Saturday, December 20, 2014
This week I incorporated more exercise and food into my plan as per last weeks BMR calculation. With the limitations of my back and neck problems, I lowered my Zumba time and added longer walking sessions.
This felt great as the pains subsided quicker, such a relief. If you live with pain, you seem to carry on through it and then suffer so much you have to stop exercising for a time.
So I got on the scale today with some expectation of a loss, NO, it wasn't to be!!
Last week 76.3kgs
Gain of 0.1 kg
This week 76.4 kgs
I did increase muscle which is good, my verdict is to continue and see how I go.
I don't like eating too low and hope my body will rise to the increased eating of good solid nourishing food to drop some of the weight.
I'd be lying if I said I haven't eaten the odd candy cane, only two LOL a Christmas record!!!
I really want this...even stocked up on more salad and eggs to keep the good food coming.
There is more to life than this eating plan.
We don't have Thanksgiving so I find myself being very thankful at Christmas.
Have a wonderful Christmas, will catch up next Sunday.
Saturday, November 29, 2014
I flew out to New Zealand on the 12th of November, as my Dad was in hospital very ill. I arrived in his hometown on the 13th at 9:30 am and went to visit him in hospital. I spent the day with him and he was so happy to see me.
I was told on Tuesday he would not last and I know he waited for me to get there.
He passed away on Friday the 14th after being very ill for three weeks. He was buried on Monday the 17th and I gave the eulogy, I often think it a shame people can't be at their own funeral to see how many people they have actually impacted in their lives.
After Mum passed away in 2009, I stayed with Dad a while to help out and he told me so many things I had never heard before.
I passed these on to the others there and told of how he had impacted my life and what sort of a Dad he was to me.
Things were strained with my brothers but we worked together to make the funeral about Dad.
I wrote a sort of poem while I was away, I'd like to share with you
The Heads 2014
The waves crashed into the shore
Tumbling over rocks
Causing the buoys to rock back and forth, guiding the safest route across the Bar
The Gulls and seabirds playing high in the breeze and coming to land and preen on the grass
Squawking and chasing, returning to the pecking order lost at sea
The boats and tourist launches looked small and tossed like corks on the swells
Even in the midst of the action of the waves and the strength of the swell, the water lapped onto the beach peacefully, flowing in and out , soaking into the sands
Timber littered the shoreline, a testament to the high tides
Men fished and women sat in the sun
The breeze cooled the sunny morning
Cars came and went stopping to take in the sights
I sat amongst the ‘goings on’ taking it in and also lost in thoughts of a time gone by
Childhood images, feelings, emotions and also quietly joining in the proceedings
Seemingly reflecting the actions of the tides
Then drove back to my reality, dreams, thoughts, emotions put aside for now.
I won't be around for a little while till I have a rest from the travelling, we'll catch up soon.
Saturday, November 08, 2014
This week has been a real whirlwind of activity.
My Dad is very ill in hospital in New Zealand so I have been calling him, he was critical for a while with kidney and liver problems.
He could hardly talk and the fluid build up made every movement painful. I got DD (now a Doctor) to call and speak to his doctor and she said she was glad Bec called that day as she was very worried about him 2 days before.
Hubby had made arrangements for us to travel to a nearby town for my birthday and we set off on Wednesday and returned on Friday. Once we were out of our hometown the stress and concern seemed to melt away.
This is the view from our room, it was a cloudy few days but the temps were nice.
We went to the movies, had lunch one day in an heritage home, went shopping and visited the river fore shore where on another visit we saw dolphins, that day there was a pelican and an heron 'fishing' on the banks.
The hotel was called The Atrium as you can see quite lovely internal balconies and pools.
This is the inside roof.
The river where dolphins had been seen.
It was so lovely.
Saturday I went with DD to Ikea, having not been there before it was like Disneyland to me what an amazing 'village' with very careful thought put in to the dining and shopping needs of people and the transport of purchases to the vehicles. Loved it all.
We discussed my Dad and DD advised me to go see him whilst he was in hospital, it seemed a good suggestion with the not so great family history with my siblings so I changed some dollars and came home and bought a ticket to New Zealand for 2 days with one day either side for flying in and out.
I just have to hug him...
My weight went up with a lot of eating although I ate healthy choices they were all over my usual plate sizes so I'm up 1.6 kgs. On the up side NZ is cold compared with here so I hope I don't feel it so much :)
Have a wonderful week Sparkies and hug a parent or child!!
hugs to you
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