Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Blister in the sun

Yesterday morning instead of my cardio which featured Christmas music from ReFit Dance Fitness group from YouTube, I went for a walk with my sister-in-law. I didn't mind the walk but what I didn't like was a huge blister I got on the back of my heel!

I suppose it was good timing because we had decided that I would try to get me eyes checked at SpecSavers and get my feet done at Athletics Foot yesterday as well.

So now I have a nice pair of runners that I'm frightened of wearing because of my current blister and any future ones.

Hip to be

The other day I worked out my waist-to-hip ratio. It is an indicates that you are susceptible to heart disease among other things.

I got mine worked out here -

My result was 0.86 but the cut off point is 0.8 for women. So looks like I still have a little bit more work to do if I want to reduce my chance of a heart attack.

Thursday, December 08, 2011


I'm kind of sick of seeing 'before' photos of girls that thought they were fat when their 'before' is my goal - haha!

It seems that every one has a goal weight. I don't have scales so I have no idea what I actually weigh anyway.

I loved reading this article the first time round, but dug it up recenently when I thought about my goals.  My goal is - shock horror - to be average.  Size 16 women's would be a lovely first goal.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Chia Seed Experiement 6 - Pasta Salad

Carbs? Bring it on!  The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating shows that a 1/3 of your food should come from bread, cereals, rice, pasta, noodles etc.  I love pasta and rice.  We have switched over the brown rice for most things lately which is really yummy, but pasta is a little harder.  Wholemeal pasta just doesn't exist for our town - the closest I can get is Soyaroni.  I actually like the flavour.

This is a cold pasta salad which is pretty yummy and keeps for a few days in the fridge.


Pasta (I used half a bag for three meal sized serves)
1 carrot
Pine Nuts
Chia Seeds

  1. Cook pasta, drain and cool
  2. Put pasta into large bowl with a fitted lid
  3. Grate carrot and add to pasta
  4. Pour  mayonnaise onto pasta - I used low fat Praise but it is too sweet next time I will use the Japanese Kewpie Mayonnaise and stuff the low fat option.
  5. Mix and store
  6. To serve, sprinkle on pine nuts and chia seeds

I also use this Soyaroni in a tuna salad - which I haven't made with chia seeds yet but here is the recipe:


1 can of chick peas
1 can of tuna
Kraft Salad Dressing
Chia Seeds

  1. Cook pasta, drain and cool
  2. Put pasta into large bowl with a fitted lid
  3. Drain chick peas into a strainer and rinse
  4. Add tuna to the strainer and drain as well
  5. Add chick peas and tuna to the pasta
  6. Pour dressing onto pasta 
  7. Mix well and store
  8. To serve, sprinkle with chia seeds

Monday, December 05, 2011

Chia Seed Experiment 5 - Yogurt

Okay, so this wasn’t really an experiment, as this was the original suggestion that came from “Eat Yourself Sexy”. Chia seed + yogurt = good.

If you add the seed, stir and eat straight away the seeds add a little crunch.

On to another nice thing – this morning I got my husband to poke me in the stomach to feel my muscles. He agreed there is definitely some definition going on under my pudge.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Week 3

What's Motivating Me This Week?

What's Puzzling Me This Week?
When will my new exercise bra arrive? I usually purchase my bras from Big Girls Don’t Cry Anymore, although they have a great range of bras they have to be ordered in because they don’t keep a big stock in my size. I hope it comes next week.

What's Bugging Me This Week
My sore and cracked feet – time for a pedicure

How my measurements fluctuate. This could be because I’m measuring differently each time, that I was wearing different bra etc. Although it really does seem as though my hips keep getting smaller, even without knowing the measurements.

What's Encouraging Me This Week? 
Feeling thinner, wearing slim-fit jeans and feeling sexy in yellow heels.

What's the Plan?
Some fun dance workouts this week to celebrate the first week of holidays.


There are so many blogs that just show heaps of images of skinny girls and text blocks. I don't want this blog to turn out like that, but I think they are great to look at, some of them are motivational.  This website it great.

Saturday, December 03, 2011

No Diet Talk

I think that there are a few types of fat people, these are not limited to the following;
  • People who have fat and are proud to be called 'fat'
  • People who have fat and lose their fat to be healthier
  • People who have fat and lose their fat to fit in with the mainstream - whatever that may be 
  • People who have fat and try to lose weight using fad diets rather than just a healthier diet
  • People who have fat and hate being 'fat' and do nothing about it
I've been all of these before and the others I no doubt left out.

So where am I now?

I think I'm at 'People who have fat and lose their fat to be healthier'.  You won't find me going on some crazy diet that I've seen in a book or on TV. I'm just trying to follow the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating. I'm trying to increase my physical activity. I'm trying to reduce my thighs so that I don't suffer chaffing.

Sure, if I lose weight and I end up looking better as well, that's a bonus. But if I don't become a six pack lean machine and keep my woobly bits I will still be proud of my body and the journey it has taken.

Definatalie posted this last month, and I loved the idea of the badge she created. So although this is a weight loss get fit blog, I'm putting it out there that this blog has no diet talk. I will talk about healthy eating because despite what I look like I did study this at Uni and teach it at school - but no FAD diets.