Thursday, 30 December 2010
Monday, 20 December 2010
1) Hubby is finally on his way home; his flight from Orlando left at 6am Florida time/11am UK time and he is due in about 7pm this evening. Apparently the pilot thinks the flight will take an hour less than usual presumably because the plane weighs almost nothing (a bit like me -hah!) due to there being just 42 people (including crew) onboard! Isn't that crazy?
2) I weighed in this morning another 1lb down - if I didn't miss hubby so much I'd almost want him to stay away longer so my weight continues to plummet! So, I've now lost 60lbs - a great big fat 6-0 pounds have gone and they are NOT coming back. I have no fear about Christmas; I shall eat what/when I like safe in the knowledge that the band will keep me (mostly) on the straight and narrow and Onederland will be here in the New Year.
14st 6lbs - 202bs - BMI 33.6
(a total loss so far of 60lbs; 34lbs to go!)
That's just 3lbs til Onederland!
**** edited to add****
I've only just realised that the 60lbs loss coincided with my 11 month bandiversary! Great timing, non?!
Sunday, 19 December 2010
And poor me too - having to cope with small boy all on my own, in the snow! Our car is snowed in so although the main roads are clear, there's very little chance I can get the car out and get him over to nursery tomorrow, so that's another day I'm going to have to find something to keep him entertained and worn out! Still, the good news is all this lone-parent child-rearing has led me to lose another 1lb!!
(a total loss so far of 59lbs; 35lbs to go!)
Wednesday, 15 December 2010
Wednesday, 8 December 2010
aboard which hubby & I will be winging our merry way to NYC to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary in the city where we were married. Credit card(s) and empty suitcase at the ready.
This is the first time Ive flown since being banded and with 58lbs less of me I'm looking forward to
1) not having to ask for a seatbelt extension
2) fitting into the seat without feeling like the circulation in my thighs will be lost for days
3) being able to get the tray table down far enough that balancing a drink on it is not a precarious manoeuvre
Thursday, 2 December 2010
First no. 2) I went to the gym yesterday for the first time in YEARS. Literally years. I think the last time I went was in 2003. The reflection in the gym mirror suggests I need a new sports bra. I then went back again today for the second time, despite the fact that I had two excuses not to go: 1) my trainers had rubbed so I couldn't wear them and hubby had to hunt in the cupboard under the stairs for another pair; 2) it had snowed. But we all know that since we can see the gym/health club from our house, inclement weather is no excuse not to get there!
First no. 3) I saw a new low on the scales yesterday
(a total loss so far of 57lbs; 37lbs to go!)
Thursday, 25 November 2010
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
I do have a little mini-goal that I would like to reach by next Monday - it's my birthday and I would love to lose one more pound by then as that would be 4 stone (56lbs). Hubby said it would be perfectly do-able if I laid off the biscuits. Damn cheek!
And, as per Tina's request, here are a few photos of moi, taken on Saturday morning before I went out for lunch with the girls from my NCT group. Not too brilliant as I'm rubbish at taking photos of myself in the mirror - how does Catherine manage it so well?! Please admire my child-bearing hips (and thighs) but ignore my socks!
Sunday, 21 November 2010
Rehydration sucks big time. This morning the scales showed 15st 0lbs (210lbs) - a 3lbs gain in just 24 hours. Bah humbug. I'm not having that! That's the most I've been since my fill ten days ago. Obviously I'm not officially recording it; in my head I'm still 14.11 (207lbs).
Saturday, 20 November 2010
Thursday, 18 November 2010
my weight has dropped.
I've been stuck on 14st 13lbs for aaaaaages (three weeks and one day to be precise.) Not to mention bouncing around to 15st 1lb and, eeeeeeek, 15st 2lbs during those weeks. But today, at long, long last I saw
Monday, 15 November 2010
Monday, 8 November 2010
But then, on the other hand, what makes me think that maybe I don't need a fill is that I can still get full very quickly on some things, and also that I can get very stuck on other things. But, going by my benchmarks, I think a very small fill might be on order.
Mine are (and please excuse the fact that neither are healthy...):
a slice of toast - if I can eat more than half a slice then it might be time
biscuits (cookies) - if I can eat more than 2 or 3 in one sitting then it might be time
I'm also finding that I get hungry more quickly after I've eaten, and I'm thinking about food more.
What benchmarks do you all have?
Tuesday, 2 November 2010
Sunday, 31 October 2010
Wednesday, 27 October 2010
(a total loss so far of 53lbs; 43lbs to go!)
Wednesday, 13 October 2010
Wednesday, 29 September 2010
On 10 December hubby & I celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary. And, what better place to do that than in the city where we got married - NYC! Now, this isn't our first visit to the city (in fact it will be my 15th [or thereabouts] and hubby's 12th [or thereabouts]), but it will be our first since I have been banded. So, I'm asking for a little help here on where would be a good place for us to celebrate our anniversary with lunch or dinner on Friday 10 December:
somewhere that hubby can have a good meal but where I can also eat a band-sized portion and not look like a freak
somewhere a little bit special, but not somewhere that we have to dress up in designer togs (because we don't own any) in order to fit in - casual-casual as opposed to smart-casual would be the preferred dress code!
somewhere that isn't the Rainbow Room (done it, not impressed) or River Cafe (done it enough times and ready to try somewhere new)
somewhere like Sarabeth's (done it, like it) or Good Enough to Eat (same)
Thank you in advance!
Monday, 27 September 2010
(a total loss so far of 50lbs; 46lbs to go!)
The question that goes with this award is: If you had one chance to go back and change one thing in your life, would you and what would it be?
Hmm, that's a hard one. What's the saying about never regretting anything you've done, only the things you haven't done?! The trouble with going back and changing just one thing, is the repercussions that that change can have on everything else - we've all seen Back to the Future; but I'm being a bit too literal here, this is only theoretical after all! I guess the change would have to be doing whatever needed to be done to not end up being nearly 100lbs overweight in the first place!
And now I need to nominate six bloggers for the award (although being so late with this one means most people have probably already received it!) I'm going to follow Tina's idea and nominate bloggers with less than 100 followers (like me) in the hope that it will send a few new readers their way - we all appreciate more followers, don't we?!
Frst up is Alison because she's a fellow Brit, and there aren't that many of us (of the banded variety, I mean!)
Julie, because she's struggling and needs our support (and she's a Euro-bandster!)
Sam, who is six months banded and has already lost over 60lbs!
Jennifer, because she makes me laugh.
Oh, darn it, I'm going to stop there because all the other bandsters I know of have more than 100 followers!
Friday, 24 September 2010
Thursday, 23 September 2010
(a total loss so far of 48lbs)
Wednesday, 22 September 2010
I haven't lost any weight since the end of August. I've no one to blame but myself though as I'm simply not trying at the moment. I seem to have slipped into a phase where I'm really quite content to be this weight/size (15st 5lbs/215lbs, UK size 18/20) since it's such a novelty! My confidence has soared and I feel good about myself. Admittedly, I would probably feel a gazillion times better if I weighed less, but for now I'm ok here. The problem with being 'ok here' though is that I'm snacking away on biscuits and chocolate like the end of the world was nigh. I'm not putting on weight as a result of these snacks, but if I could give them the elbow I'd probably lose some weight.
I've also noticed that I'm eating too much; I get to a stage where I'm full and then I push it and have another mouthful of whatever it is I'm eating, even though I know I'm likely to end up having to make a dash for the toilet. How stuipid is that? I need to get myself back under control!
Anyhoo, I hope all the BOOBsters have a wonderful time in Chicago this weekend. I'm looking forward to seeing the photos (I think!)
Tuesday, 14 September 2010
Wednesday, 1 September 2010
Tuesday, 31 August 2010
Saturday, 21 August 2010
Thursday, 19 August 2010
(a total loss so far of 43lbs)
Friday, 13 August 2010
This is my first TOM since the fill that has given me proper restriction. This is also the first time that I have experienced TOMT. It sucks. Nothing seems to be going down well at the moment, even things with which I normally have no issue. And those things that I can eat, but which need a little thought and a little extra chew-chew? Forget it.
Usually for breakfast I will have a thin slice of toast or a toasted crumpet. Tried it yesterday, didn't work. Tried it again today, still no good. Yesterday went out for lunch with a friend; had eggs benedict. Thought the poached eggs wouldn't be an issue. Wrong. Ended up making two trips to the toilet, the second in a bit of a hurry. (Sorry if TMI!) Decided to tell my friend at that point what the issue was (she was thinking I was pregnant); at least if I go out eating with her again I won't have to worry about making excuses if I need to make numerous trips to the loo.
Dinner = fish. Nope.
Dessert = ice cream. Yes. Thank you Mr Ben and Mr Jerry.
Woke up this morning thinking that the lack of food yesterday would have done the world of good for my weight. Wrong again. 1lb up. Did I say 'Bah'?
Thursday, 12 August 2010
Anyhoozle, here are a few snaps of the dress which I have bought (but not yet removed labels from - I have 28 days to make up my mind...) I was v pleased to be able to try on (and fit into) a size 20 as I am used to trying on a 22 in this particular shop (the largest size they do) and sometimes (previously!) finding that even the 22 didn't fit. Not any more! It's a maxi-dress, so it's possible that I may even be a little bit 'on trend', although perhaps that trend has come and gone in the time it's taken me to notice it was happening? The photos don't really do the colours any justice - they look a little washed out but are much brighter peach and orange shades on a black background.
Even better, I then went to the shop next door (East) and bought a size 16 (!!) top in the sale, reduced from £59 to £17. Got to love a bargain!
Monday, 9 August 2010
Just one other thing. I went out on Friday evening with a group of friends I hadn't seen for a while and only one of them noticed I'd lost weight. Ho hum.
Thursday, 5 August 2010
Yes folks, it's true; a new day, a new weight:
(a total loss so far of 41lbs)
I think that this latest fill might have done the trick...
Sorry it's taken me a while, but I have to thank Sam for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award - thank you, Sam!
Apparently I now have to tell you seven things you didn't know about me (although some of you probably do know some/all of these things, sorry.) OK, here goes:
1) I'm an only child. Which, of course, makes me a spoilt, selfish, good-for-nothing little brat. Or maybe it doesn't. Depends which day of the week it is and who's playing with my toys.
2) I have an MA in Ancient Social and Cultural History.
3) Hubby & I got married in New York.
4) I used to have my tongue pierced but took it (the piercing, not my tongue) out the day small boy was born as I thought I should probably be a bit more grown up now I'm a mummy.
5) When I was young I wished my name was Frances (or is it Francis? I can never remember which is the female version); don't ask me why, I was young and foolish.
6) When I was young (and sometimes now, too) I was sure I was going to marry John Taylor from Duran Duran. Apparently he's now married to the woman who founded Juicey Couture which makes me think he must have dubious taste (and also accounts for why he married Amanda de Cadenent), hence why he never came knocking on my door.
7) I read The Times newspaper (Business section) for a living. It's not as glamorous as it sounds; actually, it doesn't even sound glamorous. But it keeps my brain ticking over (occasionally) and pays a paltry wage that keeps the treat cupboard stocked to the brim (don't tell the Diet Police) and my bookshelves overflowing.
And I now I have to nominate 15 bloggers to receive the award.
I'm going to do that bit tomorrow...
Wednesday, 4 August 2010
Tuesday, 3 August 2010
(a total loss so far of 39lbs)
(What sort of a mother does that make me, trying to encourage my darling boy to eat chocolate cake just so I can be the teeniest tiniest member of Family W?! Quick, someone call the authorities.)
Monday, 2 August 2010
Unnecessary photo of small boy!
Saturday, 31 July 2010
(a total loss so far of 37lbs)
Friday, 30 July 2010
Having said that, I woke up yesterday morning to find that I'd lost another 1lb, taking me to a new lowest low of
Saturday, 24 July 2010
News from (non) weightloss land: I'm weighing in at 16st 4lbs (228lbs), which is 1lb heavier than my lowest weight. I have a fill booked for Wednesday afternoon. I think I just need a really itty bitty little one, but will see what the surgeon thinks.
Hope you are all well. Happy weekend!
Tuesday, 20 July 2010
Tuesday, 13 July 2010
Monday, 12 July 2010
Moving on to non-band related stuff. Feel free to stop reading and move on to a more interesting blog where the blogger/bandster tells you motivating and inspirational tales of weightloss, NSVs, SVs and other skinny stuff. For here I am about to slip into parent mode, which I am sure some of you find less than riveting (I know it's true cos before I had a bambino of my own, I thought there was almost nothing on earth less interesting/more boring than other people's children.)
Anyway, today was small boy's first full day at nursery (preschool) and we all survived! I actually think hubby missed him more than me (he's a bit of a sopster that hubby of mine.)
We kept saying to each other 'Oh, I wonder what he's doing now? Oh, I expect he's having his lunch. Oh, I hope he's not sad. Do you think he's missing us?' And at the end of the day, when I went to pick him up I was getting those butterflies in my tummy like you get when you're really excited about seeing someone. Did I say hubby was a sopster? Hey, maybe I am too!