Sunday, June 29, 2008
After hearing this week that a friend of mine was not well and waiting for test results, I got to thinking about friends. We all have them, close ones, just say hi ones, ones you smile and wave at and these days "Internet" friends.
A lot of people like to dismiss those as nothing special or like to make people feel like losers for having them. I have even heard some say that people who spend time on the internet should get out of the house and meet some "real" people.
I love to meet all sorts of people, I talk to complete strangers in shopping centres, in hospitals all over the place and have never thought that it was strange, so why should I classify talking to people over the internet as strange. I only difference I can see between the two is that the latter are usually in another country and that, I think, is the best part.
I love the idea of "talking" to people from all over the world, I have friends in England, Canada, USA, Spain as well as here in Australia. They have a unique and different way of looking at things and problems, if I feel lousy or have had a crappy day they are always there to make me laugh and feel better. They help me if I need to find something, if I need information, or if I just want to say hi, what's going on.
I have met so many wonderful people here on Sparkpeople, ladies and gents, young people and some old farts like me and we all have the same thing in common, a need to be in contact with each other in some way. Sure we are here initially to lose weight, but the need to connect with others to share the journey is what keeps us here.
So to all the friends I have here, I send big hugs and kisses for making me laugh and feel like I'm not alone through the good and the lousy times and I hope that I can make at least one of you feel just as good at one time or another.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Reading the paper this week I read an article about "binge drinking", it seems our illustrious government has decreed that 4 standard drinks constitutes "binge drinking". It's official then 90% of Australia are "binge drinkers" and all because somebody with too much time on their hands has decided to lower the bar.
The same is happening with the "obesity epidemic". Good grief it sounds like a germ that you can get. Also in the paper were pictures of football players (six packs and rippling muscles) and according to the BMI they were "obese" Now don't get me wrong, I'm well aware that I need to lose weight and svelte is what I'm not but I detest the term "obese"
We have senators saying they are going to have to do something about the obese. Yeah like what? Stick us in the stocks, refuse us food that some sticky nose decides is not healthy, or maybe stick us in a compound behind a wall so we don't upset the sensibilities of the "normal" people. Who the hell do they think they are? I pay taxes and am a carer for 3 people (who I might say are what these people claim to be the correct size) and am the only healthy one in the family at the moment.
When I take my family members to hospital, I'm amazed at all the "normal" people in there getting treatment, I have never been in hospital and had to use an inhaler only after a particularly bad case of the 'flu. I am sick and tired of being labelled a drain on the health system because of my weight,
To all the politicians and wastes of skin out there, a pox on all your houses!!!
Geez, you reckon I'm pissed??
I'd just like to be able to eat normal food and not have to live on a lettuce leaf and a slice of tomato. If I stuffed my face with cakes and chocolate etc all day I could understand why I'm not losing weight, but as it stands at the moment, my family eat what they like and I put on the weight for them.
So after venting more than Mt St Helens I'd just like to tell all those interfering government numnuts to find something better to do, you know, like fixing the public transport or the public hospital system so that everyone is covered, do the job you are paid to do and stop stuffing around with rubbish that is none of your business.
Thanks to anyone who actually read this, I feel better already just by posting it.
Hope someone can see the funny side of this, I can to a degree.
Thursday, June 05, 2008
Not much happening on the weight front this week, nothing dropping off and nothing hopping on. Had a check up at the doctors and things are looking pretty good considering the lack of weight loss. My blood pressure has dropped (although I do think that it has a lot to do with menopausal symptoms disappearing) and I haven't had to use an inhaler for over six months. All in all the doc seemed pretty happy, he says when the hormones settle down I might see a change in metabolism, God I hope so. Things are picking up at home as well, Mum is looking much better, thanks to all who sent their best wishes.
Hope you have a chuckle at the funny this week, I had to edit out a swear word but I think that we can all imagine what he said.
Hope everybody has a great weekend.
PS The sleepies have disappeared as quickly as they came, at least I'm not snoozing all the time any more.
Saturday, May 31, 2008
For Gods' sake, somebody prod me, I can't seem to keep awake. I think I copped a dose of sleeping sickness from somewhere. By about 9.00pm every night my eyelids are closing (no, I'm not checking them for cracks!), it's embarrassing.
I would like this whole month to just get up and go away. What a stinker it has been, I haven't lost any weight, I don't seem to have the time to do anything, and every time I log on to do anything I can feel my eyes closing, it's enough to make you ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzz Oops sorry, dropped off again.
I've got to get some get up an go (I think mine has got up and gone). It doesn't help when the mornings are so cold all you want to do is turn over and think about getting up.
I'm so sorry if I haven't replied to people, when my internet explorer clags (and it's doing it more often lately) I just turn off the computer in total disgust (after questioning and abusing Bill Gates parentage, intelligence and usefulness etc).
I'm hoping to pick up soon and jump start my weight loss, goodness knows it needs it.
Till then, have a good one everyone
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Hi to all,
Well this has been such a crappy week to say the least.
My mum ( one of the people who I care for) has had a recurrence of a medical problem (Polymyalgia Rheumatica) which is an AutoImmune disease (like Lupus etc). It has flared up here and there and when it does it makes here extremely susceptible to piggyback problems. This time it was a fungal infection (she has had this before) needless to say the results were unpleasant for her and for those who look after her. Pleased to say, after much pushing on my behalf to the doctor, that she has now recovered and is on her way to better health.
I have to say I have been as busy as a one-legged man at a bum kicking contest. I log on, read my emails, try to say hi to a few people and post here and there then log off again. If I haven't replied to anyone, I have not forgotten, I will get there eventually.
I haven't weighed myself, but I fear that I may have put back on a pound or so. When you are tired, you seem to say that'll do as far as food and I have done just that, but I hope this week will be a little better and I can get back on track.
Fear not, I have mustered up another funny this week, so I hope we can all have a chuckle.
'Till next time
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