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Tuesday, 13 November 2012

I am still on my paleo challenge, about 27 days to go. It can not go fast enough. I'm over it. I'd like to eat normal food, not make 2 different types of dinner, eat something the kids can eat and not spend a fortune on food. While it's a healthy choice, this paleo challenge, it's EXPENSIVE.

So I eat a lot of repetitive foods and left overs. Its cheaper that way.

I am looking forward to chocolate, pizza, a normal biscuit etc, even white potato.

There are some things that I will continue to eat. Like granola. OMG. That stuff is awesome.

Friday, 9 November 2012

Challenge accepted!

Last week - remember ... when I ran 2 laps unbroken at the gym?? Well, this week, I ran 3 laps unbroken. Something I never thought I could do. That's 1.2km, people! Took me forever, and I wanted to quit before the 2nd lap began, but didn't because, well, I don't know why. Probably because I wanted to prove I could do it - to me and my PT. I guess it sort of felt like he challenged me. Challenge accepted, and completed.

New Header

Woo Hoo!

A new header!

This is the old one ....

and you can see my new one, but this is it in case I ever decide to go through the ordeal of changing it again...

2 and a half hours of work, editing and making the darn thing sit right on the blog, and it's up!

Thanks to Blissfully Domestic's tutorial!

Friday, 2 November 2012

PT session

Weigh in day today... Apparently I put on 200g this week. My trainer reminds me that we didn't have a session last week. I'm ok with the 200g gain then. Even still, it's 4kg loss (3.8kg if you're going to be picky) in 3 weeks.

After my warm up (200m row, 200m run, 10 squats, 10 push ups, 10 sit ups), I'm told we're doing some box jumps. Now, a few months ago now, I mastered box jumps. I did them. I have video proof. The next week, my brain went back into fear mode and I couldn't do it! We left it for weeks and weeks and today it was sprung on me. We started out with 3x 20kg weights, moved onto 4, then added a 10kg, and then another (then replaced the 2x 10kg with 1 x 20kg). One last 20kg was placed in the stack - and I did it!  I can jump onto that! It's even taller than an actual box (for box jumping)! So proud!
Wait, there's more weights there than I thought! He must have snuck that it!

At my last training session, I was told that I would be attempting 2 laps unbroken. So, 2 x 400m laps without stopping (because now I can do 400m without stopping). The ultimate goal is to be able to run 3 x 400m laps unbroken. Well, today I broke my 2 lap record. I can now run the 2 laps without stopping!! I really did want to give up. But I didn't. The 2nd lap was slower, but I didn't stop to walk. I find if I distract myself, by singing in my head, it helps me to focus on something else other than how far I've got left to go. I have songs on my iphone that get me ready to want to run, but I can't take it with me (I forget my arm thing) and I can never remember the words to the song  - or even the song just for the tune! I end up singing in my head songs from Jensen's kindy, or other kids songs.  I really need to sing something faster, as it seems the slower the song, the slower I run...

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Paleo Day 15

It's boring, but what other choice do I have? Bacon and egg for breakfast.

I don't even remember if I ate lunch.

Dinner - butter chicken. I know all my family eat this, so I make it often. This time, I managed to take a photo!
Butter Chicken
(I didn't use the toddler milk in the background though...)

Halloween + Toilet Talk

I'm sure other people really want to hear about toilet antics. But as a mum, I love hearing about the leaps and bounds of children, learning new things. Well, here's what's just happened in our house.

Last night was Halloween. I'm not big on Halloween. It's an American tradition, and really, just involves dressing up and knocking on strangers doors and asking for chocolate and lollies. I'm ok with dressing up. I love it when my kids dress up. I am ok, sorta, with chocolate and lollies. I do think my children eat too much junk, but am aware there are kids out there who eat more junk than my kids, and other kids who eat waaaayyy too much more junk than my kids. I like it in moderation. It's the knocking on strangers doors that gets me. What are we teaching our kids. This doesn't help my stranger danger discussions. My baby is only 19mths, what must be going through her mind?
My Princess Fairy
My Pirate
I was a witch!
James (as Malcolm Reynolds from Firefly), Jensen,
Monica (as Dracula) and Eden
Despite all this, we went trick or treating and had Pop handing out the lollipops while we were gone. Eden managed 2 houses before the 3rd she had to eat a lolly. I was very surprised, that even though we started out at her bedtime, and she was really tired but said "Ta" at each house. Jensen was really excited, pigged out when we got home, had some dinner (pizza - but what can you do...) He used his manners all the way around. He didn't complain about walking, just told me his muscles were getting stronger!

Eden didn't eat any dinner, but had 2 bottles of milk (equating about 450ml!). Between the 2 bottles,  she was walking around. She came over to me while I was eating my dinner (salmon and roast vegie chips) pointed at her backside and said "Yuck. Bum" I asked her if she needed to go to the potty and she said "Yeah!" and ran off. Got her stripped off and on the toilet - the nappy was clean and dry! Normally, she'll sit on the toilet, play with the toilet paper and want off. This time, I sat her on there, she played with the toilet paper. I turned to go and get her toothbrush so she could occupy herself by brushing her teeth and I hear wee and poo! I couldn't not have been any more prouder! OMG! She had told me she needed to go before she had already gone! I was so excited. I think she was too tired to be excited, but she had a big smile on her face.  No body else seemed to be as excited though.
Today, though, not as much success. We're still a work in progress and she is only 19 months old but I'm confident she's going to 'get' it soon!