Wednesday, August 04, 2010


Funny how if you think something for long enough it becomes fact.

My particular mindset at the moment is - gee I am hungry. Yes I am hungry but I am not starving. Hungry is not a bad thing it might mean that my body might decide to eat some of the stored food (this little squirrel must have thought it was going to be a tough winter because she has put away rather a lot of food stores). I dont need to eat something immediately. All that it does is makes me bigger. A few gentle comments from my beloved has got me back on track. He is worried about the damage that I am doing to myself when my body is quite capable of damaging itself without my help.

Anyway saw the surgeon today and he is happy with the new ankle (not so new now - nearly 16 mths old). Have to get an MRI on the other ankle because something is going on there but nothing as bad as what has happened.

Bought a cute little pad from KikkiK about 21 days to make something a habit. Things like staying within daily point allowance, walking 10,000 steps, drinking my bottle of water, having alcohol-free days etc. I keep it on my bedside table and the last thing I do before I go to bed is tick off what I have accomplished that day. It makes me try harder. I always was the child that wanted the gold star.

Well done to the All Blacks. It was like watching a trainwreck and I think that I will join Peter Fitzsimmons and start calling them the Australiasian Allblacks. A word of warning (from past history guys) dont peak too early. Save something for next year.

After a couple of days of wild and woolly weather, today is a glorious winter day with blue skies and sunshine.

I can feel a hint of spring. The jonquils are out in my garden, the azaleas are beginning their annual flower show and I've noticed the beautiful big dusky pink magnolia buds are starting to open. I wish I could have a magnolia but, sigh, I have been banned from buying one. I do have a port wine magnolia from which I have struck numerous cuttings and planted surreptitiously in various parts of the gardens. Am I in for a lecture when he discovers this.

Anyway I am off to do some more work. Have a great day/week.


  1. Another thing to think about it sometimes we think we are hungry when in fact we are thirsty - often if I want to eat I have a big glass of water and it fills me up and I don't land up eating anything.
    I also like ticking things off lists - I find it a very fulfilling action. If that is what works for you, keep it up !
    Cheers for now and take care.

  2. Hi Ya, I too have been missing in action. I realy must get back into blogging again LOL Coming back to Sydney on Monday for a few weeks so am looking forward to some nicer weather than here.
    Just a thought..... for your skin you could try applying virgin cocnut oil. I have been doing this for a few weeks and my skin is becoming the best it has for years. No more rash & flakey skin in my face. I also take a spoonful in my morning coffee.. LOL. if you google coconut cures or uses for coconut oil I am sure you will get lots of information.
    Wishing well fast. :)

  3. ohhh hope the ankle is okay...
    Just come in from the garden...lots happening out in mine too including lots of weeds!