Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Safe travel to all the B00B-ettes. See you tomorrow or Friday.
Watch out Chicago, I'm coming to eat you!!!
This time tomorrow (if all goes to plan) I should be halfway across the Atlantic, either deeply asleep, deeply engrossed in Hello or deeply engrossed in a movie (let's hope American Airlines are showing some good ones because I don't enjoy flying and I find it really helps if I have something to keep me occupied other than thinking about the fact that I'm 36,000 feet above the ocean deep...)
This afternoon I have my long-awaited appointment for an unfill, hooray hooray. I'm going to ask for a biggy as I'm fed up of surviving on Gaviscon alone!
Anyhooozles, this is me signing off. Looking forward to a few days of R&R with the B00Bs (is that likely, do you think?!), some shopping in Chicago and NYC, and then coming home to see lovely hubby and my little boy (before we move house two days later - oh yes, it's all go around here!)
Friday, 23 September 2011
(a total loss so far of 88lbs - 6lbs to go!)
Wow - those numbers are looking good! Just 2lbs more and I'll have lost 90lbs; 6lbs more and I'll be at my (inital) goal (wonder if I can get there before my 40th birthday?) Yee haw.
The acid reflux/heartburn is still lingering (although I did finally get round to buying some heartburn relief medication which seems to be helping) and my band is still sooooooooooooper tight, so I'm not really surprised that I've dropped a couple more pounds. I'm really looking forward to getting an unfill next Wednesday - just 5 more days. I'm sure the pounds won't be dropping off after that!
And then, it's CHICAGO time!!!! I started my packing yesterday (without the boy child getting in the suitcase this time); here we have a bundle of clothes for the sisterhood exchangeand here we have some Booty for the B00Bs - I see Cadbury Flake bars, I see magazines, I see Fruit & Nut, I see M&S chiplets... If any other of you B00B ladies want me to bring anything over, please let me know - I've got plenty of room (at the moment!)
Tuesday, 20 September 2011
I do wonder if the tightness of the band, and thus my inability to consume enough liquids, could be to blame? Or am I clutching at straws here?! Neverthless, I have made a concerted effort to increase my liquid intake today (and I don't mean by drinking more coffee!)
Many thanks to everyone who commented on my previous post about acid reflux; I don't get it REALLY bad, I don't get it everyday, and funnily enough, I don't get it at night, so I'm not overly concerned at having to rush to get an un-fill sooner than next week; it's just that when I get it, it is fairly uncomfortable/annoying.
On a more positive note, I started my packing for Chicago yesterday evening (after I managed to get my darling son to vacate the suitcase), and also started reading my guide book (at long last), so I am now getting into MAJORLY excited mode!!!
Monday, 19 September 2011
Well, I know for sure my band is too tight and thank goodness I have an appointment with my surgeon in just 9 days - I'm going to ask for an unfill, quite a big one I think as my stomach really could do with a bit of a break, not to mention the fact that the rest of my body would probably benefit from some 'proper' food. I can't remember the last time I was able to sit down and eat a meal (however small) without having to stop after a couple of mouthfalls to take a walk or a break. The other morning I had a bite of watermelon and a bite of honeydew melon and promptly threw up - not good!
I'm in two minds about the unfill though; while I know I absolutely 100% need one because my eating just isn't right at the moment, I'm also nervous of what might happen to my weight if/when I'm able to eat more. Will I be able to resist the lure of bigger portions?! At the moment I know that the band does all the work for me and because it's so (too) tight I cannot overeat; but once it's loosened I'll actually have to play a part in this weightloss process and, after 20 months of coasting along, what will happen?!
Sunday, 18 September 2011
Sunday, 11 September 2011
Anyhoo, I'm not here to talk about Duran Duran, I'm here with a shout-out to the B00Bs, and more specifically with a once-in-a-lifetime offer:
Do any of you lovely B00B ladies want me to bring over things from the UK that you can't get hold of in the US or Canada? Tina has already requested a bar of Cadbury's Fruit & Nut and a copy of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine (I hope she doesn't mind me telling you that!), and I have those ready and waiting to be packed. So, who else needs some Cadbury chocolate, a copy of Hello magazine, a packet of Bird's Custard, a jar of Colman's mustard, a pair of M&S knickers, a packet of M&S salt & vinegar twists (Gilly?!), or the like?
Just leave me a comment or drop me an email and I'll do my best to get hold of what your heart desires (within reason... and if there's room in my case.)
Tuesday, 6 September 2011
1) First and foremost, it's got to be B00Bs!!! Thanks to my wonderful hubby and mum I'm heading to Chicago (and NYC) to meet a whole host of wonderful banded ladies. It's just four weeks (and 2 days) away!
2) On Friday night I'm going to see Duran Duran in concert. And at a small venue (capacity approx 600), which means that John Taylor, my life-long (well, since teenhood) love will have no trouble picking me out in the crowd and announcing his undying love for me. Forget the fact that hubby's coming with me - I've explained the situation with regards me and 'JT' and he understands.
Here's JT, aged approx 12, when Duran Duran were megastars in the 1980s
And here he is now: aged well, don't you think?
And last, but not least, 3) I've lost another 1lb; that's 2lbs already in Sept and it's only the 6th of the month. Don't ask me how I've done it, I'm pretty sure I've done nothing differently this week to any other week of the year. Clearly September is causing me to waste away.
12st 8lbs - 176lbs - BMI 29.3
(a total loss so far of 86lbs - 8lbs to go!)
I 'heart' September.
Just one concern: I hope JT can see me in the crowd now I'm so 'skinny'. Snort.
Sunday, 4 September 2011
Jumped on the scales on 1st September to see that the new month (and what feels like a new season as there's definitely an autumnal hint in the air) has brought me a new low:
(a total loss so far of 85lbs - 9lbs to go!)