Sunday, 27 April 2014

Phew..... a strange two weeks....

Phew.... a strange two weeks.....somewhat hectic...... Rich ended up in hospital, Harvey ended up in hospital, bought a car, sold the UK house, and booked a holiday...... let me elaborate:

Firstly, no change with the weightloss, although have had many stuck moments (have been told that the band tightens with stress) so that would probably account for that....., TOM is here right now so am hoping to have lost a little this coming Friday weigh-in.  Although saying that, feel good.... here's a pic of me on Saturday night out with girls, quite a nice one of me, and had lots of flattering comments which was nice:

Anyway, on my last post I promised to add a pic of me horse riding, do you remember?  Well here it is:
This is me on Megs.......
we had a fun day out, I enjoyed the horse riding but felt a little uncomfortable/nervous at the same time.

So the saga of my last 2 weeks......, to cut a long story short, following chest pains, several tests and an andiogram Rich ended up in hospital with a blood clot in his artery!  Was somewhat unexpected, and meant he had a couple of days in hospital.  He is fine now, the intravenous drugs dispersed the clot, and he was allowed home with lots of drugs, 7 days of rest and a warning to change his lifestyle.  It was a little scarey at the time, but fortunately was sorted.  He was supposed to fly to Bali for a golf holiday with the guys last week, had he gone he would have likely had a heart attack......scarey!  Anyway, he is all good now:

The upside of Rich missing Bali, is that we have booked to go as a family in July for 5 days with the kids.... so the children and I get a break away now too - result!

Harvey had to go in for some routine surgery on Wed, he is fine, but has to have a week off school.  He has been very brave and a model patient - I'm hoping that I can stay out of hospital this week.... 

Finally completed on the sale of the UK house, mixed bag of emotions really - am pleased that we don't have the hassle of it anymore, but a little sad that an era of our life has closed.... have had some happy times in Windlesham, now fond memories!  Do you like the new Sleat machine:

Not the best pic, but you get the idea...... an orange car... whoop.... how in your face!

I went out with girls on Saturday, went to see Michal Buble, he was great and look how close he was:
A great show - highly recommend it!

.... and lastly.... look what two of my girlie friends have bought me for my birthday..... have been wanting one for ages but wasn't brave enough..... my arm piercing:

I love it..... !  Am now working on thoughts for a tattoo..... get me!!!

Anyway, hope everyone is doing well....x

Thursday, 10 April 2014


THE SCALES MOVED....... FINALLY......  77.6kg (12stone 3lb) - whoop whoop!! 

That's a total of 22.8kg (3stone 6lb) lost now, with only 2.2kg to go to reach my amended goal and 7.2kg to reach the original goal (which is the one that I hope to get too).

Have to say, that's a relief was starting to wonder what was happening after such a long stagnant phase.  Can defo notice the fill in the band and have to take care to eat slowly and chew.  Met some friends for lunch on Monday they tucked into large meals of steak, chips and salad, and I had an entrĂ©e prawn gambas and couldn't eat it all... eating so much less than pre-band days and not feeling hungry which is good!  Have eaten quite a lot of fish this week, and the family have now told me that they are getting fed up of having fish....

Last day of term today for 2 weeks, so my exercise routine may go out the window a little, although saying that netball starts back on Monday - yeah!! and am playing netball as a fill-in on a friends team on Tuesday, and am going body combat on Thurs.... so not too bad I guess, just zumba that I may not make.

Am going horse-riding tomorrow..... yehaw......, am going with a friend, her son and Holly which should be fun.  Pre-band days I wouldn't have been allowed as I exceeded the weight limit, not anymore..... NSV (non-scale victory)!!!  Shall hopefully have some pics to post for next week..... hope my horse isn't too big...., it better be well behaved too...!!

Hope everyone is travelling well...x

... Catch up

(This was last week's post, which somehow didn't publish)

...morning all.... Friday's weigh-in 79.2kg (12stone 6lb)....bit disappointed with that as did see 78.8 earlier in the week but couldn't log as wasn't my official weighin day... and then TOM arrived!  I think I'll see what shows on the scales middle of next week and then make an appt with the Dr if no real loss.  Have had a few stuck moments this week, so defo now that the extra fill in my band is there, sticking to around 1000calories and exercising...... so why not loosing???

Some motivational thinking.....

Some NSV (non-scale victories) for the week:  several people have commented on my weightloss this week saying how slim I'm looking......, I bought some stretchy jeans in a size 14....., I tried on some long boots and they did up over my calves (which never used to happen)....whoop, whoop...

Not much going on the Sleat house right now.... same ole thing..... kids out and about, friends sleeping over, have the afternoon to myself so think I might take myself to see the new Noah movie which I quite fancy.  I had to get my cardi out one morning this week, so Autumn is defo showing itself.... love to you all..x