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No Lamingtons for Me

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I have to say that I am loving the 10 Things I Want More idea. I got out my list this morning because of the 24 lamingtons sitting in my kitchen. I mean who doesn't want a soft and fluffy vanilla sponge covered in a chocolate syrup and doused with coconut?? They are so yummy and I was about to eat 1 (or 2 or 3) when I remembered my list.

I grabbed my list (which I have laminated - very sad, I know), grabbed my whiteboard marker and before I knew it, I had 10 things listed that I wanted more than a lamington. I couldn't believe how easy it was for me to think of 10 things. I honestly thought I would have trouble finding 10 reasons not to eat the lamington. This just means more lamingtons for my husband, he's the one that actually got them.

I hate him coming to the supermarket with me. We always spend at least an extra $50 on things that he wants. It's not that I don't like salt and vinegar chips, party mix lollies, lamingtons, choc wedge ice-creams, Arnotts iced biscuits and so on, but I don't buy these things when I go shopping because I don't need the extra temptation in the house, but thanks to my list, I think I may have beaten the temptation monster :

The Temptation Monster - he's in my kitchen

The list was easy and I feel really satisfied with myself, which is much better than the feelings of self-loathing I get when I give in and eat things - like lamingtons or donuts. I must also remember - A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips.

Who would have thought that I would be happy not eating a lamington? Certainly not me!

*Tiny Triumph*

My list looked like this :
  1. Get to my goal weight
  2. Wear my Mr Men underpants (I put a pair on and the seam ripped down one side - ooops)
  3. Reduce my body fat
  4. Reduce my cellulite (sorry, what? Who said that? I don't have cellulite)
  5. Be truly happy
  6. Drop another dress size
  7. New Shoes - I need new feet first
  8. Look nice
  9. Feel good about myself
  10. Make peace with myself

*Drab 2 Fab*

As part of my Drab 2 Fab 'quest', had trouble there for a moment, I didn't really know what to call it. I first thought of challenge, but it's not really a challenge, it's a life long change I suppose so I think quest is probably a little more appropriate.

Anyway, I actually left the house yesterday and I stayed true to myself. I did my hair and make-up. My husband asked me if I was wearing make-up and then he told me "you look beautiful, but you always do" as usual I just pulled a face at him while thinking to myself, how can this look beautiful.

I did feel good about myself for a change. It was a nice feeling. The kids thought it was great - "what's that?, what are you doing?" It made me realise just how long it has been since I have done that to or for myself - the twins are 3 so it has to be at least 2 years since I have made an effort with myself, they have never seen it before or they couldn't remember seeing me do that.

I am going to continue on with my appearance and have decided that I am going to create a 'beauty' routine for myself. I am going to wash and moisturise my face twice a day (morning and night). I am going to use all the expensive creams that are just sitting in the cupboard waiting to be used and I am going to give myself a mini facial once a week - that is, do a face mask once a week. To make it even more interesting, while the mask is on, I am going to use my foot spa and soak my sore feet - the poor things, imaging having to carry around this much weight everyday.

Cheers to new changes and a better life :)


  1. I love the 10 things I want more - good idea ... might have to use that when I have the night munchies.

  2. I absolutely LOVE the 10 things I want more idea! I'm so going to have to try this the next time I have a temptation calling my name.

  3. Oh god you sound just like me. I think I will follow your blog, I've started exercising but I can't mentally stop with the eating crap! You might just help motivate me.
    I too need a beauty routine. I'm lazy, nah busy but excuses excuses.......

  4. AnonymousJune 16, 2011

    Great idea! Good on you for taking time for yourself too. I am always in favour of "faking it till you make it". Believe me you will treat yourself a whole lot better when you see a happy reflection. Found you from Drab to Fab.

  5. I love yor list and making an effort does make you feel better. Keep up the great work- following from drab to fab

  6. Fantastic Goal list! I'm a grad student studying to be a nutritional counselor, and this is exactly one of the things we teach people! You are on the right path, keep it up!

    Found you at the Drab to Flab blog hop! Thought I was already following you but I guess not, so I am now!

  7. I really like your idea, will start doing it myself!

    visitingfrom drab to fab

  8. AnonymousJune 20, 2011

    I had to ban my boyfriend from coming grocery shopping with me! He adds way too many unhealthy snacks in our cart, and then when once they're in our house I can't stop myself from eating them!


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