Each time I would press the button to open the toilet door, it made a whir sound but nothing happened. I tried the lock button first and then the open/unlock button but once again there was a whirring sound and nothing happened. I may have participated in this game for about 10 more turns. Good training if I ever want to hit up the pokie machines I guess. I started to get a little panicky then because it was not opening. I tried pulling it, pushing it and nothing happened. I was starting to get a little claustrophobic. We took a time out moment and watched an episode of Peppa Pig on my phone whilst I mentally rationed out the groceries we had in the trolly to see how long we could survive on them.. After a bonus episode of the wiggles on my phone and still not managing to get the door to bloody open, I thought I'm going to have to call centre management and get them to send someone to get us out. AWKWARD!! I decided to have one last shot at opening the door and investigated the actually knob thing.... I noticed that the button that you hit to unlock was not inline with the magnet/screw thing (hey I'm not a mechanic) and Instead of pushing it down, I pushed it up and then down and HORRAY it opened. We were in there for about 30 minutes. I'm sure everyone that saw us come out must have thought I had just done the biggest poo in history. I let centre management know that the door was faulty and that I could not locate a change table for the baby. She told me that they are there and that I just might need to open my eyes next time. Wow, really who would have known that having my eyes closed was my undoing. I always walk around the shops with my eyes closed but not anymore. No wonder I couldn't open up that door.... pfft A$$HOLE!
We went out to dinner last night with the fam bam and I had steak, a potato in its jacket with sourcream and bacon. There was a side of coleslaw with it, but I knew better than to touch it. This was meant to be one of the best steaks and it was pretty dam good but the 6 year olds hotdog and chips looked much better!
I also had my will power tested last night whilst carrying the 1 year old around whilst she was indulging in an icecream. We couldn't not get a Mammino Gourmet Icecream whilst they were in town. She kept trying to feed it to me. Like shove it into my lips. Bless her little heart, but I can proudly say I didn't even taste any. Even when the 6 year old proclaimed it to be the best icecream IN THE WORLD. I still stood strong. I waited till I got home and indulged in a couple of slices of my coconut crack. Which had diminished quite quickly since the husband got home. For someone who does not eat sweets, apparently this is really good. He said it was a good little kick for his morning bike rides. Anyone who rides 80km before 6am can have all the coconut crack they like if you ask me. They deserve it. Maybe instead of eating it though he should mould it into some extra padding to sit on. Ouuch!!
I did make a chocolate macadamia with peppermint essence slice.. It turned out rather well. Basically it was cacao powder, coconut oil, crushed macadamia nuts, macadamia meal, rice malt syrup and a sugar free peppermint essence. It was good. And yes I know I said I'm cutting back on the sweeter goods, but I made it to take to a baby shower!!
This morning for breakfast I decided to hit up some corn puffs with milk and coconut on top. This is an easy yummy breakfast and the 1 year old likes to share it with me. I have gone off eggs a bit lately, so at least I know this is something I don't have to put any effort into.
For lunch I had chicken wraps. Pita bread with some chicken, spinach, whole egg mayo, cucumber, capsicum, carrot, cheese and sour cream. It was really good. So good that I had eaten the whole thing before I remembered to take a photo.
For dinner tonight I am doing pork in the slow cooker and am undecided what to serve it with. Was thinking maybe on rice with some type of sour cream, mustard and lemon juice sauce?? Hmm might let the husband decide on this one.
I caught up with some friends yesterday who I haven't seen since the week before I started this journey and I got some positive feedback. They complimented me on my skin and said I look like I have lost a bit of weight around my middle (thanks for noticing!!) For someone who has done the least amount of exercise in a very long time, that is really positive. I have my Oztag Grandfinal Monday night and then I can start to get back into bootcamp and running, as I'm thinking of taking the winter season off Oztag. So I will be interested to see how things go if I push myself physically.
I started playing around with a few of the families favourite recipes this week and have changed/added and substituted ingredients to make them sugar free. We have had a few wins and a couple of "get that shit out of the house" moments, but things are getting easier. Still not sure about getting a thermo mix. One minute I am like, it will pay for itself eventually but the next minute I can't fathom spending that much money on an appliance. I saw the size of my Mothers Day present in its wrapping yesterday and sadly the 6 year old and 1 year old didn't raise the funds in time to get me one..... Sadly they may now be up for adoption.
Enjoy your weekend!!! xo