I Blame Mal…

Mal and me

Mal and me

The thing I love about breaking my diet is that I can always find someone or something else to take the blame. In this case, I blame Mal Walden. It all started last week on Wednesday night when there were drinks at a pub after he finished reading his final Ten News bulletin. The next day I posted a picture of an empty ice-cream bucket found in the sink that morning…

I call it emotional eating. Mal’s leaving Ten is indeed the end of an era and I’m not immune to the emotions that go along with all of that.

As well, It’s obviously NOT a good time of year to begin a new health mission, what with the plethora of festive occasions that make eating and drinking mandatory. To be quite frank, in the last week I have been nothing short of appalling.

Mal and me last night at his farewell celebration

Mal and me last night at his farewell celebration

And you can see the results in the tummy bulge, popping out in this photo where I was snapped having a drink and a laugh with Mal at Parliament House last night. If you’ve been following my blogging updates with the FIT FIX Diet Plan, you will have noticed there haven’t been many instalments in the last week. Basically, that’s because there’s too many sins to be recounted. It’s just too plain embarrassing…

So now I really do have to start being ‘good’ again. At least I’m still weighing in at a couple of kilos LESS than when I started the campaign. But that dress really does look too tight. BAD.

Yep, there it is again – THAT tummy – in a reunion snap taken of the old Ten News team from back in the year 2000. And NO, I’m not pregnant… I really would¬†like to get back to the 66kg mark I touched on for just one day at the end of week two. Now I’m up to 68.5 again. Boo.

The old Ten News team reunited

The old Ten News team reunited

The boys are all holding up pretty well, aren’t they? Congratulations to Stephen Quartermain who will now be filling the chair as main news anchor for Ten News. I know he’ll do a fine job.

But I have another food update for you. As you may know, I’m a lover of yoghurt but do try to find products with less than five per cent sugar. Recently, my nephew who works at JALNA, gave me a range of their products to try. At first I scrunched up my nose, saying, ‘Nah, most of that yoghurt is about TEN per cent sugar!’

‘But no,’, said Nathan, ‘Jalna doesn’t use any sugar in its yoghurt. They use pear juice instead.’

A fridge full of Jalna

A fridge full of Jalna

Now technically fruit juice is still high in sugar, but at least it’s not the processed kind! And given the sugar content is still less than TEN per cent in most varieties, I am now going to include JALNA yoghurt in the FIT FIX Diet Plan. I really think the company should promote the ‘no sugar’ fact on their packaging as I would have considered buying it before now if I’d known.

The ¬†new Citrus flavour is great, and I’ve always loved the Honey-Vanilla. But there’s one new variety I’m especially keen on – the new Greek ‘Sweet and Creamy’ yoghurt. Hmmmm – heavenly! And only 9.6% sugar. A much better alternative to ice-cream!!