Yep. That’s right. 9.5 kilograms down. That’s what my scales told me this morning. Good job Hall.
So I’m sitting at my desk around lunchtime minding my own business when I start to smell that unique and truly magical smell of freshly fried chips. And not just crappy chips from some local deli that are all soggy, I am talking about hand cut shoestring fries from one of the best little cafés in Perth; The Tuckshop Cafe.
I couldn’t help it. I got out of my seat and went over to take a look. Just a look mind you. There they were looking all crunchy and salty. I wanted one. No I wanted two. No I actually wanted to eat the whole damn lot. I mean who wouldn’t? I hadn’t had lunch yet as I was running around from one client meeting to the next all morning.
I was in very dangerous territory.
But I knew what to do. You see I have this inspirational photograph that’s hanging on the wall right behind one of my computer screens. It’s from an article about ‘curvy model Kate Upton’ from last month’s American Vogue – I have no idea why she isn’t a ‘normal’ model but that’s a whole other blog post.
I can feel her smile, her confidence and that’s what I want and that’s what I’m going to get being on the Rensburg program. I’m not going to get it from some basket of fries that will feel good for a couple of seconds – not to mention the guilt that will settle in for at least a few hours.
It’s also not so much about her body in this shot but the bathing suit. When I hit my goal weight, these are the bathers I am going to buy, no matter what the cost. Designed by Chanel, they are so beautiful that it makes all the pain now worth it now.
I think I need to carry this photo in my wallet as well come to think of it…
So this is my favourite breakfast and I just had to share it with you. First of all cut a finely sliced tomato or two. Place it in the bottom of the pan and put on the heat to cool. Use a non-stick pan. Please. Disastrous if not.
Whilst that’s cooking chop up about 100 gms of spinach – I like it fine, but however you like it just go for it. Get 5/6 egg whites in a bowl and stir until there is a little air in them – it will make them a bit fluffy later. Add the spinach and pour over the cooked eggs. Cook gently, placing a lid on the top to steam the mixture in the middle.
After about 10 minutes put a plate on the top of the pan and flip over – it should just pop out. I usually add a bit of salt, pepper and some chilli.
Grab a black cup of coffee, the weekend paper and I promise you it will be a good day. Do any of you have any tips like this that are practically calorie free but delicious. Because I’m not on bread at the moment, I usually, if hungry, put some on rice cakes. Nice and crunchy.
I’ve got to get to bed. It’s been a 16 hour day.
One thing I’ve noticed that I wanted to share. I’m not that afraid (well just a little) to put myself back into photos as I drop weight. Even a selfie and this was one take – usually I have to take 20 to get one I am happy with. Mind you it does have an Instagram filter, but I’m getting there.
Some days, when you’re on this eating regime (see how I didn’t call it a diet), you feel alone. All alone, but supported at the same time. This photo I took reminded me of how I am feeling today.
I am down about 6kgs on and off and that is really good, but I expect way too much of myself. I need to take the time. Enjoy. Read. Recover and rediscover the love I have for my body and all it gives me every day.