Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Reminder about Challenge and Pizza info.

I CAN get to my goal of being between 85 – 90 kgs before my 2nd surgiversary.
I WILL take my supplements EVERY single day
I WANT to make the most of my tool and the opportunities my RNY has given me.
I WON'T let the small stuff rule my success. I am STRONGER than I give myself credit for.

Don’t forget to do your 4 promises to yourself, and live by them. I know for me I have only missed this morning’s calcium pill since I started this, and have remembered every night to take the other ones.

I know that Karen has done hers and challenged others as well, so let’s do this as a bloggers thing.

Anyway, enjoying the “you tubing”, and getting to know some more people and understanding more about others WLS experiences. One of the things I would really love to be able to do is to go to the Texas Meet and Greet that they are going to have in Oct 2010. So if I am lucky enough to win lotto, or get a fabulously paying job then maybe, just maybe I will be able to afford to go. In reality I will not be able to afford to go, but it might be worth trying to see how much I can save before then, and then take a cheaper trip instead.

Nic asked about the Pizza Dough that I make and I have included the recipe here.
It makes a light crispy base, and I usually double the mixture so it fits a whole over tray. (Lunchtime leftovers)

½ cup lukewarm water
½ teaspoon sugar
1 ½ teaspoons of active dry yeast
1 cup flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon oil (I use rice bran)
Combine water and sugar, then sprinkle yeast on top and leave for 15 mins until frothy.
Sift flour into a mixing bowl with salt. Make a well in the middle, add oil and yeast mixture. Mix and combine. Turn out dough onto a floured surface and knead dough until smooth and elastic (if sticky add a little extra flour). Shape into a ball and place in a greased bowl. Leave covered in bowl until ball doubles in size (time depends on temp of room but about 40 mins – I put mine in the hotwater cupboard) Punch down dough and knead lightly before placing into pizza tray or on oven tray.
Sprinkle pizza tray/oven tray with cornmeal (I usually miss this bit) and press dough evenly into tray.
Spread the base with tomato puree and sprinkle on your fav toppings. Mine is chicken, bacon and sweet corn with HP sauce sprinkled on top.
Bake between 200 – 220 C for about 15 mins until golden brown and cooked.

Oh – I managed to get out on my bike this weekend and did a small ride (was much better than last time) and will try and make at least one bike ride every weekend. I had heaps of fun. I think work will be slow this week and I actually need to start thinking about getting my CV up to shape to start looking for work, the trouble is there is just not a lot out there at the moment and it all seems a little in the too hard to deal with basket at the moment, especially as Si is still looking and I don’t want me to get something over him……

Anyway, need to get some more surfing (oops I mean work done). Later and don’t forget the challenge above……and that means all of you who blog!!!


  1. You could always do a NZ meet and greet for all the Kiwis who have gone through the same thing. Just an idea for you to ponder

  2. I sat and thought and come up with promises for me. Thanks:-)

  3. Hey Janine,
    Just caught up on your blog. I love the idea i "I can, I will, I want, I won't" Its so inspiring. Glad to see Si is geting better and your had a nice weekend. Off to come up with my pronises.

  4. That pizza crust sounds really good...will give it a try ..

    I went out on my bike yesterday, ended up a little sore, but okay now.