Monday, July 9, 2018

Sunday at home...


I ticked off one of these goals on Sunday...
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I caught up with friends, Tracey and Helen for breakfast and coffee.  It was long overdue!
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I spent the rest of the day pottering. I also cleaned the inside of all of our windows across the front of the house.  I have a cleaner coming to do the outsides on Friday.  It might seem like a weird time to clean them but they are so dirty, I can’t wait for summer.
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Gus cooked this delicious Thai red curry chicken  for dinner.  Just a nice bit of heat!
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We had balsamic strawberries and ice cream for dessert...
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A pretty sky this morning and I think the really freezing weather may have passed.  Now it’s just plain cold!
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Weigh in this morning 

9/7/18   77.9 kg which is a gain of .300 gms from last Monday 2/7/18
Total loss to date 8.1 kg

Winter is the worst time to diet.  While I’ve been having some salad plates, I do not feel like snacking on carrot and celery sticks.  I just need to stick with it! 
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Anna van Dyken (on facebook and Instagram) - below are her pics...
She has some me great snack box and salad plate ideas...
Check these out!

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Oh, yum! This plate is only 5 points!

Cheers - Joolz xx




Sunday, July 8, 2018

Up to date and NBN connection...


Last Thursday, I was fed up with making a ‘recipe’ every night for dinner so I bought Coorong mullet fillets, made oven fries and homemade coleslaw and a simple green salad. Delicious!
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More porridge. This is so filling and takes me through to lunch at 12 noon.  This batch has 2 medjool dates chopped up on it.
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I make my porridge with 1/3 cup of quick oats, 1/2 cup of skim milk and microwave it for 3 bursts of 1 minute, stirring after each minute.  I add in 1/4 cup of water to loosen it at the end.
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All my other roses have shut down for winter but my Mother’s Love rose still has its leaves. It must like the position on my front porch...
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Friday night Fakeaway - I felt like burgers so I scoured the WW app and found this Open chicken burger...
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The burger has chicken mince, grated onion and grated cheese in it...
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...and half of this seasoning packet.  The other half gets sprinkled on the outside.  The bun is spread with beetroot dip and a bit of greek yoghurt, top with the burger then salad leaves dressed with balsamic vinegar, tomato, red onion and avocado if you like it. Oh, wow! This was so good and mad a nice change from what we’ve been eating.
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We finally switched over to the NBN yesterday.  I’ve been holding off because Ai’ve heard horror stories around town of having no internet for weeks, poor coverage and drop outs. Anyway, I bit the bullet and took the $79 plan which gives us 1000GB (we had 200GB previously for $73).  Calls on our land line are extra but we rarely use it now.  I have connected it up but may disconnect it down the track. 
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I tested the speed and was pleased to see the download speed to be above 30 Mbps...when I tested my service a few weeks back, it was 2.8 !!!
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I had to spring clean the study - you do not want to know how many crunchy dead spiders I found down the back of the desk!  Yikes!
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All done, phone and fax lines tested and the poor old antiquated pc works too, albeit slow, because it is stuffed!
I think we need to buy a laptop for this space. We hardly use the pc now, only for printing stuff off.
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So that’s me up to date.  I’m off to clean the insides of my windows so a cleaner can come and do the outsides next week.  
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Cheers - Joolz xx





(Backup) Into July and winter has hit!


Wholemeal chia bread rolls...
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One of the first times we’ve lit the outdoor fire...it’s just been too cold! 
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Thai barbecued chicken...
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I made an Asian salad to go with the chicken...
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Oh, my! Rhubarb and strawberry crumble!
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Monday 5/7/18 weigh in ... 77.6 kg ... total loss of 8.4kg to date.
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Morning brewed coffee...
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Home crumbed veal schnitzel with pizzaiola sauce...
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Every morning seems to start with a red hot sunrise...
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9C!
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Lamb casserole...
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Porridge with mulberries and banana...
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A friend gave me some lovely oranges so I’ve been snacking on them each day...
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Chicken campagnola...
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Joolz xx