Tuesday, October 12, 2010
I am not a happy lady, I am lying in bed, having had a horrible night, and morning, because of food poisoning. We had mussels last night, and one must have been off. Without going into too much detail, for those of you of a sensitive nature, let's just say that the water is only now staying down, and having been a mum I know how to treat what could be considered as a grown ups equivelant of nappy rush.
I had plenty of time to think, becasue I didn't dare go to sleep, and in anycase, I was just too sore.
I thought of all my friends and family who are undergoing chemeo at the moment , and how awful it must be to get the sickies, even if it is long term good. Of those, I thought of those in remission, Choc, and my niece, Charlotte, I thought of Joyce, second round of cancer, and this time it's terminal...... I thought of all those people I don't know who are suffering in one way or another.
And I had another strand of thought.
What is food poisoning?And why does the body react in such a way?
Well, duh, it's sort of clear, the body is trying to get rid of the poison as quickly as possible. In a sense, a very real sense, I abused my body last night. I fed it something toxic; really toxic!
And my body rejected it.
I thought of other things that I feed my body, that maybe aren't so toxic, that the response is not immediate elimination......and excess is included here. I thought about what is good for my body, and what isn't (oh we had the classic "moules frites" so double whammy)
So whilst it was really really horid, I'm not going to be completely negative, I learned a lesson the hard way.
I need to respect my body a bit more.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
The scale is not showing a huge difference; however, Jacques says he can feel the change.
Many years ago, when I was quite slim, my then toddler said "Mummy's got a wobbly botty" well, it wobbles a lot more now......but hopefully it's beginning to firm up a litte. No pictures here!
What I am doing is trying to incorporate as many random acts of fitness into my day.
At the moment, as I am typing, I have my legs crossed at the ankles, and I am rocking gently; I then do it the other side.
One of my problems is shin splints, I have huge calves
no, not this kind(this is why some people have problems learning English)
a bit more like this
where I would really like to be like this
Now, working my lower leg muscles will help, and I can do all sorts of things sitting down
I can do alphabet toes
I can do seated leg extensions www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis
I can do my kegels
(believe me, the other images were not suitable for a family site)
and I can quite simply pull in my tummy.......looking forward to it being like that really!
And all of these are just sitting down!
I'm sure that there are more......I'm having fun finding them!
Sunday, September 12, 2010
This week has not been bad, I have stayed within my calorie range most days, and even those that I didn't I recorded. That is a big change, because I was having to actually face up to my sidetrackings
Now, I like the word sidetrack, because it is not as negative as some others, such as failures
No sidetrack has a different ring to it, if I am sidetracked it doesn't mean that I won't reach my destination, it means that it will take me longer
I don't actually stop and give up, I keep going, and I might even have some interesting experiences on the side track,
So my road may be long and winding,
however, I'll keep going!
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
I started again, again on Monday....this is Wednesday....that makes it day 3, no? Well, yes, because 1+1+1=3. That's not rocket science, it's not even maths, it's basic arithmetic, just addition, and single digits, the singlest one in fact.
However, I have a little problem with that...you see, any time I "fall off the wagon"
or am, for example just plain ill
I have to return to go,
back to zero
So I've decided to do it differently, every day will be ONE and sometimes it will be plus.....so today it will be one plus two, because I have had two successful days....and it will always be plus, because I will always put whatever streaks I have had in, just to remind me of what success I have had... so...let us imagine, that I have 2 weeks, and then a little hiccup, I'll start at one again, plus a zero, plus the 14 for the previous streak.....and zero plus zero always makes zero, so it doesn't change the principle when I start again. So I might end up with 1 plus 3 plus 14........
Anyway, there is a certain logic to it, at least to me.
I'll just see how it goes now!
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