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.


Karen said...

HI Tina. Graet to read your update. I had been chcecking in.
I also find it easier to resist temptation when others are watching. As you know we had Lauren's 3rd birthday which ended up being a cake with 1 family sunday lunch ( chocolate) Icecream cake Sunday tea and anothe Icecream cake Monday night. I have a big family. I had none up till Monday night and even then it was the tinest peice it reall wouldn't have made much differece. Student free dayhere Friday also.
Anyway. I hope your weigh in goes well and the party is lots of fun
Take care

Jacqui said...

Good luck! You are going great!