Oh, this 11th kg is going to be the death of me. I am feeling quite so-so about getting past this 10 kg mark. Yes, I've been a little hungry of late so have been sneaking some morning snacks and prob been maxing out more on dinner, but seriously - I am back pumping at the gym and I really need a weight loss fix! Look, I'm not that phased really but you know how you want to see some results after getting back in the swing of things again. It just might take a little longer to get this next 5 kgs off - I've given myself 2 months to reach my next goal, so that by 6 months I'll have got 15 kgs binned. We'll see.......
Stoked that I can now buy a size down in my underwear and yes, have lost a size in my bras too - altho, not cup size! I have been noticing more stuff about my body that I'm proud of as well - finally there is a little definition on the inner thigh! They still rub (and I HATE that and want to get rid of it) but it is less and there actually is a little dip where those blasted lunges have finally started working. And altho my saggy, baggy baby belly still has to be tucked away, my abs are getting stronger and I can see an improvement there as well. And you'll just have to take my word for it, as there is still no way in the world I will be showing off these developments to anyone!!!
I discovered 2 AWESOME recipes this week and have to, have to share them with you all. The first was a gluten free, sugar free choc chip cookie recipe. These were so delicious and absolutely wolfed down by the kids and ME. They stay quite soft so won't last very long.
2 1/2 cup of almond flour/meal (blanched - no skin - works alot better than other almond meal)
1/4 tsp sea salt - crushed fine
1/4 tsp baking soda - sifted (otherwise you'll bite into a lump in yr cookie, not nice)
1/2 cup sunflower oil (could use melted butter or coconut oil)
1/3 - 1/2 cup maple syrup (could use agave or honey)
1 tbsp vanilla
1 cup 70% cocoa choc chopped
Mix dry together, and then whisk wet ingredients together in a jug. Pour wet into almond mix and mix together well. If the mixture is too wet, add some more almond meal and mix till a little stiffer. Stir in choc chips and then drop spoonfuls onto a greased oven tray. Cook in mod oven for 7 - 10 mins. Allow to cool.
Next, the Cherry Bomb Smoothee! Thanks to Susan, who sent me this recipe, I am now addicted to this delicious treat:
1 cup milk
1 cup frozen cherries
1 handful spinach leaves
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 1/2 tbsp cacao powder or organic cocoa powder
1 tbsp maple syrup
Yes, it tastes like a cherry ripe, and no, you do not taste the spinach AT ALL! I normally don't put milk in my smoothees but considering this has got the added bonus of coconut oil and spinach, I'm willing to make an exception.
And just quickly, the soup of the week is another carrot soup. I am including the link for you guys if you want to follow it. I made it today, for the weekend, and it was lovely - very thick and quite sweet. I added some cardamon & would have used orange rind and juice if I had them instead of lemons - they work so well together: http://networkedblogs.com/3P4S4 .