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Shedding extra kilos for summer - an author's journey

The best piece of writing advice I’ve heard is “Nobody asked me to do this”. The worst writing advice is “Make all your posts about your writing”. What a load of bollocks. I’m at my wit’s end trying to continually write about writing. I never started writing so I could write about writing. It’s quite liberating to throw off those shackles. I’d rather review movies, post photos of my renovations, and post about my boring life in general.

Summer is coming and I need to do something serious about shedding those few extra kilos I’ve put on over winter and from being sedentary while editing and writing and gorging on Netflix. So I’ll start recording my daily eating on my blog as a way of keeping track of my eating and exercise habits.

 
Day One

Monday Food

Breakfast:      Porridge with soy milk and 1 teaspoon golden syrup + black coffee

Snack:            Banana + black coffee

Lunch:           Lentil dhal with 4 microwaved poppadums
 
RECIPE FOR SIMPLE LENTIL DHAL

1 tin lentils

2 small celery stalks, finely chopped

½ small brown onion, finely chopped

1 tbsp. crushed garlic

1 tbsp. curry powder

Salt and pepper

1 cup water

 

Place ingredients in a saucepan and bring to boil. Cook on medium heat for a few minutes. Let cool.

Once cool, place in a blender for a few seconds.

Place dhal in an airtight container overnight – this will infuse all the flavours.

Heat and serve with poppadums you’ve cooked in the microwave for 30 seconds/

 

This recipe makes enough for 2 small lunches.

It’s a great recipe if you already like dahl. Give it a try but note that it’s not full of “wow” flavour, which is how I like my food, to be honest.

You can add more turmeric or garlic or onion or salt to the mixture.

Experiment with a range of herbs and spices, though I’d suggest letting it sit overnight first, as the mixture is quite bland straight off the stove.

 

Snack:            Lime cake (it's butter cake soaked with sweetened lime r juice)

Dinner:           Chili con carne burrito with no cheese

 

Monday Exercise  

Morning:        walked the dog for 50 minutes, including 20 minutes of beach walking

Lunch:           15 minute jog
 
 
Okay, Day One was easy, let's see how the rest of the week goes.

 

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