Saturday, June 28, 2008

Size 14... is this possible?

Ladies and Gents... I am.. right now, at this very moment, wearing... *drum roll please*. Size 14 pants! Ok, so they are tracksuit pants with a little bit of give.. but I am in a size 14! WooHoo!! It was my husband who said I should get the size 14 pants... when I immediately went for the size 16 on the rack. Lucky I did, because the Size 14 fit perfectly! Go me!!!

What else has been happening? I've been travelling a bit for work, so food has been a bit funny. I haven't been game to eat too much because I can't seem to get access to the foods that I can actually eat. Really hard to eat bread still, and while there is an abundance of sandwiches when I travel, I can only eat the insides. My work colleagues comment on how little I eat.. and I'm running out of excuses!!

I have finally got my wedding photos. LOVE LOVE LOVE them! We have to chose some now for our album... how do you chose from 1000 photos??? They are all so lovely... *sigh* some tough choices coming up!!

Food wise I'm coping OK. Some foods I just can't do, bread and pasta being the two biggies. But Rice and Potato I'm doing better with. Still not good with dryer meats (steak and chicken, pork and lamb) but able to get down mince, chicken in sauce and fish of course, which is fine because I'm not a big meat eater..

Honeymoon in 2 weeks... YAY!

Hope you are all enjoying your weekends! Sorry I haven't been posting on your blogs recently... fucking hell I've been busy at work, travel, socially... I need a break!

Much Love

LBG xx

Friday, June 20, 2008


I got a long overdue hair cut last night and boy has it made a difference to my whole look. I grew my hair for 2 years for my wedding and I don't really like it too long as it has no shape. I got it cut last night and I love love love my new do! I feel like I've moved into the next phase of my weight loss and this signifies it... YAY!

What else.... I haven't weighed myself this week. I just couldn't be bothered with the scales at the moment. I'll weigh in tomorrow morning and report back...

Have been coping alot better with a wider variety of foods, including some fruits and vegetables. I'm able to eat mandarins now which I love, they're in season at the moment. I've been adding more veges to things and not having food so sloppy.


LBG xx

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Post Wedding Weight Gain

Totally went OTT with food after the wedding - Yum Cha, Ribs, Ice Cream - call it Marital Bliss?? Not sure - but I've put on just over a kilo!!! Couple that with no exercise and that's what you get eh?

Stepped up the pace a bit this week and bought some lovely fresh veges from the fruit market. I'm determined to get back on healthy eating and keep going with the exercise. Monday I did a Pump Class, Yesterday it was Abs Butts and Thighs, today I'm going to do ABT again, Tomorrow I'll do Cardio at lunch and Friday will be RPM at lunch, Saturday will be Spin and Pump. *phew*

I made a lovely spinach and leek puree which I've had with a mini quiche on Monday night and a mini Lasagne last night. It's fabulous how you can get "snack size" versions of main meals - perfect for little tummies like mine! I managed to get through the lasagne within 30 mins - it was the size of one and a half deck of cards - perfect! Today I've got a bowl of Chicken and Corn soup and a mini mandarin - they are in season at the moment and soooooooo cute!

I also wanted to comment on what Brent said in my previous post: "My point is, now, don't get so hung up on how much further you still have to improve your body. Start USING it, and the improvements will just happen."

Soooooooooooo true! While I will always focus on the scales - I'm going to put more effort into using my body. I've entered in the City to Surf in August and the 9km Bridge Run in September. I've spoken to a PT who is going to get me on a running program so I can train myself. I'm looking forward to the challenges I have set for myself :)

Thanks for reading! Come back soon!

LBG xx

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A bit of a scare..

There was a trip to the A&E on Saturday after my girlfriend who has a band had pain while swallowing coffee after our spin class. She had been out drinking on the thursday before, resulting in a bit of a hang over on Friday. Unfortunately, food didn't agree with her at all on the Friday and she ended up vomiting... not just the little PB that we do to get rid of food, but one of those wretches that makes your stomach move... then she felt pain from her front through to her back and couldn't eat for the rest of the day. She was OK during our cycle class, was able to sip her water, but didn't finish the whole bottle like we normally do... then while we were having coffee she complained about increasing pain. We both thought it would be a good idea to go to A&E and have the staff call our surgeon (we got banded by the same doctor). When we arrived the nurse explained that she would be charged over $300 to see a doctor!! I guess she didn't really have much of a choice... so she filled in the forms and we waited for the nurse. While we were waiting a lady and her husband walked in to emergency. She was clearly anxious and distressed - and was bleeding heavily - so heavily that it was running down her leg and on to the floor of the ER. She was made to sit and complete forms while she bled all over the seat!!! Appalling!!! We managed to catch some of the conversation she had with the ER nurse (yes, we were evesdropping), and it turned out she had suffered a miscarriage... very sad.

Anyhoo, back to the story. My friend and I were finally called to see the nurse, during this time my friend's pain had subsided somewhat, but she was too scared to drink or eat anything. The nurse told us that she had rang our surgeon who would be there in an hour. So we sat in a room and caught up (this friend was at my wedding, so we had heaps to catch up on!!!). The hour flew by, and before I knew it our wonderful surgeon was here. We were both really worried that her band may have slipped - but it turned out that the stomach was just bruised and swollen - thank goodness! He just took 0.25mL out and she felt instantly better!

When we were leaving the A&E my friend went to go and pay the "fee". Our wonderful surgeon stopped us and asked us what we were doing. We explained that we were paying the "fees and charges" for the A&E visit. Apparently our wonderful surgeon has a thing with the hospital that his patients can visit the A&E for free (as long as our wonderful surgeon is the doctor who sees us)... so no fee's were paid... COOL!

Anyhoo, my friend is now fine and has booked in to get the fill put back. All is well.


LBG xx

Sunday, June 8, 2008

What now??

As the wedding is over, I've decided that I need to set myself some new goals with my weight loss. While I was focusing on weight loss for my wedding, I need to do this for the rest of my life, so I need to focus on the future and what I need to do to achieve my goal weight. So lets revisit what's going on here:

December 2005 I was 116kg.
2 February 2007 - Lapband Surgery date - weight was 108.6kg
Today (8th June 2008) - I weigh 86.4kg
Thats a total weight loss of 29.6kg.
My goal weight is 68kg - 70kg -this will mean that my BMI is around 24-25.

Some big dates coming up before the end of the year:
1. Honeymoon - 12 July 2008
2. Thailand - 15 August 2008
3. Gold Coast Girls Weekend away - October long weekend
4. Summer - 1 December 2008
5. Christmas 08 - 25 December 2008
6. New Years Eve 08 - 31st December 2008

I would love to be at my goal weight 2 years on from my surgery, but my aim is to get there by then end of the year...

Have a great Sunday!

LBG xx

Saturday, June 7, 2008

One word... Magical

I had the most magical day yesterday, I can't believe it's all over!!! I weighed in at 86.4kg this morning, 400g off the weight I wanted to be for the wedding day... but I don't care. The dress looked fantastic, I felt amazing and beautiful and the day went perfectly. Not one single thing went wrong!!
Where do I start? 6am the alarm went off and I woke to the sound of mum putting the kettle on. So I got up and went into the kitchen and had some tea. The hairdresser was around at 7am, and there were 6 of us to do, so she definitely earnt her keep!! I had a protein shake for breakky, and nothing else until I sat down for dinner. My hair was finished just before the photographer arrived, and the make-up lady arrived at around 11 to ensure we all looked fabulous. The weather gods were on my side yesterday. We got some beautiful shots outside and inside and it didn't rain at all the whole day!!! The cars arrived, they looked amazing. on the way to the church everyone was trying to look into the cars to see who was in them. I felt like a princess waving to everyone, lots of beeping from cars and people slowing down to have a look!! Got to the church and started to get nervous (and a little hungry!!)... the ceremony was beautiful and moving, more than once I got teary, and my husband was very emotional as well. The reception was just gorgeous... photos outside (the sun was actually shining!!!) and then around the grounds before heading inside for cutting the cake and some food!! My husband looked amazing as well... so handsome. The speeches were a mixed bag of funny and emotional. My husbands speech was beautiful, but because he was having trouble speaking I ended up standing by him for the speech. The band was amazing, got everyone up on the dance floor, not before we did our wedding dance that we learnt beforehand. Before we knew it, it was the last dance.. the garter and bouquet were thrown and we were driving off into the night as husband and wife....

like I said... a Magical Fairytale wedding and I felt every bit the princess.. :)

LBG xx

P.S. Want photos? e-mail me..

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Rain Rain Go AWAY!!

Stupid Sydney Weather predicts showers for my wedding... although the symbol hanging over sydney on all those weather programs shows a sun peeking out from the clouds that are raining... I'm not sure what's going to happen... all I know is.. I can't control the weather!

My last day as a single woman today! WooHoo! I've got a beauty appointment in a couple of hours, then I'm going over to Mum and Dad's place where I'll hang out there for the evening. Me and my girls are going to see sex and the city tonight..

I'm feeling quite calm and relaxed at the moment, although I can feel that I am super tight at the moment. Maybe I'm internalising my stress and it's manifesting itself in a tight band. People have commented on how calm I seem to be..

Weighed in at 87.7kg this morning. Fiance and I did share some ice cream in bed last night (a favourite past time of ours) and I reckon I ate probably half a litre!!!! I felt extremely ill afterwards and I knew the scales wouldn't be kind today. Oh well.... kinda over it at the moment.

Anyhoo... next time I post I'll be a married woman!!! WooHoo!

Cross your fingers for good weather and a not-so-tight band tommorow :)

LBG xx

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Amazing night!

I had my hen's night last night, God, it was amazing! I wasn't a total trash bag, but I wans't completely sober.. I hardly ate anything, thanks to my band, but I didn't mind cos I was mingling so much!!

The evening started off with a hair trial at my parents place. Once I was all glammed up, with all my girls around me, we got into some taxi's and headed off into the city. The place we went to was noice.. very classy, the food was great (well, what I ate of it anyway), and the entertainment was... well, entertaining! Puppetry of the Penis came in to do some tricks for us... I now look at cock in a whole new light!! We even got to take photos with him and of him! There are now some very incriminating photos of me floating around facebook...

Anyhoo... I thought I'd also announce that I am now at 86.9kg.... TOTALLY COOL! I might actually be at 86kg for the big day, which is in 5 more sleeps!


Speak soon!

LBG xx