Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A Time to rest

I have woken up this morning in a fog mentally. I didn’t have a bad night just up a couple of times and in bed a tad too late but if I was a car I’d say the engine was “missing”. It took me a few attempts to leave the house this morning – I kept forgetting things. I hate feeling like this.

Today I go to see the rheumatologist to get the results of the MRI on my left ankle.

Weight is still going down but the loss is slowing down and just noodling along.

Exercise has been negligible since the MRI as ankle has been sore but really that is not a good excuse. I did some weights but because I went to see “As You Like It” on Saturday (it was wonderful) I missed Pilates and because I went to the rugby afterwards and had a late night I missed swimming on Sunday. Excuses, excuses.

This weekend we are off to Kiama for the rugby 7’s. A yearly event that coincides with our anniversary – 34 years! I think the man should get a medal!

Going off at a tangent –

There is a sign at my gym that says something along the lines of losing weight is 80% what we eat and 20% exercise.

Which leads me to Biggest Loser.

The weight loses this week by the red team were abysmal. Is it because they are not eating wisely? You rarely see them eating and preparing their meals. The show focuses on them exercising etc. which if you believe the above statement on accounts for 20% of their weight loss journey. One lost under a kg this week. She is overweight, is in a place that she can focus on herself without worrying about life and she only loses 900g. Please. The others were not much better.

The guy on the blue team with a heart condition who can basically only walk is going great guns and losing weight consistently every week.

A theme is emerging in my mind.

And last but not least, still on BL – I laugh every time one of them goes on “the walk”. The others line the driveway of the house at Terrey Hills and one of them solemnly walks down the driveway and out the gates. Next they are at Bobbin Head walking along the boardwalk. I know it is all illusion and drama but I see these guys coming and going from Bobbin Head in their big black cars so there is not a lot of walking going on. Admittedly it is a far way between these places but I love the illusion that they are walking there. I guess if they were they would be walking for a couple of hours and not look as fresh as they do for filming especially if they really had to carry that rock all the way back again.

Have a good weekend everyone…

PS: Rheumatologist has said that r.a. is destroying my right ankle and I have to start back on the chemo drugs again. Guess I will be testing my theory about eating and little exercise. I am booked in for xray guided injection next week and then weekly injections plus a myriad of other drugs, hopefully the side effects wont be too horrible. I'm a bit weepy and cant believe this is happening. I guess I will never run again - even walking Lucy will be a problem. BUT onwards and upwards (actually that sounds a bit more upbeat than I actually feel at the moment).


  1. Oh Julie what rotten news to get - no wonder you feel weepy but I'm so full of admiration at the way you manage to cope with your illness. Thinking of you and sending virtual hugs. Love Z xx

  2. awwwwwwwwww big hugs darl....not good news at all....you are in my thoughts, take care.

  3. Huge hugs - so sorry to hear that news. Take care.

  4. Oh I'm so sorry about the test results. I really hope the drugs can help you without making you feel too bad. Thinking of you Julie xx

  5. Oh Julie, I am so sorry to read this. I really hope the side effects don't throw you about too much.

    I don't know if you'd be interested but I have been told about an amazing Yoga Therapist by the name of Michael de Manincor who works with people who have specific illnesses and injuries. If you're open to some alternative therapy, here is the link - http://www.yogasanga.com.au/therapy.html