Thursday, 19 January 2017

Day 19, 2017

Beautiful day today, sunny, warm, nice breeze. Headed to Geelong for work, always a pleasure there. Finished up at Moonee Ponds and then back to the inlaws for FIL's "actual bday" dinner. Had fun playtime with Turtle out in the paddock. She had her favourite pillow with her again. So cute that she's clingy to it. Helped at bed time tonight too. It seemed as though she was comfortable not having one of us sticking around. This is good! Not much else today. All up, it was a good one.

Morning Weight: N/A
Exercise: N/A
General Health: woke up super stuffed up in the nose, cleared with the shower steam, still bloated guts though.

Food & Drink:
Breakfast: 1 cup cereal + soy milk
Lunch: HJ Grilled Chicken + fat chips
Dinner: roast chicken + veg + chips
Water: 1500ml
Coffee: 2*Small Latte
Other: Pav, fruit/nut muesli bar, 4 dumplings, 20* corn chips(gf)

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Day 18, 2017

Morning Weight: 74.5kg
Exercise: N/A
General Health: Guts: 82cm, bloated, discomfort.

Food & Drink:
Breakfast: 1 cup cereal + soy milk
Lunch: lasagna (gf) + garden salad
Dinner: Grilled salmon, brown rice, kidney bean salad
Water: 2000ml
Coffee: 2* small soy Latte
Other: Fruit nut mueseli bar, Cherry Ripe slice (gf)

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Day 17, 2017

Morning Weight: N/A
Exercise: N/A
General Health:
Guts: 82cm, bloated, discomfort, mild pain, tired, mildly disorientated

Food & Drink:
Breakfast: 1 cup cereal + soy milk
Lunch: Grilled salmon, brown rice, garden salad
Dinner: Tepanyaki
Water: 500ml
Coffee: 1* small soy Latte
Other: Snickers

Day 14, 2017

Today was a good one, after a crappy sleep. Turdle's been a little off on her sleep of late. Not sure what's changed but it sucks for all.

Sleep or no sleep, we still headed out for a day at Adventure Park down Geelong way with our visiting family. It was way too chilly for water play but we had pre-purchased the tickets so away we went. Turtle was mostly happy, even though she was ready to nap most of the time. She went on the mini rollercoaster with wifey, super slow electric race cars with me and then chill break before trying out the bouncing pillow - which she just laid on with her bottle while the other kids bounced her around. Headed back to the bags and let her take the lead on what to do next. Of course, in 20 degree weather it was water related!

Funny stuff here, she wanted to touch and play with the water but kept pushing me away towards it to do it for her. I'd run back after doing so with a little scream and laugh. She loved it.

After an early lunch, tried our luck in the actual kids water play area, with pretty much the exact same result. We'd been trying to get her to sleep off and on for most of the morning without any luck. Too much going on around. So, she was super wrecked by now and just needed to sleep. Decided to head home but with one last ride, on the ferris wheel. She loved it enough to finally get a poop out too. We had to evacuate the ride, lucky it was our last rotation.

Just over an hour drive home and Turtle fell asleep about 15 mins into it (next to her Pa). She slept for 45 mins then another few hours in bed at home. I should have done the same but wasn't ready for it so I caught up on a few of my own things around the house.

Out to dinner for Pa's bday that night. I had a Hawaiian Parma. Not bad at all. Turtle was a bit restless again. Took her home for a trampoline bounce to let off some steam and then back to Nanna and Pa's house for cake. It was pretty late by the time we made it home so Turtle didn't sleep until around 11pm. In theory, that would mean she'd sleep til about 9am. But nooooooo.. 7:30pm rise and shine. Still better than the 5:30-6am it's been of late.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Day 16, 2017 - "Here's to Everything that Matters: Starting with Me"

It's easy to forget that at any given time everyone is facing a challenge of some sort. Too often are we caught up in the day's happenings, and remain focused on the outcome or our own agenda where as the person in front of you might need a bit of a break. For example, the stupid bitch that decided to road rage me when I was looking for a car park this morning. Even if I had have been going slow (which I wasn't), I pulled over to let her pass and she proceeded to yell abuses and honk at me. Anyway, I proceeded to teach her a lesson but decided not to waste what little energy I have on her. Plus, I have a doctor's appointment now.

Fast forward to the end of my appointment... Reception lady decided to be nosey, go through all my paperwork and probe as to why I'm getting the exam done. She wasnt making small-talk and already had the answers she "needed". Their EFTPOS machine was broken too, so she proceeded to politely threaten me with debt collectors if I didn't come back by Friday. Wow. She received a blank stare followed by a comment highlighting her broken machine. I might pay by cheque or 5 cent pieces. No! Be thoughtful! ^^^
It will be my last visit to this practice. Returning to the one in the town we live in now.

Moving right along. A big thing for me this year is not caving in to believing that others opinions of me matter. I need a reminder trigger. Haven't worked that out 100% for this one yet. I have previously taught myself to break the cycle of momentous thought, but I must revisit it, bring it back to the forefront. So mental health is one, physical health is the other with a few key focus items: general fitness & strength (this body is 40 now & needs ongoing attention!) as well as the various issues that pop up regularly, most notably, my guts and my teeth. I'm always making time for everyone else & what actually makes me keeps burning slowly in the back ground. In fact, I'd say it's not even at that level. So, before I'm too old & decrepit, it's time to just make it happen for Me and my family...

Gym, bike, dentist, eat good, drink less, sleep well.

I'm going to document all of this. Each day. My food and drink, weight, exercise, sleep, and how my body generally feels. It starts now. Good luck me!

Poor - 12:30am to 7am interrupted 4-5 times

74.2kg, waiste 82cm


Food & Drink:
2* small soy Latte
Water 2000ml
Mexican tuna salad (rice beans spinach tomato corn cucumber capsicum red onion)
Fish Cakes and bean salad (as above)
2* nut mueseli bars (Carmen's?)

General Health:
Guts: 82cm, bloated, discomfort, mild pain

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Day 12+13, 2017 - "Fly-Bys"

The year is flying already.  It's funny, that realisation pops up earlier and earlier each time round and this is a record for sure!  I was saying to a colleague the other day, "it's all good, we still have 50 weeks left in the year!". Haha.  In no time, that will be 26, then 13, then Xmas all over again.  Can't let it fly by like that.  At least, not without the good memories I'll be leaving here.

Day 12, Thursday. Mostly work based.  Caught the train into the city for the first time in ages.  It was relaxing.  Drive to Bacchus Marsh station, which is only and extra 5 mins from Melton station, as it's much more pleasant.  Being the start of the line, I get to choose a decent comfy seat.  Did a bit of work on the way in & caught up on my last blog post. Nice.  Home by 5:30ish.  Same old family time routine - play, eat, bath, then PS4, sleep.

Day 13, Friday.  Good OT session for Turtle.  Set up her new iPad speech App and she showed good early signs of easy use.  Need to delete all the "play" stuff off it so it can be used purely for speech.  Off to work afterwards, worked late then home to see interstate family visiting for a BBQ.  Great to see them all.  They are great with Turtle and she loves it.  Lots of hugs and play which we never get to see!!! So good!!  Later on just chilled, watched Victory scrape home with a 10 man win, PS4 then sleep by 11pm ready for a big day at Adventure Park on Saturday!

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Day 10 + 11, 2017

The days kind of get away from you when work is involved and that's 2 gone in the blink of an eye!

The last 2 days certainly aren't a blur. Tuesday was a big day of catch-up & planning with work. Scheduled all the partner meetings and had some great chats with key peeps. Finished the day picking up a super happy Turtle from daycare and an evening outside playing & jumping before her bed time.

Wednesday morning was fun with Turtle, couldn't get her off the trampoline to eat her breakfast, so guess what, she ate it half on there. She'd pop her head out to get her next bite, chew it all up and then bounce a few laps before returning for more. Had to leave her on there while I started getting ready. Eventually she hopped off and ran inside... Without her pants on. Interesting. Another big day at work, half which had a migraine so sat in the day for a few hours until the neurofen kicked in. Came home to another trampoline session. Man, she loves bouncing! Best thing we ever bought for her! Played, readied Turtle for bed,
ate another awesome dinner made by Wifey (salmon + salad), tidied the house, did a few emails then chilled in the PS4. Was a good day all round except for the TV fiasco. Lesson learnt. Oh, also had a great chat with a work partner. A reminder to live in the present moment & enjoy life now. If something is desired, then make it happen. Mostly talking about holidays and travel here. Remember!