Sunday, February 25, 2018

Saturday, February 24, 2018

(Backup) Off camping and WW update...

We are heading off for the day in Ruby and Pearl.  We’ll probably camp at McIntyre Beach if our spot is free.
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Well, I’ve been testing out some recipes and I’m impressed!  Gus was away Wednesday night also so I made this yummy chicken & coconut curry soup.  I think it took half an hour from chopping to being ready to eat. It made enough for 6 so I’ve frozen the other portions.
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A great, sweet snack - thinly sliced apple.  
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I walked again on Wednesday, another 2.9km in 30 minutes.  This tree was felled in a new park that is being developed in our tow.  They have put soft fall bark around it so kids can climb on it on their way to and from the nearby primary school.  
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I made these Date Bliss balls...oh so yummy!
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They have organic cacao in them so you get a nice guilt free chocolate hit...these will be snacks for the next fortnight...it made 36 balls!
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Some are in the fridge and the others in bags in the freezer, ready to grab.
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This was a Zero Smart Points lunch - huge! I’ll scale it back a bit next time.  
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I tried this new yoghurt but didn’t like it. It’s sweetened with Stevia but I don’t like the taste or texture.
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Gus got home Thursday night and he picked up fresh salmon in MtG on the way home.  I found a WW recipe for grilled fish with mango salsa - this was Zero SP but I did add a teaspoon of caster sugar to balance the lime juice...
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The salad was a bit sad but overall, all delicious!  Salmon is zero points also!
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Brekky -  2 scrambled eggs, no added butter (zero points).   Two slices Burgen soy-lin toast, 2 teaspoons light butter spread. 6 points.
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I went to my AquaMobility class on Friday morning.  It was great! I took one date ball and a bana for snacks and drank plenty of water.  When I got home, I made this yummo turkey wrap with Mountain bread...6 points...
So good!
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It was such a muggy, steamy day.  I got home from work and just sat and had this little bottle of Kombucha.  This is only 1 Smart Point so is a good choice if you want a bit of fizz and flavour...
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Dinner - WW Friday Night Pizza!  I didn’t read the recipe quite enough (I was meant to char grill the zucchini and pumpkin but zapped it instead to soften it.  Still good with capsicum, mushroom, tomato, lean salami and bacon and a sprinkle of cheese.  
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I made two but Gus and I shared one so there is pizza for lunch today too!  I did have two glasses of Pinot Noir which I counted also.
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Seriously yummy!  I also had a fresh pear, sliced up, for dessert.
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This morning, I’ve put these leftover veggies in a container and they’ll get tossed into our ommelette tomorrow morning.
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This is a WW Banana and Bluberry bread - I’ll slice this up and freeze portions for snacks for the coming week.
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So there you are, I’m in the zone and will try really hard to keep at it.  I plan a good beach walk this afternoon and tomorrow morning which should give me a good cardio workout! 
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Cheers - Joolz xx

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Starting Weight Watchers...


I have joined WW Online - which I can access on my pc, iPad and iPhone.  If you join at the moment, the first month is just $1.00 then 6 months for $35.50/month (online option).  This gives you access to hundreds of recipes which use SpartPoints, you track your food points throughout the day and it encourages you to earn FitPoints when you exercise.
Based on my weight, height and aim to lose weight, it calculates how many points you get to eat each day.  You build your meals using the Tracker.  
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I started Monday night, after we got home from Adelaide.  I’m “shedding for the wedding” don’t ya know! 😉
I chose this Waldorf salad to team with a pork steak.  Simple and delicious. 

I need to go through my pantry next.  So many things that you think are okay for snacks, really aren’t.  This tint packet of dried fruits is 6 SmartPoints! All fruit are zero points so I’d be better off eating a banana or apple or cutting up a mango.
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While these are a better option than a cheeseburger if your peckish (I really like these)...the Oat Slice is 8 SP and the nut bar and protein bar are 6 SP each. Hmmm, healthy but loaded with sugar.
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I raided our recycling bin for foods we’ve consumed.  That Tuna mornay (which I had on Monday for lunch as it was convenient) - OMG! A whopping 23 points! That is my whole daily allowance of points! 
Gus has the fruits each morning on his cereal. Not too bad but maybe he could cut back to 2-3 times a week. The iced coffee (an SA icon) is bad at 12 points.  We don’t have that often but one is nice when travelling.  Not anymore!
Tuesday’s lunch was this WW meal which I quite like.  I boosted the veggies by grating half a carrot into it then heating.  This is 8 points (much better than that mornay at 23!)...
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Gus was away Tuesday night but I felt like something nice so I made this Turkey Shepherds Pie with pumpkin and sweet potato topping...
I would normally make something like Mac n Cheese Deluxe (bad!) or chow mien (no so bad) - I have just looked and there are beef and pork chow mien options (9 points) and several Macaroni & Cheese recipes...stay tuned, I'll let you know what I think of those.
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I chunky chopped the veggies (using my Dicer Express).  Carrots, celery, onion, carrot, capsicum, mushrooms, zucchini....
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It cooks away with a can of tomatoes, Worcestershire and tomato sauces, chicken stock until it has reduced.  It is thickened with a bit of cornflour.
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The topping is just mashed sweet potato and pumpkin (which I steamed)...no added butter or milk! And no cheese! 
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This was delicious and will become a winter favourite, I’m sure.
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I got walking yesterday too.  I haven’t walked since before Christmas...
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Ah, the old boob squasher is in town!  I’m booked for a breast screen on 28th Feb.  I have a mammo every two years in even years and pap smears in odd years (although I think they are going to 5 years between tests now)...
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Our town roundabout...
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Breakfast yesterday morning....eggs are free points! The Burgen soy-lin bread is 2 points each slice plus 2 points for the butter spread.
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I had to go to Mt G yesterday so I took a banana and an apple that I’d sliced up on the mandolin.  Apple chips to snack on!
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Cheers - Joolz xx

Engagement party!

















Kirby and Nate celebrated their engagement at Nook Nosh in Unley, last weekend.  The wedding is set for February 23, 2019.   Kirby is a born organiser so the venue, photographer and celebrant are all booked.  Above is the bridal party, just Brianna for maid of honour and Chris as best man.  We’ll start dress shopping in a few weeks - eek!  It’s all a bit exciting!
Cheers - Joolz xx
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