Monday, June 22, 2009

Snack attack

1 small banana with 1 tablespoon peanut or almond butter 188 calories

Monday, June 15, 2009

Update on my day

The day didn't start off well but ended on a good note.

The progesterone tablets for pcos do agree with me - but I didn't take any today and I am now starting to feel better.

We out for a walk as family - got some fresh air and sunshine - great way to end the day.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Looking forward to a good week

Routine is one thing I have found difficult to maintain. I generally can stay focused on project and complete it. Maybe even go on for a month.

The one routine I have maintained is that I routinely try to make and keep a routine.

Its many times a mind battle - not allowing life's challenges to throw off the path you have chosen to follow.

I feel like I am getting into the right "mind space" to keep at making healthy choices.

This past week I took out books, CD's and ipods - for learning French, on Photography, health issues, murder mystries. I have also been working on other projects.

My aim for the next 4 days is to make time for family, for learning, for helping others and for me.

1. family worship
2. listening to the French CD's
3. Sending encouraging letters and e-mails
4. Relaxing by reading, exercise and implement one idea from the health book each day.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Plan in effect for this week

I sad to report that I did not succeed - so the plan is to put the same 4 days into effect from today.

mmmmm to find the book and read it again ..............

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Thought for the Weekend

"Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we often might win, by fearing to attempt" Jane Addams

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

I am back on with the program

Corbet Lough

If I am one thing, I am persistent. Can't tell how many times I have thought of deleting this blog because I don't seem to be succeeding.
Its become a symbol of something I will overcome - at the moment it reminds me that I need to develop healthy habits and when I have achieved this I can look back at my struggle and proudly say I didn't give up and I will persevere.

So what am I up to?

I have started a one year long swap on Swap-bot called Weight-loss penpal.
I have bought two more exercise DVD's to add variety to my exercise program.
We have started Geocaching as a family, a fun way to get walking done and keep my daughter motivated.
I have gotten the Newry Canal Way map to plan a walking project for this summer.

for the next four days I want to:
1. Exercise for 20min
2. Drink 4 glasses of water
3. keep a food diary
4. Sleep for 7 hrs

REWARD: Self-pedicure - the full treatment.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Light Chocolate Mousse

Light Chocolate Mousse

Serves 4
Prep time: 5min
Cooking time: 5Min

Light Chocolate Mousse


2 egg whites
1/4 cup caster sugar
1/4 cup reduced fat soy or dairy milk
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
2 tablespoons arrowroot
2 cups reduced fat vanilla yoghurt
10g chocolate shavings, to serve

Place egg whites in a clean bowl and beat until soft peaks form.
Gradually add sugar and beat until dissolved.
Place milk, cocoa powder and arrowroot in a saucepan and cook over
medium heat until thick and creamy, whisking continuously.
Remove from heat and fold in yoghurt.
Gently fold egg whites into yoghurt mixture.
Place into four serving dishes. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Decorate with chocolate shavings and fresh fruit.

Per serve: 945 Kilojoules
(225 Calories).
Protein: 10g.
Fat: 3g.
Carbohydrate: 41g.
Total sugars: 35g.
Sodium: 130mg.
Potassium: 400mg.
Calcium: 245mg.
Iron: .
Fibre: <1g.

preparation time:
5 min
cooking time:
5 min

  • This recipe contains 2g of saturated per serve.