Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A little inspiration

Ah, just needed that kind of inspiration. Was bummed at putting the 2.2 pounds back on so I decided to put a little twist on it - I measured my bits.

And we have lost 27cms on hips and waist. Thats nearly a whole ruler. And thats a success.

So I am gonna make a mission to weigh every week but to measure the cm loss. That is a win anyway.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Two recipes to keep you going in the week :)

Recipe 1: Chocolate pots

300ml cream
3 egg yolks
40g Lindt 85% chocolate
1tsp vanilla extract
3tsp cocoa powder / cacao

Bring cream to the boil
Whisk egg yolks and vanilla together
Add some cream to egg yolks and whisk
Pour mixture back into cream and mix thoroughly
Break chocolate into mixture and mix until melted.
Chill for 3 hours and serve with berries and cream

Recipe 2: flaxseed low carb bread

2c milled flaxseed
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp stevia
1 tsp salt
5 egg whites
2 whole eggs
1/2 cup water
5 tablespoons olive oil / coconut oil / avo oil

Mix all dry ingredients in a food processor
Add wet ingredients and mix until well bound
Line loaf tin and
Bake at 180 degrees for 45 mins

Cooking up a storm

Its been a week end of cooking. I felt I needed to get a bit of a stock pile of food into my fridge and cupboards, so I cooked up a bit of a storm.

What we have now is:

  • 7 x 200g packs of roasted veggies, frozen in bags for quick defrost and placement in the oven to crisp up. Cooked them with rosemary and himalayan salt and pepper and some olive oil
  • 5 x rump skewers with a salt rub and some chill
  • 5 x pork and pineapple with a cumin, coriander and paprika rub
  • 1 x sweet potato mash cottage pie (4 servings)
  • 20 bliss balls - with goji berries and almonds, rolled in coconut
  • 15 pork mince, onion, garlic, chilli, lime and ginger patties
  • 2 portions of chicken liver peri peri
  • 1 loaf of carb free bread (47g carbs in the whole loaf - each slice has 4g carbs - amazing)

I feel like I'm in control of this week now - meal plans done, dinners prepped and life is ready to rock and roll.

Got 3 weeks to loose 6 kgs. So we need to get cracking. Wanted to make it 16kgs by the time my sister comes into town. a

Yay :)

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Sometimes you just need to let off a little steam

I honestly think I needed to just say out loud how I was feeling. Somehow after yesterdays blog post I just felt lighter, I felt lifted. Whew. Hopefully this means that the dark space is lifting.

Ate disgustingly yesterday - Chinese food is completely not banting focused - and I tried to eat as much as I could of the good stuff - but still, soaked in oil, gross and just not for me. Guess I learn the hard way. Back on the wagon this morning, so all is well. Need to really eat some clean food for the next few weeks and detox.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

We are over the 10kg hurdle, but a bigger one looms

Things are looking good. Hit the 10kg mark - actually at 10.1kgs. What this means is that we are at 16.83% of our total goal and I've lost 6% of my bodymass. Not bad for 6 weeks.

What I am struggling with though is a debilitating depression. I always get melancholy in March / April - the seasons change, it gets cooler, I feel lonely, no holidays to look forward to. But this year its hit earlier. And Im wondering if its part of my carb withdrawl? Googled LCHF and depression and havent really found anything that gives me answers. I wonder if anyone else suffers from this. It's hitting me badly though - I dont want to hang out with people and when I do, I hold onto a brave face while we are out and then cry all the way home. Its really not me.

I just feel so despondent, Im succeeding in my weightloss, healthy lifestyle, work is good, friends are good, family is fine. But there is just some sort of underlying sadness that is eating my soul. And I dont know how to fix it. If I could pinpoint where it is coming from, I could handle it - but I have so much going for me right now. It just doesnt make me happy. Im giving myself a week or two more and then I think I need to go and see my doctor and see if we can do a mild anti-depressent. Perhaps that will just give me the boost I need.

Im never like this - always the life of the party, always happy, always having fun, always out and about - so people dont really know how to deal with me in this space. So I just withdraw. Which doesnt help matters. If I could just find the root cause I could deal with it. Perhaps some therapy (although we all know how that went down last time, so my faith in that is at an all time low). I just feel like running away.

Whew, heavy post - but I do feel a little better now having let the steam out of the pressure cooker now and actually acknowledged it. Breathe. Breathe. Breathe.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Small update

Its been a spectacular week. Attended the Real Meal Revolution book launch on Thursday and got to meet the wonderful Professor Tim Noakes. He signed my book for me and congratulated me on the 9.7kgs Ive lost in the past 5 weeks.

Now that I have the book, making delicious food is so much easier. Made the almond frappe this morning for breakfast - was full for 7 hours. Cant wait to try another one - raspberry and avocado.

Have a good week

xxx Kat

Monday, February 10, 2014

Short and sweet

Short and sweet - down 200g which puts me at a total loss of 20.24 pounds in 5 weeks - so happy and glad. All the work is paying off. What I have realised is that I have found a little secret. My Fitness Pal - that gorgeous beast that helps me log all my food and also gives me a guide on what KJ to eat - and when I loose 7/8kgs it tells me what my revised KJ intake should be. The benefits of this are immeasurable. 1. I can gradually shift into this way of eating, rather than shocking my body 2. I can see exactly what the impact is of cheating 3. It tells me, with reasonable accuracy what I will weigh in 5 weeks time if I stick to my plan 4. Its a long term journey and I can see immediately where I trip up We have a loooooooooooooooooong way to go - but its really good for me and Im gonna give it a good go. Lets see, this could be the elusive Kruger Millions of weight loss we are all looking for :)

Created by MyFitnessPal - Nutrition Facts For Foods

PS - its says 8kgs, coz I only started it a few weeks in and didnt weigh from my starting weight. Bugger. Its definitely 9.2 :)

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Its unbelieveable

I can't actually believe it - 2,6kgs down this week. Total weight loss in 4 weeks - 9kgs. Thats 19.8 pounds. Its absolutely astounding. And its on a diet of cream, butter and oil. I am absolutely blown away.

I feel so proud of myself, I feel like I have absolutely got a handle on this. Never before has something come so easily in 4 weeks. Its a dream. I looked at my diary from 2011 when I went on my big diet - low GI and horrific. I lost grams - 500g, 700g, 1,2kg was the highlight. It was tedious, not tasty and made me feel like a failure.

To celebrate, I made myself these for brekkie: ricotta and blueberry hotcakes :) Delish and completely LCHF!

I am in a good space, going to swim a mile this afternoon just to get myself back into the gym. I need to do that to get on track with my 2014 laps before my birthday. I am motivated.

It has been a good month. I cannot wait to do the next one and see the results.

I have set myself the goal of 16kgs by the time my sister comes - if I can do that it will be phenomenal. I am 9kgs down already - 7kgs in 6 weeks. Hopefully it will be more. But 16kgs will be more than brilliant.

Onward and upward my lovely ones! Woohoo!