Calorie Counting – Please tell me what is good, bad and ugly here :)

OK so we have taken a step up this last month with our workouts, I thought I better take a look at what all this calorie counting can mean for me. I have downloaded an app called “Calorie King Australia” it seems to be an easy app to use.

When I eat I normally have it out of the smaller bowl:

I am going to try and track of everything that I consume for a while except water (no calories there)

Wednesday 14 March 2012


Food Calories Exercise
30g Uncle Toby’s Health Wise 130
75ml Whole Milk 47.25
1/2 Brown Toast 42.75
Coffee, whole milk, 1 teaspoon honey 143
Breakfast Total 363

Tuesday 13 March 2012


Food Calories Exercise
30g Uncle Toby’s Health Wise 130 Run 2.5klm
75ml Whole Milk 47.25 10min Yoga
2 x teaspoons Blueberries 11.52
Coffee, whole milk, 1 teaspoon honey 143
4 x Tblsp scrambled eggs 1 x piece of white toast 177.5
Breakfast Total 509.27


Food Calories Exercise
Chicken (stir fry) 50  1 x 15 ab crunches
Carrot 8
Broccoli 12
Baby Corn 1
Cherry Tomato 1
Soy Sauce 4
Curry Powder 3
Rice 129
Coffee, whole milk, 1 teaspoon honey 143
Lunch Total 351

Dinner & Afternoon Snack

Food Calories Exercise
Lamb (minestrone) 39.9  30s Jog on the spot x 3
Brown Onion 2.9  30s Power Jacks with 1kg weight x 3
Potato 6  2 min Run and touch x 3
Sweet Potato 10  30s Belt kicks x 3
Carrot 5.4  30s Verticale jumps 1kg weights x 3
Garlic 1  30s 4 pushups 8 pushup runs x 3
Celery 1.2  10 Elevated lunge 10kg x 3
Zucchini 1.7  6 Shoulder Press 30kg x 3
Green Beans 2.1  10 assisted pull-ups x 3
Kidney beans 39.2  10 Overhead Triceps 8kg x 3
Baby Spinach 4.6  12 Top of crunches 10kg x 3
Asparagus 3  10 Flat bench chest 4@35kg 6@30kg
Tomato Paste 9.7  10 Reverse situps 3kg med ball x 3
Beef Stock 17.5  15min Yoga
Penne Pasta 26.4
1 x White Toast 85.5
Lamb 39.3
Banana (snack) 76
Amino Acids (Workout) 50
Dinner and Snack Total 305.50
Total Today 1,165.77 Calories

Posted by on March 13, 2012 in Fitness


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Happy Ending with Blake Ridler

Blake Ridler from Dynamic Accounting Solutions here with another business tip

We have just come through Christmas and for most businesses this is one of the toughest times of the year, and in another 11 months it is going to happen all over again.

There is a simple solution, and that is to start allowing for it now, work out how much it costs you to operate for a month divide that amount by 52 weeks and start putting that much or as close as you can to it into a high interest savings account every week for the rest of the year.

This will make the next Christmas a far happier ending to the year.

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Posted by on February 6, 2012 in Uncategorized


Mt Warning National Park NSW by Blake Ridler

8 Jan 2012

We were all up, out the door in the car and driving by around 5 and were well rewarded with a cracking sunrise, though Byron was heard to remark, “this is early!”. One cool event that definetly bears a mention, as we were getting ready to leave I was saved from one of those B52 size mosquitoes we have up here, I heard it fly in low for a raid in the dark only to be cut short mid flight, I looked up wondering what had happened just in time to see a gecko backing slowly back into it’s hiding space, little champion.

We let the GPS lead and it took us down through the currumbin valley which is a windy track with some spectacular views, not quite as direct as coming down to Tweed and hooking a left but well worth it if you are not in a hurry.

Apart from the scenic route and a couple of cyclists that got stuck in our front grill, our trip was uneventful and we arrived at the car park around 7. We had a quick spot of breaky and began our ascent up the mighty mountain; I should mention that the mountain looks high when you are standing in the car park, which from experience means it is going to look really high when you are standing on top.

Getting ready for the climb

Paige bounded on ahead and Byron did well once he got into a rhythm, the track is well defined and full of stairs it is about 4.5 km from the car park to the summit with the best bit saved till last. The last 400m is a steep rocky climb, there is however a chain strung between posts to help you pull yourself up. The kids had fun on this bit, Byron was pretending to be Spiderman.

On the way up there were helicopter rescue points at various intervals which was a bit of a worry, there were also chairs carved out of various timber and we came across a number of people at these points who all gave and received bits of encouragement.

The view from part way up

We arrived at the top to find a nicely situated café with a fully stocked bar and a reasonably priced breakfast menu. Actually that didn’t happen but we did meet some interesting people who had stopped to take in the view from the various viewing platforms that are positioned all around the top. The viewing platforms also have signs up that tell you what you are looking at and some bits and pieces of the history, very cool.

Chilling at the top

The way down is really easy, once you climb down the 400-meter rock face that is, just do what Byron did and pretend you are Spiderman, easy. On the way down Tiff chatted to a couple of people we had met on the way up who decided to stick close after we encountered a 1.5 M long python sunning itself on the track. I think they figured any other Pythons would eat the kids first as they are an easier mouthful.

Friendly local wild life

We made the car park in a 3 ½ hour round trip which gave us enough time to get home, shower off and prepare for afternoon beers with a few mates at our place.

Back down in one piece and ready for the next adventure

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Posted by on January 18, 2012 in Travel Australia


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Avoid Direct Debits by Blake Ridler

Blake Ridler from Dynamic Accounting Solutions, here with a small business tip

One key thing I tell a lot of our clients is to avoid direct debits. I know how easy they are and how time consuming it is to take the five minuets to pay your bills on the net and how certain greedy rip-off merchants are out there charging you a fee to pay their bill, not naming any names Go Via and Dodo.

But I want you to pay your bills and every time you do, I want you to ask these simple questions, who is this person or company, what is it they do for me or my business and am I getting the best deal or service.

When you do this you will find that you are taking back control of your finances and you may even end up with less of those nasty overdrawn fees where the direct debit comes out just before money goes into your account.

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Posted by on November 30, 2011 in Business Information


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Fat and Happy or Fat and Acidic

Fat and Happy or Fat and Acidic

So first and foremost here is some food for thought before we go into more detail. Robbins discusses (video below)the idea of your blue print, part of the changes I needed to make involved changing my original blue print of no children and traveling the world to having two wonderful kids, fabulous husband and a truly loving enjoyable life. I now have the correct blue print hence my life is enjoyable and fulfilling daily.

OK so here is the part that everyone seems to dread, the list of naughty foods. I would like you to think of these foods in a positive light, this is because I am not telling you to stop eating them, simply eat less, that is all. Most of these are common sense, however, I thought that my diet healthy most of the time it turns out it wasn’t all that great. I dread to think what people eat to be honest, it actually makes me a little sick in the stomach thinking about what food is going into their bodies.

Before consuming anything there are a couple of questions that you should ask yourself as I do, whether the food is good or bad.

1. How will this affect my body?

2. Will this give pain or pleasure to my body, emotions and esteem.

This should be done while having a glass of water, the answer should determine the quantity you ingest. So without telling you to completely stop eating these foods I would like to suggest you continually improve and make these foods a maximum of 20% of your total intake.

So before reading the list please listen to what Anthony Robbins has to say on this matter, it is interesting.

Bacon Beef Clams
Corned Beef Eggs Lamb
Lobster Mussels Organ Meat
Venison Fish Oyster
Pork Rabbit Sausage
Scallops Shellfish Shrip
Tuna Turkey Veal
Butter Cheese Milk
Yogurt Ice Cream Sour Cream
Anything syrup Honey Sugar
Apple Apricot Currants
Dates Grapes Mango
Peach Pear Prunes
Raisins Berries Orange
Margarine Alcohol Black Tea
Coffee Pasteurised Juice Cocoa
Energy Drinks Sports Drinks Colas
Green Tea Mushrooms White Breads
Rice and Noodles Chocolate Pizza
Chips Biscuits Cigarettes
Cashews Peanuts Pecans
Mayonnaise Ketchup Soy Sauce
Pickles Vinegar Tabasco
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Posted by on November 29, 2011 in Recipes, Uncategorized


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Eat till you burst and loose weight.

Eat till you burst and loose weight.

So let me guess you are thinking yer right and I would have as well, until I started eating foods that are better for me in all ways, I lost 10kgs in 5 months. I actually find that by eating these foods I’m not hungry. I was always someone who didn’t have to worry about weight gain, I then had my children and wasn’t in a great mental head space for a while. I then woke up and had a driving ambition to change my life and make myself better for me and for my children.

When I looked at diets I didn’t like the loose “this” many Kgs within 1 week, it has always been on my mind that whatever I do now I want to be able to continue for the rest of my life. Yo-yo diets are not what I want to be doing nor do I think they are good for you in any way shape or form. I love food and I wanted to continue to enjoy it. I also didn’t want to be starving myself.

I went through having my first child, miscarriage, eptopic pregnancy, second child, Helicobacter Pylori, Endometriosis, among other issues, with all of this I started drinking more alcohol, smoking more cigarettes, until I realised I was being my own victim. I went to start seeking help, I have spoken to professionals, read many books and what I came back to was each and every time was, it was me, I needed to change the way I viewed things mentally. I will take you through what I have been able to do, it is a lifestyle change, once you have made the decision to change do something to concrete it in, do something now. For example, I decided that I wasn’t going to drink alcohol during the week and only have a maximum of 2 drinks when I did drink on the weekend or it could be as simple as drinking more water today and for the rest of your life. Once I started this process I then continually changed things to improve who I was and what my life was going to be like.

So to start with I am going to give you a list of foods that you can eat lots of. If you can increase these into your diet and decrease the foods that are not on this list you will be off to a fabulous start. I am not saying do not have anything that isn’t on this list I am just saying reduce.

Grasses Avocado Artichokes
Cucumber Beetroot Asparagus
Kale Capsicum/Pepper Brussels Sprouts
Spinach Cabbage Cauliflower
Parsley Celery Carrot
Broccoli Collard/Spring Greens Chives
Sprouts (alfalfa) Garlic Zucchini
sea Vegetable (seaweed) Ginger Leeks
Green Beans Peas Lettuce
Onion Rhubarb Radish
Red Onion Swede Rocket
Tomato Watercress Lemon
Lime Butter Beans Soy Beans
Grapefruit Coconut Buckwheat
Quinoa Spelt Lentils
Tofu Most Herbs and Spices Avocado, Coconut oil
Chilli Snowpeas Chives
Sweete Potato Spring Onion Radish
Almonds Coconut Flax Seeds
Hazelnuts Macadamia Nuts Pumpkin Seeds
Tofu Gluten/Yeast Free breads Goats Milk

With a little imagination you will be able to transform these foods into a magnificent yummy meal, so this is what you are best to do, make the above foods equal to 80% of what is on your plate, then make 20% whatever else you want to eat. In a couple of days I will put another list up of foods you should avoid.

Just remember as I said earlier ensure you continually improving. Also try new things. If you have any questions please email me an email via the contact us page, I would be happy to help if I can.


Posted by on November 25, 2011 in Fitness, Recipes


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Who makes your dinner? Could it be Mum?

Who makes your dinner? Could it be Mum?

In China

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Posted by on November 23, 2011 in Uncategorized