LMAO! That's freakin' funny. :D SO wrong, and yet, so funny. :p
LMAO! That's freakin' funny. :D SO wrong, and yet, so funny. :p
[QUOTE=bone_machine;273894]I LOVE THIS SO MUCH. Way to stash some lamb! :)[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=batty;273964]ok, the lamb pic made me laugh. and i DID see your deleted post through email, and as to respect your privacy, all i'm gonna say is RAGE. i'd be furious. My thoughts are with you.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=Diana Renata;274315]LMAO! That's freakin' funny. :D SO wrong, and yet, so funny. :p[/QUOTE]
He-he... :cool: and thanks Batty. I appreciate it. Was a day full of drama yesterday, but hopefully things are gonna work out.
I had my ward's Christmas function last night. Total fail on the Whole 21 thing! I made the best choices possible from the limited set-menu but the 5 or 6 glasses of champers were all my own fault :p
- Entree was bread and olives, I just ate the olives
- Main: we could choose from salmon over a chickpea mash thingy, black angus sirloin over mash potato or a turkey roll thing with pastry case. I chose the steak, but there would've been butter in the potato and it had some kinda creamy sauce on top that probably had flour in it, dunno, but definitely cream anyway.
- Dessert was an apple tart, bread and butter pudding or a panna cotta. I had panna cotta, came out on some kind of biscuit base which I left, but the pudding itself was awesome! Funny, most people were saying it wasn't sweet enough, yet I thought it a little too sweet. Guess that's what happens when you don't eat sugar anymore.
Consequently I felt like shit this morning. I'm coming good now, but I was pretty hungover and my digestive system was all outta whack from the unfamiliar foods. Back on the wagon today.
I had the lamb and kale thing for brunch and am looking at a huge tail piece of salmon for dinner tonight with some sweet potato.
I still haven't managed to get a workout in, it's been over a week now. I am just so damn tired all the time. I'm going to go to bed super-early tonight, like 8.30 and try for a solid 10 hours of sleep. If I'm still tired after that then I'll know this is related to my thyroid. Not that this knowledge will give me any more options than I have right now, but at least I can stop beating myself up for being a lazy cow!
Most likely, being tired is related to your thyroid. Even though exercise makes me feel better, I still look tired all the time. Really sux.
I took the kids to the beach last night for a swim and a fish supper. Turns out there was a 'Start of Summer' festival on at the boat harbour. Loads of families there, DJ cranking the tunes and a massive fireworks display. We had a fantastic time, the weather was a balmy 28 degrees C even after sunset and the water was beautiful. Ended up spread out on a rug with my kids all snuggled next to me watching the amazing fireworks. Excellent night :)
I went to bed at 9pm (asleep by 10 I reckon) as planned and slept till 5am, would have slept more I think but my bloody dog was scratching at the window wanting attention. So at the most I got 7 hours. Dunno what I have to do to get a solid chunk of sleep, maybe get my dog a babysitter since it's always him who wakes me up! Anyway, I've had a nice peaceful hour to myself since the kids are still asleep.
So, I know I said that I wasn't going to get on my scales.... well I managed it for 3 weeks, hopped on this morning and I have lost 200g. I know the scales aren't everything, but my measurements haven't changed either..... WTF!!! I was chatting to LessofMimi yesterday and she's having such great success with her weight loss. The secret to her success..... Eating! I guess I shouldn't be surprised, Batty's journal is also a prime example of how you can stay in awesome shape while still eating up a storm. I look at the pictures of people's food sometimes and I'm baffled, because I eat about half of what is on their plates, yet I am stagnating on the weight loss front. I'm also too tired to workout and I'm thinking that not eating enough may be contributing to both the weight-loss plateau and the fatigue. I know the thyroid issue is partly to blame, but I don't think I'm doing myself any favours either.
I think I got kinda carried away by the idea of IFing. I've never had the kind of appetite control that I do now I'm eating primally and hunger just doesn't feel the same. It's a manageable awareness that, yes, I could eat but it isn't overwhelming. I have taken that and run with it to the point that I am not eating anything most days till after midday. Since I don't like to have a large dinner that means I'm eating about 1 and 1/2 meals a day max. It just simply isn't enough food I don't think.
So, for now I'm going to forget about IFing and focus on eating 3 good meals everyday. My stomach is used to eating only small portions so I'm going to have to work up to larger meals. I ate this for dinner before heading out last night....
... and I had to really push myself to finish it, and those are not large plates (that's kombucha btw, not beer :)). With that in mind, the plan for today is.....
Breakfast: Bacon, mashed sweet potato and asparagus.
Lunch: Beef and kale stir-fry with spice-mix
Dinner: Rolled lamb shoulder (still haven't decided what to stuff it with), carrots, broccoli and pumpkin.
Will try to get a walk in too, maybe a LHT workout, I'll see how I feel.
Ok, so I did it.. 3 good meals, they were yum and it was not as hard as I thought it would be. I think as long as I have a good breakfast early in the day, I'll be fine.
So, here's today's food porn, I wish I was a better photographer...
Breakfast: Bacon, mashed sweet potato and asparagus...
Lunch: Yellow capsicum stuffed with a spicy pork mince...
Dinner: Lamb shoulder stuffed with bacon, pork mince, onion and garlic, with carrots and broccoli...
That stuffed lamb was seriously good and there's [I]loads[/I] leftover, so I see a lot of lamb salads in my future :)
Didn't work out, was bloody hot today, 36 degrees plus I'm really tired still... bleh. Damn my damned hormones...
Your meals looked awesome! :D
Your food looks great!
I went through the same thing with IF'ing. My first 6 months of primal I was IF'g allot and eventually I just plateaued and had zero energy. Eating like a maniac seems to be the way to go. Now Im recovering AND gaining from workouts.
thirded. your food looks good!!!!! I have no idea about the secrets to weight loss, but for me when I started on this little trip, I was doing bootcamp as well and I think that really ramped up the metabolism and of course it was at 6am in the morning so it really was a fasted workout!. I've never been a huge eater either. I'm not really doing much exercise at the moment and my weight has remained pretty stable thankfully, although as noted in my journal I'm feeling a bit softer round the tummy lately, so thats inches not weight! Blah.
Oh Yum! I love that stuffed capsicum!!!!! All of a sudden I am hungry again even though I just ate! Spot on!
Ok, it's Day... um... shit, lemme check... Day 10 of the Whole 21. I think I'm just gonna call it a Whole 30. Whole 21 sounds stupid, however I will be breaking the Whole 30 on the 30th day cos that's my birthday and my girls are coming round for cocktails :)
Well so far so good. Apart from the champagne at my Christmas function, I have been 100% clean eating. I have also managed to keep up the commitment to eating 3 good meals a day. I am really noticing the difference in my energy levels from eating breakfast too, so will keep it up.
I have a ton of housework to do today, due to my really low energy levels, I have been a bit slack around the house and now it's starting to piss me off, so today, since it's finally cooled down a bit, I'm gonna get stuck into it.
Loud music? - Check
Rubber gloves? - Check
Willpower? - Um... well.... ur.. ok, yeah alright :p
Have a great Wednesday everyone :)