Weight-loss Challenge Progress

Stage 1 - 4 kg down!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

P.S I'm sorry

I'm sorry if I have recently offended you. In some ways, I've turned into an old woman. I'm impatient and I'll tell you what I want, what I can do, what I can't do, and unfortunately, I might tell you what *you* should do. Don't worry, the fatigue affects my tongue as well.

To all those silly drivers that make me work harder to avoid smashing into them, I'm not sorry for beeping my horn, you annoy me.

To all the people writing documents, websites, announcements etc, the red squiggly line that appears underneath the word you've just typed indicates there could be a spelling mistake. OK?

To the people that tell me I need to do the dishes - says who?

To the people I have not seen, including my boss :( it's not by choice.

To the people that pick up my spelling mistakes, sshhhh!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Back to work - Partially

Yep - I'm getting sick of being sick.

A quick update - early November I was knocked down with glandular fever. Since then I haven't been able to get off the rollercoaster that keeps toying with me. I have good days and bad, and at the moment I don't trust a good day as the sign I'm hoping for that I can resume normal life.

Some cool things I have found out whilst being stuck in bed with a body that feels like it should be able to work, until I get out of bed;

1. Some things don't matter that much
Like a clean house. I love a clean house and like most, I hate cleaning. I hate even more, not being able to clean. I know I should do the dishes. I also know I will need to sit down while doing them and then rest afterwards.

2. Some things in life matter
I have gotten over the guilt of not doing things and have now started to enjoy my time off and getting to know the people that I have missed whilst running around like a headless chook. Enforced rest is not always bad.

3. Caffeine is my friend
I love it.

4. The internets are my friend (and yours too)
The ability to shop online means that I can now eat and play without leaving the house - groceries, clothes, jewellry, stock for the business, work plus all the other good time wasting things. I also managed to buy some new track wheels!!

5. The iPhone saved my life.
Love it, love it, love it. I thought the battery had karked it this morning - yikes - it's ok now tho :)

6. Things happen for a reason
Don't always like to believe in fate, kharma or luck. Sometimes you gotta roll with it though. I have learnt a lot about life, love and friendship and some very good things in my life might not have returned or would have taken a lot longer to happen if I hadn't taken a second look.

Lil j, one of my girls that keeps me sane

7. You have to listen to your body.
I could say a lot about managing fatigue, blah blah, but obviously I haven't quite figure that out fully. I do know what caffeine withdrawal, pain, fatigue, hunger etc do to my mood, my brain and me.

So, let's see what I can do and fingers crossed I'll have made some improvement with the next update.