Sunday, July 31, 2011

Just a Quicky-

Things have been a bit wild as our long (but feels like a whirlwind) vacation comes to an end. I cannot believe a month has gone by so quickly. We didn't do half of the things I was hoping to nor did I meet half the people I wanted to! We are already planning on coming back this way in the Spring (fingers crossed of course). For the first time ever I have felt completely at home here and would gladly move here given the opportunity.

Grace has had a wonderful time with her same aged cousin. I have had a wonderful time finally getting my sense of direction and ability to navigate around the South Wales area. Getting to know my sister-in-law (finally) and hanging out with my mother-in-law who is a dear. David has relaxed and avoided work (mostly) as have I.

We loved the south side of Cornwall. For the final leg of our journey I am off to Chichester for a couple of days, back to London for a few and then back on a plane to fly home.

No pictures today as they are sitting on my camera...but...soon.

So as not to ignore the topic of food or the lapband entirely here is an update. My mother in law has a wonderful scale that has provided me with a good stable 161-164(with clothes) every morning. My band has mostly behaved itself.

I had two incidents-one when I didn't eat all day and then scarfed half a sandwich containing ham...not good. Stuck and hurled into a ziplock as my poor MIL drove us home. Two-at the Eden project when I failed to resist the Cornish Scone with jam and clotted cream...I should have. At one point I thought I was good and then had to do a runner to the bathroom. It was totally an old style I ate too much PB (haven't done this in at least a year I think).

Other than these two incidences and one in iceland (another stuck) I have been totally fine. I have discovered I have a bit of an obsession with Starbucks (there are just not enough of the places over here). I know where they all are now however!! I figured out how to make a pretty good equal in the blender with 1/2 teaspoon of instant coffee, a tray of ice cubes, 4 teaspoons of nestles quick and 1 cup of milk. I would have experimented with protein powder but didn't bring any with me. This is what I have started drinking for breakfast.

David has carried on pretty well with his low glycemic diet and has done a lot of cooking so we have been pretty good with eating meals that are basically healthy for lunch and especially dinner.

I have had plenty of chocolate, ice cream, and other goodies as desired. I have indulged in my love of UK magazines, yogurts with funky good flavors and CADBURYS fruit and nut :) I have walked my butt off and enjoyed every minute of the activity now possible with this weightloss. Vacation at goal is really the best~



Lonicera said...

So glad it's all gone so well for you Tina - would love to see you again in the Spring if at all possible.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great time. I can't wait to find out what vacations after goal feel like.

Jacquie said...

I am so happy you've had such a positive experience. Clotted it!

Cece said...

I'm with Robyn .... I can't wait to vacation with less of me ! I hope you can return in the spring too ... I love living vicariously thru others while on their vacation !

Justine said...

I can't believe your holiday is over already! So glad we got the opportunity to meet up while you were here and I'm really looking forward to spending some time with you in Chicago. Shall I bring some Fruit & Nut bars? Or some calorie-free magazines?!

Lyla said...

Yay for a wonderful trip! I'm glad you've been able to enjoy yourself without too much band trouble.