Monday, October 29, 2012

Torani Sugar Free Syrups

I am so excited, but I have found the New Zealand Importer of Torani Sugar Free Syrups.
A fabulous Company in Christchurch called Simply Syrups & More them, and whats more they have stockists around the country.

The following are the flavours you can get here in New Zealand:

Black Cherry                    
Brown Sugar Cinnamon
Caramel *
Chocolate Macadamia Nut
English Toffee
Irish Cream*

Now, why am I excited about this, well there is an amazing women called Michele Vicari (Eggface) who has some of the most amazing recipes, but most of them include the use of Torani Sugar Free Syrups and I have been unable to find an alternative. 

If you want to checkout some of her recipes you can here. Here is a couple of pics of her creations using Torani Syrups.

The other amazing thing is that David at Simply Syrups & More is keen to have a stand at this years conference which means that we get to try samples of the syrups............and looks like the is going to be one of the Conference Sponsors as well as a possible on going sponsor of Weightloss Surgery New Zealand.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Curves and measurements

So, here we are 4 weeks into my 9 week challenge to myself to lose 9 kgs, and I hit my heaviest weight yet. Over the last two weeks I have slipped on the eating big time. I actually hit 130 kgs on Friday, and it scared me senseless. 

So, on Friday I started doing something that both is exhausting but invigorating all at the same time.....back to Curves it is for me. The only work out that I truly enjoy.
I was shocked to see in just over a year of not going, that my measurements were all so much higher, and I have alot of work to do.....just to get back to where I was a year ago, let alone where I was at my lowest.

Taking it very much 1 day at a time.......this is not a race, but if I just go each day and do my 30 mins, I am adding in some vital exercise, coupled with following a good post op eating plan, will help me get back down to where I should be!!!!

I am going to put my measurements below to show you the comparison from July 2011 to now.......the only one I am not sure was right was my arms.....I think they under measured back in July 2011, with the loose skin it can be hard to measure it properly.

 So as you can see I am not a happy camper and I will be going to curves 4-5 days a week as well as riding my bike at least 1-2 time per week.  I also have to just get over myself and eat what I plan. So today I am going back to eating the small can of tuna on two corn thins, with a piece of fruit. It is boring, but hell, I need to get myself back on track and I have to remember I should be eating for fuel not for enjoyment. !!!!!!!!!

 I have also included a new shot of my blood tests. Even with the new drugs things are not going in the right direction. So will be discussion again with specialist. He mentioned that if this didn't work he would have to refer me to a specialist in Auckland. Just click on the picture to make it easier to read.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

On track (Mostly)

So I am mostly on track which is super cool and I knwo this post is a day I did lose 1.3 kgs this week, taking me down to 127.2 kgs. So I was happy about that. I am working on doing a program via a website in the USA called . It is for anyone who wants a personal trainer but not haev the huge cost per visit. Erin works out a program for you and then you keep in touch with her.

She is actually having a free trial for anyone who is interested at the moment.

The other cool thing happening is that Weightloss Surgery New Zealand is now an official trust and we are in the process of getting charitable status as well.

So, anyway off to have my lunch......tonight is going to be rushed as I am going to a support group that my surgeons team are running, it is the first night of Success Habits of Weight Loss Surgery Paitents. Will be interesting.

Still need tow ork on water intake, and a little of the snacking on cheese and crackers....but otherwise I am pleased with how things are going. Oh and to keep the tracking up. It is easy to miss out a day here an there.