Food Journal Week 1

Thursday, January 20, 2011

As promised my weekly weigh in....71kg exactly so that's a 1.4kg loss, I'm absolutely stoked with that, I'm aware I won't have losses like that every week, probably more like 1kg or less but the first week is always more.  Soo I've typed out my food journal for you also, you will see how much I love bacon and I love dark chocolate and I can still eat it and lose :)

Friday 14th January 2011 Start weight 72.4
1:15pm Pork rack - 2 med sized loins with crackling, cream + stock reduction, 2 almond crackers, 1 pc of 85% Lindt and 1 30gm Macadamia dark chocolate (70%) bar
4pm Decaf Flat White w 1tsp sugar
7:30pm Out to dinner: 3 egg Omelet filled mushrooms, tomato, onion, bacon and cheese with a small salad on the side.
9pm Decaf Flat White w 1tsp sugar and 1 pc of 85% Lindt

Saturday 15th January 2011
8:20am 2 poached eggs, 5 strips streaky bacon with homemade hollandaise
11:15am Decaf Flat White w 1tsp sugar, 1 pc 85% Lindt
2pm Homemade Guacamole with 1 large avocado, cherry tomatoes, fresh coriander, lemon juice, salt and hot sauce, thin almond crackers as my "chips" approx 10 of them.  2 pcs 85% Lindt
5pm 2 small Decaf Flat Whites w 1tsp sugar in each
8pm Thai for dinner: 2 stuffed chicken wings, stuffed with pork mince and herbs and deep fried (no breading), Satay Chicken with tons of veggies and cashews, Thai green chicken curry.  2 pcs 85% Lindt

Sunday 16th January 2011
1:13pm  2 slices of Coconut Bread topped with butter and almond butter, 2 pcs 85% Lindt
2pm Decaf Flat White w 1tsp sugar, 2 pcs 70% chocolate

Monday 17th January 2011
12:45pm 1 slice of Coconut bread made into French toast topped with Creamy mushrooms and 2 large pieces of grilled middle bacon (see photo) 1 almond cracker and 1 pc 85% Lindt
6:45pm Pork rack - 2 med sized loins with crackling with cream + stock reduction, roast pumpkin, silverbeet and broccoli, 1 pc 85% Lindt

Tuesday 18th January 2011
8:45am 2 Poached eggs, 2 large pieces of grilled middle bacon, 1 pc of fried in butter Coconut bread with almond butter
5:50pm 2 pieces of Meatza topped with cream cheese, sun dried tomato and tomato paste, cherry tomatoes, bacon, pepperoni, pineapple, mozzarella and Parmesan, 1 pc 85% Lindt

Wednesday 19th January 2011
1:30pm 3 Large pieces of grilled middle bacon topped with 3 large slices of mozzarella cheese and herb salt, 1 almond cracker, 1 pc 85% Lindt
7:30pm Large Chicken Salad, chicken coated in Tuscan seasoning and fried in butter, salad - Spinach greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, half an avocado, fresh coriander, basil feta with yum yum mayo, 1 pc 85% Lindt

Thursday 20th January 2011
11:30am 3 Large pieces of grilled middle bacon, 5 Parmesan crisps, 10 pistachio's.
5:45pm Roast Chicken with stock + cream reduction, roast parsnip, carrot and pumpkin, broccoli, zucchini, green beans with cashew nuts sauteed in butter. 1/2 piece 85% Lindt
30min walk.

Friday 21st January 2011 Weigh in 71kg


  1. Thank you so much for sharing your weekly meals and progress. Please keep it coming. I find you such an inspiration and always look for your RSS feeds. May I ask how you do your cheese sauce that I've seen you put on broccoli (I can't seem to find it on the blog unless I'm blind) without flour? Ann from Oz.

  2. Hi Michelle
    I am also very grateful that you are sharing your food journal as a fellow New Zealander just starting out on this lifestyle I need all the info I can get. Can you please tell me the brand of stock that you use to make your reductions?

  3. Thank you so much for posting your food journal. It is helping me to read it. I must confess I am a little frustrated since you seem to be able to eat so much more than I can and still lose weight. My weight loss is totally stalled for some reason. Anyway, enough of my complaining, thanks again for sharing all of this information with us!!!

  4. Hey Ann, your welcome! I make cheese sauce with cream and let it boil to reduction but not too thick then add whatever cheese I want, no need for flour but it is rich and you don't need much :)

    Hey fellow NZ'r! so great that you are following primal :) I buy the Essential Cuisine beef stock, 1 packet is around $4 so I use half of that stock and top it up with cream and a bit of tamari for extra flavour and just reduce, again it's so rich you don't need loads :)

    Hey Dollyfinn, no problem I'm glad you find it helpful :) No doubt your stalled weight will start coming off! I'm always careful with my portion sizes and as you'll see it was only one day that I ate 3 meals otherwise it's most common I have two or even one depending on my hunger levels.

  5. HI Michele!
    Nice to see you posting again! I love the new format too!
    I will be visiting and am happy for your awesome progress.
    M x

  6. Thanks for stopping by Marianne, nice to see your still following my progress as you have been there almost from the start which is very cool :) x

  7. Thanks for posting your food journal:)I also always make room for chocolate!!

  8. Hey trixie, your welcome! yes chocolate will always be on my menu and the darker the better :)

  9. Hi Michelle. I have once spoken to you on the Ashy Bines forum and although this information is very useful I was hoping you could tell me what you had when you were strict dieting?
    As I said on the forum you are such an inspiration to myself and all of the other girls on Ashy Bines so keep up the great work and I hope to hear back from you soon.
    Em xx

    1. Hey Em! Nice you have stopped by :) Here's a link to just over a week of what I would have called my weight loss eats: Just remember this isn't the same as Ashy's plan, hers is fine and nothing wrong with it but I concentrate more on higher fat and lower carbs because I feel better with that combo. Hope this helps x


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