Saturday, March 25, 2006

Update at last!!

Again, it's been ages since I have updated. I guess I have been putting everything else first as usual.

I have put on .4 in the last 2 weeks. I really haven't been tracking as well as I should which is always the biggest reason my weight starts to creep up again. Though I guess .4 in 2 weeks isn't as bad as it could have been if I wasn't following the programme. I am still exercising as much as usual which is another reason I haven't gained too much. I have virtually stayed the same for the last month, but I have lost 8.8 kgs in 11 weeks so I guess that's not too bad. Just need to get my head back in the right place again.

We've had a bit of sickness in our house. The kids have had sniffles and sore throats - nothing too serious. As I said, I always seem to put myself last and tend to get very run down sometimes. I had a sore throat and croaky throat last week but feel better now.

My baby boy had his first school visit on Friday and he just loved it. I knew he would. He is in a class with one of his best friends from kindy who started school in term 1 so I'm really happy they are back together again. It will make me feel heaps better on May 1st when he starts school full time. I know he will cope far better than me.

Also April 13th is going to be a very emotional day for me. That is the day Jarryd finishes kindy ending my association with the kindy all 3 of my kids went to. I have loved our time there and I know the kids have too so it's going to be a very sad day. I cried when Ashleigh finished so I'm sure I'll be a mess when Jarryd finishes.

Nikki played in her 1st netball grand final last friday. It was a very close game but they were beaten in the last quarter and lost by 6 goals in the end. Nobody really minded because they all got a trophy and got to go to Hungry Jacks after.

Anyway not a lot has been happening here lately. I'm looking forward to catching up with a fellow blogger friend of mine who had her 1st baby 2 weeks ago. A little boy called Lachlan James and from the photo I have seen, he is just gorgeous. Congratulations again Tania and Michael.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Busy Weekend

Wow again I've been reminded that I haven't updated this blog for ages. Life is just so busy.

Firstly my weigh in last Tuesday and I stayed exactly the same. I was a little relieved because I had been naughty the previous week and my scales said I had put on. So I pulled my finger out and from Friday to Tuesday I tracked like mad. So I guess I made up for being naughty.

Nikki had her 1st netball final last Friday and it was so exciting. They won by 1 goal and are now into the Grand Final this Friday night. The team and parents and grandparents were all so excited. It was like they had already won the grand final. But like I tell Nikki, as wonderful as it will be to win the grand final, at least they have made it there so that is a huge achievement in itself.

My baby boy turned 5 yesterday and we had a huge day in the Lehmann household. We had a family bbq for lunch with Steve's parents coming over from Stansbury (2 hours from Adelaide) Then we had another 8 kindy kids here in the afternoon. We had a jumping castle which was a huge hit and the kids all had a great time. From past experience, I have always had trouble with savoury party food like pies and sausage rolls so this time I only bought 12 party pies and 12 sausage rolls. The kids mainly ate the sweet food which I have no trouble avoiding and there weren't that many left overs. What was left over my kids had for tea.

By the time everyone left and I cleaned up, I was exhausted. It was a very humid day and I think I earnt a heap of bonus points. So I enjoyed every moment I spent in the spa when it was all over.

I still haven't heard anything about our electricity bill saga. I rang TXU on Feb 28th because that was the day the $10,000 bill was due. I thought I would do the courtesy of letting them know we had a faulty meter. The girl I spoke to was very helpful in contrast to the bitch that I spoke to when I got the bill. After telling her of the way I was treated, she asked me if I wanted to put in a formal complaint. I told her I did and she told me that management would be in contact with me within 48 hours. Well that was 2 weeks ago and I am still waiting. TYPICAL!!!!!!

I'm not sure about weigh in tomorrow night. TTOM for me next week and I can feel myself bloating up already. So I think it will be an interesting weigh in this week. I'll be back to let you know how I went.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Update at last

Wow, I didn't realize it had been so long since I updated. It's been very busy.

Firstly and most importantly I weighed in last week and lost 400g bringing the total to 9.2 kgs. I was very happy with that because I had a bit to eat and drink the Sunday before weigh in and I really thought I might not lose.

Steve and I were lucky enough to go and watch the NAB cup football game between the Adelaide Crows and Port Power in a corporate box. But because my team were getting dismally beaten I just had to drown my sorrows - lol. What can you do when you are getting free alcohol?? DRINK. And that's what I did. Naughty me. Then all the food came out which was very point UNfriendly. Wedges, fried chicken drumettes and a cheese and dried fruit and nut platter. I thought I controlled myself with the food better than the drink and I didn't have lunch so it couldn't be that bad, could it? We did park the car a fair way from the ground so I could get in some exercise so that was one good thing.

I caught up with a couple of friends from the ww in oz group last Saturday Karen and Pauline and it was so good to catch up. It had been ages. We are planning a get together in Melbourne the last weekend in August and the 3 of us are going to fly over and back together. Should be fun.

I have kept up my exercise routine. I am religiously doing aqua twice a week which I will increase next week to three times a week adding a Sunday morning class. I couldn't do it this morning because Steve was playing golf. Also walking Monday night with the netball mums (Nikki's netball not mine - lol), Tuesday night after work and before weigh in, Friday to and from school and Sunday I take the kids to the beach. I didn't walk today because it was fairly hot and Jarryd wasn't 100% so I did and hour of gardening instead. Let me tell you, I was sweating more than any walk I do.

As I said it's been hot here so we have spent most of the weekend in the pool. I just hope it's not too hot next Sunday because it is Jarryd's 5th birthday and we are having a party with about 8 kindy kids and I have booked a jumping castle. They are predicting 38 for Sat so I'll see what the forcast says later in the week.

We had some friends here this afternoon for a swim and they suggested we have a bbq tea. I had taken out a pork fillet to roast so that will have to wait until tomorrow night. The 2 families that came said they would bring the meat and I provided a tossed salad and the bread. They also brought dessert. Well there was nothing at all ww friendly. The meat was sausages, pork spareribs, satay chicken wings and chilli chicken wings. I had 2 tiny chilli wings and filled my plate with tossed salad. Dessert was a cheesecake shop Apple Strudel and I didn't have any of that either. And I gave all the leftovers to the guests to take home.

I always seem to do better with my food when we have company. Weird isn't it?? But I guess they all know I am doing weight watchers and I feel very strong when other people are around watching me. Why is it then that I struggle when I am by myself and always feel the urge to pick at things that aren't good for me??? I guess when I can conquer that constant struggle, will be the time I lose this darn weight for good.

Another busy week ahead of school, work, girls netball and dancing and my exercise. The kids have a pupil free day on Friday which is a bit of bad timing because I was going to do the shopping for Jarryd's party without the girls. Oh well they will just have to help me (or hinder as the case will be - lol) Then next Monday is Adelaide Cup holiday so we have a 4 day weekend in the Lehmann house except for Steve. He has to work Friday.

I'm a bit worried about weigh in this week. I seem to have put on about 700g according to my scales. I think my bad weekend last week has caught up with me. Also I need to get that tracker going again. Been a bit slack with that in the last couple of weeks. I have tracked all weekend though and still have 2 days to go so maybe the damage won't be too bad.

I'll update mid week and let you know how I go.

And good luck to Tania this week. Her baby was due a few days ago and she's going to be induced on Thursday if nothing happens. Fingers crossed for the natural birth you want.