Wednesday, 19 September 2012

WIAW - Sharing and progress on September Goals

Howdy Doo! Before I share my meals for WIAW. I wanted to mention a few things...
  1. Thanks so much for the bundle of kind comments I have received on my new blog design. Yes, I did design it and update it myself (thank goodness I used to work as a web developer!) 
  2. Also thanks for all the compliments of my recent photography. I have been trying some new techniques and am loving the results!
Now for a big thanks to Jenn @ Peas and Crayons blog for hosting this awesome WIAW party :)

 Breakfast was pretty neat. As always I have my compulsory almond milk coffee. I had leftover steamed sugar snap beans from dinner the night before so I spread hummus on top of a grilled tortilla and then piled it with scrambled eggs (1 whole egg & 1/2 cup of egg whites), a dollop of salsa and my sugar snap beans. OMG delicious. I highly recommend you try this combo with any green veg in your kitchen.

Snackaroo 1 - I munched on a bag of chicken flavoured popcorn whilst at my work desk today. So tasty and just tides me over from breakfast to lunch.

Lunch was my new staple salad. I am so glad I finally tried combining fruit with salad ingredients. I love the sweet crunchiness of the pear with the saltiness of the feta. Absolutely perfect!

Snackaroo 2 was a green apple I sliced with a serving of chocolate P2B (obviously unpictured). This is a really simple and yummy snack.

Dinner was quick and simple. I grilled some steaks, steamed broccoli and made some Sweet Potato Mash (healthify by using Philly Light Cream for Cooking & Chicken Stock instead of milk & butter) I also pan fried an onion, 2 small red capsicum and a handful of sliced mushroom which goes really well with steak.

Dessert over the last few days has been warm creamy chocolate protein oats which I have topped with a small sliced banana and sprinkled with a little cinnamon.

So how am I going with the goals I set myself at the start of the month... 

  • Continue eating nourishing, filling and healthy foods focusing on veggies, protein and fibre rich foods.
    Success but I did have takeout 1 night this week but I really try not to worry over 1 indulgent (or naughty) meal. I find once I start forbidding foods I want my subconscious goes out of it's way to break the rules :)
  • Doing strength workouts five times a week but also keeping in mind not to over push my body!
    Yup I did 5 again this week and mixed a bit of cardio in for 3 of these days... However I am feeling a bit 'bad' achy over the last few days so I am trying to take it a bit easy until my body has recovered.
  • Park 15-20 minutes away from my workplace and walk to and from work at least four days a week
    Yup I have been doing this. I really enjoy the quick walk to and from work - I pop my earphones in and listen to my 'Game of Thrones' Audiobook <--- AMAZING NOVELS
  • I want to organise my flowers, entertainment, boys suits and cake for the wedding by the end of this month!
    I have ordered my flowers! Josh has organised his grooms fittings for the end of next month and I have done nothing about organising the cake yet - 1 more week!
  • Buy the boy's wedding band :)
    Not yet....
I also wanted to share some pics of my little fam (the boy, Milly and I) We were mucking around one afternoon and the light was perfect! I feel like I don't share enough personal pictures so here you go!

PS... How freakin' adorable does Josh look in this pic? Nawwww....


  1. Your pictures look amazing! Your eats look delicious as well. I can't take my eyes off of the lunch salad, it looks mouthwatering...great combo! Happy WIAW!

  2. Ok, firstly, gorgeous pics of you and Josh. Seriously, you are really good at this photography thing. Secondly, you can't go past popcorn, pear and chicken salads or any kind of Philly cheese. I live for that stuff. Hope you're having a fabulous week :) x

  3. I love your photography! And those oatmeal looks yumyum! And nice to see that other people like to list their goals - I am a total freak for that :D

  4. Oh my goodness, you just have the cutest blog! I love your September goals, and I will definitely be keeping up with them as a new follower :)

  5. I absolutely love your blog! It's so cute!! Your pictures are just amazing! AND DON'T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON THE FOOD. =P~

    I'll be sure to keep up with your blog. :D


  6. That salad looks killer! I love adding fruit to my lettuce :)

    Thanks for sharing. Happy WIAW...

  7. Wish I ate as healthily as you did! x

  8. All of your treats look amazing. I love cooking healthy!

  9. Love those pictures at the end. And I've been eating a lot of salads and pears lately, but never TOGETHER. That will be changing soon.

  10. Not only does the food look amazing, but your photography makes it look even more incredible. I LOVE LOVE. Also, I love the goals you're setting about being healthy. Great ideas :)

  11. Love your blog! & many thanks for the comment on my
    mrs. S

  12. That breakfast tortilla looks so yummy! I'm going to try to make that tomorrow morning. I make that same oatmeal thing but I use peanut butter instead of chocolate because I love peanut butter!

    By the way thanks for checking out my blog I really liked your's so I followed you!

    My blog:

  13. You have such gorgeous pictures girl, and the most delicious sounding meals! <3

  14. I love the picture of 'your little family' - so cute :)
    The pictures on your blog look great as always! And I can't wait to make protein bars, muffins and pancakes ;) I'm out of protein powder, but new supply is coming tomorrow! Happy WIAW, Leanne @

  15. Yummyyyy!!


  16. Thanks for visiting my blog and being my newest follower! Your blog is making me so hungry!! haha.
    I am your newest follower! I think I want to eat like you now! :)

  17. The photography on your post is awesome - did you use a filter? I may have to try the almond milk coffee!

  18. I've never had snap peas for breakfast, but it definitely looks tasty piled on top of that tortilla! It's something to keep in mind for the future, that's for sure. I do love vegetables, and I should try to think of other ways to incorporate them into my meals.

  19. your little family is totally adorable! and that breakfast tortilla looks SO yummy

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails // current giveaway

  20. This is such a cute blog! And I love the topic of this post. It is a struggle every second of the day to try to keep the goal of eating healthy (it's amazing how many thoughts of food a person can have in a day! Or is that just me??). I've been trying to get rid of the last bit of baby weight and it is a struggle. But I love the feeling of being in control and not having that piece of chocolate cake every day even though I really want it. Keep going, you can do it!


    swaney e

  21. What a lovely blog! Following you on GFC.

    come visit me


  22. So... everything looks freaking yummy! I can never come up with 'new' ideas for meals... its always the same stuff over and over or eating out.

    But what is P2B?

  23. Your diet still looks delicious and nutritious! Keep it up!! <3


  24. everything looks so tasty, your blog makes me sooo hungry hahah! <3


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