Saturday, December 20, 2008

Fark ... I'm a legend

And very modest to boot.

Last night I came home from work totally exhausted. Bed by 9 and had 10 hours straight sleep.

This morning up and at em. Worked till 3pm, did my chrissie shopping, even got the groceries, Home unloaded and I feel fantastic.

Next week will be a breeze. Just 1 1/2 days of work left. Got it covered.

Then 10 totally free kids days. I know - you must hate me.

But god, as my witness, I damn well deserve it.

Oh, the scales have been very, very nice to me this week.

Down 2.3 kgs.

Yay, finally I'm happy.

Will be doing a xmas post, but not here. I will send it out to everyone on my email list. If you aren't there then let me know. leeanneb dot xtra dot co dot nz

Ciao

Friday, December 12, 2008

I'm back .....

and I'm feeling like a huge weight has lifted off my shoulders.

I can't believe I've been away from blogging for so long. I've gotten over quite a few hurdles in the last couple of weeks and finally I'm starting to relax. There's still plenty to do but it's not of the stress kind.

I did my formal workplace assessment on Monday and Tuesday. I'm so glad that is out of the way. I'm going to take a wee break now. Still have some assignments to complete, but for now the pressure is off. Thank god for that.

Last Friday I was in agony. I woke up at 3am in excruciating pain. I don't know what was wrong I only know that I could not find any position which didn't hurt. Mr T was a lot worried. It went on for about 7 hours and then the pain slowly eased. Next day I was fine. I was going to the doctor but .... the pain went. If it happens again tho I'm straight up to A & E. After talking to a couple of people it seems it could of been gallstones.

One thing I will tell you tho. While Mr T and I have 6 kids we haven't had one together. However after Friday I can honestly say that it felt like labour. Mr T was holding my hand, rubbing my back, running my baths and holding my head while I puked. (Isn't love wonderful!!!!) At the end of it I had no baby and no instant weight loss.

When we set up our new bed we only had the mattress on the slats. Far too hard so we ended up putting the base on as well. Now we have a high bed. Perfect height for Mr T but for me I certainly have to climb into bed every night. But I love it. I feel like a little girl in a giants bed.








Shocking photo of me. I'm just exhausted. I'm looking forward to a holiday and some me time.

Christmas next week. I've done NO christmas shopping. Zilch. Am I worried. Not at all. I'll do some speed shopping at the weekend.

After living with stress for the last few months stress free is bliss.

So now I'll post this and go catch up on everyone's news.

Ciao

Monday, December 8, 2008

Two steps backwards ....

That’s me. The last couple of weeks I’ve had two gains. Not overly huge ones but not quite the direction I was heading.

300gms and 500gms.

Last week was TOM and my appetite just went through the roof. I was constantly battling not to put food in my gob. The horrible thing was that I didn’t feel hungry but I just had a need to eat and eat whether it tasted good or not. I am so over this hormonal rollercoaster. I never use to have this problem before it’s only the last couple of years or so.

I know where all the weight has gone too. It’s on my boobs, round my middle and on my face. Ick. Saturday the weather was gorgeous and we had an afternoon to relax doing nothing. I felt so uncomfortable. Finding clothes to wear is a problem because my loose clothes from last year are too tight. Okay, whinge over. I know what I have to do. I polished my halo this morning and I’m doing fine so far.

I’ve got my head down and bum up at the moment. I am so busy. Not sure if I mentioned it but I’m doing a diploma in Business Administration and next Monday my tutor is coming up from Auckland to do a 2 day workplace assessment on me. I’ll be glad when it is over. There’s an awful lot of work to do and on top of my workload at present there’s not much time for anything else. Hence my lack of blogging of late. I will be glad when it’s over.

I am thoroughly enjoying the weather. Mr T and I had a bit of a bonus this past weekend. We went to a Christmas dinner, ended up staying the night in the hotel, had breakfast the next morning then headed down to the workshop. I thought we’d be there all day but I was wrong, we did what I had to do and a few quotes and we were home by lunchtime. Which meant we had the rest of the day to ourselves. Mr T mowed the lawns and I potted in the garden. Then we opened a wine and relaxed. It was just bliss, the day was so gorgeous. We couldn’t stay out in the pool area cause it was just too stifling.

The next day I went to work to do my study and left Mr T in charge of getting the groceries. He didn’t do too bad a job, not too many extra’s and I got a lovely bunch of flowers. Then he cooked lamb for dinner. Yummo.

So another week has begun and I have to make it count. So I figure it’s four giant leaps forward to make up for the backwards ones. What do you reckon…

Miserable day . . .

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