Friday, December 29, 2006
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Thursday, December 21, 2006
I have forgotten to take medication a few mornings before going to work and I guess that hasn't helped ..... and lack of sleep and the humidity has made me cranky......but it is the eating I am worried about. Am great during the day, everything is planned but in the evenings I am falling into real bad habits again and I know it and not stopping myself. Even my walking has been slack because I am tired....
Roll on Friday and the last day of work for 4 whole days.....yayyyyyyyyy
Monday, December 18, 2006
Saturday, December 16, 2006
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Monday, December 11, 2006
Now me.......shucks...I gained 500 g at my weigh in tonight but I expected to see a difference in between my ww scales and Victorian ones...so wasn't disappointed. Was happy though that in the 2 weeks I was away I lost a kilo on my weigh in scales....so gotta be happy with that!! Still a 60's girl.....
Sooooo what do you think of the pic of me and my girl....I love it!! Berrie took it when I took Kylee out to meet her and to say cyaaaa before I left. Carol and Berrie says she looks like me....I can only see the smiles the same...but whatever, I love her to bits.
Thursday, December 07, 2006
TinaDonna drove down to Geelong after her ww meeting last Saturday, picked me up in her gorgeous little yellow car and we drove out to Berrie's. Wowwwwwwww it was so good meeting her too, and yep she is Tiny. She has the biggest gorgeous smile....and is a real supermodel ... Go Donna...and thank you ....
One of my main highlights of the trip has been meeting my good friend, my support, my encouragement, my rock ... Berrie. She has followed my journey, been there through my tears, my cries and all the highs and lows and helped keep me going. And she has also offered the same support to my daughter Kylee has she begins her journey....
Thank you darl......
These pics were taken on the Friday when I picked up my little red hire car. One of our first trips was to the Botanical Gardens where we walked for over 3 hours.....It was so worth seeing, absolutely beautiful. Kylee and her boyfriend enjoyed it too even though they both had been there before.
Monday, December 04, 2006
I have had a great week....to start off I met the lovely miamaria from the forums, was lovely Maria, I enjoyed meeting you, as did Kylee. And Kylee will keep in touch Maria....
Then I went off down the coast to Geelong...where I drove out from to meet my lovely friend Berrie.......wowwwwwww it was lovely to finally meet someone who has helped, supported, encouraged and offered unbelievable friendship to me. We chatted and chatted, and took pics...and chatted some more. Berrie is looking really great and is so small. And yes Carol, gave her lots of hugs, enough hugs for both of us.
Then on Saturday TinyDonna drove down, picked me up and we went out to Berri's again....what a lovely lovely day we had. Donna is absolutely gorgeous and is looking so good, and tiny ... and her smile is sooooo beautiful!!
Today Kylee came down to Geelong on the train and we went out and Kylee met Berrie, and I was able to say byessssss to her before we drove back to Melbourne.
Girls it was awesome meeting you all...
And everyone...I fly home on Wednesday, I will update blog with all the great pics I took...
Monday, November 27, 2006
Anyways so glad I did....I lost 1.2 and now have only 1 kilo to go to goal..... In a way I hope I don't lose the kilo this week as I want to get to goal at home....but nothing, nothing can wipe the grin off my face at the moment. I'm glad I have relaxed and just done whats had to be done....yeaaaaaaaa Jen's version of no count has been my salavation...wooooohoooooooo !!!!!
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Taking off in the next hour or so....ohhhhhhh I am so excited. Tonight I will be cuddling my darling daughter Kylee.
Had coffee this morning with my friend Rach (Rachie06 on the forum) We used to go to the same WW meeting when we had the Saturday mornings. Rach is doing so well, has lost of over 10 kilo's and is looking good.
Will be going to WW meetings in Doncaster just to keep me on track...now I am down to my lowest weight again I want to enjoy my holiday but to stay focused too and too try and maintain this weight.
Monday, November 20, 2006
Yep....only two sleeps to go and I off to Melbourne and my darling daughter....
Weighed in tonight....and yep Jen's version of "no count" is still working...I lost .5 Now to maintain while on holidays, eeeeeeeeeekkk!!!
Carol, (vegemite) did these pics of me up and emailed me the results.....wowwwwwwwww have I changed that much??? The christmas one was taken in 2004 when I must have been at my heaviest ( 105kg) I started WW in September last year at 95 kg and Carol took the other when we met during my lunch break last week....
Sunday, November 19, 2006
One less sleep.....3 sleeps to go now till I fly to Melbourne.
Today we had a family gathering to have an early birthday for Skye who turns 3 years old on Tuesday...
We face painted, and played games...and generally just had a couple of hours of fun with everyone.
Tomorrow it's back to work...last day until I get back from Melbourne.....
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Had my hair done today as I heading off to Melbourne on Wednesday arvo to spend some time with my darling daughter......
and I going to meet my wonderful friend Berrie......
and the delightful Donna.......
and hopefully catch up with Maria and Janinne too....
Monday, November 13, 2006
Tuesday.....I went off to work at the "funny farm" and found myself out in the paddock on the potato harvester. Hard yakka out there....made me wonder why I made the effort to to do a 45 minute walk ..... no wonder at the end of the day I was soooooooo tired.
Wednesday...on the harvester again. Found a new walk track...a good 50 minute one. Very interesting, lots of wild geese with their little goslings...very cute!
Thursday...Yayyyyyyy the highlight of my week....I met Vegemite in my lunch break as she and her hubby travelled past on there way further down south on a few days holiday. We met up at the roadhouse over the road from my work and had a cuppa and had a chat. Loved it Vege....mwahhhhh thanks.
Friday....The end of my working week.....phewwwwwwwwww thank heavens. My son 'went of the rails" that evening and had me very distressed. For the first time in forever I shared my emotions with a friend. I rang Berrie and even though the call was brief I was able use the comfort in her kind words and find strength. Thanks darl for being my friend and being there for me.
Saturday....My mum come up for the day to do some chrissy shopping. Ohhhhh boy, I'd rather take all 8 of my grandies than her......she kept disappearing. Quite often I found myself talking to myself and mum nowhere in sight !! Ohhhhh but it was great catching up again....
Sunday....ahhhhhhh son Simon and his partner bring their 4 kids around for a play and catch up with Pop and Jenna.. Little Thomas is just growing so fast, love cuddling him...
Monday....weigh in night...and Jens version of "no count" maintaining is working...lost 1.6
Monday, November 06, 2006
Yup....thats me...a darn yoyo. Up, down, up, down up !!! A gain this week of.9 so am back in the 72's again. My leader and I went throu my journals and passport and I have not done anything but yoyo between 72.9 and 70.2 since July.
I know I have problems with menopause, thyroid and family stress....but hey can't blame it all on that!
Plateau says my leader....
Perserverence says my leader...
Now the plan is not to lose...not to gain .....but MAINTAIN !!!
So I will perservere and keep on going....I will not give in, I want goal and I will get there eventually.
Monday, October 30, 2006
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Its been a great weekend, lots of lovely sunshine and most of the grandies around to play with and cuddle....so love those little ones. Even went to the local show...and didn't indulge in all the yummies that were available, but did treat myself to a single cone choc mint ice cream.....yummmmmmmm.
As far as the medication go's, I feel great....don't feel blahhhhhh, haven't been getting the hungry's, been eating within my points most days, have been out walking and feel as though I might have even lost some of that 2.6 kilo's I put on. Tomorrow night is weigh in...so I'll let you all know.
Monday, October 23, 2006
Saturday, October 21, 2006
I went to the Dr's on Thursday evening after work and got results from my bloodtests. The results show my thyroid medication needs to be lowered again, I am taking too much oroxine and taking too much of course doesn't help with weight loss just as taking not enough!! Dr said we'll get it right soon, it is a matter of trial and error .... and then I'll be be able to carry on losing weight. At the moment I am battling,,,,I feel as though I have gained at least a couple of kilo's,,,,I can feel it in my clothes. Dr said I will struggle with the 'hungry's" and feeling blahhh until the oroxine levels out.....and of course menopause doesn't help either. Nor does the stress of having my son and little family live with us. Son is still ok at moment but it's like walking on "eggshells" around him at times. He is using still and at times moody and unpredictable. It just breaks my heart to see him go this way again after all the effort he went through at detox and rehab. The last 18 months I truly did have my son back,,,,now I am losing him again. Anyways am really trying to keep it together, some days are better than others. Monday evening I will weigh in.....if you hear a SCREEEEEEEECHHHH off in the distance, don't worry it will only be me!! Till then I will keep on walking everyday, trampoling when I can and try to make wise choices.....but mostly try not too stress.
Monday, October 16, 2006
No weigh in tonight as I had a meeting after work and couldn't make it in time.....
Was going to use my own scales and see what they said, but because I have had them hidden I don't know how they compare to ww's ones. So with the "bad" week I have had this week decided not to. And believe me it has been a "bad" week....I have had the hungries something terrible and feeling really down, ....and just couldn't summon up the energy to fight it. I had a blood test on Saturday morning and have a Dr appointment on Thursday evening so maybe they can find a reason as I just don't feel right. Maybe it's the change of medication I had a few weeks ago, maybe it's stress over my son, I don't know but I want it gone....I so over it, I hate feeling like this.....
Monday, October 09, 2006
Weighed in this evening....and after a brilliant week starting at the beginning again on Week 1 .... I GAINED 100 grams !! Was really peeved off when the scales told me a gain...but I should be used to it now....coz how much hope have I got when I have those damn dwarfs giving me a helping hand !!!
Anyways another week starts tomorrow so I'll be at it again, excersise, water and more water, tracker and food scales...and trusty week 1 book again....
Bugger it....I WILL do it eventually...won't I? Of course I will !!
All's calm on the home front at moment, son and family move in tomorrow so we'll see how all goes. Have had a few grey hairs added this last week with the stress of it all, but I HAVEN'T not once gone for food for comfort.....
Thank you to everyone for your support and friendship during this difficult time with my son...much appreciated espesially you Carol and Berrie...
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Forgive me if I ramble on a moment....but have to write it down before I go bonkers....as the cat in the pic is how I feel at present, gritted teeth and ready to pull hair out, it's going grey anyways!! AND SCREAM !!!!! My youngest son, my problem child, has become a big problem again....and it's really got to me badly today. Won't go into too many details coz if I start I won't stop...but 18 months ago he went into rehab for a cannabis problem which with his ADHD was very addictive. He came out clean but this week he had a big conflict at his work and got the sack/ walked out and now he has started using again. I don't know if I have the strength to cope again, without me going off the rails. He was here a little while ago, and was stressed out to the max, and had been using, but he did eventually calm down again and we were able to talk to him. Don't know how much he took in but I am hoping something sunk in....I really don't know if I will cope if he heads down that road again. Hubby won't have him here if he uses and has told son that as he won't put me throu all what we went throu again. Son has a partner 7 months pregnant and a 3 year old girl who he loves so I am hoping and praying he can see the damage before he go's that road again. Pleazzzzzzzzzzzzzzze let him be okay again, find another job and house and move on with a stable life.
Sunday, October 01, 2006
What a game....phewwwwwwwww, talk about nerve wracking but we WON!!!! 1 point win.....but ohhhhhhhhhh they did so deserve it.
WE ARE THE EAGLES
THE WEST COAST EAGLES
WE ARE HERE TO SHOW YOU WHY
WE'RE THE BIG BIRDS
KINGS OF THE BIG GAME
WE'RE THE EAGLES
WE'RE FLYING HIGH
Thursday, September 28, 2006
This is how I feel at the moment .....so "WHATEVER" !! I am not sleeping properly, work is sooooooo busy, and I am tired, moody and downright bitchy!! And so hungry...I am eating too much these last few days, I don't think I have gone to much overboard...I hope!! I am drinking gallons of water daily, and excercising everyday. Emailing Berrie tonight and other than menopause and hormone troubles we think it could be lack of protein thats causing the hungery's. So think it's back to basics for me...weighing food, checking portion sizes etc and stop being so casual about all this and start getting serious again. RIGHT !!! I can do it!!!
Am hoping this new medication for hormones/menopause and thyroid I am on will start kicking in soon and I can get serious about losing this last little bit of weight....I do feel better than what I did other than the very restless/sleepless nights. Can't really tell as work is so full on and tiring anyways. Got 3 days off being a long weekend so hopefully I can have a bit of r&r. Some fishing hopefully if the weather stays fine...ohhhhhh and my nephews 21st Saturday night in Manjimup, and catching up with my dear mum, brother and sister and friends who will all be there.
But I am not going to put a time frame on it.....I will just keep at it and one day soon I will get there....I know I will.
No weigh in this Monday evening, so have time to get myself into gear and do something to get this body of mine back to norm and me feeling real good again!!
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Just a post to wish me HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY!!!
Yeaaaa this week I celebrated my 1st year with weight watchers and after my 100g loss last night I have lost a total of 24.9 kilo's!! Did my measurements again this morning even thou they aren't due to next week and in the year I have lost 126cm....wowwwww!!!
Saturday, September 23, 2006
What a game.....
WE WON!! WEST COAST EAGLES beat Adelaide...yeaaaaaaa
I am so excited still.....I could hardly watch the game, my tummy had a herd of elephants in it instead of butterfly's, but I earned heaps of bonus points bouncing around in the last quarter willing the Eagles on to a win!! Gee, wish I could go see the EAGLES kick Sydneys butt at the Grand Final!! Ohhh I hope so anyways, its gotta be our turn this year!!!
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
After a topsy turvy week, I weighed in on Monday evening and lost 600g.......
Having another "topsy turvy" week this week...menopause and thyroid meds have been changed....and having some sleepless/restless nights and having cravings but I will be doing the best I can....
Saturday, September 16, 2006
THE WEST COAST EAGLES
WE ARE FLYING HIGH
My footy team played tonight, phewwwwwwwww we won!! I wonder how many bonus points I earned myself jumping up and down barracking!!?? Being the semi finals, and having lost to Sydney last week, it was nerve racking to watch.
It's been a tough week for me this week...I had a phone call from my daughter who lives in Victoria, she needed me as she had few problems and was suffering from a huge bout of homesickness!! I felt hopeless and feeling completely drained and tired and missing my girl heaps I headed for the "sugar" and began emotional eating!! Work has been so "full on " and physically hard so all the tiredness I had been feeling I put down to that. It could have been worse, I think I would have gone on a real binge but my dear friend Berrie realised how bad I was feeling and picked me up and helped me try sort out my feelings and moods and tell me all I was feeling was normal... THANKS darl. And Carol too, your advice has been taken on board too, and I agree with you ....MENOPAUSE SUX!!!!
Anyways went to my Dr this morning and my hormone levels are nearly rock bottom, I am allergic to some ingredient in my hrt patches, and my thyroid levels are too high .... so hopefully a change in my meds will get me up and back to feeling alive again.
ANYWAYS ADELAIDE >>>LOOK OUT >>>HERE COME THE EAGLES
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
It's been one of those weeks....!!
Had a great week, did everything right, or so I thought, go to weigh in Monday evening.....AND GAIN 200 grams...!!!
What can I say...but I am hanging in there, and I WILL get there eventually...I am too stubborn to give in, I want to get to goal.