Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Good news at last

We had our meter tested today and surprise, surpise it is faulty. Can I sue them for stress!!!!

The best words I have heard in ages from the repairman - 'I have good news' That is an understatement.

He replaced the meter and now I have to fight it out with TXU to work out if I have paid them too much in the last 18 months - 2 years. Goodness knows how long the meter has been faulty. We have been advised to check the meter weekly and get an average daily reading and then try and sort it out with TXU. I can see a fight happening. I am not going to pay them one more cent because they did a reading last September and should have picked up then that we had a problem.

Anyway I still managed to do an aqua class tonight with Steve running the girls around to dancing for a change. I really felt good. Like a release of all the tension.

I did treat myself to a bowl of icecream tonight. And boy did I enjoy it. I have been good with my eating today so I know it fitted into my points.

I also want to let Tania know (a fellow blogging friend) that I am thinking of you at the moment. Her baby is due in a few days and I am so excited for her and Michael. Can't wait to hear the good news.

Have a great day tomorrow. I know I will.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

I love this photo of Nikki. She is such a water baby.
This is our project from last year. Took a lot of hard work because the paving and timber screen was done by Steve with a little help from his friends. We have spent heaps of time in the pool this year and the kids love it, even going in on days that are on the cool side.

What a HELL week!!!!

Well where do I start!!!!

On a good note. I lost another 600g at weigh in tonight taking the total to 8.8 kgs. I'm really going to try extra hard to get to 10 kgs next week. I was pleased with that loss because of TTOM and a very stressful week.

It started last Thursday when I got the shock of my life with a $9,900 electricity bill in the mail. I thought it was a joke because there were 4 bills starting with $1700, then $5500, then $7900, then the big one - nearly $10,000. Apparently according to TXU, they have been grossly underestimating our bills for the last 12 months and have cancelled all the accounts from last year and reissued them taking off the $1700 we had already paid. That makes it approx $3000 per quarter.

WHAT THE????????????????

When I rang TXU, they were so rude. The girl told me there was nothing wrong with the bill or the meter. HELLO!!!!!
Anyway we are having someone here tomorrow testing the meter and I just pray they find a problem or I don't know what we will do. I have had so many people telling me that maybe someone is tapping into the power, I am starting to believe it. But it can't be possible. We have an inside meter so how could that happen??

Anyway I worried myself sick on Friday and didn't sleep Friday night. I got up Saturday morning thinking I was having a heart attack. I had heart palpitations and couldn't seem to take a deep breath. I got myself to the doctor and she was convinced I was having a panic attack and has prescribed valium. My blood pressure and pulse were ok so I guess I wasn't having a heart attack - thank goodness. I wasn't sure about taking the valium but because it is only 2mg I started Sunday and it has really helped. I am sleeping so much better and am feeling much calmer.

In hindsight I think I have been having these attacks since dad died in August. I haven't been coping with things like I should be - which is understandable considering what we went through with dad. I asked the doctor if it was possible it is my heart and she said for peace of mind I could have an ECG which I am doing on Friday. I still have the heart flutters but I guess I will know for sure on Friday if there is a problem there.

I have kept up my exercise - walked on Friday, Sunday, Monday and tonight. And aqua Saturday and tomorrow night as well. If anything I haven't eaten enough points this week because I just haven't felt like eating.

So we'll know the result of the meter test tomorrow and if there isn't a problem I will be taking it further because no household can use $3000 of power per quarter, especially if they have gas hot water and cooking. And no we are not growing something illegal - lol.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

And now that I know how, one of my gorgeous kids. But I'm not biased!!!!!

I have worked out how to upload photos. It wasn't really that hard - lol.

This is a photo of myself and my 4 year old son Jarryd.

Thanks Bikinidreamer.

A big loss this week!!!!!

Weigh in last night and I must say I was shocked to get on those scales and be told I had lost 1.8 kgs this week. I was so happy. I knew I had been very good and had done lots of exercise so I guess it was just confirmation of my good week. The meeting was very interesting. All about portion sizes. The leader demonstrated the ww scales and I think we were all shocked to discover that a banana that was weighed (and that I guessed was 1 point) was actually 2 points!!!!
I would love to get some of those scales but at $99 they are a bit out of my price range at the moment.

So I have now lost 8.2 kgs in 6 weeks.

The weather here has been glorious and I have made the most of getting out for walks. Walked a lot Friday as I mentioned in the previous post. Then an aqua class on Saturday and lots of walking again on Sunday. My mum, sister and her little boy who is nearly 2 and myself and the kids went on a Port River dolphin cruise. It was 1.5 hours and I must admit it was a little boring by the end but we did get to see some dolphins on the way back. Then an aqua class again on Monday night and a walk to the beach last night before weigh in.

Steve and I didn't do anything for Valentine's day this year. The money is very tight at the moment and because it was a netball night for Nikki and ww night for me, we didn't even get to eat a meal together. Lol that's life when you are so busy.

I have also been meaning to mention another one of the most amazing support groups I have ever been involved with. Two years ago a gorgeous lady I met on the ww website started a yahoo group for people who have weight to lose. We have lost and gained members along the way, but I have made some lifetime friends. We met up this time last year in Melbourne and it was the best weekend. We all got on so well and plan to do it again sometime soon. We are always looking for new members so if anyone is interested, here is the link:

I must say the highlight of my week was walking to the beach with my 7 year old daughter Ashleigh yesterday. She kept stopping every 5 minutes to pick flowers out of people's gardens and giving them to me saying 'Happy Valentine's Day mummy.' I knew she shouldn't be picking flowers out of other people's gardens but I just couldn't tell her off.

Friday, February 10, 2006

My weekend starts

I don't work Friday and I love being home with my baby. My baby is nearly 5 and is starting school on 1st May. I have very mixed feelings about it. On one hand I know it is the next step in life but he's my baby!!!!

I walked the kids to school and am pottering around the house. Then I'm going to walk back from school via the playground so the kids can have a play and mummy can have a coffee at the kiosk. We have a great walk that I do often with my kids. It takes about 20 mins and we are at the beach with a playground, kiosk, jetty, bbq facilities and toilets. I can sit outside under the umbrella's watching the kids. It's my favourite place with the kids.

I am doing well again this week with my eating. It's funny, I have been counting points and the last week I have sort of been doing no count. 3 set meals a day with snacks in between. Snacks have been mostly fruit but if I have eaten anything else it is all within the 21 points extra per week (or 3 per day)

I'm sure if you are committed to do the right thing it does become a habbit. How long do they say to break a habbit?? Well this is my 6th week.

I am very inspired reading other people's blogs and the girls on the ww website are unreal. I really feel like there is a huge group of 30+ women (kgs that is) that are going to get to goal together. Wow what a party that will be!!!

Ok off to get some lunch and work out how to put photos on this blog - lol.


Wednesday, February 08, 2006

beginning the journey

This is very new to me. So many people on the ww website have started blogs so it has inspired me to start my own.

I have been doing ww for 5 weeks and so far I have lost 6.4 kgs. I feel as if I am doing really well and I am actually starting to enjoy exercising. I can't believe I just said that - lol.

I don't have a lot of support at home. My darling husband is a stick and can eat anything he likes. He refuses to walk with me becuase he has a very physical job and doesn't see the need. It would be nice though just for the support.

Luckily I have 3 gorgeous kids that come walking with me. They take scooters and we go for a 45 min walk to our local beach which has a playground and a kiosk. I usually reward myself with a skinny cappuchino.

I have also been doing aqua twice a week which I am loving.

I promise to update this blog at least weekly.