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Breakfast muffins and reaching my first major goal – but it’s not without pain

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Eating healthy doesn’t mean you can’t have sweet treat from time to time. For years I have been looking for a muffin that I can have for breakfast, but that’s actually good for me.
This recipe is a Weight Watchers one and at just three points per muffin, this one is a winner.
I think muffins are great first thing because you make them ahead, grab and run! No fuss. Love it!

Apple, oat and yogurt muffins

  • Cooking spray, to oil your muffin tins
  • 1 1/3 cups of wholemeal flour
  • 1 tbs baking powder
  • 1 tsp Of mixed spice seasoning
  • 3/4 of a cup of dry rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 small fresh apple, cored, peeled and diced
  • 1 small egg
  • 1 Tbsp sunflower oil
  • 100 g low-fat natural yoghurt
  • 1/2 cup skim milk

Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly spray a 12-hole, or two 6 hole, 1/3 cup capacity muffin tins with cooking spray.
Sift the flour, baking powder and mixed spice into a large mixing bowl. Pour the remaining husks (from flour) into the mixing bowl, too. Reserve 1 tbs oats.

Add remaining oats, brown sugar and chopped apples to the mixing bowl.

In a separate bowl, using a fork, beat together egg, oil, yoghurt and milk.

Add to flour mixture and stir until just combined.

Spoon evenly into prepared tin and sprinkle with the reserved oats.

Bake for 20 minutes or until golden and cooked through.

We have given these a taste test, and they are really nice. I like them because they aren’t overly sweet and go down a treat with a nice cup of coffee 🙂
Also in news this week – I have now officially lost 10 kilos! Very proud of myself. So, I thought it was time to post my first before and after photo. This is what I looked like at my starting weight, 13 weeks ago.

This is what I look like now. It’s nice to see these photos and notices the subtle changes in myself. I see my image everyday, and while I have noticed massive differences in how my clothes fit, so much so that some I can no longer wear some of them – just looking at myself, it’s hard to see the differences.

This is also how my work belt now fits. I’m on the last hole now, but when I brought it, I was on the very first hole. Now I’m going to have to get new holes made, as it is now quite ineffective in holding up what is now quite a lose skirt. It was cutting into me when I brought it in October last year.

All I can say is woo hoo!! Hehe
I also feel different too. Lighter, fitter and with more energy. The only bad thing is that I am getting quite anxious about food. I get scared of making the wrong choices and I am really putting pressure on myself to get under 100 kilos by the time I get measured for my wedding dress on February 25. I’m not sure if I’m going to achieve it at this stage. I only have 1.5 kilograms to go but my weight loss is getting slower and slower. I guess I just have to keep challenging myself and moving forward.
My body is also starting to feel very sore. I’m trying to do three work outs per week, as well as a yoga session as well. Since starting running I have got some tendinitis in my leg/foot, which is making things painful. Tomorrow I am going to buy a new pair of shoes in hopes that will help.
I also missed my personal training session on Friday because I had a really bad migraine. Of course, I couldn’t possibly have trained, I didn’t even go to work – but I still feel guilty. I think I will do two personal training sessions this week to make up for it – but we’ll see how my body feels.
Positivity is the goal for this week. Stay positive and work hard 🙂



2 comments on “Breakfast muffins and reaching my first major goal – but it’s not without pain
    • UforicFood on said:

      Awww thank you Lena! You’re so sweet. This recipe had Matt asking me to make the “love” cake (your apple cake recipe) again. I think we are going to print out that recipe and give it to people as thank you gifts for our wedding. It’s such a great story 🙂

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