I have been under a great deal of stress with long working hours, irregular meal times,(lack of food preparation time). and having MIL stay with us while she recuperates.
All this strain has seen me eating anything and everything. I know it is the silly season but I think I gave silly a new meaning with my feeding freanzy.
So today back to planning, tomorrow back to the gym and hopefully this rain will go away sometime soon so I can get out and walk again.
I have been reading your inspiring blogs for a fresh start and it has reached me dear friends so thanks for that.
Okay here is what I would like to achieve.
By April a loss of 10 kilos.
To do 30 minutes gym exercise daily (all I can fit in with working full time).
To be more focussed and more positive in what I put in my mouth. (That will be the challenge)
Ok now I have put this out in the open I am accountable.
Dear food angel please knock out of my hands any bad choices I make.
From the Devils Marbles we returned to Mt Isa and spent the night there. Got some great shots of the mine all lit up at night.
The next day took us on a journey through dinosaur country. That is areas of Australia that still have fossils being dug up. Some amazing rock formations. They looked like mirages on the horizon.
It was funny driving along these roads becausee very often we came across these street signs.
All the rain that had come down ensure all the bush flowers were out in bloom.
The storms experienced in the outback are very wild. Open spaces make the winds howl through and the thunder is so loud.
The rivers and gum trees were so wonderful to look at and made my soul so relaxed.
The dam at St George was overflowing so they were letting water out. What a sight.
The road trains we came across were amazing. The drivers have such good driving skills to drive on these roads that are only big enough for one truck and we were all sharing the road. Of course we smaller cars had to give way each time.
And then there was me with the ant hills and just enjoying the scenery.
So folks that is the abridged version of our holiday. There were 2500 photos all up but you have a fairly wide choice from our trip.
On the next leg we travelled to the Devils Marbles. What a magnificent place on the planet. Rich blue skies with a scattering of clouds and the most magnificent huge boulders one could imaging. We spoent hours walking around and admiring boulders teetering on top of one another.
Now the holiday is over, the washing and ironing is up to date and all is back to some form of normality - it is time to get back on track.
Not that I haven't tried while I was away. I did and that is why only 2 kilos crept on while we were gone. Reason - travelling in the car all day for very long distances. No time for real exercise. Walked whenever possible.
Now back on track with eating. Water was no problem whilst away.
Portion control will be my focus. Those country pubs serve meals to feed an army.
Already have been back to curves this morning and am moving, moving, moving.
As a child growing up in the 60's we learnt about the School of the Air formed to help children who live on outback stations, get an education. Back in those days it was done via long distance radio.
Last week we had the good fortune to sit through a science class held in the School of air.
The teacher has 2 computers - one is a blackboard and the other is their daily lesson. The teacher was conducting an experiment and it was unbelievable the enthusiam displayed by the children.
One of the children lives on a property that is 220,000,000 acres. No wonder he can't get to school on time - his motorbike (not horses anymore) runs out of fuel.
I must say I truly admire these dedicated teachers who have to conduct the same lesson 3 times a day to reach all the children. Lessons are prepared and posted in 2 week blocks and even assignments are completed.
To say i was excited is an understatement. Only in Australia would they come up with a solution to the tyranny of distance.
Two maybe three times a year the education department pays for them to come together for sporting gatherings and also to go on school camps.