I am going to LOSE Weight the RIGHT WAY! Episode #2

I am going to LOSE Weight the RIGHT WAY! Episode #2.

Like sand through the hourglass so are the days of our lives! Diet!
Like sand through the hourglass so are the days of our lives! Or should I say ‘days of my diet!’ 







Coming up to 14 days and I have remained true to myself to lose weight and followed youngest daughters instructions and advice on foods to eat and foods to stay away from (big BAD SUGAR!) No 1 enemy of mine at the moment!!

Coffee without sugar is still not growing on me but one of my staff gave me a cup of tea (Twinnings Pomegranate), it’s growing on me and will become a regular each day I suspect, and especially if she is making it each work day for me!! Who am I to knock back a free cuppa!


So weigh in, or should I say measure in didn’t go too well; not only did the numbers (remembering they are very secret numbers, death or worse to those who divulge or show them!) only revealed a minor change; but the whole experience of youngest daughter, with middle daughter looking on was hilarious, not only could we not find my hips again (elusive little buggers they are at times) but we needed a, ‘ User Guide for Measuring Tape Use for Dummies’ !  If it wasn’t so funny it would have been slightly embarrasing!

I initially put in a protest about the numbers, must have been no change due to ‘operator error’, youngest daughter has a degree but not in taking and recording measurements obviously! My cries of protest were overlooked or completely not listened to and the numbers stand – I had lost a misely 1 cm off my waist!

All is not lost though because youngest daughter realised we should have taken measurements at the beginning of my arms and legs as well, she believes this is an area that will show the weight loss more consistently; although as I pointed out both my arms and legs do feel lighter and yes this was obviously the main area of weight loss but alas, we will never know now, just like in those great suspense dramas with Bette Davis, you just don’t know sometimes!!

Anyway I am feeling  better already and have more energy than I have had for a while, amazing what steering clear of sugar, bread, pasta and potatoes can do in a short period of time.  I won’t give up on losing weight, based on a slow start – I will knuckle down and keep on working hard at eating well and eating healthy + regularly to help motivate and give mojo to my metabolism + incorporate some easy/gentle exercise, fun oh fun oh fun, life cannot get any better, I kid you not!  More to follow in my next episode on this area of my weight loss program!

I also just found this on  Google ……now we’re cooking with gas!

We're using this from now on and entrusting to the safe, for safe keeping, hahahahaha
We’re using this from now on and entrusting to the numbers to the safe, for safe keeping! hahahahaha













So what does it look like? What am I eating? See below for a small snippet of what I am eating…………


Shake or  Rolled Oats, Greek Yoghurt & fresh berries (done overnight style) – I have the shake of a morning mostly as I am not that good at starting the day with food, I would prefer to drink (my employer won’t allow booze in the workplace so I have to rely on shakes, coffee, tea and now the good ole sparkly water or soda water)

Morning tea

Wholegrain rice crackers and hummus or piece of fruit (Sakata Sour Cream and Chives are my favs at the moment – just saying)


Leftovers from previous nights dinner; usually consists of salad, quinoa fried rice & some grilled, oven baked chicken (no skin) or Wraps (wholemeal) with salad and meat (chicken or tuna)

Afternoon tea

Rice cakes with promite (I know it should be the age old vegemite but for some reason since starting this I crave promite, obviously something in it I shouldn’t have, but we haven’t looked that up yet, so promite it is)!

Aussie staple
Aussie staple


Salad or vegetables, quinoa fried rice or plain with chicken breast, fish or red meat (grilled, baked or shallow fried)

Other snacks – celery, carrot, beetroot dip, corn &/or zucchini fritters, sultana and cranberries, nuts (limited) to name a few…..

My list isn’t extensive but it is trial and error and this is working for me, so yah!

Fingers/toes crossed for a reduction in numbers next week – a little more than this week would be good but I will take it as it comes, thanks again as always for listening!

Look! Its starting to fall away.....
Look! Its starting to fall away…..

I will keep you updated and post regularly on my progress, share recipes (still to come) and information I find helpful; I would love to hear your stories too.



I am going to LOSE Weight the RIGHT WAY! Episode # 1

Lose 20kl the RIGHT WAY!Motivation 20kl


20kl V2






I am going to LOSE Weight the RIGHT WAY! Episode #1

So it has begun, youngest daughter newly graduated Nurse has taken control of the situation and developed a plan for me to lose weight and to do it the right way, replace all the bad stuff with good! Sound easy, a piece of cake 🙂

Okay I know, important stuff! I need to lose it – the kilos have been piling on since giving up smoking 3+ years ago – another GO ME moment!!

Before_After Losing Weight the RIGHT WAY

Now I have to deal with the AFTERMATH!! Go Me 🙂

Out comes my trusty friends, Pinterest and Google; recipe look ups and ideas for meal planning and replacement foods: In my little world and through life experience success in this endeavour can happen as long as I don’t over complicate it!  Armed with great meal, snack and lunch ideas I am now 10 days in and doing well – measurements have been taken, written in code and burned!! Youngest daughter has signed her life away committing to complete secrecy and understands, in no uncertain terms ‘she will be hurt, maimed, killed or worse’ if she was to disclose those numbers!

Supposedly there are 8 Types of Female Body shapes according to Shop our Shape – so after adding the secret figures into the calculator it showed me two potential body shapes; Spoon Body Shape (sounds ominous)! and a Pear Body Shape!  Now to chose, I need to chose an answer??:-

Choose an option that best describes you:

spoon body type
  1. My upper hips are very defined, creating a “shelf.” I tend to gain weight in my lower abdomen before I do my thighs? or,
  2. My upper waist gradually slopes out to my hips. I tend to gain weight in my butt and thighs before I do my lower abdomen


Okay, I am a mix a bitzer! Not definitely one or the other and in fact have weight in all areas mentioned! Yikes and thank goodness I don’t have two different personalities to go with the body shapes…….so I have named my shape ‘SPEAR’ !  Sounds good me me.
Hourglass with Extra Minutes_Losing Weight the RIGHT WAY







Moving on and taking this very seriously I cut sugar out cold turkey 6 days ago, coffee without sugar is like toast without vegemite!  I am suffering but am committed, or could be if this sends me batty….I have not eaten bread and have only had 1 wholemeal wrap during the week for lunch and am eating salads, quinoa, hummus and rice crackers (wholemeal of course).

I am feeling fatigued at the moment (joking), youngest daughter would be having a kiniption reading this and thinking it sounds like I am eating really boring food and the diet is actually quite severe, it could even be deemed parental abuse, seriously I am joking, loving her encouragement and support, she sees potential and happiness in me/for me by losing a few kilos (bloody heaps in fact)!  This will improve my life style and health and be another great personal achievement!

I will keep you updated and post regularly on my progress, share recipes and information I find helpful; I would love to hear your stories too.