Saturday, February 24, 2007

Where has the time gone to ?

I knew that it had been a while between posts - I just didn't realise how long it had been !!!

Things have been so hectic with me - between long hours at work plus trying to keep on top of things at home - I am totally exhausted. The good thing is that the new computer system is in - very frustrating at times but it is in. Now, if they could just stop having to reboot it 3 or 4 times a day - things would be really dandy. I went into work today as I had to get the accounts ready for the auditors on Monday - there are two jobs which I didn't get to (well actually I chose not to do them because I was over working on a Saturday and wanted to get home !) but I can do them first thing on Monday morning and then I will be ready to tackle February's accounts.

My water drinking has slipped a little lately - more Coke Zero's than water but I figured that so long as it doesn't disappear altogether, I'll be OK. Will make a concerted effort this week to getting back to drinking at least 2 glasses of water for each CZ.

I have been very proud of my exercise achievements - I have exercised more days than not and, even when I have been tired, I have got on the treadmill for at least 20 mins (this was one day that I just couldn't do anymore). I was talking to a friend of mine last night and we were saying how we 'trick' ourselves into going a bit further before stopping our exercise - whether it is to the end of the ad break or the next ad break or rounding up the calories or the time or the distance - it really is amazing how you can keep going sometimes long after you think you can't carry on.

I had a lovely surprise today when I rang M for a chat - I got 3 for the price of 1 - I got to talk to M, Mary and CKK - what a great surprise and such an uplifting experience. It didn't matter that we hadn't spoken for a while - it was just like picking up where we left off previously. I felt very happy and light on my way home from work - thank you guys for being there and for chatting and boosting me with your happiness. I'm just sorry that you had to have the non-trapeze BBQ in the first place (and even more sorry that I couldn't share it with you) !!!!!

Tomorrow we are off to the Travel Expo on the GC to see if we can better the prices we have for the tickets to Canada - hopefully we will be able to finalise these soon as I really want to know WHEN we are going - once the tickets are booked it will become so much more real I'm sure. I picked up the Lonely Planets guide to San Francisco today so will be taking that to bed just now - if it is as good as the other LP guides, we will definitely be buying it before we leave. Am not sure about Canada as we are going to be staying with friends and I am sure they will have all the inside info on what we should see and where we should go.

I hope that you are all having a great weekend - take care and look after yourselves !

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Another week down

This week saw a loss of 0.4 taking my total loss since 2nd January 07
to 5.6kg. This equates to 0.94kg per week which isn't too bad all
things considered. I know that I have had more good weeks than bad, I
have exercised more days than I haven't and I have drunk more water
than I did in the previous 6 months combined. My goal for Jodie's 10
week challenge was to lose 5kgs so I am happy with where I am right

Things have been very hectic at work the past 10 days - we are
changing over to a new computer system today and so haven't been very
productive in the office. Have gone to start several things only to
get part way through and find that I can't go any further because I
need to use the system. Tomorrow and Friday we will be tied up in
training and then it will be full steam ahead the following week
finishing off everything that has to be done for the auditors coming
the following Monday. Plus I still have to get the January accounts
finalised but there is a hold-up with that and I am waiting on
something from someone else before I can continue. All in all a
really busy time of the year for me - hopefully it will all quieten
down in the not to distant future.

I am still very happy with eTools - I can't believe how much easier it
is track what I am eating and to stay on top of it. Yesterday I
didn't have a particulary good day - a small packet of Peanut M&M's
which wasn't the end of the world but then I landed up working until
after 8pm and when Al and K came to fetch me, we stopped at a local
tavern for dinner (our Valentine's Dinner). I had grilled snapper
which was really nice except that they had brushed the lemon butter
over the top before they grilled it even though I had asked for it on
the side. I would normally have sent it back but at 8.45 I was ready
to eat the table never mind worry about some extra butter. I also had
some of the chips and the small piece of avo which was on top of the
fish but then K couldn't finish her pizza and I had a slice of that as
well. Not feeling like I had eaten enough, while sitting at home
watching TV at midnight - I thought a snack would be good (having
forgotten about the M&M's I'd eaten earlier in the day !) and opened
the cupboard to find a Belgian Chocolate single serve dessert sitting
there staring back at me. I popped in the micowave and 30 seconds
later sat down to eat this wonderfully chocolate dessert - what a
disappointment it was !!! Then, because I remembered all the starving
children around the world and forgot my resolution that if I didn't
like something I wasn't going to eat it, I proceeded to eat the whole
thing - all 5.5 points of it. To say that I got a shock this morning
when I calculated my points for yesterday is an understatement - not
only did I eat 34.5 points instead of the 19 points I am allowed but I
also didn't exercise having had to cancel my pilates class because I
was still at work. BIG BUGGER !!!! I am going to have to do some
major catch up of points this week. Having only had my jewellery on
for 1 day I don't want to get to next weeks weigh-in and find that I
have to take it off and put it back in the safe.

Have a great week everyone and go safely !

TFTD : Friendship is like a rose ... opening one petal at a time.
And, as it unfolds ... day by day, it reveals it's true beauty.

TIAGF : No compuer system - the break from work has been good even
though it is going to bite me on the butt when I have to catch up on
the new system !

Saturday, February 10, 2007

It's time to ....

stop dicking around and get back on track !! The weekend away was wonderful and not counting everything that went into my mouth was great. But, we have now been back nearly two weeks and I am not quite back in the groove again. Nothing serious - just little extras here and there - an extra half spoon of this and a couple more of that. I need to get back on track PROPERLY and stay there until these excess kilos are gone. I am pleased with how things are going - aim to take my measurements tomorrow (haven't taken them since I started) - the scales were saying 75kg this morning which I'm happy with but I am sure that they will be higher than that on Tuesday. This Tuesday just gone saw a gain of 0.2 but I can't complain as my exercise last week wasn't that flash and my eating (as I said earlier) is still not quite what it should be. My first goal is to get to 75kg (at my normal weekly weigh-in) and then I can wear my jewellery again. I took it off when I started this at the beginning of the year and set myself this reward when I got to the 75kg mark. The people from my old work were rather surprised to see my without jewellery as I never take it off but I thought it may be something to keep me motivated and get me started on this endeavour.

I have had a very up and down week - two days off work due to migraines. A trip to the dr to explain that I can't keep having time off work and the promise to go back to see her once the headaches are all gone to see if it is possibly hormonal - early menopause - I hope bloody not ! I don't think I could cope with that at the moment. Needless to say my exercise (apart from pilates on Thursday night) has been non-existent this week. But I will back into it next week when I am feeling 100% again. Low blood pressure isn't helping either as every time I get up I feel dizzy.

We have just got back from a BBQ with my work mates from my previous job - what a great afternoon we had. We really should try to get together more often and catch up on what everyone has been up to. I really would like to be at goal (or at least a lot closer to goal) when next we meet up.

Our plans for Canada are coming along very nicely. The travel agent gave us a few flight options - one of them going via either LA or San Fran - jumped at the chance to go back to San Fran (wouldn't give you thank you to go back to LA) so it looks like we will be spending 2 1/2 weeks in Canada and 10 days in San Fran. Nothing definite yet but getting closer every day.

Work is really hectic at the moment - new year, new budgets to be loaded and a new system being implemented on Wednesday - not looking forward to that or the days that are going to follow after (well for a while at least). I'm sure it will all be good - if I can get through the next couple of weeks relatively unscathed I will be very happy. Actually if I could get through the next couple of weeks having lost some weight as well I will be extremely happy !!!!

On that note - I had better be off - playing taxi to the working class of the household tonight.

Take care everyone and have a great week !