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5/1 Food Diary

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Breakfast: One slice wholemeal toast with almond butter; small orange; green tea [good!]

Lunch: Egg and cress sandwich on wholemeal; mango slices; soy cappuccino [good]

Dinner: Thai green curry [alright]

Snacks: hot chocolate sachet; low-cal choc-muesli bar.

Today I had to make a concerted effort to not return to my binge-eating ways, which is something I will blog about in the future. I am in the process of working out where the cravings are coming from. I think a lot of it is hormonal. This issue is something I believe has held me back for a long time. Making up for bingeing by strict calorie counting the following day does not a healthy person make. Sigh.

Anyway tomorrow I plan on traipsing around wherever London wants to take me. Maybe Westminster?




4/1 Food Diary

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I was so lazy today!! I stayed awake until about 2am reading blogs and wasting time, and so I didn’t wake up until 11am. Add to the equation the fact that London gets dark at 4pm and the day is pretty much gone!! Definitely going to set an alarm for the morning.

Breakfast: White bagel with almond butter; green tea [should not have used bagel…wholemeal bread a better choice]

Lunch: Small soy cappuccino, veggie sticks with hummus, whole punnet of blueberries, packet of Food Doctor seeds [not bad, eaten over the course of a couple of hours]

Dinner: Chicken breast with small portion of rice and some stir-fried vegetables [good I think]

Extras: Two Lindt balls after dinner; hot chocolate, sachet.

I need to get to bed so that tomorrow I can get cracking and visit this:


Sugar Baby

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So I think a lot of my food problems have come from the consumption of too much sugar. Basically once I ‘pop’, I can’t stop. I have been reading Tina‘s blog and her attempts to cut out sugar for some inspiration. Starting the day with a green tea instead of my usual coffee with one sugar has helped already. Today I did not get any sugar cravings until about 3pm.

Food Diary:

Breakfast: Slice of wholemeal toast with almond butter (DELICIOUS), small orange, some strawberries and a green tea.

Lunch: Small skim flat white, cup of lentil soup, strange strawberry bar thing, bag of Food Doctor seeds.

Dinner: Chilli con carne with a small portion of white rice.

Snacks: Low calorie hot chocolate after dinner –> These are an absolute winner. Taste amazing and about 30 calories each. Need them back in Aus!!


In other news, today when I turned on my MacBook, all my Pages documents were gone. Kaput. And my trash bin has been emptied? I have no idea what has gone on but am concerned. A year’s worth of Uni work, plus a ton of other things that I probably don’t need but don’t want to lose. Will take to the shop tomorrow I suppose.



2/1 Food Diary

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Breakfast: Banana; handful of strawberries with a raspberry yoghurt

Snack: Muesli bar

Lunch: Chicken salad and a low-cal iced coffee from Starbucks

Snack: Muesli bar (!!)

Dinner: Grilled pork fillets, steamed vegetables

– It was an ok food day. I wouldn’t normally eat muesli bars but I was cruising around London and found a Whole Foods. I have heard so much about this store and just had to go in.

It was good but very expensive. But I found some almond butter for only a few pounds that I am excited to try.

I love the adventure of exploring a new city, London especially. It’s such a great city to discover by foot. Despite being from Sydney, I think I am truly a winter girl…there’s nothing better than curling up with a coffee after braving the cold and the shops!!



1/1 – Food Diary

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Today was my sister’s birthday so it was not a perfect day of eating, but I’m cool with it. I don’t want to be obsessive!!

Breakfast: Skim flat white; egg on multigrain toast

Lunch: Roast chicken salad from Subway (btw, these are really good…)

Dinner: Steak and oven fries, salad.

Dessert: Small piece of birthday cake. Another coffee.

I’m happy with this, should have had more water though. I’m in cold weather at the moment, and always forget about drinking water until I wake up in the middle of the night thirsty. Stupid.

Heading to Spitalfields Markets tomorrow, heard some great things!! Must remember money saving goals!!


January Goals

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Trying to get off to a good start:

  • Losing 2kilos. Small steps. Considering the post-December bloating, I’m fairly confident I can tackle this one through just making sensible food choices.
  • Am actually not going to be working for most of January as will be holidaying. Therefore, goal is to be sensible with the savings that remain. Less spending on food, less shopping, less magazines and takeaway coffees.No more clothes.
  • Read In Defence of Food by Michael Pollan that has been on my bookshelf for months.

Hope that everyone had a great New Years.


New Years Resolutions (Potentially Crazily Ambitious Ones…)

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Every NYE I inevitably come up with a series of overly ambitious resolutions to transform me and my life into my version of perfection.

Every January 20th, I forget what they were.

This year – no different. Resolutions are infectious. And exciting! And what if they do actually work!?

So, in the hope of having an little bit of success this year, (I am an eternal optimist!) my 2011 goals will be reassessed every month and broken into much smaller goals to keep me on track. Well, thats the plan.

Here we go.

  • HEALTH: I would like to lose 15 kilos over the course of the year. Yikes. To achieve this I am going to go to the gym at least three times a week (how cliche…I know). Up the water intake, and just be overall more balanced. I would love to make sure at least one of my gym sessions is a BodyPump class because I have had huge success with these in the past.
  • FINANCE: I want to repay the $1600 of my savings that I depleted whilst travelling this year that I really should not have touched. Also, I would like a $500 ‘buffer’ in my bank account. This will be hard because I am a student, a semi-compulsive shopper, hoping to move out and planning a huge trip for the end of the year again. Er…going to need a lot of shifts.
  • UNI: I sort of cruised through school, achieving high HSC marks with minimal effort. Uni, however, is a a different ball game, as my first year has taught me. Lesson learned: macroeconomics cannot be learned the week before an exam. Also contributing to my underwhelming performance is not loving my course. This year, I would love to finally establish what I would like to do with my life. It is important that I do well in my current course so that I am able to switch to another once I decide. (Hopefully ASAP)!

Ok. Pretty standard resolutions. Tomorrow I will create more specific January goals to help me get there.