Sunday, May 22, 2011


The Shrinking Vego will be taking a brief hiatus while she tries to get the crap in her head worked out.

I will be back....

Monday, May 16, 2011

Suck it up...

Forgive me readers for I have strayed....


I have had a great week but I have also had a terrible week.

The great comes in the overall. I have caught up with friends old and
new, I have gone place and done things and it has all been great.


It has led to a deep sense of frustration.

I am frustrated that my eating patterns are not "normal".

I am frustrated that I still can not exercise.

I am frustrated that I love food so much but I have to restrict my intake.

I am frustrated about the whole situation.

But the fact is, frustration or not, I have to just suck it up and do
it. I can't have my 2 year old tantrum and yell and scream and cry.

Well, I can. But it's not going to do me any good. :o)

So I got on the scales after my week of (excess) fine food.

150.2 kgs

To be honest, lower than I expected.

But still bad.

So SV. Time to suck it up. Be a grown up. And just do what I need to do.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Weigh In

Sorry I didn't check in yesterday with my weigh in - I was having "Blogger" issues.

I had an amazing weekend. Unfortunately the amazing involved lots of food. But I did not go too overboard. Although I wasn't as restrained as I should have been.

The result...

149.3 kgs.

A small loss. But still a loss. 

Yesterday was really good food-wise, but I have been feeling a little unsettled. Unsure why. 

The un-settled resulted in bad choices this morning, which resulted in me feeling very very blah.

But I have now cooked up a massive pot of vegetable soup made from the wonderful, fresh, in-season vegetables I got from the Farmers Market on the weekend. Very yummy. Very filling. Very low-cal.

I will make up for this morning. And hopefully I remember how I feel so I don't make the same mistake again.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Cheese OD

I was going really well yesterday until last night when a cheese craving hit...

Cheese, cheese, How I love thee, let me count the ways...

Until about 3 hours later when the stomach cramps hit.

And last all night.

Of course, I wake up this morning with a McDonalds breakfast craving (as I do after being sick, weird, I know). So I drove the slow way to work so I did not pass any of them.

Today is a new day.

A Cheese-Free day.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

I forgot to mention

I have gone back to twice weekly weigh ins and am very pleased to say that I am back under 150.

149.7 kgs!!!!

Most of it is fluid (I have been peeing like there is no tomorrow). But I am really really pleased.


That is how many calories I ate yesterday.

My first really good calorie day.

It was not a perfect day. KFC Chips are in there. I am still struggling with the late afternoon hunger. But for that to be in there and me to still be pretty well spot on is awesome for me.

Now, I made a mistake on my new goal. I said that to get to 120kgs in 5 months I need to lose 700g a week. I actually need to lose 1470g a week, or rounded to 1.5kgs per week.

Now while this is a lot, and more thant the "recomended", you need to remember that I weigh a lot more than these "recomended" scales were worked out on. And I still believe I can do it.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Rookie Mistake

Last night I made a rookie mistake.

I let myself get too hungry.

I know hunger is part of the deal when reducing your food intake as much as I am, but this was beyond that.

I left work at 5 already starving. And I mean starving...

From work I had a few errands to run. It was nearly 7 by the time I got home, and if I thought I was starving at 5, you can imagine what 7 was like...

SVP was getting home the same time after 10 hours on his feet.

Pizza was suggested...

Pizza is quick, easy, and fills the basic hunger desire - fat and carbs and quick.

Ice cream followed the pizza...

Here's the thing. It tasted great. But within half an hour I felt like crap. Bloated and uncomfortable. And it lasted all night.

It's true - you eat crap you feel crap.

Now I am not stupid enough to throw in the towel - "oh I blew it I may as well give up" blah blah blah...

I made a mistake. But I can still have a good loss this week if I focus for the rest of the week.

So that is what I will do.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

New Goal

I am putting this out there.

I would like to weigh 120kgs by October 3.

That is 5 months (22 weeks).

It averages out to a 700gram loss each week which is more than achievable. I have not further goals beyond that. I just want to get there.

So far today I am doing really well. This will continue. I will do this.

Day 1 Down

First day of counting calories did not go too bad.

Goal was 2000 and I ate 2445.

Yes, it is over. But...

It is probably 1500 less than I would normally eat, AND...

I kept counting and recording, even after I went over.

I am pleased.

Today is another day.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Recipe Time!!!

Lentil, Barley & Mushroom Soup

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 medium leeks, trimmed, halved, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, crushed
250g button mushrooms, thinly sliced
2 x 410g cans chopped tomatos
1/2 cup dry red lentils, cooked and rinsed
1/3 cup pearl barley
5 cups cold water
Basil, salt & pepper to taste

1 Heat Oil in large pan over medium heat. Add leek, mushrooms and garlic,
2 Cook, stirring, for 3-4 minutes until softened
3 Add remaining ingredients and bring back to the boil
4 Reduce heat and simmer for approx 4 minutes or until barley is tender
5 Serve with fresh parsley

Serves 4

Back to Basics

I got on the scales this morning. I really wish I had not....

I am so Freaking angry at myself!!!!!!!!

152.5 kgs...

That takes me to only 10kgs less than my highest. I swore I would never get back here.

Yet here I am...

So it is back to basics. 

2000 calories a day.

Exercise within my current limitations.

And get the fat off my body once and for all!!!!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Recipe Time!!!

Creamy Pumpkin Soup

1 medium butternut pumpkin, chopped
3-4 small-medium potatos, chopped
1 teaspoon mild curry powder
salt & cracked balck pepper
3 cups vegetable stock
2/3 cup full cream
pinch chilli powder (to taste)

1)  Place pumpkin, potato, curry powder and vegetable stock in a large slow cooker. Season with salt & pepper.
2)  Cook for several hours until the vegetables are tender
3)  Turn off heat and allow to cool
4)  Using a food processor or stick blender, process until smooth
5)  Stir through cream and hilli powder
6)  Warm soup again and serve