An extra tyre! And 4 extra kilos! ARGH!!!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Hello everyone,

Well, it certainly has been a while since my last blog. I’m back at work now after my Australian trip and it’s good... nice and busy and I’m already half way through the day and not experiencing too much in the way of jet lag. Hopefully I can get through the day without falling asleep.

We arrived back yesterday morning. The girls did really well on the flight – which was 14 hours. They played with their Leapfrog LeapPads and watched the movies. They also managed to get a fair amount of sleep in. Yesterday Kerensa slept in the afternoon but amazingly, Gwenna stayed awake.

I did some exercise yesterday – raking leaves. The two big trees at the back of the garden still seem to have nearly all their leaves – and there are LOTS so I am not looking forward to the next month or two of raking!

When we were in Australia, I ate out every day... sometimes multiple times. We met nearly all our friends during the trip and I only had 2 AFDs (alcohol free days) as there was always some excuse to celebrate. It was great to meet new friends (a couple of our friends had babies while we were away) and to see how much the children have all grown. The two weddings were wonderful – and they were lucky with the weather. October is a difficult month to predict in Sydney but the wedding days both had blue skies (for the ceremonies at least!).

I now feel like I have an extra tyre around my waist though. I have gained nearly 4kgs during my time away. I wasn’t able to run that much as the first time I went out I was attacked by a bird. This put me off running and I then just walked – admittedly, we walked a lot, but I need to get back into running as my Seattle Half marathon is just around the corner.

I am sorry this is so short but I must get back to work... I have a report to complete and other assignments too – all good. It was good to hear that my boss was glad that I am back – but that does mean he has lots for me to do!

Have a great day, my fellow Sparklies. I have missed you all. I look forward to the second half of the BLC and hopefully it won’t take me too long to lose this excess weight and get back on track. I feel disgusting! I apologise if it takes me a while to get back in touch properly with you, I am feeling a bit overwhelmed but hopefully it won’t take too long to get back to normal!

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    I can't wait to see pics from the trip! There are times when you need to celebrate...and vacations are about enjoying life not counting calories. Don't beat yourself up! I'm sure you'll do great at the Seattle marathon!
    3483 days ago
    It sounds like you had great fun with all the celebrating going on! Good for you for doing all that walking and leaf-raking--you probably just took in extra sodium that will come off quickly. It's exciting that you're going to run in the half marathon. I'm sure you'll do great!
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    3486 days ago
    I'm so glad that you're back! Missed ya! I know you will get things back on track for yourself in no time.
    3486 days ago
    yayyy im glad the trip home was better than the trip over here :P it was so nice meeting you and your lovely family :) hope you settle back into life smoothly and im sure those 4kgs will come off quickly :) sounds like it was definately worth it tho, all those weddings and catch-ups would have been great fun! now you just need a holiday to recover from your holiday hehe
    3487 days ago
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    Welcome back girl!! Sorry you were attacked by a bird. Oh my goodness!! Hope you are ok. You will get back on track, I just know it. You have so much heart and gusto and I'm right with you my friend. You have so much support here and we all have your back. Glad you had fun, and it will turn out good for you, I just know it, cause you are one of the most awesome and determined person I know!! Woo Hoo!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3487 days ago
    awww welcome back!!! so glad to hear from you, sounds like a wonderful time :o) you'll get back on track soon enough no fear!
    3487 days ago
    So glad you are back and I know you will work off the gain! But tell me more about this attack of the bird?? What the heck?!?! Do tell more! I can't wait to hear more about this one! YAY FOR MY SPARKIE COMING BACK! I feel whole again...HEHE!


    3488 days ago
    Welcome back! Glad you had such a great time. And don't worry, you will be back on track soon!
    3488 days ago
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