Thursday, April 26, 2007

Strange week

It has been a strange week. Have finally decided that I am not going to obsess too much about my weight and just try to eat well. Still following WW when I can but have had a couple of days when I have gotten the munchies around late afternoon but strangely it hasn't bothered me and even registered another small loss.

Have completed Week 1 of C25K. Had to do one of the sessions at gym on treadmill because of the weather but my running guru has assured me that it is okay and I agree Zanna, it is probably better for my knees although it still doesnt really feel like running unless I am outside. My heart rate goes through the ceiling but that could be a good thing????

DD's new car is gorgeous and IKEA was fun. She also took me out to lunch which was nice.

Parramatta Girls with Catherine and Sarah was wonderful. I really really enjoyed it. The seats were great, the actual show was incredible -laughing one minute crying the next and of course the company was wonderful.

The rugby was interesting. DH left me there at half time as he couldnt watch it anymore. Silly bugger missed the best part of the game. Luckily we were with other friends who made sure I got home safely. I was cross but I got over it.

The ballet was lovely too. My first time. Really enjoyed it. Looking forward to going again.

Work has been incredibly busy. I am doing my job and just working the hours I have to. After last terms revelations I am not going to put myself out again.

Have just heard that a friend has ovarian cancer - quite extensive. Has been operated on and they will find out more today. The news knocked me a bit. DD is definitely going to have the vaccination when it becomes available for her age group.

A friends son was savagely beaten over Easter by a group of 13-14 year olds 5 minutes away from where I live. I have always believed that my suburb was fairly safe so this has brought me up short and am now a bit hesitant about walking home from the station at night alone.

Have terminated (does that sound better than fired) my cleaner. It was a hard thing to do but I had to do it. Thank goodness I am not a person who has to hire and fire people. I dont think I could do it.

Highlights for this week:
Dinner on Saturday night at a favourite Italian restaurant at Glebe with friends
Week 2 C25K (my mind is telling me to do Week 1 again but onwards and upwards)
Rugby (last home game)
Will start swimming again this Sunday

Wednesday, April 18, 2007


Times seem to be changing. I have been brought up short by other people's observations this week. Blogs disappearing, people moving on. Sad but inevitable.

I like to live by lists. But, they can be counter productive too because it opens you up to failure if you dont achieve everything you want to do in a day. So, have scrapped lists yet again and am just trying to find some sort of natural routine which leaves me open to changes.

I have managed to tidy, hedge, weed, prune two gardens in the front yard so far but have run out of green bin space. Have rung the council and asked if it is possible to have two bins and the answer was yes so I have ordered it and it should arrive next week. Ive still got lots to do but nowhere to put green waste. The compost is full (happy little worms), the worm farm is full, the green bin is full, the weeding bins are full and I wont get them empty until tomorrow so I am kind of stymied.

Have also had a massive cleanout of the family room and a rearrangement, bought some new indoor plants, rehoused the canary and am generally feeling happier with that room too.

Have been a bit off with my eating for the last couple of days (read... eating all the biscuits). A bit bored really with being at home. I guess I do like being frantically busy and cramming as much into the day as I can. This does not augur well for retirement does it?

Have discovered custard apples. They are rich and creamy and so so sweet. Love them. Also have been having smoothies for breakfast with raspberries I bought when they were cheap and froze. Such an incredible colour and the taste sensation is wonderful.

Highlights for the next week:
DD picking up new car today and we are going to IKEA for some retail therapy
I will finish my book and be able to start another one
Rugby (not really a highlight but the social side is okay)
Parramatta Girls
The Ballet and dinner with friends
Back to work (a four day week)
Plan to start my C25K running program - podcasts loaded on nano and ready to go (thanks Zanna)

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Not Happy (with myself only)

A gain this week. Expected after Easter I know especially by me but it has hit home this morning that I will never be able to relax in my eating which is going to make for a very dull life in some ways especially with the amount of socialising and entertaining we do. Looks like I am going to be the designated driver for the rest of my life.

I am moaning, arent I?

Stop it - there are millions of people worse off then me. Little problems really. Back on the horse/bike (or whatever I have fallen off) and off I go again.

No gardening done this week but I have cleaned two rooms of my house (excluding blinds, windows and curtains), rearranged furniture (with hopefully minimal scratching of the floor), taken a heap of stuff to Lifeline and managed to keep those two rooms tidy (can be a nearly impossible task with DD and DH and his piles of papers).

Lunch today with a sister, lunch tomorrow with friends. Engagement party tomorrow night and of course the rugby on Saturday night for another dose of disappointment.

Here's to a better week next week

Thursday, April 05, 2007

A tiny loss but still a loss

Well the weigh in went okay. I lost 300g this week and I know a loss is a loss.
I exercised every day. I stayed within my points (I think - not sure about Saturday night when we ate out but did my best - grilled barramundi and salad but had 2 wines). Which brings to a total of four wines in the past four weeks - this is some sort of record for me.

Have bought everyone easter eggs and a tiny chocolate penguin from DJs for me. I mos well have something really really nice if I am only going to have anything. Also there is a packet of hot cross buns in the kitchen but I will probably give it to DD who is going camping this weekend.

DH has gone fishing with DS, one of his brothers and a posse of nephews tonight. Oh and a neighbour. They go every Easter (and have done for as long as I have known DH) and usually catch enough fish for everyone to have for dinner tomorrow. Mind you they used to go all night and come home tomorrow but as they are getting older they like their bed, as we all do, so I expect them home sometime late tonight. Usually it is a wild and woolly night but fingers crossed it doesnt seem too bad out there tonight.

I have go a stack of DVDs from the shop to watch over the weekend. Starting with the Lakehouse tonight when I get back from dinner with a girlfriend and DD.

Term 1 has now officially ended and I am on holidays! Yippee. It has been a tough term and I am glad it is over. Looking forward to catching up with people, gardening and giving my house a damn good clean. Plus I have a new book from the library to read - a chick-flick type book - nothing heavy and a new crossword book. Bliss.

I have downloaded the C25K podcasts as instructed by Zanna and am going to start them. I realise I cant run with Lucy. It is like dragging an 8kg weight behind me (someone is very unfit and I dont mean me). So I will have to add another exercise time to my day during the next two weeks. Also want to do some classes at the gym during the day. So many things, so little time.

Now I just have to survive dinner tonight, dinner tomorrow night, the chocolate penguin and the hot cross buns and I hopefully will not put on any weight this week. Once again, a loss, even a small loss would be okay.

Hope you all have a wonderful Easter break
Take care