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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

Monday, September 27, 2010

Weekend wrap up

I have had a great weekend!

I worked late Friday and then DH took me to dinner before I went home.  We went to my favourite Vietnamese restaurant.

Saturday was the AFL Grand Final and my team (St Kilda Saints) was playing.  Mum and I headed to the game, very excited!  Got plenty of exercise as our seats were very high with a lot of stairs to get there (drinks and bathroom trips required going down and back up again)!
And after an emotional roller coaster of a game… it was a draw!  One of the many ways AFL is unique is that a grand final draw requires a rematch the following week.  So Mum and I will be back there next Saturday (and yes, we have had to purchase new tickets, but they are not as high this time!).  There has only been 3 draws in AFL/VFL grand final history.  So it was special… but also really frustrating and expensive!
You can see some of the photos of the day here.

Sunday was a gorgeous spring day, sunshine and mild temperatures.  We headed out to Bunnings (a large Australian hardware store) to look at the price of carpet.  We are planning on making our mark on our very bland house and have spent the past few weekends deciding on paint colours and getting sample pots.  The blue carpet in the lounge really didn’t fit our schemes, and the wood flooring we wanted was more than we could afford right now.  We were happy to be patient and look at alternatives.  We had other rooms to ‘do’ in the meantime.  Anyway… Bunnings had gorgeous solid oak flooring on sale for half price as it was no longer being stocked!  And they had enough for our room!  It will be delivered Tuesday but we are still deciding if we should get it professionally laid.  If we do it ourselves it will be a while away as our weekends are pretty full for the next few months!
Sunday afternoon saw me painting the iron bed that is in our spare room.  I have sprayed on 3 coats (1 of primer, 2 of paint) so far, but will need another.  It is quite amazing how much my arm aches after holding the spray can nozzle for that many coats!  My MIL arrives in less than 2 weeks and I want her room to be great when she does.  Last year we had only been in the house a month and while she was perfectly happy, I want her room to be more special this time.  She stays 5 weeks each year so it is important to me that she has a lovely place to sleep.  Nobody else uses that room as it has a king single and most guests prefer the queen in the other spare room.  I have also done a painting for her room and will ensure she has things to make her stay comfortable.  I am completely aware that I am doing this because it makes me feel good to make my MIL feel special!  She would be happy sleeping anywhere.

Once more this morning I was up at 6 with no issues.  My husband is still in shock at this new me!  To be honest so am I!  I did core, yoga and stretching today.  I plan to do push-ups, sit-ups, yoga and stretching tomorrow.  I have to confess that today I read the last of Stephen King’s “Under the Dome” instead of doing my makeup and getting the earlier train…  I was too tired to keep reading last night… but I did make sure I exercised first this morning!

I am happy to report a new lowest weight for 2010, although when I posted it on my page I noticed I have lost a mere 0.5kg in 3 months!  Better than a gain and I think my reduced dairy diet will speed up the losses over the next few weeks anyway.  To be honest, a loss with zero deprivation, restriction, counting or exercise is actually quite good!

Ok, enough of this marathon post.  Have a lovely Monday.

2 comments:

anne h said...

Monday already?
Who knew?
A good loss.
Congrats!

Veenz Potter said...

Hey Fionna

I used to do yoga also and trust me its 100% effective. Dont stop it abruptly when u loose weight because the flab returnes if you do that(personal experience)

keep it going :) all the very best

Monday, September 27, 2010

Weekend wrap up

I have had a great weekend!

I worked late Friday and then DH took me to dinner before I went home.  We went to my favourite Vietnamese restaurant.

Saturday was the AFL Grand Final and my team (St Kilda Saints) was playing.  Mum and I headed to the game, very excited!  Got plenty of exercise as our seats were very high with a lot of stairs to get there (drinks and bathroom trips required going down and back up again)!
And after an emotional roller coaster of a game… it was a draw!  One of the many ways AFL is unique is that a grand final draw requires a rematch the following week.  So Mum and I will be back there next Saturday (and yes, we have had to purchase new tickets, but they are not as high this time!).  There has only been 3 draws in AFL/VFL grand final history.  So it was special… but also really frustrating and expensive!
You can see some of the photos of the day here.

Sunday was a gorgeous spring day, sunshine and mild temperatures.  We headed out to Bunnings (a large Australian hardware store) to look at the price of carpet.  We are planning on making our mark on our very bland house and have spent the past few weekends deciding on paint colours and getting sample pots.  The blue carpet in the lounge really didn’t fit our schemes, and the wood flooring we wanted was more than we could afford right now.  We were happy to be patient and look at alternatives.  We had other rooms to ‘do’ in the meantime.  Anyway… Bunnings had gorgeous solid oak flooring on sale for half price as it was no longer being stocked!  And they had enough for our room!  It will be delivered Tuesday but we are still deciding if we should get it professionally laid.  If we do it ourselves it will be a while away as our weekends are pretty full for the next few months!
Sunday afternoon saw me painting the iron bed that is in our spare room.  I have sprayed on 3 coats (1 of primer, 2 of paint) so far, but will need another.  It is quite amazing how much my arm aches after holding the spray can nozzle for that many coats!  My MIL arrives in less than 2 weeks and I want her room to be great when she does.  Last year we had only been in the house a month and while she was perfectly happy, I want her room to be more special this time.  She stays 5 weeks each year so it is important to me that she has a lovely place to sleep.  Nobody else uses that room as it has a king single and most guests prefer the queen in the other spare room.  I have also done a painting for her room and will ensure she has things to make her stay comfortable.  I am completely aware that I am doing this because it makes me feel good to make my MIL feel special!  She would be happy sleeping anywhere.

Once more this morning I was up at 6 with no issues.  My husband is still in shock at this new me!  To be honest so am I!  I did core, yoga and stretching today.  I plan to do push-ups, sit-ups, yoga and stretching tomorrow.  I have to confess that today I read the last of Stephen King’s “Under the Dome” instead of doing my makeup and getting the earlier train…  I was too tired to keep reading last night… but I did make sure I exercised first this morning!

I am happy to report a new lowest weight for 2010, although when I posted it on my page I noticed I have lost a mere 0.5kg in 3 months!  Better than a gain and I think my reduced dairy diet will speed up the losses over the next few weeks anyway.  To be honest, a loss with zero deprivation, restriction, counting or exercise is actually quite good!

Ok, enough of this marathon post.  Have a lovely Monday.

2 comments:

anne h said...

Monday already?
Who knew?
A good loss.
Congrats!

Veenz Potter said...

Hey Fionna

I used to do yoga also and trust me its 100% effective. Dont stop it abruptly when u loose weight because the flab returnes if you do that(personal experience)

keep it going :) all the very best