Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
I have really noticed recently some permanent changes in my diet. When I was growing up, we always had fruit for morning tea & after lunch & also as desert with ice cream at night. When I left home for the big smoke, I replaced this with junk food, in part because it was previously forbidden & in part because it was simply available to me. I suppose we had no choice being on a farm & Mum was a health nut: we didn't even have cordial! I can remember being embarrassed about having friends stay over & not being able to offer them white bread for breaky!!! Sorry, I digress.
Recently I was on my way to an early morning hairdressers appointment after a big night out (read, quite hungover). I'd stashed a power bar the night before in my handbag to have with my coffee, but wanted something else & went into the fruit shop for a banana & an apple. I just had to use the calculator to find out how long it has been since I started partying & suffice to say double digits, & for that long previously, I'd have looked for a sausage roll with sauce firstly, followed by the trusty back up of a packet of Samboy BBQ chips, Light & Tangy's, more recently Red Rock Sweet Chili with Sour Cream chips or as a last resort, the good old Corn Chip (cheesy) would have done the trick. That day on my way to the hairdressers, non of these entered my head!
The 2nd incident, again when hung over, I spent an hour pondering all the possible options that I could make at home eg steamed dim sims, home made spicy noodles, home made potato wedges, ham/cheese/tomato/pinapple toasties etc. I had a 1hr drive to get home & could easily have done a drive through hot chip run, but in the end decided on home made noodle soup (with egg for protein!).
This doesn't mean to say that I am not interested in the odd chip or that I won't ever be so hungover again that only a chip or 50 will be required to do the trick; more an observation of my own changes in diet (habit). On that note, my tummy is gurgling & I think that the banana on my filing cabinet is ripe enough for consumption :0)
Monday, July 28, 2008
I create 40 - 50 archive boxes a year x 6 – 10 years (depends on the workmanship warranty as to when I can chuck what out, not just the tax office rules): that means a lot of boxes! We could pay someone to store them off site, but I’d rather save money & a few trees as well, so any paperless office tips would be appreciated!!!
Managed 2 hours of sleep before we had our very own plumbing emergency! One of our hydronic heating panels sprung a leak. Plumbing boy woke up immediately (I would have dreamed about babbling brooks for hours I am sure before waking). Lucky he has cool plumbing toys. I spent the next hour & a half sucking up the flood with a wet & dry vac, while he ran out into the street in his Jocks & boots to turn off the water at the meter & disconnect the offending panel so we could have water & heating! I am glad this happened when we were home – what a nightmare it would have been if we’d be away for the weekend!!!
The alarm went off at 5.30am, crawled out of bed at 6 to meet Kym at 6.30 at the gym in Ascot Vale. Kym likes to have a training buddy & in return I virtually get a free PT session. Saturday morning was "killer cardio". 20 min cross trainer, 20 min stair master (Kym started on the stair master as they only have one of these machines, then we swapped) followed by a 30 min run on tready then 30 mins on the cross trainer (did these side by side at the same time). Hopefully the fat cells in my ass that exploded in fear of said exercise will stay that way. I swear I could hear them crying as Kym put our names up on the white board to book each piece of apparatus. Kym then went on to do upper body weights, unfortunately, I had to leave for my waxing appt!
The rest of Saturday & all of Sunday was spent in recovery. I did not leave the house Sunday. Nothing much to report there: boring household chores; more scanning & archiving. Was happy to spend the weekend at home with plumbing boy & rosy (the cat) as I am flat out the next 3 weekends:
- sister & niece are up next weekend for another of Tess’s gymnastics comps;
- the following weekend I am going to Sydney for a long weekend to hang with my cuz & go to the Cat's V Swan's game with said cuz & his family;
- the following weekend again is a family shindig in Geelong for my Grandma’s 90 something "th" birthday & uncle who has a crook ticker (family coming from Qld & NSW), so that will be fun.
Anyhoo, best I be getting outta hear, as I am due in Kym's Abs class soon & I've gotta go via the supermarket as we are out of bread (oh noes says plumbing boy) & kitty litter!!!
Friday, July 25, 2008
Those who have been following for a while may know I have had foot trouble over the past 4 - 5 months. Originally I thought I had plantar fasciitis, but my podiatrist eventually diagnosed me with a torn heel ligament. I was under his treatment for a couple of months, which involved strapping the heel & rest (no stretching or running or incline walking etc).
I’d not been back to him since my holidays as the initial very painful area seems to have healed (excuse the pun). I was still having general aches & twinges which I recently mentioned to my Chiro inadvertently while we were chatting about fitness.
The first thing he wanted to know is if I’d had an ultra sound to confirm the diagnosis. No, I’d not. He then proceeded to manipulate my ankle & foot!!! He asked me to get some gel heel inserts for my shoes & to take it easy, but try a couple of runs before seeing him in 2 weeks. If no improvement, he wanted me to get an ultrasound.
For the first couple of days my heel really ached on & off & I put off going for a run until the following Thursday (all good), then Monday night before seeing him on Tuesday. I am pleased to report that it is all good! He manipulated my ankle & foot again (as well as the usual neck, back & shoulder), was pleased at how well the adjustment has held & doesn’t want to see me for 3 weeks now! Yippeee!!! I love my Chiro!!!!!
Hope you all have a marvellous weekend what ever you are up to!!
PS Carn the Cats.
PSS Opps, forgot to hit publish........
Monday, July 21, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
It was plumbing boy's best mates birthday, we went out for dinner & also stayed in the city. Flash.
My little sister was also in town that night & we caught up both before & after dinner.