Monday, 15 February 2010

Speed of Life Ramblings

When I went to school life tended to plod along so slowly. It was like life itself was wearing over sized gumboots and trying to walk through a really mushy mud pit. Except of course on the holidays when life whizzed past so fast you barely knew you had had one. Maybe that is the little grass mound in the middle of the mud pit.

It has come to my attention over the last few years (I refuse to say decades) that now, post school, life is just too fast and instead of wishing it to speed up I want it to slow down so I can stop, get off and have a breather.

I turned 37 at the end of January. I have just seen a photograph of an old friend from Uni who I would not have recognised at all due to the grey hair. My new photograph on my drivers licence also shows up the amount of grey I have. Dare I resist going back for a touch up to the colour and find out exactly how much grey is under there. Honestly I looked like Morticia Adams!

What has got me thinking this all of a sudden you ask, and no it's not because I have just aged another year. I have been going through all my craft stuff lately and reorganising my studio. Yes this is a mammoth task and it has taken me quite a few weeks so far. I have been brutal in what i have decided to give away. Things I bought when I first started in the hopes I would use them one day. They are still very nice but I have had some for 10 years and never used them (hence the OMG where has the time gone).

My new Dr has also told me my cholesterol is up and to lose weight. If only he knew the struggle I go through. People look at me and think I am just another fat person who can't stop eating and eats a lot of junk food. On the contrary I am not a big eater at all. I eat foods that fill quickly so I can get on with other things. I used to exercise 2 hours a night 5 nights a week and was able to maintain a nice weight then. That of course was back when I had time. I mentioned this to my Dr and he asked me if I had time for a Stroke. Of course I said no, "good," he says, "you have time to exercise then!"

So in closing I am old enough for cholesterol problems, young enough to do something about it but somehow still old enough to have enough responsibilities to only find 30 mins. That will not shift even a kg off this ol' bod. In fact I am currently on an elimination diet of no sugar, wheat, or dairy and somehow managed to put on weight. Go figure!

1 comment:

Ruth's Place said...

So who was the old school friend?

I know the no time feeling - and the feeling of having stuff in your stash more than 10 years old.

30 minutes a day can make a difference to overall fitness even if it doesn't result in weight loss. Think of it as a small change for good. I know you can do this. I'll be your cheerleader :)