Oh dear, what a bad blogger I am. Yet another grand hiatus. But I have another excuse - this time I've been at home (in Bristol) playing nursemaid for my Mum who had to go into hospital to have her gallbladder removed. Luckily, it was done by keyhole surgery so she was in and out in the same day and is already much improved.
While I was at home I managed to fit in a lot, yes A LOT, of shopping time because hubby had taken small boy up to see Grandma and Grandad so it was just me and Mum at home. While Mum enjoyed some R&R, I spent a grand total of 15 hours at the mall. Yes, 15! All on my own, not pushing a small child around, infinitely aware of the amount of time he is willing to spend in his pushchair; all on my own, knowing there wasn't anyone waiting for me to get home (Mum was very content to spend time relaxing without me hovering around), or needing to be collected from nursery, or anything else. Just me and the shops. And my credit card.
All I can say is this: the UK economy is safe. I have shopped us out of the recession. I bought a coat (in a UK size 18, which I think is a US 14), a pair of trousers, and two cardigans for myself; and for small boy I bought a t-shirt, two pairs of pyjamas, a pair of dungarees and a fleecy top. I also bought some yarn and a pattern and have knitted a pair of wristwarmers to keep the chill at bay now that the weather has turned decidedly cool.
But, best of all (even better than fitting into smaller clothes and being able to shop in 'normal' clothes stores), when I weighed myself today I found myself in a NEW STONE!
14st 13lbs - 209bs - BMI 34.8 (a total loss so far of 53lbs; 43lbs to go!)
That takes me to within spitting (or should I say PBing?!) distance of onederland. Yay! And just 3lbs short of losing four stone. Oh, and guess what? Now that my BMI is in the 34s, I'm only Class I Obese!
Apologies for the blogging hiatus - we've been on holiday in bonny Scotland, which can now officially go to the top of my list of most favourite holiday destinations as I managed to actually lose weight while there! There is absolutely no way on earth that would have happened pre-band, not in a country where deep-fried pizza can be found on many a menu (and we actually happened to be somewhere where we heard someone order it; not only that, the person checked that it was a whole pizza they were getting, and not just a slice.) Without the band, I would probably have ordered one myself, just to see what it was like...
Anyhoo, I have returned from my holidays 2lbs lighter, which means I am now
15st - 210bs - BMI 34.9
(a total loss so far of 52lbs; 44lbs to go!)
And reaching 210lbs means it's photo time. Usually I get hubby to take the photos, but he's not here at the moment and I'm too impatient to wait til this evening, so here are my blurry efforts; and please excuse the baggy trousers - just nine more weeks til we get to NYC and I can hot-foot it to Macys where they stock trousers that actually fit my shape!
Compared to 262lbs (18st 10lbs) just before being banded