Friday, March 14, 2008

Graduation Day

After gaining 3 kilos earlier this week in a massive binge I got on the optifast shakes and managed to register a 400 gram loss for the week. I am really happy with this considering that on top of the binge I had to eat out for work twice this week (champagne, dessert, the lot) and it is that time of the month as well. Obviously living off shakes in between all that was what made the difference, those shakes are the best for dropping kilos quickly!

I had a pretty intense week at work that was capped off with a crazy day yesterday. First I had lunch with one of my editors, then I had to rush straight to the hospital for an internal and external ultra sound with a doctor who basically could not give a shit. Then I went straight from the hospital to my graduation. Oh and did I mention it was 39 degrees and I had to do all of this on public transport and I had really bad cramps? It was quite a revolting day.

So graduation was a total bore. I finished my degree (Masters in Publishing and Editing) last June, but I was in Japan last year when the graduation ceremony was on so I postponed it to this year. I actually had no interest in attending my graduation, but my parents wanted to go. I already graduated from my undergraduate degree a few years back but I was about 20 kilos heavier then so I thought it was a good opportunity to get some better graduation photos. I didn't get professional photos (because I am a tight arse) but I did get a few photos snapped so I thought I would share the excitement with you all.

Posing awkwardly for the camera

A little less posed and a little more sweaty

It was stinking hot all night and I was draped in all that regalia so I was dripping in sweat by the end of the night and quite light headed. I was so stressed all day because both my parents were coming and they hate each other- literally. They have only seen each other once in years, so I was so nervous they would get into a screaming match. Luckily they remained civil, but things were a little strained.

So I had a really late night because the ceremony didn't start until 8.00pm, then today I had an all day strategy meeting with my team at work. It was at the decadent Langham hotel in the city and we had the most amazing buffet lunch. I stuck to a few small healthy options, but I would love to go back and have a huge feast one night.

Tomorrow I am off to my friend Donna's hen's day/night which as you can imagine will be huge- I am not even going to try and restrain myself! It is Grand Prix weekend here in Melbourne so I am sure it will be a crazy night out.

I have another busy week at work next week with lots of editor meetings before I go away for the Easter long weekend. Then Tuesday after Easter I am going to Perth for a week because I am hosting a launch party (!) and the dress I bought to wear doesn't fit yet. Looks like a frantic last minute shopping trip is on the cards...


  1. Cute photos.... hope you have luck with the last minute shopping expedition.

  2. Great photos, you look lovely! And very edumacated to boot!! :)

  3. Congrats on graduation. You look amazing girl!

  4. Congrats!!
    I know just too well about 'strained' families! My mum and dad are finally over it all!

  5. Tully even posed and sweaty you are gorgeous. Oh and now I want to ask you about Japan! I remember 39 degrees in Tokyo ... ugh! Congrats on your graduation.

  6. Congratulations! And hey, you look pretty damn hawt to me (and I mean in the Non Sweaty way) :-D

  7. Congratulations Tully .... Great photos too .... You look really beautiful .... you are doing so well babe!!!

  8. I think you need to change the title of your blog. You're super cute as is! :)

    Congrats on the bit milestone. Even if the event seemed anticlimactic, you made it... that's all that matters.

    (Oh, and be careful with that optifast stuff.)


  9. I think a change of blog title is needed too. You ARE super pretty.


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