Friday, 29 July 2011

BYOC-Thanks To Drazil

1. Sun or rain? Roses or tulips? Romantic movie or comedy?

Sunshine-definitely,I am nuts in Winter!!!(like now for me!)
Tulips -I love the bright colours , they just seem a little funkier!!!
Romantic movie-who knows why an old married lady like me?...

2. I've been sick lately and haven't eaten in two days - except for ice cream...which leads me to ask - what's your favorite ice cream flavor?

I love vanilla and caramel icecream-hardly ever in the house,we always buy chocolate cos I am not a chocolate person.

3. Are you a door locker - in your house and car?

Most definitely a locker-No choice here ,Someone would be in in no time if you didn't.

4. In the spirit of my being sick and wanting to die - tell me your "go to remedies" for when you are sick?

I also take baths
I eat lolly snakes-if I can in any way!!
I sleep
I watch dvd's -when I was off with my band I watched 4 seasons of Brothers and Sisters-it took me the whole 2 weeks!

5. Repeat question: Summarize your week in blog land and in real life.

Blog land has been great for me-You know, whenever I feel lack of motivation ,I just have to read all your blogs and I'm Back!!!!

Real life has also been good-Family all together,my workmate is back ,so I've had my day off today, I've also booked some holidays myself for September-2 weeks,Can hardly wait....

Weigh In Day!

It has been a good day today- First the weigh in- After gaining 200 gms last week which put me at 104.5 kg, today i weighed in at 103.6-so nearly a kilo off Woohoo!!!So then before I could even talk myself out of it, I was off to the gym. It was great-it is so much easier to exercise nearly 15kg down-I must remember that when I'm procrastinating next time...Even the stretches are easier. Now my size 20's are all starting to get baggy,which shows I am due for a measure-I can't wait to shop in normal stores-not there yet though.
After that I cut the lawn,did washing ,housework etc and then went for an hour bushwalk with a friend-wow-2 exercises in 1 day!!

So all in all a great day off,and the weekend is still to come. We are going out to a friend's birthday dinner tomorrow night-it's at a restaurant and apparently we are having the degustation menu-I first thought I would say no and make an excuse ( she doesn't know I have a band) but then I thought I would go and enjoy myself-It will hopefully be not too hard to watch my intake,and a lot of these restaurants serve small portions-just have to watch the drinking!!!

Otherwise just going to enjoy having hubby and daughter at home and relax,the weather is going to be miserable as usual, so hard to get motivated.I have been reading all your blogs and love hearing what you are all up to- I can imagine its big fun when you all get together in Chicago- maybe one day...

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Where have I been?

Hi all, its been a week since I blogged and not a great week! I have had the worst sinus infection, and am so totally over winter! Also have been working full time this week,so leaving the house at 0745 and not getting home most nights till 1830! Not seeing a lot of daylight! And most of all, my evening eating has been out of control-not to mention the wine intake!! So weigh in day was Friday and of course I put on 200 grams-I know ,not alot, but its the mindset which is the biggest worry. I have been good this weekend, but now I have been thinking what if one of those who this is not going to work for???!!!

I know-I have spent the weekend trying to boost myself up-How can I be so good and in control and then sabotage myself like I have been doing?
So I put on my runners and out I went for a good hill walk and now I feel more like onto a good week.

My husband and daughter came back from Canada on Saturday, its great to have them home,not as quiet although the washing has increased somewhat.
This week I am back to my normal work week, so should have time for afew gym visits and just more time for myself!

I have been catching up on all your blogs-I also had a virus for a few days(on my computer) I dont know where its gone- After I did a couple of scans it went away-thank goodness as I couldn't access anything on the internet.
I shall try and be a better blogger this week, I am sure my weight loss is directly proportional to my blogging regularity. I hope everyone has a good week ,Bye for now...

Saturday, 16 July 2011

BYOC - Bring Your Own Crazy...

It’s Friday so that means it’s BYOC – Bring Your Own Crazy!-This will be the first BYOC I have done, Thanks Drazil for the idea-and yes I know I'm late!!

1. Let’s do something crazy….I’m going to list the rainbow colors and you type the first FOOD item that pops into your head that symbolizes that color for you…’s mine:

Red - Spaghetti sauce and red lolly frogs..Oh and red wine!!!
Orange – Roasted sweet potato
Yellow – Cheese-Lately I have been having too much of this
Green – Spinach-I love baby spinach in a salad
Blue – Blue powerade-my son drinks it ,not me..
Purple – Blueberry yoghurt-looks purple here-go figure..
Brown – definitely coffee and lots of it.
Black – I can only think of licorice-haven't had any for years.

2. What is on your kitchen table right now?

There are 2 newspapers, various pamphlets, A Weight Watchers magazine of my mother's, an old radio that doesn't work well but my son won't let me throw out, a camera and my laptop-currently in use!

3. What movie do you watch again and again and again? Not like what movie have you seen 5 times…but like what movie have you seen 30 times or more?

I don't think I have one that I have watched 30 times but I have watched "Love Actually" a lot, also "PS I love you" a few times,"Lord of the Rings"-one of them- I particularly like-I like a big epic-I think it's cos I can be a drama queen myself.I don't like scary movies especially when stan (hubby )is away.

4. If Satan had a last name – what would it be?
I can think of a couple of patients of mine -but it would have to be the person who invented cheese and red wine!!

5. Repeat question: Summarize your week in blogland and in real life.

In Blogland-I have been a real slacko and not been blogging as much as I would like, and to my horror today I have lost a follower..AHH!! What does this mean-Am I on the way out???Next week , I am going to try harder to make more comments, cos I know how thrilled I am that somebody has bothered to comment on my blog.

In my real life- its been fairly flat and a bit dull-just running my son around and waiting for hubby and Emma to come home... I did buy a new scarf today and wanted to buy much more ,but don't want to spend too much to grow out of things(hopefully) within a month or 2- I will take a photo of my new scarf.
Anyway ,Have a good Saturday night,I'm off to friends for tea again, so will be good-Bye for now..

Friday, 15 July 2011

Where did the time go??!!

I just had a look at my blog and two things struck me-1.-I haven't blogged since last Sunday,Every night I check all the blogs I'm following ,so why haven't I been writing??!! and 2.-I have 27 followers! Wow, how amazing. You guys are the best!

Well today was weigh in day and yes I am down yet again, the first time I got on the scale this morning I was 104.3 kg-down 1 whole kilo-yehe! Then of course I had a coffee and had to weigh myself again and was up to 104.6 kg-Why would I do that??
Anyway I'm taking the 104.3kg- nearly 14 kg down. How great is this? I have to say that my eating has not been great this week, I find that I'm starting to nibble at night, and although I am a good little bandster all day-I am falling apart in the evening and having to truly restrain myself. We are in the middle of the coldest, wettest winter and I have no motivation to go out or do anything. I have 1 more week till my hubby and daughter come home and I think that might keep me more occupied in the evenings-Now just got to get through this week.....

I have my next appointment in 3 weeks, and it will be interesting to see if I get a fill. I feel quite tight until the evening, but it would certainly help , Oh well will work out it out closer to the fact.

I only got to the gym once this week,was a little sore around my port with the slow jogging I like to do for cardio and actually slowed to a walk(similar pace)
I will go back on Monday and see how it goes.

Well I am going to bed to snuggle with my electric blanket on, and will update on the weekend, Hope you all have a good weekend.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Sunday night!

Oh how did Sunday come so quickly??? I'll tell you how-my 18 yr old son didn't get home till 0315 last night and because Hubby is away I couldn't sleep till he got home! Spare me the social life of teenagers! So yes I got 4 hours sleep and then took that teenage son to his job at 0830!!!(He works at a coffee shop for 5 hours on Sundays) What we do for our children??

I have had a very social weekend-everyone wants to feed and take care of me since Stan(hubby) has been gone. I'm a little over it to tell you the truth,one more weekend then I can say "We are Busy!!" I know that sounds ungrateful but it is really interfering with my meal plans-too much wine,not enough exercise etc.

A skinny friend warned me today that the sabotage would start to rear it's ugly head as I am now noticeably thinner. And she is right-I went and saw a friend who has just had a hysterectomy(we are of the age!!) Well I informed her that not only had I had a hernia ,but had also had the lapband operation.Not 10 minutes after I had told her,her husband brought out cake for us to eat with our coffee, and my friend kept insisting I had the cake-give me a break -What bit about I am so desperate about my weight that I had surgery do you not understand!!!! And I had a sliver! What the F?

Ok I have forgiven myself and put it down to OK this is all new,it's a lesson! Now move on- I wish Stan was here to vent to...

So it's back to work tomorrow-I haven't really enjoyed work since I've been back I think I've been a little tired- so this week it's definitely back to the gym in the morning to try and increase my energy levels..

Ok Thanks everyone for your comments,-I just love to read them-and I have 25 followers Woohoo!! How exciting-Blogland is something else!!

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Weigh In Day!

Well its Friday and after much trepidation I stepped on the scale-then I went to the loo and came back and did it again-It worked 105.6kg the 1st time and 105.3kg the second !! Yeh! I just can't believe it- 1.1 kg loss.Woohoo! So that's 12.7 kg down-which is close to 28 pounds down since I started preop optifast,-it is about 7.2kg from surgery date 5 1/2 weeks ago.Is it really only that long?? There seems to be so much thats happened since then.

My hubby and Emma ,my daughter are still over in Canada-have been down to Niagara and are currently in Toronto doing some shopping-wanted to know what I wanted as a gift-for once I can't think of anything-I use to be so materialistic-what is happening to me? Could it be that I am more content and don't need stuff to keep me as fulfilled?(don't let my husband read that!) Or could it be that I want an excuse after I have lost more weight to blow the budget then?, I think it's a little of both...

I finally went back to the gym today-after procrastinating all week. It was great,I felt good,nothing pulled or felt different, Having had 6 weeks off I am a little weaker-had to go down on my arm weights quite a bit,my arms are flabbing in the wind,5 months till summer- got to use that as motivation.
I did about 40 minutes of cardio between the bike and the treadmill and although I was tired-It did feel easier being a bit lighter. I used to have a personal trainer there- I did see her today but she didnt even say "Oh My Gosh How much thinner are you???" In fact ever since I gave her up,she's been a little cold towards me-pretty professional eh?

It's truly winter here,blustery and cold ,raining lots-Ugh-I can certainly see why SAD(Seasonal Affective Disorder)is such a big thing . I'm waiting for a break in the rain to take Oscar (our dog) for a walk-he's looking very flat and unhappy.

I had bookclub at my house last night-only 5 out of 7 showed so of course I have lots of nibbles still hanging around- I am keeping them till my son and his girlfriend come home to graze and then they're out of the house-I keep opening the fridge door and looking at the cheeses etc Whoever thinks this band does all the work,is so wrong!

I have got my daughter's WiiFit out and have started weighing on it-You can never weigh on enough scales you know...I might even try the exercises at some point..

Well I think I'm just waffling now, I need to catch up on your blogs, So I hope you all have a great weekend, Bye for now!!
PS-here is my lazy depressed dog, and here is me in March 2011- probably about 3kg lighter than my heaviest weight-That is just the photo that motivates me most!


Monday, 4 July 2011

Belated Weigh In..

It's now Monday night-where did that weekend go???
I haven't even done my Friday weigh in- well I was 106.4kg-Very happy with that-only 400 gms down but haven't felt deprived at all and the exercise still has to commence.So-11.6 kg down in total,who would have thought on April 7th when I went to my first consult that barely 3 months later I would be nearly 12kg down!!

On Saturday,I had to do canteen at my son's soccer game-now at his club, you only have to do this once a season ,but you are there from 10am till 5pm! All day ,I was serving steak sandwiches,hotdogs, hamburgers and donuts and I nearly forgot-the deep fried chips! I had a late breakfast and wasn't really hungry till about 3 pm- The two Italian ladies who run the canteen ,tried to feed me all day,it was a most mentally and physically exhausting day- I only succumbed to a couple of chips-which actually didn't go down that easily or well and a quarter of a hamburger patty. So Wow Score for me! I can't even tell you what I would have eaten before my beautiful band!

A friend helped me go through my closet on Friday-(there were no spiders ,thank goodness!)I got rid of 2 bags of clothes-most size 22,I am now an easy 20 and not for long.My closet is so neat,I can see what I've got, It gives me a whole new mindset when I go into my bedroom.So go me!!

I catch the bus to work about 50% of the time and being larger,I know that people tend not to sit near me until they have no choice-Well that is changing!! that is not a NSV-I think more of a NSL(non-scale loss)-I actually liked sitting by myself-nobody coughing or with too loud earphones, Oh well you can't win them all...

OK ,must go now-Happy 4th July to all you US girls,Keep on blogging!!