So tomorrow is weigh and measure day. Yep. I am NOT looking forward to that as I am as bloaty like a 10 day dead possum on Sandgate Road.
I have made some modifications to the Vicki healthy eating programme this week though. I have started adding organic Apple Cider Vinegar to my water. I have read many things about how it is really good for your guts.
For example from the website:
Apple cider vinegar is a powerful detoxifying and purifying agent. It breaks down fatty, mucous, and phlegm deposits in the body and, by doing so, improves the health and function of the vital organs of the body, such as the liver, kidney, and bladder by preventing excessively alkaline urine.
And we ALL know how much I HATE fatty, mucous phlegm deposits of ANY kind. Icky.
Also, for the past couple of weeks my legs & lower back have been ACHING like the billy-os (positive sign? negative sign?) so I've started taking magnesium and it seems to have helped a bit. They are still aching but nowhere near as much. I feel like I just want to be put on one of those racks & stretched out. Not for my aching limbs mind you ... just cause I'm kinky. LOL.
Magnesium is essential for your energy, cell growth, nerves, muscles and heart and arterial system. It helps you to relax both physically and mentally.
TBF (bless his ginormous cotten socks) has come on board the vegetarian train this week on the 12wbt meal plan. Sometimes I just feel the need to get rid of meat & just eat shite loads of veges & legumes. Don't get me wrong. I am not going vego for ethical reasons. I LOVE MY MEAT!
So far the vego diet has been great with hardly anyside effects (pass the Glen-20 baby).
I must admit that I don't think the 12wbt recipes have enough veges in them so I go through them each week and add more. eg: I add grated carrot to the lentil loaf, if it's a stirfry I'll add even more veges. I've bumped up my fruit intake too. Yesterday I had some seedless red grapes. Yummo.
Luckily, TBF doesn't mind as he eats whatever he wants for lunch anyway.
I don't think he minds what he has for dinner as long as it is tasty & big.
I've also been walking for 1/2 an hour in the arvos along the waterfront. This is awesome as then I don't feel like a total lumpy blob not doing ANY movement. I just stroll along with the sea breeze in my face inhaling the stench of the rotting jellyfish on the beach. Mmmmmmm
Kidding.... it's really nice.
The other change I've made is with my coffee. I have restricted myself to ONE cup of full strength coffee first up in the morning and only ONE cup of decaf mid morning. Normally I would drink about 3-4 cups a day. Mid arvo I now have a Jarrah hot choc drink. If I feel like a hot drink at night I have a cup of Organic hot chocolate.
Surprisingly, this drop in caffeinne hasn't made me want to stab someone in the temple with my ball point pen! Incredible.
PS: I am really sorry but I've had to add onto my comments part that stupid word verification thingy. I have been getting craploads of spam. Bastards. I know it is a pain in the arse but I dont' want some dodgy brother hacker getting into my account and stealing my $120.27 cents in my account.
PPS: I have also noticed that I passed 20,000 views!! Bloody NORA! Thanks everyone for stopping by and reading my drivel. I hope that my blathering brings a smile to your dials!