Thursday, 23 October 2014


Weigh-in Friday...... 77kg gulp...... the scales are moving in the wrong direction!!

I think I must have left my mojo back in England......., am becoming very complacent, not making wise choices, and not following the banding rules!  My meals are OK, but its everything else that isn't!  Constantly making cakes, scrolls, biscuits in the thermomix for the kids isn't helping as am sampling everything I make....... and who invented "Marvellous Creations" chocolate..... appear to be addicted to the stuff!!!

Really need to get back on track...... will spend the morning re-reading the rules and will try to avoid snacking this week!  Am not really noticing my fill either, so that's not helping either!

Other news, Richard has returned from China which was quite an experience apparently, whilst he was away had the house valued and went to view a couple...... am in the mood for a change and move!!  Harvey has had an overnight school camp at the zoo - how awesome!  However, as he doesn't do sleepovers, he really didn't want to go and was getting quite anxious, I thought  might get a call asking to collect him but so far so good.

Just bought a new dress for Melbourne Cup day, a strapless green and black number, got a black fascinator to go with it.  Having a girlie day at the resort, 3 course meal, wine package, dancing and off course the racing - should be fun!

Mum and Dad have booked their flights to come for a visit in March, so something to look forward to.  Might take advantage of them being here and head off for a few nights somewhere with Rich leaving the kids with Mum.

Well hope everyone is travelling well.......x

Friday, 17 October 2014

Woo hoo I'm back.........

Woo Hoo..... I'm back....!!!  Hi guys, a little late posting, I've been back in Perth for 2 weeks now, kept meaning to post but haven't got round to it!!

Well, where should I start...... we had an absolutely amazing, awesome time back in the UK!  Very full-on and busy but were able to spend some great times with family and friends and have come home with some awesome memories.  I still would like to bring Kate and my gorgeous nephews, and my Mandy over in my suitcase and never let them leave...... guess I'll try that next time!

We were able to be part of Dad's 70th birthday, which was the reason for the trip and a great time was had by all at his party!  We saw "Charlie & the Choc Factory" musical and Riverdance shows in London, we did the London sights, we visited Thorpe Park, Chessington World of Adventures and Harry Potter Tour..... to name just a few things.... and the weather was awesome the entire time!

Sadly the goodbyes never get any easier....., but we then had 4 days in Dubai which was great, and were also able to catch up with Richard's brother, sister-in-law and sister who came to Dubai also!  A great time, very hot and glam place, spent lots of time in the waterpark, swam with dolphins, tried skiing..... and finally found a couple of hours to chill on a sunlounger - awesome!!

Now.... what did I eat.....  EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING...... chinese, indian, american, italien, pie mash and liqor, and good ole blighty food, washed down with copius amounts of alcohol.  I had some fill out before my trip taking me down to 5.8 in my band and I never had a stuck moment or arkward moment the entire time!  However, despite all this time with the band.... it seems I still have not learnt any self-control...... a ate loads of food one evening at the Chinese eat-all-you-like, it went down no problem, buy boy did I feel uncomfortable after!!!

How much weight did I gain....... just 1.6kg - how fab was that, I was expecting to have gained so much more...... we did do loads of walking though..... so back up to 76.8kg.

I've since been back to the clinic and had the fill put back in..... but doesn't seem to be making much difference yet.... can still eat lots!

I must now start some self control and try and shift the last 5kg to reach goal.  Think a review of the banding rules may be  good idea....x