Saturday, January 30, 2010

More of me GONE!!!!!

Well, I've lost a bit more since I was last on the TF scales. Not as much as at my first weigh in but still a significant loss. 2.9kg!!!!!
I am now down to 111.8 kg which is a total of 6.7kg.
YIPPEE!!!!!!
This last two weeks haven't been easy. I'm still thinking about peanutbutter sandwiches,  - - - - and Elvis, (of course) and now toasted cheese, tomato and onion sandwiches have joined the fantasy. 
I've had visitors and we did some tripping around. I had a steak and veg meal while we were in Canberra last weekend and I had a bacon & egg, tomato, lettuce on turkish bread yesterday for lunch at Luera in the Blue Mountains when we took Sue down to catch her plane back to WA. Ooooh my it was just soooooo good. "mmmmm real food!" I said as It was placed in front of me. And it smelled sooo goood tooo! I enjoyed every last morsel of it and would have licked my plate if I hadn't been in public. When I went for my weigh in this morning I said to the TF girl, "have you got a big hanky, 'cause I think I am going to cry when I get on these scales." Of course I was thrilled when they showed I had still lost weight.
Maybe the this week it will be easier.
I've lost a total of 11cm from my waist too!
Cheers
D
 for doing a big happy dance!!!!!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Telstra Tower Black Mountain Canberra

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The windiest place I have ever been.
Rod, Del, Sue
January 23rd 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Computer Problems and a Remarkable Visitor.

I'm having computer problems again and I also have my sister Sue from Fremantle
visiting so I won't be 'online' much for the next couple of weeks.
Still on the TF Program, took the belt in another notch today so something is
happening. Will miss weigh in on Friday cause we are going to Canberra to the
National Art Galley to see the Paris exhibition.
My older sister Sue is a famous artist in WA and I emailed her about the
exhibition and suggested she get herself over here before it finishes in April.
That was in the morning before I went to work. By the time I got home that night
she was booked on a plane and arrived yesterday. No flies on her! She's
unbelievable. Such energy and determination. An MS sufferer with a recently
fixed foot that had been broken for 5 months, (she thought it was arthritis) she
arrived at 3am in the morning and she was off to the local art gallery today for
3 hours. She has fallen in love with Entre The Giant, aka Bud and he has with
her. She wants to take him home. That will not be happening. She needs a little
dog like Bud. Anyone in WA able to help me out in finding one for her? A freebie
little dog that needs a home. Something small that likes to cuddle. She needs a
dog like this. She gets very lonely at times.
Catch up with you all later
Cheers
D.
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Me and Sue fooling around at a New Years Party about 5 years ago.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Chinese Veges for lunch.

It was Chinese buy-up at work today. I wasn't going to get any and just settle for a cup of chicken soup but then I remembered something I read somewhere in the TF program. So, I ordered a portion of steamed veg in the buy-up and made my soup up with half the required amount of water, let it sit a bit to thicken, and then poured it over the veges while they were still hot.
YUMMEE!
I'll be doing that again.
Getting annoyed with family who have 'snacks' of chicken noodle soup at 9:30pm right next to me. Smells soooooo good. Thing is, when I tell them the torture they are putting me thru, they get upset with me!
Huh! They just don't care, do they.
I bet you are all reeeeeeally sick of this blog by now - - - - - - which means I’m going to have to do some sewing.
Well, there is always the Retreat Challenge and Siggy Squares to get started on, eh?

Saturday, January 16, 2010

I knew it was too good to be true!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I told the world the other night that I had lost 14 kilos after weighing myself on my scales which told me I was 106kg.
Then I went off to my Tony Fergusson weigh-in and was bought back to earth with a 10kg thump!.
Well, I had said that I didn't feel like I had lost 14k but thought maybe 3-5kg probably, hadn't I? So when that turned out to be the truth I wasn't too disappointed. Yep, that's closer to how much I had lost.
When I started on Tony Ferguson Program on the 7th January I was 118.5kg and my waist was 123cm.
A week later after sticking to the program religiously (but with no added activity yet) I am now 114.7kg and my waist is 117cm.
Which the TF consultant thought was marvellous. Which I thought was kinda OK ('cause I sorta knew the 14 kg couldn't be real). And then Rod told me that's nearly a stone and I was really happy when he said that.
So it looks like I am off to a good start, doesn't it?
I'm off to change my weight graph and tell everyone else now that I told the other day.
Thanks for all the encouragement and exclaimations. Hope you're just as happy now that you know it's only 4kg.
After all, I never have excelled at anything, so 4kg is average, just like me.
Cheers
D
for D-creasing.
Oh yes, I am seriously thinking about tossing the scales out. Any suggestions for a replacement? What's with these ones that take other readings too, do you think they are worth it????????

Friday, January 15, 2010

I CAN’T BELIEVE IT !

TFWRP 003I've just weighed myself and my scales say 106.0kg.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I can't believe it!
I'm going for a weigh in tomorrow and we'll see how much their scales differ. I hope it's close to mine.
I don't feel like I've lost 14 kilos since the 5th of january. I have taken my uniform belt in a notch, but I don't feel like I have lost any weight. If you'd have asked me I would have said 3-5kg since I started but not 14!!!!!
Boy does that graph line dipping down look good.
Cheers
D.
for D-lighted

That's me just now pointing to 117cm waist as opposed to 123 when TF weighed me.

CALORIE KING AUSTRALIA site is working again.

They sent me an answer to my query the other day and explained what had gone on. wasn’t that nice of them?
So I can get back into writing up my daily food intake diary and all again.
Yaaaaaaa!
I missed them.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Still going

Not as hungry today. Not as grumpy.
Note to self: take off glasses before you wash your face.

Haven't got on the scales again yet. But I have marked my belt where it did up when I was 125kg.
One less hole already.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Still hanging in there

I am soooooo tired today. I don't think I will be long out of bed. This heat is killing me.
Rod cooked me two of the cutest lambchops for my protien today. Couldn't eat all my salad tonight at work tho. Now THAT"S a first for me. I love a big bowl of salad. Forgot to put Rod's home grown cherry tomatos in it and to me a salad is not a salad unless there is tomato in it.




Here's a photo from the Sydney SCQuilters Retreat 2005, (was it?)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

And another day down.

Went to work today, really hot there, hotter than the days temp because of all the radiated heat off the buildings. But I only had to walk past it all for about 100m and then I was in my loverly airconditioned office and wing.
So, first day at work since starting and so far so good.
Thought a lot about food today.
Still got a headache, and it's not coffee deprivation as a few of you have suggested it might be as I haven't cut back on that yet. I only have 3 small mugs of coffee a day anyway.
Menue today the same as yesterday only a variation on the protien with the evening salad. Today it was a nice little piece of steak. I didn't know steaks came that small.
Oh for a big juicy rump!
Oh that's right, I'm trying to get rid of the big rump, aren't I?

Another couple of holiday snaps.
These are Doreen's Daughters.          This one was a weekend we all managed to get together in NZ in 2007 even tho the date stamp on the photo says 04. It was a new camera and i hadn't set the date properly, obviously. Oh well, it will just confuse forthcoming generations when they are researching the family tree, won't it. That's my baby sis janet and me in the back and the skinnies sitting in front are Sue, my oldest sister and Liz, my younger sister.
 The reason we allgot together was so that Travis, in the middle, could finally get to meet his Aunty Sue. He's met the rest of us for the first time in 1996. He is my 'stolen generation' oldest son. See, it didn't only happen to Australia's indigenous people. 

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Day 3 nearly over.

Woke up cranky again with the feed-lot mouth again. Toothpaste never tasted so good.

Today's food intake was nearly the same as yesterday, so I'm not going to write about that.
Had one less coffee today.
Didn't sleep too well last night. Kept fantasising about peanut butter sandwiches.
Rod has decided to join me. I don't know if this is a good idea. In the past, him supervising my diets has not worked. I read the program and he tells me I'm wrong cause he hasn't read the info and is still going by 20th Century dieting beliefs which mostly involved some sort of starvation. He never reads anything new about nutrition and still thinks a few sit ups and a couple of toe-touches is an excersise program.
We'll  see what happens here.
The Caloerie King site is still playing up on me so I'm beginning to think that maybe I can run a food diary without them. The Tony Fergusson programe doesn't count calories any way, so I guess I have some work to do to get my mind around that.
I've been on days off these past 3 days so it's going to be interesting to see how I go at work tomorrow. I don't think it will be too bad because I am on  C Watchs this week and I don't start until 2pm, which means I have got most of the day out of the way and will only have to take a salad to work for tea, which is what I usually do anyway.
Actually, I have been thinking on it today, and what I'm eating isn't that much different that what I usually do. No peanut butter sandwiches now tho and no chunks of cheese when I feel peckish. Gonna miss my cheese.
Smelt an iceblock Aaron was eating this afternoon,  - - - - could have killed him for a lick!

Going to add in some photos from our holidays as I go along this diet diary/blog so that you don't all get totally bored.

Northern Territory Sept Oct 2005

Our #3 son Aaron was stationed in Darwin for 5 years.

The only thing that kept me going thru the heat was the thought that the holiday would soon be over and I would be back down south where it was cooler. We had a good look around while we were up there, figured we probably won't be back.


















A Prison Officer Palm Tree. LOL.

Calorie King problems + 2nd day out of the way.

Thank you those people who left comments here. I'm happy to see a couple of you are joining me. It's nice to know you are on board. Hold on tight , it could be a bumpy ride.

2nd day.
Woke up cranky this morning and had a taste in my mouth like the bottom of a bird cage . . . . nope, I'd go further than that.  . . . . . like the floor of a feed lot . . . . . yep, that's closer. 
Got on the scales, which i said i would not do, but did anyway out of curiosity and found myself to be 117.5kg which means I have lost 1 kg over the past 2 days, no exercise involved yet.
If it keeps going like this I will be happy but I won't hold my breath. Early days yet.
See the ticker.com  weight chart I've added to the side there. It's going to be so nice to see the dots and the line drop.
You can get one too if you like. Just click on mine and you should go to the ticker.com site.

I really do want to use Calorie King again as once I have programmed in what and how much I am serving, it figures out all the nutritional measurements for me. It calculates how many calories and subtracts how many used up with whatever exercise. They have most of what you can buy in the shops already in the data base with portions and values workd out. You can set it to make up a meal plan for you and give you a shopping list. You can do this a week in advance if you like. So, you can see, it really is a great program/web site.
BUT
Calorie King is giving me grief today. Every time I try to add something to the daily diary &/or food diary it wants me to put my user name and password in again. To add todays food consumed, I have had to log in 22 times. It's giving me the right royal shites. Have sent them a help message.
I can't add anything to the blog their either as it tells me I need to be logged in to do that.
I AM F.....g. LOGGED IN!
GRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

La La La Laaaaaa

Any way, I didn't go over the TF calorie intake today even if I can't put it into my CK diary. And since I had already put in todays meal menu and printed it out yesterday,  I at least knew what my approximate intake and useage would be today. I'll see how close I went when I get CK working again.

Had a TF shake for breakfast with a cup of coffee, a multi vitamin and a chromium tablet along with the other medication I usually take.
If I could get all my meals in pill form it would make life so much easier.

Had TF tomato soup, 1 slice kibble & rye bread and teaspoon marge for lunch.
And a beauty apple. Tasted like paradise. It really did.

For dinner I had 1 cup each (not a mug but a real measuring cup cup) of the following things
chopped chicken,
shredded lettuce, 
other assorted salad leaffy things,
chopped celery,
cucumber
plus
1 med tomato,

1/2 cup thinly sliced onion. (must get some spring onions)
1 desertspoon grated low cheese, (yes it was a level one)
1 desertspoon balsamic vinegar dressing,

It was surprising how big a salad this was. Filled a big pasta bowl.
I love a big bowl of salad.

Also throughout the day I had 3 coffees and I managed to drink more than 2 litres of water.
So once I can get back into Calorie King and get it working properly my food diary will be looking good. (not making tha public) Have only made the blog public.

I have had a small buzzy bothersome headache all day, must be all the water I'm drinking cause I haven't cut back on coffee yet, lol.
The halitosis is not as bad this evening as it was yesterday. I don't know if this is a good or bad thing. Halitosis means the body is using up stored energy (aka fat)

Friday, January 8, 2010

Weight Reduction Program #2010:1

Still no sewing done. Can't see sewing table or cutting out table for the junk.
It's giving me the shites but I have no urge to do any thing at present. Everyday existence is a chore right now. Ho hum, woe is me!

Started on a weight reduction program yesterday.
Go to http://www.calorieking.com.au/blogs/?member=deeoz to see what I'm up too this time.

Feeling cranky today and my mouth tastes like the bottom of a bird-cage.
This is my 'BEFORE' shot. Taken a couple of months ago. Have actually put on about 5 kg since this was taken.
Starting weight yesterday was 118.5kg.
Final goal weight is 80kg.
First progressive goal in 113.5kg.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

WHAT I CAN SEE FROM MY SEWING ROOM




EARLY DECEMBER 2009



SUNDAY 3RD JANUARY 2010

SUNDAY 3RD JANUARY 2010
standing in the doorway -looking out across the veranda.








from the veranda rail directly out side my sewing room. There used to be cows in the paddocks between us and the other houses.






















BELOW: the track running thru the centre of the photo is going to be the continuation of Everden Rd which will be the 'main' thoughroughfare from this suburb to the suburb on the Ophir Rd.







The roofs you can see are on our street which curves down to the Ophir Rd (aka Dunkeld Rd). There is major road, another suburb, open land and the Mcquarrie River before you get to those really green paddocks in the photo.