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Adelaide , South Australia, Australia
I am 49 and heading for 50. This is about me, the highs and lows and a lot of stuff re weight loss, so follow me and see wha I am up to !!

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thank God today is nearly over !

Well what a week, it has been a shocker.  Last night saw me go up to the medical centre regarding this blasted headache, I was told it was a tension headache and to get a massage and take drugs.  This is not my normal doctor and asked me if I wanted to take some time off work.  I said, No - he looked like I had 4 heads.  When I am very ill and need those sicks days that is when I will take it. Of course the headache is painful and I am not enjoying it but golly gee I don't think I need to take time off.  He told me my blood pressure was up, it is normally quite normal.  Had it tested again tonight and it is high again - 157 over 97.  So have an appointment on Saturday to see my normal GP - I am not impressed.  There is a family history of stroke etc - so I need to be careful.  Consquently I have just eaten 2 chocolate eclairs for dinner.

I have gone to bed early, Vince the wonderdog obviously not in the mood to share the bed with his mother and is sleeping in the lounge room.  He will come crawling back to the "big bed" with his mum when he wants a cuddle.

I need to wake up early tomorrow,  make a healthy breakfast and lunch and focus on undoing the damage of the last two days eating.  It is a long weekend this weekend and other than catching up with the WW girls from all over the place for dinner on Sunday, I am trying to have a quiet one and perhaps watch the AFL footy grand final.

I have found it so nice to have the online community for support.  So please make a comment, even if it is just to say hi.

I plan to focus tomorrow on just getting through the day with my eating in place.  Not much else happening really, I feel slightly irritated with the world and of course I am feeling a bit feral, so going to have an early night and hopefully I will wake feeling slightly better.  Anyway, I have nothing very much to say really.  Sweet dreams.   Martine xx

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Well where did Monday go ?

Well Monday was  my RDO, so planned to do wonderful things at home. I planted some herbs - Basil, Parsley and Coriander.   Met Michael for a coffee and chat, did a bit of window shopping, went to the library and then down to Cibo to have a coffee and thought I should do that ironing but will sit down and put some thoughts down on my blog.

I didnt go to WW last week as I had a migrane, these only rarely come prior to my period arriving but as I am going through menopause, my periods are a bit of a nightmare and the headaches are either none existent the day before it arrives, or terrible.  This month the headache was terrible and then I spent the night in bed and missed WW.   So this week hasn't been good, and as I thought at 1.1 kilogram gain, which was expected and a lesson learnt about what happens when you don't track.

Sunday night had dinner at a Thai Restaurant down at Glenelg last night with my friend "G" and sat and nattered all night, so that was nice. Sunday  was frantic and went and saw my friend "D" and her new babies James and sat and cuddled that little babe for a few hours. I was quite good and composed and realise that it wasn't going to happen to me, so there was no tears this times - some babies reduce me to tears and although at times I had a lump in my throat, I realised that there are other better things waiting for me - god knows what they are.

The plan this week is to exercise and keep on tracking my food. I have been quite vigilent with the tracking and so this week's gain and the lack of tracking is a lesson on why you need to keep the focus.  I had a rather nasty headache last night which went down my neck and shoulders, I have it again today so I am not impressed, if it still continues tomorrow I am going to have to get it checked out at the doctors.

I am needing to get things done at home, but there never seems to be enough time.  As I have chronic insomnia the mornings to do exercise is not great but I think I need to work on this as by the time I get off the tram after work, get changed and get to the gym (3 days per week) and come home and have dinner it is too late

Vince the wonderdog is a sleep on the bed, little does he know that in a minute he is going to be woken up and cuddled.  Tuesdays (my ww night) is a long day for a little guy to be home. I plan to take him walking with me on the alternate gym nights.   I have set a new weight loss challenge of 6 losses in a row, and will reward myself with something.

Anyway, it is late and I should be organising my lunch and food for tomorrow, but will do that in the morning I think. Hopefully tonight I get to sleep a bit better, my sleeping is dismal at the best of time.

I hope that if you read this blog that you put a comment down, especially if you have a blog of your own.  I find such great support from the online community, I have made such lovely friends because of it.  Trying to explain to some people about how wonderful it is can be quite annoying - they can't understand it all - their loss I say.   Anyway, tomorrow is Day 1 of a new WW weeks and always enjoyable.  Plan to focus on getting through the day, if I track I remain honest, it is not the tracking that does me in.  Anyway, good night and sweet dreams.  Love Martine xxx

Saturday, September 24, 2011

I have run around like a headless chook all day !

Golly gee, I left home early this morning and have been running around like a headless chook. So far I have had my nails done and hair done, picked up a layby, brought a cushion thing for Vince the wonderdog, brought some herbs. The housework hasn't been done. Photo above of me, trying to take a photo of myself above
WEIGHT WATCHERS Well all going well in this department, the weight loss has been slow, there has been some hiccups. I had a 90 day cough and basically was sick as a dog for 3 months. It was hard to eat and with me if I don't eat enough it doesn't help me losing weight, so got over that. I am a huge believer that weight loss is directly associated with your mental state of mind. If you are enjoying the whole WW thing, like I do, then it is easier. I love my meetings, love my leader and class members, have a great online support basis and try and make myself enjoy the food that much more. Weight Watchers have excellent cookbooks and I use them regularly, people would not know you are cooking from a weight watchers cookbook. I have basically lost 1o times over 11 weeks, my record is 9 losses in a row. I have found I don't need or have the desire to set myself up with unrealistic expectations of say 1kg a week - it would be good but it is not realistic - as long as I lose then I am happy. I have got to the point where I have had to box up stuff for selling or giving away as they are too big, so that is great. I managed to get into my red Ezibuy dress the other day, when I brought it online it was a bargain - $20 but when I got it, found it was too tight around the thigh area - the other day I wore it and was so bloody excited I nearly died !!   Here is a photo of me in the dress - excuse the hair - it was taken at 6.30pm after a long day at work.

FAMILY are doing okay, my brother is looking after nephew 'N" full time, it is a hard job and all he does is work and look after his son, we are very proud of him and what he is doing.

WORK is going well, I am going to be helping out another law firm and doing some work for them as well as my own, this in itself is a good thing as there are times when I am a bit bored and it is good for the days to go quickly. I have been att this job for 3 years and now starting my 4th year, we specialise mainly in family law and workers compensation, so sometimes it is emotionally draining.
ONLINE SUPPORT - I have found over the last few years, the support and friendship I have received from the online community is just lovely. My friend 'G' fails to understand the whole concept and the concept of blogs - she says she is private - I don't understand this. I have found some of my closest friends are from the online community and when I meet them in person it is just like meeting an old friend. There are some bloggers that I must get to their blog every day otherwise I get all huffy.

VINCE THE WONDERDOG is still the absolute love of my life, he gives me so much love, currently he is a sleep and snoring on the lounge on his new cushion. The expression on the face is "Mum can you just leave me alone" - he is not impressed. Sometimes I am just so glad he cannot speak.

Well, it is 5.21pm and I must get up from this computer and get some jobs done and work out what in the hell I am going to eat for dinner. I am in a good spot, I am hoping that the exercise component of this weight loss journey starts to feel like something I want to do, instead of having to do. Anyway, if you are reading this and am not a follower, please follow me or send me a line. Take care everyone and email you tomorrow.

Martine xxx

Friday, September 23, 2011

Changed the name

Hi everyone Finally I have a computer at home. I am going to update this tonight. I have changed the name of the blog to The Life and Times of Miss M . All good with the weight loss, not so good with the exercise. The love life sucks !!! Vince the wonderdog is still the love of my entire life, he fails to understand that he is a dog. I have tried to understand dogs, don't sleep on beds with electric blankets - some sleep outside without a kennell. He looks at me like I am mad. Be in touch tonight Martine xxx