Monday, November 8, 2010


I have been a busy bee these last four days so I have a bit of catching up to do. 


Last time I blogged I had my big list of NSVs and was feeling on top of the world, even though I'd had quite an anxious day with Noo. Well that night I had trouble getting to sleep and it wasn't til 1am on Thursday morning that I stupidly decided to take one of these over the counter sleeping tablets that my parents got from the US when they were there a couple of months ago.

These pills were terrible! Well they did the job by getting me to sleep but I couldn't wake up again properly until Friday morning - two days later. I had so much trouble waking up on Thursday so much so that I basically cancelled my whole day so I could sleep it off. I managed to get Noo fed, dressed and down to day care and then came straight back home and back to bed, where I stayed til nearly 1pm. I was still terribly drowsy but thought I'd better wake up and try having more coffee so I didn't waste the entire day in bed but still didn't manage to get too far from the couch. I picked Noo up from day care at 5pm and had us both fed, bathed and into bed by 7.30. I think I went off to sleep before he did.

Needless to say, no matter how bad my insomnia is I'm never taking those pills again! They really brought my mood down too. After feeling so good the day before, I felt really low and defeated.


Thankfully, all was back to normal on Friday and both Noo and I woke in great moods. Noo is home with me Fridays and we planned to spend the day with one of my very good friends from England who now lives here in Bondi (of course - where all the Poms go!) permanently.

We started off by going to the new Westfield shopping centre in the Pitt Street Mall for yum cha at my favourite yum cha restaurant Sky Phoenix. The refurb of the restaurant isn't much to write home about but the food is still delicious and very band friendly. Well friendly in that dumplings and noodles go down really easily - probably too easily, if you're being strict with calories. I ate probably a bit too much.

Next stop was to the new foodcourt floor called the Sydney Room to show my friend the dessert bar. The ice cream cases have apparently been imported from Italy and they were designed by Ferrari! Well, that's what I heard some blokes saying as they ordered their $5 scoops of ice cream. I couldn't resist so shared a scoop of honeycomb fig with Noo. Divine!

Me and the Italian ice cream bar

We were so full so decided to go for a bit of a walk around town and then off to check out an exhibition at the Museum of Sydney. Next we walked around the Harbour and up through The Rocks Markets, stopping for a cool beverage before heading home.

Noo and I wore our red Chucks and black jeans

All in all it was a great day for fun and a terrible day for food.


Saturday was just horrible as it rained all day. It was boring basically so I won't go into any details except to say I stupidly attempted to eat some toast and it got massively stuck. Not going to do that again! I don't have a lot of restriction though and my next fill isn't for another two weeks. 

Sprung playing with Mummy's laptop


On Sunday Sydney was bathed in the most beautiful blue sunny skies which was a welcome relief after a week of cold and wet weather. Noo and I headed out to the beach with Auntie Yo, my sister Yolanda. Thankfully Yo is a beach babe so she took Noo in the water and they had the most wonderful time splashing about. I sat up on the beach fully clothed watching everyone around me.

I have not liked my body in cosies since I was about 12 years old. Not only am I fat and flabby but I'm pale and white, which just makes fat look worse. Tanned fat seems better looking. Urgh! Gross, I hate my body in swimmers. I'll go in my Miracle Suit swimmers at the pool because I love swimming and Noo is a full on water baby who'd like to be a merman I think, but I really have to use all my therapy skills to get myself out there and just pretend my body doesn't really exist. I kind of just ignore it. My girlfriends are all slim and tanned and despite most of them having had a couple of babies, they're tummies are flat. It is so unfair!

Noo on the see saw

Me nearly 10kg down but still fully clothed on the beach

Too cute for words!

That's my sis in the background

After the beach we went to Centennial Park for lunch where I had a delicious goat cheese, beetroot and lentil salad served with watercress, which really was very healthy and very band friendly. I wish I got a photo. It was so good. 

We had a great day. I love hanging out with my sister. She is one of my favourite people in the whole world. I absolutely adore her. And she absolutely adores my son so the three of us always have great times together.

I weighed myself this morning and I clocked in at 90.7, which is a 200 gram gain on last week's 90.5kg weigh in. Disappointing but I'm not devastated. I deserved it and I'm just so thankful that my poor week of eating didn't amount to an entire kilo being stacked on.

Today I started my morning by dropping Noo to day care and then I took the most beautiful walk around the Harbour. I really walked hard and up and down some of the massive hills and old stone staircases we have around here. It was a really good 50 minute workout.

After though it was back to Sky Phoenix with my parents and sister for a yum cha dumpling pig out. I should explain that Sky Phoenix has been closed for about a year while the new Westfield was built which is why the sudden need to go twice in five days. I've had my fix now so will not go back for a while.

As I said earlier, I am not feeling much restriction so it will take some will power to keep my portion sizes down and to eat well over the next two weeks while I wait for my next fill. Its my birthday on Saturday too so there will definitely be cake. I am really going to try to exercise when I can so hopefully I can get into the 80s soon.

Anyway, this post really lives up to the moniker "babbling bandit" as I have carried on way too much. I have a border-line migraine so I'm going to leave it like this rather than try to edit down to something more succinct.

I hope all is well out in Blogland and I will endeavour to catch up with your blogs as soon as I can.



Outback Bandit said...

You guys are so cute in your matching shoes!

We have some over the counter cold & flu tablets from the US, that we use for sleeping tablets..

I always want to eat everything you write about :)

Liz said...

Hahaha LOVE the photo of you and ned in your matching jeans and chucks!! Sounds like a good weekend, I love that you do things with Ned. You take him somewhere or do an activity all the time. I can never remember my parents doing that haha, so its nice that you do :)

nikki said...

You look fatastic girl :) && I too love the shoes :)

~Lisa~ (Mrs C) said...

You're looking terrific!! I love, love, love the photo of you guys in your matching shoes!!

Thank you!

Something About Kellie said...

I hope you have a lovely birthday on Saturday! Neddy is just adorable!

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