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Musings of the Misguided

Friday, 23 September 2011

Hello my name is...

Hello my name is Teegs and I am a daily weigher.  *Hi Teegs*

Thanks to my disordered eating past I have gotten into the addiction habit of weighing myself daily, multiple times a day.

I justified it to myself by telling myself that I was doing it to keep myself in 'check'.  All it was doing was making me unhappy.  After seeing the number go up I would mope on the couch eating chocolate.  

The truth is daily weighing has never been matter how many times I told myself it was.  When I was in the midst of my disordered eating, seeing the number bigger the next morning would prompt me to eat less and exercise more.

This week I made it my goal to only weigh in next week when our official weigh in for the Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation.  

It's a lot harder than I thought.  I didn't realise how ingrained it is.  I had to hide my scales because it was such a habit that I jumped on them, that I did it without thinking.

I didn't realise how anxious it would make me feel too.  Even though I know that I am sticking to the meal plan and exercising I am still worried about the result.  

So here's to sticking it out for another 5 days and not caving in.  To all the daily weighers, stop telling yourself it is helping if it really isn't, bite the bullet and stop weighing yourself daily. 

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Thursday, 22 September 2011

School Holidays

School Holidays.  Two words that strike fear into parents and shopping centre security guards everywhere. 

Mini Man is only 2 and I hate them already.  There is teenage delinquents everywhere!  Teenagers are the reason I do not go anywhere on a Thursday night.

My patience levels can go from 0 to -10,000 in 30 seconds in a normal shopping situation...add moody teenagers who think their shit doesn't stink and you can halve that time.  

Now don't get me wrong...not all teenagers are put on this earth to annoy me...just the ones that hang out in shopping centres, making nuisances of themselves.  

So keep sane and avoid the shopping centres these school holidays ;)

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Thursday, 15 September 2011

Isn't love all that matters

Image from here

I was reading through my Facebook feed earlier in the week and stumbled across a very worrisome article about chair of Beyond Blue, Jeff Kennet.  His words that worried me so much.... “Happy heterosexual marriages are the best environment for the mental health of children.” Read more here....

I really thought that we were living in the 21st century...obviously I was wrong.

Beyond Blue has distanced themselves from the comments made by Jeff Kennet.  With good reason.  

His comments really were a kick in the guts of progress and also to those families who aren't doing things by the 'norm'.  Plenty of kids have turned out a-ok in single parent families because they are loved...who is to say that someone's sexual orientation makes them incapable of love?

Even Centrestink now recognise same sex couples as what they are...couples.  You really are behind the times if you are more backward thinking than centrestink.

Dunnet's comments make the implication that children in heterosexual relationships have good mental health.  I can tell you that most of the people I know with a mental illness came from a two parent heterosexual family.  

I'm not saying that one family dynamic or another is more likely to create unstable mental health, just that all a child needs is to know that they are loved and they have a safe place to come home to.  

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Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Can you smell the fear....

The final countdown to the 12 week challenge is on....

I've been slowly increasing my exercise regime and going to the gym more often.  I just need to stop having a milo with 4 tablespoons of milo in it.

I did my grocery shopping this week and thankfully no Tim Tams or Grainwaves jumped into the basket.  I did however splurge on some ridiculously overpriced bananas (Oh how I have missed bananas).

I received a little present in the mail today.  Introducing my Polar FT4. I'm yet to try it out but I am so excited to see how many calories the exercises I do burns.  Especially my day care run.  Surely walking 12km, 6km of which is pushing a pram with a 14kg Mini Man in it.  

I can't believe I'm getting excited about exercise but BRING IT ON!

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