Friday, February 25, 2011

Welcome to a scenic tour of my regular walking spot

So I thought I would take you on a photo tour of some of my daily walk, generally I walk in our local botanical garden.

Last Sunday I took hubby on a tour of the much heard of tortures walks. We went really early, before it got hot and surprisingly it was quite enjoyable....and he wants to do it again.

 A view from the top on a week day

Followed by a weekend visit!

  The cute great white gorilla....
(unfortunately he was taking all the pics and I take lousy shots)

 My favourite An uphill path

Me, politely gesturing to the camera man whilst climbing the gentle hill
(it's steeper than it looks)

A sculpture "Body to soul"...I watched while hubby walked up it
(in other words I was gasping for breath while he still had energy to burn)

 The view near the top

 I took a break on the chair I have never had time to sit on before

And of course, another smartarse moment caught on camera

The Sound Shell - location of summer music etc

 A view of the Tree House from below

 Someone showing off his "guns"...he suggested that perhaps they were only derringers

I also wanted to share the view I saw on the way home last week...

 A view of the moon about 8.30pm, our house is to the left of the moon

It was just really beautiful

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A few answers to some ABC's...

(A) Age: 37
(B) Bed Size: Queen
(C) Chore You Hate: Cleaning the shower.
(D) Dogs? Meh, sometimes I want one but it isnt fair cos we are gone from 7.00am until about 6.30pm
(E) Essential Start Your Day Item: Clean teeth and a coffee
(F) Favorite Color: Red (closely followed by black)
(G) Gold or Silver? Gold, rose gold to be specific.
(H) Height: 5'7"ish (apparently I have shrunk from just over 5'7" to just under when measured for BMI measurements)
(I) Instruments You Play: Previously, Piano 2 years, Violin 8 years, Alto recorder - 4 years
(J) Job Title: Personal Assistant (well until three weeks ago Executive Assistant)
(K) Kids: yes my relatives have them :) I have 12 nieces and nephews, but maybe soon (weight loss essential and have to get off blood pressure pills as they cause birth defects)
(L) Live: New Zealand
M) Mom's Name:  Robyn and Christine (adoptive and first)
(N) Nicknames: Moggy Mo
(O) Overnight Hospital Stays? 3 nights for donating a kidney, 1 night for lapband, several while accompanying others to Emergency.
(P) Pet Peeve: slow drivers in the passing lane
(Q) Quote from a Movie: "Sid Garner: Remember, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Except for herpes. That shit'll come back with you" - The Hangover
(R) Right or Left Handed? Right.
(S) Siblings:  3 older adoptive brothers, 2 younger half sisters and probably more
(T) Time You Wake Up?  if I go to bed at night 5.30am, but anywhere between then and 7.00am
(U) Underwear: Since puting on weight...big girls pants but always previously Hipsters, but love these eitherway thunderpants.
(V) Vegetable You Dislike: Artichoke
(W) What Makes You Run Late: Usually unable to find either a hairbrush or keys. But this closely followed by hubby doing something or looking for belt.
(X) X-Rays You've Had Done: arm, knee, chest
(Y) Yummy Food You Make: Desserts, ever since I was about 14 I love making desserts, but probably most requested in Banoffee Pie.
(Z) Zoo, Favorite Animal: Otters or Meerkats

Monday, February 14, 2011

Wow what a difference a few days makes...

I never quite made it for an unfill, technical issues at work, it would have helped if I had a working phone!

Anyway so the weekend rolls round, I am being super cautious cos although I ate well on Thursday (I was bad and had chinese, but it comes with lots of soft meats and sauces) I was still pretty tight over the weekend. Now others had asked if maybe Iwas tight cos it was my TOM, but that wasnt due until about the 18th...well what do you know it arrived on the afternoon of the12th (Sat), which explains in part why I was so tight last week!

Of course I tried to eat half a scone yesterday morning (Sunday)...luckily I ate very slowly and it was only the last mouthful that was difficult.

But today I had yoghurt with protein powder added for breakfast, and I was full for ages, I had forgotten what it was like to stay full that long. And I was super bad and had chinese again...I think that was enough, have kind of gone off it now. But I can eat again! I mean I am still being super careful and I think bread in any large portions is off the menu now, goodbye Subway!

But on the plus side I weighed in this morning at 114.8 (approx 253 lbs).....wohoo. I always loose weight at the start of my TOM.

Thursday, February 10, 2011 I too tight?

I had a fill last Friday of 0.4, since then I have stuck and slimed three times.

First I think was on Sunday, no biggy, eventually went down with lots of sliming (can't remember what it was).

Then on Tuesday I had some pork minute steaks which were obviously too dry, even though I had sauce with it and cut it tiny and chewed, chewed, chewed, I got a little slimy and bought up a timy bit of the last of it.

Yesterday I had my normal yoghurt and cereal for breakfast, ate about half (and it was a little painful going down). For lunch I got a 6" sub, ate about half (mostly just the insides - I know! I shouldnt be eating the bread but the wrap just wasnt calling me).

And so for dinner I thought I would play it safe and have scrambled eggs, cos who gets stuck/vomits on scrambled eggs?

Oh right, that would be me....


Am I just not paying attention enough?

Because I only seem to get stuck in the evening (which is lucky cos last night was a three hour effort). I do try to concentrate on chewing and small bites but less so in the evening. And ok I eat on the couch, but I always have, I try not to have the tv on, but the couch is comfortable and you can sit up and eat.

Now the scales are feeling the love, I am two kilo's (4.4lb) down from Friday's weigh in, and I arent really hungry much, but this getting stuck is getting to be a pain.

I am considering getting an unfill, at least partially cos not even enjoying the little bit I am eating, which isnt a great way to live. Or should I just wait for it to settle down a bit more?

Friday, February 4, 2011

Fill number 3...take two

Can't beleive it's been two weeks since I last posted.

I have been flat tack with work, we moved offices (and agency), and so it is like all the team are starting a new job and no one knows what is going on. On the plus side all the stress seems to have completely dropped off since Tuesday. And while I have had some slow moving food episodes there were no stuck or sliming.

So today I went to get my fill and on weighing myself today, I had gone back up since last week. Infact in two weeks I have lost 0.1 kilograms (0.2 lbs).  But even though I was getting stuck all the time, my portions had gotten quite big and I never seemed to be full.

So she gave me a 0.4 fill and it seems pretty much a good amount.

After my fill I felt much better, I ate a biscuit for pre lunch, then about 2.00pm I had about half a vegetable quiche. For dinner it was some salami, some choc cake (hey I deserved it!) and an iceblock. And yeah my portions were so small.

But having said that my exercise has been atrocious, not helped by the fact that I am no longer in the building with my walking buddies, in fact I am now several blocks from them and that is a little depressing. But I have to find my motivation and keep going, next week is a new week and I will just have to fit in my walks.