Monday, August 15, 2005

Feeling bloated

Well – had a great weekend. We had our usual muffins on Saturday morning. We bumped into my folks at the centre so they joined us which was great. Then we did some shopping.
We spent the evening with some friends watching the rugby (pity about the result !!!) – we had curry and I made a hot apple dessert but took a WW apple and cinnamon dessert for me as the other was far too many points.
On Sunday morning K was busy with some assignments and Al and I went for a walk – the weather was just perfect (as long as you weren’t in the shade !!!) and I was wearing my boardies and a singlet and feeling really good. Then we bumped into someone I haven’t seen for a couple of months and she couldn’t believe how much weight I had lost so that made me feel even better !!!! We landed up walking for about 1¼ hours and if it wasn’t that we had other things to do, I felt like I could have walked forever.
My folks came over for dinner last night and Al cooked some meat and chicken on the Weber and we had broccoli and cauliflower with cheese sauce, butternut and oven roast potatoes. I made the same dessert again but didn’t have any as I was full by the time I had finished all the veggies that I had dished up !!!! The good thing was that I had been a little cold (once the sun had gone down) and was digging around for something warm to wear and came across a track suit which I had bought when I got to goal in 2000 and it fitted me perfectly !!!!
Al has been commenting on how much weight I have lost since he left. When he hugs me he comments on the fact that he can feel my ribs – such a good feeling !!!!!!! He said that he thought I had lost enough weight now but I explained that I still have a couple of kilos to go until I don’t have to pay anymore at WW and so he said that he would be happy if I stopped there and didn’t lose more than that. I told him that I would love to lose about another 8kgs but I know that I can’t maintain that weight and so I would get to the WW goal and then try to maintain at that weight – will see how I go because, first, I have to get to goal again !!!!!!!!!
I have finally worked out why I have so much trouble with my back – I am in bed too long !!!!!! I thought that the reason I hadn’t had any problems for the past few weeks was because I had managed to strengthen the muscles in my back, but no, that doesn’t seem to be the reason. It has been rather strange as my back has always worried me more on the mornings after I haven’t worked rather than after the nights when I have worked (we would generally go to bed earlier on the nights we don’t work). On Friday I was absolutely stuffed and was in bed by 8pm – well, when I woke up at 3am – I thought I was going to die my back was so sore. Then when I thought back I realised that while Al has been away, I have been going to bed between 12 – 2am and have had no problems with my back. But, when I went to bed earlier, I woke up with the most incredible back ache. Soooooooo I am going to have a chat to the chiro and see what he recommends in terms of the bed I should be sleeping on (except we bought a really good mattress and it is only about 6 years old so shouldn’t need to be replaced just yet). In the meantime I will just have to make sure that I don’t go to bed too early !!!!!! I have to say that I am so pleased to have been able to work out what is causing the back ache – now I just need to find out how is going to be the best way to fix it.
I am feeling really bloated today and not anticipating any good news at weigh in tonight although I have had a good week points and sugar wise. I probably haven’t done as much exercise as I could have but given all that has happened, I am happy with the exercise that I did manage to fit in.

TFTD : The greater the obstacle the greater the glory in overcoming it.

TIAGF : Al making breakfast and lunch


Blogger LeisaB NewMe said...

Good luck tonight and you've got the right attitude. Sunday was lovely weather for walking and I did the same. Stayed in bed late on Sat morning though as it was freeeezin in Brissy. Have a good week.

12:25 PM  
Blogger michelle said...

Can't believe you can wear shorts to walk in. Sat here was absolutely freezing!!! Sounds like you had a lovely weekend and it is lovely that Al has commented on your loss. You will be at goal soon. Must be a great feeling. Good luck tonight at weigh in and watch that back.

1:22 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Oooh, love it when the lads notice your ribs when they hug you!

That is so weird about your back pain being from too much time in bed! I would be mortified if that happened to me - love my bed too much!!!!

3:00 PM  
Blogger Jodie said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend. Take care and gotta love those ribs!!! XX

3:20 PM  
Blogger Kt said...

how fantastic getting fab compliments & fitting your goal tracksuit! sounds like u had a good wknd & made great choices!

7:51 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

congrats on your loss so far, you'll soon be at goal good luck for weigh in and bet it's great to get compliments, have a great evening.

8:08 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

I love reading about your family and how supportive they are. It sounds like another great weekend for you hon, whoot :-)

10:28 PM  
Blogger Slim Suzy said...

Sorry about your back ache. Great that you had a nice weekend. Husbands seem to get worried about us getting too slim, I think they like more to cuddle!

8:14 AM  
Blogger M said...

Hope you had fun at weigh in last night. Back aches are the worst aren't they and I agree. I love to sleep in but the longer I am in bed the sorer my back can get. Which is a catch 22 when all you can do is lie down. LOL. Oh the things we have to go through..

Hope you have a wonderful day and thank you for your lovely comments :)

8:38 AM  

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