Not Quite a Week

Here it is, the start of a new week.  Not quite a week since I started the new weight loss attempt.  I weighed myself this morning and I was 140kg.  That’s 2.7kg so far.  I know some people will be going, ‘That’s too fast’.  But at my starting weight, it isn’t uncommon to to lose more than a kilo per week at the start.  It will slow down as I go along, so I’m not panicing at this point & I don’t think I am going too hard or over doing it or starving myself.

I just wish I could get a good night’s sleep.  I keep waking up during the night.  At least three times.  I had planned to get up early (about 4am) to go for a swim at my gym.  To do that, I need to walk over 1km down to the main road to catch a bus into the city.  There are no buses where I live at that hour of the morning.  My gym is close to my office.  So my plan is to go for a swim before work at least 3 times a week.  I’m on leave this week, so I was going to still get up early to test the timings for going for the swim, and then showering & dressing to go to the office afterwards to see what time I would be getting to the office.  I initially plan to swim for about 30 minutes each time.

Because I didn’t get up early enough, I think I will go for a walk down to the main road (buses are running now, but I think I will still walk it) to get some money out of the bank and then go to the city and catch a train to the central coast.  There is a cross stitch shop up there not far from the station.  Even if I don’t buy anything (not going with any preconceived ideas in mind), it will get me out of the house for a while as well as the exercise of walking.I’m not a really quick walker, and the footpaths in the area can be a bit ‘homicidal’.  I have fallen because of footpaths in the area twice in the past.  Not a pleasant experience.  Not one I want to replicate.

You know those houses in shows like ‘Horders’?  Well, mine isn’t quite that bad, but if I don’t do something about it, it could be.  I’ve started to tidy things up.  I went through a storage box and threw almost everything out.  It was mostly manuals and assignments from my Legal Administration course almost 10 years ago.  When I looked over the assignments, I realised how much I liked my course and how well I did at it.  I scored highly on all the assignments, with many of them at full marks or only just a few marks off that point.  However, at my age (over 40 at the time) I wasn’t able to get a job in the area.  I was too old for a junior position and I didn’t have the experience needed for a more senior role.  Catch 22! I remember my teacher telling me at the time that within 6 months I would have my solicitor so organised it wouldn’t be funny, because I had a little bag with pretty much everything we would need in class.  Pens, technical pencils (no need of sharpeners), highlighters, glue sticks, hole punch, rulers, sticky notes, marker pens, sticky tape, little containers with rubber bands, paper clips, small stapler, staple, faxed and copy stamps.  I am still like that in my job today.  Have most things in my drawers at work that I will need (and not always on a daily basis).

But I digress, back to the tidy up:  I am working mostly on the kitchen dining room area at the moment.  In my local government area we don’t have wheely type bins for recycling.  We have plastic crates.  One for paper products and one for glass, metal and plastics.  Well, my next recycling day isn’t until Thursday and my paper crate is already full.  I can’t fit any more into it.  It’s going to be heavy to lift to put out for collection, so I really can’t over fill it.  I do have some cardboard boxes that I hadn’t put out yet.  I will just have to re-form them (they are flattened at the moment) so I can put some more paper rubbish into at least one of them to put out with the crate on Thursday.

Well, I think that’s enough for today.  Will let you know how I go with getting out of the house, later.

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