Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Chicken and Vegies in Oyster Sauce

Chicken and Vegies in Oyster Sauce

Serves 4
185 cals per serve
Suitable to freeze

400g Lean Chicken Breast (440 cal)
5 medium Carrots (100 cal)
1 large Green Capsicum (40 cal)
1 large Red Capsicum (40 Cal)
2 - 3 tblsp Oyster Sauce (70 cal)
Oil spray (40 cal)

  1. Dice chicken and lightly brown in a wok with oil spray.
  2. Remove from wok.
  3. Slice carrots and dice capsicums. 
  4. Stir fry in wok until almost cooked to your liking.
  5. Add chicken and oyster sauce to wok and stir fry for up to 5 mins until all cooked.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Indoor Rock Climbing

Wow what a morning!  The 12WBT Vic Crew Facebook Group were invited to attend an indoor rockclimbing activity.

I woke up totally nervous but so excited.  I have been rock climbing once and it was really a sorry excuse for climbing as I was terrible and didn't get far off the ground.  Today was going to be different.  I am 48 kilos lighter and determined to succeed!

My buddy, Marianne, and I were both new to climbing and ready to conquer those walls!  Thanks to Kelly for doing such a great job organising this activity that was thoroughly enjoyed by all.  I will definitely do it again and again :)

Here's a short video of one of my climbs,  Splash's Climb!
followed by some pics :)

Splash's Pancake Treat

As a meal:
Have 3 pancakes each with toppings
Serves 2
335 cals per serve

As a snack :
Host afternoon tea with friends
Have 1 pancake each with toppings
Serves 6
111 cals per serve

1 egg (80cal)
1/2 cup wholemeal self raising Flour (250cal)
Approximately 3/4 cup no fat milk (65cal)
Oil spray (40cal)
200g Yoplait ForMe Strawbeery Yoghurt (80cals)
8 slices of tinned peaches (80 cals)
1 tablespoon Mayple Syrup (75cal)

1. Whisk egg, milk and flour all together.  Alter amount of milk to get the pancake consistency you like.
2. Spray frying pan with oil spray and place on medium heat.
3. Cook 6 x 10-12cm pancakes
4. Serve 3 in each plate for a meal.
5. Divide the yoghurt, peaches and mayple syrup between the two plates on top of the pancakes.
6. Squee!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Tuna and Corn Frittatas

Splash's Tuna and Corn Mini Frittatas

Makes 12
65 cals each

1 x 300g can Corn
1 x 90g tin Sirena Tuna (or your favourite tuna)
4 eggs
Cold water
You choice of herbs/spices

Divide 1 can corn into 12 muffin tin
Divide 1 small tin tuna into 12 muffin tin
Sprinkle some herbs/spices into 12 muffin tin
Beat 4 eggs in a measuring jug
Add water to make 500ml of egg/water liquid in total
Pour egg/water evenly between 12 muffin tin

Bake in a 200 degree oven for 15 to 20 mins until puffed up a bit and a little golden brown
Cool then remove from tin
I use silicon tins as they don't stick

Snack - have 2 (130 cals)
Light Meal - have 3 (185 cals) with a garden salad

Suitable to freeze

R1 2012 PST6

I orginally did this in Preseason Round 2 2011 and I am very pleased to say my kitchen has stayed full of nutritious food.

I cut out labels from packaging and stick them to my pantry containers for quick reference.  And I do a cook up for the freezer every couple of weekends so i am never short of quick healthy meals or tempted to order take away fast food.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Round 1 2012 Preseason Week 4

Good morning everyone!!!
I am VERY HAPPY to report that this morning I weighed in at:
26.8% body fat

I have managed to stay around 62kg (+/- 1kg) for about 3 months now and I am very pleased about it. I managed to do this with almost no training (I have only done about 10 light half-hour training sessions in the last 4 months). My goal is to hover between 62 and 65kg for life but I'm under that and my body likes it here at the moment.

I have managed not to turn to emotional eating while dealing with the effects of Myelitis (extreme fatigue and other effects). I really thank 12WBT for this. The strong mind that I developed during the program last year has filtered to all aspects of my life, not just weight loss. I am a much more positive person now and always focus on the positives to get me through difficult situations. Even my specialist is very surprised and pleased with how well I am coping. Apparently most people with Myelitis also then suffer from depression but not me! :)

Next week I am changing to weighing in on my lovely Tantia scales that I won in Round 3 2011 so there may be a bit of a difference in my weight due to the different scales.

All the best for Round 1 2012 - if you do exactly what Michelle Bridges says you will get results :)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


I am very happy to report that I did my kitchen clean out in preseason Round 2 2011 and haven't needed to do it again since then. Only nutritious and low calorie foods can be found at my place.

I cut out the nutrition labels from packaging and stick them to my pantry containers for easy reference. It is especially handy when I buy a new cereal so I don't forget the serving size and calories.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

R1 2012 PST 5

My Commitment is to continue living the 12WBT lifestyle regardless of what excuses or road blocks life throws my way.

R1 PST 4

  • I will follow the Lean and Strong program as best I can
  • I will be training at TRAC ( on Technogym equipment
  • I will use my red Polar FT7 HRM
  • I will listen to the playlists on my iPhone 4S
  • I will wear my runners fitted by The Athlete's Foot
  • I will wear my Adidas training gear (as I did in 2011) so i look like Michelle Bridges!!!  LOL  And this year I have a couple of Lorna Jane singlets i have added to my workout collection.

R1 2012 PST 3

Ultimate overlying Goal
Manage my illness without going back to my old ways or giving up

1 to 3 month Goals
1. Maintain a size 10 to 12 figure / maintain a weight of 62 to 65 kilos.
2. Not use my illness as an excuse to go back to my old ways.
3. Improve strength or run 7km non-stop again

1a. Not use my illness as an excuse not to exercise.
1b.  Planarama every night and assess in the morning whether i am physically able to train and make an educated decision.
1c.  Control my controllable - Limit food intake to 1400 calories of nutritious food per day, as that is in my control.
2a.  Keep a strong mind.
2b.  Focus on the positives and what i can do rather than what i can't do.
2c.  Stay accountable to others through my blog and Facebook page
3a.  Begin following Lean and Strong program and see if my body is capable of it.
3b.  If not able to follow Leana nd Strong, swap to 10km Training Program.
3c.  Book into a fun run at the end fo the 12 weeks.

6 month Goals
1. 5 minute plank
2. 5 minute wall sit

1a. Implement plank training plan
2a. Implement wall sit training plan

12 month Goals
1. Have 22% body fat (27% as of 1 Feb 2012)
2.  Improve muscle tone in arms so no flabby bits hanging (I achieved this in October 2011 but no training for 4 months has seen my flabby fits return).
3. 50 push ups on toes
4. 10 minute wall sit

1a & 2a. Follow Lean and Strong program
3a. 50 push ups 3 times per week, as many as possible on toes then remainder on knees

4a. Implement wall sit training plan