Winter treats

Oooooooooooooooooooooooh okay yummy….yes I know I said NO TREATS, but seriously with this weather, I am prepared for weightloss to slow a tad if it means I can indulge in some low carb goodies…

See this FAB recipe link for chocolate chip bars…

http://tasty-yummies.com/2013/01/22/grain-free-chocolate-chip-cookie-bars-gluten-free-dairy-free/

Am going to make this tomorrow!

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Chia Seeds

So I have just been reading all about Chia Seeds and how marvellous they are for a low carb / healthy diet – they are full of fabulous goodness! I have some sitting in my cupboard and admit I haven’t really been sure what to use them for so finally did some research…

See more here: http://wellnessmama.com/4981/10-uses-for-chia-seeds/

I will be making this Chia Seed Pudding recipe tonight for breakfast tomorrow – will let you know how it goes…

Chia Seed Pudding: 
Serves 4


You will need:
¼ cup of chia seeds

1 cup of coconut milk, almond milk, or normal milk
A container for storing overnight
1/2 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp maple syrup
 or xylitol

Optional: Chopped nuts, chocolate chips, cranberries, berries, shredded coconut etc.


To make:
 Place all ingredients in your container and stir with spoon. Put in the fridge overnight to set. Eat in the morning…yum!

Plateau Plateau?

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My 15kg thinner face…still with double chin!!!

Aaaaargh…only 600g loss this week, so still hovering on the same weight give or take for the past 3 weeks now! 

Hopefully the weight loss will kick in again otherwise I may have to do something drastic like a fat fast (which secretly I have been dreading) to get the metabolism moving. It could be that I am gaining muscle and still losing cm’s – only time will tell. 

I measure again next week!

Halfway!

Haven’t posted in so long – been crazy busy. So if I am still aiming for the 29kg weightloss I wanted when we started this journey, then I am halfway there! There is no doubt however that I need to still lose many many more centimetres if I look critically at myself in the mirror so I think this target is still spot on. And we will need to tone as well as we are now left with flabby bits ;).  I have now lost 14.2 – 15.2kg according to the scale!

BUT…I have had no weight loss for the past 2 weeks! Aaaaaaaargh. Why?  Am I plateauing? Could it be that I have started cycling every morning for 20 minutes and muscles may be starting to come back a little and are heavier? Is it because I am now at the exact weight I was for some time before I fell pregnant and my body thinks it is kinda lekker to just be here? Whhhyyyyyyyy?

Admittedly, in our euphoria of having acheived the loss we have, we have been indulging in nightly blocks or two of dark chocolate.  Amazing how quickly this becomes a habit! Further, in the miserable winter weather of weekend past, I was craving biscuits so baked up a batch of low carb berry, dark choc chip, almond flour cookies. Yum Yum Yum. But. This. Has. Got. To. Stop.

So. This week we are back to being strict as I simply have to get the weight loss back on the go.  It is important for motivation – even though I know that measurements are the real deal and the scale is not. Funny that. On the measurement side, I am thrilled to announce that I have now lost a total of 77cm from all over my body!

I am down two pants sizes and was able to wear a slim fitting tuxedo jacket over tight pants with nothing to hide my ass at a function recently!  Loving this ;)!!!

DH is doing as well and is fitting into pants that he couldn’t do up not too long ago.  He has lost 17cm off his waist but also has some way to go to lose tummy and hip fat.

Reality check:  We still have some way to go before we are down to our basic body as it is meant to be without layers of comforting fat…