Saturday, 2 July 2011

Update #3 - Soup in Winter Rules ... OK?

Another week done and dusted and feeling better than ever ... having lost another 2.5 kilos during the week and clocking in at an almost aerodynamic 173kg this morning sure is reason to feel good (That makes it 13.2 kg lost in just under a month). Just a pity I have another 73kg's to go but I'm sure I'll eventually get there!

The reason for my title is a follow up from last week when I mentioned developing a craving for my parents weekly soup brew and me going to try and attempt something similar ... anyway, with my first attempt at making a pot of soup from scratch behind me I can successfully report back that it was mission accomplished. Having a nice hearty bowl of soup instead of a bland old skinless chicken breast with a heap of unappetizing veggies nearly brought a tear to my eye. OK, just kidding ... the soup was a nice change though, almost to such a degree that I was beginning to doubt whether it is allowed on my diet plan. Luckily after a quick chat with my dietician she re-assured me that soup was 100% acceptable as long as the weight of the protein / carb combo didn't exceed my meal allowance. Adding water to that doesn't alter the calorific value of the actual food. So ja, I was more than chuffed to say the least. 

Now onto 2 quick topics I've never ever seen being discussed or even mentioned as being an advantage of dieting. I'm not talking about all the well known reasons like you'll feel better about yourself, you'll be more attractive to the opposite sex, you'll perform better in bed, you won't die of a heart-attack at age 42, you won't develop type II diabetes and lose your legs due to bad blood circulation types reasons, oh no!  In my personal opinion what you are about to read is an exclusive world first so listen up ... 

#1 Doing the dishes becomes an absolute doddle (unless you’re doing the Atkins thing off course) ... basically going the fat free route means no more pots and pans and hours of elbow grease to get rid of the damn burnt oil or whatever tried to bond with the so-called non-stick Teflon surface (yeah right!) Anyway, I found myself turning more and more to plastic containers and microwave cooking than anything else and this makes doing the dishes nothing more than a quick rinse job every evening! Major Bonus! 

#2 You can wear 2 pairs of pants ... ok, ok, this really only works after a couple of weeks of weight-loss and in winter (unless you live in the Antarctic or Greenland)  ... having experienced a particularly cold snap last week and my office at work closely resembling an industrial fridge I was in the lucky position to wear a pair of sweat pants underneath my trousers to work without anybody noticing. Well it was either that or sit in my office with a blanky covering my legs ala granny style! Talking of trousers, I have to seriously start looking for some old pants in my closet since my current size 54’s is waaaayy to big for me!

So there you have it ... 2 absolutely unique Top Tips to get you going on your very own journey! Ok, maybe it wasn’t as earth shattering for you as it was for me but I simply hate doing dishes and I’m too much of a man’s man to show any sign of weakness. Maybe, just maybe you feel the same way and may find that kind of info useful in future.

Well that’s it for this week. Luckily the Stormers lost to the Crusaders today otherwise I may have been obliged to go out celebrating which in turn would have led to who knows what (nothing beats Bar One and Red Bull to cure a babbelas) So thank you boys for playing like your arses today, you have done me a huge favour!!! 

Cheers till next time!


  1. Most definitely... Every morning before our management meetings, I have a swig of something from the cup-a-soup range. Really good, especially in winter and helping me to maintain the shape I recently achieved through some difficult work at the gym.

    The cup soups are really worth it, I pick them up from the local Spar for around R3 a sachet. The cream of chicken / chicken and veg are my favourites.

    On a (lighter) note, congratulations on the progress made so far ! Cool blog URL as well, I remember the debate on SS about it.

    All the best dude.

  2. Thanx dudes (and dudette!)

  3. Awesome Work Bru, glad your keeping the spirit up...

    As for scrubbing the Post & Pans, just buy a Dishwasher. Best money i ever spent...