Wednesday, June 30, 2010

WOW - 20K.......that's so cool

No I am not talking about 20K in money.......but in hits on my blog. I can't believe since I started this version on my blog back in 2007 that I have had over 20000 page views....that is pretty cool really, and I do thank you for the support you have given me over that time. The blog itself has never really for me been about my weightloss but a way of connecting with people, and I have to say I have met some very very special people through blogging.

To touch on how things are right now, well, I need to blog more often atm, as I really need to keep a journal of what I am eating. With the change in medication and change in diet it seems that my weight is on the climb.....I thought things were going well with a 700 gm loss over 4 days last week, but on Monday it was all there plus some more and my eating has actually been pretty good. I do think that the new meds that I now have twice a day are mixing with the steroids more, and if nothing else by keeping a journal of what I am eating, if the weight continues to climb at least I have a written record of what has been happening, so it can be shown that it was not what I was putting in my mouth!!!!

So today, I made a really concious effort to record everything that went into my mouth.

So here goes

Breakfast - Vanilla Protein shake, made with protein powder, 4 dessertspoons of natural yoghurt and about 100 mls of light blue milk.

Cup of tea with milk and artificial sweetner when I got to work

Morning tea - cup of tea with milk and artificial sweetner.

Lunch - left over beef curry and about 1/2 cup rice + manderin ( total serving about 1 - 1.5 cups)

Afternoon tea - manderin and two cups of tea with milk and artificial sweetner.

Pre dinner snack (dinner was late) - 10 rice crackers, about 6 with a small slice of brie cheese & a can of coke zero

Dinner - Home made low fat nachos,(mince+ kidney beans., tomato paste and chilli) and approx 10 cornchips. Topped with about 1/8 cup grated edam cheese and a dollop of sour cream.

Supper - gluten free biscuit, low fat, low sugar......and a hot chocolate, made with milk.

So that is what I to some of you that might seen like heaps, but it is hard to explain the quantity and you need to remember that I am over 2.5 years post op and that most meals are around 1.5 cups worth of food, which on a plate looks like heaps more.

The meet & greet registrations are going well, although was a bit bummed that one of the girls in Auckland is trying to get something together for up there. It is meant to be a National event that we are doing, but oh well.


  1. Congratulations on the 20K! That's quite an accomplishment.

    Good luck with the food/intake tracking. I'm sure it will come in handy as a reference. I was just thinking about my intake this morning. I'm two years out too and I fear that I'm taking in a lot more than I should. I think I'll follow your foot steps and keep track of my food too.
    Thanks for keeping us posted!

  2. Oh now that's a bit stink that someone else is trying to steal the thunder, good job on keeping a journal could it be fluid? perhaps.

  3. I am at 465,000 hits! I can't wait for the 500,000th! lol