June 18th, 2012 § § permalink
Touch wood I’m still pregnant! Our scan is in two days (one more sleep when I wake up.. I’m typing in bed) and I’ve never been so keen to fast forward a couple of days of my life. In the mean time, I’m trying to do some damage control. When we conceived this time I was about 7kgs (15lb, over a stone) over my “normal” ideal day to day weight. Obviously this is due to nothing more than overeating but I like to put it down to the deep dark place I found myself in after each baby loss. Each time I would eat like crazy in secret and then after a couple of weeks and I was in a better place I’d start back at the gym again and try and work it off. Didn’t really work. Not to mention I’ve been too scared to do any serious gym work this pregnancy so that hasn’t helped.
I’ve started back at body pump and aiming for 2 classes a week, one yoga class and another weights session. I’m also trying for big walks or bike rides every day, as much for Reuben’s sanity as mine!
I know it’s a bad idea to lose weight during pregnancy and that’s not my aim – my aim here is to be healthy and maintain my muscle as long as I can too – it helps with an easier delivery and recovery and not to mention boosts your metabolism. I’d also like to not be eating any extra than I need to right now and now that I’ve got the exercising and walking back under control that’s what I’m struggling with. I’ve always always for as long as I can remember been a binge eater, always in secret and people used to not believe me when I said that because I was always relatively slim. Now… I think people would believe me a bit more
So I’ll be making regular posts - I’d like to say daily but going on my past blogging history that’s just already a lie – on my diet, I have all the nutritional knowledge I need to make the healthy decisions just lacking the motivation and surely I can get that from holding myself accountable.
On this subject, nothing helps me more to make good food decisions than a good nights sleep! I’m off to sleep now, goodnight xx
March 30th, 2012 § § permalink
hurry up body
or whatever the heck your problem is
just hurry up already I’m getting
it’s not supposed to be this hard!
March 23rd, 2012 § § permalink
My must have jewellery is my wedding ring, it’s pretty much the only jewellery of mine that I wear everyday all day, and one of the few bits I have that I’m not allergic to!
Anyway this evening I got a mad burning sensation under my ring and it was so red, scaly and itchy (GROSS). I did some googling and it seems I’ve either got a fungus infection (niiiiiiiiiiiiice) or become allergic to something in the metal. The only way I’m finding out is by leaving it off to heal up and then seeing what happens. Bye bye wedding ring. Time for all the playground mummies to judge me for being unwed
March 1st, 2011 § § permalink
Screw you white company… this is the blanket I have been searching for forever, you got my hopes up so high when I saw it was on sale, only for the gray colour to be out of stock.
oh wool rich blanket
how I love you
I thought you had some synthetic
but I found out you were wool/alpaca
then I loved you even more
then you were out of stock
um hello poem of the year.
September 18th, 2010 § § permalink
One of the major downsides of moving countries is the whole temporary redecoration thing. When we arrived we needed bed linen etc.. and I find it really hard to spend money on things that I know we will not be able to take home with us. Bedding is one of those things that I think you should spend as much money as you can on because you spend so much time in bed and good cotton sheets just improve with age, they get softer and more comfortable the more you wash them. However the good ones are obviously going to be expensive. So we have ended up with some really dodgey sheets because I couldn’t get my head around spending the money. And a horrible polyester filled duvet which is really really not cutting it… sigh.
I love nice modern/contemporary soft styled bedrooms. Our furniture at the moment is a lot lighter than what I would ideally choose if I had disposable income – I picked up this bed off eBay for some ridiculously cheap amount- but its really a light pine not dark like in the picture and plus I don’t have the bed curtains.
We had a beautiful real possum throw that decorated our last bed – and now it’s approaching winter I am looking to get a throw or bedspread on the cheap – time to hunt down IKEA and eBay I think.
I love neutrals for bedrooms – so relaxing and romantic and I need to get some cushions that set the bed off. Watch this space – before and after photos to come eventually (I hope).