What I ate: the last few days

Sorry if this post is awful.  I am exhausted and somehow I managed to hurt a muscle in my back over the weekend.  The last few days however have really been great food wise. Not 100% on plan, but I have eaten good food in moderation and lots of fruit and veggies.


Dinners for the last 4 days have been:

Chicken cottage pie with tomatoes and cucumber

Homemade Pizza (bacon and mushroom) with a big salad

Baked chicken pieces and roast sweet potato and veggies with cut cucumber

Chicken stirfry (with a lot of veggies) and brown rice


I did eat quite a few extra snacks over the weekend that were not awful, but definitely were not on the plan.  The extras are definitely getting less, but now its time to cut them down even further.

Extras that I ate that were not on plan:

  • carrot cake
  • cappuccinos (made at home – 1 on sat and 1 on sun)
  • haribo cherry gummy sweets
  • bacon
  • cheese
  • chocolate truffle



4 week challenge: week 2

Weigh in for the week – 85.8kgs (that’s 0.4 kgs up from last week).

I KNOW why I’m not loosing weight – eating lots of crap and not exercising (this week). I must get my head in the right place and start eating better. If I can just stick to the plan for 1 week (even just 3-4 days) I know I will feel better and that will build momentum and the few good days will turn into a week and then into 2 weeks and then a month, etc. But to get started is my problem. It’s like I’m talking myself out of staying on plan and into eating crap (all the time) by saying that its just this once (every time).

I still haven’t taken an actual weekly picture, but its not like I’ve made any progress…..so I’ll try remember this week, but absolutely no promises….

Last weeks goals were:

1. Eat 100% on plan eating (and track everything here this week)
Although I did track all of my week days, NONE of them were on plan.
2. Add 2 days of cardio (walking) to my exercise
Very little actual exercise happened this week, everyone at home was sick and sleep was my priority.
3. Drink 2 liters of water every day!
I managed to actually do this one!!!

So goal from last week I managed 1/3.

Goals for this week:
1. Eat 100% on plan eating (and track everything here this week)
2. Exercise again!
3. Have at least 3 salads this week
4. Lose at least 1 kg!

What I ate: 23 July 2014

No excuses day 3 – better but still a fail…

Here’s what I ate:

In the car on the way to work – black coffee

Breakfast – shakshuka (2 eggs), toast with butter

Snack – black coffee, cashew nuts (raw and unsalted)

Lunch – brown rice, peas, chicken mince, salsa

Snack – biltong, fries, sprite

Supper – mongolian mince stirfry with venison mince (veggies in the stirfry were – cabbage, carrot, leek, peppers and mushrooms)

Snack – tea and haribo cherry gummys

What I ate: 22 July 2014

No excuses day 2 was a big fail (again)…

What I ate:

In the car on the way to work – black coffee

Breakfast – really wanted to get a toasted chicken mayo sandwich, but I didn’t! ate my lunch for breakfast instead so chicken noodle soup

Snack – black coffee, 2 brown rice cakes with cottage cheese

Lunch – oats with 1 tsp brown sugar, cinnamon and milk + nuts + strawberries

Snack – Rooibos, biltong, 3 chocolate bars

Supper – chicken mince with brown rice, peas and salsa

“Snack” – milo

What I ate: 21 July 2014

Monday’s are traditionally the day we all decide to start a new plan/diet/program, and I’m no different. Yesterday I decided to make this week a no excuses week, and my first day was a fail…so many excuses – bored, bought the food already, but I want it, etc.

The plan was to do:
5 days
100% on plan
Keep up with the exercise
No buying extra crap
Don’t make excuses for failing.

Any way, here’s what I ate:

In the car on the way to work – black coffee

Breakfast – 2 brown rice cakes, 2-3 Tbsps cottage cheese, 1 Tbsp strawberry jam, black coffee

Snack – biltong, naartjie

Lunch – 1/2 cup rice noodles, 1 cup mixed veg (broccoli cauliflower green beans carrots baby marrow), 1 pan fried chicken breast, ranch dressing

Snack – orange, salmon fashion sandwiches

Snack – black coffee and cheese flavoured chips

Supper – chicken and noodle soup

Through out the day – water (drank about 2.5 liters)

Week end food

I’m not going to put ALL my food from the weekend here, just some thoughts.

This weekend was also only okay food wise, not great, but not a fail.

Good points:
– Did not over eat any meals
– Had good snacks
– Ate a lot of fruit and veggies

Not so good points:
– Ate out four meals (!) {some good, some not so good}
– Too much coffee and not enough water

What I ate: 18 July 2014

Remembering to take pictures of my food BEFORE I eat it is proving to be much more difficult than I thought it would be. Am working on that. Anyhoo, here’s what I ate on Friday:

In the car on the way to work – black coffee

Breakfast – KFC breakfast chicken mayo toasted sandwich

Snack – black filter coffee and biltong

Another snack – muesli and milk

Lunch – 1/2 cup rice noodles, 120 g lean beef mince, 1 and a 1/2 cups of steamed frozen veggies (country mix), 1/2 tsp chutney, 1/2 tsp soy

Snack – 2 ricecakes with cottage cheese and a drop of soy sauce

Snack – naartjie

Supper – steak with home made bbq basing sauce, baked sweet potatoes, salad

“Snack” – hot chocolate

Friday was an ok day food wise, but still not on plan at all.