Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Juneathon 24th through to 28th!

Well I've failed in the blogging respect, but we've been internetless for 3 days, and I've developed a dental abcess which has been truely miserable.

I've been fairly active despite this....doing something every day, my usual walking and grumbling (does that count as two activities?) and lots of displacement activities (as suggested by http://abradypus.wordpress.com/ )

Total miles since internetlessness = 12 (Fri 3 mile walk Sat Jillian woman, Sunday Jillean woman again plus 3 miles, Monday 3 miles, this morning 3 miles)

Weight not playing ball, therefore calorie intake must be exceeding cals out, which makes me go........ eeep!

I'm going to try a 'Back to Netball' course running locally. I may only be 5ft 2, but I was a demon goal shooter in my youth!

That's all x

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Juneathon the twentythird

So today is the day I go to the dentist!

Up and out at 04.30 as both weary neighbour and I were awake. The views were stunning (forgot camera again!)as we watched the Bay coming to life. The Highland cattle were all in one field this morning, and nodded sagely as we passed.
Polly (the dawg) is less wildlife friendly, and thinks that all smaller creatures are fair game. This resulted in me being dragged off course into bushes and marshland after rabbits and pheasants!

What to I have to look forward to today?

1) More rotten assignment looking up paradigms, random controlled trials, boolean operators etc etc
2) Having my head drilled
3) Best friend coming for a 'study buddy' session tonight
4) Making pizza for said session
5) Hubby putting up new fire and thermostat
6) Hubby drilling through garage wall to run lead to power thermostat.....and me guiding his drill away from the mains gas pipe!

Today could go one of two ways!!

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Juneathon the twentysecond

When I thought it was the 23rd today, and I got up and got half way to my dental appointment, and realised it was tomorrow and not today!!

I got home and changed into my shuffling gear, and went off for a short mimble with the dog. I have no idea how far we went, but I was out for about 40 mins, so I'm reckoning about 2 ish miles.
I got home and started my assignment again (minus chocolate brazil nuts, replacing them with a satsuma, an apple and a mini baby bel light).

Critiquing research methodologies is the DULLEST thing in the world! I'd rather watch paint dry!

So I did! The paint around my new fireplace....I watched it dry. Then I planted my new honeysuckle out, revived a knackered bee with a sugar solution, brushed the dog, sorted out my smalls drawer, got stuff out for tomorrows athon effort, fiddled on Facebook, made some houmous......etc etc.

I still have 3,500 words left to do (surprisingly!)

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Juneathon the twenty-first

Longest day??
First day of summer?
Same sh*t all day for me!

I am wholly fed up with walking, but can't do much else at the moment.
Ate half a bag of choc brazils whilst reading dull research (does that count??)
Slept for 2 hours this afternoon.
Falling apart at the seams!!

Monday, 20 June 2011

Juneathon the twentieth

Ok...back in blogging normal time!

I went out this morning with Di for our usual route....but it was piddling down! Big fat blobs of rain which soaked me to the skin within minutes.

I'd like to start having a small shuffle to lessen the time I'm out, but my dear neighbour is not up for a faster pace. I don't want to let her down and put her off going out in the morning altogether. Humph!

In other news....Menieres is being a right pain...dizzy and off balance, so biking is out at the moment.

Cold pork and bubble for tea x

Juneathon the nineteenth

Another time warping blog...just got to catch up!

Dog walk of about 2 miles.
Sill going strong.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Juneathon the eighteenth

Time warping blog.
Jillian Micheals again...and I still dislike her! Still on level one, still hurts as much, still feel like passing out every time she goes from the floor to jumping jacks, still...never mind!

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Juneathon the seventeenth

Was a bit of a washout....literally!

I mimbled for about a mile with the dog...stopped at the Viking Cafe for a cuppa with a friend and her dog, and fullt inteneded to attempt Jillian's workout again....but didn't. The rest of the day was a blur...so much so that I didn't blog. So here I am...blogging today for yesterday!
More to come later x

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Juneathon the sixteenth

Just a quicky....my new lounge carpet is being fitted this morning, and I have yet to persuade the gloss on the skirting boards to dry!! EEEP!

3 mile circuit...haven't had the time to rethink the route yet.

Over half way through Juneathon, and still going strong!

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Juneathon the fifthteenth

Jillian Michaels...I really don't like you! Level one completed.


Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Juneathon the fourteenth

3 miles....blah blah blah.....usual wildlife blah blah blah.....!!

Can you tell I'm getting bored with the same routine?? I think I'm going to have to find a different route. I love walking out with Di, but after a month of doing the same circuit, it's getting a bit dull!

No walking planned for tomorrow, so perhaps I'll try Jillian again (what is that woman on?), or even dust off my bike and wobble around the village.

Still....weigh in on thursday, and I'm quite looking forward to it. I've stayed to plan, tracked every day, and kept up with juneathon better than I thought I would. If the scales say otherwise, I will run.....

(to the kebab shop!!).

Monday, 13 June 2011

Juneathon the thirteenth

A wet and windy stonk around the bay.....no wildlife to be had....too bloody early I guess.

The dog almost cut my neighbour in half with her 'cheese-wire lead' antics, which would have been difficult to explain to her husband.

Ummmm........that's about all for this morning.

Suffering a bit with DOMS, but will persevere with Jillian this afternoon, after which I will admit myself to A&E and await the stroke which almost did me in last time!! That is of course if I don't knock myself out with thr tins of beans I'm using as hand weights!

Have a good Monday x

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Juneathon the twelfth

Thanks to Jillean, I can barely walk downstairs today!

After a breakfast of overnight oats (my current fave breakfast)I decided to take the dawg for an amble along the Bay to look for driftwood. We set off at a cracking pace, and decided to take a shortcut down to the beach. In doing so, we passed a field full of peas....I mean a HUGE field of peas. I was tempted to fill my pockets with the lovely fat pods, but wondered if I would be arrested for pea-pilfery....so decided against it.

We continued down to the Bay, and started searching for driftwood. One dead seagull, a couple of dried out old starfish,

and plenty of old beer cans later, we terminated the search. Not a stick of driftwood to be found anywhere. Bah!!
My candle sconces will have to wait!
A respectable 2.6 miles in a lille under an hour (I did stop to ponder pea larceny and to look at dead stuff) completes todays Juneathon efforts.

I may visit the old hag Jillean today if I can be bothered, but right now it's unlikely.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Juneathon the eleventh

Jillean Michaels is a spiteful bit of work.

Level one done........no feeling in arms or legs since!

May just cut out the middle (wo)man tomorrow, and pull out my own toenails. It might prove less painful!

Thank you for listening x

Friday, 10 June 2011

Juneathon the tenth

Well we're now a third of the way through Juneathon, and I've surprised myself at how well I've managed to commit thus far.... (That'll put the mockers on it now!!).

The usual 3 mile loop with much peering out to sea, wondering what the blob on the horizon was!

Home life in total disarray which is quite tiring. The plasterer came in yesterday, so my lounge is various shades of brown/pink. My study has all the lounge furniture in it, and all my stuff is in a mess, which in turn, makes my head a mess!

I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, but it's still a long way off!

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Juneathon the ninth

Feeling a little better today....well enough to walk around the bay as usual.

I've been having problems with craving sweet things over the last couple of days, and so instead of reaching for the biscuits, I thought I'd have a go at some low GI flapjacks. I made a batch last night, and I must say they are jolly good.

250g porridge oats
50g dessicated coconut
3tbsp Agave
200g dried cranberries (I used Ocean Spray Craisins)
120mls Flora Cuisine
a good dose of cinnamon
100g reduced fat peanut butter.

Heat oven to 180 deg/gas 4
Pour hot water over craisins and leave to swell, then drain.
Mix everything else in a bowl.
Add craisins
Cram the lot into a swiss roll tin (I lined my grill pan as it was the right dimensions 27cmx18cm) and press down firmly.
Cook in oven for 30 mins
Cool slightly before marking into 24 bits (portions are not huge btw)
4 WW Plus Points per bit

(The above is for illustrative purposes only as I ate my flapjack before I could photo it...so this is what they look like, but photo taken from Google selection!)

I'm having one now with a berry smoothie as my breakfast. They're not too sweet, and full of flap-jacky goodness.

Have a go yourself!

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Juneathon the eighth

Menieres 1 - Juneathon 0.

Well not quite!

If several short bursts of running to the bathroom to vomit counts...then I've done something! I even managed some stair climbing too, on the way back to having a lay down.

Hoping to resume normal activity tomorrow.

P.S I'm starving!

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Juneathon the seventh

Out at the crack of a sparrows fart again this morning for my neighbourly wobble down on the bay. We saw Sandwich Terns, some sort of Godwit and the usual collection of cows.

I did sneak a peak at the scales which were an encouraging 1.2lb down, so celebrated with a large berry smoothie on my return.

As I mentioned earlier, I am following a relatively low-carb eating plan....more in line with low GI than excluding carbs all together. Sweet potatoes, brown rice and rye bread are the new baked spuds, couscous and squidgy white bread. I'm hoping that after years of consuming crap, that I can make some healthier choices to ward off complications of getting older (not that I'm a train wreck yet, but I don't want to be like some of the 40 something year olds you see on Jezza Kyle in the morning, with muffin faces and a body to match!)

I sky-plussed a beginners guide to Pilates this morning which I thought I might have a bash at. 25 mins in, and the woman was still flat on her back 'zipping up the abdominals' and saying something about her pubic bone. EEEEP....too early!! Does it really tone you up that much?

Might have another trail out later if I can keep awake long enough x

Monday, 6 June 2011

Juneathon the sixth

Back to my 3 mile walk at 05.30. I've not been feeling too good so we took it gently as I'm having balance issues too (Menieres Disease!).
Can't blog too much as screen making eyeballs jumpy!

See you tomorrow x

PS weigh in....stayed the same GRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Juneathon the fifth

It's a grotty old day today....and thus I have not ventured far. DH, dawg and I walked down to see the Great Bucket and Spade Run, which involves vintage cars of all types, and beautiful motorcycles. It was lovely to watch owners polishing their pride and joy, and to see how far the motor industry has come. The walk was more of a bimble along the front, but at least we got out before it started to rain. I'll guess at a mile only and the pace would have been slow! If the weather cheers up a little, I might try and get out again later.

On the WW side, this is my tracker from this week:

I only missed one day of tracking, so not too bad. Weigh in tomorrow, with official Fab Thursday stats being updated on the sidebar.

Hope you're all enjoying Juneathon too xx

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Juneathon the fourth

Got up a little later than planned, what with it being saturday and all! I wanted to go to the Great Bucket and Spade Run....but then found out it was tomorrow!!

I've had a bad case of the can't-be-arsedables all day!

Eventually, not wanting to fail at Juneathon after the third day, I mustered some enthusiasm and took the dog out for a joggle (jog+wobble=joggle). It was still hot at 6pm, and I did struggle, being so lardy makes things much more difficult than strictly necessary!

We did an out and back and covered about 2 miles, which felt like a half marathon. I was spotted by my racing snake neighbour, (whose wife is my early morning walking buddy) and we discussed at length my wish to get back to 'proper' running. I find it difficult to think that I once ran/walked the Great North Run, and the Great South Run!

I hate the thought of being gawped at by others, and I just know they're thinking 'Awww....look at the fat woman running...'

I still had the last laugh as I ran downhill through the meadow like this

YouTube - Little House on the Prarie Theme Song

(minus the horse and carriage, and floaty dress!)

Fat woman wins!!!

See the activity on RunSaturday
Type:Run - Run-Walk
Distance:2.00 mi

Total miles 11

Friday, 3 June 2011

Juneathon the third

Another 3 mile dawg walk around the reserve this morning at 05.30.

I love going out at this time in the morning. I inadvertently grabbed a handfull of something that smelt of aniseed. I'm not sure if it's wild fennel. I'm not sure if I made 'wild fennel' up!
It was too early to try and yoink it out of the ground, but I might give it a whirl tomorrow.

Saw ducks, Egrets, ?? linnets and the usual herd of Highland cows. I really do want a Highland cow of my own!

My blog needs some photos....will try and fix that tomorrow too!

9 miles logged so far.

Have a good day x
See the activity on RunSaturday
Type:Walk - Social
Distance:3.00 mi

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Juneathon the second

Another 3 mile brisk mimble around the Nature reserve with my neighbour Diana and the dawg!

Lard Loungers fat club meeting tonight showed a 3lb loss, thanks to the above efforts. I've been low carbing which makes me feel physically much better.

I've ordered a wireless doo-dah for my bike which will be utilised on my days off walking, so that I can keep up my Juneathon plan.

Logged and blogged.

Over and out!

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Juneathon the first

3 miles around the local nature reserve at a brisk walking pace!

Saw cattle and Egrets this morning, but forgot camera! Will take this tomorrow.

Not inspiring, but it's a start!