My scales are shite!!!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

I forgot to post my weight in for last week. I'll update that now. My weight was down to 89.4kg. So a small loss, but still a loss.

I weighed myself this morning and what did my scales read... 103kg.
I hop off,
I hop back on.... 89.0kg.
I hop off,
I hop back on.... 89.5kg.


I did hop on again a couple more times and again a different result. I am buying a new set on my way to work today. I might get the ones with the fat precentage in them also!


Friday, March 26, 2010

Just bumped into a friend up town. She told me I was looking skinny. Her husband agreed. SWOON

Worst ever!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Well we had our big society 'do' last night. I'm still not sure why they let us in! I had so many lovely comments on my dress. The only problem with the dress is the buttons on the bust. They popped open a couple of time. I am going to take it into the dressmakers and just get them to stitch it up.

Anyway, we are at the function rubbing shoulders with the elite, nibbling on finger food when BAM! I'm stuck. I made a beeline for the ladies loos and began to slime my little heart out. Finally it was clear. I headed back to the group, had a couple of sips of wine when, BAM! Bloody stuck again. So back I go to the loos. The pain was horrible. I was in there for a while and some lady knocked on the door to see if I was okay. I told her yes and continued to try and bring up whatever it was that was stuck. Finally it cleared and I was right to go back to the group. I didn't have anything else to eat, however we did end up at the pub drinking coffee martinis. My head is killing me.

My stomach is feeling sore today from being stuck! Might have to stick with liquids for the day and let it settle down. I have never had this in the whole time I've been banded. I obviously didn't chew well enough.

Anyway I'm off to nurse this hangover!

Big shout to to EM! Hope your wedding day was all you dreamt of!

Living in the 80's!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I did it! I'm back down to 89.6kg. So another 0.5kg gone this week!

Considering my cycle began yesterday I am really happy with that number. Normally my weight jumps up by a kilo or two. So fingers crossed I should be in for a good loss next week. I do need to keep up the exercise though as I tend to not want to do it at 'that time'.

Remember the dress I was talking about before we went on holidays that I wanted to fit back into? Guess what I'll be wearing out on Saturday night!!!! It fits nicely and will be a great option for an outdoors function we have to go to. Pics to come!

I just don't seem to have enough hours in the day at the moment!

Empty that freezer..... baby!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

I am doing really well with the whole budget thing. Normally Sunday is the day that hubby and I go to the Butchers and buy our meat. Today we didn't go. I told him that once we had eaten out what was in the freezer, then we will go. Normally our meat bill ranges from $50 right up to $150 for the week. We will eat out of the freezer for the next week.

Here are our eveing meals for the week.

Monday - Florida Pork and Veg
Tuesday - I have a large beef wing rib - not sure yet, still hunting for recipes.
Wedensay - Dinner out
Thursday - Shepherd's Pie
Friday - Left over Pie as Hubby won't be home
Sunday - Creamy Pumpkin Pinenut Pasta (only instead of the penne, I will be using up frozen Latina Raviolli)

Here is the recipe for Florida Pork. I LUUUURVE this recipe!

1 x 30g pack of Continental Spring Vegetable soup mix
2 tsp oil
4 pork loin chops
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup water
4-6 olives sliced

Heat oil and brown chops.
Drain off oil.
Add combined soup mix, orange juice, and water.
Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 10 minutes, or until pork is cooked.
Serve sprinkled with olives.


Friday, March 12, 2010

This is one of my favourite singers.....Sarah McLaughlan. I had the privledge of seeing her in concert about 5 years ago and am waiting for her to come back to Australia to go and see her again. This video was shot of the Winter Olympics! Very inspiring!

A great loss!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

So this past week I have managed to lose......

2.3 kilos!!!!!
Sadly my weight had managed to get back up to 92.4kg (too much wine on our holiday). I am now sitting on 90.1kg. Next week I will be back in the 80's and am determined never to see the 90's again!
I was planning a trip to the gym this morning but I sletp through my alarm (2 late nights in a row). I am going to do an exercise DVD that I have at home to make sure I do something!
The comedy show that we went to was fantastic! Before we headed out I had a couple of rice crackers with sweet chilli philly dip to make sure I wasn't tempted with what food would be at the show. I am happy to say that at interval I was happy to sip my water while hubby had some potato chips. After the show we came home for dinner (thank goodness Maccas was chockers) and I made a ham, cheese and tomato toasted sandwich for dinner. I ate about 3/4 of it before I started feeling full and threw the rest away.
I have just joined a website called simple savings. Hubby and I both earn very good incomes but we buy what we want, when we want. As we earn good money we don't tend to worry about saving so much. This is going to change.
My challenge to myself today is to make dinner from what we have at home. Now I haven't done a proper grocery shop in a while and the fridge and pantry is looking pretty bare. I have however managed to scrape up dinner. Here's the recipe.
I had a frozen BBQ chicken in the freezer and as I don't have any zucchini I will replace that with some vegetables I need to use up in the fridge. I've probably already saved the money it cost to join the vault. Normally I would have left the frozen chicken and just purchased a fresh one.
I am in such a positive frame of mind at the moment. Changes are happening all around me!

Feeling great!!!!

Monday, March 8, 2010

I just came home from the gym and I managed 45 minutes of cardio. I think the poor guy on the treadmill next to me thought I was going to have a heart attack, or maybe it was just that I can hear myself breath when I have noise reduction earphones in...... hehehe.

I managed to reach a goal I had set myself for March....

I RAN 1KM WITHOUT STOPPING!!!!!!! Go me! At at a good pace of 9.5km/hr!!!

Tomorrows plan is a walk outside and then Thursday I will hit the gym again.

Hubby and I are going to see a show tonight. It's a comedy show, so hopefully it will be good. I was keen to have dinner before we head out, but I think we will grab something while we are in town. I'll try to convince hubby just to have the leftover Minestone and Lentil soup!

The rewards are showing!

I jumped on the scales today and the rewards are already showing. 1.7kg so far this week. It's amazing what you can achieve when you take an honest look at what you are eating! Keeping the online food diary is definatly helping me with the calorie side of things!

I am on the hunt for some preserving jars today to make this:

Wednesday, 28 March 2007: Episode 007 Grapes, pickled

400 grams white seedless grapes, cut into small bunches
300ml white vinegar
100ml water
200g sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
12 basil leaves
12 black peppercorns

Cut grapes from the bunch into small bunches of about 8 grapesPut vinegar, water and sugar into small pot and bring to the boil.Place cinnamon sticks and peppercorns in the jar first and then pack grapes and basil leaves into medium preserving (no.31) jar.When vinegar mix has come to the boil pour into jar over the grapes. Seal immediately turning upside down to sterilise lid.

There is a fantastic recipe for a Chicken, Grape and Champagne Pie which I am going to try and it calls for these preserved grapes.

I am so hoping that my staff member doesn't call in sick again so I can actually go to the gym this morning! Fingers and toes kiddies!

Who! Me!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Thank you so much Sandy Lee for my award!

Today is the most amazing day! Blue skies, lovely cool breeze and me sitting in my silent house just enjoying the peace and quiet!

You made my day!

A productive Sunday!

Here is a picture of the yummy pizza I made on Saturday night. I am determined not to opt for takeaway when things are busy. This probably took as much time to make as what I would have spent in the drive thru!

I didn't eat the whole thing. Probably about 3/4 of it.

I had the best day yesterday. At the moment I'm working 6 days a week which only leaves me Sunday as my 'rest day' (aka washing clothes, cleaning the house, bookwork etc etc). Normally I procrastinate the morning away and then do everything in a mad rush in the afternoon. Hubby and I were up bright and early and headed out for brunch. I opted for the omlette and am proud to say that I only ate until I was full (which wasn't much). We got home and it was all hands on deck. Hubby mowed the back yard and I got to cleaning the kitchen and doing my other household duties. I then headed over to work to do some cleaning. When I got home at 3pm with everything done I jumped in the pool to cool off and relax for a minute. The rest of the afternoon was mine! I indulged in a couple of glasses of wine and made the most fantastic salad to go with our steak for dinner. I'm not sure what is going on with my band at the moment. Breakfast I hardly ate anything and was full, whereas last night I ate a whole piece of rib fillet. I should not be able to eat that much. I'm tempted to go and have a bit more fill put in. Does anyone else go through this?????

I am very inspired by cooking at the moment. Years ago I did a stint on Weight Watchers and had set a goal to cook our evening dinner each night for a month from their cookbooks. This was back in the day when I finished work at 4pm! Hubby still says it was the best we ever ate! With my sparkly clean kitchen I'm inspired again. One of my favourite shows on TV is The Coof and the Chef I love Maggie Beer and I especially love the recipes on the show. Stay tuned for some great recipes!

I rock!!!!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

We had a party to go to tonight. This is how 'in control' I have been of late. I knew the party would be full of deep fried foods, so I made myself a healthy dinner before we left.... and wait for it....I packed cut up celery and carrot sticks.... just in case! Needless to say I felt satisfied from dinner and didn't need to eat anything, including the veggie sticks. I came home feeling on cloud 9! I have NEVER ever done this before in my life! So many times on Weight Watchers (or whatever diet I was following at the time) this would have been a time for me to throw caution to the wind. Eat what I wanted and try to make up for it the rest of the week!

I have really been watching my calories of late. I think with the band because you can't eat much you tend to not worry so much about the calories in things. This I have been monitoring to make myself aware of what is going in. It's working a treat. Heck I even drove to the party and drank water!! This is not to say that I am now a teetotaler, still far from it. I am now enjoying my wine and as per Dr's orders just having 1-2 small glasses a day.

So on the calories front I have to say how shocked I am with the calories in the Coffee Club's breakfasts! The best option is the omlette at a whopping 503 calories. Nearly half of what I am wanting to consume daily. The pancakes topped the calorie count at a whopping 999 BLOOODY CALORIES! Even though I would probably only consume half of that..... OMG! So I guess I go with the omlette and only eat half. I couldn't find any museli or yoghurt options, so I will see tomorrow. I know the Manager and maybe can ask her what is the best option.

I am in a real happy place at the moment. Even though I swore I would never count calories again, I am. The best part is that with the band I can easily stick to my alloted amount. Because I am not hungry ALL THE TIME it's easy to work out what you are going to eat for the day and actually do it!

I think I am at peace with this whole thing because I want to be healthy!