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Goals for today

Monday, August 01, 2011

I set myself mini daily goals all the time, but I thought I would write them down today!

- Exercise, even if it is just a walk around the block. It will clear my head!
- Visit Grandad
- Finish maths assignment. 500 words to go, I can do it!
- Make a very good start on PPA&E assignment. I want it finished by Saturday!
- Eat well. Snack well. Pretty much, watch what I put in my mouth.
- Shower. I am having an all day study day today, and I sometimes forget to shower...

  
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ANAJAK 8/2/2011 4:05PM

    HEHE Shower on study days I hear ya...

You can do it!!!

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CARLA-216 8/2/2011 11:49AM

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I got my ass to the gym!!!!!!!

Monday, August 01, 2011

Oh yes I did.

I went to boxing class and was welcomed back by the instructor. And I welcomed I mean he said "Oh, whatsyername! Where the hell have you been!?". I translated to "Oh we missed your smiling face in class."

I took it fairly easy since it was my first class in a few coughsixcough weeks. I kinda treated it like my first class. I paced myself and didn't push too hard, but had a good workout. I was dripping with sweat by the end!

Eating was bad today. Lack of organisation on my part, so I own it. I had breakfast, but morning tea was a coffee and a cookie, and lunch was a few of my friends hot chips. Afternoon snack and dinner were better, and I am having dessert tonight.

Wish me luck tomorrow. I want to finish assignment, visit my grandad and go to the gym/a run!

  
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BARCLE 8/1/2011 2:59PM

    emoticon I joined a gym a couple of weeks ago and it rocks~!! I am SO ready for Auckland in October emoticon

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CARLA-216 8/1/2011 12:06PM

    Hurray for getting to the boxing class!
Hope tomorrow's plans pan out for you.

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BALLERY 8/1/2011 8:53AM

    small steps! good for you ! Keep it up :)
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TENACIOUSTRISH 8/1/2011 3:14AM

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 8/1/2011 3:10AM

    Wishing you GREAT LUCK for tomorrow. Best wishes in reaching ALL of your goals.
HUGS
Pam

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August Goals

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Right, July was a write off. With my self imposed week off, my forced week off due to a lung inflamation, my holiday, my boyfriend in hospital and my stressful 2 weeks at uni I think I am forgiven!

August is a new month and I shall ease myself back into the spark lifestyle. Due to all my commitments I won't be exercising 5-6 times per week. 3-4 is more realistic, so that is my aim.

Goals:

emoticon Boxing once per week
emoticon Spinning once per week
emoticon Rookie 5K your way twice per week
emoticon Track every second day

Thats enough I think.

I start Monday, which happens to be the first of August. Wish me luck!

  
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CARLA-216 8/1/2011 12:05PM

    3-4 workouts/week is totally respectable!

Nice goals...good luck!

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PUFFPASTRY 7/31/2011 2:37AM

    I hear you loud and clear on the accumulation of stress and the need to say "OH, WHATEVER". I am right there with you. I will figure out my August goals after this &$^%ing play is written. Sigh. emoticon

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 7/30/2011 7:46AM

    These are good goals, and writing them down and sharing with others is a great step towards meeting them. Good Luck!

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Baby, it's cold outside

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

It is snowing over like 75% of the country. Not in Auckland though, its just colder than a witches. We got a 'sleety snow shower' in the Waitakere Ranges. NOT GOOD ENOUGH WEATHER! If you are going to make it this cold, I want snow!

So I am stuck under my laptop, which is full of assignments. I am also under a blanket and I have a cat who is sitting as close to me as she can get without being on me. The heater is on, which I hate, but my mother has a fit if she gets home and the heater is off, while I am wearing gloves, a hat and a snowsuit. Saving the environment, y'all.

In all seriousness, I have had a bad 24 hours. I went to see my Grandad (not in hospital!) yesterday. He is only not in hospital because he is stubborn and refused. He is in heart failure. The medication they are giving him is making him sick, so he isn't eating. This man can't weigh more then 45kg as it is, so him not eating is not good. The docs are playing around with his meds to see if they can ease the sickness, but the bottom line is that he has to take the medication.

I went over and showed him my holiday photos. He loved them and was telling me about when he was in Rarotonga, 60+ years ago! He asked if they have an airport yet, because they didn't when he was there. It was nice to sit and chat with him for a while, because we don't know how much longer he will be here for me to chat with. I told him that I want to get married next year and he better live long enough for that. He laughed and said he would try his best.

I am glad that I am 22, so I am old enough to appriciate the time I have left with him. My Poppa died when I was 12, so I didn't get the kind of quality time with him that I am getting with my grandad. Also, my Poppa died very suddenly. Like, my nana went to the store to get a few things and Poppa was alive. She came back and he was dead. Sudden. With Grandad we know that it is going to happen at some point, so we can make the most of the time we have left. That doesn't make it any easier though. I know he is old, but I have been able to tell myself that he is a tough old man, and he will be fine. Just last night my mum gave me a reality check about how long he actually has left, and I now have to start facing facts, and that is really hard.

Anyways, sorry that got all dark and deep, but its how I'm feeling right now.

  
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CARLA-216 8/1/2011 12:04PM

    So sorry to hear of your Grandad's declining health.

Ahh, being cold (but not tooooo cold) would be so nice right now! It has been very hot here in North Carolina for over two weeks now.

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KWRIGHT26 7/26/2011 10:01AM

    It's 104 here in Florida. It's okay right now because it's dark and cloudy and threatening rain, but without the clouds and with the humidity, the only creatures fit to be out are the mosquitoes.

I'm glad you're getting to appreciate time with your grandad. Don't apologize for blogging about rough stuff. If we all blogged about nothing but happy happy joy joy fun positive wonderful sunny things, this wouldn't be a support blog. I'm glad to hear he enjoyed your pictures, too! I'm going to have to find this place on a map. I have a purely American sense of geography, that is to say, none at all.

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SLIMMERKIWI 7/26/2011 4:38AM

    It's felt like snow north of Auckland, too, but didn't get any. I DO remember quite a few years ago it snowed in the Kaipara Hills out of Warkworth, and in the hills around Maungaturoto - out from the Brynderwyns. I have just finished putting an extra blanket on my bed - I was freezing this a.m. and so was hubby. I have seen him walk in the snow bare footed and with shorts and a tee shirt on and not feel the cold, and bitched at me because I was freezing!

I'm sorry to hear about your grandad. Unfortunately the only guaranteed thing in life once we are born, is that we will die. It sounds like your Grandad has had a fairly long life, and believe me, the elderly often accept what will eventually happen far more easily that a young person. I was a caregiver for the elderly and terminally ill, and noticed this on many occasions.

Take care,
Kris

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EUPHRATES 7/26/2011 3:36AM

    I know it probably sounds weird, but THANK you for blogging about the snow. :) We're having such a heat wave in the states, it's been unbearably hot...and your blog cooled me off. :)

Glad you got some good quality time with your Granddad - cherish it!


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Stress, in list form

Sunday, July 24, 2011

1. My grandad is sick. He may be getting admitted to hospital tomorrow. I'm scared. I love my grandad very much. He is old, nearly 85, and going in to hospital and being sick tends to be quite serious at that age. It may be selfish, but I want him at my wedding. I hope he will be OK

2. I have this resubmission due on Wednesday. I have worked Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and I have uni on Monday. That leaves Tueday to get this done. Not to mention my 10 other assignments that I haven't even looked at yet.

3. Mum has depression. It is 'flaring up' at the moment. Dealing with a parent with mental illness is stressful and time consuming. If I don't spend time with her, she thinks I don't love her, and spirals into a depressive state. My dad is away at the moment, so it is all on me.

4. No time to workout. My body is getting fat and weak again, but I literally have no time, not if I want to sleep 8 hours a night. I hope everything calms down soon.

  
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PUFFPASTRY 7/31/2011 3:19AM

    Oh, JessieJess! Somehow it'll all get evened out and things will get better. I've been living with that feeling of "I have so many deadline projects I am going to chew my own arm off from the pressure and exhaustion" for, like, years now, because I'm a writer and performer and am constantly having to get stories/performances/essays/writing
/group pieces/grants ready on schedules that I did not choose, and I hate it more than words can say. And the crazy thing is, I hated it when I was in SCHOOL, and I SWORE that when I was on my own and had my own free will, I would not EVER live that kind of due-date oriented life, and yet...HERE I AM! I don't know what the f*ck happened.

Anyway, try to just breathe deep, and if something needs to get thrown out for a while, like exercise, hey, it's okay -- it'll come back later, for sure. Hugs!!

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CARLA-216 7/25/2011 2:39PM

    I'm sorry so much is troubling you. Focus on the task at hand and things you can handle, and that's the best you can do. Sending big HUGS to you!


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BEANPOD77 7/24/2011 6:14PM

    Ahhh Jess..sorry to read of all you have on your plate..There are days when it just all gets on top of us , isn't there? Hang in there..Take one day at a time and tackle each challenge as best you can. I have a friend who has a saying I try to live by.."Dont borrow trouble"...so ...Get rest! Tackle the re-write here and there..Your grandpa is going to be in the best of care ..and if you dont take care of you..you can't help your mom or your grandpa..Wish I could help you more..
I LOVE your plan B...You come on over to Canada...got lots of room here for you..Its peak summer..the beach is hot, the water is cool and the sky is sunny :-)
Sending hugs your way!!

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NURSE_FAWN 7/24/2011 10:16AM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very stressful time. emoticon

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KARIDIAN1 7/24/2011 7:09AM

    I hope your Grandfather will be okay. And that you will be able to be there for your mom as well while your Dad is away. You have alot on your plate right now. Focus on taking care of yourself too.

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ANAJAK 7/24/2011 6:24AM

    Oh hon that is quite a list...

Sleep is definitely NO 1. You can re-firm your muscles again once things settle...

I have uni tomorrow too and only Tuesday to write so GO TEAM!!! (I am studying law remember - to me your topic sounds delightful!!)

I understand the mental health issues that can come from dealing with someone with mental health issues so just look after yourself ok? You sound like you already have a lot of emotions on the table right now xxx

I hope everything goes well for your GD tomorrow - thinking of ya heaps emoticon

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