Monday, April 13, 2009

Real names revealed

So was going through my unread items for the blogs I follow, and I came across Everyday Stranger's last post.

Reading away, and came to the following line:

"Angus and Helen, as you know them, are no more."

My heart took an instant dive, I was sure at that point that they had split up.

But no, to my very great surprise, Helen revealed their real names!

Alistair and Shannon

Alistair suits him down to the ground, very good English name, it suits him very well.

As for Shannon, so pleased to know her real name. Mind you, it is going to take a while for me to rewire my head to think of her as Shannon, instead of Helen. I've been reading her blog for years now, and it's fairly well ingrained that her name is Helen.

So hats off to you Shannon, thanks for sharing.

From across the other side of the world

It blows my mind how fast the internet can be. I was just on Facebook having a lovely chat with Amanda. So, she's in America, I'm in Australia, we've never actually met, but there we were chatting away in real time, quite happily, about the merits of Twilight, and the movie/actors. Very cool indeed.

You know what? I think this internet thingy may take off, it seems quite popular! :)


Not sure how I managed it, but I didn't gain any weight this week.

Weight: 52.4 kgs
Waist measurement: 72cm

Now I know for a fact that my calorie intake was way more than my calorie output, so this doesn't actually make sense that I didn't gain this week. I'm not unhappy about it, by any means, just a little confused. Maybe I was eating too little in the past, will have to keep an eye on this.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

All or nothing

I'm an all or nothing kinda person. I recognise this is not the best thing, but the middle ground is a place I tend not to be.

I've just had the last week off. During that week, what I chose to eat and drink was not the best. Lots of bacon and eggs for breakfast, a couple of fish and chips meals, a pizza meal. There have been some healthy meals (yummy stir fry cooked by B last night), but not enough. I am capable of doing better, and I will endeavour to do so.

And the drinking ... oh dear. Way too much, too many days in a row.

Each week on a Monday morning I weigh myself, and take a waist measurement. It will be interesting to see what it is tomorrow. I am determined to get back on the straight and narrow. It will be done, I am capable of it for sure.

Instead of beating myself up about the past week, I am looking at what I can learn from it. I need to figure out what triggers me, and put into place better ways of dealing with it.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Back to the real world

So we got back from our holiday to Terrigal yesterday. We had some good weather, some good food, some good company, some good views from out hotel room:

We met up with B's cousin and family for dinner one night and I caught up the next morning with B's cousin as well. It was great to catch up, with them living on the Central Coast we don't get to see each other often.

Friday, April 3, 2009

TBL Season 7 Episode 14

Man, what an episode of The Biggest Loser this week. I felt so so sorry for Nicole. She put in an absolutely awesome effort to lose 87lbs at home, then she only got to come back into the house for one week. No one, least of all herself, expected her to put on 5lbs when she weighed in.

But as soon as that number came up on the scale, I knew she was gone. Everyone there was so threatened by what she did at home, there was just no chance they would let her stay.

And man, I feel for Tara, she seems to be unravelling massively. When they showed her talking to Nicole whilst they were out walking, she was just talking a mile a minute, no wonder Nicole felt a bit overwhelmed. Jillian put it best though when she told Tara she was being manic. There seemed to be positive signs though when Tara was talking to Jillian, looks like she is finally starting to open up to her. Let's hope that Jillian can help her pull herself together. If she does, then I reckon Tara will be the next winner of The Biggest Loser.

Work week done!

After a ten hour day, finished up work just after 6 today. Stupidly busy day, way too much had to get done. I got the must do stuff done, but there was still more I should have done. Ah well, c'est la vie.

Thank goodness it's the weekend now, Friday night and I am tired. Got a busy weekend planned, then off to Terrigal for next week.

Tomorrow have a session with my trainer at 7.30 for an hour, then B and I are off to the races! I bought a new dress from DFO a few weeks ago, especially for the races, will have to post pics. Me in a dress is not something that is seen very often, maybe once a decade lol.

Then on Sunday we are going to the zoo! Yay! I've been wanting to go for ages, so really looking forward to it.

Weekend, here we come! :)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Holidays very soon

Work was just crazy busy today, I'm going on leave for a week next week, and all the things I'd been procrastinating about at work have come back to haunt me ... gaaaah!

So, it was in early today, work back a bit tonight, will be going in early again tomorrow, and hoping not to have to work back too late as well. At least by this time tomorrow I'll be certain to be needing a holiday :)

Nice thing is that end of next week is Easter so I get the public holidays tacked onto my annual leave, making for more time off work, yay!

B and I are heading to Terrigal for a few days, to celebrate our 8th wedding anniversary. We'll also be catching up with a cousin of B's and her family which will be great, we always have fun when we see them. His cousin is such a lovely lady, I'm lucky to have her as a good friend as well as a relative. She has to have one of the biggest hearts, I swear. And she is good to share a glass of wine, or two, or three with ... lol.

Will be good to relax, can't wait.