Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Twas the night before Christmas...

I love Christmas... it's such a fun time of year. Everyone is in good spirits, people don't mind striking up conversations with other random people they see whilst waiting for coffee at the local coffee shop.

Definitely think that I need a fill come the new year. Last night for tea I had a bowl of lamb stew - but quite a large bowl with 4 dumplings. These dumplings aren't huge, but I remember when I was more restricted, I would only be able to have one because they were so bready... not this time! Then, after that, I had a mango. And this mango was freaking huge... so definitely time for a fill me thinks!!

Christmas tomorrow will be spent with my family. We're going out for lunch to a nice restaurant which will be very spesh! Unfortunately it's one of those 5 course meals. They scare me. Thank goodness it's spread out over the space of around 4 hours so it shouldn't be so bad. I won't be drinking either, which will save on the calories a little. Then boxing day will be a big BBQ at Mum and Dads place. Mum rang me yesterday to tell me what desserts she's planning to have... omg, heaven help me!!
I plan to enjoy myself with my food over the next 2 days and then get back into in on Saturday. I also plan on walking for 1 hour on Christmas Day and Boxing Day to try and offset some of the Damage I may do. If the gym is open on boxing day, I'll definitely be going! Oh yeah, and work is letting us finish early today at 2pm, so I'm going to head off to the gym and do a good 90 minute session before picking up my husband from work. So hopefully with my extra exercise I won't feel so bad when I'm having that extra piece of something naughty!!

Today I'm taking it easy with food. I've got a mango for breakky, Blueberries and yoghurt for a snack and baked beans for lunch. Nothing too exciting. Not sure what I'll be having for dinner - it will probably be take away, as I couldn't be bothered cooking tonight. But it will be a healthy take away - grilled fish and salad :). Speaking of take away - sometimes I get my fave indian take away on a Friday night (take out night!). Butter chicken. Now I get a small rice and a small butter chicken. I split the rice into two portions and the butter chicken into two portions and freeze one of the portions. Before I would eat a whole medium rice and medium butter chicken by myself! Cool eh!?

Who knows, I could be really tight both days and not get much in me at all!! Actually it was funny, yesterday, I had leftover lentil and vegetable pie. Two bites in and I was in stucksville and had to PB in the loo... yet yesterday evening I was able to put away a heap of food... still 2 years on and my band is unpredictable as ever! Also good as it tells me that my band is still working and my pouch hasn't stretched or done something funny!

I've just re-read this post and it seems so scattered... sorry peoples!!

Anyhoo, lastly, I want to wish all of you bandits or soon to be bandits a very very merry christmas!!! I hope you have a safe and happy festive season.

Much love

LBG xx


samib85 said...

you're looking fantastic !!!! keep up the great work !
Sami Xx

Nola said...

A very merry Christmas to you too!! I hope you have a wonderful day..

Lisa said...

Haha, Bandit!! I love that word. I'm a former bandit, now bypasser. Enjoy your Christmas food. Getting a fill for the new year sounds like a good way to hit 2009. Be well :)

Diz said...

I like scattered! I was totally able to keep up! Merry Christmas, and thank you. It's so comforting to read a blog with experience behind it. I'm only about 6 months into the journey, but it's nice to see how things progress. I appreciate the advice you give and feel so much better. I'm looking forward to your blogs in 2009. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

mjwdec73 said...

Scattered works for me - matches my state of mind 90% of the time :)