Thursday, 28 January 2010

CARB CATASTROPHY WEEK

Well, what a week. Just as I get into the low-carb eating properly again... I get ill. A bad cold had me sleeping all day Monday and Tuesday, and I've been eating carbs like there's no tomorrow. Then today... a conference at work, complete with carb laden lunch. I am SO not expecting those scales to be kind tomorrow morning!

Nonetheless... I brush off the dirt and get back on the horse. Today I received my Zumba DVDs in the post - so I had to give it a go after the little rascal went to bed. Image below: Before Zumba... and... all Zumba'ed out:



Oh my. Don't ask why I though this was a good idea. I have two left feet and the coordination of a deaf bat. I must have looked like a scarecrow on speed!! Good job I was in my own home and not in public, because I couldn't even get half the moves right even in slow-mo! Mind you, it was fun. And the HR monitor told me my heartrate was in the optimum cardio zone for 95% of the entire hour the intro DVD took. So I conclude: not the best marks for STYLE, but full marks for effort, lol. I guess it can only get better! Plus - I felt gooooood afterwards!

Time for another progress photo too, I thought:



And, since I still get a lot of questions about WHAT I eat on a low carb diet, here are a couple of recent dinners. First up is pan fried cod fillet in a cream and curry sauce, served on cauliflower and broccoli gratin:



And next up is today's dinner - steak chili on mixed leaves, served with loads of grated cheese, soured cream and half an avocado:



Not half bad eh?

5 comments:

Joy said...

Gah, you making me hungry woman.

OK. Wow you look fab Missy! Zumba sounds fun, and mental! Hope you get back into your low carb groove and have a much better week =)

Joy said...

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Krista said...

You look fabulous! and that food looks amazing, I really love curry and cauliflower together. Mmm...

Kristen said...

Can you share the recipe for the curry cream sauce and the brocoli and cauliflower? Sounds so yummy.

Sero said...

I don't know if you still check these comments, but I know what you mean about Zumba! I've been to three classes and still can't grapevine to save my life, ha!