Saturday, July 16, 2011
OK, an accountability thingy of sorts. Here is the plan for tomorrow:
- Get up at 8am so I have time to eat breakfast before work!
- Breakfast - 1 slice of grain toast with 2T of PB (I like my PB, so I track accordingly). This should keep me full until lunch because of the protien, fat and carbs
- Lunch - Salad with baby spinach, cucumber, carrot, roasted chickpeas and smoked chicken with sweet chilli and lime dressing, 1 mini pita with 1T of hummus
- Snack - 2 lite cruskits with hummus.
- Dinner - Whatever my mama cooks, but if it is bad I will just have a small portion and another salad
- Dessert - Mini chocolate bar. Just the one!!!
No working out tomorrow, one step at a time and the first step will be my eating. I will work out on Monday though!
Wish me luck! Or drop by my page and kick my butt.
Friday, July 15, 2011
I just signed up for the Rookie 5K Your Way here on Spark. Time to get back into running! I have a 5K in November and a 6K in December, so I want to get back into running shape!
Back to the Gym on Monday, trying to get back into a good workout routine. 6 months until bikini season!!!!
Going to go shopping this afternoon and get some healthy food. I have vowed to stop buying my lunch out, so I am going to take this opportunity to start making myself nice, healthy lunches for uni and work.
Lets get remotivated. My 1 week off turned into 4 because of illness, mine and Russell's, my holiday and my work roster requiring me to work every hour that the gym was open! Its time to get back on that wagon.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
6 and a half years ago Russell had a kidney transplant. He was diagnosed with kidney failure when he was 11, and his health was managed by his doctors until a suitable match could be found. His kidney doner was his mother. He luckily never had to have dyalisis because they were able to perform the transplant before his kidneys completely failed. He now has 3 kidneys because they don't take the other ones out, they just put the new one around the front, just above his pelvis. If he is having a skinny day it pokes out. I stopped noticing it years ago, but sometimes it will be really visable and I will give it a poke and say hello.
Because of the transplant Russell is on anti rejection medications, which means he is immunosuppressed and he gets sick very easily. Usually the sickness can be managed at home, but sometimes his body just can't fight a virus or infection on its own. This is what happened yesterday.
Russell woke up with really low blood pressure, which made him lightheaded. He promptly threw up and groaned at me that he wanted to go to the hospital. We got there and went straight to the ward, which annoyed the nurses, but I didn't care. Last time we went to the ER he left with chicken pox, so I just took him straight to the ward. Better safe than sorry, and when we got home we found out that there had been cases of the measles reported at the hospital. Once he was admitted they took a tonne of bloods and swabs and gave him IV fluids, and antivirals once they worked out that it was a virus. Then he just slept for 2 days. I was able to bring him home this afternoon.
This used to happen fairly often but it hasn't happened for a while. So I was completely unprepared. I ate breakfast at the hospital, and pickings were slim. Then I went to the funeral (Russ was sleeping anyways) and the options there weren't fantastic either. Dinner was from the cafe again and I emotionally ate 2 cupcakes.
So, long story short, he is fine and will be OK. He has the rest of the week off work, and then it is holidays, so he will have a long time to rest. Lucky him, I spent my 2 days off in a hospital running around after him. Ah well, nothing to be done.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Work has been full on, and when I haven't been working I have been with my friend, so I haven't been on here much.
Thanks for the comments on my status about the passing of my best friends grandad. He was 91 and went peacefully in his sleep, but it was still a shock. My best friend was raised by her grandparents, so emotionally she has lost a father. The funeral is tomorrow, and I am going. My second funeral ever, and my first in 10 years. It is open casket as well, and I am not sure how I'm going to handle that. Luckily it is being held on my day off so I can be there for my friend.
Like I said, work has been full on. Stepped off the plane and into full time employment. I'm on a part time contract. Good times.
I got back on the healthy eating wagon today. Yep, it was time, and it felt good. Exercise on Wednesday (I won't have time tomorrow. Visiting my grandad and then the funeral).
Went to the dentist tonight. I have 11 cavities and it is going to cost $2200 to fix. Russell has 5 and it will be $800. I can kiss my USA and CA holiday goodbye, since that money was going to be spent on our airfare. My wonderful mother said her and my dad might be able to help out, since she knows we don't have that kind of money lying around. Moral: Go to the denist, and don't leave it 6 years!
Mum and Russell are both sick. I think I should put myself in a plastic bubble so I don't catch it. I don't have time to get sick!
And lastly, I have a serious request. Can someone tell me what on earth I wear to a funeral. Last time I went to one I was 12 and my mum told me what to wear, so I seriously have no idea. I don't want to be disrespectful or anything. Black? Black pants and a nice top? A dress (bearing in mind I would have to shave my legs, which is something I'm not keen for)? Something I'm not thinking of? HELP!
Friday, July 08, 2011
Thanks for the sweet comments on my blogs guys!
Yesterday I was so jet lagged that I could barely finish a sentence. My boss was asking me questions and I had to tell him to ask me later, because I just wasn't following! I got an all natural jet lag pill from the chemist, which helped, but not as much as a good nights sleep!!!
So, I am working heaps over the next month. Waaaaaay more than I usually like. I will manage, but it is looking like it will be a looooooooooong 4 months until graduation!
Things are stressful in the bubble household. I am working everyday until Tuesday. My mum, who is still recovering from her operation, is being run ragged looking after my grandpa (dad's dad) with a broken knee. He is so demanding, and just expects us all to drop everything to run him around to his errands. He just doesn't understand that we all work fulltime. When my mum said that she couldn't come around until Saturday to take him to the barber/bank/drycleaner etc he said "Oh, Jess and Russell don't do much, send one of them". Frustrating, since I work 5 days a week at the moment and Russell works 6. Obviously if it was an emergency, or he needed food we would be round to help, but it is just stuff he WANTS to do. We would be more happy to help if he was at all grateful. And now grandad (mums dad) is sick and mums family are on her case for not helping more! Its not like she has time! She wants to help with her dad, but grandpa has no one else and is very demanding, grandad has another daughter who can help him. And I just feel useless because I work all day and they are both settled for the night by the time I could go and see them.
Sigh. Not much I can do, but just wanted to vent!
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