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Week 72 but first I digress....!!!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Hi everyone,

So...last night was the rugby first test between the British/Irish Lions and the Australian Wallabies. I have been waiting so long as they have been here since the start of June and played State games but I have no Foxtel ...boo hoo...:( so it has been a waiting game till the Tests started.

When I grew up in New Zealand my Mum and Dad loved the rugby, we would go to local games and watch with the proverbial meat pie clutched in our little cold hands. Rugby is played in winter ...neither sleet nor snow nor rain nor lightning storm will ever stop it!!!

We lived in a beachside town and watched the 'big' games or TESTS on the TV. We would sit 'glued to the set' for the 80 mins it took to play , only when an advertisement came on did someone rush out to make a cup of tea :) New Zealand was such a small country but the men had huge hearts for it and would battle all comers with gusto. We would stand when the anthem was played, and smile when the haka was boomed out over the field. The All Blacks had to come up with new ways to pass the ball and get round this mighty opposition from lands far away.We would yell at the referee and boo any 'bad plays' or punches thrown by the players.

As a child I loved these winter days, and sometimes nights. So even as an 'old ' adult I still get those same feelings whenever rugby is on TV. The Wallabies are a great team, but they are not the All Blacks and to me don't have the same flair taken from having to come up with passes and plays that would astound larger teams.

So with all that history coursing through my veins and being the only 'sport nut' in the family I set myself up with a cuppa and a blanket and watched the game. I yelled at the referee and made a new cuppa at half time. I felt so sad for the young boy who missed his two goals and the FOUR Wallabies who had to be carried off on stretchers!!! One of the Lions shielded the 'downed man' Wallaby who was unconscious till the other men stopped play. Great work!!! The Lions were huge men, but great players, their tactics were well practised and they led at half time.
The Wallabies fought back in the 2nd half and came within 2 points of winning in the last two minutes of play, when they were given a penalty...they chose to kick for goal to get the extra points... a new kicker came forward ... he lined up and ran at the ball ...just as he kicked ...he slipped...and the ball went off to the side...argh!!!!!

It was fantastic!!! I can't wait till the 2nd test :)

So back to this week, I ate cake... yes cake... two humungous pieces on Friday and Saturday that DD bought. Two layers of sponge, chocolate cream frosting between and layered over the top and sides. There was white chocolate spirals on top with strawberries (ah some fruit!!!). It must have been 6 inches high. But oh was it good.
I had already eaten higher calories this week and had gone up nearly half a kilo but I just added it to the tracker and was glad to be honest and not cheat (which I have done in the past).

This morning the 'guilt hit as it is weigh in day...but I thought I ate it I'll have to pay now.'

Surprise!!!!! I lost 0.4 over the week and am a new all time LOW of 73.6 kgs.

Ha ha honesty pay off this week.

Disclaimer...:) I do not recommend cake as a 'weight loss tool' and no animals were hurt in the making of this weeks blog!!!

So onward and downward for next week.

Thanks for wading through my ramblings and leaving a comment, it's a privilege to have people care enough to do it for me.

Next weeks priority is the 2nd test on Saturday...oops I mean 'eating great and exercising...'!!!!

Hope your week is filled with nostalgia ...the good kind...and happy days!!!
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CLPURNELL 6/27/2013 11:16PM

    Awesome Job on the weight loss!!! I love rugby! I am still trying to follow all the rules but it is a great game!

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KAREN91 6/24/2013 10:41AM

    Christine, It was fun hearing how you watched sports as a child. I know very little about your country it was nice to hear a little about it. emoticon on the weight loss! You are probably exercising enough to eat cake and still lose. I've been losing again too! emoticon emoticon

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SILVERWITCH59 6/23/2013 4:47PM

    Sounds like fun. I did not grow up into a sport orientated family so I have never really gotten the excitement . Even when I go to games I feel like an outsider. It is a very interesting culture. I caught a small glimpse as my youngest was growing up he play every sport but excelled at baseball. I was always so proud of him. But still never really fit in. LOL

I also have been keeping myself accountable for my over indulgences. I often think from time to time they do help with weight lose as long as we do not make a habit of it. everything in moderation ;) Thanks for you wonderful blog :) emoticon

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DEBBYFROMMT 6/23/2013 9:13AM

    What a great sport! I wish we got it up here. I enjoy hockey and baseball. (Not much of a football fan)

I would love to get back down to visit your country! And take in a rugby game there!

Congrats on the weight loss (I promise I won't eat cake to lose weight! LOL!!) emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KING_SLAYER 6/23/2013 12:13AM

    I enjoyed your tale of growing up with rugby, sounds the same as growing up with (American) football here. It's funny how you described the end of the game... with anew kicker coming and slipping as he kicked the ball. I have a few friends on Face book that are from Australia and they're mostly in their early to mid 20's. Several of them were ranting about the guy slipping on the kick, what an arse he was, etc. You tell the story much more like an adult, with understanding while they tel it like petulant children, upset that they didn't get their way!

And grats on the loss for the week, you did better than I!!!

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