Tuesday 26 January 2010


Haven't been around much due to an accident I had at work over two weeks ago.

Fell really heavily on my left side after tripping over while lifting a box of copy paper.Knocked myself stupid and damaged my neck,shoulder,hip and foot. The major concerns at the moment are my hip and lower back and shoulder. I initially couldn't get up and was calling out for help for 10 minutes before dragging myself over to my desk and pulling the phone down to call someone.

I found out that two other men in the office heard me calling out and they failed to investigate anything. I think that was what really upset me, they are complete f*ckwits, and couldn't be bothered to get off their butts.

I felt so helpless not to mention feeling like a beached Beluga Whale.

Been having regular Physio which I think makes everything worse, and because it's Workers Comp I need approval from the insurance company before I have anything done.

Had the last 4 days off as it is a Public Holiday here today - Australia Day, commemorating the day the English arrived ( or to some factions - invaded) in 1788 to set up a Penal Colony.

This is the time of year when we have the usual debates and polls about becoming a Republic rather than a Monarchy and changing our national anthem - all a big yawn to me,as there is more important things to debate like crime,the health system and poverty to name a few.

Went back to the lap band doctor yesterday and he is pleased with my loss since my last visit and I don't have to go back now until August - sweet!

My weight has not altered over the past few weeks, probably due to being very sedate on the exercise front, so am glad there is no gain though.

Had quite a few people ask me have I lost weight and how good I look, which has been nice to hear, so I must pull my finger out and post some update photos,oh and I bought some new clobber yesterday,size 16 pants - boohoo, OK they are stretch but who cares!!!

Tuesday 5 January 2010


Hi All.

Hope you all had a great holiday season and New Year.

My break was quiet, but much better than last Xmas (if you remember I came out of hospital on Xmas Day last year after all my woes)

I seemed to just veg out this year and not do much of anything

We decided at the last minute to have a mini break and booked some accommodation in the city for 3 days. Got a great deal at the Marriott, which included breakfast,dinner and all you could drink at dinner for the three of us for $260.00 a night in an Executive Suite.

It was a pleasant sojourn,even if the weather was a bit crappy.

We saw the musical Wicked which was fantastic and had a great seafood lunch at Doyle's (one of the famous seafood Sydney restaurants) at the Rocks which was fan-diddly-tastic.

I will post some photos later on.

Back to my title - so what is the miracle?

The miracle is for the first time ever in history, I not only did not gain weight over Xmas but actually lost some - wow, wow and WOW!

I ate everything I wanted to turkey,ham,Plum Pudding even overindulged with the Lindt Chocolates (why do people give chocolates to you when they know you are trying to lose weight, and these are the same people that lecture you about weight being bad for your health!)

Anyways I'm diverging, today's weight is 111.8kg (245.96lbs) so a loss of .400kg not mind blowing but a victory nevertheless.

I love my band!!!!!!