Friday, February 3, 2012

Happy Birthday to me !!

It was my birthday on Thursday - 2nd February and I turned 48 !!! So now I'll have to change the name of my blog.

Unfortunately, I had to work and I did 2 jobs so I was tired when I got home. Normally at our house the birthday person chooses their favourite dinner and gets their favourite birthday cake but I opted not to. Why? I've been on a 6 day detox/tummy flattening diet since Monday. I had put on nearly 5kg over Christmas/New Year/school hols/Australia Day! OMG - bloat city.

So I bought a book that dear hubby Phil talked about last Christmas. I didn't buy it then coz I knew he wouldn't go on it and thought it a waste of money. It's the James Duigan Clean and Lean Flat Tummy Fast. After 4 days I've lost 3kg!!! All bloating has gone and it feels great. There's no secret magic to it - just lean protein and (certain) salad/veg for 5 meals a day, water, green tea, fih oil tabs, fibre powder, vitamin tab. Next week I will add 2/3 serves of complex carbs (oats, sweet potatoes, allbran cereal (need that one!) and my beloved skim soy capaccino! The book is well presented and had some great recipes and wasn't expensive so it served as a motivator.

Another motivator was meeting one of my idols - Shannon Ponton - one of the trainers from Biggest Loser (Australia). It was pure luck to meet him coz there were so many people there and I was in the right spot at the right time. My picture even made the local papers. Needless to say its on the fridge and I have saved a few copies!
My 9 yo Daniel is in the picture but my other kids were too cool to go up!!! Shannon is such a powerhouse and everytime I've waivered this week i just look to the photo on the fridge for inspiration!

Have a good weekend everyone!


  1. Great photo with Shannon! And is that Tiffany from BL?

    Happy birthday for yesterday! Same day as my hubby's and his name is Phil too!

    Having reached my goal weight, I have eased up on my strict eating, just portion controlled now, and just need to keep going with my toning. Have got myself a home gym, bike and rowing machine plus heaps of other bits and pieces for exercise. Michelle Bridges dvd set is brilliant, certainly burnt some calories doing that...need to get me some new clothes now, my old ones are hanging lol!

    I wonder what you will call your blog now, look forward to finding out :)

    Enjoy you weekend too!

  2. awesome! hope you had a great birthday!

  3. Amanda I hope you had a great birthday, you are very inspirational I am 46 this year and am going to France for my 50th (we are going to follow the Tour De France, probably not on bikes) I have to be fit and healthy as there will be a lot of walking up big bloody hills lol. I have a long way to go but I will get there.