Tuesday, April 23, 2013

My weight loss plan


I hope you are all well!

An anonymous reader asked me what a day of food would be like for me on my plan.

My plan is not for everyone and I am by no means saying ‘hey, do this’ but this is the type of food I am eating and believe me, if you saw me, you would know I am a pretty happy chappy on this plan and am hardly hungry… And as you guys have seen, I have lost some serious kgs (16 and counting).


Serve of Yogurt. At least 97% fat free natural yogurt with no flavouring. (Yoplait Yoplus or Tamar Valley are my picks)

1 egg (the biggest I can get, at the moment it’s apparently 1 kilo! Crazy) and a decent amount of mushrooms (a bit less than 100 grams). Sometimes I will add spinach but usually just mushies and I make myself a little omelette. Or if I am in a rush, I just whack it in the microwave. A bit gross/weird, but it gets the job done is 55 secs for the mushies, then add and whisk the egg and nuke for a further 35 secs and Voila!


Tuna and salad (salad being cucumber and tomato- I am fussy!), with cracker pepper and balsamic vinegar.

My ‘treat’ meal which is steamed cauliflower with mozzarella cheese melted on top. It sounds weird, but it’s damn tasty!! (I usually try and limit this 3 times a week)

Sometimes I will cook 2 dinner meals and bring one in the next day for lunch. That’s what’s happening today.


Steak and vege (like mushrooms, capsicum, zucchini, onion, or salad type vegies)

Turkey savoury mince (turkey mince and vege (usually go for celery, asparagus, mushroom). This is my favourite meal at the moment. Another trick is to use lettuce cups and use them as like a san choy bow. Yummo!

Chicken salad/Chicken and vege.

Turkey or chicken soup with the usual vege.

I can also have seafood. Prawns, lobster, crabs, some fish (flake, snapper- nothing oily).

Basically the meals are all pretty even in terms of protein vs vege. None of my veggies are starchy (ie: potatoes, carrots, pumpkin etc). I cut of all visible fat from meat and only eat turkey or chicken breast.


Fruit- apples, mangoes, honeydew are the main ones I have. I could also have oranges, kiwi fruit and a few others, but I choose my favourites. I have 2 pieces a day. Usually in the afternoon/evening, to curb the munchies

Crackers- These are tough, because they are very addictive! I can really only have 5 serves of crackers- and 1 serve consists of 2 ‘little squares’. I have premium full fat. They are so good… So buttery!! I can also have no low fat version or saladas in full fat or low fat.


About 3 L water a day.

Tea and coffee, but only black. I can use certain sweeteners.

And I can have 2 cans of Diet Coke/Coke zero/Spite Zero/Diet Ginger Ale/Diet Pub Squash. 1 more if I am desperate. Should limit to 1L a day.

I also take a multivitamin, a flaxseed oil and a hair skin and nail supplement daily. All by Blackmores.


So, yeh that’s it. That’s what I do! I know it sounds strict etc. But it works for me. This is a special plan from a place called ‘Cohens Lifestyle Clinc’ and it does cost money to join, as you get specific weights for your meals and you get blood tests to make sure everything is functioning okay. If you want any more info, please let me know. I never wanted to actually mention the exact plan I am on, but I figured what the heck. Sharing is Caring ♡

I have tried every diet under the sun, and I had trouble sticking to them all! This just works for me. It balances my hormones and I am not hungry and I lose weight!! They don't spend millions on flashy advertising and mainly work through word of mouth, I think I first heard of them on TodayTonight or one of those shows and someone had lost weight while having PCOS. I have PCOS and it can hinder weight loss! I started looking into it and researched it for nearly a year before I finally took the plunge!

Here is a segment on the Plan

My real issue is how to eat ‘after’… I can get stuck into my old habits. That’s what I am working on this time! Anyway, that would happen regardless of the way I chose to lose weight. I used to have a personal trainer twice a week, but I ate to compensate. Complete waste of money. I did weight watchers for years and barely lost a kilo a week! And that was while trying (working out, eating according to the points system!! I did the soup diet, atkins... blah blah blah!

Having so many kilos to lose, I really need to get this weight off to feel happy again. I know people think moderation and exercise is the key, but that would take me YEARS! I want to wipe the slate clean and start this moderation business fresh!

My goal is to be finished by Christmas. So I want to lose 30 odd kilos by December (8 months, so ~4 kilos a month), so far I am ahead in terms of progress, but weight loss does slow down when you have less to lose.


Friday, April 19, 2013

♡ Week Nine Results

Hey Guys!!

I actually have so many things I want to post about, but I usually end up reading soooo many blogs that iI run out of time for my own!

Today was my 9th week on my plan and I lost 1 kilo !!! I think this has actually been my lowest loss yet, but I am still really happy with this result! I have now lost 16 kilos exactly! And I am now almost exactly a third of the way there!! Wont be long until I have lost 20 kilos! That is a lot of weight!!!

Thank you all so much for your support with my last few posts. It really means a lot!

I have a medispa appointment next week and I am super excited! It was supposed to be a reward for one of my weight loss goals, but oops, I accidentally booked it earlier. I have no idea how that happened. haha. I might get a peel or something fun, but I'll see what is suggested for me. I thought my skin was 'okay' then I went to the place near my house and was shot down considerable. I have booked my appointment for a different place. I'll report back when I have had the appointment. It is a Beauty Blogger approved place! 

I might even get some botox at a later date... eep. Just between my brows. I get headaches and apparently botox can help. Well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!!

Oh and you know how Google something or rather is closing down and every one is jumping ship to Bloglovin (and some others), well I am here to officially say I ♡ Bloglovin!!! I have the app on my phone and I did the GFC transfer things so now all my blogs are on bloglovin (so easy and simple!) and the app makes it sooooo nice to catch up on all my favourite blogs. I highly, highly recommend!! 

Oh and I am on the waiting list for the new Samsung Galaxy. Ta ta Apple! And thanks for making it so hard to retrieve my contacts and put them on a new phone! JERKS! Can you believe you can 'import' your contacts but you can't 'export' them. No, sorry Apple, I am not a drone and will not play into your forceful 'stick with apple or else' ways!!! 


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

♡ Week Seven & Eight Results

Hey Kittens!

I didn’t manage to post last week so this is a double weigh in post!
Last week was my 7th week weigh in and I managed 1.3 kilos.
Today was my 8th week on my plan and I lost a further 2.2 kilos !!! I am really happy with this result! I have now lost 15 kilos exactly! And I am now like 31% of the way there! 

I am definitely noticing a difference… Just in general I feel a lot happier, my skin is clear and glowing, my eyes are bright, I am more alert, my clothes feel looser and I sleep better.

When I think about all the good things happening, I can’t concentrate on any of the bad! The only bad things are that I can’t just go and eat on a whim, and I do cook every meal from scratch and that can be time consuming, but for the results? Pfft, who cares!

I went for dinner the other night with some friends in the city, and as I wanted to stay true to my goal, I didn’t partake in the dumpling-fest… Oh so hard, but when I get greeted with a 2.2 loss on the scales for the week, I am glad I didn’t indulge! In the end it doesn’t matter that I didn’t eat… It doesn’t hamper their experience and I still have fond memories of the night! Plus I didn’t get hit with a big bill! Major Plus!

I wanted to share with you guys my reward plan… These are ‘number on the scale’ dependable and also some rewards when I hot certain milestones (Like BMI status and 20, 30, 40 kilos lost, yes it's a long ass journey!)… I am not including the actual weight figures, as that is tooooooo scary to post!


At x I will get my brows made over at Benefit in the city. Plus a little 10minute makeover + purchase a little make up set. Gel manicure and pedicure at home. þ

At x I am going to treat myself to an at home day spa. This also includes dipping into my USA goodies and use one of my face masks. I will also have a long soak in the tub with some LUSH products. I will also give myself a pedicure and a manicure (gel)! (I will then try to continue this once every 2 weeks!). þ (this is what I am up to right now).

At x I can dip into my USA goodies. (3 products).

At x I will have lost 25 kilos and that’s when I shall have some CANDY. (Prada Candy perfume that is- purchased in USA)

At x I can have another dip into my USA goodies (3 products).

At x ( I will be ‘overweight’ ) I will allow myself to wear my jewellery again. Yes, that’s right, I was being mean and confiscated all my jewellery since gaining weight!

At x I will have lost 30 kilos! I can now have everything I want from my USA stash!

At x I will treat myself to a spa pedicure! I hate spending the $40 when I can do it myself but as a treat it will be lovely!

At x I will give myself the Tiffany & Co bracelet I purchased for myself on 5th Avenue! I haven’t even taken it out of the box!! It’s the delicate silver ball chain with the Tiffany blue heart! (I seriously cannot wait… I have always wanted this since I lost weight the first time but never got around to it! In New York, I couldn't resist buying it, but felt I didn't deserve to wear it!)

At x I would have lost 40 kilos!

x I will be in the normal BMI category! Aka: IDEAL!

At x I will treat myself to a facial at the fancy place near home. Like a microdermabrasion type thing- something fancy!

At goal I will buy myself another Tiffany & Co Bracelet! The same design as the other one but with a dangling bow!

Time on plan rewards

4 weeks on plan: Buy myself that make up bag I wanted. þ (Ted Baker)
8 weeks on plan: I decided not to do anything, as I am feeling fine and happy with the other reward I get anyway.
12 weeks on plan: Massage (already have a voucher- it’s a hot stone massage. Ooh La La!)
16 weeks on plan: A trip to the hairdresser! I dyed my own hair from blonde to brunette, and haven’t had a haircut for like a year! My hair needs help!!!

Thanks for sticking around while I get my weight issues sorted!

I have been reading a book called ‘The Beck Diet Solution’… Have any of you guys read it? It’s about breaking free of the dieting cycle by using CBT (cognitive Behavioural Therapy). I am loving it and finding myself nodding along and I am putting the things I am learning into practice! If anyone else struggles, I urge you to get a copy of the book! I have a hard copy and also one from Amazon on my iPhone and tablet- using the kindle app.

Speak to y’all soon!