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Sunday, 16 April 2017

Easter Wishes from the Scatter-Bunny 🐰


Happy Easter Everyone! I'm still on my DECHOX so of course won't be having anything naughty, even today, but I hope the Easter 🐰 brings you all some tasty goodies to enjoy. 



I thought I'd write a quick post and wish you all a lovely day and update visually on my progress since starting my Dechox in March, so here goes:


Lots of pictures in today's post, I know, but bear with me for a few more pics, as I wanted to share a recipe with you, that I tried for the first time yesterday and it turned out really well.

So, if you've read my last post on making pancakes, you'll know I'm not very good at making them (or at least making them look presentable) but I thought I'd try something yesterday and as they tasted (and looked) pretty great, I thought I'd share the recipe with you and some pics of the overall result.

I'm going to call them 'Cashana pankcakes'. The following makes 5 pancakes:
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 2 tsp of Pip & Nut cashew butter
  • 1/2 scoop of MyProtein vanilla whey protein powder
  • a dash of 1% milk
  • 2-3 drops of Vanilla Natural Extract

Use a fork or a whisk to mix these together in a bowl until (mostly) smooth. 

Add a small amount of olive oil to the pan between each pancake so that they don't stick, then pour one scoop of the mix into the pan to heat..



 

Use a thin edges spatula to gently lift the edges of your pancake and then when loose enough, turn it over.


When you've made your desired number of pancakes, or the mix has finished, plate up and top with a topping of your choice. I chose cashew butter and fresh raspberries.


Finally, enjoy!

I hope you've enjoyed reading this post. If you decide to try my Cashana Pancakes recipe, please let me know in the comments and post a pic of the result and tag me, on Twitter and Instagram @scatterbotblog

If you would like to sponsor my DECHOX, you can do so by clicking here.

Have a good Sunday x

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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Week Six: Weigh In Update

 

Hello again and sorry for the massive jump/ gap in weigh in updates. I'm here to fill you in on everything that's happened in the last 5 weeks and most importantly my weigh in and donations update.

So, my starting weight on 1st March was 97.9kg / 15 st. 5 lbs, and as of 10th April my weigh in is showing me to be 91.3kg / 14 st. 5lbs, which means in 6 weeks, I've lost 6.6kg/ 1 stone. In the last 6 weeks I have completely followed the rules I have set for myself and avoided all things that I would find tempting, and I'm beginning to feel less tempted by them as a result.


Don't misunderstand me, I've not gone out of my way to avoid being in a situation that would tempt me, instead, I've embraced situations that will tempt me and then proven to myself that my resilience is stronger than the temptation. I have still eaten out at restaurants, but have resisted ordering unhealthy starters and said no to any desserts - that doesn't mean that other people can't have them who are with me. It's not cruel or unfair, instead it just proves further that I can beat the temptation. An example of this is when I go to GBK and order a salad and a tap water (proof is in the pic above) - yes I know, it seems unbelievable to do that, but believe it or not, their salads are also delicious, and well worth trying. The other option is to have a 'naked' burger without the bun, but with the Burger I usually order, a salad is still the healthier choice.

At the same time, I've also been keeping up with my exercise, regularly going to the gym and seeing my Personal Trainer once a week. Saying that though, for the last 2 weeks, I've been feeling really ill (not as a result of the DECHOX) so I've not been to the gym since around 29th March 🙈 In my defence though, I've also been home sick from work since 3rd April. I've not been skiving from the gym, I've been ill. As a result, I've lost my appetite and although I've still made myself eat, I've been eating a lot less, but still keeping to what I have allowed myself to eat.

I've been told by the doctor that I need to eat a few carbs, but I've still kept to my rules as much as possible, so I've had a little bit of bread but avoided pasta and rice, and mostly just stuck to the Dark Rye Ryvita that I eat anyway.

If I've impressed you with my progress and you'd like to donate some money to the cause, and sponsor my Dechox, you can do so by clicking the button at the bottom of the page :)

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