Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tuesday Ramblings

So today I did my 6:15am spin class with Tony the gym instructor with not an ounce of fat on him. He teaches so many classes a week, it's rediculous... he has no life.. or rather, the gym is his life.. and he has the body to show for it. I wonder what gym instructors eat. Can they go crazy and eat anything because they exercise so much? Or do they still count the calories and watch the carbs, protein and fat... I wonder..

But I digress. So I'm doing my spin class this morning, and I feel aweful.. like I can't breath. Around me all the windows are fogging up and I realise that there is no airconditioning working!! No wonder I'm having wipe my face every 30 seconds! I walked out of that class sopping wet from sweat.. but I didn't feel like I'd done a good work out because I couldn't breath properly. I felt like I was breathing in other peoples carbon dioxide...I felt quite ill actually. Still, Mr HR Polar Monitor said that I had burnt 550 cals so I must of done something right.

I had an amazing salad for lunch - baby spinach, tomato, capsicum, olives, fetta, 1 egg and balsamic vinegar.... delish, but filled a pretty big bowl which I got down easily. I felt so healthy eating it! I'm going to make the same salad tomorrow but this time, have it with some tuna. Tonight is baked atlantic salmon with a coriander pesto dressing and some steamed zucchini and broccoli. How delish does that sound?!?!

Having some family dramas at the moment which I won't go into, except that they are making me sad. But not emotional eating because of it, which is a good thing... I seem to vent to my girlfriends which seem to help!

Plan to go to the gym tomorrow morning, early... and tomorrow night I'm going out to Tenpenyaki with a girlfriend which should be fun!

Hope all is well in your world!

LBG xx

P.S. I've just put up my fat vs thin photos on my blog... I really can see a difference!! :) Here's some more below:

So this is a side on view taken in March 07... look at that muffin and those chunky ham arms!!! and I thought I looked good in this top!! *eek* how wrong was I!!! and this is me on the right 20 something kilos difference. taken in Oct 2008. Cool Eh??


Bridget said...

Glad you put photos up!! Well done!! Its weird to see the photos of yourself though isnt it? Or is that just me? I cannot comprehend the change in myself.
That salad rocked! Kudos!

Anonymous said...


I came across your blog today for the first time because I googled "lap band blogs." I have a consultation appointment next Wednesday that I'm nervous about and wanted to read about life with a band.

I only got through March 07 in your blogs(lol) but I plan to keep reading. Thanks for keeping such a through record. It will definitely help me and others see what we're in for...

one question. I didn't see anything about having to pass a psych test. Here in Colorado it's a big part ofgetting approved. I happen to think I'm fairly sane, but my doc said many people don't pass. Did you have one? What was it like? If not, have any of your readers gone through the psych test?


Melanie said...

Wow, what a difference. You shoudl feel really proud of your hard work. Mel

Anonymous said...

You're looking sensational congratulations! And that sounds like a yummy salad too.

Spin class at 6.15am? Impressive. I'm not even contemplating waking up at that time!

All the best

Diz said...

WOW...You look awesome! Thanks for posting that inspirational picture. I really appreciate it. I need all the inspiration I can get right now.

mjwdec73 said...

Such a massive difference in the photos - so inspiring to see that.

Your salad sounds awesomely yummy!

Oh, and girlfriends - the best thing ever to stop emotional eating!