Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Another ordinary day

The weather is rather yucky today – we have had quite a lot of rain during the past two nights but it is still raining (on and off) this morning – good for the gardens but awful when you have to cut the grass !!!!
Am feeling a bit under the weather (no pun intended !!!) today – woke up yesterday with the cotton wool head and sore throat / back of my nose feeling – it went away during the day sometime but I woke up like that again today – wish it would either develop into something or go away completely.
I am reading a book at the moment called “8 Simple Rules for Dating my Teenage Daughter” by W Bruce Cameron – if you ever get a chance to read this, it is so funny. Even if you don’t have children (or teenage daughters) – I am sure that you will appreciate the humour in it – just a feel good type of book. At the end of each chapter he says “You are the father” as if that makes any difference at all !!!! This got me thinking last night after eating a Twix bar (that I put in the freezer and ate bit by bit at work) and a chocolate covered marshmallow bear – I am the one who is supposed to be in control of what I am eating – how did those things make it into my mouth without me stopping and thinking about what I was doing ???? I couldn’t actually think of a reason except that I felt like I deserved them !!!! Now that I think about it – losing 0.2 doesn’t really deserve any sort of chocolate as a reward – actually no loss deserves a chocolate as a reward !!!! All I can do is put it behind me, get back on this stupid horse and keep on riding until I get to goal !!!! This also got me to thinking about what
Kathryn said about people who say that they don’t have time to exercise – while there are nights when I battle to find the time, there are other nights when I could do something but I am just too lazy and can’t be bothered. So, my goals for this week are as follows :
1. Drink 1 ½ litres of water a day for at least 5/7 days – if I can at least get it right during the week I will do my best to have some water on the weekends
2. Exercise at least 4/7 days for at least 30 minutes
3.. Have no sugar points until our muffins on Saturday (there is normally fruit salad at Sharks so will have that for dessert if I feel like I have to have something)
Hopefully this will see those last few grams coming off !!!
I have quite a bit of fruit with me today – dried and fresh - so that should keep the hunger pangs at bay and at least make sure that I am not feeling completely starving when we go to the Sharks tonight – I hate going out to eat when I am starving as that normally makes me overeat or eat to quickly and not enjoy my meal.
Take care everyone and have a great week !

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9 Comments:

Blogger kathrynoh said...

I love your thought for the day today :)

And the rain sucks - I wanted to walk home from work today but I'm not dedicated enough to do it in the rain.

10:06 AM  
Blogger Slim Suzy said...

Yes the weather is horrible here today too. Really dark and rainy. I know we need the rain but I hate these days, especially after a few lovely days. Hope you are feeling better soon. Good luck with your goals for the week.

10:18 AM  
Blogger Jodie said...

The weather makes it difficult to get the exercise in unless you go to a gym or classes of some description. That is the main reason why I joined the gym in the first place. I do enjoy the walking at night too and now that we are doing the lamp post running I get it done a lot quicker so I have more time to do other things. You will find what works for you and those final few grams will fall off forever!! Motivation and commitment are the keys to success. XXX

10:22 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

Come on last 1.6kg!! Just imagine how delighted you'll feel when Al gets home in 40 sleeps and you are at Goal!

PS. It is beautiful today in NZ!

12:19 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

You've got rain hey, give it to us! Oh no and you're sick too. It's horrible isn't it. Mine is neither quite here or there yet either but sick enough to stay home *blergh*. Rest is in order for you too missy. I hope you feel better real soon.

12:31 PM  
Blogger Paulene's Journal Journey said...

Hey you are human.
Humans eat chocolate occasionally.
Don't be so hard on yourself girl
:)

Cheers P

1:03 PM  
Blogger Kiwi Gals Rock said...

Great goals for the week and I wish you the best of luck with these....as for the twix bar - i don't know a single soul who can't ressist a bit of chocolate every now and then. You are so close to goal and a great inspiration.

7:45 PM  
Blogger Kt said...

hope u r feeling better soon! & dont be too hard on yourself, chocolate is great stuff! If its your one true weakness, why not have a small piece each day - like a fun size bar, easily works in with points & sugar points!

8:06 PM  
Blogger M said...

I'll take the rain. I thought that post of Kathryns was great. Last night even I was thinking about how I can restructure what I do to fit in a bit of extra exercise in to a day. I will still ponder that as I don't really want to give up blogging and I do really have to do the housework. But the laziness is a thing I have to deal with too.

I hope your fluey thing goes away and never comes back. Good plan of attack for this week too. Should be interesting to see how the body reacts to your shake up..

Hope you have a lovely day :)

8:58 PM  

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