Thursday, 25 November 2010

I Did It!

Yep, sucks to you hubby, I lost the extra pound without giving up the biscuits! Yesterday morning the scale gods (goddesses? Libra?) smiled upon me and granted me the wish, five days early, that I would lose 4 stone (56lbs) before my birthday. Yee haw!

14st 10lbs - 206bs - BMI 34.3
(a total loss so far of 56lbs; 38lbs to go!)
Just 7lbs more and I'll be in Wonderful Onederland!
Happy Thanksgiving to those of you across the pond. Hope it's a good one. And I hope you all spend Black Friday buying skinny new clothes!

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

10 Month Bandiversary and Some Photos

I totally forgot that Saturday was my 10 month bandiversary! And how fabulous that it coincided with my lowest weight yet (which, incidentally I am back down to as of this morning). That means in 10 months I have lost 55lbs! Not too shabby, methinks!

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

Tina, you were right.

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

Dehydration Rocks!

Went out last night.

Drank too much wine (ie nearly a whole bottle.)

Woke up this morning with fuzzy head = bad.

Weighed self = good.

14st 11lbs - 207bs - BMI 34.4
(a total loss so far of 55lbs; 39lbs to go!)
Who needs the gym?!

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

14st 12lbs - 208bs - BMI 34.6
(a total loss so far of 54lbs; 42lbs to go!)
And I didn't even have to go to the gym to get rid of that pound; but maybe if I do go it won't take 22 days to lose the next one!

Monday, 15 November 2010

I Joined a Gym

What's wrong with me?!!! Something seriously weird is happening here. Hubby started talking the other day about joining the gym/health club across the road from us. Yes, it really is literally across the road - we can see it from our house, so there's goes the excuse of 'The car wouldn't start so I couldn't get to the gym' or 'It was raining and I couldn't be bothered to walk'. Anyway, when hubby mentioned joining up so that he could get a little exercise and also take small boy along swimming rather than being tied to the rather strict schedule for littlies at the public pool, it planted a little seed in my head. A couple of days later that little seed had sprouted into a fully formed idea whereby

I would also join the gym
So, yesterday we went and got ourselves joint membership. Now I need to
1) find/buy something that would possibly be suitable to wear whilst stumbling along on the treadmill and pulling muscles left, right and centre
2) try on my old swimming cossie and see if it's indecently baggy yet
3) summon up the courage to actually get over there
Incidentally, because this 'gym' markets itself as a health club, they have treatment rooms too where one can partake of massages, facials, waxes, etc. I'm pretty sure I could find the time/energy/courage to book in for one of those.
Oh, and I got another fill on Weds afternoon; I'm now up to 9mls in a 10ml band and restriction is well and truly back. Not lost any weight yet but holding steady at 14st 13lbs rather than bouncing around between 14.13 and 15.2 so hopefully things will start moving in the right direction in the next few days.

Monday, 8 November 2010

Another Fill?

I'm booked in for another fill on Wednesday afternoon. It's been on my mind to get one for a few weeks but I kept putting it off and I'm still not 100% sure whether I actually need one. At the moment I've got 8.5mls in a 10ml band and the last time I had a fill was 28 July - so that's about 3.5 months ago. Since that fill I've lost 17lbs which is pretty good going I guess, but recently that weightloss has really slowed - in August, immediately after the fill, I lost 10lbs, in September and October it was 3lbs per month. Yes, the weight is still going down, but it seems very slow and I know there are times when I am eating more than I probably should be. Nothing in comparison to what I could/would have eaten pre-band, but still more than a good bander should!

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

Whetting the Appetite

I'm very much looking forward to being able to enjoy my peppermint mocha out of one of these little beauties very soon!