Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Seems ol’ doc Bonnie did lose a few pounds…

Sorry, I just couldn't resist this when I saw the cartoon...

Maybe its lack of appetite,

Or just the meals she has been eatin’,

But from ol’ doc Bonnie the pounds are a’sheddin,

If she gets much thinner,

From skippin’ breakfast & dinner,

Her uniform will fall off of her, no more will they be tight…

If you hear from the old bag,

Be sure to mention how her chest does sag,

As well remind her to of her new clothes,

Be sure to remove the store price tag…

© ed [LOL] 10/16/08

Monday, October 20, 2008

Food Mistakes parents make

My daughters eating and exercise habits have improved. However, this weekend we had visitors and our old battle resurrected its head. Someone else cooked and made a vegetable she is not yet familiar with and she decided she did not want it.

6 Food Mistakes Parents Make

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Been missing in action

"A true mirror neither adds nor subtracts anything from that which it reflects." Noah St. John

"Nothing is ever achieved without enthusiasm."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Having a bit of a tough time at the moment - I think the fact that I am in a new country and not working is starting to get to me. Feeling a bit stressed and down.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Cooking Apples

I was given some cooking apples and I have been looking for low fat/low Gi recipes. I made apple crumble this past weekend for the first time but it did not fall into either of these categories , it was for a potluck so I figured i was safe (in that I would not eat it all). I have actually never been an apple tart fan.

This recipe looks good (not sure its really low 7g fat- if I remember correctly it has to be 5g/100g to considered that but I guess its musch lower than a normal muffin)- not quite sure what they mean my wholegrain breakfast cereal - I am guessing anything like wholegrain sheddies, weetbix or soemthing like that.

Vanilla Apple Muffins (from Sanitarium Recipes)
2 cups wholegrain breakfast cereal

2 cups wholemeal self-raising flour

2 apples, cored and diced

1/4 cup honey

1/4 cup canola oil

1 egg, lightly beaten1 cup

low fat soy milk

2 teaspoons vanilla essence

Combine cereal and flour in a mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre.
Add remaining ingredients and mix until just combined.
Spoon into a lightly greased 12 cup capacity muffin tray and bake at 180ÂșC for 20-30 minutes or until golden.
Makes 12

Per serve:

760 kilojoules (180 calories).

Protein 4g.Fat 7g.Carbohydrate 27g.Sodium 160mg.

Potassium 140mg.Calcium 40mg.Iron 1mg.Fibre 3g

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Musical Inspiration

This is my song for this week. What is going to inspire you? keep you motivated and focused?
Its so easy to lose the plot, get distracted from our course (no pun intended).

Don't be afraid - take a step and another and another. We can do this!

"I Believe I Can Fly"

I used to think that I could not go on
And life was nothing but an awful song
But now I know the meaning of true love
I'm leaning on the everlasting arms

If I can see it, then I can do it
If I just believe it, there's nothing to it

I believe I can fly
I believe I can touch the sky
I think about it every night and day
Spread my wings and fly away
I believe I can soar
I see me running through that open door
I believe I can fly
I believe I can fly
I believe I can fly

See I was on the verge of breaking down
Sometimes silence can seem so loud
There are miracles in life I must achieve
But first I know it starts inside of me, oh

If I can see it, then I can do it
If I just believe it, there's nothing to it

[Repeat 1]

Hey, cuz I believe in me, oh

If I can see it, then I can be it
If I just believe it, there's nothing to it

[Repeat 1]

Hey, if I just spread my wings
I can fly
I can fly
I can fly, hey
If I just spread my wings
I can fly

Thursday, October 2, 2008

"I am no longer afraid of storms, for I am learning to sail my own ship"

- Louisa May Alcott


I enjoying doing little personality quizzes - this was scary because its almost all true.
Good thing the story of life is changing.

What Your Burger Says About You

You are very gluttonous. Even if you're full, you'll still clear your plate.

You are likely a fairly picky eater. And you're secretly a little squeamish about some foods.

You are a very open eater. You like many types of tastes, and you'll eat just about anything.

You are emotional. You have a big heart, and you tend to go for comfort foods.


You Can Change Your Life

You've probably already improved your life a great deal, and you're no stranger to change.

You're able to make very difficult changes in your life. It's all about state of mind.

And even if you have some trouble changing, you're smart enough to get support or take a different approach.

So go ahead and dare to make things better. You know you can do it!