Friday, July 30, 2010

Yesterdays weigh in ....

I weighed in yesterday and there was no change in the scales. So I’m still the same.

I had a shocking week. I just wasn’t organized at all. We went over to Tauranga last weekend to see my mum who had just got out of hospital and we thought we’d do our groceries there before we headed home. We took a leisurely stroll around the supermarket and I got everything we needed, all my breakfast, lunch and dinner for the next week. Went to pay for it and the machine couldn’t read my card. So the checkout operator kept swiping it and swiping it, put it in a plastic bag/ paper etc . Still couldn’t read it. I said I’d go and get the cash out of the ATM no problem. So off I go – half way through processing it spat my card out and told me my card was damaged and invalid. Buggar, cause it was new. I couldn’t use my other card because the mortgage had just come out. In the meantime the queue at the checkout had grown. I was so embarrassed. I said sorry and we left. I felt about two inches tall. On phoning the bank they said that the terminal was faulty and it had damaged the magnetic stripe. I’d need a new card. A week later I’m still waiting for my new card. So frustrating.

Anyhow moving on …

I’m all prepared for the next week. I’m getting serious.

It’s a gorgeous day here today. The sun is shining. Spring is in the air. The daphne is blooming. I’m relaxed and distressed and feeling the best I have in a long time. Really looking forward to the weekend.


Eating for yesterday ...
BREAKFAST – 2 x toast with marmite
LUNCH – Baby green salad with sliced hot chicken breast
SNACK - None
DINNER – pork stir fry
WATER - 3 glasses

SW 80.8 kg
CW 79.5 kg
GW 65kg (For the moment)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Seven years ago tonight ....

Seven years ago tonight …

I knocked on a door. Seven years ago Mr T opened that door and I walked in.

I learnt two things from that night.

- Your life can change in an instant.
- That there is a big difference between loving someone and being “in” love with someone.

Seven years on and I’m still madly “in” love with the man.

Seven years on and we’re still having an affair.

Seven years ago our kids were 5, 8,15,16,17,18.

Four are adults now. Their passage through teenage hood was like being on a rollercoaster. Up one minute and hurtling downhill in a spiral the next. Two to go.

We’re survived marriage settlements, custody battles, kids, ex’s, starting our own business and having a wonderful wedding and honeymoon.

The next generation has already begun.

For the last seven years there have been so many dramas. Many thought we’d never go the distance. But all the dramas did was just make us stronger as a couple. We’ve made many wonderful happy memories. We’ve shared everything.

Tomorrow will be day one of our eighth year. We survived our seven year itch. Just as well Mr T knows how to scratch any itch.

Love you Mr T. Here’s to the next seven.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Bad choice .....

Last week 79.8 kg
This week 79.5 kg

300 gms loss
14.5 kg to go

Mmmm I figure that if I hadn't had fish and chips last night and snuck in a late night snack of one of those big cookies I might of had a better loss.

All in all it was a good week.

This week, I'm going to try really hard to drink lots of water. I actually do feel a little bit dehydrated some times. I'm going to visualise my body as a sponge, lol.

Gotta get outta here. Have a late meeting to go too.


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

What I learnt ....

When I was going through my ravenous period recently I thought I would opt for something that was going to be low in points and a more healthier snack. I chose cup a soups and crackers. You think those would be good options right. Well yes they are. If it's only 1 serve. When Jackie and I had lunch a week or so ago I gave her the details off the back of the packs to check the points value of them. Came back 2.5pts for the soup and 1.5 for 4 crackers. I was having 3 - 4 serves a day. Shite that was nearly my whole days points. Easy to see how the weight was sneaking back on. Writing it down exposes the hidden "extras" which makes it easier to make better choices. I feel that's what I'm doing now.

I'm still weighing daily. Daily weighing keeps me honest.

And this gorgeous little cutie keeps me smiling - day after day, after day .......

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Weigh in ..... and it's good news

Last week 80.8 kg
This week 79.8 kg

1.0 kg loss
14.8 kg to go

I wasn't going to post just how much I weighed now. But then I thought if I didn't let you guys know then who am I accountable too. Just ME. And if I have a bad week I just won't post the results. Well that's wrong. I have to be made accountable. That's one of the reasons why going to a meeting and getting weighed is a positive thing. Helps keep us on track. I mean I don't think you lot are going to give me crap, you'll give me support, won't you. So every Thursday I will record my weight - good or bad.

Since having my op I am sleeping so much better. I have not had an asthma attack for so long, I can't even remember when the last one was. My blood pressure is NORMAL. My giving up smoking has had a couple of slips but I've always got right back on track. I have a LOT more energy. Overall I feel pretty damn good.

Home is great. The kids are great. In fact Mr T and I are really enjoying them all at the moment, lol. They're all working, they're happy, no dramas, no problems. What more can you ask for.

I'm handling this winter a lot better than last. We've only just had the cold snap in the past three weeks or so. I can live with that. The days are getting a little bit longer. Spring isn't far away.

So now I'm rambling, so I'll leave and go do some work. Catch ya later.


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sometimes I feel like ...

All of the above,lol.

I meant to start my journal over the weekend but it didn't quite happen. I'd left my book at work. Real handy that was. But I wasn't naughty over the weekend.

I've actually made myself have breakfast the last couple of days and I don't know why but it has kept me quite full till lunchtime. Normally if I eat breakfast, I keep eating right through the day. I don't know why it's different now or even if it will last but while I get myself back on track it's a bonus and I'll take it.

They say that those who write down what they eat in a journal are more likely to succeed. I know I can succeed because I've done it before. I lost 12 kgs in just under 3 months. I succeeded because I kept on track and never lost sight of the goal I'd set. Now I have a hard time keeping my sights set on anything longer than a couple of weeks or so. I very easily veer off course. Must be old age. Maybe alzheimers is setting in. So hopefully writing it all down is going to stop me from veering off track and keeping that goal in sight.

Not only am I writing down what I eat but I also what I'm thinking/doing/ or feeling. I had a minor victory yesterday. I was cleaning up after a meeting and putting away the biccies, I kept two chocolate macaroons out, put the rest away. I turned back, looked at them and told myself put them back you don't need them. And I did. I felt good about it too. Today I wrote "Exercise willpower!!!" So far I haven't had too.

I'm also weighing myself daily - in kilos and in pounds and recording it in my little book.. This is what works for me. This morning it's down so things ARE working. Thursdays are going to be my weigh day and I'll record it on the sidebar.

My first mini goal is a 5% loss which is 76.7. Followed by a 5 kg loss of 75.8. I'm not going to get ahead of myself, I'll achieve these and then set the next goals.

And look what else is moving .... here comes trouble. He's crawling now and quite determined. There's mischief in those eyes. He's also good at giving your face a good pummelling, ah I mean massage. Grabs a nose, cheeks, lips hell whatever he can grab and contorts is into many different angles.

But he's still gorgeous.


Thursday, July 8, 2010

New day, new start, new beginning ....

When I met Mr T seven years ago I weighed 65kg.

Today I weighed 80.8kg.


Starting right now !!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Tonight I'm going to be .....

A domestic goddess.

That's right, thats me.

I've had a busy lunchbreak today. I've been shopping and put a bit of a ding in my card. I've been looking for ages for a new duvet set for our bedroom for ages but I've never found anything that I like. Until this week. I ummed and ahhed for a bit, checked with Mr T and made up my mind to buy it. It's a nice burgundy red with gold embossed stitching around the edge. The one we have now can go on Krystals bed. School hols means she'll be here on Saturday. So I also needed some more winter sheets (lord they're expensive even on sale) and some more towels.

So tonight I'm going home to do washing and cleaning, set up my bed with the my new set and also cook my husband a lovely dinner.

I'm still trying to get back on track with my food but its a battle. I cook healthy meals and I'm still having my soups. But I still feel ravenous at times. That's where I'm falling down, my portion sizes are getting bigger again. I should grab myself a notebook and write everything down that goes into my mouth and give myself a wake up call.

But tonight I'm going to be a domestic goddess. We have no kids for the next two nights so we'll make the most of it. A lovely dinner and snuggle into bed and relax in peace.

Okay, I'm out of here. Ciao

Happy . . .

Life is great, things are going way better than expected ( I hope I don't bloody jinx it)  we are good, we are happy, we are relaxed....