Thursday, July 8, 2010

Anyone out there????

I know, I know..... I've been AWOL, not sure how many of my gorgeous bloggers are still around. Leave of absence began with a huge workload, then computer virus that would shut down everytime I entered Blogland. Call to the computer tech and his visit today has been another holiday chore successfully accomplished! Yay, I'm back!
I went away last week to Northern NSW to visit my Mum and Dad. A visit filled with love and lots of food. All the strategies we talk about at WW were called upon. However at the end of the day, you want happy memories of time spent with family, not for them to feel stressed by constant focus upon MY food choices. Resulting in my first 1kg gain since getting to goal. All's good though, a week of Fast Start and am so focussed and have lost that kg. In fact I'm motivated to getting to my personal goal, another 4 kgs. I am at WW goal and in my healthy BMI, however want to have a bit more wiggle room for special events etc. I have been focussing upon learning maintance as it was an important skill I didn't learn the first time I reached goal.
I love the Fast Start program in week 1 of the Satisfaction program. The recipes are so good. I realise my portion sizes have been gradually become bigger and I have started to include more snacks. All healthy, however all points add up. Its good after doing a program for awhile to reassess and look back through program material and become remotivated. Always feel so good when eating wholefoods and exercising.
I clocked up 77,000 steps one day while away walking around Robina Shopping Centre on the Gold Coast. This is way  retail therapy should be. OMG this centre is so beautiful, I had a ball. I love being a size 10/12 and being spoilt for choice.
Anyway my lovelies, have to share a delicious muffin recipe from July 2010 WW mag. Thiese are so good. The original recipe is 3 points, however by Baking in mini muffin tins only 1.5. I love these muffins for brekky on really busy mornings as a change from my porridge.(I'm the porridge queen). They freeze and zap in the microwave perfectly. Are great also for afternoon snack to tide you over until dinner.
Apricot spice muffins
3/4 cup SR Flour
3/4 cup wholemeal plain flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
3 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup soft brown sugar
2 tbs pepitas
1 tbs sesame seeds
2 tbs sunflower seeds
1/2 cup dried apricots, thinly sliced
1 x 250g WW sour cream
1/2 skim milk
1 egg
1 tbs rolled oats
1 tbs soft brown sugar, extra

1. Preheat oven 180 degress. Lightly spray a 24 mini muffin pan.
2.Combine flours, baking powder, 2 tsp cinnamon in a large bowl.
3.Add sugar, sesame seeds, pepitas, sunflower seeds and apricots.
4. In another bowl, whisk sour cream, milk and egg with a fork. Add to flour mixture and stir until just combined. Then spoon into prepared tin.
5. Combine oats, extra sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over muffins.
6. Bake for 20 mins or until golden and cooked through.
Serve warm.


  1. I'm here! And ever so pleased you're back! I've missed you and come back here every week or so to see if you're back... and today you are! Yay!

    Hugs for you!

  2. Somehow I knew it would be you Linda! Just read FB, mmmm Monday... is something significant happening?lol We have a PFD, I have to run a moderation so will hit the ground running.Have subbed heaps of meetings over holidays, but doesn't feel like working. So exciting, have had a couple of members reach lifetime the last couple of weeks.

  3. I'll challenge you as Porridge Queen - I love to have a bowl at lunch!
    Good to see that you are back on air.

  4. I have thought about porridge at lunch Christina, but haven't surcombed I must admit. I read the kids a book about Goldilocks opening a Porridge Cafe where all she sold was porridge.I challenged myself to a fortnight of porridge with different flavours/fruit and it was delicious. I'm eating my brekky porridge as we speak. I had years of avoiding porridge thinking it made you fat! No its what you add to the porridge that makes you fat. Oh wasted years to make up for. lol

  5. Good to see you back Leanne. I too am a porridge girl. I've recently been pimping mine up in the mornings with a couple of spoonfuls of passionfruit probiotic yoghurt. Delicious creamy and good for you!

  6. Hi Leanne, thanks for commenting on my blog!!! what a total inspiration you are. I thought I was doing least there are a few of us out there in reality land that have to keep revisiting the lessons learned and reminding us not to let it all get out of control. I learn't alot from Gae and youself along my journey so far. I let things slide when I feel good and then wish I hadn't. I'm trying my hardest to make the next 10kg lost without hiccups...but I won't be sad if I hiccup..cause I'm human. Take care...and enjoy the shopping..OMG..i need to go there!!!! I love shopping wayyyy to much!!!
    Talk soon

  7. I follow the Scottish way of eating porridge - must be in the genes - just salt and milk. As a child whenever it was my turn to choose what we would have for dinner, it was always porridge or tomato soup! My brothers hated it!