Well we are proud to report we have had a pretty good week. I was still struggling with being sick so only managed to do some weights at home and get to the gym on Friday, but turns out low carbing totally works. Who knew!
We’ve managed to lose cms and I think that’s mostly due to diet. Everything seems to have just shrunk a bit you know? And I FEEL skinnier.
Neither of us have lost drastic amounts of weight judging by the scales, but we can definitely tell the difference. Basically everything is firmer. The thought of wearing a mini skirt and singlet in the States is no longer terrifying.
The thought of seriously low carbing it was pretty scary but we have made it tolerable with some yummy food like the salad Sassy made last nite (above).
Our basic diet at the moment is –
BREAKFAST – 2 boiled eggs on soy and linseed toast
LUNCH – sashimi and miso soup
SNACK – apple and a few toasted almonds
DINNER – chicken and salad
SNACK – vegies and home made cottage cheese dip or protein bar
DRINKS – lots and lots of water, sencha sensation green tea from T2, sneaky Coke Zeros when we need a pick me up
And no word of a lie, we haven’t even felt like we’ve been missing out. I did have pasta and cheesecake on Free Day and it was amazing and enjoyable, but I no longer feel like I NEED that sorta food you know? This is a huge revelation for me!
We have also suddenly developed a penchant for cooking. Neither of us are particularly domestic but we have really gotten into making yummy food. When you put in the effort, ‘diet’ food can be kind of amazing.
Our fave meal so far was Friday nights creation. We used to settle down and watch Friday Night Footy with a pizza, but now that’s obviously not a viable choice. So we adapted a random recipe we found on the internet and made what we have called Errol’s Super Special Cheesy Funsticks. Hehe…funsticks.
Basically you whack together some low fat grated cheese, low fat cream cheese, an egg or two, non flavoured whey protein powder, a bit of flour, some garlic and some salt. I have no specific amounts for you because I just throw things together and hope for the best. Much like the way I get dressed.
Anyway you then knead it with your hands until you have a dough. Then create little sticks and place them on some baking paper, sprinkle on some herbs of your choice and whack them in the oven. I honestly never thought I would be in the kitchen watching my Dragons while BAKING but it was oddly enjoyable. And strangely comforting.
We baked them for a lil while then switched it to grill to crisp them up. Once again I can’t give you specifics. Just make sure you don’t leave the kitchen is the only advice I can give you. WATCH UR CHEESY STICKS PEOPLE! DON’T LEAVE THEM ALONE!
And, to compliment our amazing creation we decided to honour my beloved red and white babies, we made Ben Creagh’s Avocado and Dill Salsa. I’m not joking.
The fabulous One Community (hi Trish!) do AMAZING work with NRL players and the community. One of their iniatives is to encourage healthy living amongst kiddies, and they’ve joined forces with the Australian Avocado Industry and got a few players to contribute their recipe. I demanded we do the Dragons one.
Go and check out Benny’s recipe here.
First of all THERE IS SO MUCH CHOPPING. We were loling so hard at the thought of Ben Creaghs giant hands chopping tiny tiny pieces of cucumber and then trying to stop his eyes weeping from the 8000 onions involved.
ANYWAY it turned out to be freaking amazing and worked perfectly with our the proteiny goodness of our Funsticks. It was the best guilt free dinner a girl can eat.
So basically we will keep low carbing and working out until we go away. Then we are gonna relax and just have fun. No point trying to be super healthy in America, that shit is a losing battle trust me. We will pick up where we left off when we come back. But for now we would like to give you our total centimetre loss. We are doing this from our original measurements we took when we started, compared to the ones we took this arvo. HERE WE GO!
Arms – 3cms
Waist – 3cms
Ass – 3cms
Hips – 2.5cms
Thighs – 2.5cms
Bust – 3cms
Arms – 5.6cms
Waist – 0.3cms
Hips – 1.1cms
Thighs – 2.3cms
Bust – 2.7cms
WHEEEEE! U know what? We aren’t exactly bikini models (YET!! haha) but we are pretty godamn PROUD of ourselves. Considering before this whole thing 2day FM sent us to a Health and Wellbeing Breakfast for ACP magazines and on the way to it I stopped and got a bacon and egg muffin from Maccas….I think it’s safe to say I have done pretty godamn well. We both have.
How have you guys gone on your health trip?