Bad food choices

Okay so today I feel I should be honest.

I have been neglecting my health and making some poor health choices in the name of ‘budget shopping’. I think that while I am being honest this is a pretty lame excuse and I can do better. 

I found myself filling out a health form today and it made me really think and reflect. It was actually quite confronting to answer the form truthfully. Writing out the answers really opened my eyes. Last year I made some solid changes to my eating habits and lost 7kgs without exercising. Since then I have put 3kgs back on and today I realised why. These few kilos didn’t magically appear. They weren’t created just through sneaky cheat eating but through pure laziness. What started out as ‘budget food shopping’ became an excuse to be lazy. 

In the morning when I wake tired, before my morning coffee kicks in, the kids are crying and demanding attention it is much easier to turn to toast. The kids love toast so while I am preparing it for them I don’t even think about what I should be having, I just make a couple of extra slices for me.

SO part of my health challenge for this month is NOT to skip breakfast or to have toast. I need to take responsibility, make changes to see results. Since breakfast is the first and some say the MOST important meal of the day I will start with it.

I think I will have to try some of these Paleo breakfast ideas and maybe go back to some breakfast smoothies. I loved the Michelle Bridges breakfast smoothie 🙂

Cheers D. 

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Thermomix blog list – For later

As you all know I am obsessed with Thermomix machines and learning. So instead of annoying Marty by sending constant email links his way I’ve decided to blog them.

First on my list is this hints and tips page

http://simonesthermomixessentials.wordpress.com/2011/06/25/thermomix-food-hints-and-tips/

This link is for converting favourite recipes http://quirkycooking.blogspot.com.au/2010/10/converting-recipes-for-thermomix.html?m=1

More tips – one on overflowing
http://www.whyisthereair.com/category/thermomix-tips-and-tricks/

Village Vegies – Fruit and Vegetable delivery service

A couple of weeks ago we had a Village Vegies flyer dropped in our letter box. We were so happy to find it because fresh Australian grown preferably local produce is important to us. Having 2 little ones often makes shopping a difficult task so free home delivery makes it win, win, WIN!

So for the last 2 weeks we have had Village Vegies delivered to our door. So far the quality of the produce and the customer service have been beyond exceptional. I love opening the box for the first time and smelling the freshness. The fruit and veg has stayed fresh for so much longer than what we have bought in the supermarkets.

They also sell local honey, local free range eggs, fresh organic Australian orange juice, Artisan made turkish bread and fresh flowers. We have purchased everything but the flowers now and are very impressed.

I cannot recommend them enough so if you live in the Southern Highlands or know anyone who does look them up here.

Day 19 – Flab2Fab February

Well some how life got crazy and I haven’t been on to blog. We are up to day 19 of our challenge, a day of rest.

My biggest hurdle to keeping on track is remembering to actually JFDI!

So I will part with 2 tips:

1. Pop reminders into your phone for a set time.

2. Do NOT exercise after moisturizing your feet. It is bad for your health 😉