Saturday, 31 August 2013

Before and after....

 Well, I do apologise for being such a poor blogger.... didn't manage to blog anything last week!!  To be frank there wasn't really alot to say...  TOM arrived so as per the norm so I gained 0.6kg.... which really annoys me - but its been a full on week this last week!!

Richard's birthday was last weekend, had a super weekend but ate out whether breakfast, lunch or dinner for 4 days in a row...... I tried to make sensible food choices, ate wisely and didn't feel like I missed out! I think Rich enjoyed his birthday weekend.  We also had the George Benson concert which was absolutely fantastic.... so, so, so enjoyed it.  It was quite surreal, I said to Rich everyone looks so old..... then it dawned on me we are getting old - might feel 18yrs in my head, but sure don't look it!

Holly had her WA Junior soccer final - an important game for her so we all went along to support her.  Unfortunately, during half-time Harvey jumped of the play equip, landed in the sand and cut his toe..... by the time he came to find me there was blood everywhere..... fortunately a paramedic was on hand (we were in the middle of a field), was able to clean up some of the mess with some saline but advised he should go straight to hospital for stitches!!  Consequently, Rich and I had to leave and take Harvey to hospital and we missed the second half of Holly's game!  She has her league final next week, so hopefully we can cheer her on then!

I was due another fill today, but I decided to postpone it for a couple of weeks.  If I eat to quickly or take too big bites I am getting stuck; (although am obviously trying to avoid this) am still loosing my slow on average 0.5kg per week so figured I'm doing OK.

I'm down to 84.4kg/13stone 4lb, which is a total loss of 16kg/2 stone 5lb.

Am off out tonight to see "50 shades of Maggie Muff" have you heard of it??  Its a comedy show, thats supposed to be hilarious - am going with the girlies, although have bad toothache (have managed to get a dental appt for lunchtime) hopefully will be feeling better later.

Well as the title of my blog is "before & after" I thought I'd upload some before and after shots this week.  You'll recall we have been renovating our kitchen, still needs to have splashback, flooring and be decorated... but I am loving it so far:

Before reno
Before reno

After reno
After reno

Its been quite cold here in WA so we have kept Chester's hair longer than normal.. bless him he looks like a cross between a sheep and a teddybear.... well today was haircut day:

Before haircut
After haircut

and here are some pic's of me before surgery and now....

Pre-band - YUCK!
Pre-band - Ready for a workout

Me with the love of my life x
All ready for netball

Its Australia's Fathers Day tomorrow, so Harvey wanted to make something with some wood and screws for Dad....!!!  WTF!!!  I coerced him into baking and making some of Dad's favourites instead... so we've made rock cakes, shortbread and victoria sponge.... needed to try out my new ovem so that was handy!!  Anyway, have a good week, will try and blog again in couple of days...x

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Half way to normal......

Whoop, whoop...... well its Friday weighin and I'm now halfway to my goal weight, ...... x

Friday, 9 August 2013

Somewhere over the rainbow.....

Hi guys

Its not stopped raining this week, but look what I saw:

I'm a bit late posting this week.... have had to fight through the dust to find the PC!!!  Yep, the renovations started on Monday, there is dust everywhere, but its all coming along nicely!

Anyway, have done two zumba classes this week and really enjoyed them, my usual netball and walking.  I was talking to Rich saying that I'd like to do another form of exercise one evening a week.... quite fancy badmington but have no one to play with...., so think I will make some enquiries about going back to tap dancing.  I used to tap dance as a kid and as an adult and stopped once I had Harvey, but its great fun and really good exercise.... I don't want to do any shows/performances but quite fancy getting back into the classes.  Watch this space!!

You will recall that after my fill last week, I didn't really notice a difference..... BAM... for some reason its taken its time to be noticed, but certainly decided to let me know its there this week!!!  Have to really remember to eat slowly, and chew, chew, chew otherwise I get a pain in my chest.  The beef casserole I made on Tuesday got stuck (I think I ate the first two mouthfuls too fast) and I ended up sliming... yuck! Couldn't eat my dinner so Chester was pleased as he got the casserole.  I notice that the band feels tight mornings and evenings, lunchtime is no problem at all.  Went out for dinner on Thursday to an Italian, I had the garlic prawns entree as my main, which was plenty for me and really tasty!

Well I am down again this week, have lost 14.6kg/2stone 3lb in total.... I am just 0.4kg/0.8lb from reaching my half way mark... so lets hope I reach this NSV next weigh in.  I took some measurements today and have lost the following:

Chest:  4inches/10cm
Waist:  4inches/10cm
Tummy: 5 inches/12cm
Hips:  4.5inches/11cm

Not bad going eh??  Whoop whoop!!  Although I've not had to buy loads of new clothes yet, except for some jeans, just shows how tight I was wearing those clothes before!!

My sister Katie has been adding comments to my blog, but for some reason I've not been able to see them and she's checked and they've gone missing!!  Can anyone advise?  Find the technology of this blogging malarkay a bit cumbersome!!

Hope you've all had a good week...x

Friday, 2 August 2013

My willpower has walked off......

Morning all,

Well as I previously posted I had 0.5 fill on Monday and it appears to have made no difference..... infact I am wondering if she took it out in error...... Lol!!!!  My willpower has walked off, and my motivation is missing in action...!!  My food choices haven't been the best this week, its not helped that Harvey has made chocolate cupcakes, RIchard has brought home wine every night and we've had a meal out midweek for a friends birthday.  TOM has also arrived and with it my need for chocolate;  on top of that I'm only going no2 once a week.... so all in not a great week for me - very disappointed with myself - I have gained 0.3kg on a fill week so should have lost! Oh well off to Zumba to shake my bootie!

Another disappointment, is that I may have misled you all regarding my recent NSV!!  You will recall that I tried on and purchased a size 16 jeans from Big W, well when I put the jeans on at home, they nowhere near fit..... no way on earth they would meet to do up.... I had to take them back and swap them for a size 18 which fit snugly and look nice - so in all the excitement it must have been a size 18 I tried on in the changing room and not a 16..... how disappointing eh??

Completely off topic, I think my hubbie Richard is about to be fleeced...... he made a deal with Holly that he would give her $50 for every 'A' she got in her school report.  Very generous I know, but she normally achieves all B's and one or 2 C's so I think he thought he was motivating her to do well and may be out of pocket by $50 or so....  Well Holly's school report is due today, she texted me lunchtime to tell me that this time she has achieved 7 A's!!!  That is obviously fantastic news, and shows she is working hard at her first year in high school although I'm sure Richard's wallet will disagree..... do you think its fair to re-negotiate the deal at this stage?!?!?

The renovations start on Monday....eek!  Having to spend this weekend emptying the kitchen, and covering pretty much everything in dust sheets.  Hope everyone enjoys their weekend...x