Sunday, August 31, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
I saw video of myself from a christening I went to a few months ago... and I didn't look half bad! I am dying to see video of me when I was at my heaviest... because I have so few photos from that time. I know there is video out there because it was around the time of my best friend's engagement party. I'm trying to track it down.
Was exceptionally tight yesterday... TTOM and flu was the reason I guess. I drank half a cup of tea for breakfast, some Laksa soup and a few bean sprouts for lunch, a tim tam for afternoon tea and some pumpkin soup for dinner. I did end up having copious amounts of full fat ice cream in the evening, helping celebrate my husbands 30th Birthday. We topped that off with some chocolate... went down real easy. To be honest I don't think I went overboard with my calorie intake today even with the ice cream because I ate so little during the day. Had a couple of spoonfuls of scrambled egg for breakky this morning, and am still massively full..
And on a NSV: I'm currently sitting in a size 14 track suit pants and top.. which fit perfectly. Also, my size 16 suit which I was wearing during the conference is frighteningly too big for me now... I'm going to have to go and get a size 14 suit now... WOOHOO!!! I can't remember the last time I was a size 14! WICKED!
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
So I've got a cold, so I'm feeling like shite. Was at a conference with work in the city for the past couple of days and you know what they are like... all you do is sit in a room and then eat 5 times a day. I had one colleague of mine comment on how little I was eating.. to the point where she took me aside and told me she was concerned about me. I ended up chatting to her about the fact that I had a lap band and she was fascinated! She kept on asking me heaps of questions and then said to me that it all made sense to her now, as she had noticed a few times in the office that I would have only crackers and vegemite at lunch and think that I was starving myself.. *lol*
Anyhoo, I've taken half the day off and am working from home, so best get to it. I weighed in this afternoon at 85.2kg which is fab:
1. Because it's the middle of the day and i've already had water, tea and some food
2. I'm due for TTOM next week, and I always gain fluid the week before.. so fingers are firmly crossed for some more decent on the scales next week.
I never thought I'd be saying this but... 70's.. here I come!!
Oh yeah, Just a note: my BMI is now 30.5kg/m..... 1.6kg until I am officially UNDER the obese BMI category and am just plain overwieght... COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!
Much Love and sniffles...
Monday, August 25, 2008
1. It's too hot to eat... always a good one
2. I'm still full from
3. Pretend to snack during the day, always good because there were plenty of snack foods about
4. Soups/Curries were always on the menu and easier to eat than other foods..
I'm back now and I have a restriction dilemma. On one hand my restriction is really limited, and I'm having trouble eating things that I really shouldn't be.. like thick soup, mashed potato, even water/cordial is taking AGES to go through. I'm PB'ing virtually every day, and I KNOW that it's not good for me. I'm worried that my band might slip or something worse like erosion which I know can happen with constant vomiting. On the other hand, I'm experiencing weight loss... always a good thing.. was 85.2kg on the scales this morning! My head is telling me that I need to get some fill removed ASAP, and I think that's what I need to do. Although, my head is also saying that if I just try eating slower, chewing more then I should be OK!! But when I have pressure with drinking fluids I know something's not exactly right. I have an appointment September 10th with my surgeon. I will ask him for some fill to be taken out. Until then I've got to be super careful with my food intake.
OK, that's all from me for now.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
I'm in Adelaide at the moment for work. Just a day trip. Arrived at 10am... now at the airport at 2:45pm waiting for the 4:30 flight home. I realised last night that I didn't have any swimmers that fit me, so Husband and I are going late night shopping tonight when I get back into sydney for a new pair. I saw this really nice pair in RipCurl here in Adelaide... size 16. For a fleeting moment I didn't think I could fit them.. but then I remember that yes, I am actually a size 16.. It's a nice thought! Now, on to Size 14 eh?
Band wise, everything is going alright.. not good, just alright. I tried to eat a chicken enchilada last night.. No deal. So I went to bed with a fun sized snickers and a splice ice cream in my stomach. I did have a lovely soup for lunch and yoghurt, so I don't feel deprived or malnourished.. I've had coffee and juice for breakfast, some cheese and crackers for lunch - sitting nicely in my tummy and I'm really full. I'll probably have soup for dinner again, or if I'm feeling adventurous, I might have a baked potato, and just eat the insides with avocado and sour cream..
I've got an appointment with my surgeon in September, so I'm definitely going to talk to him about my extra tightness and see what he thinks. It could be the extra stress I'm carrying around at the moment. Hopefully this holiday to Thailand will help.
The only thing that is concerning me at the moment is that I'm going to Thailand with people who don't know I've got the band placed! My family. And they LOVE their food. And they're going to find it VERY strange that I don't partake in our normal family chow downs.. especially when it comes to Thai food. Now, my family adore Thai food. Whenever I go out to dinner with my family, it's always the same thai restaraunt.. which I LOVE. The good thing is, is that we normally share dishes, and everyone is so wrapped up in what their eating that they don't really notice how much I'm not eating!! Still... It is going to be interesting how I handle it!
OK peoples, well I'm off for a week. I don't know if I'll post when I'm away. Probably not. I'll be too busy enjoying the sun! :)
Take care all!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Weighed in this morning at 85.9kg before doing a number 2!!! Don't think I'll get to the magical 85kg for my trip to Thailand on Friday, but I do love seeing the 85 on the scales these days! I figure I'm losing at the rate of around 1kg / month at the moment. While that's not very fast, with the exercise I am doing at the moment my body shape is definitely changing. I've noticed recently that my calves are alot more toned and when I flex/point my toes I can see the muscles moving about. I've also noticed that my skin on my tummy is getting alot looser and is starting to wrinkle a bit!!
So today I've got home made potato and zucchini soup for lunch, yoghurt for morning tea and a cup a soup for afternoon tea. I'm also planning to hit the gym for a lunchtime session.
2 more sleeps until Thailand!!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Chloesterol - 4.55mmol/L - (Normal < 5.5mmol/L)
Iron - 13.2g/dl - (Normal 12-16g/dl)
BP - 134/75 - (Normal <140/90)
Pulse Rate - 67bpm - (Normal 60-100bpm)
Glucose (BGL) - 5.1mmol/L - (Normal 3.60 - 8.00mmol/L)
Everything is NORMAL! I am doing everything I possibly can to be as healthy as I can... and my insides prove it!! :)
Do you know your BGL??
To tell you the honest truth, part of me is loving the fact that I can't eat and therefore the weight is coming off... not quickly though. And I know that this is the wrong way to lose weight.. but it kinda does take pressure off me to choose the right foods and to eat properly - cos I can't really eat a damn thing!!! I am, however, very conscious of the types of food I am consuming, and am making sure that I am having protein first and then veges and fruit. I must admit, I do miss eating, and get sad when I know I can't have what I love to eat.. but that's what got me fat in the first place right?!?! And it's funny, because that Sad feeling only really is fleeting and I forget about it after a while. Not like before the band where there would be this gnawing inside you to eat and wouldn't go away until you had eaten. I can't remember the last time my stomach actually grumbled! Can you believe it?!?!
Did a wicked spin class this morning. I was totally in the zone and managed to burn almost 700cals in 45 mins! It did help that I had one of my favourite gym instructors cycling right next to me during the entire class... I couldn't go slow while she was right next to me, so I was going hell for leather the entire class... *phew*!!
I've got soup for lunch and a yoghurt drink for afternoon tea. Then cup a soup for dinner (while the rest of the family have chicken encheladas which I have to make them!! *pout*
Have a great day!
P.S I'm going to get my cholesterol / BP / BGL checked today... I'll post the results up. I'm excited ! I think they're going to be OK!!! :)
Monday, August 11, 2008
A great psychological achievement for me to see "85" on the scales as I feel like I'm nearly Halfway throught the 80's. It also means that I am now only 5.8kg away from being in the 70's!!!
Exercise this week was great considering I had relatives stay and the funeral on Friday:
Monday: Step Class
Tuesday: Spin Class and Abs Butts Thighs Class
Saturday: Spin Class
Monday: 6am Pump Class
Tuesday: 6:15am Spin Class
Wednesday: Cardio (Lunch)
Thursday: Travelling to Adelaide
Friday: 6am Cardio
Have a great week!
Monday, August 4, 2008
This morning I decided that I needed to exercise... I had this craving to move my body, get my pulse rate soaring and to sweat. There is a body step class on Monday's at 9:30am, so I went to that.. I'm uncoordinated at the best of times, so step is a bit of a challenge. Love love loved it! Burnt over 800 cals, HR got up to over 170bpm and average HR was at 151bpm. It got my mind off what's going on at home and had a great time. I only wish they have body step classes after work or on the weekends so that I can go to some more!
Scales are at 86.8kg, not surprising considering that I've barely eated over the last couple of days. Actually, I'm due for TTOM this week, and so I should also be retaining a little fluid as well until the end of the week, so I could see a good result on the scales come the end of the week. It also means that I have finally cracked my next goal of 20% of my body weight lost since I got my band! Go ME!!!
Anyhoo, that's enough from me for today. I'm going to have some lunch, rice with egg... YUM!
Today, for me... take a deep deep breath in and breath it out... and thank your lucky stars that you have a good pair of lungs...
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Haven't felt like eating much today. I've had 2 cups of coffee, some crackers and dip which I promptly PB'd up and trying to get down a cup a soup right now but feel like there is a golf ball stuck in my chest. Amazing how your band seems to react to the way you are feeling. I have had alot of butterflies in my stomach this weekend from what has been going on, and haven't been eating much at all. Even the yoghurt I had yesterday sat in my pouch for more than 4 hours. It wasn't until late in the evening that I felt like having something else to eat.
The funeral will be later this week I guess. A very sad day.
Do me a favour? Hug someone today.. I've been doing alot of that recently... It feels good.
Friday, August 1, 2008
My husband and I are both tired of dropping everything to take the 40 minute drive to the hospital just to sit in silence and stare at him mum while she breaths noisily into an oxygen mask and then watch how anxious and depressed his dad gets. We normally get the call in the evening, and spend our evening in the car or at the hospital. Each trip costs us over $20 in tolls and then around $20 in parking and we usually don't get home until late. Just this week, we've been to see her three times!! So draining... emotionally and physically.
Can definitely see the emotional eating monster rearing its ugly head. That and the fact that TTOM is coming up next week... I've been drowning my sorrows in the fun sized chocolate bars like nobody's business... I've had 4 maltesers and 2 milky way bars. I don't even think the calorific intake for all that chocolate would add up to one full sized chocolate bar... but I feel like a pig!!!
Enough procrastinating... I need to go home and then get to the hospital...
Have a great weekend everyone.. and cherish your health :)