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"You can have the results you say you want, or you can have all the reasons in the world why you can’t have them. But you can’t have both. Reasons or results. You get to choose."


Susan Carlson

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Sunday Updates

EXERCISE:
I have to separate exercise and weight loss in my head.  It has always been that way for me.
Exercise gives me many things:
  • Stress relief
  • Fitness
  • Strength
  • Health (eg lower blood pressure)

But let’s be honest, the amount I do is never going to burn significant calories.
The bonus for me is that I never have an urge to ‘rebel’ against exercise like I do healthy eating J

WATER:
I had a theory that my horrendous stomach spasms may be as simple as dehydration.  13 years of different theories (all proven wrong) had left me with no way of stopping them.  But... it seems to be working!  More water and my stomach settles.  I slept through the night and woke up spasm free!  Of course drinking more water has many benefits aside from being spasm free, but this is great incentive to drink plenty!

STRESS RELIEF:
Well Friday there was painting, and sleeping in, and the fabulous dinner at mums, and of course my hypnotherapy CD.

Saturday there was a 90 minute hot stone massage and a soak in the bath and some meditation/stretching (was meant to be just meditation but my cat was trying to join in and I kept giggling!)

Today so far there has been a walk of just over 2km to and around a small nature reserve near our house.  My first time there and it was lovely to walk through the bush.

My goal is to do at least one thing each day purely for stress relief.  Preferably two things, but one is ok as a start.  I will do some stretching later as that is the price for a nice walk J

LIFE:
Well my Dad and step Mum have sold their 100 acre farm and had an offer accepted on a house on 2.5 acres.  Their new house is much closer to where we live, and my step sister too.  Dad will find out in 2 weeks if the SIRT treatment for his cancer is an option.  To help them out and to say thanks for everything they do for us I am organising a working bee at the farm in a few weeks time.  They are both hoarders so there is a lot to clean up.  And so many people are really happy to have a way to do something for the two of them.

Our cat might also have cancer.  I am not coping well with anything cancer related given Dads situation.  And aside from that she is the most gorgeous cat.  I hope that the vet was mistaken.  If not then I may need to up the stress management!

Enough for today!

1 comments:

anne h said...

Poor Kitty -
I hope that all works out ok!
And for your Dad, too!
You are an insightful one - the water is a good thing!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Sunday Updates

EXERCISE:
I have to separate exercise and weight loss in my head.  It has always been that way for me.
Exercise gives me many things:
  • Stress relief
  • Fitness
  • Strength
  • Health (eg lower blood pressure)

But let’s be honest, the amount I do is never going to burn significant calories.
The bonus for me is that I never have an urge to ‘rebel’ against exercise like I do healthy eating J

WATER:
I had a theory that my horrendous stomach spasms may be as simple as dehydration.  13 years of different theories (all proven wrong) had left me with no way of stopping them.  But... it seems to be working!  More water and my stomach settles.  I slept through the night and woke up spasm free!  Of course drinking more water has many benefits aside from being spasm free, but this is great incentive to drink plenty!

STRESS RELIEF:
Well Friday there was painting, and sleeping in, and the fabulous dinner at mums, and of course my hypnotherapy CD.

Saturday there was a 90 minute hot stone massage and a soak in the bath and some meditation/stretching (was meant to be just meditation but my cat was trying to join in and I kept giggling!)

Today so far there has been a walk of just over 2km to and around a small nature reserve near our house.  My first time there and it was lovely to walk through the bush.

My goal is to do at least one thing each day purely for stress relief.  Preferably two things, but one is ok as a start.  I will do some stretching later as that is the price for a nice walk J

LIFE:
Well my Dad and step Mum have sold their 100 acre farm and had an offer accepted on a house on 2.5 acres.  Their new house is much closer to where we live, and my step sister too.  Dad will find out in 2 weeks if the SIRT treatment for his cancer is an option.  To help them out and to say thanks for everything they do for us I am organising a working bee at the farm in a few weeks time.  They are both hoarders so there is a lot to clean up.  And so many people are really happy to have a way to do something for the two of them.

Our cat might also have cancer.  I am not coping well with anything cancer related given Dads situation.  And aside from that she is the most gorgeous cat.  I hope that the vet was mistaken.  If not then I may need to up the stress management!

Enough for today!

1 comments:

anne h said...

Poor Kitty -
I hope that all works out ok!
And for your Dad, too!
You are an insightful one - the water is a good thing!