Tuesday, July 29, 2008


We had a fantastic weekend. My friends were begging me to turn the car around and not come home! We did the wineries on Saturday afternoon and I bought quite a few bottles of wine which will be consumed over a long period of time. I get caught up in the moment! John says "do we have to buy something at every winery?" well of course we do! I didnt buy anything at the last one which surprised him but the wine was crap! I'll weigh in tomorrow and see how it's all going and reveal my weekend sins then!

Mudgee is such a lovely place. You could go there over and over and not visit the same winery twice. We only went to about 6 and I dare say there are at least 50.

We had heaps of laughs and played a few tricks on each other which was pretty funny! They don't appreciate it when they walk out of a winery out in the sticks and find their car is gone..hehehehe.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Fill

I've been over to N'castle and the concert was great. We also went shopping on the sunday and had a great day......tried a Sushi roll and won't be doing that again! Hated the smell....yuk.

Had a whole half a ml fill on Monday and drove home. Didn't think it'd make much difference but it has. I'm back to being full easily and not looking for food in between meals. Still haven't hit the 20kg though as I have to lose what I put on - Not far to go....weighed myself this morning and have lost 1kg since Monday which is great.

My friend has been banded this morning in Sydney and am waiting to see how she is - I think I'm more excited than she is!!!

Going away this weekend with 2 other couples to Mudgee for a big weekend - should be great fun. I also can't wait until I have a weekend at home........need to nest and my house looks like a bomb hit it!

Friday, July 18, 2008

A more positive update!

OK I know I've been slack and not blogging as often as I used to. I thought everyone would be over it by now and be getting very bored with my ramblings! So - I will endeavour to keep it up to date for the time being anyway.

First - the Disney on Ice adventure. Jessica was just beside herself with excitement. She kept trying to take the brakes off her wheelchair to get to the ice to get closer to them as she feels she knows them personally!!! It was the most rewarding experience for us just to see the joy on her face. She is still talking about it and carrying the program around with her showing anyone who is remotely interested. Sorry - no photos - it was far too dark!

The weight gain is nearly gone - I've lost about 700gms since Tuesday which is great. I'm still going for the fill on Monday though. I leave to go to Maitliand tomorrow morning and am going to watch my mum and Caitlin in a concert....which should be great! My mum is a very talented singer and Caitlin is hopefully following in her footsteps. It's great to see them doing something together that they both love.

Work has been very dull as the teaching staff are on leave so Karen (who's in Admin) and myself are left to party! yeah right. Back to "normal" next week.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


I must be doing something wrong! That'd be opening my mouth and letting things fall in! I weighed in this morning and much to my horror I had put on 1.2kg!!! Can I swear now - is that allowed on blogs? I must've inhaled a lot of bad things this week which is a good reason to keep a diary!!!!

So - I am not only having a fill next Monday come hell or high water but I'm going back to basics this week:

* Drinking lots of water
* No junk food
* Being conscious of what goes in my mouth!
* Keeping my eye on the ball

and being nicer to myself.

I have had a few shock upsets in the last week both of which I shouldn't mention on here as people actually read my blog! But enough so that I'm worried about one and pissed off with the other. The one I'm pissed off with will know that don't you worry.

So - we will aim for the 20kg this week and have the fill on Monday and move on.

If I don't blog again before then........Good Luck on Thursday Mel - catch up with you on the banded side!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Loving this weight loss!

I saw a friend of mine I haven't seen since Xmas today. He was really shocked, surprised and very happy for me. He kept saying "gee you look good!" - so I'm suitably happy with that. I really hate that it has all slowed down so much for me especially as I see all my other banding mates doing exceptionally well....jealously is a wasted emotion I know.

I'm going to start keeping an eye on the scales once a week again and note it down so I can see there is still some difference from week to week. I may even contemplate some exercise - yeah we'll see.

I still have about 600gms to go till I hit the 20kg so next Monday when I weigh in I will be breathing out!

We are off to Maitland and N'Castle this weekend to visit my parents and go to Disney on Ice with the kids. Jess loves anything Disney and I can't wait to see the look on her face. Will post a photo so I can share.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Movement on the Scales

We had another big week. Caitlin had an accident at school on wednesday and was carted off by ambulance to hospital to check her out....fortunately it was just a fair bit of bruising although she was sore and sorry for herself on thursday. She's ok now.

I've lost a bit of weight this week and will probably hit the 20kg mark by the end of the week...thank goodness it's started moving again!

We had respite this weekend and had a great weekend. Yesterday was John's birthday so we went to the movies, Old Dubbo Jail, had breakfast and lunch out. Today we went to Wellington to a friends house for lunch and saw a few people we haven't seen in a while which was good.