Confession time…

I shared this image on instagram and facebook earlier today

With the following caption:   I have a confession, I tried really hard to stay caffeine free, but I just can’t go without my morning coffee. I am however really proud I haven’t had any soft drink particularly coke for 10 weeks now!! What’s one thing you can’t do without while dieting??

Funnily enough Chocolate was the popular answer!!

But I also had a lot of enquiries about where I got my cup and pen holder from, so I thought I would share with you:

Pen holder is a candle holder from Pillow Talk

Chevron cup is from Woolworths

Flowers from Earthborn


Back in April, Dettol Mission for Health gave one lucky mum the opportunity to win a cleaner for a year and a personal visit from yours truly to offer some cleaning tips for around the home!

The Mission for Health team and I visited our winner, Kiah, at her home in Orange, New South Wales.  I shared with Kiah a few cleaning tips for keeping the kitchen, bathroom and laundry looking neat and tidy. Check out the video HERE to see how the day panned out.

Looking at this video actually made me cry.  Sometimes you know you are overweight, but you don’t feel it.  I had no idea I was ‘that’ big.  I have been dieting for quite a few months now and have lost 15kg.  I have a long way to go to hit a healthy weight, but I am feeling so much healthier and happier.  Here is a recent photo I shared of myself on instagram. There is such a difference in my face.

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Veronica July 24, 2013 - 8:23 PM

Well done Kat on your weight loss, I’m glad you’re feeling so much happier and healthier. 15kg is alot of weight, that’s awesome. I know you’re not a dietician and your primary focus is on organising homes but I know I for one struggle with my weight despite having healthy meals and planning the weekly meals and as a working mum I have very little to no time to exercise on a regular basis. I’d love for you to share some of the tips that have helped you lose so much weight so far. Congrats again.

laura July 24, 2013 - 9:39 PM

where did you buy that mug? I love it!!!! good work on the no coke for 10 weeks

Katrina July 25, 2013 - 10:04 AM

Hi Laura, I have listed the stockists in the post. Thank you, I couldn’t imagine trying it again anytime soon, water, juice and coffee is enough for me now.

laura August 17, 2013 - 9:09 PM

before i read your reply and where the chevron mug was purchased from, I bought the same one from my local woolworths!!!

Lady Dorothy July 25, 2013 - 2:48 AM

Congratulations on the weight loss! I personally know how hard this is to do. Keep up the good work!

Katrina July 25, 2013 - 10:03 AM

Thank you Lady Dorothy, I am loving the changes so far

Corrie Pierce July 25, 2013 - 7:03 AM

Congrats on the weight loss and thanks for sharing that with us. Sometimes we don’t see a need for change until it hits us in the face, usually by something negative. Good on you for embracing and doing something for you 🙂 You should be really proud of yourself and what you have achieved! I’m a massive fan of your site and I subscribe to everything you have!!! xx

Katrina July 25, 2013 - 10:02 AM

thanks Corrie. Yes it was my Dr giving me a reality check, but seeing the video really emphasised how much I really needed to change. So pleased your enjoying the blog, hope you like the new series starting soon

Kirsty July 25, 2013 - 7:06 AM

Well done Kat, that’s awesome. One thing I have learnt over the years, is that weight loss is a journey, not just a destination. Keep up the awesome job you are doing!

Katrina July 25, 2013 - 10:01 AM

that’s truly right Kirsty, I am having a lot of fun on my journey too. Thank you xx

Belinda July 25, 2013 - 6:09 PM

Fantastic Job Kat…you’ve made changes and you have stuck with them. I too have tried to go caffeine free. I lasted about 6 weeks, but it was the morning cuppa that got me undone. I would wake up and my first thoughts would be about it, it’s my little ritual in the morning before the chaos of getting kids off to school and going to work. Kat with everything you have done- you are certainly allowed to have it (but not the guilt that goes with it). You are awesome!

Katrina July 26, 2013 - 9:00 AM

naw, thanks Belinda x

Michelle July 26, 2013 - 8:43 PM

My morning coffee was a real ritual too, but I’ve replaced it with a good chai – seems to give me the same milky sensation without the caffeine. Congratulations on your hard work. I’ve just started the journey and have a long way to go.

Mel Hince August 9, 2013 - 3:10 PM

Hehe I have my morning cuppa in the same mug 🙂 Definitely can’t do without a good coffee! Well done for how far you’ve come. I reckon if you’re still under your calories for the day, enjoy it, savour it.


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