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Ouchy

So, I joined the gym after a 3 month gap. It wasn’t too bad going back, and I’ve been plodding along quite well for the last few weeks. However, I did something silly. I got bored of my program and got the gym guy (highly technical term, I know) to change it for me.

So good so far, that doesn’t sound too bad, does it? I went to the gym this afternoon, and now my shoulder makes weird crunchy noises. I am currently ignoring it, but it has prevented me from crocheting tonight, which for some reason, has stressed me a bit.

I’ve been crocheting quite a bit of late:

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I did that last night, it’s not my pattern, I was pattern testing for someone on Instagram. Which is kinda cool, as it wasn’t my normal thing to make. I make this kind of stuff normally:

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I also liked a drawing my 3 year old did of my baby so much that I had to make it…

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Ok, so maybe a couple of nights off won’t actually kill me? I’m back at work after baby and think that the lack of free time is what has caused me to be doing more – when you have less free time, you don’t waste a minute of it!

Anyway, speaking of work, I have to go there tomorrow and I’m tired.

Goodnight folks!

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Today sucks

So… There have been some issues recently which meant stuff changed. Over the last three weeks I ditched Zumba and Pilates. And even the gym for a bit. I didn’t want to, but I couldn’t keep paying for stuff when we can’t afford it. So.. There you have it. I got back to the gym a couple of times this week, but my program (and reduced price) ends on Tuesday. So, that’ll be the end of that for the foreseeable future.

The thing is… Something I hadn’t expected had happened… I’d actually started to enjoy going to the gym (I know, it’s hard to believe). Once I got past the boredom bit, me and my iPod were quite enjoying the time together. We’d made a new playlist and everything.

Anyway.. Enough with the depressingness (new word- I think I like it). I’m going to have a cup of tea and I’ll speak write type to you all later.

Plans for the day include laundry… A trip out to buy some birthday gifts and possibly see the festive lights in the park. There’s some kind of ‘glowing orb’ visiting tonight, if it’s any good I may post pictures.

Bananas and herbal tea

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I just dug out my laptop, thinking it’d be nicer to type on. And I could listen to music too. After forty minutes of arguing with it, I have succeeded in emptying the recycle bin. So now I’m back to an iPod/iPhone combo. Apple have won again!

Anyway, bananas and herbal tea have been the theme for the weekend, as I found out on Friday that I’d put on 4lbs in a week and a half. Not exactly going well with the weight loss thing. But I’m not gonna dwell on negatives! Maybe I’ll have something positive to report on weigh-day-Wednesday?

Last weekend, I dragged family to local park to take part in a local ‘big walk’, we did a health walk. Husband didn’t want to be there and pointed that out almost continuously, and toddler ‘wasn’t tired’ but needed to be carried half way round, despite that, I enjoyed it. And toddler was happy with his medal.

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It did reinforce my family’s, (well my husband’s really), version of supporting me. It’s very much ‘do want you want, as long as I’m not involved’, but such is life! Anyway, it’s a nice park, and it wasn’t too cold. The walk leaders were people who knew the park really well, so we learnt stuff on the way – who knew there was a bed of chamomile there?

So, now I’m listening to some Sam Baker. Highly recommended, if you’ve never heard of him. Not like anything else I listen too. A little sad sometimes too, but sometimes it’s nice to listen to something that isn’t as cheerful, it puts stuff into perspective.

Well, before I get too maudlin, and turn this into a pitiful rant…. I’m not gonna go on about things that are in my head too much, a lot of them should stay there. But I will pose a question instead, if that’s ok – why would a husband tell a lie about where he had been and who he’d been with? (The presumption here is that nothing sinister is going on).

I think I should maybe quit while I’m ahead, good night folks xxx

We are the sleepyheads

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Well, everyone but me is asleep. And that photo was actually from last night. That’s what happens when my husband drinks too much.

We’ve had an ok weekend, it rained on saturday, and husband was at work in the morning, so me and big kid built a den in my bedroom. Little kid cut his second tooth, he wasn’t impressed with the den. Yesterday we bought a £1.99 kite and flew it on the cliff tops (carefully, and away from the edge!). It was surprisingly good for a cheap kite.

Big kid stayed at his grandparents’ last night, and husband went out and drank a lot. Then came home and played human pinball (imagine drunk person bouncing off every available surface).

Today we went to an engine museum. That’s really all I knew about it till we got there. I knew it was having a steam day today, and that it was free. It turned out to be a water pumping station, built in 1869, that the water board have kept in working order to let people come and see it. It was really interesting, but a bit terrifying at the same time!! I’m a little scared of heights, some bits made me nervous.

I think it’s cool, because their isn’t much like that around anymore, it’s nice to show the kids something that works, instead of trying to explain how it would work. And a very nice man (it’s staffed by volunteers) explained how it works, I bought a leaflet, so I can show big kid.

It’s at Ryhope Engine Museum, if you fancy a look.

There was a blacksmith there too, and he made a shovel, I was very impressed. It’s a beautiful building, and I wish I’d managed to get better pictures.

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Husband has been working overtime recently, due me shortly being at the bit of maternity leave where your wages stop. This has given me time to have a go at some crochet again. I shall soon be overrun with random bags I never use! Tonight’s project was ‘playing with hairpin lace’, I managed 2 rows and joined them up (but you’ll have to imagine them, as it’s too dark for a photo, and everyone’s asleep).

I think I’ll try and join them! Night night folks xx

Oh. Nearly forgot to report the ‘being healthy’ progress! Went to gym Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and ached today. Been reasonably good food wise, but did have sweeties today. Bad me! Right, really off to kip now, am due an early morning wake up call from little one.

I don’t tell Facebook I’ve been to the gym

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I think most people do. If my ‘friends’ on facebook are anything to go by. By ‘friends’ I mean, in large, a bunch of people I haven’t seen since I left school/college/uni/college again.

But, I can’t really be moral about that, because I always mention it here instead.

So, anyway… Guess where I’ve just been?

I’m still alive, although my arms were struggling with the weights bit. I did worse than last time, at that bit, I thought you were supposed to get better! So, I’m now sitting in the car on my inlaws’ driveway as my husband has gone into retrieve the kids (this is where they’ve been while I’ve been at the gym, as husband has been at work).

Poorly Sick

So, since the last time I posted, big kid got poorly sick. Properly. This is unusual, although he has his fair share of coughs and colds, he’s rarely actually ill.

This led to a bit lot more staying in the house, and a little lot more snacks and bad stuff. So… I went to the gym yesterday, first day on weights (scary). Did ok, survived and felt fine. Husband started work at lunchtime, so brought the kids home and fed the baby (big one still not well), then I got a migraine. Recently, I’ve been having different migraines, ophthalmic ones, which was a bit unnerving until I googled it to find out it’s nothing to panic about!

However, it didn’t go away, I got worse and worse, ending up moving the kids into my bed, so we could all lie down. Big kid took this opportunity to start getting better, and got lively again. I ended up dizzy and faint, and husband had to come home. I felt awful (literally) and awful (guilty) as he’d had to leave work, but I physically couldn’t get up and move round properly.

Hoping this was a one off!!! Not letting it put me off. Had a rest day today, went to fat class, lost 1lb. Not great, but better than I expected. We learnt about labelling today, and basically how most of the when you pick something because it says ‘diet’ or ‘light’ it’s not that good. I was surprised by how much sugar was in cereal bars!! Haven’t eaten them since I was pregnant, but I won’t be eating them again!

Back to the gym tomorrow. Afternoon this time, and I’ll drink lots more, as that seems to be the key. I get migraines for eyesight (all good, fairly new glasses), blood pressure (currently behaving) and dehydration (doh!).

Fairly easy to fix though, that’s a good thing. Well, I need to sleep. G’night folks! Good luck to anyone braving anything new tomorrow xx

It’s a biscuity kinda day…

So far today, I have eaten 2 weetabix, some vegetable crisps and 5 digestive biscuits. I feel sick. I won’t be getting out for a walk, as my big kid is ill.

Not going well, come back resolve! I need you! Where has motivation gone??

On another note – I sent his to my husband at work, it about sums up my day so far:

Mammy day care would like to point out that sick Toddlers and one toothed vampire babies are not accepted in day care. Sick toddler is either hot or cold and is residing on the sofa, refusing to let mammy leave. Whilst vampire baby was being put to bed for biting people and extreme tiredness, sick toddler’s toe was bitten by a passing cat. Cat has been ejected, no injuries or tears, cat not told off as possibly self defence.

I should change that to probably self defence though!

Annual Haircut and falling off the wagon

So, today I got my haircut. All my money seems to disappear, so I don’t ever often have spare money. So I get it cut as short as possible (so I can still tie it up though, important with small kids). That way it doesn’t get too long. My hair is still at the falling-out-having-just-had-a-baby stage. Hair dresser gave advice – good shampoo, and brush gently.

My mother bought me new conditioner after finding out I had just bought wilkinsons own brand. Well, it was on offer!!

Food wise, the day started well, with porridge and banana. Then it got a little bit bad, at starbucks… I’d like to think a skinny latte isn’t that bad!

Then my mam and stepdad took me out for lunch… I had decide if I was being bad or good.

My logic is this: if I deny myself treats for my birthday (i really don’t ever go out normally), then I’ll be demoralised and less likely to continue. That’s me excuse anyway!

So… A half pint of lager, cheese and bean toastie and chips, skinny latte number 2 and cupcake later…. Then pizza and an icecream for tea. It looks worse in writing!

Back on the wagon tomorrow!!!!!

Husband wants to join me, so we’ll see how that works out for us (hopefully better, as we’ll motivate each other to be good).

In other news, I bought a wine home brew kit for my husband. It was £3. Let’s see what happens with that too.

So, I had a nice day out, no kids for the first time since baba was born, husband enjoyed being trusted with both kids for the first time too. Although I was happy to see that he looked slightly relieved when I got back.

I bought a kids introduction to phonics today as well, it wasn’t how I learnt to read, and I think I need to understand it before my kid starts learning it! You wouldn’t believe I was a qualified teacher, would you?

I’m gonna drink some wine now, and not the tiny weeny glass I had last night! Well, only 2 days of my 20s left!

Trying to get back on track

I decided to be all sensible today, so…

Shredded wheat and dried cranberries for breakfast
Whole wheat noodles, onion, sweet corn, quorn pieces and tomato purée for lunch
Egg noodles, a quorn burger and fruit salad for tea

Then husband hands me a bloody icecream (boo!)

So, beginner Zumba and abs, buns and thighs DVDs later… I feel a bit sick now though!

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My folder from weight loss group. Wear fit, in Sunderland… Get it?

Someone tell me it’ll be worth it in the end…