Friday, 16 February 2018

FFF3

CHECK IN TIME AGAIN

Can you believe its Friday again, gosh where has that week gone.  I'm afraid I failed miserably this week in FFF3 with too many celebrations, it was just way too hard to stick to a healthy eating plan. Also I'm still unable to exercise due to my back/neck condition. So I'm hanging my head in shame!



Apart from this I've had a wonderful week with my eldest sister and bil visiting.   Monday would have been our Mums 97th birthday, so we celebrated with a curry for dinner which I burnt,  in true Mum style.  When Bear explained this to my sister, she told me a funny  story which I hadn't heard before, so that was really nice.


Tuesday we met  them for lunch in our favourite pub, so not really healthy eating again. Of course it also happened to be Shrove Tuesday, so pancakes for dinner. Yay!


Wednesday Valentines Day, Bear and I had a special candlelit dinner and dessert with a bottle of wine. 





Thursday was our youngest daughters birthday, so even though we were not with her we still celebrated.


That brings us back to Friday.
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Wednesday I went to see my osteopath about my back.  He checked my whole spine and made me twist'n'turn then suggested the problem  could be coming from my ribs which I hurt last year.  So he gave me some gentle exercises to do, told me  he is happy with what I'm already doing, just to take a day in between to recover.  One good thing he is very pleased my muscle tone is excellent, woohoo.

So that's my week for FFF3, hope everyone else went well.

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Next week will be another one of no exercising. As of Saturday I have to go on a special white diet for two days, then Monday a liquid diet in preparation for Tuesdays procedure.  I'm feeling calm about it now, certain they won't find anything. Just not looking forward to drinking that horrible prep and the atomic runs to the toot.  Bear is threatening to padlock the toilet.  After this I'll be back in the game with my healthy eating plan again.
Hugs Lindy xx

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY

Happy Valentines Day everyone.  



Bear and I are having a special dinner by candle light, which is a bit difficult in daylight savings, yet fun trying to make the house as dark as possible.  We love to cook together for these occasions, Bear does his part which is usually the meat and I do the vegetables, also a special bottle of wine for a toast.

 What are you doing to celebrate this day with your loved one? Do you cook a special meal or go out to a restaurant? Do you exchange gifts?



However you celebrate  have a lovely day with your sweethearts. Hope there is a bit of this



followed by some MFL.


See you all Friday for FFF check in.

Happy Valentines from Bear and Lindy xx

Friday, 9 February 2018

FONDLE'S FFF WEEK 2

Week two of Fondles FFF

Really getting into the swing of things now and able to tick all the boxes off my goals list on a daily basis. 

My scales have been heading in the wrong direction, I feel like smashing the stupid things. It felt like I was really trying with no luck at all so ..........




I emailed Amy who came up with a plan for us.  The winner or was it loser, has to visit the other person. Unfortunately she can't stick to it now, sorry Amy, I'll keep going for the two of us.  I do hope you have a speedy recovery and back  soon on FFF.



Amy suggested we drink a glass of water with lemon juice, go for a 15 minute walk and add some weight exercises into our daily schedule.  Well let me tell you one thing lemon juice is totally blergh, makes my tummy churn. 



I have increased my amount of water I consume each day, so that's a start. As I can't walk due to my back condition I ride my bike for the 15 minutes.



Also I have taken on an extra class at the gym, surprisingly this week it was a whole hour devoted to weights using dumb bells,  I also do them after my ride each morning. 

This week I have..........
 ridden my bike x 6


 water exercise classes x 2


weight class for an hour
 weights every day at home x 6

I have stuck to healthy eating  with the exception of Sundays which I consider my day off.  I did come to a compromise with Bear so he has halved the recipe to only make enough  treats for one meal. Also I'm keeping a daily record of food, exercises and sleep. 

Hope you all had a successful week too.  Looking forward to hopping around blogland to see your posts.




This week has been wonderful, I feel on top of the world.
Good luck for week 3 all my fellow FFF friends. 

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WHY????

Why did I seem to be going so well, then come crashing down.  I'm so  disappointed with myself,  I was feeling so good after all the exercise and eating well. Woke up yesterday morning (Thursday) with my spine screaming at me.  Still did my exercises though, then we went grocery shopping.  Reached up to a high shelf to grab something when my neck gave a loud crack. Voila!  My back was perfect after that which made me happy.

Come Friday morning, start of a new FFF week with my spine screaming again.  It feels like one step forward two steps back.

So I'll be sitting on the side lines cheering you all on with Amy, for the next two weeks at least.  As besides my spine being mean to me, my sister is coming down to visit next week, with  the following week being my procedure. So there won't be any time for exercising, I will still eat healthily though. I'm just really disappointed that it appears I'm going into a flair.  Talk about bad timing.

Guess you win some you lose some.  I would much prefer to be losing weight than losing the challenge though.


Friday, 2 February 2018

Fondle's FFF week 1

Week one,  time to do our check in with Fondles to share our goals for this challenge.

I have a few goals to try to accomplish and really, really need you all to keep me going.  Over Christmas/New Year I let my hair down quite a bit.  Sometimes I think I just have to smell food to  put on weight. 


Smell food! Up go the scales.

So I definitely need to get back to my healthier eating that I did last year.  The trouble is I've developed a sweet tooth and my man loves to bake. He thinks he is doing me a favour baking me all sorts of delicious gluten free  treats which are hard to find in the shops. Its hard to say no when he goes to so much trouble.




1.   So my first goal is to tell my Bear  NO MORE PLEASE!  I    know you love me, yet this is not the way to  show me.  One of the problems, in my eyes,  Bear loves me no matter how I look, whether fat, skinny or in between.  If I say to him I'm fat and need to lose weight, his reply is no your not with a swat or two.  Yet for those who have seen him on face book he thinks he is chubby, go figure.  Pffft!  Once I've   accomplished this I can wean myself off treats again and stick to what I know is better for my body.



Australian healthy eating chart.

This year I have two events I want to look reasonably good for.  Ones a bit hard as its in a few weeks, so I think I've left my run a bit late.  The second one is in October, our daughter is getting married at long last.  My goodness her and her fiancé have been together for 12years, the wedding has been on again, off again.  Finally they have decided to tie the knot, so being the mother of the bride I'd like to be able to fit into something attractive on the day. At least with this one I have eight months to achieve my goal.




I've been contemplating buying a fitbit or garmin, so if anyone can tell me about your experience if you own one please?  It would need to be water proof so I can wear it in the pool for mermaids. 

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.  At present I have a three month gold membership at the YMCA, yet only go to mermaids twice a week.  Thinking of increasing this to take some gentle exercise classes and maybe another day of aqua aerobics.  See how my back holds out though, so its one day at a time.

I plan on taking small steps until after my procedure in a few weeks, once I have the results its full steam ahead if the outcome is good. So to sum it all up, I'm eating healthier and increasing my exercise a bit. Hopefully I will lose around 10 kilos over the eight months, more would be nice, we'll see what happens.





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.  They say a healthy mind is a healthy body, so along with the things above,  I'm (we) are decluttering our house. My goodness we still have things packed in boxes from when we made the big move.  How ridiculous, obviously we don't need these things.  So we are either sending them to the op shop or the tip if no good for anyone.



Breath in  calm your body.......Breath out smile and relax.


4.  My last goal that I can think of at present is to fit at least 10 minutes or more meditation into each day.  I find this keeps me calm and focused.

Good luck to everyone else whose participating, its going to be so much fun encouraging each other. 

Have a good weekend everyone.
Hugs Lindy xx

Sunday, 28 January 2018

FONDLE'S FIT FOR FRIDAY

Our wonderful Friend Fondles is hosting Fit for Friday.  What a Fantastic idea, I am really looking forward to getting involved , making better decisions about food, fitness and Fun, Fun, Fun.




Who hasn't hoped on their scales and had them groan at you.




I used to have another blog where I went out for a Friday Frolic in Flossie which is my daughters car.  Now I'm about to embark on Fondles Fit for Friday Frolic



Who wants to join in all the Fun. Its not a competition, its self regulated to what you need in your life.



No one is going to judge you because you slipt up and ate something naughty. We just all encourage each other and exchange ideas on ways to a healthier life.  So  there  is nothing to lose except a few kilos whilst getting Fit.




Also think of the advantages of having a nice spankable butt.


So Fly over  to Fondles post regarding FFF and sign up for some fun with the rest of us.

Friday, 26 January 2018

HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY



Happy Australia Day to my fellow Aussie bloggers. I know back on love our lurkers day a few of you ventured out to say G'day.




Seriously with a continent the size of Australia  7.692 million km² and a population of  24,931,182  people there has to be more spankos living in this sunny land besides Don and myself.

So C'mon Aussie C'mon C'mon



Hope you all enjoy celebrating our special day with a bbq with family and friends. Some delicious bbq lamb followed by a lamington or pavlova, what more could an Aussie ask for?  My Bear has made me some delicious gluten free lamingtons.

Delicious


Maybe a bit of beach cricket.



Sipping a cold drink under a beach umbrella


My Country - Poem by Dorothea Mackeller
The love of field and coppice
Of green and shaded lanes,
Of ordered woods and gardens
Is running in your veins.
Strong love of grey-blue distance,
Brown streams and soft, dim skies
I know, but cannot share it,
My love is otherwise.

I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror
The wide brown land for me!

The stark white ring-barked forests,
All tragic to the moon,
The sapphire-misted mountains,
The hot gold hush of noon,
Green tangle of the brushes
Where lithe lianas coil,
And orchids deck the tree-tops,
And ferns the warm dark soil.

Core of my heart, my country!
Her pitiless blue sky,
When, sick at heart, around us
We see the cattle die
But then the grey clouds gather,
And we can bless again
The drumming of an army,
The steady soaking rain.

Core of my heart, my country!
Land of the rainbow gold,
For flood and fire and famine
She pays us back threefold.
Over the thirsty paddocks,
Watch, after many days,
The filmy veil of greenness
That thickens as we gaze ...

An opal-hearted country,
A wilful, lavish land
All you who have not loved her,
You will not understand
though Earth holds many splendours,
Wherever I may die,
I know to what brown country
My homing thoughts will fly.

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One of my favourite songs Peter Allen  'I still call Australia home.'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcJ6br27TaM

And another favourite 'Straya

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMdbVHPmCW0

So don't be shy I would love to meet all you Aussie spankos. Its not that hard to say G'day to me is it?

FFF3

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