Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Clean out time

So how was your Easter break? We didn't get up to too much.. here were the highlights:

I finally got a haircut and coloured it myself, ahh. I have been a hair dag for too long now AND at the too young age of 23 I have a few grey hairs coming through. How unfair is that? I put it down to a mixture of genetics and me being a stresshead. The colour did not turned out how I wanted it too but it wasn't a total disaster and at least the greys are covered, lol.

As i mentioned in the last post, Ali and I had a very nice time Saturday evening catching up with his fathers' side of the family for his 50th birthday. As for the cheat meal- it was pretty awesome, I highly recommend good Indian food as a welcome treat from a strict (ish diet) :)
Ive been so focussed lately and hadn't had a cheat meal for about two weeks, felt like I could go longer but its still part of the plan, was going out to dinner for the bday so why not? The Naan bread alone was heaven! can you tell what a fan of food i am? haha, but who isn't. I had wanted icecream for dessert but settled for bday cake (tiramasu).

We ended up decided to stay at his parents' place Saturday night which meant a huge bag of meals in tupperware to see us through! So it was straight back on the wagon with a little extra energy to burn over the next couple of days.

What else? I cleaned the house (yay) watched an appalling amount of TV and.... was actually motivated enough to clean out our pantry! I removed everything, scrubbed it down then replaced only the 'on plan' items resulting in a full bag for mr garbage bin! we didn't really have anything 'forbidden' in there to begin with actually, what I threw away tended to mostly be open bags of breadcrumbs, a dozen different types of flour, bran cereal etc. Since we moved in, everynow and then I would get the urge to bake something from scratch, hence the plain and self raising flour. Then I made friends with a celiac (requiring gluten free diet) thus the collection of rice, corn flour, wheatgerm etc! Now that I will be beating down any urge to back for the next five months, no need for a place in my pantry. I hadn't touched any of them for ages anyway, I do love creating new personalised recipes but when you are only eating one slice of something it was always a bit of a waste anyway- save that for someone's bday etc now.

The benefits of Ali and I being in this together really hit me seeing our clean pantry!I should have taken a photo of the finishe d product, it is cute- at eye level is a shelf full of our vitamins and supplements and below that is our 'grains' shelf featuring our oats (quick for Ali, rolled for me) rice (white for Ali, brown for me) and potatoes (white for Ali, brown for me).


Shan said...

Hi Stef,

Just thought I check-in and see how you are going... don't worry about the grey hair, I have plenty!! Hope your training is going well.


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