Sunday, September 18, 2011

Wowzers, It's been forever.

Hi all my lovely blogging friends. It has been forever since I posted (5 months), goodness me, not very good really. I do get on and still read up on how everyone is going.

Just a little update. I reached my healthy weight range goal about 2 months ago and have only lost 900 grams since then. I am now weighing in at 70.1 kg. So bloody close to being under 70 kg. I've only got 5.1 kg to go to reach my ultimate goal of 65 kg.

Life has been pretty fun lately. We entertain a lot and have a made a really good circle of friends since moving back to Mount Isa almost a year ago. It has been simply wonderful having some family around which I have not had for over 12 years. I'm a little sad though cause my BFF has decided to take a job in Mongolia with a large mining company there. Fantastic opportunity for her but now I won't have her around. We have already planned a catch up holiday in either Phuket or Kuala Lumpur, maybe even Korea, mid next year. Now I just have to tell my husband. Lol.

I've been feeling really healthy but I think I might still be drinking a little too much. This is reflecting in me not being able to move the last 5 kg I think, so I am going to have to address this. I've been working with my podiatrist on trying to completely heal my feet issues. I really want to get back into doing some running. I discovered that I love running about 1.5 years ago but then developed a plantar ficaitis which has been giving me hell ever since.

Well gonna head off now. Take care everyone. xx

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Had a great couple of weeks

So I just got back from Brisbane and spending time with my gorgeous family. While I was there I went and saw my Doctor. We decided I needed a small fill so he gave me .5 ml. I was weighed in his office and I came in at 76.5kg. I was pretty happy with this as it meant I would have been around 76 kg minus the clothing. Yay so I had reached my goal of pre-pregnancy weight.
Well since then (about 9 days) I have lost 1.7 kg. WOW. I am now down to 74.3 kg as of this morning. I blew 75 kg right out of the water. Now if started going back to the gym I could lose it faster :)
Had a few great NSV's (non-scale victories) while in Brisbane also.
-Bought the most stunning evening gown. Will get a picture of it for you when I get the chance to wear it.
-My Dad glanced over at me and thought I was his 59 kg wife standing there. That made me laugh a little.
-My neighbour commented that I was fading away :) Not quite, but was a great compliment.
-Spent the whole day at Dreamworld with my boys walking around, going on rides and swimming and playing in the water park. Did not feel tired once and had amazing confidence in my Size 12 bathers.

Thinking of you all fondly and sending big prayers to Drazil and her little Banana. x

Sunday, March 13, 2011

UNDER 77kg

OMG I'm so happy to finally be in the 76kg range. I jumped on the scales this morning and it came up with 76.8 kg. That is a loss of 700g in a little under 2 weeks. I know this is slow going but I am not concerned. It's not a race and I know that if I applied my self more I would lose it faster.
I only got to the gym once last week. I went on Wednesday hoping to do the pump class, but they were doing step. I was disappointed so jumped on the cardio machines for a hour instead. I also hopped on our treadmill twice. So I am thinking that 3 x exercise sessions a week are just not cutting the mustard. I've set my self a goal of 4 gym sessions this week and on the treadmill on the other 3.
We are off to Brisbane in a week and a half and I would love to be at 76kg or under for my visit to my Surgeon. That would be a total loss of 17.5 kg lost since surgery, and would put me back at pre-pregnancy weight.
I will post again just before we leave to let you know how I've gone :)
Take Care

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Gotta Tell You!!!

I just have to let you know, since I decided to give my self a kick in the butt, I have started to lose again. Yay. I jumped on the scales this morning and it said 77.5 kg (170.85 Pounds). OMG I have lost a whole kg in the last week and a half. I am super excited. Only 12.5 kg to go till goal.
I have been watching my portion sizes a little closer and have been trying hard to avoid the sweets. I've stocked up the fridge with Nestle Diet desserts so I can kill the cravings with them instead.
I've also been trying to get out and exercise everyday.
It's amazing what can happen when you follow the Band Rules. LOL.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Last two days.

The last two days have been a little uneventful.
Didn't get to the gym yesterday or today but did managed to go for a big walk last night, which was lovely. I love the simplicity of just walking along the street. Nothing to worry about, just listening to the traffic and the occasional bird. It really is a time for me to clear my mind.
I have been trying to track my eating habits a little more. I have noticed I am definitely able to eat a lot more since my unfil a little over a month ago so I need to to watch what I am putting in my mouth a little closer. I am an emotional eater! If the boys are stressing me out I always reach for bad stuff, be it chocolate, crisps, or what ever is at hand. I have even been known to put a spoon into the the nutella jar. Not a pretty sight I must say :) So I am trying my hardest to resist these urges, not with much success though, but I am trying so that is the first step.
Also I think I may have a small drinking problem. Not enough to be completely concerned but enough to know that most nights I am wanting a wine or two, and to indulge in this behaviour can lead to some serious health and non-weight loss issues. I have decided to only allow 3 wine nights a week. That might sound like a lot to some of you but for me it has been no problem having a glass or two with my husband each night after the boys go down.
So for the last couple of days I have been doing a little soul searching and rule setting. I would really like to get to goal by Christmas. It is only a measly 13 odd kg (28 pounds) so at just 1.3 kg a month I'm sure I can succeed. I just have to keep reminding myself that this is not a race and nor should it be.
Nite :)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hello there

Well sorry for my absence of late. Nothing much has been going on. Since my unfill I have been at a stand still. I have not lost a single gram and I think a lot of it has to do with my lack of blogging. I've decided I need to post at least every second day, that way I am accountable for how I am treating my band.
I have been overeating and drinking way to much alcohol so the time has come to put my foot down and kick my self into gear. My exercise has been good though and I am still loving pump classes. I can feel myself getting stronger.

We just booked 15 days in Bali for Christmas so now I have a huge incentive to get to goal. My husband and I got married in Bali 10 years ago. I was 93 kg on the day of my wedding and although I felt beautiful I was also very sad to not be the slim woman I was when my DH and I met (62 kg) only 4 years earlier. Yes how did I manage to put on 31 kg in 4 years :(
So now I am determined to be fit and healthy for this trip to Bali and have the wonderful pool side pictures of me in my bathers that I have always dreamed of.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

So, So Good

This un-fill has been fantastic. I have been able to eat again. Hooray.
Yesterday I had an egg for breakfast and that was the first day in weeks that I have been able to eat in the morning.
I actually got hungry around 10.30 so had some yoghurt.
Around 2.30 I had a piece of oven fish. I was a bit worried about the crumbing getting stuck, but it was all good.
For dinner around 7.30 I had a Leonard's Chicken Sausage and a little salad. Oh my I was in heaven.
Overall it was a great day food wise, my small portions kept me full for ages and I had no trouble what so ever.
Why didn't I do this earlier???

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Having an Un-fill

Firstly, sorry I have been MIA. Busy times, no excuse.

I'm off to the doctors in 20 minutes to get my first un-fill. I have had nothing but issues with my band since christmas. PB'ing every morsel of solid food, reflux issues every night and sometimes even having trouble with yoghurt and protein shakes. Not sure what has caused these problems but I was aware that I was very tight after my last fill in October. I have been trying to get through this but have now had enough. I'm going to ask for 1ml to be taken out. I'm looking forward to being able to eat some food again.

On a positive note I am down to 78 kg. Yay. I am finding a few of my size 14 are now becoming to big and I am now back into my pre-pregnancy clothes (although 4 years have passed and I now hate them all LOL).

I promise I will update you all in a day or so and let you know how this un-fill affects me.

For now, take care.