-Wedding plans are going well! We’ve booked out cars, and we started to look into hire equipment and sorting out our catering. I’m also hoping to send out ‘Save the Date’ cards in the next month or so. It’s all starting to fall into place now that the “big” items have been sorted. However, I feel like I’ve forgotten something every now and then, or will forget something, so we’ll see. Haha.
-I’ve been feeling pretty bad about my body this week. We had a mufti day at work and I really struggled to find something nice to wear. I also became heavily aware of my stomach and how much it sticks out. I can be quite self-conscious about my larger figure…being in an office where the majority of staff are average/quite thin makes me sometimes feel like I stick out like a sore thumb. Having the stomach is a combination of an “Insulin belly”, a build-up of fat from the insulin injections I’ve been giving myself for the past 18 years…and also normal fat from weight gain. It feels like no matter what I do, I can never get rid of this stomach. I’m seriously thinking about starting some waist-training again or similar, just to start toning the stomach. I’ll also try to add in some sit-ups each day.
-And…well, I also do need to get onto my workouts. My leg got quite infected this week (so much that I was struggling to walk), so I feel like it’s a constant battle between trying to lose weight/work out and trying to make sure my health is ok with my diabetes and leg. When one is going well, the other suffers. If my workouts are going well, my leg gets infected and my diabetes levels go crazy. Or, when my leg and diabetes is good, my workouts suffer. It’s incredibly frustrating…particularly as I was wanting to be in good shape for the wedding. I might take a new approach, where I do 15 minutes of exercise in the morning, do a walk in my lunch break and then 15 minutes when I return home to break up my day and get the exercise I need.
-My stress has settled down over the past week. I’ve been making an effort to go outside during my lunch breaks, and read or have a walk. It’s amazing how much of a difference it can make in having that “time out”…I come back to the office feeling more refreshed and relaxed.
-Thanks to Ray’s best friend (who is a paramedic), I’ve discovered some new products for my leg. I’ve finally found a bandage which covers my ulcer, yet still allows the wound to breathe and be exposed to air etc. It’s called Coban, and from using it over the weekend, I am very impressed! This might really help my ulcer get back to its normal healing-up self. What’s even more awesome about the bandage is that it’s a tan colour, so doesn’t stick out. As I couldn’t have my ulcer exposed during the day (OHS issues and it doesn’t look professional), this new bandage (which allows the wound to breathe) is just what I’m after! I’m really hoping it starts to heal up properly again.
-I’ve been doing some D&D sessions with Ray to build up my confidence as a player/character. I’ve been getting a bit self-conscious when playing with a larger group, mainly because I’m relatively new to D&D and can struggle with making decisions for my character sometimes. I also played quite a bit of Baldurs Gate 2, which gave me some inspiration too. We’re very eager to keep holding D&D games at our place, so I’m doing all I can to be prepared 🙂
-Ray and I managed to hit the library again over the weekend, so I have another big pile of books to get through! This time, I’ve managed to borrow a whole heap of Asian pre-WW1/WW2 autobiographies…so I’ll have to update my Goodreads when I start them. I still need to get through Shogun, but I have to admit I’m struggling getting through the start of the book. Regardless, I feel pretty thankful that we do have libraries around us with so many books available. While Ray and I may not much money to purchase our own books, I’m learning not to take libraries for granted: knowledge for free works for me 🙂
-It’s kinda funny to me that every week, I have readers from Japan, USA and Canada continually jumping onto my site each week to read my updates (yes, I can see where people are located who read the blog!) However, I don’t know if these are complete randoms who are just keen to snoop on what I’m up to, or they’re overseas friends wanting to know what I’m doing/not doing with life as I don’t post on Facebook anymore, haha. Either way…hello and thanks, I guess? 😛
And that’s about it. As you can see above, I have quite a bit to work on. Thanks to those who have been encouraging me to keep at it 🙂