Friday, October 24, 2008

Update Week 31

Hello all.. is there anybody out there?

This week I lost 1.1kgs which I'm stoked about... although my lovely monthly ladies appeared a week earlier than scheduled (what's with that?) so I'm sure that would have helped!

Last Sunday I did the John Hughes Big Walk around the Swan River - 17kms (allegedly - I actually think it was about 15). My aim was to do it in around 3hrs so I was stoked to complete it in 2 hrs 32mins.

Other than that my exercise this week has been pretty ordinary. My back was really sore on Monday and Tuesday so didn't do anything. Played squash with GB on Wednesday - finally won one game! I was a squash superstar! Yesterday had a hair dressers appointment after work so no exercise and tonight none either. Got a mad weekend...actually the next week and a half is mad! GB's birthday is on Thursday so we have lots of festivities happening. Me guessing me weigh in not going to be good next week!

Oh well that's all... PLEASE COMMENT!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Weigh In: Week 30

Well lost 900g which isn't bad I guess.  I just feel like I'm stagnating.  I have an appt with Watson's new Dr Fill at the end of November (wanted mid November but he's on leave). I'm still hungry in the mornings and eating too much and it's taking all my will power not to stuff my face!

Just came out of my job interview. I've been acting in the position for over 12 months and the applications were due in early July but because I was off in Europe they delayed interviewing till now. As always, you kick yourself when you leave because you think of other things you should of said but overall I think it was ok. I only got questions on one of the questions which I guess I didn't answer that well but ugh I hate those things especially when the panel are all people you know so you have to restrict the level of BS. Oh well all out of my hands now.

OMG the best thing happened to me this week. I got an iphone! I can't recall if I said before but my blackberry phone met an unfortunate end in London so have been waiting for the Travel insurance dudes to assess it all. I thought they'd just buy me another blackberry but they decided to send a cheque instead so I'm paying out my blackberry contract and am now one with the iphone. It's the best thing ever. Yeah ok it doesn't do MMS and typing texts with touchpad is a learning experience but I LOVE IT.

Hope everyone else is well,


Monday, October 13, 2008

1hr 6min 28sec

That's the time I walked the 7km JDRF walk. My best time yet! Before that I think the best I'd ever walked that route was about 1hr 10mins. So I'm super stoked about that time. This morning when I woke up though my lower back was quite sore. Still I decided to walk to work as this week is supposed to be lovely weather. Last year when I was walking to work the quickest I did it was 33mins. Today was just over 37mins but I know I can walk faster, but my back was sore so it was slowing me down. Plus my ipod earphones were only working in one ear and you know what kind of effect one-sided music can have on a person!

Weight wise.. ugh... last week I put on 300g. Poop. I'm just eating too much I know I am. Anyway will see how I go this week. I have to get my mind set back into not eating for the hell of it. Still have had a few big dodgy and painful PB's lately so not sure if I want more fill in.

Anyhoo, please keep commenting - I like to know who's out there reading!

Em :)

Friday, October 3, 2008


[caption id="attachment_96" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Me on train to Paris from Amsterdam"]Me on train to Paris from Amsterdam[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_98" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Me climbing the Arc D'Triomphe"]Me climbing the Arc D'Triomphe in Paris... It was tough![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_99" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Eating Haggis Neeps & Tatties in Edinburgh"]Eating Haggis Neeps & Tatties in Edinburgh[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_100" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="After a hot day in Venice I asked for a large coke and got 1Ltr!"]After a hot day in Venice I asked for a large coke and got 1Ltr![/caption]

Weigh In - Week 28

Hello again, twice in one week look at that!

I have changed my weigh in days to Fridays to weigh in with GB and frankly so that the wine intake over the weekend doesn't cane me! Happy to report that I somehow managed to lose 1.8kgs this week. TTOM so I have to assume that was a factor seeing as I have done zero exercise and have still been eating and drinking like I was through Europe. We have decided to get back on the exercise train on Monday and get back into our after work routine. On the 12th I've got the JDRF walk around the Burswood bridges (7kms) and on the 19th we are thinking about doing the John Hughes BIG walk - you can choose 10kms or 17kms. Haven't decided which yet.

Oh and I am stopping drinking alcohol during the week... after today.. which is really part of the weekend anyway, right!

Have a tops weekend gals, I'll be helping out the kids by answering phones at Telethon between 9.30pm - 12.30am Saturday night. Donate Donate Donate!

Em :)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

I'm baaacckkk

Is anyone still there???

So we had our big trip and I'm back at work. Poo-ey. The trip was fantastic. Well it started a bit dodgily. As you may have read I was horrendously sick before we left. Barely eating for 2 weeks. When I did start to eat I was PBing everything. Got to Scotland and could barely keep 2 mouthfuls of soup down. Not good at all. I was drained and exhausted. After a few days GB phoned Watson's rooms and they started to try to track down a doctor who could remove fill in Scotland. I hopped on the net and found a forum and got a few names. GB called a few of them (he can understand that crazy accent) but kept getting stuffed around, they were on leave apparently. We decided to go to a hospital and just force them to do something. He wanted to go to a private hospital but I thought the public hospital would be the best bet. So when we got back to Glasgow (We'd been travelling through the highlands and everywhere) we lobbed up at the Royal Infirmary emergency room. I explained the probs to the reception chick and the triage nurse and neither seemed too phased by it. I started feeling relief. Went through to the emergency rooms and was seen by a doctor. She got me to pee into a cup (pregnancy test as I found out later - negative thank god!) and her sidekick learner doctor butchered my arm to get blood out for tests. I explained that I was sure I just needed fill removed. She admitted she wasn't familiar with the surgery and so decided to get the on-call surgeon to come down. At this stage I told GB if it looked like they were going to cut me open I was outta there. The on-call dude came down and had a blank face when I explained the issue and the solution and then the whole gastric banding procedure to him. Jeepers. He then went off to a computer where I'm sure he was googling it to see if I was making it up. Finally he came back to say he had found a bariatric surgeon and she was going to go search the hospital for the correct needle and come and see me. Thank god! A while later she came down and I went through the problem again and she totally got what I was saying!! YAY!! She was concerned though that from all the vomitting the band may have slipped. We decided to take out 2mls - better safe than sorry. I felt immediate relief. She gave me her pager number and told me to call her on the Monday (it was a Friday when this happened) if there were still issues and she'd do an xray etc. But no probs at all. In fact I could eat just about anything. Even bread (gives a cheer). Which was good and bad. Hell I was on holidays.

GB had 1ml removed before we left as he was struggling too, so although he still couldn't eat bread he could eat most other things.

So we lived the PHAT life through Europe. Eating drinking and just having the time of our lives. GB was sure he'd put on 10kgs and I thought about 5kgs. When we got home we weighed in. I'm not sure what I got down to after 1 week in Scotland, but based on my last official weigh in at home, I'd put on 3kg and GB put on 2.8kg. Not bad considering. We were doing a heap of walking though so I think that helped. In the last two weeks since we got home though I put on another 900g and GB another 2kgs! Still eating but no walking. Oh dear.

We saw Watson last week, GB had 0.3mls in and I had 1ml in. I don't think its enough. It's restricting some food types and helped my hunger but I think my portions are still too big and I'm still hungry in the mornings (although I'm ignoring it!). But I'll give it a go for a month and see how I go. After this week we'll get back into the gym and that will help no end I'm sure. I gotta get back into drinking water instead of wine for a start!

Anyway, that's enough of me, how's everyone else doing?