Thursday, February 2, 2012

I don't know how I did it!

My weight loss has been slow since I joined our local Weight Watchers group back on November 1, 2011 but last night I finally lost a further 600gms which gave me a total loss of 5.1 kgs - I am super happy. I could not believe that I had still lost weight in the past week, given the Australia Day 4 day weekend that we enjoyed with our visitors from Melbourne.
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I think my juicing has helped my weight loss - the juice is filling so I do not snack between breakfast at 8am and lunch at 12 noon, just a cup of coffee at work usually. The juice also makes you 'regular' if you know what I mean (definitely daily for me!) and I think it flushes unwanted things from your body. It is a bit costly but I guess I am not buying snack foods and I buy the cheapest apples (Sundowners were $1.97/kg compared to Pink Lady's $3.94/kg). I am investing in my good health.
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I have started taking Fish Oil to see if it eases my back and shoulder joint pain. It could take months before I may notice a change. The oil tastes fine and I just have a little bit of orange juice to wash it down. Lets see if I can see an improvement.
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It's a beautiful sunny, clear blue sky day here today. My garden is looking colourful but very neglected. Because I have been having physiotherapy (with acupuncture) on my back and shoulder I am not game to get out in the garden in case I strain something. The weeds aren't taller than the plants yet so that's okay!
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We have a book club that leaves books at work and I was couldn't resist buying Julie Goodwin's latest book - The Heart of the Home. I got it for $20 but it retails for $49.99.
It has some lovely recipes along with her stories of her childhood and growing up and enjoying home cooked food. There are many recipes I will try but will have to modify the fat content in them. Recipes using a knob of butter (100gms) are just not good for you!
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Last night at our WW meeting, we had a small tasting of some low fat dishes that some of the committee members had made. I will cook the Lamb Chasseur tonight - it only has 6 ingredients - lamb, onion, mushrooms, bacon, canned tomatoes and beef stock - it was delicious.
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Enjoy your day - I hope the world is throwing some nice weather your way - it's a cracker of a day here!
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Cheers - Joolz

10 comments:

  1. Big congrats to you Joolz. Well done.

    I think people who lose weight are brilliant!

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  2. Well done with your weight loss Joolz, you are obviously doing something right :) What ever you are doing, keep doing it!

    Lovely day here too!

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  3. well done on your weight loss. I am a big fan of WW, but don't have the money to join at the moment.

    Gill in Canada

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  4. Wow...congrats on the weight loss...great effort! Your garden looks lovely, look at that blue sky, we have had rain on and off here for over a week now...yuk! I have both of Julie's cookbooks, I love them, mind you I haven't made anything out of them yet, I agree about reading about her family..lovely books. She mentions Dalmeny on the NSW South Coast where she used to go for holidays when she was young, this is the next suburb from where my friend lives, a lovely spot, and when I was down there my friend showed me the house that Julie has just recently bought overlooking the ocean. I just bought the Donna Hay book, Fast, Fresh, Simple for $24, some yummy recipes too! The lamb sounds nice yum. Take care.

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  5. congrats on the weight loss Joolz!!!! Awesome job.

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  6. That seems like a very good effort to me. I think I have lost 10-15kg, but it has taken a year or more, not sure. I am curious if I will get stuck on the weight I am at the moment.

    It is funny Tania, you and I have slightly different ways of doing it, but they all work. It is lovely. Enjoying it heaps.

    My eldest son's girlfriend has just started working at JC. She is doing a graduate diploma of Human Nutrition, interesting.

    I cut back doing things because of my back I think since July. Now I am getting strange red marks where I cross my legs. Sometimes they go brown. Because my legs are thinner they lock together more lol. So my next job is to ask the doctor about it and try to get my circulation up I think.

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  7. Congrats on the weight loss!!

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  8. You are doing well Joolz. Slow and steady will make it a permanent change.

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  9. Great work! I noticed pretty speedily after I started taking fish oil...my knees really started feeling better.

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  10. Hi Joolz, I'm interested to know what you use for your juice, I got a juicer for Xmas but haven't used it much. The plan was to have more juice in order to get healthier, during my crap year of 2011 I put on some weight due to stress and hormones and it seems to be stuck at the moment. Also, not sure if it's because I view your blog on an iPad, but I find it really hard to read your blob with the purple text on pink background, maybe it's my eyes going as well! Good effort on your weight loss, you sound excited and you should be, keep up the good work! Steph

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