Sunday, February 18, 2007

Another week another kilo (not a good one)

A gain this week - bah humbug. All my fault. Have been following the "see food" diet and the scales show it. Zanna is putting me to shame - 6 weeks of no alcohol and good eating, she is soooo motivating and I am sooooo envious of her resolve.

On the positive side - am slowly getting back into exercise
Sunday - swimming
Monday - gym
Tuesday - walk Lucy
Wednesday - walk Lucy and small yoga stretch session
Thursday - walk Lucy
Friday - gym
Saturday - walk Lucy and pilates

These arent long walks or full gym sessions but am working my way back towards being fully mobile again.

(Lucy has to lose weight too. My two months of inactivity have meant that she has also been fairly inactive and needs to lose around a kilo. I got roused on at the vets when I took her for her yearly shots and check up.)

Got my new sneakers yesterday. After talking to my podiatrist last week, got runners rather than cross trainers. My new orthotics should be ready this week and he will fit them into the new shoes. Went for custom made orthotics this time which was an interesting experience especially the mold imprinting. He suggested that I get runners because they are lighter and the orthotics willgive me all the support I need. Picked Rykas because I liked the fact that they only make shoes for women but virtually had to arm wrestle the nice child in footlocker to get them. He was polite and pleasant and I am old and fiesty but I dont appreciate being lectured to about what shoes I should buy. I didnt get exactly what I wanted as apparently they were last years style - this years style was pink. Oh well - they look all new and sparkly.

DS is back from Thailand safe and sound. Have had yet another heart to heart with DD and hopefully things will get better here at home.

Off to Officeworks this morning with DH. Love stationery stores.

Have a great week everyone and will really try this week - I promise.


  1. I am sure you are on the right track with the exercise and lovely new sneakers... isn't it funny being served by "kids" who think they know it all? My new gym instructor is old enough to be my son and he yabbered on for ages yesteday and I had to stop myself from just telling him to shut up! Like I would one of my son's ! lol

  2. Lucky Lucy! Not that I would subject a dog to apartment living, but I'd love one to walk. I can't necessarily do something for me, but an animal? Yes, definately. Your kilo will fall off with more of her time spent walking you - take her to your doctors for a talking to!

    Please enlighten me, what is the difference between cross-trainers and runners?

    I too am a bit fan of stationery shops, it must be all that blank paper and little gadgets designed to organise me. Have you been to kikki.K? If ever in Melbourne, Smiggle is well worth a look...or you can do it from the comfort of your very own home!

    Happy shopping!

    PS. Just checking that you got my email re April? It would be great to see you again.

  3. Hi Julie,
    Thank you for those kind words in your post and also your comments. Didn't work so well for me this week but just hanging in for better things next week. Like you I just love stationery shops. Must check out these links of CKKs
    Have a great week

  4. Now you are getting back into exercise and a new routine I'm sure it will follow up with a weight loss! Hang in there!!

  5. You are really just getting mobile. I am sure that gain will be turned around in no time. Just take it easy and gentle till you get used to it.

  6. Glad to see you are getting back into exercising slowly - don't overdo it otherwise you might land up going backwards. I know if I start something slowly I tend to stick to it longer.

    I love stationery stores too - not sure why as I don't often buy but I love browsing around and seeing what is there and what I could buy and what craft I could do if I just had the time !!!

    Have a great weekend and enjoy the rugby !