Wednesday 30 May 2007


Just to let you know I'm still kicking and will post soon, sorry it's been a hectic week with work and such.

Wednesday 23 May 2007


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Weighed in today with a mixture of trepidation and enthusiasm.

Trepidation, to having a not so good weekend of eating (although it was better than last weekend) and enthusiasm because I wanted to see the numbers under 120kg AGAIN !!

The weight loss fairy decided I hadn't been good enough to reward me - I recorded
120kg - it took her a few seconds to make up her mind as the scales were flashing between 119.8 and 120 but finally decided on the latter - DANG!

Oh well, it is a step in the right direction and I did not have a perfect week so overall I'm happy with the loss as it in my mini goal of .500 grams a week.Still not able to exercise my hip has flared up again and I'm going to make an appointment to see the Dr next week as it's keeping me awake now at night aching, so not good.

I'm also thinking of dropping my calories to 1200 per day due to the no exercise factor, might give it a go next week. Hope everyone has a great week.

Saturday 19 May 2007


As previously mentioned today hubby and I spent the day with Chris (Diet Coke Rocks) Stew and their two little cuties Brylee and Griffin. We caught the ferry across our glorious harbour to the zoo.Chris and Stew are really lovely people and we enjoyed our day out, I hope they did as well. Chris is exactly like her blog - full of fun and enthusiasm. After the zoo we headed to a local market which is HUGE to say at the least - I think Chris will do a return trip on Sunday.
WOOOHOOO! Ive meet my first international blogger.

The beautiful Sydney Harbour going to the Zoo

The new Indian Elephants enclosure taken from the Skyway gondola

Me in the enclosure HA HA HA

The view we had all day

Once home I flaked like this meerkat - happy and contented.

Friday 18 May 2007


I've been good with the food these last couple of days. The weekend though is going to be a challenge as we are going out both days.

Tomorrow I will meet my first blogger - ChrisH from Diet Coke Rocks and her hubby Saint Stew and the wee ones Brylee and Griffin from NZ. I'm really looking forward to meeting them and showing them what a beautiful city Sydney is. Hopefully I can post some pictures of our day out.

Sunday is a family get together with the out(in)laws which I'm am relishing - NOT! Hubby's side are not a close family and it's been several years since we last saw them. One of his sisters has terminal brain cancer and has been given 3 mths to live,so this is basically the reason for the get together, so I hope she is well enough to attend and has a good time.

I don't know anyone that hasn't been affected by cancer these days. It is so prevalent I'm sure it has a lot to do with the chemical/pollutive society we live in. It must be dreadful to be told you only have a certain amount of time to live with no hope. I often think how would I cope with this if it was me but I don't think anyone would know until it happened. When I get down on myself I think what it would be like being in my sister-in-laws shoes and my problems seem insignificant.

As we say here is Oz - "AVAGOODWEEKEND!"

Wednesday 16 May 2007


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Well, I have done it again. After working so hard and using the "tough love" approach to weight loss, I have undone all the hard work and had a gain this week of 1.4kg (3lbs)bringing me over the 120kg mark AGAIN!

I decided I was going to have a diet free Mother's Day and eat what I felt like, with all intentions of eating moderately. I ate moderately alright, for myself and half of the third world.

It has confirmed to me what I already knew, I just can't trust myself with the evil substance. The everything in moderation just doesn't work for me, once I get the taste I'm a goner. Total abstinence is the only way for me. I am now vowing myself to food chastity!

The exercise is also a no goer at the moment because my hip and butt are still giving me trouble. BUT no excuses,I take full responsibility for my actions and have learnt from the experience. AMEN!

Monday 14 May 2007


Cactus has tagged me to list 7 of my all time favourite albums and 6 favourite songs and give an explanation as to why I have chosen them. So here goes, (and they are in no particular order)


1. Rumors - Fleetwood Mac

2. Breakfast in America - Supertramp

3. Against the Wind - Bob Seger

All of these albums remind me of going up the coast every weekend in summer with my group of friends. We would all pile into two cars, have the stereos blaring and sing all the way. The photo was taken by a friend in the other car as we were driving in tandem on the freeway. The girl in the picture is someone I've known since kindergarten. That's my big boof head in the back trying to get into the picture. We all saw Fleetmac in concert together when they toured here - it was a great concert.

4. Tapestry - Carole King. Arguably the best female singer songwriter of our time.So many great songs on this album. My cousin who is 4 years older than me introduced me to this album.Our mothers are sisters and we were more like sisters ourselves than cousins.We went everywhere together. The photo was taken on a holiday to Bali, I remember it was our last night, so we went out for Dinner, the next day on the plane to Singapore we both had a bad case of "Bali Belly".

5.Bat out of Hell - Meatloaf, the ultimate driving album only trouble it makes me drive "like a bat out of hell"! It has everything, good ole rock & roll as well as haunting ballads. I love it and still have a copy in my car which I play regularly.

6.Dirty Deeds - AC/DC. This album was given to my older brother for Xmas and I was hooked from the first time he played it. It has the great and late Bon Scott as lead singer. I much prefer him and didn't really follow them much after he died. Boo Hoo! I used to "borrow" it all the time, much to to his disgust. The photo is of us three before going to Sunday School. I was three and my brothers were 7 & 8. Being the only girl I was the odd one out, but soon learnt to stick up for myself.

7. Silk Degrees - Boz Scaggs. this is one of those albums where every song is great, it's a shame he never followed it up with anything else as good.


1.Tunnel of Love - Dire Straits and 2. My Sharona - The Knack. My best buddy and I used to love dancing to these tracks. The photo was taken at a friends party and was once of those chance photos as we didn't know the guy was standing behind us(or who he was for that matter) we danced to these two songs again and again,I remember we had a huge night with probably a sore head the next day.

3.Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding - Elton John. I remember listening to this out camping in the middle of nowhere, watching falling stars while this played on my walkman. It is a masterpiece and I never tire listening to it.

4.You Should be Dancing - Bee Gees always gets my feet tapping

5. Cocaine - J J Cale A very sexy and sensual song.A bunch of my nursing buddies would go to the local pub every Tuesday and this would always end up being played on the jukebox.A rather slightly tipsy student nurse decided to jump on the bar and do a "little dance" to this number much to the delight of her companions. OK, I was fully tipsy.That's me top row extreme left standing next to my Kiwi buddy.

6.Hotel California - The Eagles. Reminds me being a young and innocent 14 year old, dreaming of my first boyfriend. Whenever I hear this song I can see myself sitting on my bedroom floor on a sheepskin rug I had, listening to it on my stereo over and over again.

7. Sit on My Face - Monty Python. This always brings a smile to me face.It's one of the songs I want played at my funeral during the "reflection time".Now that would be something worth seeing.

Sunday 13 May 2007


I have just spent the last two hours on my fav album and song post, uploading pic etc to have it lost through fat finger syndrome. I am so pissed off. It's 11.30 pm here so I'm off to bed and will have to re-do it tomorrow night. Until then.

Oh and our boy (the horse) came 6 out of 10. Not a bad effort as he was up 2 classes, came out of barrier 10 and was his first up from a spell.

Friday 11 May 2007


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My uncle owns and trains racehorses and tomorrow the star galloper from his stable has it's first run back from a spell of almost 12 months. Now this is not an everyday run of the mill horse. He holds a very special place in our hearts as he is named after my grandfather. We were all together the last time he ran when he won, it was a special day for me as I just love the races and it gave me a first hand experience of what it would be like for an owner (if only for a short time). I have always wanted to own a race horse it's one of my dreams but unless I win the lottery can't see it happening.

Our horse is not expected to win and is at 33-1 , even though he won his last trial by six lengths I don't know what class he was running against. I'm still going to have a flutter on him for sentimental reasons, so wish us some luck!!

Wednesday 9 May 2007


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Managed to get on the scales this morning to record 119.2kg , WOOHOOO!

Hip still sore, at work with Tramadol and hot water bottle , gotta go its going to be a busy day.

Tuesday 8 May 2007


Thanks for all your comments re my last post.

I have been using a new oil my mother told me about, she saw a segment on the TV where people were having wonderful results with. Being the skeptic I am, I always think most of the benefit when using these products is actually the massaging component. It has to be massaged in twice a day and they offer a money back guarantee if there is no improvement.

Hubby got relegated the job to rub it into my butt cheeks - lucky bugger!! lol. It's a job he hates and I must admit he's not very good, but does a better job than me as it's hard to reach. He laughs when I close the kitchen venetians as for anyone seeing it, this is the picture they would get.
Me with my strides at half mast, butt cheeks exposed , leaning over a bench with him standing behind me using a rubbing action. I can see now the look on my daughters face when she came in from outside the first time. A look of sheer horror followed by an immense sense of relief. ROFLMAO!!!

I had a massage last night and it was quite sore but this morning is worse and I had to have the day off work as I can't even put my weight on it. So I've taken some heavy duty pain killers and am hoping it's OK for me tomorrow as Wednesday is a busy day for me. I know when I've had physio before it always makes it worse before it makes it better, so I'm hoping that's the case here.

I'm a bit annoyed this is going to curb my exercise (is this really me saying that!) as I was starting to get into a routine and was actually enjoying it.( miracle of miracles) I don't know if I will be able to weigh in tomorrow as I couldn't stand with two feet on the scales this morning long enough for a recording, so if I don't post a weight tomorrow you'll know why.

I think I would have been better sticking to the cat massage as the following picture shows

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Sunday 6 May 2007

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I've had a sore hip for over a week now and as most of you know I have suffered from arthritis most of my life. It's a pain I am very familiar with so when I get it or something new flares up I don't make a fuss and just get on with things.My hip has been waking me up at night and hurts like hell to change sides.I haven't been going to the gym as I didn't want to aggravate it, yesterday was my first time in 10 days and I did push the envelope as it didn't hurt at the time. Today is a different story, nothing I do eases the pain, I have a constant ache in my hip joint and when I stand, it is like someone is stabbing me in the butt with knife. Last night the pain was so severe I could not roll over, I had to sit up and stand, then lay down in the new positon which was pretty pathetic.I've taken pain killers all day and am holding off taking the big guns until I can't bear it any longer. I'm sitting here with one butt check on the chair trying to get into a comfortable position - but it's not working so I'll have to sign off. I haven't weighed since my last "look" as I don't want to see it over the 120kg mark.Yesterday I medicated myself with some Lindt chocolate, god it was nice, but this morning I threw out the rest of it as I know in the long run it will only add to the problem.

Friday 4 May 2007


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I may regret this, but I'm so excited I can't wait for next week.

When I weighed in this morning I was delighted to see I've finally cracked the teens - yes I weighed in at 119.8kg (263.5 lb). ZIPPITY DOO DA DAY - I AM SOOO HAPPY.

Thursday 3 May 2007


Just to update you on the Tuesday's work crisis. The case has been adjourned till 23rd May and because it is a workplace issue, will be set with a mediator and not a judge. I hope this "mediator" sees it as a purely trivial and baseless claim and throws it out with a stern reprimand to the "other" party. I will refer to the other employee as "the other party" as I do not even want to utter her name, I am so disgusted with the whole affair. My co-worker has been off work for the last two days, I spoke to her this morning and she said she hasn't been sleeping and feels sick to the stomach all the time. Poor thing she's going to be a nervous wreck for the next two weeks. I told her the rest of the staff were behind her 100%. The "other party" has been fronting for work like nothing has happened, for such a sensitive,emotional person , she sure has a hide as thick as an elephant!

Anyhow, I'm off to bed, I've had a bad headache all day so I'm going to take some heavy duty medication and try to see Lucy in the Sky (with diamonds).

Wednesday 2 May 2007


This week I'm recording a loss of .800kg or 1.76 lbs. I'm a teensy weensy bit disappointed as my weight yesterday morning was over the 1 kg mark. Also because this weight is a bee's dick away from my teens which will be a huge milestone for me. I'm still on target though so have to be happy with that. I think all the extra water I drank yesterday probably contributed to the loss, so eventually it will come out - I hope! lol

So how are our fellow challengers going, CM, ChrisH, ABBA, Spider63 and a new member Christine from Canada - Yay for us!

It's going to be a strange day here at work today as my friend goes to court today, lets hope it gets thrown out by the judge. At least I'll be pretty busy today as it is payday and I have to process over 100 wages and salaries. So best I be off and start. Have a good day everyone and say a pray for my friend.

Tuesday 1 May 2007


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Today is going to be a danger day - I can feel it. I feel like I just want to gorge myself until I explode like the scene in Monty Python's The Meaning of Life. I'm in danger of sabotaging my near perfect week. I've had a loss by the scales today, tomorrow is my official weigh in day and I do not want to undo all the good I have done. What to do, what to do???

First I'm going to fill my water bottle up and have a long drink, then I'm going to have to play some tactical mind games, tape my gob shut. I will check in later to let you know how I'm going.

Well I have lasted till lunch. I have drank 1litre of water so far and only eaten my designated snacks. I am having my lunch now, so all has been good - so far! Thanks Chris, I went to the Ladies (I'm at work) and had a chuckle as I thought of what you said in your last comment. I didn't do it of course, but I got a mental picture EEWWW! You never know my employers might have a hidden camera in the loo - lol! Will post later after the danger time of 3pm.

I made it, after a lot of water, self talk, some drama at work and a walk , I managed to stave off the food cravings. I've just finished my dinner and feel satisfied. Oi Vie ! What a day. The drama at work was shocking in itself. A lady I work with got served with a AVO (Apprehended Violence order) at work by another employee of the company I work for. OMG! we just cannot believe it. They had a bit of a verbal argument 2 weeks ago,(which I did not witness) which she claims she was threatened and bullied and it has stemmed from that. How petty and how low can you go. Of course my co-worker will be defending it but she has to go through all the stress and upset of appearing in court etc etc. It shows to me you really do not know your fellow worker - I am still coming to terms with the shock of it. I wouldn't be surprised if this is only the beginning.
Anyhow, I will be weighing in tomorrow and will post the results - so finger crossed. Thanks to everyone for all your support and comments.