Archive | February, 2012

My new ‘thing’: Granny Squares

24 Feb

Rebecca of Manzanita  inspires me all of the time. Recently, I have started crocheting granny squares, because I need something to keep me occupied (read: something to stop me eating out of boredom). I crochet while watching the evening news, and just when I feel like snacking when I know I am not hungry.

I learned how to crochet by watching various Youtube videos.  At one stage, I wanted to give up, but I didn’t! I worked it out. I am glad to say that I have found something that relaxes me. Plus, I am going to have an awesome scarf for this coming winter.

I don’t usually see my new projects through. I toss them aside once I am bored with them never to see the light of day again. But I really want to keep on doing this. I want to see it through right to the end. I want a keepsake of the time when I battled my food demons.

I think it’ll be a good reminder of where I came from and of the person I have become.


4 weeks today

21 Feb

Today, I took the quote from above and had a very productive and happy day. I feel amazing. I swam laps and did some resistance training in the pool and had a great time doing it.

My first fill will be on the 5th of March, and my aim is to maintain my weightloss. If I lose, it’ll be a bonus. Right now, I am able to eat just about anything, so gaining weight will be a breeze unfortunately. Its as if I never had weightloss surgery, except for the scars on my tummy of course!

Today’s Dinner

16 Feb

Low fat Greek Fetta cheese with a combination of tomato, spanish onion, baby spinach and rocket leaves, topped with chicken breast grilled with garlic and balsamic vinegar. Can’t wait!

Today has been a good day food-wise. I have gone up 3 kg from my lowest early last week, and I am determined to lose it and not gain anymore before my first fill. It is so hard though because I feel like there isn’t even a band in there!

My Dear Valentine

14 Feb

How I have missed you. You brought me so much joy, on this day. I want to thank you for coming back into my life. 🙂

14 Feb


I saw this in a shop window today. I can’t help but feel that these words are a reflection of my journey at the moment!

Week 3: Non-scale Victories

14 Feb

Well well. Before my surgery, when I was still sporting my 131kgs, I stopped going shopping. Not because I didn’t like to shop, but because I couldn’t walk more than 10 minutes. Within 15 minutes of shopping, I would start to ache all over. I would search for somewhere just to sit and get my breath, then I would leave. It would really upset me, because I really do LOVE to shop.

But today? I walked for 4 hours straight. I tried on 7 different garments and didn’t even work up a sweat. My back did not ache. My feet did not hurt. My ankles did not swell.

This means so much to me. It means I am well on my way to losing this bloody weight.

I also had my first coffee since surgery. I haven’t been able to stomach it until today. And boy was it good!

I also had sushi for lunch.

My Sushi Lunch

It has been about 5 weeks since I had it. Sadly, it was awful. I can’t remember why I used to like it. I could only have half of it too. So I kind of feel like I wasted my lunch (and my money)! I was really craving a diet coke with my sushi, but I held back. It has been a good 8 weeks since my last diet coke and I would hate to get addicted again. But it’s hard! I really want an icy cold glass of it!

For dinner I have steamed fish and fresh prawns on the menu. I can’t wait!

Day 15 post-surgery

8 Feb

Starting Weight: 131kg

Current Weight: 118.5kg