Friday, February 27, 2009

Need a new life anyone got one for sale.......

Well I have been sick for the past few days and finally succumbed to it. I went to my doctors yesterday for the results of my blood tests and it turns out that I have Pernicious anemia which is a B12 deficiency which means I need to have a B12 injection every 3 months. Joy of joy. He said that I shouldn't have battled on with viral illness I have cause it has actually gone to my chest and I have the potential for it to turn into pneumonia so I now have a puffer I have to have 4 times a day. So I haven't been able to do anything but sit around and feel sorry for myself. I have been able to catch up some uni stuff which is good.

I had a phone call from my husbands aunt who live in Adelaide, and I was giving her the low down on the band progress and the update on the family issues and just a general catch up. It was good to talk to someone who understood all the family issues and who had been through some of it. Can you believe it has been 2 months since I spoke to the sister in law and mother is law.

The band and I have an OK relationship some good moments and bad. I'll be seeing my Fill Dr in a few weeks so that will be good to be able to rein in some more control. I can eat most things and I have to eat every 2 hours otherwise I feel really hungry and unwell. I drink over 2 litres of a water a day so it no thirst.

I had a massage the other day and i am just getting over the bruises now, I had bruises all where my trigger points were cos, the guru said to tell him when the pain got bad but it never did so he kept going. I feel heaps better for it but the guru said I would be a work in progress cos of all the things I do with my life I don't look after it that crash hot so.

Oh well I hope to go for a walk tomorrow with the husband and dogs and at least have some sort of exercise.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I have the man flu

I have an upper respiratory tract infection at the moment so I have a runny nose, sore throat, cough and fevers. Still going to curves and the pool cos they reckon that if you exercise while sick you sweat out the germs. Going to see GP tomorrow for the results of my blood tests I had last week. Haven't even weighed myself this week cos I feel so crappy. Food choices haven't been that good cos I feel so crappy I don't wanna eat good food.

Friday, February 20, 2009

11kg gone forever

Well the scales have finally moved. I now weigh 96.8 which means I have lost 11kg!!!! Yeah so everything I have been doing the getting up a 5am and busting my gut hasn't gone to waste!! Yeah sorry I just had to share that.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Dirty weekend away

Well we are going away for the first rally event of the year at Ulladulla. It will be my second event post banding and first one post any fill.......I hope I go ok as we will also be camping and will be 30mins away from any great civilisation. So it is going to be a weekend of eating crap food and no really be good at all........oh well its not like I do it every weekend.

Going ok with food at the moment so that is a plus and I am still going to the gym and pool and getting comments about my weight loss and my clothes are getting a little loose which is good.

Hope you all have a great weekend!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

The week ahead

Well I thought I would update everyone now on my week ahead in case I don't get a chance. Went to GP Friday and he is sending me off for oodles of blood test cos i haven't had any for a while. He is doing everything from the normal full blood counts, cholesterol and liver function to hormones and blood group, so I will have to fast for 12 hours from 8pm tonight and then get the other nurse at work to take the blood from me. I'll go back and see him in about 2 weeks for the results. I won't be going to the gym tomorrow morning as you aren't suppose to exercise before a blood test. I won't be going to the gym on Friday either as we will be getting ready to go to Ulladulla for a car rally early in the morning, so it will be a shortened week for me work wise and gym wise.

Seem to be having good moments and bad moments with my band at the moment. I can eat bread in one sitting then cant in the next. Still having issues with chicken and tomato so I just avoid them now. Weight loss seems to have stalled so feeling a bit down about that and also the realisation about how hard things are going to be this year with the band, uni, 4 workplaces, money issues and of course all the normal stuff family, mental health and my friends.

Still haven't spoken to sister in law and mother in law since before Christmas so that has been a good thing on my end don't know don't care about the other end.....Its one less drama that I have had to think about once a week for the past 2 months.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Clean out time

Well it is still raining here, it seems it has been raining no stop for about 3 days. Over the years I collected various items of clothing in various sizes and various um fashion eras. I finally went through it today and had my husband say yes and no to items that he liked and didn't like. I ended up with 2 bags of stuff for the Vinnie's and the others I have washed and pack them away again in their different sizes. With the weight I have been losing sometimes it is hard to decide what I can fit into and what I want to wear. So I have decided that from now on no hanging onto clothes that i may need to wear again cos get that big in size, I will give them away so I have no option of getting this big again. Now if I could just clean out the rest of my house I may have room to move and it may look more presentable.

Lately my weight has been getting me down again I don't seem to be losing much on the scales despite all the gym and pool work and haven't been losing the cm that I thought I would be and it is all happening a bit slow for me. I have some restriction but can still eat somewhat a lot. I am going to ring my Dr on Monday and see if i can get in earlier for some more fill.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Oh good lord its morning

Hi all well it is about 5.30am its raining its dark its cold and I'm still getting ready for the gym and the pool (which is an outside pool!!). I think I have finally become addicted to exercise, thought it would never happen but hey.......Also went out to dinner last night for my 3 year wedding anniversary and had lettuce in public and didn't need to throw up yeah!!!!! Well I'm going to my GP this afternoon after work to discuss a few things that have been happening so that should be good, I really love my GP and i get along well with him. He has been a big inspiration in my life in the last few year so it will be great to see him.

Hope everyone out there in cyber world is going well and that you are staying on track.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Latest Curves weigh in and measure

Well I have somewhat jumped back on the bandwagon. I went to Curves this morning and had my monthly weigh in and measure. Its about a week late due to my time in Armidale but I didn't put much on. Here are the stats, since the 5.1.09(last weigh in) -9.2.09 I have lost 13.5 cms off my waist, abdomen, hips, thighs and arms and 2.06kg. I have also put my name down for the 6 week challenge that also involves going to a meeting once a week to discuss eating patterns and other healthy mind healthy body subjects.....

I have an appointment with my Lovely GP on Friday to discuss all the things that have been going on since about June last year (the last time I saw him). I haven't even seen him since I was banded so I know I am going to be in big trouble.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Home sweet home

Well I made it home from Armidale, but now the real fun starts.....This year of Uni they say is the hardest. So now I have to be disciplined to keep up with everything and time manage myself to do everything and still have time for the inner me.

Yeah home time

Well I have survived a week at Armidale, out of my comfort zone with food and somewhat survived. We have had a few PB moments and eaten some crap food and haven't really done any out of the way exercise. But I feel I probably needed to concentrate on the reason why I was learn and network with the other people in my class. I will be going home today to my own bed, my own food and back to my exercise regime on Monday. I will also need to try and be dedicated to doing Uni work cos if I fail I have to start my course all over again and I don't and won't want to do that. I have somewhat enjoyed my time here but it will be good to go home.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Boo Hoo :(

Well I was going so well with no Pb's for a day or so but had steak for dinner at the college where I'm staying. Not good, chuck up, had hot chocolate to soothe everything, nope it came back up as well. Just had a bread roll and it went down fine......bizarre. Well I only have a day and half left then it is back home and do all the stuff I just learnt about!! Can't wait to get home and sleep in my own bed again and eat my own food.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Well a few things are going right today. I have managed to keep all my food down today, no PBs. I have got over the hump of uni res school and we are now on the down hill slide, only 2 and half days to go. I haven't been doing much exercise but I have been doing a lot of walking around uni and its up and down hills. I will attempt to keep on my no chucking regime and attempt to walk up and down some more hills.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Food issues

Hi well after my first full day at uni res school, I am well and truly over this. I know I need to keep my eye on the bigger picture but the bigger picture is so far away.

Well I had food issues with lunch, it was pizza that after 2 bites of the base I decided it wasn't worth it and just attempted the topping, still no good. I re saw it a few times but eventually all good. I attempted dinner but had issues with that. More issues than I did with lunch. Oh well I have juice and old favourites to back me up and keep going. The girl I am here at uni with is banded as well and she has been banded a lot longer than me and she had issues with lunch and dinner so I don't feel so bad or alone.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Got to Armidale safe and sound!!!!

Well I have arrived at University of New England at Armidale. I hate the heat so don't do well up here in summertime. I have passed my first meal test at dinner. I had lasagna and chips and I stopped before I had to much which was good. Now I just have to get through the rest of the week. I have promised my self to walk every morning early so it isn't too hot........