Thursday, January 08, 2009

Scales are Heading Down Again

I have just finished week 10 of weight watchers and this week I lost 900g taking the total to 10.4 kgs. Woohoo I finally made it to 10 kgs lost. I have been dancing around that figure for 2 weeks now. Christmas certainly didn't help.

I had a lightbulb moment this week. About a month ago I bought a couple of work shirts which I hadn't worn yet because I hadn't been at work. Just plain button up shirts. I buy them at a factory outlet and they don't size them by number, they size them by M, L, XL, etc. I bought XXL which I really wouldn't know what the equavalent number is. When I put one on on Monday morning, it was like a potato sack. It looked ridiculous and it was swimming on me. I took them back today and got XL. So although I haven't noticed a huge difference in my journey so far, I realise that is a victory. I have gone down a size. I really don't want to buy too many new clothes at the moment for obvious reasons.

So my first week back at work has been crazy. Like a lot of places at this time of year we are on skeleton staff. There are only 3 of us there instead of the usual 10. We can't keep up. There have been days where I haven't even had lunch because I am the only one in the office. Oh well, I only work 9-1 tomorrow and then we have a few more coming back next week.

Nikki has been in Stansbury all week by herself staying with her Nana and Pa (Steve's mum and dad) I don't think she wants to come home and I don't blame her. She has been swimming and kneeboarding for the first time. Apparently she was a pro and didn't fall off at all. She'll be back on Sunday and then next weekend we head back so Ashleigh and Jarryd can have a week over there. When they come back on the Australia Day long weekend, it will be the start of the new school year.

Steve and I finally have a counselling date. Next Friday the 16th. I am looking forward to it and will be writing down a list of points to bring up so I don't get sidetracked. Wonder what we will get out of it.

Well I'm off to update my weight watcher tracker and head to bed. It's been a long week.

Have a great weekend everyone.


Joanne said...

Whoohooo!!! 10 kilos lost! How wonderful! Congratulations Tina, you deserve it and I know its the FIRST 10 kilos but not the last. Enjoy the feeling of dropping a size because you will get to know it well.

samantha said...

Hi Tina

Well done on your first 10kgs, you must be so excited that means your 10% is so close! Keep up that great work and we'll be on a beach in Samui in no time!Take Care my friend

Sam x

Cinders said...

Well done on losing 10 kilos Tina. That's a great loss :)

Jo said...

Hi Tina,

Firstly congrats on the 10kgs loss... that's fantastic. Great news about the shirts too!!

Thanks for popping into my blog.. go to and that's where I found my background there is heaps of them.

Keep up the fantastic work.


*Kaz* aka Princey2 said...

Well done on your 10kg's Tina that's awesome!

Well if you have a min when you're down in April we should def arrange a meet up. It would be so nice to get to know people that you share this journey with. I think it's important!

Good luck for the next 10kg. You'll do well!


Kate said...

Good on you for achieving your goals, I'm so happy for you lovely lady!

How nice to have a little break from the kids, Nikki sounds like a star!!

Hopefully by this time next week you'll have a weight lifted and some things off your chest. Don't worry about taking notes with you. Without notes, I wouldn't get anything done (yes - ANYTHING!) hee hee

Have a relaxing weekend!
K x

Jenny said...

Wow Tina - what a fabulous effort. I always think when you feel it in your clothes is when the realization that you have lost weight really hits you. Keep it up and before you know it - you'll be a new you. I pray that the counselling for you and Steve helps to start mending the problems. Marriage isn't easy when all is good, let alone when there are difficulties. It's so great that you are both willing to get outside help. Many men would be too proud (read stubborn and daft) to allow outsiders to help. Good luck.

Tania said...

Congratulations Tina - what a fantastic result (this week and overall). Isn't it a great feeling when you have to buy smaller clothes? :-) Do you buy them from Lucy's?

Glad to hear Nikki is having such a good time - I bet you'll be glad to have her back home again!

Good news about the date for counselling too! Hope that you get a positive outcome from it.