Wednesday, October 18, 2006

What a day !!!

I am not even going to try to explain about the day I have had today
because it just doesn't bear worth repeating. Suffice to say that 4
Anzac biscuits on top of my normal food didn't help my cause.

It has been a hectic few days with lots of things going on. Nothing
worth mentioning here as it is just the usual family and work stuff.

The exciting news is that we ordered a new computer last night –
hopefully it will be here within a couple of weeks. Having said that,
our PC has been behaving itself since it was revived on Sunday night –
the problem is that I don't have that much confidence that it isn't
going to fall in a heap in the future.

Another good thing is that we have managed to get rid of our old
pavers – YAY !!!!!! The ones which I have already pulled up will be
collected on Saturday and then as soon as the others are done, they
will be collected as well. So no trips to the dump to get rid of them
!!!!!! WOOHOOOOOO !!!

The last few days have been so so. I did go for a walk on Monday
night even though all I wanted to do was curl up on my bed and sleep.
I felt much better for having gone. Last night I didn't walk as my
folks came over for a good-bye dinner. I will miss them dreadfully
while they are away but I am sure that they will have a great time
with their family and friends whom they haven't seen for about 20

The scales are continuing to show a downward move which is good. I am
trying really hard most of the time but I have to confess to a few
slips along the way. The good thing is that they are only small slips
and haven't turned into big binges which is what would have happened a
few weeks ago. Even today, I have put the brakes on after the
biscuits and I will compensate by not eating the snacks I brought with
me to work. A visit to the chiro was on the cards for this evening
but after a run around this morning I thought I would cancel it.
Since getting to work I have had a splitting headache and so decided
to go to the chiro appointment and get it sorted out rather than put
it off and find that it gets worse and will take longer to fix up
especially as I won't have much time for chiro appointments in the
next couple of weeks.

I have a hair trim booked for tomorrow night – I am sure that will
also help to make me feel better. My hair is starting to really annoy
me and if I don't do something about it soon, I am going to land up
cutting it really short again and I don't want to do that if I can
help it.

I have started reading a book which I bought for Al a while ago called
"Don't Sweat the Small Stuff – remember, It's All Small Stuff" – what
a great book. I will share some of it with you as I go along - there
are so many great little tips in it. While I think that there are
things which are just not practical for my life style / job – there
are other things which are really good. I have been battling with
some aspects of my job (as you do in a new job) and getting quite
stressed out about it but when I was reading this morning (1am) I
realised that he was right – it really is a lot of small stuff and not
worth getting my knickers in a knot over. Now I know that I won't
have this attitude all the time (because no doubt there will still be
things that stress me out that I can't just say – it's only small
stuff and I am not going to sweat it) but the more I do it, the more
it becomes a habit (just like opening the fridge and taking that
chocolate bar out and breaking a piece off and eating it before I have
even realised I am doing it) and the easier it will be to do.
Practising random acts of kindness is another one – not for any sort
of pay back but just because it will make someone else's day more
pleasant. I suppose if I can work on one or two of the techniques he
talks about at once, I will slowly be able to change my perceptions
and reactions in different situations. It is certainly worth a try

Thanks to the people who have replied saying that they had bras to
send me – all donations will be gratefully received and passed on.

Take care everyone and have a great Wednesday !!!!

TFTD : Friendship is born at the moment when one person says to
another, "What ! You too ? Thought I was the only one."

TIAGF : My blogging friends who have made me realise that I am not the
only one battling these demons


Anonymous Mary said...

It sure sounds like you are back on track and it's great that you can go off track a little but not binge! Oooh, what will you do with your hair!? I've just gotten into the cutting bug and it's so much fun. Make sure you post photos of anything you do. I loved your hair short and spikey, it was really funky :-)

LOL and Don't Sweat the Small our toilet book! Yep, it's a great book and I agree, reading it and practising it will make not sweating the small stuff more of a habit and life much more easier to handle.

I hope you have a great end to the week dear Linda and catch up with you again soon.


9:13 PM  
Blogger michelle said...

"what! You too? Thought I was the only one." Oh my friend your life sounds so hectic just like mine. And yes a few biscuits won't hurt you as you know to put the brakes on. Love the concept of "Don't sweat the small stuff." Definitely something we could all improve our life with if we master it. Also the random acts of kindness. I try to practice this an dsometimes lapse but it feels so good inside when you do soemthing unexpected for another person. Have a great weekend. Thank goodness the end of the pavers is in sight,

7:12 AM  
Blogger Leighanne said...

I love the sound of that book - can't wait to hear more about it!!

Where do you send the bra's - I have a few that are too big:)

11:07 PM  
Blogger Kellee said...

Gosh - just reading back over your last few posts, and it looks like you've been busy lately! IKWYM about the chocolate in the fridge. I do so well if I don't have 'bad' food in the house, but as soon as it's there I may as well eat it all in one hit because I do exactly what you do! A whole batch of brownies is still a whole batch of brownies, even if you only have 1/4 of a brownie at a time!

Glad to hear that the scales are going down and that the little 'slips' are staying little. If you can keep them little then you can probably afford to have them every now and then.

And what's this about Al going into hospital? I couldn't find on your blog any more info about that - I hope that he's ok.

Hope you and your little family are going well.

3:51 PM  
Blogger Kt said...

I've heard of don't sweat the small stuff, sounds like a good book. 4 Anzac bikkies isnt a huge binge, i think you are doing well.
hope u had a great wknd & that you are enjoying your week so far!

3:31 PM  
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