May 7, 2011

REALLY, ANY NEED?!?!?......So I wake up at 2 am and I was awake until at least 4.30 am. Well 4.30 am was the time I last looked at the clock… This has happened once to many times.……Then I wake up and it’s raining…while I know water does not hurt, wont melt me…( I wish!!!) I am not off walking in the rain here!!! I am not in a very happy moody today; I am already trying to plan when I can add my nap to the day.

Yesterday was a good day…I spoke with Wellies, hopefully meeting up when we are in the UK.
Starting my day with laughter at 6.30 am…well it puts a positive start to the day. Hoping you had a wonderful birthday Wellies!!!
Then I drove to IKEA with GL as she needed something, and I found a butcher block standy thingy …on sale…well on sale with at least another 20 other ones, and I wanted the one right in the middle, it was the lightest colour and, well just and I liked it!…GL wanted one as well….will all this fit in your car she asked…hummmm you bet!!!!!!
Then I spoke with Mo3G which also made my day.

J also thought he lost his new phone…any need…it was found! I am thinking @@@@ how are we going to get a new one…will we need yet ANOTHER contract, will we just have to buy a new phone…Hope G has time to sort this out, because as the phone is in G’s name ONLY G can sort this out…ARRRGGGHHHHHH

So this dreary Saturday raining morning we headed off to get J some clothes. We came away with 3 items… Only 3 items, I mean come on any need!!!!!! Everything he tried was too small or too big…Wherever did the days go where I went and bought his clothes and he just accepted what I bought???

No walking yesterday, no junk food yesterday, just too busy…to little time with too much to do….Lets all rolls eyes at that last sentence..
Well and the fact no junk food that I wanted in the house….no idea what I wanted but we never had it in the fridge….not even the British chocolate could tempt me!

Right off to moan about something verbally, not sure yet what I will moan about or to whom I will moan to but I will sort that minor detail out ASAP

May 5, 2011

10 followers, go me! Thank you for being a follower…I love it!!!!
Well actually one of the followers is me….I seen I had 2 new followers and I was checking out the followers bit of the blog and I now seem to be following myself……So I actually only have 9 followers……

Well…thought I was doing great on this new health kick…(which is NOT a diet!!!)
Walked for an hour yesterday morning with G and Mrs. H, at one point I thought I was close to passing out…..Heart about to explode out of my chest, ears pounding and just plain old out of breathe…but I battled…seeing we had done a over a 2 mile walked helped at the end of it.
No sodas have been drunk…constantly filling up the fridge with water (well somebody is because I always find a nice stash of cold bottles) A health lunch…some fruit mid afternoon….
Then BAM I cooked roast dinner last night….I did actually make less roast potatoes than I normally would and I also ate most of them…see the problem is I LOVE roast potatoes and gravy, I don’t need everything else just those two and I am happy….I know I could have had has less spuds, I know I could have made instant gravy instead of homemade, from the meat tray…I know I could have gone without roast spuds…But I couldn’t I am addicted to potatoes…I love them!!! Plain and simple, I love potatoes…there I have said it for the world to know….But I got up this morning weighted and I had actually lost a tiny bit of weight…not much but something…..Yaaaayyyyyy!!!!!!
Know I know you’re not meant to weigh yourself everyday…but if I am putting myself through hell everyday I think I am entitled to weigh everyday!!!
……………….So not only did I eat a roast dinner….Sorry I mean potatoes and gravy, I also had chocolate…
J had a box of Milk tray…he opened them up and said you can all the ones I don’t want!!! Lovely….
So he passes me the Turkish delight…I ate 2, while I can convince myself they were small…it was still chocolate…he then passes me the chocolate with nuts….which I pass straight on to G. J then goes and carries on with what he is doing as am looking at that box of choccies….He has had may be 3-4 chocolates and he is finished…I mean WOW what self discipline… I would have finished off the box completely before anyone even checked out the pictures on the box to see what each chocolate was…
So I am thinking hummm…do I really want that chocolate…. Well actually yes I did…but I went and boiled the kettle and had a 40 calorie mint hot chocolate instead!
Thank goodness I am seeing Dan the man today!!!

I still have that paper crunching sound in my neck, I am still swooping my neck at an angle when needing to move my, people are doing to be thinking she on something…Yes I am, 40 calorie hot chocolate!!!

I need to go to the local electric shop today…hopefully G will come because I want him to pay!!!!

May 4, 2011

Yesterday I did 2 walks…both over a mile each…in fact the morning one was 1.6 miles….know while this doesn’t sound a lot to most people this is like walking up Fuji for me carrying a whole regiments backpack/rucksacks

G says come on lets go for lunch…so off we head, G orders soup….now I have ordered a drink I don’t need another one as well…because soup is just a hot drink right…I know unless I have a loaf of bread with that soup I am going to absolutely starving within an hour….So I look at the menu again and think hummmm so I settled on a kids portion of cottage pie with steamed veggies….It was perfect actually…when it came out I thought Oh that’s it?!? It was a good size actually with these two long green things as part of the steamed veggies...So I look at the broccoli and cauliflower and think ok normal, what the heck are these…So I picked one up, waved it in the direction of one of my ‘word for friends’ opponents and was like what the hell is this…Lady fingers she said…actually when covered with cottage pie they were very nice nice…they tasted of cottage pie so no problem!

So while waiting for Mrs. H do my 2nd walk I turned my neck to the right and heard a horrible noise, turned my head to the left and the same horrible noise, like paper crunching is the only way to describe it. Put my neck up and down no noise…just looked stupid!
So out comes the smart phone for my own online diagnoses…seems nothing really wrong just bumpy something or others….I called a place that speaks English who had no idea what it could be because I have no pain..So ok!!!

J came home yesterday with a migraine, I had received a message beforehand so knew to expect this. So when he walked through the door I could see straight away it was not good. (Poor kid can’t lie to me even if he wanted to with those eyes) He lay on the sofa ,was a sleep in 5 minutes, woke up took a tablet/pill was sick and went straight back to sleep…poor kid never even made it to dinner.

Spoke with Yeti Moo yesterday which is always lovely. Just remembered I never emailed here what I was meant to…ok shall be doing that right after I post this post…..
It’s amazing what you remember at the strangest of times, things from years and years ago.
I have been having the strangest flash backs about the silliest things….just for what seems like no reason. I was remembering something I had bought for my Nan one Christmas….no idea why this came into my head yesterday as I am not Christmas shopping….
Like know I suddenly remembered that book I want to write….guess how much I have written down since I mentioned it…Nothing….I mean I find it hard enough at times to write on here…no mind a book…
The life and times of WelshWendy the Expat….who had trouble identifying certain veggies including aladies finger….Dont think even the great, great, great grandkids will even want to read it when it is uncovered under a pile of 90’s clothes…..

I am sat here moving my neck from side to side hoping the paper crunching sound has gone….If I move my head like a horse slightly down a fraction, then come up in a slow swooping motion it seems less of a sound…..I mean ANY NEED?

May 3, 2011

Holy Molie this walking lark is a killer on the calves. To say it is painful is an understatement. Monday I was up and walking at 7.30 am, I would have loved to been out there walking at 6.00am but after falling asleep at around 8.15 pm waking up at 11.45 not being able to sleep until after 3 am….well it sort of put the blockers on the 6.30 walk….but I was up dressed and out walking at 8.50 this morning. G joined me this morning; we walked 30 minutes and did 1.33miles. Not a huge amount of walking but for me I could be walking up Everest! It is killing me and my legs.
I did think I might even muster up the courage to battle the pain and go for another walk that evening, but it never happened….
Then finding a message saying I had inspired somebody to do some fitness them self, so this made me feel fab….Don’t think I have ever inspired anybody to do anything before.

Sunday was our first ‘Food Fair’ at school. I had heard about the fair….I heard how awesome it was and the food would be great, drinks and great atmosphere. Well we were NOT disappointed.
The weather forecast was for rain. The rain actually held off until the very end of the fair….Thank you Mother Nature!
I was going to helping in the café, the night before I read an email which said black or dark clothes (now all the emails might have said that but I had not read them properly I am sure!)
Well I have a black knitted sweater…That is NOT light weight and I love wearing in the middle of artic winters!
Everyone was dressed up as asked or for the countries they were representing … the music from the kids was awesome, the amount of people were unbelievable…… Trying to get to the Aussie/New Zealand stall for a pie was a nightmare (I am sure the fire safety officer would shut it down in most…but that nightmare was so worth the walk against the crowd! That meat pie ROCKED!!!! Really sooooo good! ….(as I have wrote above about my walking to get fit, I know tell you about the meat pie, but as I had a job and a half to get to the meat pie I am sure I worked off all the calories before I ate the pie…..)
We arrived about 9.30 am and left just before 4.30 pm, we watched the stalls sell out of food…even the pub announced they only had 3 beers left….which went really quickly!
They event was awesome!

G is off this week, so yesterday (Monday) G and I went out to lunch, J was having none of it. So off we set for an Indian…would we go to my favourite or his….we headed in the direction of his fav place (g was driving), but I was told that we were going to my fav place….but we still kept going in the direction of his) so I said come on let’s just go to yours….well we were at the entrance of the car park for the place!
G prefers his Indian to mine because he says it is tastier, which translated means it will burn your mouth and your stomach will feel like it has had a hole burned into it….Give me a butter chicken or pasander any day. We get back home and I am reading my book, when G says I am going to the gym you coming…..I have just had a curry, my stomach is making nosiest sounds that could be heard the other side of the park..hummm what do you think…I mean I have walked already this morning!
So then I remember my NEW HEATHIER life style, also the fact I had inspired somebody….Arrggghhhhhh I mean REALLY, ANY NEED?!?!?
So off we head to the gym for my 2nd round of exercise. So I did a little of this and a little of that….
I did what Dan the man had showed me and I was out of there!!!!!

I believe G and I will be out walking this morning after J has gone to school. I am soooo looking forward to another day of painful calve muscles...NOT!!!!!!
Today I got on the scales and weight and I have lost 1/2kg…go me…no I am not going to treat myself to a nice big cake to say well done me, I am off to finish yet ANOTHER bottle of water and have my lovel tasteless cereal….what a great start to the day!