Saturday, July 02, 2005

I'm back

Well – after a wonderful holiday I’m back !! We had a fantastic time away. The good thing was that I left weighing 70.6kg (on my scales) at 4am on 18th and got back yesterday (Friday 1st July) at about 4pm – haven’t jumped on the scales yet but will do so in the morning. (Weighed in at 73.1kg on my scale - will post the official gain after I have been to weigh on Monday) One positive is that my size 12 jeans still fit me !!!!!! I wore them tonight when we went out to dinner with my folks and they weren’t uncomfortable at all.
If anyone wants to hear the ins and outs of our holiday, please let me have your e-mail address and I will forward you the mail that I am sending out to friends and families telling them of the fantastic time we had away ! We drove 3,604 kms and spent I don’t know how many hours in the car, about 12 hours on boats/ferries getting between the islands, we drove around in a golf buggy for 2 hours, we snorkeled, we swam, we went in the spa, we walked, we played tennis, we played table tennis, we played pool, we lay in the hammock (not often enough and not long enough !!!), we shopped, we went to a movie, we ate, we drank and we made merry !!! All in all we had a great time away.
I made some great choices while we were away and I made some really crappy choices as well !!! I guess that is to be expected when you go away on holiday. We had quite a few chicken and salad rolls for lunch / dinner but also had lollies and ice-creams as well as the desserts for lunch and dinner while on the island. We also did the pizza thing for dinners as well – boy did I enjoy those !!!! We did quite a bit of walking while we were away which was good – there were times when I really wanted to just curl up on the bed or the hammock with my book but I put my shoes on and went off walking with Al to counteract the effects of all the eating I was doing ! I was very bad with my water but will get back into it once I am back at work – how quickly the two weeks have gone !!
I was so pleased that I had made the effort to lose weight before we left – while I wasn’t happy with how I looked in a wetsuit, I thanked myself for the hard work I had done and that I wasn’t 14kgs heavier and wearing a wetsuit !!! I was comfortable with wearing my togs to go swimming and felt good when just walking around in my jeans or long shorts. It is really thanks to the support and inspiration of all of you out there that I was able to do this and I know that it won’t take me long to lose whatever I have put on and then get rid of these last few kgs to get to goal again. Thanks again everyone !!!!!
I will be catching up on journals over the weekend as I am not expecting to be able to get onto the net much when I get back to work as I have so much to catch up on and, of course, it is month end again – how quickly does that come around ????Take care everyone and enjoy the rest of your weekend. (It is now 3am on Saturday and I am typing this up while watching some re-runs of Wimbledon due to the second semi-final being delayed due to rain – I will post this into my blog tomorrow as K is fast asleep and I don’t want to disturb her !)

TFTD : To accomplish great things, you must not only act, but dream; not only plan, but believe.


Blogger Mary said...

WHOO HOO! You're back. I really missed you, that I even had to have a bit of a sook :-)

I am so happy to hear that you had a wonderful holiday because you really needed and deserved it. Well done on making good choices as well and yeah, we need balance so I hope you ENJOYED the bad choices also, yum! That's what holidsy are for.

YAY, the TFTDs are back too. Thanks!

Really great to have you back and I look forward to hearing more about everything soon!

9:49 AM  
Blogger Kt said...

Glad to see you back!
I'm glad you enjoyed your holiday, If ya jeans are still fitting, there can't have been too much damage done! Soundslike your eating wasn't too bad anyway! Good luck for weighin!

10:41 AM  
Anonymous Anne said...

Pleased to have you back and glad that the holiday went well. It sounds as if you did quite well with your choices and holidays are also about the odd treat! You will soon get off any gain. What a great feeling to go away having the weight loss prior to the holiday! Have a great week:)

11:18 AM  
Blogger M said...

Welcome back Linda. Glad to hear that the holiday was a blast and that the size 12's still fit. Whooo Hoooo. I really missed your TFTD and you have come up with a cracker today.

Hope you have a lovely day :)

12:41 PM  
Blogger Slim Suzy said...

Welcome back! Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday and well done for feeling good and still fitting into your jeans.

2:41 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Welcome back - we have missed you! Glad you had a fantastic time away and it sounds like you did brilliantly to not make all bad choices like I probably would have!! :-)

3:44 PM  
Blogger Mello4me said...

WELCOME BACK! Sounds like you had a great time away. and made some not so bad choices..
Looking forward to hearing more and checking back in with your progress!!

11:03 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Your holiday sounds like a blast, I'm really glad you had a great time! Here's to a great week on being back on track - cheers!

8:33 AM  
Anonymous Paulene said...

Sounds like it was a fantastic holiday! Lot's of exercise and activity and the odd indulgence - as holidays should be :)

Cheers P

1:33 PM  

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