Monthly Archives: September 2012

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First time mum Day 1 on Jenny Craig

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Okay, I almost did it. I almost followed my Jenny Craig’s tailored menu to a T. I had the breakfast, lunch, the three snacks, but then when it comes to dinner time I had my home cooked sweet and sour chicken with my hubby instead. Other “unplanned” food I had was a cookie and an extra helping of fruit and yogurt. To me, that is still a healthy day compared to my normal day when I could be eating pastry and chocolate for lunch! Well, I shall ask whether this is okay when I speak to one of Jenny Craig’s consultant next week.

I have to say day 1 Jenny Craig did not feel like being on diet at all. The prescribed menu made me less likely to snack on unhealthy food because I looked forward to what I will be eating next.

Last night, I had my favourite Bara Chirashi (cold sushi rice and sashimi) and spider maki for dinner before commencing on Jenny Craig. Eating out of course, I did not make such nice feast on my own. 😉

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Jenny Craig for first time mum

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Hooray, the Jenny Craig food hamper arrived today. There are so much food I am starting to feel like I am not going to be on a diet at all. I have to keep reminding myself this has to last 28 days. Anyway, even for 28 days, isn’t that still a plenty of food? Other than the impeccably packed breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack, the hamper also includes a half cup spoon to make sure you have enough of your veg and a Jenny Craig guide folder. Of course, that’s shopping done for a month too!

I am thinking who wants to have meal replacement protein shake when you can have all that yummy food? Real food like tuna pasta salad, beef casserole, chicken and potato and loads more! Oh, and I forgot to mention first thing that caught my eye was the chocolate cereal bar and it tasted heavenly (yup, I ate it and surprisingly filling as well, is this just in my mind?)!

Mission Impossible?

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We all know how hard it is to shed post baby weight. Celebrity mums like Gwyneth Paltrow, Natalie Portman and Victoria Beckham pictured above have done it by putting in a lot of effort – exercise and diet.

We all know the energy in and energy out principle, but actually doing it is a total different matter.

I had my baby five months ago and I know better to not assume my post baby weight is going to drop off automatically. A month ago, I posted Post Natal Figure to join the Jenny Craig win a bike competition and was contacted a few days ago that I have won their third prize which entitles me to a 28 days trial with Jenny Craig weight loss programme.

I am looking forward to find out whether getting professional help from Jenny Craig will help me shed my post baby weight. (Personally, I do not think I could help eating less, but I shall see.)

I need My Organized Chaos

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Click here for My Organized Chaos link.

You can enter their competition to win an e-course to help organise chaos you have at home.

We just had a baby and this has added extra things like buggy, baby cot, baby gym,baby walker, baby clothes and toys to our already disorganised house. Me and my husband have even considered having an extension to our house to help with the storage problem we have at home. Little did I know there is actually an e-course to help solve our nightmare and what more a chance to WIN it!

This is a book I recently borrowed from the library before discovering about this competition. I had flip through it but I have not been inspired to improve my current disorganised chaos situation.

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I am allowed to upload upto three photos to show them why I should win the 6 weeks e-course worth $249 and these are my photos:

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This one is by far my worst nightmare in our house. Our baby clothes has been there in several paper bags on the floor since the day we come home from the hospital 21 weeks ago! As his clothe size changes month by month, I find it difficult to tidy, so I ended up just put those one he can wear out and those one he could not wear anymore or could not wear yet in other bags or boxes out of reach.

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This is a panoramic view of my second nightmare, the kitchen where we spend a lot of time in. Things are splayed all over the table surfaces. I just cannot seem to keep it cleared with only the toaster and kettle in view like how other kitchen looked. This picture certainly put me up for shame as I aspire to be a perfect housewife.

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Last, but does not mean my least chaotic place is our front entrance. How I wish I could get rid of the shoe rack to make our house more welcoming. At the moment I cannot even push the baby pram into the house. I have to stand outside in the cold to dissemble the pram before squeaking into the house. The collage is just so you could see my cloak room and storage room is filled with boxes and old luggages so I could not shift the shoe rack out of sight. We have gone as far as storing our bike in the toilet! As well as the pram next to our dining table. Help! We really need a miracle.

Thank you for reading and hope you are not too shocked. 😉

Speedy Friday Supper

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Sometimes, a speedy dinner is just perfect for Friday night especially if you have to visit friends in the evening. These are the easy steps to prepare the dinner:

1) Cook rice by following instruction on the pack.
2) Whack the breaded fish (from the frozen section in the supermarket) into the oven.
3) Mixed together boiled fine beans, fried chirozo, rocket salad and season with some salt, pepper, olive oil and oregano.
4) Dive in!

Much as I like to stop at a pretty healthy supper like that, I actually had a list of snack afterwards – I started with a square of dark chocolate, some grapes and finished off with a piece of buttered toast. Of course, when I reached our friend’s house, I gulp done a tumble of juice, cookies and Victoria sponge cake as I was too polite to reject, or well, the sweets were too difficult to resist… :-S

More on weaning

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I have introduced several different types of food to my 20 weeks old baby boy like puréed fruit and baby biscuit.

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I broke the farley’s rusks biscuit into half and let my baby hold it in his mouth. Since he is teething at the moment, he likes to bite onto his toys so the biscuit is perfect as his saliva soften the biscuit edge and he swallow the little moist crumbles. However, do supervise your baby at all times when they are eating because they might choke on a big crump of biscuit.

I also mashed the remaining biscuit and mixed them with his leftover milk. He loves it mixed with banana purée too.