Wednesday Weigh Day 8

Welcome to the Eighth of a continuing series of posts called Wednesday Weigh Day. These posts will be a tracker for my progress through weight loss, hopefully, and a way to share my journey, and some of my recipes. With a current Daily Kilojoule goal of 5000Kj, to better tie in with my wife who is also on the weight loss journey, and to expedite the weight loss so I can wok out my neutral caloric intake. I have been on the 5000Kj goal for just shy of a month now and have settled into the reduced intake reasonably well.

Weight at Start: 131.7kg

Goal Weight: 95kg

Weight Today: 117.6kg

Weight Loss this Week: 1.1kg

Total Weight Loss: 14.1kg

Amount till Goal Weight: 22.6kg

My front and side will obviously have changed very little in a week, though there are changes. If you want to see the biggest change I encourage you to look at Week 1, then look back at these pictures. Having said that, I have noticed that on most pair of pants I have reclaimed yet another belt loop.

Wednesday Weigh Day 8 - Front

Wednesday Weigh Day 8 - Side

Wednesday Weigh Day 8 – Side

This week the standout meal, based on comments on Facebook, and personal feedback, was the Loaded Man Pie. The great thing about this recipe is that you can add or remove things as you desire. The base of the Man Pie itself is just the eggs and ricotta, other than that it’s all flavour and filling. Be Creative!

Loaded Man Pie

Loaded Man Pie

Loaded Man Pie

Serves 10

Kilojoules per Serve 1123

Prep time 25 minutes

Cook time 45 – 60 Minutes


20 Eggs

2 Onions finely diced

750g Light Ricotta

800g Diced Pumpkin, Peeled

250g Diced Ham

2 Diced Capsicums

280g Baby Spinach, Wilted and Cooled

350g Diced Mushroom, Cooked and Cooled

10 Cloves Garlic


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius.
  2. Combine the Eggs and Ricotta in a large bowl.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients and mix well.
  4. Add mixture to a large, greased or lined, baking dish. The baking dish should be ceramic or glass to ensure even cooking.
  5. Place in oven for 45-60 minutes, until golden brown on top, no giggly bits, and a metal skewer can be inserted in the middle with no egg coming back on it.
  6. Divide and Serve.

The recipe above is for a Quiche, though there was a discussion many many moons ago about how Men don’t eat Quiches and Salads, so in our household they became Man Pies. Times have softened the stance on salad, mainly due to ever expanding waistlines, but it is still to this day called Man Pie here at The Hearth.

If you see a post on Facebook that involves a meal that hasn’t been covered here at Maintain the Rage, please message me, or comment below and I may be able to write a special post with the recipe.

Maintain the Rage

Luke Sondergeld

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