Thursday, 30 June 2011

It moved

The weather did broke and we only had one really really really hot day so I'm much happier. The scale finally moved today, it stuck for 5 days although I was eating well, I know that it was down to my TOM and rather than giving up and eating rubbish I stuck with it and was rewarded with a 1 pound loss, today I weigh 14st 10 lbs (206 lbs)

I've been up and down the scale for so long, I'm not doing it anymore, I'm going down now!

I've not been to the gym for a week! I have to book slots which I haven't done and haven't got around to, part of me thinks that I should have time to myself while I can get it as the kids school stops in less than 2 weeks, probably a lazy womans excuse! I will go back at the weekend.
My membership is up in August and I need to decide what I'm going to do, the place I go is much like a Curves, its not that hard, it only takes 30 mins and its not too expensive, I may go to another gym which is huge, has classes and a pool and I don't need to book slots which is a pain, I do think that this is the way forward but I need to think about it seriously, I do have a few weeks yet.

For exercise I'm just about to pack a picnic and take George to the zoo for the afternoon, it's huge so we normally walk lots when we're there.

Hope that everyone is having a good day, I'm very envious at all the Boobs talk, really wish I could come.

Monday, 27 June 2011

Cor it's hot

Not sure if its reached 30 (86) yet but it feels like it has! I really really don't enjoy it but am trying to be brave.

Disaster this morning for me, kids were awake at 5am, 5am! So I was awake too, I decided to colour my hair as it looks shocking, I've been home colouring for a few months as my hairdressers closed down and I haven't got around to finding somewhere else. So, I coloured my hair and my arms and my neck and the top of my back and half of the bathroom! I can't get it off my skin! I look ridiculous, especially my neck, it's about 30 degree's and I'm wearing a scarf, I look like a complete loon!
That is the last time I do it myself, I'm finding a hairdressers pronto!

Weight is still 14st 11 (207 pounds) it's been the same for 3 days now and I've been really good, my very late TOM came yesterday and I think that that's to blame for the scale not moving but that's ok. What is going on with my periods though? They're allover the place, I can't imagine that its band related, I was worried that I was heading in to the menopause, I'm 38! I'm due a check up soon so will mention it at the Dr's.

My band is quite tight right now, think that it could be TOM related or it could be from my fill. I can eat but not very much, just had some cucumber, a digestive with blue cheese and a oat cake with edam and I'm full. I like this!
When will I stop putting enormous portions on my plate though? You would think that I would have learnt by now!

My children break up from school in 2 weeks and 1 day, they are off for 8 WHOLE weeks, can you imagine? I can hardly wait!

Saturday, 25 June 2011

I'm very happy

Good evening,

Things are going really quite well, I've lost 4 pounds since my fill, miraculously, I found out that you just need to stop eating crap! Amazing, who'd have thought it?

The other thing that has made me really very happy is that lovely Lisa ( has approval and a date for her surgery, I'm so so happy for her, if you don't follow her you should, she's lovely and very funny and she has something like 16 bathrooms!

It's so hot here today, we're set to have 2 days at about 30c (about 86f) I don't do heat very well and it makes me moan a lot, I appologise in advance!

Hope that everyone is having a good weekend.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Amazingly, I don't think the fill has made any difference

Things aren't really going that well, why do I keep sabotaging myself? I seem to just be eating rubbish all of the time. I seem to have got a handle on it today so far (is 6pm here) but I'm finding that I'm getting really hungry really quickly.

Today I have eaten chicken breast when I've been hungry, 2 or 3 bitesize pieces have done the trick but I'm a bit fed up that I may need another fill soon. I know that my restriction may well change and I'll be posting about an unfill soon!

Was very proud of my lovely boy today, he had to have his pre-school injections, I spoke to him about it a couple of days ago and he was on the edge of hysteria! Talked about it today and promised a treat after and he was really good, wasn't very happy but didn't cry, thanked the nurse and off we popped for a treat, couldn't find anything at all that he fancied so just had lunch and came home, we then went off to his nursery for a strawberry tea, it rained really heavily on the way so everything was rearranged and done inside. The kids sang and did actions, it was so cute! He's quite shy but joined in really nicely.

Did anyone get an e-mail about 50 top bariatric blogs? Its a small article bashing Gastric Bypass and then goes on to list 50 of our blogs from a site called B12patch. It's most odd, I was very pleased to be number 2 but soon realised that it was in alphabetical order and felt an idiot!!

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Had a fill

Hello all,

Went in to London for a fill yesterday, all went well, I got 0.4. Am on fluids until Monday, it's going ok so far mainly as it's corresponded with me having an IBS flare up (the things that I share on my blog!) I have had it a few times but it's very rare, this bought has been really awful and painful.

My in laws are here to stay, Izzy had a karate demonstration in the park today so they came to see that and the regatta which is on in our village today. It was arranged that I would meet them from the station in London and get them to the right station to get the train out to Essex. I got to london, had about 20 minutes for a lightning shop when I got the sudden IBS pain so went for painkillers and went for my fill early as felt rotten. I'm glad (if you know what I mean) that the pain came before my fill or I would have blamed the fill and its not.
So, I was in London and didn't manage to go in to even 1 shop! This is unheard of but my bank balance is grateful!

I'd put on 4 pounds since my last fill, they didn't shout at me and actually it was better than I thought. Am really hoping that this will kick start my weight loss, I bought a lovely Boden tunic the other day in my normal size 20 (US 16, like saying that as it sounds much better!) and it's skin tight, I look like a sausage! I think I need to loose 15 pounds in order to wear it.

Anyway, my lovely daughter is kicking off just for a change so I better go and deal with that!
Happy Saturday everyone!

Friday, 10 June 2011

The new bag has landed!

Isn't it beautiful? It's huge though, I got Izzy (average size 6 yr old) to hold it so you can see how big it is.

I also got the other bag, I really like it, it does seem quite small and plain compared to the red one.

Other than bag news not much to report! Sadly I've regained the 2 pounds but my TOM is due and I think that could be the reason, I'm ok with it.

Hope that everyone is well, sorry for the boring bag post!

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Something miraculous happened!

I weighed in this morning and (somehow) had lost 2 pounds! So I now weigh 14st 11 lbs (207 lbs) I'd had a good day, I wonder if I have been holding water.

I don't have my red bag yet and am getting quite frustrated and aggressive with the postman (this is a bad idea as he lives next door!) It's been almost a week, I want it and I want it now!

Have been to the gym today, I also went shopping so did walk quite a lot, the kids have a million parties coming up so I needed gifts and gift bags, we have one Saturday, Sunday and Monday!

My daughter is still driving me insane, I bought the kids some bits yesterday, nice things a huggle buddy pillow thing each, a magazine each, a new bag each and I also got George a little Brum car, he's obsessed with Brum but its quite old and so merchandise is quite hard to come by, George and I dropped in to a car boot sale yesterday and got one for 50p, he's over the moon. Isobel has sulked ever since as George got one more thing than her! I know that she's 6 but she's so ungrateful! I even had Paul talk to her on the phone this morning as I was so cross.
This too will pass,

Have a good day all, lunch time here!

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

I might have just bought another one.

Hope that everyone is well.

Why when I've been waiting for a fill for a couple of weeks do I suddenly get restriction? It's really very odd, actually my period is due soon so maybe that is why. I've eaten a tiny amount of chicken and carrots tonight and suddenly feel really full.

I'm down a pound today, 14st 13 lbs (209 lbs) I'm very happy about it and hoping that the trend will continue.

I'm a really rubbish cook, I've made Yorkshire pudding tonight (bet you guys have no idea what that is!) and completely messed it up, its like a huge pancake, my lovely husband ate it all, he's used to crap cooking!

Oh, my title, was looking at Mulberry handbags on ebay last night and found a gorgeous one that didn't go for nearly as much as I thought that it would so had a little bid and won it, it's a brown leather satchel and I can't wait to get my hands on it, think that it would be the perfect bag to use when the red one isn't in use (at least this is the way I'm justifying it to myself!)

Hope that everyone is well, big thanks to lovely LisaC who gave me a blog award, I'll pass that on shortly. Love to all.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Actually, I'm doing ok.

Seem to be back on plan, finally.

Have lost a couple of pounds, am dead on 15 stone (210 lbs) have my fill the Friday after next and despite the worst pmt in a long time I'm eating well.

I'm finding that I have quite good restriction but get hungry very quickly so I do think that I need a tweek.

I went a bit mad and bought a Mulberry handbag the other day, it's not arrived yet and it's red, I know, red. Not quite sure what I was thinking and it may have to go back. It's a Roxanne A4 tote for anyone who knows their bags so its nice and big and probably very red! I never wear red but I do wear a lot of black so hopefully it won't look too horrific.
I need to spend a ton of money shortly as George dropped my iphone and has cracked the screen, completely my fault as he was sat on my lap playing on it and I generally have a very strict no children touching my phone policy, they do each have access to an itouch so I'm not really that mean. It's still working ok at the moment, it has a crack at the top and the bottom. I'm very upset, it's like someone has damaged my baby!

Hope that Tuesday finds you well.

Saturday, 4 June 2011


Sorry for not blogging for a while.

The kids have been off school and my Aunt has been staying with us, we had a great week. We went to Bewilderwood ( in case you're interested, it was a 2 hour drive from here but well worth it, the kids loved it.
We mainly just pottered around and did things locally, it was so nice just to have some company.
The best thing for me was that she looked after the kids last night and I went in to London to meet Paul from work, we went out for dinner at a place called Itsu ( the food was good, cheap and quite healthy, they also stock wasabi peas which are always great to find! We then went to see Wicked which was fantastic, we both loved it, so did the whole theatre, I got the distinct impression that most of the audience had seen it several times before.
My Aunt has gone home today, we are all sad, Isobel sobbed and sobbed and would have held on to the car if I'd let her!

Weight is up and down, still about 7 pounds over my lowest, am trying to gain anymore, really do need a fill, which is booked for 2 weeks time. Will be happy not to gain anymore but really would like a couple off. Feel like the staff at the clinic will shout at me for gaining which is ridiculous, if they shout I would shout back!

Hope that everyone is well, haven't read any blogs at all but am going to catch up tonight, Paul is watching the Britain's Got Talent final which I detest, it's so contrived it makes me want to scream so I have to distract myself or I feel my blood pressure rising!