Face To Face

Approx 47 kg between photos. I really wish I had some full body shots at my highest weight to compare but of course I spent all of my time trying to hide from the camera never thinking in a million years I’d actually find the mindset to achieve my goals.

If I can do it anyone can.

Easy Chipotle Aioli

One thing I did get out of the Whole30 challenge was making my own mayonnaise. For some reason I’d just never tried. I think mostly because raw eggs gross me out a little bit and also because I’ve always heard how hard it is to get right. But then,  figured I should just suck it up because if I can lick raw cake batter I can eat homemade mayo and then I found this amazing recipe .

Seriously, once you make the basic mayonnaise, you can make all sorts of adjustments. I currently have a thing for Chipotle so Chipotle it is. I found this seasoning in Woolies when I was grocery shopping on Monday and was so impressed by the clean ingredients I stocked up.

I haven’t tried the sour cream seasoning yet but will be sure to let you know when I do.

Chipotle Aioli

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  • 1 egg
  • 250ml light olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sweetener
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons Chipotle seasoning


  1. You’ll want to watch the video in the mayonnaise recipe link above just to make sure you get it right. It really is very easy but the visual helps with the written instructions below.
  2. Crack the egg into a tall narrow jug (the one that came with your stick blender would be perfect)
  3. Add the olive oil
  4. Take your stick blender and place the blades directly over the egg yolk on the bottom of the jug
  5. Start blending on high speed. As the egg and oil start to emulsify, slowly raise the blender to the top of the liquid until it all comes together. Then you can raise it up and down a few times to further thicken the mayo.
  6. Add the garlic powder, sweetener, salt and chipotle seasoning on top and blend in. You can adjust the spices etc to taste but remember the flavour will intensify after it’s been sitting for a while.

Enjoy 🙂

Holy Planking Batman

So a few months ago I did a month long planking challenge. At the start 20secs was a struggle but by the end I managed a solid 5 minutes and was so proud of myself I vowed that once the challenge was over I would plank for 2 minutes per day just to keep my core strength up and guess what…..I haven’t planked once since.

Until today that is. I just gave it a go to see how long I could do and completely surprised myself by making it to 3 minutes. The last minute was a struggle but still counts 😊 Crazy. Maybe I should plank every day.

Today also marks the end of my Keto Whole30 challenge after 14 days. I don’t know if it’s the rain or the kids driving me mad or what but there are Hot Cross Buns in my fridge and today they won.

I am a little disappointed that I didn’t complete the 30 days but still proud that I was basically a Saint for two weeks.

Oh well shit happens. Onwards and upwards.

102.3 Morrocan Spiced Cauliflower Rice

Okay okay, so it’s been a while again but truth is even though I call myself a blogger, with all the time I’ve been spending putting stuff on the FB page and Insta, I kinda forgot about actual blogging. But here I am back again lighter than ever so it goes without saying that I’ve been doing pretty bloody amazing. I can’t quite believe I’m so close to double digits!!!

Anyway, all that aside, I went away for the week last week and in an effort to use up all the bits and pieces in my fridge before I left, I created this simple but yummy dish so I thought I’d share it with you.


Morrocan Spiced Cauliflower Rice

Serves 6 (approx 120g serve)

490Kj per serve 7g Net Carbs


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 600g Cauliflower (riced)
  • 20g Sultanas finely chopped
  • 50g chopped Walnuts
  • 50g chopped Green Beans
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon  Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tumeric
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped Coriander leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat the oil in  a large frying pan on medium/high heat
  2. Add cauliflower, green beans, walnuts and spices and cook stirring until the cauliflower has softened slightly.
  3. Stir the fresh coriander and lemon juice in and cook for another minute or two.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.

It really is a simple as that. You can either eat it on it’s own or it would make a great side dish for lamb.

Enjoy 🙂



Can’t think of anything else to say but yay!

Truth is I ate too much yesterday. I don’t k so why, I was just really hungry. I wasn’t particularly active or anything so I’ve come up with 2 possible reasons

a) My period is imminent. And we all know how this can make us feel girls. I’m lucky I had the willpower to withstand burying my head in a tub of ice cream 🍦

b) Yesterday was the first day in a week I didn’t drink and exogenous ketones. I ran out of my sample and am waiting on more to arrive so I can continue the experiment.


Anyway, as luck would have it the scale still seems to be moving in the right direction and I’m planning a little pamper session for when I get under 120kg.

Here’s a throwback to two nights ago when I didn’t eat too much and dinner was delicious 😋

121.1 Small Victories

Despite feeling pretty ordinary the last few days I’ve managed to keep on track. I even managed to survive the cake and pizza night for my son’s 10th birthday with nothing more than a lick of a finger after cutting the cake. That one night was my biggest challenge so far this time around. I wasn’t hungry or physically craving the food, it was head I had to battle and I’m so happy I won. It’s funny though, I stepped on the scales yesterday morning convinced I wasn’t going to like what I saw. Convinced that licking that sweet sugary cream off my fingers was going to have undone all my hard work. Ludicrous of course, my I thought it anyway. I was annoyed at myself because I should have been able to resist but also a little bit proud that I didn’t go all in and eat pizza and cake. Usually sick+tired+pre-menstrual is a recipe for disaster.

Now I know that there will come a time when I’ll have a few glasses of wine ( I feel it coming soon) or eat something I shouldn’t and that’s ok as long as it doesn’t become a regular thing. It just scares me because the minute it enters my system my body grabs ahold of it like a long lost friend and starts begging for more. And usually before I know it, it becomes ‘tomorrow I’ll start again’ then ‘tomorrow I’ll start again’ and so on and so on. Ketosis is a delicate state. It doesn’t take much to disrupt it. For the past few days I’ve actually been trialling supplementing with exogenous Ketones. There are a lot of people out there who claim a lot of amazing things but what I am hoping to get out of them is a little more energy, a little clearer focus and mostly I love that they will put ketones into my body and hopefully kill the craving before it happens if I do slip up.

It’s still an experiment in progress. I’ll keep you posted on what I think. Meanwhile, here is a progress photo because often times I look in the mirror and don’t like what I see and need reminding of how far I’ve come.

121.6 A Milestone

It's been a long day but I'm still going. With a teething toddler, a sinus infection doing it's damnedest to take control and my big boys last game of football the year to tonight I'm ready for the day to be over so I can start fresh tomorrow.

I couldn't go to bed though without sharing with you that today's weight marks my lowest ever entry into My Fitness Pal!! 😊 Now that's something to be celebrated. This sugar free almond milk and coconut oil hot chocolate is helping me do just that. And setting the scene for a good night sleep (I hope).

I also shared the recipe for this amazing Keto Quiche on my Keto Kylie FB page today. Pop on over if you want the recipe and Nutritional info.

And with that folks, I'm out. Hope you've had a fabulous Friday x

121.95 Seriously

Ok I know this can't keep going but after a bit of a plateau for a couple of weeks the weight just seems to be melting off at moment. I don't normally weigh myself so often but I could feel the change so just had to.

I think it's because I have been unintentionally intermittent fasting. Honestly the first couple of days were because I was crazy busy and skipped breakfast because I had to be out of the house before I would normally eat and didn't end up eating til lunch time. After that I thought I'd try and keep it up for a bit. I'd read about intermittent fasting and though I might as well give it a go to see if I could jump start things again and umm yeah, it appears to have worked.

Not saying it's for everyone. Do your research and make up your own mind. At the moment my diet consists of LCHF whole food eating around 7000kj a day so certainly not going hungry.

Loving myself silly right about now.

Adding a photo of last nights dinner at the top because posts with pics are always nicer 😊

123.4 Hello Old Lover

Long time no see. Let's cut to the chase. On the 8th of June 2016 this little miracle came into the world

Since he was born I've lost the baby weight twice. Once by chance (hello utter exhaustion and breast feeding) and once by choice. Now I'm almost there for the 3rd time and feeling really passionate about it for the first time in a long time. So yeah, I thought it was time to grace the blogging world with my presence once again (you do realise that was sarcasm right?)

What am I doing to lose weight? More of the same. Just following a low carb whole food approach. I really haven't done much intentional exercise so far this time. Despite feeling much healthier and clear headed I've been burning the candle at both ends and still find myself lacking in energy a bit. Chasing around after a toddler all day tends to take it's toll. Anyways, it will come. I've actually got a little something coming in the mail that will hopefully help with that. Stay tuned.

I'll leave you with this little gem I whipped up yesterday. I've seen a few variations of this recipe floating around the interwebs. This is mine. Bear in mind of you're tracking kj's it quite kj dense so really is a treat. Otherwise go for it.

126.1 It’s Not What You Think

So once again it’s been a while and yes I’m back up a few kgs and yes I’ve had a curve ball thrown my way but I am not defeated. Approximately 32 weeks ago, this happened:


See what happens when you go and get all healthy? We were shocked to say the least and yes there were tears. Another baby was definitely not in our life plan and it might have taken a while to adjust but I can honestly say that I now just feel truly blessed. I know the struggle of infertility. It took a vasectomy reversal and two years of trying to fall pregnant with my son 9 years ago. I remember the heartache of wanting a baby so desperately and feeling like it was never going to happen. Never in a million years did I think I’d experience the flip side of the coin. But here I am 32 + 4 and counting down the days til we meet our new little boy and I can’t wait. Of course there’s the whole birth thing that has to happen that I’m trying not to think about and of course the sleepless nights and years of hard work ahead but right now the all the right hormones have kicked in and I’m filled with love and excited anticipation.

The stats: I started this pregnancy at 122.3 and this morning weighed in at 126.1kg. When I first found out I was devastated at the prospect of putting on weight and undoing all of my hard work. I know I should have aimed to continue to lose weight within myself throughout my pregnancy but realistically when you’re dealing with 20 weeks of content nausea and all you can stomach is carbs on carbs on toast….carbs it is. So I started this pregnancy journey with a goal of gaining no more than 8kgs and with just over 7 weeks to go I’m pretty happy with where I’m at. I’d like to say I’ve continued to exercise and do all this right things but if I’m honest it’s mostly down to good luck because I’ve eaten my fair share of cake. I’ve still been seeing my dietician to stay accountable which I think has helped because even though I feel like I’ve been eating terribly, I know it’s nowhere near as bad as it could have been if I had have just thrown in the towel and let myself go.

So there you have it. The last 7 months in a  nutshell. Looking forward to the future with our new family member and continuing on my journey to better health.

Until next time…………….x