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Re: My Epic Journey

Postby admin » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:19 am

Well done, Rhonda.

Lets see what you can do this week. Some days you are having a piece of fruit so maybe you can have a goal of everyday add 1 fruit to your day.

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Re: My Epic Journey

Postby Rhonda » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:19 pm

Breakfast
2 toast + vegemite
Cup tea

Exercise
Bike = 30 minutes

Snack
Mandarin

Lunch
Tomato, onion and cucumber sandwich
Cup tea

Ok I woke up and felt unwell this morning but I thought it was to be expected (girl stuff) but it seems I have a virus.
So no dinner tonight I just couldn’t stomach anything except black tea.
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Re: My Epic Journey

Postby admin » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:21 am

Get well.

Yesterday you had a variety of nutrients which is good.

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Re: My Epic Journey

Postby Rhonda » Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:22 am

Lol I don’t know if it was such a good idea eating fruits and salads on that day with the way my stomach was and yesterday wasn’t much better
Yesterday’s food

Breakfast
2 multigrain toast
Peanut butter
1 teaspoon marg (I normally do not have margarine if I am having peanut butter but I couldn’t open the promite jar lol)
1 cup tea

Lunch
Strawberry yoghurt (I thought I would try to put some good bacteria in my body)
4 rice cakes

Diner
Pkt 2 minute noodles
4 pieces mint chocolate
I would say around 5 coffees for the day

I didn’t go to the gym yesterday so no exercise

I feel a lot better today so it should be a wonderful day
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Re: My Epic Journey

Postby Rhonda » Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:02 pm

Ohhh god it’s not even 7pm yet and all I want to do is go to bed and sleep lol
Ok let’s see
Breakfast
Strawberry yoghurt
Cup of tea

Exercise
30 minutes on the exercise bike

I took my daughter in law shopping so we had lunch out, I decided to go to Gloria Jean’s and I had
Skinny cappuccino
Toasted ham cheese and tomato sandwich

Snack
Mandarin

Dinner
90g chicken
Garden salad
Multigrain bread roll
Coffee
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Re: My Epic Journey

Postby Rhonda » Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:22 am

Breakfast
Strawberry yoghurt

Exercise
30 min exercise bike

Lunch
I had planned on having grilled fish and salad but had
Mongolian lamb
Fried rice
2 spring rolls

Dinner
Chicken fillet burger
Small chips
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Re: My Epic Journey

Postby Rhonda » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:24 pm

Breakfast
Yoghurt

Snack
Pear

Lunch
Fish
Salad

Dinner
Chopletts
Mashed potato
Peas
Corn
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Re: My Epic Journey

Postby Rhonda » Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:03 pm

Breakfast
2 slices toast
1 teaspoon marg
Vegemite
Coffee

Exercise
30 minutes exercise bike

Snack
Tangerine

Lunch
Chicken and cheese salad sandwich

Snack
Small popcorn

Dinner
Thai beef salad
1 scooner xxxx gold

Oh my gosh I was waiting for my scales to say “just kidding”.... 130kg
That means I have lost 2.1 kg since Monday
I got my nails done, dropped in on a girlfriend, went to the movies and went out to dinner with my husband today. A good day.
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Re: My Epic Journey

Postby Rhonda » Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:22 pm

Breakfast
2 poached eggs
Coffee

Snack
Banana

Lunch
Chicken salad roll

Dinner
Lamb roast
Dry roasted potato
Peas
Corn
Gravy
Coffee
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Re: My Epic Journey

Postby Rhonda » Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:26 pm

Rhonda wrote:Last week’s Weight 132.8
This week’s weight 132.1
700g loss :D


This morning’s weigh in was 130.4
I’m happy with that. I know I’m weighing in on Saturdays for the challenge but I still want to stick to my Mondays (it’s my comfort zone).
Breakfast today was
2 eggs scrambled
2 tablespoons skim milk
2 slices multigrain bread
Cup of tea
Cup of coffee

Exercise
10 minutes treadmill, 3 minute cool down
3 x set of 12 push ups
3 x set of 12 chest rows 50 kg
3 x set of 12 squats
3 x set 12 leg press at 70 kg
10 minutes treadmill, 3 min cool down
10 minutes sauna

Snack
1 small orange
Coffee x 2
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Re: My Epic Journey

Postby Rhonda » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:52 am

Lunch was a
Can of chicken noodle soup
Omg it was disgusting, so disappointed I wasted my calories on it

Snack
1 red apple

Dinner
Red wine casserole
½ bread roll (white bread)
Small scoop potato
Then went back for seconds and had another scoop of casserole and a full white bread roll with butter.

Sharrelle this bloody thing needs to come with a warning omg how good it is...
I added peas and corn and also celery because it was in the fridge and was starting to look a bit sad.
I was so unsure about it because I’m not a fan of wine at all and it was such a strong smell at the start, but it turned out really well as you can tell.
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Re: My Epic Journey

Postby Sharrelle » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:17 pm

The Red Wine Casserole......where did you get that? Was it a recipe on our site or a pre cooked frozen meal?
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Re: My Epic Journey

Postby Rhonda » Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:13 pm

This is one of yours

Beef in Red Wine with Mashed Potato Recipe

This Beef in Red Wine with Mashed Potato Recipe tastes as good as it looks.

While not technically low fat (3g of fat or less per 100g), it's not far off at only 3.7g. More importantly, it is low in saturated fat, sodium and sugar, and is high in protein, to keep you feeling fuller longer.

This recipe is low in saturated fats and a good source of protein.

Energy per 100g:


363kJ - 86Cal
Fat per 100g:
3.7g
Recipe Serves:
This Recipe Serves 6.
Recipe Ingredients:

•1kg beef diced, casserole or blade
•2 large carrots, sliced chunky
•400g button mushrooms, quartered
•2 large onions sliced
•5 cloves garlic
•2 cups red wine
•2 cups beef stock (we used powdered with water)
•2 tablespoons olive oil
•1 can diced tomato
•1 small can tomato paste
•1 tablespoon brown sugar
•Dried Thyme and Oregano
•Salt and Pepper
•2 tablespoons plain flour
•Potato - mashed


Recipe Method:

1.You can use a slow cooker or on the stove top.
2.Place the beef in a large bowl and add the flour. Mix around with spoon and ensure that all the beef is coated.
3.Place half oil in pan (slow cooker or stove top) and brown ½ beef for around 2 mins keep stirring as you don’t want to cook it just seal it. Take out and place on plate and brown the next half and put with the other beef once done.
4.Now put a little more olive oil in pan and cook the onions, this should take 5 mins. Now add the crushed garlic and stir for 1 min.
5.In the same pot put the beef back in and stir. Now add wine, stock, oregano and thyme and canned tomato. Once liquid is bubbling add the rest of the ingredients, sugar salt and pepper, tomato paste. Put lid on, turn down heat to the lowest point and cook for 1 hour. Now add the button mushrooms and carrot. Cook for another 2-3 hours or until meat is tender. Stir occasionally, add some water if needed.
6.Serve with mashed potato.



Additional Comments:


There are several ways you can prepare mashed potato so we haven't given instructions for this. Use your favourite method, whatever that may be. The nutritional panel above assumes nothing has been added to the mashed potato, such as butter or cream. You can add seasoning and a dash of skim milk if you like without affecting the nutritionals too much.



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Re: My Epic Journey

Postby Sharrelle » Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:30 pm

Great thanks for the feed back.

We try to put up 7-10 new recipes across the site each week. We aim to have most of our recipes low in fat sugar and sodium however it is not always possible as you really don't want to eat cardboard. IF we can't technically keep it low it will be as close to it as we can get as it is most important to have tasty food.

Many of the dinners you can portion up and freeze. The one you just made what I have done is put the left overs into ramekins with mash potato on top and freeze with some cling wrap over it. Then I can pull out of the freezer and have pies without the pastry.

Last weeks recipe Pumpkin and Feta Risotto is really yummy and not hard to make, I ate it the next 2 nights.

Thanks again for the feedback.
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Re: My Epic Journey

Postby Rhonda » Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:26 pm

Breakfast
2 x toasts with peanut butter
Cup of tea
Cup of coffee

Snack
Mandarin

Exercise
30 minutes on exercise bike
I don’t know what I did but I pushed a few buttons on the bike and omg what a workout today
I still have a stitch

Lunch
1 cup red wine casserole (yes I did measure it lol
1 multigrain roll

Snack
1 pear

For dinner I am going to have
Grilled fish
Salad (tomato, cucumber, lettuce, onion, grated carrot, capsicum, cheese and beetroot)
Balsamic dressing about 1 tablespoon
1 multigrain bread roll

I will definitely use your suggestion of making some of the leftover casserole into pies. Do you take the old recipes away? I think the only thing I have made that I didn’t like that much was the tuna pinwheels. So far everything has been easy to make and not a lot of effort though the first week or so I was so tired and then I had a virus so my meals were not as good as they should have been but I am slowly getting there. Thank you for your help it's like having my own little cheer squad. God love ya trying to get me to get those veggies in.... unfortunately I’m not a fan of risotto or pumpkin....I’m hard work Sharrelle ... :roll:

Oh and i went to the doctors today to get a complete check up, my blood pressure is good and she gave me some anti inflammatory for my arm and back. I didn’t get anything else done because I had breakfast and you cannot eat before the blood tests, I think I was having one of mornings so i am going to have to go back one day this week.
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