Kia ora koutou!
It’s been a while since my last blog post. This is my first of the year, in fact! So to sum up my weight loss journey since Christmas here is a very quick recap in a handful of words and emojis:
Christmas! Woo!! 🍰🍫🍷🍷🍷
New Years! Woo!! 🍷🍷🍷🍦
Put on 3kgs 😯😐😢
Stressful summer job – lose additional 3kgs! 😀😁😂
Back to work. Hello routine! 🙋
Drop another 2kgs. 😀😆😊
Total weight loss to date: 12kgs 👍
There we go. Now you’re all updated. You’re welcome. I know you’ve been stressing about it, pulling your hair out and screaming “WHEN will Jordan update me on her fat ass?! WHEN!? For the love of God, WHEN!?” Well now I have, so calm down. Jeez.
Part 1: The pros and cons of our selfie obsessed generation…
Being a high school teacher I see a lot of selfies being taken. Like, a lot. It really annoys me right down to my core. I can’t imagine how you can fully live your life when you spend half of it looking at yourself through a screen. In saying that, I must admit I am a Snapchat addict myself and have been guilty of taking the odd filtered selfie or two.
Howevery, I’ve recently been contemplating the power (both negative and positive) of photographs. I’m the kind of girl that looks at a photo of myself and can immediately list the top five things I hate about my appearance in said photo. A bad photo can have my self-esteem plummeting. That bitchy little voice inside my head starts getting all up in my business with self-hate comments such as “Ew, this is how the rest of the world sees you! Lucky you’ve got a brain in your head and a half decent sense of humor because, girl, look at those chins!”.
In fact, it was this photo that was a trigger in me starting this weight loss journey in the first place:
I really, really hated this photo. Which is ridiculous because it was taken on a hens weekend where I had the most amazing time. I was surrounded by good friends, drank far too much wine and even went out on the town and felt rather sexy (probably due to aforementioned wine).
But now, I LOVE looking at this photo! I keep a copy of it on my phone so when I’m feeling down about myself I can look at it and tell that bitchy voice inside my head “Look! Look at how well I’ve done!”
And then she’ll say “Yes, yes you have!” #selflove
Part 2: Recipe for Summer Vegetable Frittatas (Makes 8)
School is back in full swing which means food prep is a must!
Tonight I made these gorgeous little vegetable frittatas which are gluten free, sugar free, carb free and almost* paleo.
*cheese isn’t strictly paleo – but I put cheese in everything, so…
- 5 eggs
- 1 courgette, grated
- 1 cup of chopped cherry tomatoe
- Handful of silverbeet, finely chopped
- 1/2 a capsicum, finely chopped
- 100g of ham or bacon, finely chopped
- 1 cup of grated cheese
- 1 tbs of chilli flakes or powder
- Salt and pepper
- Pre-heat oven to 170°C.
- Whisk eggs with a fork and add chilli, salt and pepper.
- Add veges and your chosen meat.
- Mix well.
- Spoon into a greased muffin tray (I use a silicone one, which doesn’t require greasing!)
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Let stand for five minutes before removing from muffin tray.
- Enjoy straight away or freeze for later!
As always, thanks for reading and please feel free to leave a comment – especially if you try out my recipe! I love seeing people put their own spin onto them!
Ka kite ano! xxx