I remember when I first started jogging two years ago, that was when Michelle Mcmanus started her own weight loss regime and she's dropped several dress sizes since then but I waivered by the roadside. Anyway, I remeber the very first day I went jogging - Yeah!! My waist and hips were on fire!! I couldnt even move 30 metres without stopping to catch my breathe. It was as if the ligaments in my hips had all worn off and my pelvic bones were rubbing against each other. The friction was painful!! I'm glad to say I've come along way since then but I know I still have a lot to do to catch up with the likes of paula radcliffe or even my girl - buki.
Me and hubby stay awake all night loads of time cos he does his work best at night and when the temptation to head to the kitchen, open up the fridge and get a snack comes up. I tell myself you're fooling no one but urself if you cheat. Somedays I tell myself, I wont eat anything and drink only water the entire day but it is hard!!! LOL!! I fail woefully. Thank God its Lent right now so I eat only once a day and most times, its one bowl of crunchy nuts with skimmed milk which I estimate to be at most 400 calories and then a peanut butter sandwich when the urge for a snack arises. Then subconciously I tell myself, one bowl of crunchy nut - 300 calories + one peanut sandwich - 300 calories = 700 calories. That means I'm having way less than the estimated daily allowance for a lady which is 2000 calories so why isnt any weight falling off drastically? I once saw on TV an anorexic girl revealing her secrets and saying that if you allow any morsel of food to pass thru ur lips, then you've failed woefully and failure isnt an option. I'll try that approach soon. I do want to drop a dress size so badly. Let me stop boring you guys with my woes and move on to happy thoughts.
I got a text from my friend Bee informing me of her new baby Ella's entry into the world. Very, very welcome news. I was so ecstatic and happy for her. Baby Ella is her second baby. I remember when I was in naija for my wedding last july when another friend who used to babysit Bee's first daughter - Christabelle called me to tell me Christabelle was dead. I couldnt believe my ears. Bee and Christabelle had suffered so much. Christabelle was born 2 months early and was always in and out of hospital for one treatment or the other. Then, when Christabelle was about 2 and a half yrs old, she now had leukamia which took her life. It was so so sad and I remember telling Bee that God would certainly wipe away her tears and give her many more healthy babies as long as she was alive and that he was that faithful and behold - its happened! I've got to hurry up and go visit them with loads and loads of baby thingys and sow a seed. The fact that they are in another city dosent make my procrastinating any easier.
Thinking about my friends new baby activated my
Isnt it amazing how we spend our younger days trying very, very hard not to get a bun in the oven before those dotted lines are signed and then when we're finally ready to shove a bun in the oven after signing the almighty dotted lines, the almighty bun just refuses to get into the oven talk less of staying there. *SIGH* LOL!!! We didnt exactly start trying for a baby until a couple of months ago but aaaaaarrrrggggggghhhhhhhhh!!!!! Its supposed to have happenend by now. I've booked an appointment with my GP for Monday. I know he will tell me I'm being anxious over nothing (as will everyone else) and should relax and keep on trying but well, I still want to see him.
My woollies were retired last weekend only for the weatherman to tell us there's going to be another brief cold snap this weekend. Apparently, we're to expect some more snow sunday night but hopefully, when the sun comes out, it'll melt the snow!! O well, lets see how it goes. I doubt I'll bring them out (my woollies) though. Will try and brave it. Spring is here. End OF!!