Hello all; just wanted to reassure you that I'm still here despite the hiatus in blog posts. Nothing much to report on the (non) weightloss front. Still bouncing around in the 25-27lbs down region. Luckily I have my third fill on Wednesday which I REALLY hope is going to make some difference. It can't be right that I can eat a restaurant serving of fish and chips with pureed peas, followed by a cream cake and a mug of hot chocolate, can it?! Not only that, to then return to my hotel room and contemplate eating a Cadbury's Creme Egg? You'll be relieved to hear that I managed to hold off from that particular temptation.
Restaurant? Hotel room? What is this, I hear you ask? Well, I went on a little jolly with a friend to Harrogate (N. Yorkshire), leaving the small boy and Hubby with Grandma & Grandad in Wigan. This was the first ever time I've been away without both my boys and, dare I say it, what a treat it was! My friend (let's call her Rachel, for that is her name) and I ate and shopped and ate some more, and then a little more. There was absolutely no indication on my part that I had had a GB fitted less than three months ago; indeed, it seemed that Rachel (who is not a Bandit) ate less than I did; I SOOOOO need this fill!
The main reason for our visit to Harrogate was to attend the British Craft Trade Fair so that Rachel could source some lovely lovely lovely handmade items for the new shop she is opening at the end of May. Oh My! Over 500 stands of the most scrum-tiddly-umptious items - ceramics, textiles, greetings cards, jewellery, mirrors, toys, knitwear, paintings, prints - all handmade in the UK. Best of all, because it was a trade fair, there was no fighting with stinky old Joe Public to get our hands on all the loveliness.
Although this was the main reason for our visit, had you seen us you may have thought that the main reason was so that we could go to Betty's Tearooms. We went four times in the space of the two-and-a-half days that we were in Harrogate: dinner Sunday evening (fish and chips, lemonade, cream cake, hot chocolate), dinner Monday evening (cheese and bacon rosti, lemonade, ice cream sundae), breakfast Tuesday morning (full English, coffee) and back Tuesday afternoon to buy cakes (rhubarb, Yorkshire tea loaf, fondant fancies, caramel shortbread), biscuits (Yorkshire shortbread), teas (two varieties) and coffees (2 varieties) to take home. By the way, did I tell you I've had a GB fitted? Exactly; you wouldn't know it, would you? Did I say I NEED the next fill? Yes, I really, really do - three days and counting...