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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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Monday, November 19, 2012

The new job started today

Well Monday again, the weekend has gone far too quickly for my liking.   Today saw me start my  new job, it went quite well and I know I have made the right decision.  It is one of those things, I just knew today it was right for me and I feel quite calm about it all.
My new boss is a hoot, so that has been great - long may it happen.
Food has been brilliant, tracked every day and feel better for it.   I have been counting calories and going to my weight loss coach who happens to be an ex-Weight Watchers leader. I go with some girls that I used to go to WW with.  We concentrate on the food, what is right and how much etc.  I have looked at sodium levels and the right combination of fruit, vegies, protein, dairy and carbs.   So tomorrow I go to weigh and hopefully a loss - well I should say I know it will be a loss.
Usually when I get home Vince the wonderdog hears me drive in the drive way and waits at the front door, not today - he was deep asleep so he was sleepy when I woke him.   He is a time waster - 30 minutes of cuddles later.
All good with me mentally, I think at present I have come out of the depression with a new focus and more importantly I have faced up to what has caused it.  I even disagreed with a family member today which is unheard of.
Tomorrow in Adelaide is going to be 38 degrees, so will have to try and dig out something to wear - god knows what.
It is funny, I have missed blogging and how it is a chance to offload somewhat.   It is funny, some of my best buddies I have meet on line and others online that I havent meet I feel like I know - like the lovely and adorable Chris from NZ - (aka dietcoke rocks).   Her blog has helped me each morning to face the day, of course dozens of photos of puppies and Coco and my boy Teddy the doggies help.
So on we go, Monday is out the way, Tuesday is fast approaching and I am happy and in a good mood.   About to finish the ironing, it never ends and there is just me.
I am hoping during the week to start my walking again, exercise is not my greatest love but it is one of those things that once you get started, it is okay. 
Hope your day has been happy, mine has started out great, I am pleased I have moved jobs and pleased that my heart and mind have told me it is right..   I was and am blessed to have such support of lovely friends, a true blessing.     Love Martine x

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sunday, always a great day

I love Sunday mornings when you wake up and make a yummy breakfast, read the paper and have a few coffees before the day really begins.   Today the plan was to make some diet lemonade pancakes but that didnt seem to happen, so just toast with peanut butter and yoghurt and a couple of coffees using my beloved Nespresso machine.  I
Well work is one of my topics for today,  My now old boss recently on 5/9/13 joined a larger firm as a consultant, I joined her as well.  It was a big change and although a bit hesitant about joining a firm with a lot of women it turned out the staff were absolutely beautiful. As the work I was doing was quite different in some ways from what i was doing before and no client contact, I really missed my old job. Luckily, I was approached by another lawyer who we shared office space with recently to join him and his junior solicitor as their office manager.   These people I worked with (although not employed by) for a while - so I took the job and start tomorrow.   As a consequence of leaving what I loved and the client contact I enjoy, I didnt really cope with the larger firm and consequently suffered anxiety and depression..   What is interesting was the thing I was worried about most when we merged was working with large numbers of women was the thing I enjoyed the most.  Although they were younger by a lot, I feel in love with them all and a lesson was learnt by me that me as a person was good enough, even for the young and hip !
So tomorrow is Day 1 of the new job, although it feels somewhat weird as I know these people but not in the role of employer.  There are some things which I am a bit nervous about but overall I know the decision is right for me.  The move to a larger firm I knew wasnt for me when I went with my old boss but we are dictated by the need for a wage coming in.
So today is about getting my stuff together for work tomorrow.   Plan to finish the housework and have a nanna nap with Vince the wonderdog who yesterday scared the absolute crap out of me.  I came home from the nail and hair appointed and he was quite off, his head was drooping forward, he looked sad, was crying somewhat (couldnt see he was in pain anywhere) and turned down a treat.  So got him out the house and walked him outside my unit and across the court yard to my neighbour Marion who was outside gardening, she agreed he was a bit off.  As this dog is somewhat of a child, I panic but after an hour he was okay again - so god knows what it was about.  Sometimes I wish he would talk, other times I don't think I really want to know what he is thinking,.
At present I am mentally good, my "happy pills" (anti-depressants) keep me calm, saying that the recent bout of anxiety and depression was bad but would have been a thousand times worse if I wasnt on them.  At times it does my head in that I need to take them but have resigned myself to the fact they keep me balanced and happy.
I am up early as I havent really slept well, my insomnia is still around and drives me mental but I try to just not let it worry me and with a healthy diet it helps.

For some reason the day has flown by, at present at 9.49pm I am washing and about to work out my food for tomorrow and my calories - that is my topic for tomorrow or Tuesday.

Anyway, wish me luck for tomorrow and the new job.   Vince the wonderdog is asleep on the bed, I have woken him up for a cuddle and he isnt impressed - so glad he cant speak.

Hope you all are having a great day.  Love Martine x x

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Well it has been a while !!!

Hi everyone !!1
It has been far far too long.  So much has happened since my last blog which was over 12 months ago.  I am back in it. I am hoping over the next week to outline all what has been happening.
Seriously where has the year gone.    I cannot believe it is nearly Christmas and next year sees me turn 50, which I plan to embrace and celebrate, as simply wallowing in an age is not going to help me.
Vince the wonderdog is still the single most love of my life, as pictured above and not impressed that I am wrapping Christmas presents while he is trying to rest on the bed.  This little guy is about to turn 10 years of age.  Where did that time go.   As like previous years, we are driving to Broken Hill for Christmas and it is a 6.5 hour trip with a dog that doesnt like the car !   Should be fun.
Today has seen me have my nails done and hair done (an expensive exercise) and I am now home trying to work out what to have for dinner - initally a Zucchini slice but I dont know if I can be bothered.
Anyway, i am trying to aquaint myself with how to save a post in draft before I publish it and how to go back to it.   Anyway, plan to do a long post tomorrow re weight and work.
Please feel free to post a comment.  I must admit I do miss putting my thoughts down.   Love Martine xx