Friday, May 22, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
But life goes on ...
On the other side of the coin we had news that Jo's sister is pregnant AGAIN! I'm sure she should find out what's causing it and stop it. This will be her fourth kid. We are obvioulsy very happy for her but we both think she's MAD!!! She currently has 3 kids, 2 dogs, a cat, 2 guinea pigs and a husband to look after, as well as working part time in a supermarket. When we broke the news to Adam he said 'was it planned or an accident?' ... me thinks he knows toooooo much!
I also felt pregnant on Wednesday.
It was the evening of my first weigh in for the Weight Loss Challenge. Not sure if its cheating but I eat and drank like a pig from the moment I signed up on the Sunday till the minute before I walked in the door to get weighed. I felt like I was in the Supersize Me movie except I eat food from anywhere! I didn't need to be asked to 'supersize' my meals. I just eat till I couldn't take anymore. I needed a decent weight to start from.
I may have overdone it.
I walked in the door and got the usual 'you don't need to lose weight' reaction when I explained that 'yes, I was here for the challenge and not just lost'. When I got off the scales she changed her tune and said 'Oh, you are deceptive aren't you!' ... gee thanks. I think she just called me fat!
Starting weight was 97.5kg = 214.5lbs = 15 stone 4.5 lbs = very overweight!!!
I have to take into account that this was in the evening after the days food and fully clothed with shoes on but its still very heavy. My highest morning weight has been just over 200lbs. It gives me lots of scope to lose weight though. I want that $700. The challenge is a thinly veiled attempt to sell Herbalife products but I can live with that. I won't be buying any products but I'll sit there and listen to their speil but I'll do my own thing. It's all going well so far with will power and motivation high. Should also help if I ever get to do a bit of exercise.
Thursday was a long day at work. I was teaching from 8:30am till 8:30pm. Obvioulsy its going to be all hands on deck at work until we can get someone new. I also have to do Tuesday evening classes for the foreseable future so I can't see much training happening on either of these days.
Friday was Ivan's funeral. It was amazing and unbelievable witnessing the 'faith' of his wife and 4 young adult boys. Each of them spoke about Ivan and their sad loss but they all came back to the same theme. That is that God has chosen to take their husband/father and that although they didn't understand God's plan they had faith in Him and trusted Him that it was right dcision.
Wow!!! I just could not think/feel/talk like that if my father had died at such a young age. I feel confusion, frustration and anger and he was just a work colleague, albeit someone I had worked closely with for the past 3 years. I'll miss him. Life is definitely not fair!
The weekend couldn't come quick enough.
I went for a short walk/run Saturday morning. It was my first 'run' for two weeks and it felt like it. I walked for 5 then jogged for 5. Calf didn't feel good at all. Another walk and then a 5 minute run home. Calf felt a little better but not 'normal'. I'll take it easy over the next few weeks. Maybe even up the walk portion. I've got plenty of time till the Rotorua Half ... although if I win the challenge and enter IronmanNZ I might forsake Rotorua and tick that one off the list next year. Who knows?
Sunday was my birthday. I'd been under strict instructions not to get back from my morning bike ride until 9:30am so as to give them time to sort all my 'stuff' out. I was hoping to get up in time for a 3 hour ride but a few hits of the snooze button and there was only time for half that.
Not to worry. I took my camera and just stayed local. The Mount looked very moody this morning and I took the shot in the title above.
I've tried to upload other pictures from today to this blog but it's not playing ball. So much easier on Facebook. This is the link if you want to check out my birthday pics.
Went to see Angels and Demons for my birthday treat. Liked the film but enjoyed the book more. Best thing was I managed to NOT eat any popcorn.
Back to work tomorrow. Hopefully I'll get some training in. I hope next week's blog will be a bit more lighthearted.
Adam wrote in his card about me being another year older but 'better to be over the hill than buried under it'. Amen to that!