Friday, 12 February 2010

A great productive day ( long post ahead)

Hi Everybody!

I feel great today. I had a very productive day! and I am feeling happy! So I am going to tell you about it!

I woke up around 9, I was off work today as I am working tomorrow. I stayed in bed and enjoyed that for an hour or so, watched a bit of TV ( I like to have a relaxing time on my day off) during that time I tried a Banana Slim Fast... I am trying to find the best words to describe how bad it was... basically the first sip wasn't too bad but as I was having a bit more it was getting more and more disgusting until the point i could not drink anymore!

My friend Yuna came to pick me up to drive to some flower shops to decide who to go for for the wedding. We met with my future mother in law. For the wedding I always wanted her to be the maid of honor but I have 2 sisters and James 2 brothers so we decided to have them doing it. My sisters are living in France so I have no girls to help and support me apart from my future mother in law. But eventhough she isnt a bridesmaid, Yuna did all these duties from the start without me even asking her to. I decided to make her my witness for the wedding, but today I realised I wanted her to have the role she should have. James's mum told me the exact same thing, that she should be a bridesmaid too. So I gave a secret phone call to ask James if that was ok with him and I think he knew how much I would have liked her to be my maid of Honor. We came back to my house and I announced her the big news, she was so happy and me too!

I now feel completely satisfied with the way things are going for the wedding like if it was THE thing that prevented me from being completely happy with everything ! And on the plus side James gets to have an extra usher who we really wanted to be part of the wedding party as well!

When Yuna left I spent a little time on the phone to James's mum to let her now Yuna now was officially my maid of Honor. And then time to exercise. I always start my exercise by doing a body test on the wii. everytime I use the same outfit but I exercise between 7 and 9 but never at the exact same time of the day so I am not sure how reliable the weight given by the wii is. I will not take the results into accout but I just wanted to let you know what it said so far...

I started on Monday
tuesday : -1lbs
wednesday : -1lbs (total : -2lbs)
thursday: break
Friday: -9lbs!!!!! (total : -11lbs)

9lbs in 2 days seems surreal to me which is why I don't want to be too happy... I will wait to see on Monday, I weigh myself in the morning when i get up after going to the bathroom and in my underwear.

I forgot to tell you what I had for the rest of the day. For lunch I had vegetables and fruit puree. And for dinner a chicken fillet and peas with some more fruit puree.

I switched my fruit by fruit puree as it is cooked fruit and my stomach has been a little upset in the last 2 days and it is easier to digest.

I have a nice week end ahead of me as well. Tomorrow I have to go to work from 8 to 4 but it is usually quiet on saturdays and we have a nice time. Then James meets me and we go to the restaurant for Valentines day (a little but in advance) I found a restaurant where I can eat even during my preop diet , they have a salad with dressing on the side and grilled chicken (no sauce either) so I will just have this. Then we go to the cinema to see up in the air. On sunday we are staying at home and doing some housework because it needs to be done.

Here are my achievements of the day:

1. I know that I don't like Banana Slim Fast Shake
2. I found the Florist for my wedding
3. The cost of it will be under budget
4. Yuna is my Made of Honor
5. I don't struggle with hunger
6. The wii thinks I lost 11lbs so far this week
7. just 10 days left to the operation
8. I am going to have a nice week end
9. I feel like I have a control of my life
10. I am happy!


  1. That is wonderful you are feeling happy!! I loved planning my wedding, so enjoy it!

  2. You are lucky to be so close to your mother-in-law. My husband's family is a bit dysfunctional. Luckily he knows it, so we don't deal with them too much. My mom was my best friend and when she passed I really could have used the support of a mother-in-law. Anyway, don't want to be a downer. I'm so happy that things are going well for you. It must be so exciting having so many good things getting ready to happen. Also, I love your smiley face pic. It made me smile.

  3. So glad to hear that all is coming together for your wedding nicely.

    I saw your "Getting To Know Me Better" questionnaire and I will be posting it in my blog with my answers too! So if you are interested in my answers, I should have it completed sometime tonight.

    Can't wait to welcome you to Bandsterville!

  4. Sounds like a fun day! 10 days left... I am down 5.3 pounds in 2 days, I weigh everyday, though lol! I couldn't stand not doing it that way, I just HAVE to know!

  5. Wow...what a lovely story and Yuna must be thrilled. My stomach was very sensitive on the pre-op too. Have a lovely weekend ....enjoy and I hope that weight loss is real!!!

  6. Excellent - what a great and productive day. Don't you wish every day was like this?
    Have the best weekend too.

  7. Thanks for reading the quiz on my blog that I copied from you!!

    We took our two youngest kids and stayed a week in Paris. Most of our sightseeing was in Paris, but we did manage to travel to the Loire Valley to visit some of the beautiful Chateau's!!

    We also took the train out to Versailles and spent the day there! The grounds were absolutely gorgeous!!

    I was so glad that I remembered that Marie Antoinette had a little Hamlet far out on the property and we walked out and actually found it!! We would love to go back to France and spend more time out of the Paris. I can't get enough of the fantastic Chateau's and countryside there.

    Unfortunately, we had spent the first week in London, and by the second week we were exhausted! Which is why we would like to go back and spend the whole vacation in France, so we could see more of it.

    We have also spent two and a half weeks in Ireland. Unfortunately, we chose a bad time of year to visit!! It was the end of the year, over Christmas and until the day after New Year's.

    So much of what we were supposed to see on our tour, was closed down for the Holidays. But we did tour most of Ireland and got to see the gorgeous Countryside. However, we only got to drive over the border into Northern Ireland for a few minutes.

    It was very cold there in Ireland! We even had some snow! But the last few days we were there, were the coldest! It appears that just for our trip, Ireland was having some unseasonably clear weather!

    Meaning that with no clouds to help keep the temps down a bit, it was freezing cold & windy! The daytime HIGHS were about 31 degrees Fahrenheit. Which is freezing level. But the Country was beautiful and we wished we had gone a warmer month, or at least when the whole Country wasn't on vacation for the Holidays!!

  8. Hi Julie! I just found your blog and can't wait to read about all your adventures! Very exciting...a banding and a wedding to plan! I'm here:

  9. Sounds like a great day. You're doing really well on the pre-op diet, great work.

  10. Awesome.. 11 lbs is great. Keep it up.. If you would like to follow my blog I believe it lists it below.. I only have 3 followers. SNIFF SNIFF>....

  11. What an awesome post!!! So glad to hear all this! :) 11 lbs is amazing! :)

  12. Yay!! That's all so wonderful! I'm glad you're doing so well. I'm a bundle of nerves!