Saturday, August 29, 2009
I just wanted to firstly say that I accidentaly deleted two people's comments... The Dash and Allie... so so sorry! I love getting your posts, so keep posting and I promise I won't delete the next ones!
I am an exercise machine at the moment! Was at the gym Monday - Friday this week so feeling very proud of myself. Last night I had 2 curry puffs and half a portion of pad see ew noodles with chicken and veg. Didn't finish all of the noodles.. but it was a perfect size! And I was chomping on Broccoli, beans and snow peas, not to mention the freshly stir fried chicken.. YUM! How good is Thai food?
Other than that... I'm off to Europe on 23rd September for a week and a half for work. Going to Berlin for 5 days for a meeting and then to the UK for a couple of days to catch up with some friends. Looking forward to that! Get back at the beginning of October.
Then... and this is pretty exciting stuff - Hubby and I are going to start trying for a baby! OMG freaking out - but in a good way! November is the start date... and then we'll see how we go! I doubt I'll fall preggers straight away, but it's nice to get excited about this... something I've definitely been thinking about since I got married... something hubby has been dreading since we got married - but he's getting used to the idea.
Actually, it's hubby's birthday today and I think him turning another year older has made him realise that we need to start thinking about the next stage of things...
Have a lovely weekend everyone and thanks for reading!!!
P.S. Opti Challenge starts on Monday! Thanks Bridget for the kick up the pants I needed :)
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Finally feel like I'm back on the bandwagon with my exercise! My eating on the other hand has left alot to be desired. I had alot of rice yesterday evening for dinner... I felt like I needed a massive carb hit, was so so fatigued! I'm feeling it today though - very bloated! I definitely ate more than I should be eating for a bandit.. yet when I eat veges and fruit I feel the restriction quite quickly, which makes me think that I've got a good fill level in at the moment. I'll chat with Mr Fill doctor next week about it and see what he thinks.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Thursday... one more day until the weekend!!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
We had a few words about it at Mum and Dad's. She even felt my port. She has not told a single soul, and I am so pleased. She said she had her own thoughts about me not telling the family and she understands why... Sis wants to come over to my place in the next couple of weeks to talk more about it. But for now, I'm real proud of how professionally and maturely she has taken it! I underestimated her! I'll keep you posted on what happens :)
On another note - a few comments have come through on my blog commenting on the amount of exercise I do. I truely don't do all that much - maybe 45 mins - 1 hour - 5 days a week... I do Spin twice a week, Cardio a couple of times and Pump class maybe one or two times a week. I wish I had time to do more! Like do a full hour of cardio and then an hour of upper or lower body weights. Or have the time to do a double class which I sometimes do on Saturday (as I have the time!!). I like spin because in 45 mins I burn 500 cals and I know that it's intense exercise in a short period of time. I like pump because I workout every part of my body with weights for an hour.
Perfect restriction at the moment - loving that I can eat most things and be full after half a sandwich chock full of salad greens and protein. Or some protein and loads of vege for dinner, feeling full and not going back in search of more food in the evening... or not enjoying my food because it's too hard to eat.
Doctors appointment on Monday for bloods and then back to fill doctor on September 4th for checkup.
Have a good day!
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Exercising this week has definitely helped somewhat. I didn't do exactly what I said I'd do for exercise this week. I wasn't very confident with my wrist so I didn't go to pump. So here's what I did instead:
Monday 6am: Cardio 50 mins 550cal
Tuesday 6:15am: Spin 45 mins 500cal
Wednesday 6am: Cardio 50 mins 550cal
Thursday 6am: Cardio 50 mins 550cal
Saturday 8:30am: Spin 45 mins 500cal
Sunday: will be going for a leisurely bike ride for a couple of hours or so.
So while I said I was going to exercise every day this week, I took friday off because I was starting to get a little fatigued and needed a rest day. And I don't feel too guilty about it!
Going out for breakky with my family tomorrow. My sister finally got a job as a solicitor and she's moving 3 hours north for the job, so it's time to celebrate - she's 28 and still living at home, so it's a pretty massive deal. Other sister, who knows about the band, but hasn't come to me about it yet, will also be there - so she'll probably be looking at everything I eat... Part of me wants her to come to me and talk to me about it... part of me doesn't. We'll see what happens!
Other than that, all is well with me. My barium swallow scans came back and all is fine. I have "mild to moderate" restriction which is perfect!
Hope you all have a lovely weeked!
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Unfortunately, love it or hate it, exercise is just one of those things that you have to do for weight loss. Sometimes I love it, and some times I despise it. Yet I know that at the end of each exercise session I feel fan-fucking-tastic! My back hurts less, I sleep better, my skin is clearer, I have more energy and I feel more alert and awake during the day.
So this week I'm going to do exercise every day. I'm going to go back to Pump tomorrow morning (Monday) which should be interesting considering my wrist is still a little weak - I'm going to start on the lowest possible weights and see how I go. Tuesday and Thursday will be Spin Classes at 6:15am, Wednesday and Friday will be an afternoon cardio / weights session, Saturday will be my usual Spin/Pump combo and Sunday I'm going for a bike ride!
Went for a barium swallow on Friday - that was interesting. I got to see what the band did inside me. I'd never actually seen it before. It was COOL! The radiologist said that it looks to be working fine and not stretched or dialated, which I had feared considering my reflux prob I had. Doctors appointment for bloods on 31st August and then surgeon/fill doctor appointment on 4th September. I'm thinking I might need a touch of fill in... I'm feeling hungry between meals and I'm getting stomach growls occasionally. However, I do love the fact that I can eat veges and fruit so I'm in two minds at the moment..
Battery on the scales is out at the moment, so can't weigh myself... not sure if that's a good thing!!
Have a great Sunday!
Monday, August 10, 2009
The scales have officially died, and need new batteries, so I don't know what I weigh at the moment, but all my clothes feel a tad looser.. which is a good thing as they were starting to feel a little snug there!
Gym tonight, just a cardio workout and perhaps a light weighs session to help strengthen my wrist and tomorrow morning I'll go for my usual 6:15am spin class! I'm not relishing the thought of getting up at 5:30am when I've just had 6 weeks of waking up at 6:30am! But, that's something I've just got to do if I want any hope of shifting this weight!
Just wanted to also make a quick shout out to all of the North Americans who seem to frequent my blog, I love seeing all the funky places everyone comes from on my blog roll! Keep on visiting! :)
Have a great monday!
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Soooooooo freaking good! Unfortunately it doesn't do well as leftovers... so no point putting the rest in gladwrap and heating it up later on.. .it goes all rubbery!
The best part is that I feel wonderfuly full! I love my band!
Hope you all have a fantastic Sunday!
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Oh my effing God!! I'd forgotten how good crunchy stirfried vegetables tasted.. I was in FLAVOUR HEAVEN! 30 mins later and the bowl was empty and I was pleasantly full... the band is doing it's job!!
I love it when that happens!
Spin class this morning, loved it. Had oodles of energy. Gym last night as well for an hour. Slowly getting back on track!
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, August 6, 2009
My sister still hasn't approached me regarding her new found knowledge. I'm not going to say anything and just carry on as normal. Weird thing is, is that she knows I know, and I know she knows... so not sure what's going to happen the next time we see each other!!
In other news.. my cast comes off tomorrow. So excited because it means I can step up the exercise again! YAY! No boxing though... :(
So all is well in my world! Hope all is well in yours!
P.S I've rebooked my barium swallow just to check that all is working correctly in there. 14th August. Bloods will be taken 31st August and I have my next appointment with my surgeon on 4th September. We'll decide then if I need more fill in or if I can stay as is. At the moment, my level of fill is pretty good... I really don't want to go any tighter.. The restriction level is perfect!