This Chick’s Week Six

It’s been a strange week. I ended up spending most of the first half of the week sleeping; one day I actually woke up at around 2pm, felt tired and annoyed, and went back to sleep at about 8pm, missing my workout for the day. I did do all of my other workouts though but they were pretty much the only productive thing I managed to do until Saturday, and I spent most of the week stressing about how little I was doing, despite all of my grand plans for the uni holidays. I think that exams took more out of me than I was expecting.

However, I do feel like I have really gotten my stride back over the last few days and Week Seven promises to be much more productive.

Also I still managed some big positives for Week Six:

  • I lost 1kg in the Wednesday weigh-in this week! This means that I have reached my halfway mark and then some, which seems like perfect timing. I now realise that I was probably a little bit too harsh on myself in Week Five.
  • I have worn my high-top Converse out twice without jeans covering my legs up and I felt like I was rocking it!
  • My Monday run.
  • We had dinner with my family early in the week and made the Meat and Vege Lasagne and everyone loved it! I did make two, and theirs had a little bit of extra pasta/cheese but I still thought it was a little win that everyone loved the flavours.
  • Hugh was away over the weekend and I did my first solo SSS!
  • I may have stopped halfway through said SSS when the song “Footloose” started playing and danced all around the lounge room. It was great.
  • Afterwards I had a bubble bath, and used a mud-mask for the first time. It was a strange feeling when it went all hard but the skin on my face is all nice now. Also I think it was good for me to have some alone time for a night.
  • We bought a couple of non-stick pans last week and oh my gosh! Cooking has never been so easy!
  • Hugh skipped breakfast one day and was starving by the afternoon, insisting that he wanted to have KFC. All good, he can do what he wants. He couldn’t even finish his burger he said that it was so greasy and yuck! Haha!
  • I realised that I’m proud of myself, like I know that I have worked hard for my body/health and I feel like I would happily take a compliment with a smile and a, “Thanks! I worked my butt off for this!”
  • I tagged along on a shopping trip with my mum and her friend, I wasn’t expecting to buy anything but then I found the cutest jumper:

1045174_10201400497755883_263967048_nThe Zebras have little fringes that actually move around!

In other news:

  • I remember that I was feeling so drained at the beginning of my workout on Thursday that I actually said to Hugh, “My body feels depressed.” It was tough to push through but I felt better afterwards, and I actually think that workout was the turning point for my week.
  • I’ve noticed that I’m swimming in my clothes a little bit, they still fit but they’re a bit baggy. This is a good thing but I don’t want to get too many new things yet!
  • I did exactly 1 minute and 30 seconds of the planking challenge and then promptly forgot that it existed. I haven’t really been focused on the challenges for the last couple of weeks; I would like to give the Week Seven one a good crack but we’ll see.

Favourite Meals

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Chicken Tikka Curry with Cauliflower Mash times one million! We added a bit of Cayenne Pepper to the sauce which gave it a really great kick but overall it was just an absolutely delicious dish. We literally licked our plates/spoons/wok clean… hey! We are two mature adults… and no one else was around! We have customised it into this week’s menu as well.

We gave the Apple Tart a try; it was a nice little dessert (that photographed really well!)

week6-5Due to my lack of preparation I was left to create Saturday dinner with a mixture of unused breakfast items. These scrambled eggs were absolutely gorgeous. I used the Scrambled Eggs with Asparagus and Garlic Mushrooms recipe but exchanged the ricotta with feta, and parsley with coriander. I also ditched the second piece of toast in favour of smoked salmon; we had used all of our mushrooms for the lasagne without even realising! It was delicious and I am looking forward to trying it again with the correct ingredients!

Finale Party

Earlier in the week we checked flight prices to Adelaide; they were cheaper than we were expecting so we decided that we were definitely going to be able to go, booking flights and accommodation. Surprise, surprise, the tickets came on sale days later! THEN… I found my outfit!! I was going to start looking for it much closer to the date of the finale but I found it when I was with my mum and her friend and yeah!! I love it. It was good too because I tried on the size 12 and it fit quite well but some bits here and there were a little bit too loose. I then tried on the 10, a much better fit but now tight in a couple of areas which means that there is room for me to lose the extra few kilos! Mostly off my little front pouch.

I’m nervous and excited but also need to remember that there is still a lot more work to do, we’re only halfway through!

Are you going to the finale? I’m really looking forward to catching up with some of my fellow bloggers. Please let me know if you will be there!

Week Seven stuff:

  • Giving the Weekly Challenge a good shot!
  • Picnic with Hugh, celebrating three years since “making it official”!!!
  • Driving to, and hanging out in, Sydney.
  • Completing all six workouts – even though we’re on the road all day Friday!
  • Finishing off and sending my Pen Pal package.
  • A bunch of other random things.

We’re taking Cupcake Quiches and corn thins with us on our roadtrip, can you think of anything else we should take?

Lastly, I have a request… some time this week put on “Footloose” and have a dance!

~ energyandEmily

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9 thoughts on “This Chick’s Week Six

  1. Sounds like you’ve had a good week. Sleep is important too so you obviously needed it!
    Unfortunately no finale for me as we are pretty poor, fingers crossed that my next round I’ll be in a better position for it 🙂

  2. Aaaah, the cutest jumper! Love it. Your legs look awesome in your jeans, too!!
    Well done on controlling exam time so that you pulled through and even had a massive loss! I think we’ve both probably been quite hard on ourselves, well we are usually perfect so… haha.
    Was there anyone who didn’t love the chicken tikka? I’m having the leftovers tonight, I’m actually excited 😀
    My sister and I are going on a picnic today and also taking cupcake quiches! I’ve got some roasted almonds, rice crackers (as in Sakata) and strawberries in there too.
    For you, I will put on Footloose! I might hoop along 😀

    • Thank you!! I actually put them on straight out of the dryer today with no fuss!!
      I was really happy with 1kg, I have been under for the last few weeks, but slow and steady and all that. We really mustn’t be so hard on ourselves, being perfect only 90% of the time is a pretty good effort 😛
      Yum! Were they good? We’ve just made ours tonight for tomorrow 🙂 excited! Also made the crustless cheesecakes for dessert!
      Yay! I was bouncing around, kicking and arms going everywhere, like in the movie (or so I like to think), so good!

  3. Sounds like a good week 6, lots of achievements, especially the jumper – cute! You might need it in Adelaide too!! Wow, finale, I’m still up in the air, and will probably not make it, but oh well.
    That apple tart looks great, I haven’t ventured into the dessert section, too afraid I won’t be able to stop myself once I start! For the road trip try some hummus with vegetable sticks. I found a low fat recipe on taste.com and it’s lovely!!
    Enjoy week 7, and hope you get all those workouts in! Enjoy Sydney too.

    • Thank you! I’m a bit worried about how cold it’s going to be! I don’t want to hide my hard-earned bod under a big coat but we shall see 🙂
      Some of the desserts are best to steer clear of just because they make lots of little portions (easy to want more). One good thing about the Apple Tart is that it is easy to tailor the recipe for number of serves, also I don’t think that it would keep very well in storage (no extra temptation). I’ve just had a look through the desserts again and I think that the Sweet Spiced Dip with Fruit would be nice as well. I would generally rather just have extra snacks during the day instead of dessert but it is good to have options.
      Mmm I love hummus! Great idea!
      I hope you have a good week! 🙂

  4. Love the jumper, that’s awesome!
    Glad you’ve got some good rest this week. When I read about your plans for your holiday I felt tired just reading about it!!! You obviously needed it.
    I really like the snack balls in the 12WBT recipes. They keep for ages in the fridge and I love dried fruit and nuts so they’re a great snack.
    Can’t wait to see your dress, although by then it will probably be swimming on you!
    You’re doing so well.

    • Thank you for all of your kind comments!! I think I definitely needed the sleep.
      Ooh, I haven’t tried those! I will have to give them a go soon, thanks!
      Also my outfit is a bit tight now so hopefully it will just behave and fit nicely 🙂

  5. Firstly I was going to say it sounded like you needed the sleep, so don’t be too hard on yourself. I’m a firm believer that we have a sleep bank, sometimes we make too many withdrawals, so we have to deposit as well.

    I wholeheartedly agree about Footloose, I just bound around like no ones business when that comes on. I remember I did a mean rendition at the Melbourne Finale in the middle of a big circle. Oh my gosh, I’m blushing just thinking of my boldness.

    Speaking about Finale parties, now I’m a bit shattered I won’t be there to meet you. I’ve decided it’s way too hard to get to Adelaide, I’d have to drive 3+ hours to Melbourne just to fly back over my house. Lousy excuse I know, but I have other priorities this year, a trip to Tassie and the US. The wallet will only stretch so far. So I will need to live vicariously through you, as I just know you’ll give a fabulous rundown on the blog. 😉

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