle, (Community), I'm not sure if they meet this month. Most groups take January off.

I'm here, blogging.

Today I tried a couple of new to me recipes. I bought some lamb shoulder chops and wanted to do more than just panfry because they can be a bit chewy. I made a marinade with lemon juice, and zest, olive oil, red wine and freshly chopped mint. The chops were laid in a shallow dish and turned every 30 minutes or so for 2 or 3 hours. I was very happy with the result. They'd be nice thrown on the BBQ but it was a bit windy outside. I served them with a different kind of Guacamole too. I squeezed half a lime into a bowl, added pepper and salt, finely chopped garlic, a chopped avocado, a teaspoon or so of mint sauce and coconut cream and mashed it all up to make a thick spooning sauce. It made quite a bland sauce but went well with the chops and it made a decent dressing for the lettuce and mixed veggie salad. I don't know whether I'd bother with the mint guacamole again but the marinade was worth it.

Considering I have this annoying cold I was quite pleased with myself for achieving anything today. 10 minutes on the cross-trainer, washed and roughly styled my hair and prepared our evening meal. There are many days in the past when I would have done Zero of anythin

HOW DID I DO? .......

10 minutes cross-trainer
Fats = 74 %
Proteins = 14 %
Carbs = 12 %
Total calories for day = 1277
 + glass red wine 126
+ lozenges ?

Breakfast:- Coffee and cream

Lunch: Omelet with peanut butter, seemed like an odd combination but that's what I felt like and went down well.

Dinner:- Lamb chop, potato, salad, mint guacamole

Snacks:- Almonds, strawberry, lozenges and vitamin C, chocolate

Drinks:- Water x 4
Flavoured Tea Infusions x 0
Cream coffee x 2
Diet Lemon, lime and bitters

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

Exercise:- Walk or Cross-trainer *yes*

10 minutes cross-trainer = 1.75 km Pathetic but I am trying to nurse my knee along into full recovery and do not want to put any strain on it. It was really hard to discipline myself to 10 minutes at a time when I felt as though I could go on forever even with my nasty cold.

January Total = 3.5/140 km

BP:- 11th May 2012, 147/75
23rd May 2012, 135/75
15th June 2012, 135/85
17th July 2012, 137/75
3rd September 2012, 125/75 ... Meds changed. Accuretic becomes Accupril.

Start weight:- 114 kg/251 lbs

Weigh In approximately 7.30 am

1st December:- 86 kg/189 lb
31st January:- 87.5/192.5 lbs

2013 Weight Loss History Starting at 87.5 kg/195.5 lbs

2012 Weight Loss History
January:- 10.5 kg/23 lbs
February:- 3.5 kg/7.5 lbs
March:- 3.5 kg/7.5 lbs
April:- 3 kg/6 lbs
May:- 1.5 kg/3 lbs
June:- 2.5 kg/5.5 lbs
July:- 1 kg/2 lbs
August:- 4 kg/8.5 lbs
September:- 1 kg/2 lbs
October:- 2 kg/4.5 lbs
November:- NC
December:- + 1.5 kg/3 lbs


  1. Interesting lunch lol, might have to try it :). Have a nice day tomorrow x

  2. I don't normally eat lamb, but those chops REALLY sound AMAZING!!!! :-) Hope your cold is better soon! You are an amazing lady with your activity level! Always on the go! Happy New Year!