But only because Wednesday was a holiday I'm sure.
ABOVE: I saw this photo on Facebook. It made me think of Mr Owen and his orange crocks! I wonder if his feet look like this? Trish?
ABOVE: this picture was on Facebook too. I'm like... REALLY? OMG, who would go out like this (apart from this woman of course!).
Now that I've finished assaulting your eyeballs... I will go and find something else to do!
Not sure what... but I feel the need to go out! Maybe I can drag Bex out to the little fabric shop I re-found yesterday!
Right. Today I am going to take a small step in the right direction. I am going to eat well. I will get some exercise. For TODAY. Just today. One day at a time.
IF I succeed for TODAY, I hope I will feel good about myself... so that tomorrow I can try to do it again.
I say TRY... because I really don't know if I can do this again. But I am finally ready to TRY.
My health is abysmal at the moment. AND I am 100% sure it is totally down to my weight.
It has been my nemesis since I was a teenager.
And it is killing me.
For so long I have not given a shit about myself. I have been living for my family, my life is not my own. Hasn't been for 34 years.
Maybe it is time I really DID try living for MYSELF (and my man). On a full time basis.
OK... I know I will still have to take care of the kids... but surely I can do that AND take care of myself?
I have heard my doctors say it over and over again. I WILL BE NO USE TO ANYONE IF I'M DEAD.
Apparently I am a ticking time bomb. Diabetes. High Blood Pressure. High Cholesterol. Stress. All the 'ingredients' of a heart attack waiting to happen.
I DO BELIEVE THE MESSAGE IS FINALLY SINKING IN.
Just took a few photos of Dante... so will share:
ABOVE: I'm having problems with my camera. Can you tell? The photos are not crisp and clear. Driving me bonkers.
On a happier note: Bex, Dante and I are off shopping. I am going to have sushi for lunch. That's healthy right?
Bex and I had a delightful time out and about today. We both bought some fabric and cute buttons:
ABOVE: Bex bought this little panel... well actually, it's not that little. She isn't sure what she will do with it yet, it can be a book, or a quilt, or even a wall hanging.
ABOVE: we both got buttons. How can you resist when they are that cute?
ABOVE: I got this panel, and some matching fabric too. I also am not sure what I will be doing with it, but it screams out 'QUILT'... so maybe it will become a quilt! Clearly I am still LOVING bright fabrics.
The place we got this fabric from is called 'The Crafty Needle' and it is situated at: Unit 6a, 5 Jack Conway Ave, Manukau. (it's off Cavendish Drive).
They also have classes there, and service Bernina Sewing Machines. YES, their fabrics are a bit more expensive than say, Spotlight, but you have to pay a bit extra to get fabrics you don't see in Spotlight eh?
Sushi. And only 4 pieces.
Tomorrow I will make my own.
Bex is down in the garage making more nursing pads ... and I'm gunna lie on the couch and relax until I have to make dinner.
Dinner tonight will be Lemon Chicken Stir Fry... with a few noodles. But not many. If I have to go on a healthy diet, the whole damn family will too! ♪♪ lah lah la la ♪♪ ...
KAREN: a walk? At 3 pm?
I didn't like our dinner. It just wasn't to my taste, I did eat some of the chicken though. I think everyone else kinda liked it. I had some watermelon for dessert. NOT that we have dessert that often.
End of Day: and I will be going to bed tonight feeling bloody good about my day. FOR A CHANGE.
Thanks for all the positive comments, they mean a lot to me.