Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Firstly thank you to everyone who left me wishes to get well soon.

I had an early night as planned and with an extra blanket over the quilt I got to sleep at 9pm and slept through til 6 this morning. I know I sweated as fair bit and woke up with the headache still. Stayed in bed for most of the morning. Endured a couple more sweat-fests and then it eased up. Drank heaps of water and now just have the remains of a mild headache. Not 100% yet but MUCH better than this time last night.

Being home to recuperate gave me time to think about things and work some stuff out about me.

Its becoming more and more obvious that for me bad food = bad health. I believe that both of my recent illnesses can be attributed to poor nutrition just prior to me getting sick. Normally I'm very healthy and strong and I could tolerate bad food with no real ill effects. This seems to no longer be the case. What I considered to be "treats" are foods that if eaten too often or in larger quantities, will actually make me sick. Sadly my "treat foods" are also foods that I find hard to have in moderation. So what's the message there??

If I want to stay healthy, strong and sane then eating well is absolutely essential. This needs to be at least 90% of the time and not just when I think "sh*t I need to lose a bit of weight". I also need to mentally redefine what "treats" are.

3 or more glasses of wine? Maybe not.
Benedictine (a winter favourite) once or twice a week? Shaking head.
Cakes/biscuits/ice cream? Hmmm better to not even start on them.
Nibbly foods before dinner? Danger. Danger. Will Robinson.
Bread and butter? Just say "no" Magda.
Pasta? Choose the protein option Magda.

As I said in a previous post, I'm a work in progress and the path I need to travel just became even clearer and more obvious.

Cheers all



Kristy said...

Hi Magda

I rang Australian Muscle about the weight set you bought for $50 but they don't seem to do those any more. How long ago was it that you bought?

Nowhere seems to have anything cheap at the moment so I will just have to keep my eyes open...


Magda said...

Kristy I bought the weight set in a sports store in Brisbane. You can buy additional weight plates at Aussie Muscle (sorry for the confusion).

Check what A Mart have as I reckon thats where I bought it in Brissie although it was a few years ago now (about 2 or 3).



Kristy said...

Thanks Magda, I have been at Amart sports, but there were a little expensive at this stage. I think I'll wait and see if anyone has a sale on the barbell sets...

Thanks for you help :)