Thursday, 24 July 2014

Back from Bali......

Returned from a wonderful 5 days at the Bali Hyatt, a great few days away with the family.  I managed to eat breakfast daily (I don't normally bother with breakfast) but enjoyed chocolate croissant and nasi goreng...... would have lunch (taco's or salad or pizza) followed by dinner (usually something indonesian)..... washed down with copious amounts of alcohol....... hey, I was on holiday!!  But the great news is that I weighed in today at:

   76kg / 11st.10lb

so I didn't gain anything - whoop, whoop!!  Must be a fluke!!

However, I haven't lost for ages now, am maintaining and still have another 5kg to go..... so have made an appt to see the Dr on Monday for a smidgen more fill - am hoping this won't take me too tight, there is such a fine line.

Anyway, back to Bali -  the hotel was fabulous and the grounds amazing, had a chilled time which was great.  Both the kids and I had temporary tattoo's done, here's mine, what do you think?

Temporary tattoo
Unfortunately, Rich got a dose of the Bali Belly, and is still not right, so has got tablets from the Dr.  5 days was long enough, as Harvey tends to get fidgety lying around the pool relaxing, but I loved it, and the weather was fab.   Went to Nusa Dua this time, which is a part of Bali I much prefer......, highly recommend it.

It is bloody cold back here in Perth..... and wet..... Winter just makes me want to eat, does anyone else find this?

Now we are on countdown for our UK trip in September, so looking forward to catching up with friends and family, its 5yrs since we've seen some of them.... even more of a good reason to loose those final 5kg..... will get to see my Nan again too :)

Anyway, hope everyone is well....x

Friday, 11 July 2014

Never ending journey.....

.... 76.2kg..... no change there then!  Although sometime last week the scale read 77kg, so I guess 76.2kg is good!

Devoured an entire bag of toffee popcorn last week wtf...... why.... because I can.  A good reminder that the band is a around my stomach and not my brain.... and that I must not give in to that  evil nagging voice telling me "go on, eat it, once won't hurt", all the sweets, chocolate, crisps are known as sliders and the band has no impact on these at all, I could eat sliders all day long and not feel blocked but I MUST NOT!   Just goes to show the lapband is not a fix, but a never ending journey on which I must always stay on top and focused!

Received a letter from the Dr saying my recent blood test shows a low level of Vit D and that I must start taking a tablet.  Vit D is essential for strong bones, muscles etc and the best source is from natural sunlight..... you can tell therefore that it is Winter here in Perth...... but next week I'm in Bali with lots of sun - hopefully!

Do you remember that I mentioned Rich and I were expecting a child-free weekend last week as Harvey was at camp and Holly at friends?  We were planning on going to the city for the evening..... alas was not to be.... Harvey wouldn't do the "sleeping over" part of camp, so I was dropping him off each morning at 7.45am and picking him up at 8.30pm..... ho hum!

Tonight I'm supposed to be out for drinks with friends, although what was a girlie night out is now with hubbie's too....., problem is I have a 10yr old and no-one else does!  Tomorrow is the weekend, we are off to the Perth Food & Wine show...... (have you noticed how my life seems to be focused around food and alcohol?!?!?!?), and after that we are booked in at Perth Winterwonderland for some iceskating, so should be fun.  Dinner at friends on Sunday (food again...), and then I'm off work next week.

Not feeling a huge amount of restriction from my band, so think I may have a small fill when I get back from Bali, hopefully loose a little more before my UK trip.  Anyway, hope everyone is well....x