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Day 96 – Cruise (PP)


Thanks so much to everyone for their congratulations on me achieving my mini goal. Normally I would reply to everyone individually, but tonight this is going to have to suffice as I am so ridiculously busy with my work and night school.

I couldn’t believe the scales this morning! They said 80.5 already šŸ˜› I think I will have a good loss on Saturday (my Stats day).

I really enjoyed a second day of veggies today (I can’t get too used to it, not until consolidation anyway…which isn’t sounding too far away!)

Here’s what I ate today:

Breakfast: Oat Bran Porridge (tomorrow I will cook it for less time in the microwave to have it a runnier consistency)

Snack: 1/2 tub Onion & Chive Cottage Cheese and tub of Yoplait ForMe Cheesecake flavoured Yoghurt (I am yet to find the apple pie flavoured ones I have heard about….hmmm….apple pie….stop that Lauren!)

Lunch: Left over Beef Bolognese with 1 tbsp Extra Light Philadelphia Cream Cheese

Snack: 1 Babybel Light and about 5 small pieces of Beef Jerky

Dinner: At Taco Bills (Yay no cooking!) I had a Fajita Salad. Which was Spiced Beef and Chicken (tasting very similar to the recipe Charlotte!) served over mixed lettuce leaves, some cherry tomatoes, red onion & capsicum. Unfortunately I forgot to ask for no dressing! It didn’t mention it on the menu and I just assumed there wouldn’t be any…silly me. It had some kind of Balsamic/Oil Concoction poured over it, and for the most part it wasn’t too bad. I left the last 1/3 of the lettuce though as it was getting quite oily. I haven’t really eaten much oil since starting the diet, so I wasn’t too happy about eating it tonight, but other than that, the dish looked great and I didn’t feel like I was eating any differently from other people.

Drinks: 2L Water & Coke Zero

Exercise: 10 minute walk at recess šŸ™‚


SW: 99Ā Ā Ā  CW: 80.5 šŸ˜€


Mexican MinceĀ Recipe


Previously, we would have a lot of Mexican style foods for dinner, with tons of cheese and sour cream šŸ˜¦ This recipe gives you the flavours of Mexican with so much less fat!

Mexican Mince Recipe

Suitable for Attack Phase

Makes 2 generous serves

Olive Oil Spray
500g Premium Beef Mince
1/2 Onion
1 clove Garlic
1/2 tsp Paprika
1/2 tsp Chilli Powder
1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1/2 tsp Ground Cumin
Freshly cracked Black Pepper
1/3 cup Water
Natural Yoghurt

1. Finely dice Onion and Garlic.

2.Ā Spay a non-stick fry pan with the Oil for 1 second. Gently wipe it with paper towel to remove excess oil.

3. Gently cook Onions and Garlic until soft.

4. Add Beef Mince and brown.

5. Once Mince is browned, add in Spices and Water. Allow to cook, stirring frequently, until the water is almost absorbed. It’s a good idea to taste the dish here, you might find you want to add more spices.

6. Serve with a dollop of Natural Yoghurt.

  • Up until now I have used the garlic that comes in a jar, which you keep in the fridge….until I looked at the salt and sugar content šŸ˜¦ After using fresh garlic in this recipe the jar stuff does not compare to the real thing! I’ll never go back.
  • I am going to re-make this recipe when I have a Protein-Vegetables day and serve with capsicums and fresh tomatoes. This could easily be the filling for regular tacos for the rest of your family.