Saturday, 22 June 2013

Half Time Wrap

Halfway today!!! I can't believe it, the time has flown by, I almost feel like it's coming to an end... But it's only halfway, and this is a journey for life!! Although it is a real 12 weeks of focus too. I have to admit though, its been a blast. I have loved every minute of it, ok so maybe not the choc indulgence minutes, but they taught me some valuable lessons too. And I've lost over 9kg already, it makes it seem like another 25ish is possible!

I've been thinking about going to finale... I'd love to go, but it's a fairly long trek accross country to Adelaide, theres the cost too, and who to take with me??? Anyway, I probably should decide really soon, or the decision will be out of my hands as there'll be no more tickets left!!

The food this week has once again been great. I've posted some photos throughout the week, and here's the last instalment.

Chicken Tikka - how good was this!! I don't really like cauliflower that much, but puréed with plenty of tikka sauce over it - divine!! Like a thick chicken tikka soup. Definitely wanting to have this one again. And everyone was jealous of my leftovers at work the next day :-)

Beef Mousaka - I wasn't sure about this one, and in fact I made it with lean lamb mince, since it was left over in the freezer. Yum! I was pleasantly surprised. And best of all there's a serve left over in the freezer for emergency.

Cinnamon Apple Porridge - love it!! I didn't think I'd be able to give up my love of oats and porridge, especially coming into winter, but gave it a go! Surprise - I actually have enjoyed having different breakfasts, and they've kept me nice and full which is my most important criteria for breakfast. But today I got back to basics again and pulled out the porridge with cinnamon apple - love love love!! The sweetness of the apple means no need for brown sugar or honey or the like, and it's warm on these frosty wagga mornings, it's basically a warm Bircher muesli, now how can you say no to that!!
(sorry no photo - porridge doesn't photograph well, but you know what it is)

Chicken & Guacamole Wrap - So I cheated a little with this one, and just sliced the avocado onto the wrap. But gee it was delicious! Nice fresh flavours, great after an SSS.
Looking forward to next week (eek! week 7 already):
Tricep Dip Challenge!!! I am totally on board with this one. I love tricep dips (strange I know). After 1500 of them perhaps I won't love them as much, but I'll give it a go for sure. And I'm even thinking about pushing myself to the 2000 mark since I've neglected some other challenges (push ups and planking) but we'll see how close I get to 1500 first!
Lamb Shanks!!! I love lamb, in any form, but who can resist a slow cooked shank? Totally looking forward to this dish, even if its only a small serve, it'll be packed with flavour!
Pyramid Sets - Leg Press!!! I think I'm a bit in love with the leg press, it's something that I can do, and something that I can push a heavy weight on too, so I'm really looking forward to challenging my legs on this. I'll be sure to let you know if as a result I can't walk the next day!
I hope everyone else is smashing it out at the halfway mark too. And if not, there's plenty of time left, all is not lost - challenge yourself to turn the last 6 weeks around and blast through to the end. Good Luck!


  1. That chicken tikka is to die for. Who knew cauli could taste so good huh? Loving your food photos.


  2. Another 25kg is definitely possible! 9 so far is amazing! We didn't know if we could afford to go to Adelaide but we found some cheapish flights and jumped on them only a couple of days before the finale tickets came out. I'm so excited now!! Also I know what you mean about it feeling like it's coming to an end, we're only half way!! We have so much more to achieve!

    Loving the pics! The Tikka was soooo good, I love cauliflower but it was even better this way!

  3. Thanks girls, keep an eye out for my veal involtini photo!! Coming up next post. Wasn't too keen on the polenta, but I did some spectacular plating up :-)