Paris here I come

Sunday, 31 August 2008

The new me after 20 weeks on WW

Here I am modelling some of the great new clothes Gail has given me.

There are heaps of pants I could have put on too...but couldn't really be bothered doing that...then it would be too much like a photo shoot, lol.

After wearing black, black and more black with the odd splash of colour, it's lovely to wear some colour again without looking like a huge beacon. Well, black is more slimming and often shops don't have larger sizes with other colours with the right cut. Why is that? Or is it just that you feel even bigger in brighter colours?

These photos were taken today (by my DD11 - Sarah).

This week I weighed in at 98.6 kg, a loss of 1 kg, and a total loss of 21.6 kg. Woohoo!

Saturday, 30 August 2008

Renovation photos

Here are the latest pictures of the kitchen...still need the benchtops and the glass splashback to go in. I'm so excited that I'll be able to use it soon. The oven now works, so maybe I'll roast something in it tonight...just need to find that manual.

And the ensuite is nearly finished too. Just the grouting and the fittings to go in. So our guests will be very happy (cos it's not for me and Brent). :)

Monday, 25 August 2008

Week 19: Kitchen and normality will return

It's been a real topsy turvy kind of week. We've been going to many of our friends' houses for dinner all through the week. They've been really supportive and have cooked healthy meals, and are wonderful friends...soooo lovely and generous. BUT, of course I nibble before every meal, and eat dessert after the mains. So over the course of a week, it all adds up to a 300gm gain this week. It's not too bad I know, and I'm still under 100kg, so that's all that matters, lol.

Today the new kitchen arrived! Woohoo!!! And so it won't be long before normality returns to our household, and I can stock up on food that I can eat (as food storage is rather limited in the lounge room). I'll be able to cook vegies even!

So I weighed in at 99.6 kg...Joy did well and lost, yippee! Total lost so far is 20.6 kg.

Monday, 18 August 2008

I made it to double digits! Woohooooo!

I weighed in today and am amazed and ecstatic to announce that I've made it to double digits! It must be the first time in 8 yrs I've been under 100 kg.

My current weight is 99.3kg which makes it a loss of 1.5kg this week.
Total lost so far is 20.9kg.

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Winter is the time for skiing

If it's going to be cold in winter you might as well enjoy it. We headed off to the snow and just got back from the cold, white, powdery slopes of Mt Hotham and Falls Creek. We had heaps of fun and the skiing was great (even if it was freezing and snowing). I really noticed that I wasn't as tired as last time, and felt a bit more courageous because I'm fitter...but still I like to take things slow and easy.

I had a 100gm gain this week, weighing 100.8 kg today, but that's nothing really. I'll make a special effort for the rest of the week to get on the treadmill despite the builders and other tradesmen wafting in and out my house at the moment.

Had a lovely lunch with Brent today (who took a day off work). We went to Balmoral - to the Bather's Pavilion Cafe, and I had rainbow trout on mashed peas and broad beans. Very yummy!

Monday, 4 August 2008

Week 16 Weigh-In

I really didn't think I'd lose much this I was ecstatic to lose 800 gm this week. Still going down. I'm now at 100.7 kg and have lost a total of 19.5 kg. Almost at the 100 kg mark, almost at double digits!

We're going skiing this week, so as long as I don't eat too much chocolate while skiing I should be able to have a good result for next week :)

Gorgeous Gail

I have a beautiful-thoughtful-generous friend called Gail. She has saved me so many times during my weightloss journey...with clothes! Last week she arrived with more clothes that will get me through the next size. I haven't had to buy any clothes since I started because Gail keeps drip feeding me the clothes I need just at right time. What a great blessing!

I love you Gail! You're gorgeous on the inside and the outside!