Friday, February 15, 2013

Week 1, round 1, 2013

Recap of my first week:
Monday - was my birthday so ate what I liked! Banana smoothie for breakfast, body pump class, yum cha lunch with my mum, Vietnamese iced coffee with condensed milk and (free) pot of tea at my local bonsai garden, dinner was roast chicken, veggies and sparkling Shiraz. Slice of ice cream cake for dessert

Tuesday - wholemeal and grain toast with peanut butter, chicken wraps for lunch (12wbt recipe but extra chicken and extra rice mountain bread sheet). Yoghurt and maybe a banana as snacks. Workout was another pump class. Protein shake. Can't recall what dinner was, maybe a bolognese pasta with high fibre pasta spirals. Really sore - especially my legs.

Wednesday - bel vita breakfast biscuits, coconut water, chicken wraps for lunch, snack of banana and yoghurt I think. Boxing session in the park after work. Dinner I think was chicken stir fry in hoisin sauce with noodles but lots of veggies. Morning weigh in - down 200g from Monday but overall up 800g from last Wednesday.

Thursday - felt bit crappy so had coconut water when I got to work, no breakfast. Charity morning tea so bit naughty - two bits of I think Turkish bread, 2 cubes of cheese, beetroot dip, strawberry yoghurt with fruit (pineapple, blueberries, strawberries, melon), choc cupcake and v day heart chocolate. Lunch attempted to eat my potato frittata (12wbt) which I'd burnt the bottom of the previous night but tasted awful so after a few bites it got chucked out. Ended up with a mr burger burger. After work pump class, protein shake. Dinner was steak with mushroom sauce with corn and beans (12wbt recipe but slightly bigger quantity and I added corn).

Friday - wholemeal and grain toast with peanut butter, went with some work people to the people's market as there was a "brutal chilli dog" challenge thrown down. I had a cup of corn (with some red cabbage, some sauce or aioli or something -yummy), a small chorizo and hmm potato maybe taco, and a braised beef cheek taco with some spicy sauce added. Also got a bottle of pear cider. The tacos were tiny so i was still hungry, stole a bite of the mild chilli dog. Was in the mood for milkshake but didn't find one being sold (the place that did had no electricity for 10 mins...). Back at work miffed about spending lots of money and being hungry still and missing out on an "american style" milkshake, I had my yoghurt and an apple baked bar, then had a packet of salt n vinegar chips (bad), a milo (no milk). After work did a Pilates class followed by my legs being all crampy. Dinner was ham and pineapple pizza and sorbets and ice cream from my local cafe.


Saturday - banana smoothie, 4km run in 24:53. Felt slower than that as I had 2 short walking stints and I stopped for water! Felt real struggle town but my legs felt fine, chest felt really constricted. Felt better for the second half of the run. Was really warm though. Followed by our local group SSS workout that Sharon devised. Missed out on the butt track as I had to take the clan to the vet for annual vaccinations. Protein shake. Lunch had a yummy prawn pasta at a local cafe and mocha. Was naughty and had the leftover pizza from dinner and coconut water from a coconut and a bit of coconut flesh. Also had a cider to make housework seem less annoying :)

Sunday - contemplated a 10:30am Pilates class but everything hurt pretty much as I got up to let the dogs out. Thought I'd try and beat the heat and walk the dogs to the local cafe. Didn't really was 25 when we left and just got hotter (plus cafe was slow). Walked very slowly!! At the cafe was tempted to have bannoffee waffle with banana and honeycomb ice cream, but my evil (yummy) iced mocha arrived and I thought I should have savory. Instead I got the breakfast pizza which probably wasn't the best idea as I didn't feel great after. So after my 2x2km walk I relaxed with the dogs in the air con for a bit, did some washing, did grocery shopping, made dinner. Had Pinot noir before cooking oops, coconut water (before shopping), dinner was Rogan josh paste with lamb strips, onion, zucchini, tomatoes diced from can, and small amount of white basmati rice. Totally forgot i had bought roti. Missed having some natural yoghurt to mix in. Was bad and had a magnum big bikkie ice cream which I'd bought a box of 4 for my partner. The wine was also for my partner but went down real nice!

Not really the best eating week! Exercise was good though, will be a bit messed up with a fun run on Wednesday and preparation beforehand.


  1. Jen! Your Thursday sounded similar to mine! My Potato, Spinach & Feta Tortilla was also very burnt and tasted disgusting. I ended up having two slices of vegetarian pizza for lunch instead!

    1. How are you supposed to leave it for 10min without touching it and not have it burn?? Unless it was supposed to be on super low heat. Was so annoyed as I'd made the effort to make it after dinner for my lunches!