Sunday, May 20, 2012

Ex-squeeze me? Baking powder?

I had a fabulous weekend. If the definition of the word fabulous is:
"fab-u-lous": the ability to completely avoid any sort of healthy eating programme whilst performing little to no phsyically activity in the company of hilarious soul-mate with the intention of eating one's body weight in food.

It was TBF & my 3rd year wedding anniversary this week so we set Saturday aside for date day.
We both have a love for Japanese food especially after our honeymoon of 3 weeks in Japan and so decided to have a Japanese feast day. We started at the new MOS burger in the city. MOS burger is kind of like Maccas but good. It is much yummier & slightly healthier plus it has a special place to wash your hands. Most of the burgers have rice smooshed into a patty shape instead of a bread bun. I had the cheese burger, the Yakiniku beef rice burger, green iced tea & hot chips. We sat on the tatami mat & savoured the MOSy goodness.I totally regret having the hot chips. They made me feel icky & made my tummy poke out all bloaty. nice look.

Next stop was the Valley. We burnt off some calories with some incidental exercise by walking about 20 minutes to Palace Centro Cinemas to watch "Dark Shadows". I had a cup of skinny latte while waiting for the movie to start. Probably the worst coffee ever. It tasted like hot water with a dash of milk with some burnt dirt coffee. We were still full from lunch so we just got an overpriced bottle of water to see us through the incredbily average film.
After the movie TBF decided that the smell of the hot buttered popcorn was too irresistable & got a small packet for the walk back to the car. I had a couple of bits but that's it.
We had a booking for 8pm for Wagaya but thought we'd take a chance & go early. Luckily they had a free seat & so we settled in for some totemo oishii (very delicious) Japanese food.
We got lots of small servings so we could try a bit of everything. Mmmmm chicken gizzards (very chewy), takoyaki (octopus balls), ox tounge and yakiniku. So good! Most of it was pretty healthy.
Except for the deep fried cheese. Yep the deep friend cheese was definately not on the 12wbt menu list of acceptable foods.

I'm still off the grog & so we toasted our undying love with a big glass of icy cold Calpis which is a drink that tastes kind of like watery Yakult. It's yummy.

We finished off with some desert. I got a sampler plate with some weird green tea cake thing, an even weirder spongy thing with yucky red bean paste in it & super duper delicious black sesame icecream. 5 gazzilon calories. TBF got green tea icecream.

Full as two googs we drove home but first did a quick stop into the video store to get out "Waynes World" One and Two. PARTY TIME!! EXCELLENT!!  And a mega packet of Mars Bar Pods.

I got home & pulled out my oversized elastic waisted marl grey tracky daks (sexy) & snuggled in to binge & watch the movie. Great day with the man I love. ZANG! Mish would open the biggest can of whipass on me if she could. I don't want to weigh in this week. I've probably put back on the 4.2kg I've lost.
Sunday morning I dragged my bloated lumpy slightly nauseous body out of bed & quickly set about getting my shit together. I prepared my menu for the forth-coming week.
One again I'm into the soups but have chosen less.... ummm fiberous ones after last week's gastric horror.

Luckily for me & my motivation I had arranged to have afternoon coffee with three of most AMAZING inspirational women in the whole cosmos. Kathy, Petra & Toni.
These are three of my peeps from my Weight Watchers days and seriously your jaw would just hit the floor with a loud thud if you saw their before & after photos.
Toni was the QLD finalist in the annual WW Healthy Choice awards, Kathy has transformed herself into a super woman with a body that would make Mish cry with jealousy & Petra is the most amazingly motivational postive person who after spending 5 minutes with her you think anything is possible! It was so lovely to be able to catch up & be able to absorb like a big blonde sponge their positivity, advice & fantastic outlook on life. I was even a good gal & only had 2 skinny lattes & avoided the mud cake.

I finished my weekend on a high note. After cooking up a huge pot of MB recipe pumpkin garlic soup & MB recipe chilli con carne there was a knock at the door. My awesome neighbour bought over some left over mud cake from a party at their place. TBF & I ended our bingey weekend watching "Jess" while eating a slice of mudcake the size of a house brick. 500 gazillion calories.
OK. Today is a new day. I had my treats and now I'm back to being a good girl.
I promise.
Was it Kierkegaard or Dick Van Patten who said "If you label me, you negate me"?


  1. Just read your entire blog during the day at work :) Love it!

  2. What a great blog you have, it's going on my blog reader so I don't miss a post. So ... Would love to know what this berry or banana bruschetta is, want to share??

  3. Thanks guys! Carol - a berry or banana bruschetta is basically 2 pieces of wholemeal toast served with either a spread of either low-fat ricotta or cottage cheese (I prefer Weight Watchers cottage cheese) then topped with defrosted frozen berries or sliced banana with a sprinkle of cocoa powder. Super duper yummy.