Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Reporting in..

I suppose you've gathered that I'm not blogging as's really because I have not a lot to say (unusual but true).

In the last week I have decided to get my a#se to the gym and burn some fat off this body of mine....I have not done this as yet!

I have had heaps on my mind but nothing to do with losing weight! It's not what encompasses my thoughts any more which is great. Although I havent lost even half the weight I need to I'm becoming happy with who I am - it helps that the fellas at work call me "skinny" - that fluffs the old chest out a bit more!

Other than that - if I started you would be here all day so I'll sign off for now.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Doctors visit

Went and saw Doc and dietician on Monday. Had .5ml taken out of the band - apparently I'm developing bad eating habits because I've been chucking up so much - so I go for the easier and less risky option which is usually not the healthiest! Bad idea.

Anyway - I'm doing ok now....happy to report no chucking since then! I'm still restricted though which is good so intake hasn't's just staying down now.

They were both happy with my progress which was good. Played tennis again last night...and lived which is a plus!

Thursday, February 12, 2009


It's a year today since I had my operation and although my weight loss has not been all that fantastic I have had some major positive outcomes:

1. I've lost a total of 24.2kg
2. I've lost over 90cm
3. I'm back playing sport (and lived to tell the tale) which I never thought would be achievable
4. I am much more positive about my future
5. I no longer take medication for diabetes
6. My joints are not screaming at me as much...and I can get out of a chair without cringing!
7. I'm no longer the fattest chick in the room - Yes I still check that out!
8. I've gone from a size 26 to a size 18-20!

I'd just like to thank all those people who have supported me from day one. An especially big thanks to Myf, Tina, Karen S and Sue H, Mel & Diz - you have no idea how much your comments boosted me and pushed me along when I needed it most.

On to the next 20kg now - can't wait!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

The never ending battle that comes with having a disablity!

This is our latest battle. It's not an easy journey having a child with major disabilities. We love Jess and no-one would ever question that and we have had 19 years of many hospital visits, many doctors, physios, OTs - and lots of tears and she has endured many operations and lots of pain. But above all that she is such a lovely girl with a wicked sense of humour (mostly toilet humour!). I could go on forever about it but I won't.

As she is now over 60kg it was time to bite the bullet and look into having our car modified. It's a KIA Carnival and at present John lifts her in and out of the car 4 times a day at the least. To have the floor dropped etc enabling us to wheel her into the car costs $25,000!! The bloody car is not even worth that much! So we thought there must be another option...which we've found and it's a hydrolic hoist for the passenger which is brilliant and can be taken out when we sell the car - which is even better. Well of course it came in at $10,000! and we have to go to Melbourne to have it fitted. The Australian Govt. and it's bloody giving everything away at the moment and they don't fund things like this...people are stunned when I say - no there's no funding for car modifications etc. It just shits me to tears when we both work our guts out and still have nothing to show for it. Apparently if we lived in Sweden we would be given a wheelchair accessible vehicle and all the equipment we ever need!

Then we looked into getting a portable hoist for the home - yep - another $3000!

And then just to top things off the Air conditioning in the bedroom end of the house has S**t itself ! We got a quote for that too and really we've been putting that off too because we knew it would cost a fair bit....and you know we do have a mortgage etc......yep it's going to be another $10,000!!! Apparently we have to have special power put on the house that will cost $2500.

I know I'm raving on but it feels good just to dump it all on my blog!

Anyway - there is a happy ending to this story. My dear friend Kirrilly (whose blog is linked to mine if you want to see what she's up to) - has decided to do a fundraiser for Jess. I was totally blindsided and gobsmacked and may I say "lost for words" when she ran it buy me. That is just the coolest thing anyone has ever done for us. She's one of these people that sees someone has a problem and will find a way to help no matter what. She is probably sick of listening to me whinging as we do share the same office so this may be her way of shutting me the F##k up!!

So - we are going to get an extension on our already rather sizeable loan for the air con and see how Kill goes in the fundraising and hopefully get these hoists.

If she goes really, really well we will even lash out and get one for the pool - wouldn't that be awesome!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


I don't know what I have to do (apart from exercise I suppose) to get this bloody weight off. I've really had a gutful of not eating and obviously I didn't hit the 25kg mark! I put on 500gms - I know that's not much but now I have to lose that again.

The sum total of my intake yesterday: (not including water - I have about a litre a day - yep have to up that too)

Berocca first thing with my tablets
Porridge later - about 8:30am - one of those small satchets.
Chicken (say a wing or thigh) and about 2 tabs of pasta salad (about 12:30pm)
2 crackers and cheese (afternoon tea say about 4pm)
dinner - well I'm lucky if I get any as it usually comes back up. Last night we had fish & chips - I had a crab stick and half a potato scallop (yep - full of fat I know but this is not the norm) - but it didn't stay down anyway! None of it. So it doesn't count!

I do have 3 of those Skim cappuccino's from Nestle' a day - maybe I should ditch the sugar...can you hear me making changes in my head here....

So I need to: Exercise more, drink much more water and ditch the sugar in my coffee.

I do start Tennis next week in a comp - say your goodbyes to me before then cos I'll probably have a heart attack on the court! And I am swimming most days now for about half an hour.