I have a doctor's appointment sometime today... I can't remember when, so will give them a call at 9 am to find out.
It's just my 3 monthly check up. Probably be over in 5 minutes flat.
After that Bex and I are going to David's Emporium... I think she wants more wool and bits 'n' bobs for her crocheting. She's going great guns on it.
Luckily I have no desire to pick up a crochet hook!
I am really enjoying my sewing.
BLONDIE: my Dresden Plate Quilt is on hold for a couple of days longer as I have an unexpected project to whip up and get off before a friend's birthday.
THEN I shall get right back into it. I have no plans to put it aside again. It is TOP OF MY TO DO LIST.
And I can't wait to see it on my bed. *squeals* It is going to look lovely.
Ummm... the only other thing I want to do while out is pick up a Sports top for Brylee. I finally know her 'House' colour: PURPLE.
DIET: DISMAL. I think since Christmas I've put on about 5 kilos! What the hell am I thinking?
Chocolate. It's evil. And I can't seem to get enough. I put it down to mood. And, when I see a gain on the scales, I get grumpy and think.. 'So what, who really cares?'.
Well, I do care. But my resolve fluctuates. Every night I go to bed with all the motivation in the world to do better the next day. Next day... one slip and I am all "Oh well, in for a penny, in for a pound".
And the heat, hot flushes and mid afternoon sugar lows send me off the wagon BIG TIME.
Low blood sugars send me into a really bad state: Shaking, sweating, feeling like I'm going to throw up, faint... the list goes on. So, I grab something high in carbs or sugar and about half an hour later I'm feeling good again!
But really, I need to work out how to keep my blood sugar levels up/level, without having to eat crap.
Planning. I think I need to sit down and work out exactly what I am going to consume each day, have it in the fridge/pantry and STICK TO IT. Count points/calories maybe?
And... get more exercise! While I love my sewing, it's not doing a bloody thing for my level of fitness. I need to dedicate at least an hour a day to fitness. An hour is surely doable!
Right, now that I've made you read all that, I better go and do something... hang some washing I think.
Well...... doctor visit went OK-ish. My blood pressure is way too high, my blood sugar levels are way too high, and I have pure chocolate running through my veins.
They have changed the blood pressure medication to a patch I have to wear constantly. On me shoulder. Here's hoping I don't get a reaction to it.
I've got to go back if I feel dizzy (it can happen apparently), and in two weeks I must get me blood pressure checked again.
While out I also got Brylee's Sports Shirt... size small ... which is going to SWAMP her cos it's so big! Nice colour though:
Bex and I are now waiting for Dante to wake up so we can go down to David's Emporium, and the supermarket.
I'm going to get some rice crackers for myself, and have them instead of bread. I have been having too much bread lately too.
And spaghetti. WAY too much spaghetti! I love spaghetti as much as I love chocolate.
But, while I was sitting at the Doctors I kept thinking... all my health issues (well, most of them) are totally down to weight, and stupid food choices.
And ya know what? I CAN do something about that. It is totally in my hands, and I am going to stop self-sabotaging and get on with turning it around again. We all know I can do it. I just have to prove it.
We went shopping.
ABOVE: Coupled with what we already had, I'm pretty sure I have enough crackers for now!
ABOVE: This is as close to chocolate as I'm going to get from now on. I shall use this cute little melamine tray for my crackers.
Bex and I just had lunch, late again. I had a small assortment of crackers, some sliced ham and cheese (very little cheese) and Tomato Relish. And I feel just fine.
I can't wait until that 'good' feeling comes back.
You know, the one where you actually feel you LIKE yourself again.
And I want my bra to stop trying to cut me in half!
ABOVE: I 'doctored' a box for Dante to play with... he didn't like it on his head, but he did like putting his most favourite soft toy in it. He is really loving his dog right now.
ABOVE: yeah thanks for that Bex! I love you too. Sneaky girl, taking a most unflattering photo of me! AND she put it on her Facebook too.
I will get her back ...eventually. *smiles*
EXCUSE THE BAD LANGUAGE TO FOLLOW:
FUCK FUKKITY FUCK!!! My goddam bloody sewing machine has broken down again. OMG I want to smash it with a sledge hammer.
One minute it's sewing perfectly, then it decides to sew backwards, or in the same place... and no matter what I do, it won't sew properly.
So, I'm using my 'spare' little Brother machine now.
Taking the bloody mega expensive, piss poor excuse of a sewing machine BACK to the repair shop tomorrow.
I am so angry right now I could scream ...
End of Day: I'm still seething with anger over my sewing machine. My LEMON.
Dinner tonight was lamb chop casserole and veges. It was very nice.