If any of my members need to contact me..

My Meetings this week

  • Monday, Broadview, 5.30pm
  • Monday, Broadview, 7pm
  • Wednesday, St Agnes, 9am
  • Wednesday, Wynn Vale, 5.30pm
  • Friday Myer Centre 9am-2pm
  • Saturday, St Agnes, 8.30am
  • Saturday, St Agnes, 10am

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Sorry it's been a while

I've been awol because I had a wonderful occasion I had to prepare for. The occasion was one of my bridesmaid's engagement party interstate, which I told her I wasn't able to attend, being so close to Christmas and all! I didn't want to risk her or anyone who knows her finding out that I was indeed attending. The surprise came off wonderfully complete with a phonecall to her on the Friday (just before I was to leave from the airport) to wish her all the best and that we'd be thinking of her, and we'd see her when we were "home" for Christmas. She was so excited to see me and it was great to see people that I hadn't seen in 5 or 6 years! They were very surprised to see me with some not actually even recognising me!

Another reason that I have been awol is that being WW staff I was privvy to the new Satisfaction Plan a couple of weeks ago. It pleases me that in essence die hard point followers are being encouraged to eat filling foods, essentially from the old core food list. Also while core has been discontinued, I'm happy that there is a version of the satisfaction plan that you can do which essentially is CORE. Simply filling is Core in everything but name. While I haven't had great success on the new Satisfaction plan, it is not all that different to what I have been doing for the last 2 months, pointing core with 18 points! I have been following the Fast Start but I have not had very "normal" weeks.. with weddings engagements and illnesses. So I will reserve my judgement until I can to it "properly". I'll attempt to update with WI results tomorrow!

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

I thought i was soo smart..

Getting through winter without so much as a sniffle.. well that has truly come to bite me cos now I have a doozy! I was so sick over the weekend that I went to the Dr at the medical centre on Sunday! Sunday! I didn't wait to see my usual Dr. The Dr at the medical centre "thinks" I "may" have whooping cough but since it takes a while for the bloodtests to come back to confirm, he has given me antibiotics and panadiene forte (which apparently suppresses cough)to take "incase" it is whooping cough as I'm going away for the weekend and I'd really prefer not to be feeling as crappy as I was last weekend. As a result of taking the antibiotics and panadeine forte I had a surprise on the scales today with a GAIN of 0.7kg.. GREAT huh? Although I did not do any planned exercise last week, I was spot on with my food, so I can only assume it was the Anti b's and the pandeine which did it.

I had Dazey Dee's wedding on the weekend! It was lovely. Pics are here. (and yes I am wearing the same outfit as we wore to the wedding a couple of weeks ago.. a girl's gotta get milage out of her clothes. ;) )

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Secret news revealed!

I have noticed there has been a lot of negativity lately, not just on the WW boards, but at meetings and in general, maybe it has something to do with the moon phases? Silly season? Who knows what it is? Anyway, whatever it is it's best to remember that at the end of the day we are in control of what goes in our mouths and whether or not we choose to exercise. (News? What news??)

I stayed the same this week and I'm ok about it as I haven't been well (just a coldy/fluey thing) so I'm sure my efforts will show sooner or later. On Sunday I went to Dee's High Tea (at the Stamford Grand at Glenelg) for her kitchen tea, it was such a lovely day and great time, nice to have something to dress up for!! I allowed myself 1 scone (which were quite small and very light!) with a teaspoon of jam but no cream. and a couple of the sandwich fingers and of course some of the lovely fuit platter that was eventually placed in prime position right in front of Dee and me! YAY! (ok, ok I'll tell you)

A couple of weeks ago I told you I had some news for you all.. the news was that my Dr gave me a letter to say I'm at goal, I just had to get WW to approve it and I WAS going to use it, but after thinking about it I have decided not to. I have decided that even if I limp all the way.. I will get to goal. If I were to use the letter I would have been dissappointed in myself. So that was it, I know, not all that earth shattering now, but it would have meant I was at goal if I used it, sorry to dissappoint, you'll just have to hold on to the streamers, balloons and flowers for a few more weeks!

I am almost 1/2 way through my busy schedule.. what do they say about not raining, but pouring? That has been the last couple of weeks for me and will be the next couple too, but I will get though them in time to hopefully have a little relax before the man in the big red suit comes in just over 4 weeks.. can you believe that? Seriously how fast has this year gone???

Thursday, 20 November 2008

While going through some pics..

I found this particularly UNFLATTERING pic of Brad and I, Daniel was 6 moths old so it was 3.5 years ago. Just so you can compare the pics from the wedding I posted last week! I seem to be Postie McPost lately!

Brad has lost almost 25kgs so between us we have lost over 80kgs. Amazing when you think about it!

and here is another shocker of me, I thought I looked good in this top! DENIAL (De Nile) is not just a river near Egypt! lol

Quite a difference eh?

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Guess what??

I lost 0.8 this week which brings my total up to...................

(drum roll please.....)

.......................... 55.5kgs!! I can hardly believe it myself! These last 5 kilos have been so difficult to shift! I really didn't think I'd have as much problem as I have had! I have 3.1 kgs to get to goal. Lets hope they don't take as long to come off!

Monday, 17 November 2008

All dressed up!

We had P & W's wedding on the weekend and I have to say it was one of the best weddings I have been to in a very long time! (Congrats guys) We had such a lovely time even though we both had/have colds!

Before the wedding

And at the reception, looking a bit windswept, but would you check out the view we had!

And just as a teaser.. I do have some news for you all, but you're going to have to wait to find out! (and no I'm not pregnant!) :)

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Good news, bad news..

And it's not really even bad news, just an almost there moment!

A positive week this week! With a 0.7kg loss YAY.. but my total loss so far is 54.9kg.. Argh! 100 grams off 55 kilos! So mildly disappointed, but still happy :)

I am lighter than I have ever been which is fantastic, I feel fabulous, I'm still discovering bones and muscles I didn't know I had. I am now 3.7kgs away from goal. The magical number is 62kg, and just as a warning to my leader, weigher and recorder, I will be stripping off if I'm 100g from goal! LOL

Thursday, 30 October 2008

Ask the next question..


You are stuck in a food court or at a restaurant with little or no point friendly options or core foods for lunch. What do you do? Just get something, anything? Or get nothing and be ravenous by the time you can find something?

Something I've learnt is to ask the next question. On my recent Sydney trip, we had Chinese take away for dinner on the Thursday night after scouring the menu I thought my safest bet would be terryaki chicken.. so this is how I ordered it.. Can I have the Terryaki Chicken with a steamed rice please, now I could have left it at that and I was so tired I almost forgot to ask for what I really wanted. Before I left I remembered to ask.. "oh and is it possible to have the terryaki chicken cooked with little or no oil and if you can put double the vegies and less chicken that you usually put in it please." The answer.. "No problem maam". So I got what I wanted, there were heaps of vege, and not much oil. I asked the next question.

A similar thing happended for lunch on the Sunday.. what will I have hmmm Sushi.. all the sushi had either avocado, mayo or both so I asked if I could have some made "no problems", "lovely, I'll have the salmon with cucumber, no mayo thanks!"

The moral of the story.. "Ask the next question" Don't be scared to ask for what you really want. What's the worst that can happen? They say no and you get left with having what you would have had anyway.

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

I'm gutted!

For so many reasons..

  • I found out during the week that I am no longer eligable to enter Slimmer of the Year. Why? Because I am a staff member. I asked when I first accepted the position if it would hinder my chances of SOTY and was told I could still enter, I can't. There is a staff and leader category though that I will enter, but it's not the same :(.
  • Our leader left. She has been my leader since the begining (Over 2 years) and I'm very sad that she has left but I understand why and I wish her all the best in her new endevours. I will miss her. ALLOT!
  • I was bitten (on Saturday) between my toes by "something" in the garden- I told you gardening should come with a health warning! I'm not sure what it was exactly. I'm "guessing" it was a spider, but it could have been anything as I didn't see it! It came up in a pussy blister and my feet and legs swelled. I'm ok, but I am still retaining fluid from the bite and I gained 0.5kg today at WI.

On a happier note.. Mum got to goal today! I'm so proud of her, she has done soo well! She is off both her blood pressure and cholesterol medication, and she feels great! Good on you mum!

Monday, 20 October 2008

Amazing Sydney Trip

There aren't actually enough adjectives to describes what an awsome, fantastic, fabulous, amazing time I had while I was away. Even the weather was perfect, I couldn't have ordered it better.

Thursday afternoon Daniel and MIL drive me to the airport, Brad was working close by, so he met us there. Just as the first boarding call was announced Daniel says, "Mummy I don't want you to go." :( So I say "It's ok mate, you'll have a great time with Daddy and you'lll stay at grandmas on Saturday night, and mummy will be home Sunday night, I'll be back before you know it". Then he says with a sad puppy dog face... and just remember the kid has just turned 4.. "But you're leaving the people who love you the most!" :( :( So I walk to the plane with tears rolling down my cheek.. roll forward to Friday when I had a chance to talk to him and he says " I can't talk to you now mummy, I'm playing my game, I'll talk to you later, ok?" Right! So he's obviously REALLY destraught that I'm not there! lol I stayed with my oldest friend K and her fiance on Thursday night and K was so wonderful, she took me both to and from the shoot. Love ya K!
Friday I was at Sun Studios at Alexandria by 9am and met "The Crew" Emma and Janelle from WW, DD the hair and makeup chick, Bee the stylist, Fab the photographer and his assistant who's name I can't remember but I think it was Kristy. First I got to look through some clothes to see what I might like to wear, and of course I have no idea so the girls helped me and found something fantastic for me to wear for my casual shot. Then into hair and makeup where DD fought with the cow-lick in my fringe (but she wasn't going to let it beat her, lol) There were 3 other slimmers due to arrive at different intervals. Carl, Jan and Denise.
Fab started taking the photos and every few DD would jump in fluffing my hair and touching up my makeup! Not too long after Carl arrived and then just like that.. it was done, they had "the shot". Back into hair and makeup for my "glam" look. DD forced my fringe into submission, by parting it against the natural part. Dress on, jewellery on, shoes on, and more pics! Which then meant I not only had to walk in these heals but I also had to dance around in them too. They felt like they were about 3 inches tall, they may not have been, I've no idea really how tall they were, but they were taller than any heal I had ever worn before! Before I knew it they had the shot and the next slimmer arrives.. It's Jan, (wombat) from the WW boards! How cool.. I "knew" someone. Everyone looked amazing all dolled up! We had lunch and I had a little chuckle that the only 100% core thing on offer was fruit kebabs! But a girls gotta eat, and it was lovely! After lunch it was back into hair and makeup for the final time for our group shot. My, fringe, remembering what DD had done to it last time, gave up and sat exactly where it should! Again I had rather tall heals to wear (gee anyone would think I was short.. or something!) and then before we knew it .. it was over :( Thank you Emma and everyone else involved, it's right up there as being one of the most amazing days in my life! The pics will probably be online within the next month and then in the magazine, sometime next year!

K picked me up from the shoot and we headed off to meet a friend for coffee. Due to a technical hitch (ie flat battery in my phone) we had to go back to K's place first to charge it, just to make sure there weren't any messages from my friend I was about to meet at Roselands shopping centre. There was, but we sorted it out the little hitch and we had a lovely time. I also got to pop into the WW shop in Myers to "check it out" I have to say I was impressed! That night I stayed with my aunt and uncle and it was lovely to spend some 1 on 1 time with them as I am unsure if we will get to see them at Christmas time when we go home to mum and dad's.

Saturday I headed off by train to The Rocks where I would meet some girls who I have known online, some of them for almost 6 years, but never had met irl. I had aranged to meet another friend there as well , I was running about 10 minutes late, because being the weekend I had to wait a little longer for the train than I thought I'd have to. So thinking everyone else would be there I tried calling and messaging people that I thought would have their numbers, no luck! Anyway I finally get there and M and her gorgeous girl L were there but there was no sign of the others, so we wait a little while then order. Just as we had finished the others arrived. Apparently they had changed the time and forgotten to let me know! lol. It was fine though we fed the children (L, L, and N) who were all divine then headed out to check out the rocks markets, which were just as I remembered them. I think if I lived in Sydney I would make it part of a regular "thing"walking around the Circular Quay and The Rocks area. As luck would have it my brother and his family were in Sydney, staying at Manly, for a wedding. So I took the opportunity and headed over by ferry to see them. What gorgeous children my nephews are! (J is 4, L is almost 2) We went for a little walk around The Corso before heading back to the motel, where some other wedding guests had congregated. So we stopped and chatted (I even saw someone I used to work with and her daughter and SIL) Then it was time for me to make my way back as we had a BBQ to go to that evening. The BBQ ended up being a sausage sizzle and there was absolutely nothing core on the menu, not even fruit! There were lovely nibbles complete with cheeses, chips nachos and cob dip (all my old friends, it was like a reunion). For dinner there were sausages, thick and thin, white bread, asain noodle salad and caesar salad, and for dessert apple and apricot pie! I am glad I had an apple and a peach before I left. Ended up being a really good night, even though every time I opened a mineral water, it sprayed over me and anyone standing in the vacinity! I was designated driver, by choice.

Sunday was the day of the WW meet, I was picked up by "Carlton" and ShonaW, and taken to Bankstown where we met (JMEHALEY) Janice and (GESIUOL) Lou. We did coffee (Lou had an ice coffee I believe the pics are on Shona's Facebook, see what you can do at goal, lol!) and then some shopping (I bought the most amazing dress to go to the weddings I have in November and some pretty funky shoes, not for the wedding , just because I liked them!!) we had lunch, and a great chat. It never ceases to amaze me how easy it is to talk to people you have previously met online, you know things about them , you know some of the issues they have or the problems they have gone through. It's just like meeting up with old friends. Often though, you have no idea what they look like, and that is the tricky bit, replacing the vision of what you think they look like to what they actually do. We were having a lovely time when it was time for me to leave to get back to K's for her to take me to the airport. ANd then before I knew it my sydney trip was over and I was greated at the airport by my boys (Brad and Daniel) Daniel was wearing his MUM ROCKS t-shirt, bless him.. It's great to be home.

Sorry it took so long to write, as you can see it's a long one!!!

WI was yesterday -0.8kg YAY!!

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Sydney is getting closer... only 2 more sleeps!

I leave on Thursday night and I return Sunday night. 3 whole days in Sydney! I can't wait to catch up with family and old and new friends while I'm there! (There are many people I have "known" online, some of them, 6 years and I will finally be getting to meet them irl and I will also be getting to meet gals from the WW website that I have been chatting to for about 2 years!) To say I'm excited is a tad of an understatement!

I'm all set for the photoshoot, complete with my strapless bra and new hair, so it's all systems go!

Wednesday, 1 October 2008


I went to the Dr on Monday to get my results from the tests and my iron stores are lower than I expected with the normal range being between 10-100... I'm sitting at 12. The Dr seems to think they would definitly be having an impact on my very slow losses too (from about February) as your body has to work alot harder to burn Calories if you have low iron strores, so I'd have to do LOTS more exercise to get the same result. So here's hoping that's why and I'll start losing again and get down to goal soon :).

I took my wedding/engagement ring (I only wanted 1 ring, I like things symmetrical) in to be resized on Monday - so I have have it when I go to Sydney, and I'm picking it up tomorrow (from where I used to work in town). The ring is going from R down to an L 1/2 (that's 5 1/2 sizes) I'm also having my chain shortened and there is enough left to make a bracelet. A standard size 18cm bracelet, not an exta long 21cm one that I used to have to wear. Daniel and I are having a "day". We're going in on the bus (o-bahn) and then we'll walk around the city, have a ride on the tram and then we'll see what else we have time for. Should be fun!

A loss of 0.4kg for me this week.

Sunday, 28 September 2008

A Possible answer..

After a few weeks of my weight not really doing much at all I decided (after someone gave me some gentle persuasion) to go to the Dr for a checkover to see if there is a medical reason why my weightloss seems to have stalled. He sent me off for a blood test and he rang me with the results on Friday (which I will get in more detail when I go to see him on Monday) I have "very low iron stores". I am a little annoyed as I only gave blood a few weeks ago and I thought that was one thing they do check. Anyway I have started on iron tablets to try to increase my ferratin levels, lets hope it works!

I am now the proud owner of my first ever denim skirt, and it's a MINI!
How do I feel in it? Cool (as in temperature), almost naked and just a tad bit SEXY!!!
The count down is on, just over 2 weeks til Sydney!

Monday, 22 September 2008

Just over 2 years ago..

I joined WW and what a trip it has been!

I can't imagine not being like this now, not feeling the way I do, not looking the way I do, not having as much energy as I do. I love the new me, I love my life! I won't go back to what I was, simply, I can't. I won't allow myself to! I fully expect there will be hurdles, but what are hurdles for, if not to overcome them?

Thinking back I am so glad that I decoded to join Weight Watchers. It has been one of the best decisions of my life!

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Sorry! I'm a naughty blogger.. but I have some exciting news!

I'm really sorry I know alot of you look at my blog waiting for updates! I've been really, really busy!

I've had an up and down few weeks. To see me back to where I was at last blog. I can't put my finger on why really as I have even tracked points in the last week in an endevour to check my portions and shake things up and a bit! I have started walking again and last week clocked up an amazing 68.68kms on my pedometer (the show was over 14kms just on that day) and I gained this week :(. I am taking anti-inflamatories though for inflamed tendon in my elbow and H (our lovely recorder) told me not to be surprised if this causes fluid retention, so I'm hoping that is the case, and so should be back to normal next week!

The show was so much fun! It was Daniel's first show, he was so excited!! He had a go on "titanic" first the kids had to climb a rope ladder and then slide down a huge inflatable slide. We weren't sure how he would go as some obviously older kids were balking at the top but he had a ball. He also went on the "teacups" ride with Brad. Yes! We had to pay $5 so Brad could go on the ride with him. Highway robbery really but what can you do? He had a go on the "clowns" and he won some fluffy dice lol. He thinks they are pretty cool! He also got a few showbags! He had a great time, we stayed til after the fireworks and he was so tired and more than ready to come home! I couldn't believe it though at the show I was able to have grilled trout and salad for dinner and it wasn't even all that expensive $8! Later I got a corn on the cob unbuttered! The lady got one straight out of the pot for me! Can't get any fresher than that! I also did have some of Daniel's fairy floss. :).

Now to the exciting news... no I'm not pregnant, I'm not sure why everyone assumes that when I say I have exciting news, but it isn't that! So a couple of weeks ago I was contacted by WW online to go to Sydney to have a PHOTOSHOOT! I am soo excited!!! The shoot is not til 17th of October so I'm sure you will be reading more about it as the time gets closer. But how amazing hey! I will be all glammed up and I'm sure they will get some fabulous shots!

Who would have thought almost 2 years ago that this would be happening to me! It's just like a dream, but one I don't want to wake up from. I love my new energy, I love being able to buy clothes and I love my life!♥

Monday, 1 September 2008

The good the bad and the ugly of the last couple of weeks!

So much has gone on in the last 2 weeks.. my head is still spinning!


It's Daniel's birthday today. He's 4! We had a lovely party for him yesterday and I even had some birthday cake! He had a great time.

The Cake!


Blowing out the candles!
The chocolate smile says it all, he had a great day!!
  • The reverse cycle ducted aircondtioner / heater that we paid $7,600 on 2 months ago, stopped working on the 24th August (one of the pannels blew up) and we are without decent heating til 23rd September.
  • The electrician was here last week and took 5 tiles off the roof, and didn't put them back on, it has been raining and I've had drips in the kitchen through the ceiling, who knows how much damage that will cause!, and of course he didn't answer his phone. (I contacted the builder and he's come to put the tiles back on).
  • We have a carport we can't use because the driveway hasn't been done yet! (should be cemented tomorrow.
  • The tiler has scratched my benchtop. (it's not bad but I know it's scratched)
  • I'm sick of living in mess and dust and I just want it over NOW!

My dermatisis is playing up big time (due to stress, the only time it has been worse was prior to our wedding!)

I lost 0.9kg last week, but gained 0.8kg the week before so I'm still basically the same :) BUT my Levis fit well now AND got some great Op Shop bargains today.. 2 tops $3 ea :) Gotta love a bagain!

Thursday, 14 August 2008

Slow and steady right?

A loss of -0.2kgs this week. TBH I was disappointed because I did gain last week so I did expect a little more, but at least it wasn't a gain, and it is moving again in the right direction. So I am pleased about that! I tell you I will be glad when all these renovations are done and my life can get back to being normal again!

Just over 2 weeks till my little "baby" turns 4! He goes to kindy 1 x 1/2 day per week at the moment and he absolutely loves it! We're planning a Spiderman (who happens to be the flavour at the moment) birthday party so I'm sure he will have a great time with all his little friends!

Daniel turning 4 marks my light bulb moment about NEEDING to do something about my weight, so my 2 year anniversary with WW is coming up (20th September) I have been trying to remember what life was like pre weightwatchers and how I felt, and I tell you I thought I felt "ok" but really?? I was tired ALL the time! I had pain in my hips and ankles. My feet were always puffy! I had to have regular massage because my back was always aching. I could never find anything that looked good at the clothes shops, I just had to find something that fit! As long as it fit, it was ok (even if it looked like a 2 man tent!) I had no energy and always "watched" and hardly ever participated, unless it was to do with food or sitting on my tush! Where would I be if I had never started WW? How would I feel? What would I look like? Certainly nothing like I do today! I would guess as I was putting on an average of 5-10 kgs a year I'd be at least 130kg at the moment and probably pushing 140kgs . Now please remember I am 157cms (I'm a shorta$$) I will be forever thankful to Weight Watchers for giving me a life!

Thursday, 7 August 2008

The yo yo continues..

Plus 0.6kg this week so over the 3 weeks I have been doing maintenance I have basically stayed the same which was the aim, so I'm ok with the gain.. I would have preferred it to not have been quite so much but ah well! Back to core this week and we shall see what happens next Wednesday. On another note here are some during shots of the renos!

After the trees were ripped up
all that was left of them :o

After the concrete was done under the new carport (all the rendering is done now, and most of the fence is done)
And the new room (office) with the feature wall :) Yes they are powerpoints and data points The new desks should go in tomorrow - I hope!!

Saturday, 2 August 2008


I forgot to update! (Thanks H for reminding me! :p)
Still painting (and will be for a while we're painting the whole house) I've done the feature wall in the office it's Dulux Wooed I thought it may look too dark, but it's fine :)

I bought a rice cooker today! A Russel Hobbs stainless steel one with a vegetable steamer attachment. I've been wanting one for ages and I'm sooo impressed! I made sushi tonight (tuma & corn and Teriyaki chicken, carrot and cucumber) and it was soo easy, it cooked the rice perfectly! I think I may have a new favorite appliance!

Another loss this week 0.4kgs :) Still slow, but at least we're moving in the right direction again. I more week of maintenance for me and then back to core :).

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Stick to it!

Don't give up!
Don't lose faith in yourself!
You can do this YOU just have to want to!

Scales are moving albiet slowly for me again. This weeks loss 0.3kgs
Renos are still happinging! From Friday to Tuesday I did 40 points worth of painting according to etools. Anyone want to earn some bonus points? lol

Wednesday, 16 July 2008


Our bodies don't do what we expect them to. This week I feel thinner, my Levi's that I bought a few weeks ago are able to be worn in public (without a muffin top), I've lost cms and yet I gained 0.1kg on the scales. I pointed core to make sure I was eating enough/not too much. I am at a loss to what to do! I'm thinking of "formally" going onto maintenence for a couple of weeks (I'm maintaining anyway so it can't hurt really? Right?) So we'll see what happens!

Things are progressing with the renos and I should be able to start painting on the weekend! Just think of all that ladder climbing and incidental exercise!!

Friday, 11 July 2008

And Again

I stayed the same again at WI. I seem to have maintenance down pat! (PITY I'M NOT AT GOAL YET!!) My leader even re-heighted me (to make sure I'm not taller! - I'm not) as this would increase my goal weight. It's times like thise I remind myself this is not a journey.. it is a lifestyle and my body doesn't always do as it's supposed to each week.
I'm pointing core again this week to make sure I'm eating enough.

I've bought some spiderman material and cushion panels to make Daniel a spiderman quilt. Spiderman still seems to be the favourite, and we're panning a spiderman 4th birthday party for Daniel.

The renos are going well with the office and 4th bedroom almost finished! I should be able to start painting next week! I've chosen a Dulux Hogs Bristle half as the main "colour" throughout. and we will have a feature wall in the lounge, office and our bedroom.

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

We're creatures of habit!

Good ones or bad ones we are creatures of habit! It doesn't take long to form habits. Bad habits are often harder to break than good habits.

A theory that I have been contemplating too has to do with chaos. I was looking back over my WW passport and I've noticed that I've lost 4kgs since February (yeah I know it's OK but it's not great!) - February is when we started renovating. I wonder how much chaos in our lives translates to chaos on the scales. I'm really over the dust, mud and mess everywhere. I just want to be painting, because to me, that translates to "almost done", and then we can return to some sence of normality. I didn't manually track my 21 points this week, but I stuck to my 3 points per day use them or lose them rule, I notice that I seem to be craving sweet rather than savory, which for me is not a good thing! This week I will manually track and make sure I drink my water.. even on the weekend!

Weigh in this morning I stayed the same.

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

This weeks equation

Is much better than last week's..

New Kitchen + ability to cook properly + ate out 1x (as usual) + water + some exercise (but still not as much as normal!) + normal leed up to WI = 1kg LOSS..

so I'm still behind by 0.3kg but I'm inching my way back. See what happens if you don't give up?? You get back on track and you lose!

Brad reached 2 MAJOR milestones with his WI today! He is now under 100kgs for the first time in about 8 years & he has officially lost a mammoth 20kgs! I'm so proud of him, he's really doing well! ♥

Friday, 20 June 2008

The Equation..

This weeks equation goes something like this..

Poor water intake + eating out 4 times (^sodium) + not enough planned exercise + poor sleep + constipation + different lead up to WI = 1.3kg GAIN on the scales this week!

But hey I have a new kitchen!! Foodwise I was good last week and even eating out I stuck pretty much to core. So I'm not terribly concerned as I know it will come off quickly. Here's to a nicer number on the scales next week!

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

New Kitchen!


AFTER - Obviously it hasn't got tiles, splashback or rangehood yet and there is one more cabintet to go in to the right of the fridge.

Thursday, 12 June 2008

Thank you

To everyone to suggested I point core this week! Let me see now in no particular order.. Toni, Di, Christina, Heather, Tracy, Karen.. I dedicate this weeks loss of 0.6kg to you all thank you!

Isn't it funny how a number on the scales can dictate how you feel. A good loss will have you on a high for the whole week, a smaller loss for a day or so, and a "stay the same" or gain can make you feel rotten. It's at this stage that people think "is it all worth it?" I think what you need to do is accept that there will be gains along the way (and sometimes for no particular reason) and learn to look past them. Where would I be if I gave up after my first gain? Certainly not 53.1kg down I can tell you that for certain. I can't stress it strongly enough.. DON'T GIVE UP! Don't not go to WI just because you "think" you have gained.. If you have blown it.. go into damage control.. go for an extra walk or 2, save a couple of points for the next few days. Minimise the damage! You can do it.. but YOU have to want to!

Thursday, 5 June 2008

I seem to be maintaining nicely!

Too bad I'm not trying to, I stayed the same this week, after 2 weeks of losing 0.2kg.. I guess I've hit another plateau so I'm pointing core this week to ensure I'm eating enough as this was a concern of some of the people that I was talking to from my meeting last Wednesday. So far I seem to be as I only have 18 points to play with. So I guess we will see what happens next week! If it doesn't but I may have to return to points for a week or 2, but I really would prefer to stay on core or at least Coints (Thanks Ek for the word! lol) for as long as I can, as I truely believe that long term it is what will keep me at goal.

Can I just say a huge thank you to everyone who reads my blog regularly. Knowing that you are reading helps to keep me on the straight and narrow. I know some of you don't comment online and that's ok (Hi J) because you tell me anyway! :) So thank you again everyone, your support means alot to me.

I'm often asked how I stay so positive, it's simple maths really, no it is.. I only want to lose the weight once, I don't want to lose the same kilos 2, 3, 4 or 5 times.. I CAN'T go back to what I was, I won't allow myself to.

Be the person you want to be, and live the life you want to live!

Sunday, 1 June 2008


I forgot to blog!

Loss this week of -0.2kg again.. slow and steady wins the race! Although slightly frustrating, I know every little bit counts and I will eventually get to goal, and more importantly stay there because I love the way I feel, I love the way I look, I love not feeling embarressed about my size!

Before the meeting I work at on Monday I popped into the Op Shop attached to the church looking for a new pair of Jeans. Well I found some they are Blue Ridge brand so just from Big W BUT they are a size 8 yes that's right! I own a pair of size 8 jeans! If that wasn't good enough, they cost me $2! I bought them with the loose change in my purse! I'm not completely delusional though, I know I'm not size 8 everything else I try is either a 12 or 10, but that's not the point! lol. Continuing with the Op Shop theme I decided it was time for my first ever pair of Levis! I found the perfect pair at another Op Shop(except the will need taking up) they are still a bit firm and so I have a muffin top when I wear them so stay tuned for when they actully fit and I can wear them, it should only take a few weeks! They cost me $6.75 and still have the sticky tape down the leg that tells you the size and length! They haven't even been worn! Do you think I'm hooked on op shopping yet?

I've been really busy this week with "house stuff" The ground has been built up, the foundations were dug and cemented, so things are happening and hopefully will happen even more quickly next week. Our builder is teasing me by asking to start packing up the kitchen, I'm trying not to get too excited... yet!

Friday, 23 May 2008

Just a couple of pics!

The scarf I am knitting at the moment!

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Excuses.. excuses!

It's time to stop making excuses! You know the ones? I make them too.

I'm too tired, it's too hot or cold, it's raining, I haven't got time.

We have to stop making excuses and just do what we have to do to achieve our goals. Whether is the excuse you use not to exercise, not to drink your water or to have that piece of cake that you haven't allowed for.. we have to stop making them, they are what is holding us back from getting us where we want to be.

So stop making excuses and "just do it!"

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Thank goodness!!

I've lost it!

No, no don't laugh! I lost what I had gained over the last 2 weeks. What did I do differently? I tracked everything (on WW etools) to take in to show my leader what I had been doing as I couldn't see for myself what I was doing that was causing me to gain. (I usually only track what's not core). So I tracked everything that passed my lips this week I lost 1kg. I'm not sure if it's because I was tracking that it was making me focus more on what I was doing or what, but I will be tracking again this week! We ate out a fair bit last week too (with our anniversary and Mother's Day) but I am confident that I make sensible choices while out.

Friday night we went out for dinner as usual, we go out for dinner every Friday night (and have done since before I started WW) to a buffet style "all you can eat" restaurant. For me it's not about getting my money's worth, it's more about going out as a family, it's "the" thing we do on Friday night. I know I will be there every week, so if there is something I REALLY want to have that isn't core I will wait a week and if I still want it the week after I will have it. I had hot chips this week. 4 of them! I allowed for them I knew I'd have enough points to spare this week, so I had them. I usually have 1 thing that is totally not core and allow for it like salt and pepper squid or a chicken satay stick. (the squid I have 3 or 4 pieces.. the satay I have with minimal sauce and I pick a small one, because I'm really just after the taste.) I do have chinese and steamed vegies, and salad and seafood, I certainly don't sit there and starve!

Saturday night Brad and I went into town for sushi. I started with a miso soup and then we had a sushi boat of assorted sushi. I allowed a point for the non core portion of the boat, ie avocado and mayo and we both had a wonderful evening!

Sunday was our anniversary and Mother's Day so the rule was, NO COOKING!! We went to the food court of the local Westfield for lunch (I had a "weight watcher's" potato) and for dinner, we had Noodlebox I asked for them to be cooked with no oil and to only use oyster sauce (both meals totally core)!

I was presented with my certificate for my 50kg loss this week. It still amazes me that I have lost a whole person and I really can't imagine walking around now with an extra 50 kilos! Just imagine though how much weight I could have gained in 18 months had I not started WW. *shudder* I'd easily be tipping the scales at 130-140kgs I'd imagine. Not a good look on someone who is only 157cms tall!

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Focus on the positives

It's sometimes REALLY hard to focus on the positives especially this week as this is my second gain in 2 weeks (only 0.1 but it is still a gain!) and I'm not sure I can put my finger on why. It certainly won't make me quit but it is disheartening, but as disheartening as it is I know I will keep going, simply because I can't go back to what I was, I DON'T WANT TO! It's time to focus on the positives!

*I used to be tired all the time, now I have HEAPS of energy!
*I used to be a size 24-26, now I'm a 10-12!
*I didn't care what I looked like, now I make sure I have some makeup on, and dressed nicely before I leave the house!
*I used to think people were staring because I was so big, now I don't think they do because I look "normal"!
*I used to buy a chocolate bar EVERY time I did groceries to eat on the way home, I can't remember the last time I bought a chocolate bar from a supermarket!
*I used to have to have the car seat back and my stomach would still be hitting the steering wheel, now I've got the seat forward and my stomach is no where near hitting the steering wheel!
*I used to feel old, unattractive and embarrassed by the way I looked, now I feel younger and more attractive and I'm not embarrassed anymore!
*I used to have to buy clothes because they fit, now I buy them because they look good!
*I never had much confidence, now I stand up myself!

I will be diligently tracking everything this week (not just non core food -what I usually do) to see what happens next week!

Sometimes I feel like I've been doing WW forever.. and something I realized this week is that I WILL be doing WW forever, it's not something I can say right I'm at goal now, I'm cured, everything will magically fall into place and I will never be overweight again.. It's not going to happen that way, I will have to be diligent forever to maintain my weight.

Some words of wisdom I gave to a member recently was "The weight didn't go on overnight, I shouldn't expect it to come off overnight either!" I really need to start listening and taking my own advice!

It is our 6th wedding anniversary on Sunday (which is also Mother's Day) We're having a DFN (Daniel free night) and going out for sushi on Saturday night.

Wednesday, 30 April 2008


I gained 0.8kg this week. I did everything I do in a normal week except I found it hard to drink my water as it has been so cold, so I "think" my body is holding on to it as it thinks there is a drought! I also had lunch with a dear friend today who was also a WW leader (Hi T) and after talking to her I'm thinking maybe I also didn't eat enough last week (isn't it funny I give people this advice as a weigher, yet I didn't pick up on it until I was telling someone else) .. So this week I will make myself drink water and keep a close eye on what I'm eating to make sure I'm eating enough!
I'm positive it will come off just as quick as it came on, and on another positive note, I've gone down to the next hole in my belt so it's all good. :)

Thursday, 24 April 2008

Chipping away..

I was talking to the recorder at our meetings last week and she asked how far I had to go til goal.. it was then 7kg and she said.. Oh the "hardest" 7! I was hoping it wouldn't be the case, but it seems as though it might be. This week -0.4kg (and 6.6kg to go) so I've decided I'm going to keep switching it around, and make sure I don't have the same things for breakfast, lunch and dinner.. and I'm going just keep chipping away at it.. If I don't quit I have to get there eventually right? So that's what I'm going to do... celebrate every loss as every loss is a step in the right direction and just keep chipping my way to goal!

It was mentioned on the WW boards recently that we shouldn't put too much emphasis on the number that goal is, but for me it is ALL about the number! I have so many unfinished things... cross stitches, paintings, scrap booking.. This is one thing I want to achieve for ME!

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Some one asked me..

How often I fell off the Wagon.. You know what?? There is NO WAGON! It's simple if I can't allow for it in your allowance you just don't have it, you have the power to say no! You just have to. If someone offers me something I can't allow, I just don't have it. I don't ruin weeks of effort to be polite. There have been times I have been to peoples houses and desserts have been offered which I simply couldn't allow for, so you know what? I said no thank you! I often bring my own yoghurt so I can have that as others are having their dessert.

It's really basic! you follow the plan and it works.. you don't follow the plan and it (sorry to tell you) WON'T. Both WW plans work IF you stick to them! It's up to you!

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Not the best week.

And I know it could have been alot worse but I gained 0.3kg this week. I know exactly what I did and what I have to do this week to fix it!

I did not get out for as many walks as I usually do. I didn't wear my pedometer every day (which does make me move more!). I didn't drink enough water every day, some days I "forgot", I still don't understand how somedays I easily drink 3L+ and other days I forget to drink! I also seemed to use more weekly allowance points on sugar than usual.

So I'm starting with renewed enthusiasm this week!! I will drink my water EVERY day. I will get out for my walk at least 4 times this week, and I will wear my pedometer EVERY !DAY

Wednesday, 2 April 2008


Wooohoooo I made it into the 60's!! Who would have thought that hey? Me weighing sixty something! :)

Self doubt is a huge hurdle to overcome. I never, ever thought I would be concidered anything but "the fat girl" and I sometimes wonder how people describe me now.

Not looking too far into the future, or obsessing too much about the amount you have to lose, is a really big thing when it comes to losing large amounts of weight, and I guess even smaller amounts too, taking each day as it comes, accepting what happens on the scales (good or bad) and moving on (no good having a great loss and then splurging for the week!). Looking back is a far better gauge, "I've lost xkg and now I can do this this and this.." is a much better way of looking at things.

You know if you never stop going to and doing weightwatchers you will eventually get to goal?What is the saying? "Winners never quit and quitters never win" Well, this is my turn to be a winner! Who's going to join me!

Thursday, 20 March 2008

Back to core

So happy last week to be back eating core. It's funny when you are "allowed" to eat crap, and sugar you tend to crave it more. A loss of 0.6kg which is great BUT I was hoping for (at least)0.7kg to take me into the 60's but alas I'm smack bang on 70kg! Oh, I'm not complaining, I'm more than happy with 0.6kg, it just would have been nice!

Easter is this weekend and while it would "usually" come with it's own set of challenges I'm confident that I won't be tempted by anything that hasn't been allowed for. Everyone knows now not to buy me chocolate! I'll be making some hot crossed buns tomorrow and freezing those we don't eat. (2.5 points each, I'll post the recipe on my recipe blog, the link to it is on the right ->>>>) and I will have 1 small Lindt chocolate square for 0.5 points (but 1.5 if you have 2) very affordable points wise!

We've been having some renovations done over the last few weeks, so I am getting quite a bit of incidental exercise sanding and polishing new deck, cleaning after the builders etc.. and there is more to come, painting ripping up carpet etc... I can't wait til it's all done!

Have a safe and Happy Easter everyone!

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

I did it.. I did it.. oh yeah, yeah, yeah!

This is what greeted me today as I entered my weight in etools on the WW website. Today I lost 0.8kg bringing my total loss to 50 amazing kgs on the dot. I am so proud of myself and so very happy! Who would have thought on just over 17 months I would have lost 50kgs?? No one will wipe the smile from my face today or for about a week I reckon!

I successfully broke the plateau by swapping to points for two weeks, but I'm back to core this week!

I can sniff goal now it's so close but I know at the same time it does not mean the end of healthy eating and exercise. I know I can eat and exercise like this for ever. Weight Watcher's really do set you up to suceed in loosing and maintaining weigh. They give you all the tools you need and you choose how to use them.

If I can give everyone 1 piece of advice? Just don't stop! You will only NOT suceed if you choose not to.

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Better than nothing!

I lost 0.4kg this week, at least I didn't stay the same again. I'm pleased it has started to move again, albeit s l o w l y!! As you can probably tell I was getting rather frustrated!

It's all good though, there is no way I'd give up! EVER! I'm 0.8kg away from 50kgs.. that's HUGE! I've lost a whole person!

I'll be doing points again this week so that I should get more of a difference when I switch back to core next week! :)

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

The plateau

So operation plateau breaker didn't work! It's time for drastic measures!

Week 3 and I'm maintaining nicely, too bad I'm not trying to! Not so much as a 100 grams off at WI this morning. I am currently smack bang in the middle of a dreaded plateau. It is soooooo frustrating!

In the last 2 weeks I have
*changed my exercise, exercised some mornings, some nights some none and some twice, walking sometimes, jogging sometimes, some skipping and some jumping on the trampoline.
*drank a small swimming pool everyday, (at least 3 L)
*had mostly carbs at lunch (except sometimes potato or corn with dinner) and not every day*cut out all alcohol (I haven't had any since Christmas)
*last week NO sugar point at all except choc powder on top of skim cappucino

The only thing I haven't done, and tbh I'm dreading to do is swap to points, but I really don't see that I have much choice. :(. It will be hard so after over 10 months on core. I'll be down to 18 points (last time I did points I was on 24!) I will update during the week!

Thursday, 21 February 2008

And again...

Rather frustrating to say the least, but I stayed the same again at WI, looks like I have a plateau happening at the moment, so this week it will be operation plateau buster and if that doesn't work, shock horror I might.. I said MIGHT consider swapping to points to see if that shakes things up enough. This is my very last option, and I won't unless I feel it's absolutely necessary. So this week I'll be upping my water, swapping my exercise and food to try to shake things up!

Wish me luck!

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

No gain..

.....and no loss, I stayed the same.

This week I've drunk a small swimming pool in water, eaten at least 5 serves of vege and 2 fruit every day.. walked and jogged more kilometers than I care to calculate, consumed no sugar or alcohol and I didn't lose 1 single gram. I also decided that I'd not eat white pasta or rice at all last week, thinking it would shake things up a bit, but alas it didn't show on the scales. I am a little dissappointed (as I always am when I don't lose) but I'm hoping what I did this week will show on the scales next week. I have a plan to put in place so we'll just have to see what happens next week.

Thursday, 7 February 2008

A crazy couple of weeks!

So busy last week I didn't even get to do an update! It was my birthday last Tuesday and Wednesday I gained 0.2kg at WI. I was a bit dissappointed as I stuck to the plan and didn't do anything for my birthday as I was working at the meeting in the evening (we went out last weekend for it instead) I looked back over my week and noted I really didn't eat very much, I mean I ate and was satified but when I really looked, there were heaps of salads and veges and not much else! I paid particular attention to that (adding protein, bread or vitaweats with lunch, having a few points worth of nuts here and there- they aren't core but I allowed for them from my points allowance) and even though I went out for lunch, and 2 dinners last week I lost 0.8kg this week.
The first restaurant is the one we go to every Friday night (and have done since well before I started WW) It's a Smorgasboard (all you can eat, buffet style), Chinese and seafood place. I do treat myself at the restaurant, usually having a couple of pieces of salt and pepper squid and a chicken satay (with very little or no sauce) Basically everything else I have is core (with exception of the oil and cornflour that is used in the chinese style veges that I allow for too) they do steamed vege, grilled fish, I make a prawn cocktail with fresh prawns, plain lettuce and lemon juice. Fresh fruit for dessert, a green tea and I'm done!
Saturday night we asked Brad's mum to have Daniel overnight so we could go out for my birthday dinner. We went to a mongolian BBQ place which was very, very nice and very CORE friendly! Basically you choose your meat (which is prepared for you, thinly cut and still frozen) you have a choice of kangaroo, beef, lamb, chicken and pork, then you choose your veges cabbage, bean shoots, pineapple, onion, celery, carrot and some others I can't remember then you chose your sauces.. Soy, garlic, ginger, chilli, sesame oil, hot pepper oil, sugar water, cooking wine, sweet and sour, hot pepper oil... Then you give your plate to the chef who cooks your meal in front of you on a giant curved hotplate (kind of like an upside down wok) and then hands it back to you when it's cooked, no oil, unless YOU add it, BRILLIANT! So as you can see it's very easy to have a 100% core meal at this place! We'd never been there before, but no doubt we will go back! Afterwards we went for a little walk and got a skim cap and then came home. Great food, great night.
I'm doing the Valentines day raid on the WW core board this week for hopefully a bit of a boost and a lot of fun this week!

Thursday, 24 January 2008

As requested :)

Sorry! I didn't do my hair or makeup and I'm not even standing us straight! lol!

For pics in my before clothes go here!

I'm sitting here... (warning shouting to follow)

IN SIZE 10 JEANS!!!!! Sorry I had to shout but how exciting!!!

My size 12 3/4 jeans have been feeling a bit big and I've been wearing them with a belt so today while at the Target end of season sale I was having a look and tried on a pair of size 11 jeans. They fit but of course they only had 11 long, and of course me not being long I would have had to cut far too much off so I put the 11's back thought oh well the 10's will probably fit by winter anyway grabbed a pair of size 10 short (did I mention for $15) and to my surprise when I tried them on when I got home.. THEY FIT! They're boot leg so probably a bit wider than a "normal" 10 would be, but they are a size 10!!!!!! (and I don't have to take them up!!)

♪♫ I'm doing a happy dance!! ♫♪

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

2 weeks in a row

Yep that's right 2 weeks in a row I've lost over 1kg. I'm a happy little camper! I have been doing a raid on the WW core board so that would have helped as would that I am walk/jogging now. I also try to get a couple of "extra" walks in a week (besides my normal hour morning walk.) It all helps! I pay careful attention to hunger signals, only eating if genuinely hungry, and stopping when comfortably satisfied, not stuffed full! I make sure I drink at least 2L of water each day and I'm mindful of the good health guidelines when planning my meals.

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

I did it

I'm overweight and yes I'm excited about that as it's so much better than being morbidly obese - which is what I started out as! Today I lost a fantastic 1.1kg at WI which brought my BMI from 48.9 (16 months ago) to 29.9 (today) . Next step HEALTHY at 24.9. Bring it on BABY!!

I promise to update pics soon and I will include pics wearing my original "fat clothes" as a few people have requested.

Sunday, 13 January 2008

Sunday ponderings

Or should that be ramblings??

While walking this morning I was thinking, as you do, about why I think I have been sucessful so far. I'm often asked at meetings, and in general so here it is..

Shazzy's hints and tips for sucessful weighloss!

  • Tell everyone you know you are doing WW.
    -This helps in a number of ways. People are expecting you to lose weight, so you will feel less inclinded to let these people down. I can't imagine saying to someone if they ask how WW is going.. "Oh, I don't do that anymore!" If you keep WW a secret, no one will know except you, this will not keep you very accountable.
    -People will encourage you more, they aren't scared to ask if you have lost weight, when they can see it, they will tell you!
    -You're less likly to be given gifts of food hampers or chocolate.
    -Friends will often make sure there is something that you can have if they invite you over, and are less likly to push a piece of cake or biscuit on you.

  • If you go to meetings to be weighed.
    STAY for the meeting, I don't understand how people can pay to get weighed and then leave the meeting. It just doesn't make sence to me. You've paid anyway, you may as well stay. It's a great way to share and brag about things you're proud of, or if you're having "issues" it's a great place to get support, afterall everyone there is in the same boat as you, a different stages of the program, but everyone is in the same boat! I've made some fabulous friends at meetings!

  • Use the WW website
    There is a wealth of information on it as well as recipes and hints and tips. Use the community message boards. I like to think of it as my daily meeting. Any time, day or night I can log on and get or offer advice or encouragement. Motivating others is great motivation.

  • Success breeds success.
    Think about how you feel when you achieve your goals, whether they be major or minor. Man I could be a rich woman if I could bottle that feeling! Remember it, it will help you through the harder times, and there will be harder times! You may be 1/2 way to goal or you may be able to do up those jeans you haven't been able to wear since the kids were born. Celebrate them with non food rewards. A book, a magazine, a massage, a manicure, a bubble bath, a hair cut and/or colour or new clothes, it doesn't have to cost alot either. I've recently discovered op shopping! Great clothes = not much $$ it is the luck of the draw though. I was also told at our meetings that you can ring TAFE and offer yourself as a human guinea pig for people needing to practice manicures, pedicure, massage, waxing, haircuts - ok maybe I'm not THAT brave but still it is a great idea, that won't cost you alot, and you are helping someone else in the process.

  • Measure your success
    We've all been there, you have done absolutely EVERYTHING right you have been a perfect WWer all week, did all your exercise, drank all your water, got in all your serves of fruit and vege, you're expecting a kg + loss and you get 0.1 or the scale doesn't move. I know only too well how frustrating it is! How long has it been since you've taken your measurements? Are your clothes feeling loose? Does the towel go all the way round you now?

  • If you have a slip up
    Don't beat yourself up over it. It's over, move on! You will only truly fail at this if you give up and don't stick to the plan/s. If you just don't stop you will eventually achieve your goals.
  • Follow the plan
    Whether it be core or points, do it properly! Track! Track! Track! If you "cheat" you're only cheating yourself!

So there you are. I hope it helps someone out there in cyberland!

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

We're back!

We had such a fabulous time while we were away. I got to catch up with heaps of friends and family. I had lots of great comments about my weight loss and how I look while I was away, (they usually started with Oh my God!) Others stared as they weren't quite sure if it was me or not :).
Some really exciting news... Mum bought me a skirt and top for me for Christmas while I was away and just guess what size it was?? A size 10!!! A 10!! Can you believe that? Last Christmas I was wearing a 22-24!!!
OK now I'm not totally delusional because I'm certainly not fitting into 10's in anything else, so I'm sure it was a "big" size 10 and it was a touch firm, but I wore it all day Christmas day! No one could wipe the smile off my face!

Wednesday, 2 January 2008

Quick Update

Still at mum and dad's. Gained 0.1kg Christmas week, amd I was really happy with that! First week of 2008 and I lost 0.7kgs. I'm really pleased with myself! Will update in detail when I get home next week! ♥