Tuesday 11 September 2007


Sorry for my absence. I have been busy with work and family commitments which haven't left me much time or energy to do anything else. I had two birthday's, mine & hubby's and Father's Day to contend with last week which made sticking to the diet difficult, I had two days where I decided to be off the plan which was a big,big mistake as I gained in those two days what it took 1 week to lose. I have managed though to lose half of the gain, but think I'm "pushing shit up hill with a sharp stick" to lose the lot. I will post the results on my usual weigh in day.

I'm still doing the low carb plan, it's still boring as bat shit but like anything it works when you stick to it and frankly I feel better for it even though my taste buds are screaming for a change. It was hard to resist the birthday cakes, I use the plural as everywhere I went someone had a cake for me, so I felt it rude to not have a piece (that's my story and I'm sticking to it!! lol).Below is a photo of one of my cakes - a lovely Tiramisu cake - yummy!!!! .

Here's a bit of a hoot, last week I was asked by boutique I frequent to be a model for their new Spring range, I thought they were joking at first and said no, but my daughter talked me into it, so I did it for a bit of a laugh. There were 4 other ladies (all customers) and we each got a free outfit of our choice out of it and our makeup professionally done. It as an experience, but I don't know if I'd do it again. My daughter took a few pictures, this is the best one where I'm actually facing front on, sorry the quality is not very clear, oh and notice my hair, much darker than the usual blonde that I am.

One thing is sure though, I think the supermodels jobs are safe!!!

I am really busy at work, I think I'm clocking in 50-55 hour weeks. We have opened up two new branches in other states and until they get some staff, we have been carrying the load, I just hope it doesn't drag on for too long as by the time I get home, cook dinner and clear up, there's not much time for anything else.

I have been busily reading my new book "The Idiot Proof Diet" which is high protein, low carb. Iv'e read it once and am re-reading and making some notes so I by the time I start, I'm fully prepared. My mouth just salivates at the thought of bacon and eggs for breakfast, or smoked salmon with cream chesse. Everthing is cooked in butter and they use double cream quite a lot which scares the crap out of me as they don't give quantities and only use the word "moderation".Don't you just love that word, my moderation is more than likely three times there definition of it. Oh well nothing ventured nothing gained. On the down side there is no sugar, no caffiene, no fruit until I lose 85% of my weight, which will make it Xmas 2015 before I can have the again!!! ha ha ha

Anyway this is becoming as long as War & Peace, will sign off for now and try to catch up on all your blogs. Will post my weigh on Thursday. Ciao!!


Tania said...

Happy Birthday for last week! Why is it that all the successful diets are ones where we're missing out? Why can't we develop a carb infested diet where we lose HEAPS!!! Oh if only, good luck for weigh in this week, i'll keep my fingers crossed that you're able to undo more of that gain.

Chris H said...

Good on you for doing the modelling mate! YOu look weird dark haired! Hope the new diet works.

55kgs said...

Really good to read what you've been up to. I check in from time to time.
Happy Belated Birthday. The cake looks great. No wonder you had to have a slice. Glad that you're back on track now.

Chubbymum said...

I LOVE the new hair colour hun... I reckon darker hair makes people's faces look slimmer.

Happy Belated Birthday my friend! What date was it? We are both Virgo!! WOHOOO US!!

The book is soooo interesting to read isn't it? I loved reading it but it was hard to cut out the fruit and the bread real hard for me.

Love ya hun

Christine said...

Happy birthday to you! Glad to see you touch base. Of course you were asked to be a model - you're beautiful.

Take care.

Spidey said...

Good to hear you are doing good, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

BTW, it is amazing how many blogs have tales of women being forced (or needing) to work 50-60+ hours a week. What is the world coming to? How are you supposed to have a family life?

Hope you are making tons and get promoted to VP or President!!

White Rose Boy said...

Just dropping by to say Hi, Good luck with the way in.

angelfish24 said...

I think your hair looks great....from what I can see from the distance of the picture. I'm sure you are great as a blong or brunette! I've thought of going darker too but everyone says...not stay blonder with my light eyes. Hmmmm. Maybe I'll cut it.
Cut out fruit?? I couldn't do it.

Wanna_B_slim said...

Omg...I am so with you on the working front... but life just seems to go on hey!!!
IWell done on getting a free outfit!! awesome to be asked to model too..

"The Captain" said...

I am glad you are doing great!

Meow Meow said...

You are way too hard on yourself!!!

You look lovely! I bet ya felt good too!!!!! YOu never can tell, this could be the start of a $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ lucrative new career...
= )

Anne said...

Good on you for being a model! You look great.

Low carb - I'm trying my own version of low(er) carbs. I love them!! But decided as my weight has plateaued I would have a change. Have really jsutcut them right back but still having some fruit.

the veggie paparazzo said...

Reducing the carb intake may not be a bad idea--most of us could do with less sugar, processed starches, etc. But jacking up the bacon, cream, etc? My sister did that diet twice . . . lost weight both times, and then put it right back on as soon as she ate normal food again. I'm not trying to be negative, but I don't think a really low-carb, high-animal-fat diet is going to make you healthy in the long run--I certainly don't think it's "idiot proof." If you look at the countries where people have long, healthy lives, they don't eat like that.

I feel like a downer for posting this comment, but the extreme low-carb diets like that worry me.