Saturday, September 4, 2010

Scamander, St Helen's, Lapband on Holidays

As promised our holiday update.

First of all this was a well overdue holiday, we where meant to go in August 2009 but I tore through my right calf muscle playing netball and was on crutches for three weeks.  I felt totally horrid the week we where meant to go, and could hardly raise my leg to step in the shower so we figured a holiday might be pushing it.

It was a great deal through Sunseeker erhhummmm did I just say great deal? 

We actually changed accomadation on the last night because despite being very clean and provising a great continental breakfast to our room, the rooms themselves where less than expected.

Poor Sam at 6 foot 4 and I, still of course needing to loose some 44kgs, squished into a double bed was interesting, no way could I complain about the lack of cuddling!

We changed over to a Blue Seas family unit which suited us so much more.  The girls LOVED the pool, and I wasn't complaining about my hour in the Spa either.

The views from the Balcony where just gorgeous, next time we will be staying there (or similar) from the start - no more Sunseeker deals for us.

Early morning View

Afternoon view and back of other units

Afternoon view out towards the sea

We all loved it, and managed to get around and see quite a few things including the 'Pub in the Paddock' with Priscilla the Beer Swilling Pig.  Now if you are visiting Tassie this is a must visit, in fact I'd be inclined to stay a night, apparently the food is quite good. 

You may have mixed feelings about giving a pig beer - rest assured our offering was clearly very watered down, and I believe the RSPCA have been regular visitors to check on the welfare of the pig.

Still have mixed feelings?  Well it's up to the individual I suppose, remember though if not swilling beer at the Pub in the Paddock this pig would have been on your table month's ago.

We saw Priscilla the 2nd 'PB', and there was also a  trainee piglet out the back learning the ropes.

Pub In The Paddock - Pyengana approx 40kms from St Helen's

Priscilla's welcome sign

Priscilla  catching some early spring rays

Ah she says - visitors how lovely

How do you all do?

Ahhhhhhh a beer - I'd love one!


We also went to a cheese factory/cafe just up the road from The Pub in the Paddock.  Probably one of the BEST coffee's I have had for some time, but very sparse on the cheese tastings being offered.

Some random shots of the girls - it is so hard to get pictures of them these days!

MUM do you have to?

Jessica (13), Samantha (13), Emily (11)

Jessica (13), Emily (11), Jessica (13)

Emily (11)

Emily (11)

Ok one more shot Mum - hurry up!

Having Fun

It was a great couple of days and we all came home feeling really refreshed!

Now as to what I have been eating!  Well all my newly-banded, yet to be banded friends you will be relieved to know that I was able to travel on the mushie stage and survive.  I didn't always have the 'best' choice but I was on holidays!

I have had no issues with any foods so far (touch wood), making sure I eat slowly and chew chew chew, seems to be the key.

Monday's Menu

Water - the dieter's best friend
1 x Centrum Multi Vitamin
1 cup porridge - 1/2 breakfast, 1/2 dinner - everything was closed when we arrived
50grams Spinach and Ricotta Canneloni
1/2 tub LeRice
4 squares Caramello Chocolate

This equates to 507 calories or 2122 Kjs
18% of the calories are from fat, 21% from protein, 61% from carbs

Tuesday's Menu

1xCentrum Multi Vitamin
1x200ml Sustagen
1x200ml Orange Juice
3/4 Banana
1x250ml V8 Citrus Splash
3/4 crumpet
1 x Egg
200ml Coffee
4 x glasses Vodka and Orange
20 grams Potato Chips
4 squares caramello Chocolate

Wowsers what a naughty day!!!!
This equates to 1766 cal or 7383 kjs
25% of the calories are from fat, 10% from protein, 49% from carbs and 15% from alcohol.

Wednesday's Menu

1 x Centrum Multi Vitamin
1/4 cup scrambled eggs
1 thin slice bacon
200ml orange juice
1 crumpet
1 egg
100 grams hot chips with gravy
1/4 pineapple fritter
1 x 200ml coffee
20grams Burger Rings
1x Fun Size Crunchie

This equates to 1188 cal or 4962 Kjs
% of the calories are from fat, 15% from protein, 47% from carbs

Thursday's Menu

1 x Centrum Multi Vitamin
3/4 tub LeRice
3/4 Weiss Vanilla and Rasberry Icecream
1 x 250ml V8 Citrus Splash
1/2 pkt Tuna To Go
30 grams tasty cheese
1/4 Chicken Duet - Alfredo
1/2 cup blended veg - potato, carrot, broccoli, peas
1x200ml Coffee

This equates to 797 cal or 3330 kjs
35% of the calories are from fat, 17% from protein, 48% from carbs

Friday's Menu

1xCentrum Multi Vitamin
1 1/2 weetbix with milk
1 200ml Sustagen
1 200ml Coffee
1 Snack size Pratties Baked Potatoe with Satay Chicken - half for lunch, half for dinner
1/2 slice of ham, cheese, tomatoe on toast

This equates to 1202 cal or 5026 kjs
32% of the calories are from fat, 27% from protein, 41% from carbs

Now tomorrow is of course weight in day and photo day.  I am really really hoping for a loss of between 500grams - 1kg and madly keeping my fingers crossed that my bad holiday choices don't do too much damage! 

We did do a bit of walking while away and on Thursday I went for a 20 minute walk, Friday was a 30 minute gym treadmill/weights session and today is the total 'I have a cold and it's raining' ssort of day!

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