Friday, October 31, 2008

Some positives...

Before I had my banding I was trying to control the onset of Type 2 diabetes. It now looks like I've got that under control. My blood pressure was also a little bit high before banding and yesterday came in at 120/80! So there are some positives showing already apart from going down 3 sizes in clothes!

I've booked in a week early for my fill so will have that next Tuesday now. Can't wait - I want to lose more weight. Now I've started I want more!!!!!

Monday, October 27, 2008


I've got very little restriction at the moment. Weighed in this morning and boy it shows. I've put on 2kg! I'll have to be really, really good this week but it's hard going from eating very little to having an appetite and trying not eat!

I'm having a fill on 10th Nov and can't have it before then so will have to put in some real hard yards until then.

Oh well - Life goes on and hey I was 18kg heavier than this at the same time last year! I'll have another 5kg before Xmas you watch.....

Monday, October 20, 2008


We had a great weekend....spent all our money! So having said that I'm taking donations beloved friends...(only joking).

I bought a new doona cover in cream lace (very nice), handbag and matching wallet at a bargain price reduced from $229 to $70 for the bag. Perfume - Pure Poison by Dior that I will get for my birthday cos that's the only way he'd buy it. Clothes for the kids. Xmas decorations at the big xmas warehouse. Poor John got nothing - oh yes he did - I bought him some licorice!

On the weightloss front well............did I tell you I had a good weekend?

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Not happy Jan!

Who ever said exercise was a good thing? I've been on that bloody crosstrainer every day this week and thought I'd slip on the scales this morning to reap the rewards of my pain and suffering - well I've put on 500gms!!! Now I'm pissed off! I'm not getting on again until next monday and if I've put on again the exercise is going out the window with the scales!!!

I'm off again this weekend (am I ever home lately?) on a warehouse shopping tour - it would be nice if we hadn't just been on hols and spent all our money but hey I'm sure I'll conjure some up off the money tree for a little retail therapy. John is coming too as we have respite.

Monday, October 6, 2008

New Photo

Don't know if you can see much difference. The old weight loss has come to a screaming halt. I'm now exercising again and will be getting a fill in the next few weeks. Hopefully I will get back on track then! This was taken at the wedding.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Last weeks happenings

I have another week off yet which is great. Not sure if I want to go back to work yet so that's a good sign that I need more time off! By next week I'll be so ready to go back I bet.

I have Caitlin home on school holidays and for those of you who have spent time with an 8yr old - it's a mine of questions mostly about what we are going to do next! We've been to the movies and seen "Wild Child" which was better than I thought it would be.

I had a lady ring me last week and ask if she could drop around to buy 5 bottles of my salad dressing! She had bought a bottle of me at the markets and says she's addicted. How's that - it's a hit - now I need to make my first milllion.....yeah right.

We have the markets again next sunday so I hope to get bombarded with customers - yeah I know I'm dreaming!

We went to a wedding yesterday.........the bride arrived in a horse and carriage and the wedding was at an old homestead outside Dubbo. It had been raining all day until 2:30pm....the wedding was at stopped raining, the sun came out and so did the smiles. It was a lovely wedding and it was nice to see two people who are obviously very much in love.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Photos as promised

This is the "God of the Ocean" - very sacred to Cook Islanders. I would say he became a God due to him being rather well endowed!!!

The beach - enclosed by a reef. This is where we went snorkelling - unbelievable ocean life - lots of tropical fish.

The Lagoon/Waterfall Pool right next to the bar! See the ocean out behind it.....?