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  • Hey, you're alive!! Happy to have you back, regardless of whatever path you're on.

    Sucks that you're still having issues with mom and brother, I had hoped that would have all been settled, but what the hell can you do with family?? Glad you and the fireman are happy despite all that.

    I agree with Em, you should stick around.
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    • Hi Suse - I'm happy that you're around, too. I started a new journal - I'll be 50 soon, and had some slippage in the eating area. Strangely motivating to have a milestone birthday just around the corner . . . Do stick around, if only to tell us how happy you are!! can't argue with that!
      Started Feb 18 2011

      Tried basic primal and almost everything else in pursuit of IBS control, mood stability, and weight loss.

      Journalling here

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      • Originally posted by Jac View Post
        I started a new journal
        Well thanks for telling me!! Harumph.... sulk.....
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        • Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
          Hey, you're alive!! Happy to have you back, regardless of whatever path you're on.

          Sucks that you're still having issues with mom and brother, I had hoped that would have all been settled, but what the hell can you do with family?? Glad you and the fireman are happy despite all that.

          I agree with Em, you should stick around.
          +1!
          "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
          "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
          "Moderation sucks." Suse
          "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
          "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


          Winencandy

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          • Ok, I am completely useless. I think I'm back and then I disappear again. Sorry about that. Life feels busy, but not really.

            So lots has been going on, I've turned 50! And I've been on the big trip to Hong Kong, England, France (including Paris), and Rarotonga. And while I was away, the fireman and I got engaged!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In Paris!!!!!! Yes about time!

            I just feel completely like I am off the wagon. My weight has been pretty stable though. Before I left to go on holiday, I was around 55 kg, which isnt too bad. I would say 54kg is what I view as my ideal, happy weight. On return from holiday, I weighed in at a bit over 57kg but dropped a kilo pretty much immediately as soon as bread was off the menu! (OMG french bread...croissants... oh boy... and lets not even begin to mention how much champagne I drank!!! )

            One thing I did notice that my body felt tighter after all the walking we did, so I really need to try and get with the program, exercise wise. I have now ditched my carpark in town and am taking the train to work so that involves a little bit of a walk. Once the summer comes along properly I will try to do a lot more walking. It has pretty muched rain solid since we got home though (10 days ago)

            Of course now I am back at work and slipping into old and BAD habits... getting a sausage roll for morning tea, devouring a chocolate bar after lunch. aaaaggggh. Not really that happy in my job. I feel like I need a major life change, but god knows what to do.

            Anyway, I have thought from time to time, I really must get back into getting on here and doing my journal, it is so good to keep you focussed. And even though I have been absent, I've missed my main readers, Greenspout and Winencandy and Nourishedem and Jac!!! (and everyone else too but that's just off the top of my head) So I am going to try to a little more regular again.

            Now then, I need to set some goals.

            Oh by the way, I have found a new low alcohol wine. Brilliant stuff...

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            • Hi Suse!! Engaged in Paris . . . . I'm on the countdown to my 50th, and getting that restless feeling of wanting to do something different, too. Needing to make money is the biggest pain in the arse, ever. Lol.
              Started Feb 18 2011

              Tried basic primal and almost everything else in pursuit of IBS control, mood stability, and weight loss.

              Journalling here

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              • Hooray, Suse is back .

                Engaged? In Paris? And more travel? Most excellent. And low alcohol wine? Do tell.

                Yes, you should continue the walking. How's the frozen shoulder been?

                I'm looking forward to seeing you back around more regularly (than every 6 months, heheheh).
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                • Cool. Travels sound awesome.

                  I don't know where you are located (i keep forgetting), but i'm getting together a tough mudder group (to do yoga and parkour as the training and monthly primal pot-lucks after a two hour yoga/parkour training!) to do Melbourne 2014.

                  Yeah! you could join!

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                  • Thanks for the welcome back. I dont feel like I deserve it.

                    uggh, I am feeling hideous today. I think I have probably got a bad case of the post holiday blues. I feel utterly depressed, have just bitten off all my fingernails, eaten a LOAD of crap and had half a bottle of wine (low alcohol though ) I am not enjoying my job at all. I wish I could be one of those people that absolutely loves what they do. I dont even know what I want to do! Blah... I am feeling not so good today.

                    Anyway. I shall tell some stories about my holiday to make me feel better.

                    We loved staying in the south of france. We found a lovely property that we rented in Valbonne for a week. It is a gorgeous old village, about half an hour away from Nice and such a nice spot to tootle around the sights to. One day we went to St Tropez which was probably our longest trip, about an hour and a half on the motorway. Ahhh there is something lovely about being able to go topless... and the fireman wasnt complaining about it either I actually had a dip in the Mediterranean, it was lovely. I'm not much of a one to go in the sea (ever since I saw the movie Jaws, I've had a thing) but I thought this was worth it.

                    Anyway, some goals... ummmmm. I dont think I'm quite ready. I do feel like I am nearly at the bottom and ready to claw my way out. I guess I could think about a wedding and getting my self sorted for that. Hmmm that seems a long way off yet though.

                    Zoebird, I am in Auckland. so you are a tough mudder now... when I was doing bootcamp (waaaaaaaaaaaaaay back when) I thought about doing the tough guy/girl mud run in Rotorua, but i am such a wimp when it comes to being cold and wet! Good for you. YOu are always so motivated and on to it.

                    Before I went away I did buy myself some new running/walking shoes.. they havent had much of an outing yet. I need to get with it. I also bought a ridiculously expensive running skirt which is very cute and even a new sports bra. I just need a new top to go with everything and I'll be set .

                    Greenspout, my shoulder is still playing up. I tried my kettleball when I got back from holiday as one thing I noticed in my photos was that my arms look kind of flabby. But one morning on the kettleball and my shoulder just started getting the niggle again. My original frozen shoulder is mostly fine, but I've never really regained full use of movement, I'd say 95%. This is the other shoulder that started playing up about a year ago. I think I might go back and re-read some of my early posts to see what I was doing. Some fish oils to reduce inflammation might be a good thing. Also, I am consuming waaaaaaaaaay too much sugar at the moment. I'm probably having at least 8 cups of tea a day with a teaspoon of sugar, and then add in the chocolate and the wine... oh dear....

                    Jac, 50!!! I so didnt want mine to happen but when I finally embraced it and threw a party it was brilliant. Yeah I totally here you on the money thing. God if I could just win the bloody lotto....

                    Anyway, sorry I'm a little bit whingy tonight. I'll try and improve this mood of mine for next time. Nice to be back.

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                    • Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                      Hooray, Suse is back .

                      Engaged? In Paris? And more travel? Most excellent. And low alcohol wine? Do tell.

                      Yes, you should continue the walking. How's the frozen shoulder been?

                      I'm looking forward to seeing you back around more regularly (than every 6 months, heheheh).
                      What she said

                      Originally posted by Suse View Post
                      Before I went away I did buy myself some new running/walking shoes.. they havent had much of an outing yet. I need to get with it. I also bought a ridiculously expensive running skirt which is very cute and even a new sports bra. I just need a new top to go with everything and I'll be set .
                      It's important to look good while you walk

                      Nice to see you back
                      "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                      "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                      "Moderation sucks." Suse
                      "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                      "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


                      Winencandy

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                      • Hi Suze, Gwamma here, another Kiwi. I didn't recognise you sorry, but after reading the last couple of pages, thats cos you have been galavanting around the world. Good for you !!!!
                        Congratulations on your engagement and wonderful finding all these great Kiwis.
                        and yes I wear a skirt over my running trousers - i love them, cos it hides my buttox. Yours sound alot smaller than mine !!!!
                        anyway I look forward to reading more about your adventures
                        G
                        "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

                        ...small steps....

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                        • yeah, we're doing the tough guy/gal as a warm up, and then the mudder after. I'm psyched about it.

                          it will make roller derby harder, but DH and I talked about having me continue to NSO next year while things get underway with the business (again, it's growing! yay!), and then allow me to run a mudder crew with the parkour kid that I'm working with. So, that's derby for now, and maybe the year after that i can look into actually officiating.

                          yeah. my plan to train on the cold/wet is to jump in the harbor.

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                          • HI Gwamma, thanks for stopping by!

                            ooooh zoebird, I think you may be insane . Good to hear your biz is still on the up and up.

                            Slightly better day today. No wonder I have been on a choc binge and grumpy, time of the month.

                            It's thursday so the fireman and I went to our local pub tonight after work (loyalty night, cheap beer!!!) We shared some fries and I had a wine but it was incredibly loud and noisy there so we didnt stay past 1 drink. I'd said something to the fireman about lacking spontaneity so when we got home he suddenly decided we should go out and check out a bar/tapas restaurant that I had mentioned about taking his daughter to on her birthday. Ok, you dont need to ask me twice. Luckily this was in our entertainment book so 25% off. we shared some lovely scallops with bacon, lemon and pea, some lamb meatballs in a nice rich tomatoey sauce and these rather yummy deep fried feta and mozarella balls with a honey sauce. Delish. And I had a nice glass of my 2nd favourite wine to wash it down So it turned into a date night which was lovely.

                            At the moment I'm listening to him snore unbelievably loudly in the next room. Seems hard to believe but his snoring has gotten worse since he had his sinuses operated on. Oh yeah, that happened during my MDA hiatus. Poor thing ended up with an infection and I had to rush him back to the hospital about a week after his op, very scary, never seen him so sick. Anyway, we saw the surgeon the other day and he said he's never had anyone get worse after the op, there is apparently a 15% chance that the snoring stops. Nope. We are now talking about the fireman having a UPPP and tonsillectomy. The UPPP reshapes the uvuvula or something, and they will also do some work on lasering the soft palate. Again no guarantees, but the surgeon doesnt think it will make it worse. god forbid, I dont know how it could get worse. You're probably wondering how we managed on our trip away. Sleepiing tablets!!! I hate them but they were the answer when we were in hotels. We did rent a 2 bed villa in southern france so had a good week drug free and in Rarotonga we also had a 2 bed villa.

                            Anyway a couple of photos... me having a read in the shade at our villa and me having our first breakfast (bacon, eggs and champagne! perfect)
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                            • crikey a week has passed since I last posted. Hmmm I'm not doing well at all at gettng back on the bandwagon. Food has been pretty shoddy I have to admit.

                              Last night I went out with my work colleagues and got completely hammered, have had almighty hangover all day which can only be resolved with coke. 2 cokes to be exact and a burger and chips for lunch

                              I've also got very sore quads, we had a fire drill at work at the beginning of the week... seriously walking down 23 flights of stairs in heels is HARD work. ouch.

                              I need to start changing my eating habits back to how I used to be and I really need to keep up with some exercise. My nicely rounded butt from all the walking while away appears to be flattening out again. bah humbug.

                              Had a bit of a scare tonight, Leo fell out of the car (I think he slipped cause it was wet as he was jumping out). Yelped and then had a seizure. He's had a little seizure once before - I wasnt sure if it was cramp or what, but it is bloody scary. Poor little guy. Anyway I eventually calmed him down, lots of stroking, carried him upstairs and just tried to straighten him out a bit. I will go and see the vet about it I think. It could just be muscular but as I say, this is the 2nd time I've seen this and it freaks me out. I've got my friends dog staying with me tonight as she has fallen off a horse and broken her arm and is up at the hospital waiting for xrays and all that palaver. Just as well the fireman is at work as he would not be coping with 3 dogs, not to mention me freaking out.

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                              • Oh no!
                                Poor Leo
                                Poor Suse

                                How is he feeling now?
                                "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                                "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                                "Moderation sucks." Suse
                                "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                                "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


                                Winencandy

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