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Sunday, February 14, 2010

I just receive3d my dvd from Amazon "Walk your belly flat" and cannnot
wait to try it. I had it 2 weeks ago and it was faulty so they have sent a replacement. I wll let you know how I go...

Phew, I did the 4 mile walk and I just love this and hopefully I can stick to it and try to do it twice a day as I went window shopping for clothes yesterday and just got into such a "hate my body and shape" and now realising that saying it is not going to solve anything and I just have to get serious and EXERCISE.

No use putting it off - my knee hurts, my back hurts and lately it has been too hot to exercise.

It is time to take action now and I am confident that my new exercise buddy will help me. I just need to start liking me and stop the feeling sorry for myself attitude.

I have to remember that I am a good human being and I deserve to be who I want to be.

It's all up to me. With this new spark, I want to again thank all my Sparkies for their support.

Today is the start of Lent so it will help the body with a de-tox as well as I will give up dairy and meat. I will add pulses and other foods to compensate. The oldies knew what they were talking about way back then. Eating food as close to nature as possible.

Even if I don't lose weight I will at least be a whole lot healthier and yeah to that.

Am I making sense at all? I will leave this blog for about a week and see what the results are.

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KLEONIKI 2/16/2010 6:20PM

    O.k. Goanna go for it!
De-tox, exercise, loving yourself, liking yourself.
Walking will do the trick! emoticon

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JACM22000 2/16/2010 1:12PM

  I love walking. Keep it up and enjoy the payoffs!

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PATTYSH 2/15/2010 8:59AM

    Start each day looking in the mirror and repeat a positive statement about yourself. Make this a streak for yourself, and track it. You need to stop beating yourself up, and you're the only one who can do that. All around you are people who like and love you, so its time that you do, also!

Start today!

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MUSIC66 2/15/2010 3:58AM

    IT was hot here today it was 33 today .

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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/14/2010 10:17PM

    Good luck with your new walking program!!! emoticon

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ANNFELIX 2/14/2010 10:04PM

  It is good that you are back to walking. It is the very best.

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

My friend and I are going to the beach and I will forget the usual
excuse that I don't look good in a swimsuit and say who cares?

I will swim as I need the exercise and it is a great way to spend the day.

At least I will try and convince my friend to join Spark and start on a
healthier way of eating. I showed her how I navigate so I will now try
and get her to jump on board.

Now I am off to practise my monologue for Drama next week.

I am going to make spanakorizo (spinach and rice ) as it is healthy
and low cal and my friend wanted something Greek, and always with a salad.

I plan to watch the Olympics when I get home from the beach as I got very emotional watching the Opening Ceremony. Canada was my home for 15
years and I still feel I belong and will have mixed feelings when it comes to cheering on the Aussies or the Canadians!


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SAM60SUMTHINK 2/14/2010 6:53PM

    Hope you had a wonderful time at the beach relaxing, Anna! It would be a joy for you to share SP with your friend!

Hope the Drama monologue goes well! Have a GREAT week!

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    I love the beach and would be right out there with you.

I hope your friend will join. The more the merrier.

Have fun!!

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Back to work

Friday, February 12, 2010

I am suddenly finding myself overwhelmed at the workload and starting
to doubt that I can actually get it all done.

I started learning a monologue (for drama) and found it is too short as it
has to be 3 -4 minutes and now am stressed to find a new one to learn and that makes me go into emotional eating mode.

Stop there lady and don't get so negative. Just one thing at a time.

Went to see the play last night and because Iwas so tired can't think of anything to write about it.

Never mind, I am going to switch off the tv and buzz around and do some physical activity and the housework is a good place to start I suppose.

I have made a decision that lunch will be the biggest fresh salad I can muster and try to be a bit more positive and not dwell ona any one thing and just take a deep breath and just start on one thing, take a break and do something else.

Any other study tips from anyone would be greatly appreciated.

I feel working, study and the volunteering is getting on top of my time and have to make some changes, but I don't want to give anything up.

Advice please as I feel I am going to fall into the downward spiral of helplessness again and start eating, getting depressed etc and the ever ending circle of never getting out of it.

Oh my God I finally put it down in writing and will now take a good long, hard look at myself and already I am thinking that the meditating deep breath has helped.

Am I making any sense?
Ah well I feel better now and will go and have some of the nice sald and work it off,

Thanks for listening everybody.


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    I often struggle with similar problems. You need to set limits and make a schedule. Don't allow activities to consume your life. Allocate your scheduled time to that activity and more on.

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Friday, February 05, 2010

Had a good week but am sore because my shoulder is playing up and
cannot move it from side to side or upwards.

Must've been the weeding, so now have to rest I suppose.

Last night was so muggy and humid and it is now as well. Unbelievable
really after all the rain we've had. I have just done a load of washing and am debaing whether to get my son to hang it out or just put it on the airer inside.

Terrible to think that I won't be able to use my right arm but I think it is one way of getting DS to do some work around the house.

Let me see: vacuuming needs doing, as well as windows and of course the blinds...
Poor me but on the other hand I can just do treadmill and watch him burn up his unwanted calories.

It is going to be a good weekend after all

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ANEPANALIPTI 2/11/2010 4:59PM

    Thanks for the support girl! WELL GET THROUGH IT!

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KLEONIKI 2/7/2010 10:48AM

    dear Goanna,
take care of your shoulder
i am sending you an information i found more than useful and more than once.
Is an EXCELLENT book with rehab and prev. pilates exercises and at least it helped me cured my sore shoulder a few years ago.I have bought it at Amazon.

Sports Pilates: How to Prevent and Overcome Sports Injuries by Paul Massey MCSP
Permalink: http://amzn.com/1903116988


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    Sorry about that shoulder. Rest and a heating pas should help.

I push my son to help out here all the time. It's good for him. LOL.

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KISHEGER 2/5/2010 8:27PM

    Hope your shoulder gets better soon. Yes, make the best of it. DS can help. You need it.

All the best,

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SHIRLEYSAUL 2/5/2010 8:25PM

    I hope your shoulder feels better soon!

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SLIMMERJESSE 2/5/2010 6:38PM

    Have a wonderful weekend and hope the shoulder feels better soon.

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End of the holidays

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Tomorrow is a big day as I have set myself a goal to start tracking food and to help my son eat healthier.

I may not be online too much as study starts to get serious again and I want to keep up with the Honours marks, and that means working hard. I will hopefully motivate my son to work hard as well in his business studies.

Am enjoying the rainy weather and some are saying the monsoonal rains are here and there have been some places with flooding.

I can now hopefully get into a routine and focus on other things and hopefully stay on track with food and exercise.

I have still not posted photos so hopefully we can work on that new skill.
Have a good week everyone.
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MUSIC66 2/4/2010 12:09AM

    good luck with your studies.

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    I want to wish you luck with the food tracker, your son's diet, your studies, and your son's studies. If you have time drop us a line and let us know you are okay. I will miss you.

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ANEPANALIPTI 1/31/2010 4:42PM

    Looking forward to it! :D

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PATTYSH 1/31/2010 8:31AM

    Good luck to you! Try to post when you can so we know how you're doing!

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THOMS1 1/31/2010 6:59AM

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