Monday, February 28, 2011

Lost another kilo!!

So this morning I weighed myself and was ecstatic to see 76.5kg. I do not even know the last time I saw that. It could quite possibly be before I had kids! woohoo.

I do wonder though if I only got to this weight because I have been unwell the past week and was unable to eat much at all. Doesn't matter to me! The motivation of seeing that and being sooooo incredibly close to 75kg is amazing!!

I have been hovering between 78kg - 80kg and the last 2 weeks managed to keep it between 77.5kg and 78kg, which was an achievement in itself.

I am hopeful that I will lose more this month because I am doing a no junk month with my sister. We have different rules that we are sticking to, but it is more about supporting each other than anything. Since I have been planning a no sugar and a no take away month and she had been planning a no chocolate month, we figured we'd do it the same month.

I am assuming that by cutting sugar out of my diet and take away (although we don't eat a lot of that) I will drop a bit of weight. I have been reading "Sweet Poison" and plan on finishing it this month. It has been interesting to read about the affect sugar has on us.

So today is the last day for me to consumme any 'crap' for 31 days. But since being sick last week, I really don't want anything.

I do not expect this month to be easy at all. I am going to Canberra in the middle of the month and am going to an engagement party at the end of the month so will need to watch myself there, but I am sure I can do this.

And when I have completed it I do not plan on going back to sugar.

I think the trickiest parts will be the original detox and checking for sugar in everything because it or a form of it is in virtually everything unless you go completely fresh.

So I am in for an interesting month!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Ricotta Cheesecake

Last week I decided to try and make a baked ricotta cheesecake. I Googled different recipes and gave it a go.

Once it was cooked I placed it on a plate and was about to take pictures when my almost 2 year old walked over, grabbed the plate and started to tuck in.

Now, my sister, husband and I thought it was gross. I pretty much think ricotta should only be in savory dishes. The ricotta wasn't as smooth/creamy as 'normal' cheesecake.  I didn't really like the texture, but both my daughters liked it, so I guess it must have been ok on some level.

It kind of fell a part and was too moist, so I won't post the recipe.

Oh, well, it was something new to try and now I know its not something we are really interested in.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

New bag from old pants


See this bag? I made it recently out of these pants...

 Yep, old cargoes. And you know what? I love all the pockets in my bag. It makes it so much more organised.

It was really easy to do as well. First I cut the legs off
 Then  took part of each leg with the extra pockets and sewed them together. The I slipped that mini bag inside the top part of the pants to sew together.
 This gave me pockets inside and outside. Sorry, I don't have step by step pics for everything.

Next I unstitched a leg, folded on half together and sewed it to make my strap, then I attached that to the bag.

This is the inside

This is the back

Another middle shot

And finally the end result from the front.

I have done this before wit jeans but it was much easier this time because the fabric was thinner and the extra pockets gave more storage.