Tuesday, April 27, 2010

'Fessing Up

When I got my lap band I only told my parents and a few friends, I had intended to tell my brothers, but they were both living overseas and I didn't want to have to discuss it on patchy skype lines or email. I also thought that they might find the whole weight loss surgery thing a bit odd and so I thought it would be good if I could lose some weight before I told them.

So I left Australia to go and visit them both in Canada last month and I had lost almost exactly 40 kilos (88 lbs) and I assumed they would notice my weight loss and when they did I would tell them about the band. Well guess what? No one noticed that I had lost weight, or at least, no one mentioned it to me! So I didn't end up telling any of them about getting the lap band. I kind of felt stupid to have to say "I know you didn't notice, but I've lost weight because I got a lap band".

I did have a feeling that my younger brother and his girlfriend would notice that I was eating differently because we always eat big meals together and enjoy food a lot! The first day I saw them we went out for lunch and I was eating my lunch slowly and of course they noticed and said "Why in the world are you cutting your quesadilla into such small pieces?" and I just lied and said it was about ensuring even sour cream and salsa distribution- they know I take my eating seriously, so they didn't question that!

So I am thinking that I might now wait until I hit my goal weight (whatever that is) and tell them then. Or maybe I won't tell them at all... I do hate keeping secrets though and I would prefer to just be open and honest about it, but it's almost gone too far now! One borther is moving back to Australia in September and the other brother is moving to London next week (was supposed to be a couple of weeks ago, but that volcano got in the way), so I guess I'll cross that bridge when I actually see them again.

So, how is my weight loss/gain going with all this fast food and travel? That's a whole other post in itself and right now I am heading out for some Hurricanes and Jambalaya- can anyone guess where I am?

*** A couple of pictures of me at Disney's Hollywood Studio's from last week ***

Saturday, April 24, 2010


Been very busy. Having lots of fun.

Miss you all. Will catch up on your blogs soon.

Have lots to say. Will write it all down soon.

*** Crazy looking photo of me on the teacups at Disney World in the meantime ***

Saturday, April 10, 2010

New York, New York

Vegas was great, but it was almost a little bit too much for me. I shouldn't be tempted with so much debauchery or else I end up in bars dancing like a hussy and doing the robot...

At least I didn't take my pants off in the middle of the strip like a couple of my companions (who shall remain nameless) did. I have photographic evidence too!

So now I'm in the most beautiful city in the world, New York, New York.

Note to self: some of these photos would be a lot nicer without my massive head in them...

Central Park

Times Square

The (peanut butter) frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity 3

The sea lions at Central Park Zoo

On top of the Empire State Building at 1.30am (jet lag)

Stumbling across the filming of The Early Show. I have no idea who any of these people are or what the show is, but it was fun to watch!

My feet hurt, I have an awful cold and I am spending way too much money, but I am having the time of my life.

It's so nice to go to bed every night and be excited for what the next day is going to bring.