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This month we have Emilley Kingsman as one of our Motivating Mums. Emilley has already lost an impressive 19.8kg and you can read her first and second posts here.
‘What a busy week!
My measurements this week showed mixed results. But I’m not complaining! It’s still a step in the right direction.

While I don’t think that BMI is the greatest indicator, it’s still nice to see it inching ever closer to that ‘healthy’ range.

I’ve had some great non-scale victories this week too. I increased all of my weights in BodyPump at the gym – I was certainly feeling it the next day!
Emilley Sunset on walkI’ve also kept on track with my 50km in June goal, despite the rain prevailing on most days so far this month. 18km down, 32km to go!
As soon as the sun peeks through the clouds, we’ve been throwing on our shoes and heading out for a walk.
Having my 50km goal to work towards has been a huge motivator though, because it’s given me something to aim for.
It’s what has pushed us to get out the door in the afternoon.
The best part about getting some fresh air before the dinner-bath-bedtime rush?
My son has been sleeping so much better! Yay!
And I’m able to think much clearer during the busy night time routine.
There’s something just so motivating and calming about a beautiful sunset while out walking. Positives all round.
Hopefully a lot of other mums are getting out and walking most days, as part of the Winter Weight Loss Challenge.
We don’t walk in the rain because it’s too tricky with my son.
However there are so many great active things that we do at home, indoors.
lose_baby_weightThe 28 Day Plan has some great ideas and my son loves trying to copy, especially when I pull out the step =)
The hen’s night on Saturday went really well! Dinner beforehand was delicious, and I have come up with some things that I found helpful for eating out:

  • Firstly, don’t arrive at the restaurant ravenous and completely hungry! You’ll be more likely to order and eat more than you need. Have a banana while getting ready at home; it will help to satisfy you until dinner.
  • Try to avoid all-you-can-eat or buffet restaurants. They really don’t help when you’re trying to lose weight. If you do happen to find yourself at one of these restaurants, use a smaller plate and try to flex that willpower muscle when choosing what to put on your plate!
  • Don’t order an entree. An entree isn’t usually necessary, as main meals are normally big enough serving sizes (sometimes they are even too big!). If you do end up ordering an entree, share it with another person.
  • If you’re anything like me, you skim over the salad section of the menu when eating out! I love love love salads, but I never want them when I go out. When looking at the other menu items, steer away from foods with descriptions such as ‘creamy’, ‘battered’, ‘fried’ etc and instead go for options that are ‘grilled’, ‘steamed’, ‘tomato-based’ and so on.
  • When ordering dessert, split it with someone else at your table. Ask for a clean plate, so you can divvy up the sweet stuff. You’ll still get that sweet fix, but half the amount of calories.
  • Drinks. They can be full of hidden sugar and calories! I find that if I order a drink (whether it be soft drink, alcoholic etc) before my meal, I’m likely to drink all of it while I’m waiting and then possibly even more if the meal is taking a while to be cooked. It works better to drink water while you’re waiting for your meal, and then order your drink to enjoy during the meal. You’ll drink it slower because you will be busy eating, and will probably still have enough left for sipping on after the meal.
  • Think with your brain, not your stomach! You’ll feel better for it afterwards. Nobody likes that horrible feeling after eating high fat, sugary or greasy food. It’s OK to treat yourself, but try to choose just one treat in the meal. After all, what is life without a treat here and there! It’s all about the BALANCE. I love that word now =)

For the record, my treat was a Toblerone cocktail as dessert! YUM! High calories, but something that I don’t normally eat/drink.
healthy_eatingI had a lot of salad in my fridge this week that we have been using up by making salads and wraps from the 28 Day Plan.
So I skipped the 7 Day Winter Warmer meals this week for that reason.
However, I did the grocery shopping today and have loaded up on ingredients to make the warmer meals for the week ahead. Bring it on I say!
I’ve also been enjoying experimenting with warm smoothies.
I still love my cold smoothies using frozen fruits, but the warm healthy mummy ones have made for a nice change.
I’m a big herbal tea drinker and love most kinds of tea.
Using tea instead of milk is a great way to make a warm smoothie, like the Berry Tea smoothie I made.
Adding chia seeds helps to give the smoothie a yummy, thick texture.
healthy_eatingAs a first, I also tried warm water with lemon when I wake up – which I love! You can read about the benefits of it here.
Give it a go, you’ll feel great!
Current Measurements:

  • Weight – 67.8kg (down 0.7kg, making a grand total of 19.8kg!)
  • BMI – 27.2
  • Waist – 74cm (down 1cm)
  • Hips – 93.5cm (same)
  • Stomach – 82cm (same)
  • Thighs – 62cm (same)

Here are some of my favourite recipes and smoothies from this week.


I made a warm chocolate pudding instead of a smoothie =) Double yum! Choc soy milk, Linseed meal, banana and 2 scoops of choc Healthy Mummy mix. There’s something so satisfying about eating your ‘smoothie’ with a spoon!


Chicken and Buckwheat Noodle Soup from the 7 Day Winter Warmer Plan. Leftover soup for tomorrow’s lunch, tasttttttyyyy!


Lunch time smoothie. I was craving something sweet and this did the trick! 250ml choc soy milk, 2 scoops choc Healthy Mummy mix, 1/2 frozen banana, 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries, 1 cup spinach leaves, 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Mmmm!’
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