Sunday, July 27, 2008

Due for an update...

Well It definitely hasn't been the best two weeks food and training wise. I have been so ill we two lots of tonsilitis. This is the 5th lots in about 8 months or so and I am totally over it. I got to the first one early and OH parents are both specialists so they got me onto antibiotics straight away. Felt feverish and my throat like razors but after about 3 days of antibiotics got back into the training again and was starting to feel good. Two days after I finished that course of antibiotics I woke up in the middle of the night with what felt like razor blades in my throat and I was drenched in my own sweat. Felt awful again. So had anoth lot of antibiotics and this time blood tests to find out what was going on with my body.

So the outcome was that I was ridculously low in iron. Mine was 1 and it is suppossed to be around 8. So I had the choice over injections or tablets- of course I opted for tablets (I am such a wuss!!). I am feeling a bit more normal now and less tired but today was my first day back at the gym after about a week and have just been doing some light walks as I couldn't handle anything else without the feeling of fainting. I felt a bit shaky with some weights today but did take it pretty easy.

The thing is though with hardly being able to swallow and just feeling so tired I have been not eating no where near as much as I should as I just have had no appetite. I am sure now that I am getting my mojo back I hope to get to eating my planned meals. I was doing so well in my challenge that this has really taken me a few steps back from what I was. I feel I have lost strength that I gained. I still have 4 weeks left so we will see. I do weight lighter because of being sick but it is not for the right reasons.

So I am planning for a full week of training and nutrition ahead. I also start uni tonight so quite excited but anxious at the same time. I have planned all my meals around this and am prepared as I don't finish uni till 8:30 at night. I hope I can cope with it all. We will see!!

Friday, July 11, 2008

So happy it's Friday

Well so much for writing every week. I have been a bit slack the last few weeks. Partly because I have been busy but also that when I get near a computer I love to read people's blogs and then too tired to update mine. Poor excuse hey!!

I am going still really good with my 12 week challenge. I have been spliting it up into 2 week intervals. It is so much easier to manage and feel a sense of achievement earlier. I am still losing gradually. On average about a half a kilo a week. I am so happy with that. I have never been able to lose huge amounts except for my first week or so of doing challenges.

I have been keeping a food diary which has been super helpful. It really keeps me 'real' but also catches out where I am going slightly astray as well. All in all I have done very well and no chocolate since my last little bit about 3 or 4 weeks ago. I know that and dried fruit are my downfalls so I am staying well clear and not even having them for my free meals till I feel really in control and know how to stop myself!

On other news I had my enrolment for uni on Tuesday and it really hit me that I was going back to study. I had a mini freak-out that I would not be able to cope with it all but thank goodness my mum is on school holidays and she talked some sensible sense into me! hahahah. So from july 28 I will be one busy busy lady. The company maersk I have been working for want me to work for them as much as possible as they are really ahppy with what I am doing and even spoke about possible full-time work after my first semester of uni if I was interested. So all very exciting.

I am finally feeling happier and more myself again with my body and work wise. I came home from overseas so unsettled but I am now finally feeling happy about all aspects of my life again.

So to the rest of these week- I hope all goes well.