Focus......

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”- Arnold Schwarzenegger
“The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else. I hate that.” -Arnold Schwarzenegger

FIGURING OUT THE FIFTIES.... SO THIS IS WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT.......

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Breathing through a wet sponge

"CoUgH" urghurgh

Soooooo I have had a few interesting days now trying to do cardio and train while feeling like I am breathing through a wet soaked sponge... I am throwing back the Herbs 0f Gold Cold & Flu Defence tabs like they are my only food and I now have Diflam Sugar Free spray which is numbing the back of my throat nicely...

The numbing stops the fur ball feeling... Hauckuckcuckkukuk... yep its not pretty folks..

The fabulously good news is that all I have is the fur ball, zero flu symptoms!!! Just sound like I am 83 and have smoked since I was 5 years old...

It is also giving me this deep husky voice.. which.. after having the hair extensions put in today and buying the bright red stage lipstick... I pointed out to Hubby gave him his very own oldish slightly used barbie doll... minus the ever important boobs... damn I just can never get the whole package thing organised...

Hubby pointed out that I still coughed like and 83 year old smoker and that furballs were not that attractive... even with extensions and bright red lip stick... see that's how you know you are with your soul mate.. they can point out how totally disgusting you are while sipping coffee and say it with semi love in their voice... ain't love grand... lol

Its my Dads 85th birthday today!!! So while we were round visiting him I mentioned to Mum that this time round I was not having any cravings for "after the comp" foods... except... for..... My Mummy's Date,Sultana and Walnut loaf... so now that is firmly booked in to be baked for me to eat on Monday the 18th of October.. tell ya how desperate is that.. hey 84 year old lady get up off your couch and bake for me NOW!!!! lol

She was actually really rapt and was all.. "ohhh I haven't made one of those in ages, ohhh I can't wait, ohhh you want walnuts of course you always loved the walnuts..." tooo cute... and it is a great reason to spend the day after the comp with Mum and Dad, who I have missed heaps because of the competition preparation...

Other than that its been a pretty normal coughy few days, trucking along nicely towards the comp with another 400 grams lost since Wednesday... I am only working Monday and Tuesday which will be fun with the water loading although for me it is really just an extra couple of litres on top of what I would normally drink.. yes and as of today no more jelly till the Monday after the comp.. it is now a total food staple in my life so even though I don't "have" to I will still be having diet jelly...

I have an after comp nutrition plan which will be a lot stricter than I have done before, I have done a heap of research and I will have one day "off diet" but honestly apart from the date loaf nothing is calling my name so I hope to be able to stay pretty clean on that day anyway... then I will stay clean and taper the food back in just like I have tapered it out... I am hoping this will stop the horrid rebound effects I suffered last year... time will tell....

So now it time to go and watch a DVD...

2 comments:

Sandra said...

Eeewwh Hope you get rid of the furball soon , Cath. I've never had tonsilitis in my adult life, so a few weeks ago when swallowing even my own saliva was causing me unbearable pain, I thought there was a tumour growing in my throat and eventually went to the doctors'...he told me I had tonsilitis and two days of antibiotics later I was on the mend. Now I know what my 12 year old has been going through all these years - I thought the kid was a drama queen...! World's Best Mum...? Yep, that's me! xoxox Happy Birthday to your Dad!

Witchazel said...

LOL Sandra!! We obviously both went to the same Mum School, my kids used to get that sort of sympathy from me when they were sick lol I still have my tonsils but I know what Tonsilitis feels like and luckily this isn't it!!! I am ok as long as I don't breath in.... lolcough splutter.. or laugh lol