Cate's Diary

Cate

Long-term member.
Oh i didn't know that sodium affected aneurysms! Yes quite important to watch that then...I don't eat salty snacks so much, but I do seem to add a lot of salt to my food--I notice when I eat with others I will often be the only one adding salt...
Too much salt raises your blood pressure which can enlarge your arteries. I used to add so much salt to my food, but I also know it has crept back up.
Awesome goals Cate!
Thanks, Liza. Now to implement them :)
For me salty cravings generally mean I'm low on protein. Except when it's hot and I sweat a lot, of course...
I think I'm always low on protein, LaMa. I really struggle to get enough.

Yesterday I kept to within my 1450 cals, had 2 walks & turned over the compost. There were SO many worms. I have lots of different seeds ready for this spring.
 

Marsia

Well-known member
I can't wait to have a big enough compost to turn it over. So happy you have a nice one going! I am ordering seeds for spring while they are on sale. Sounds like a good day with lots of good exercise!
 

liza3

Well-known member
Yesterday I kept to within my 1450 cals, had 2 walks & turned over the compost. There were SO many worms. I have lots of different seeds ready for this spring.
Sounds like a great day Cate and exciting to have seeds waiting to be planted! Coming slowly into the fall here I am already making plans for what I might do differently next year...I just love gardening so much!
I got some protein powder yesterday so am going to start on that today...can't wait to see my protein goals hit their targets!
 

Llama

Well-known member
My parents currently have an unexpected but overwhelmingly abundant pumpkin/squash patch where my dad worked in compost last year and it's the most beautiful thing :D
 

alligatorob

Respected Member
Hey Cate!
Yesterday I kept to within my 1450 cals, had 2 walks & turned over the compost. There were SO many worms.
Sounds like a good day. How are you doing with drinking? Did you do the dry July? Sorry if you have already posted, I know I am behind.

We also have a compost pile, but in our climate its very dry right now, no worms.
 

Cate

Long-term member.
Thanks, Marsia, Liza, LaMa, Rob & Em :grouphug:
I didn't do any gardening yesterday, but did get 2 walks in & kept within my calories. I felt really tired & lacking in energy yesterday & then last night had a bit of a rough night. G was gone most of the day & evening & I put too much wood on the fire last night & it smoked & the smoke crept back into the house. A lot of our windows are not sealed properly. They were very expensive & double glazed when not many houses had double glazing here. The company went bust not long after so we had/have no comeback. I'll make sure we don't chock it up tonight. I hadn't felt well in the morning but pushed myself out the door anyway. I got to have a good chat with a neighbour who was on his way home. He stopped & wound down the window & was in chat mode, which was nice as he's a bit of a hermit.
I am going to lunch with J today, but would much rather stay home. I really like her so will go. Yes, @alligatorob I did Dry July. J rang me to say that she & her husband were donating $100 & I assumed she had done it online & that it had just gone into the general funds rather than into my fundraising, but apparently she doesn't do anything online & wants to meet me for lunch to give me the $100. This means my total is $600, rather than the $500 I was hoping to get. Last year I quite enjoyed doing Dry July, but this year I struggled a bit but managed to do it. I got some lovely support.

Yesterday I kept to within my 1450, no wine, 2 walks, no gardening. I'll get G to walk Arch this morning I think. I feel like I could go to sleep (at 8.30 am!)
 

liza3

Well-known member
sorry to hear about the rough smoky night! Good for you getting out despite not feeling great after that.
Sounds like you met all your goals--good for you!
I feel like I could go to sleep (at 8.30 am!)
I've had mornings where I have gone right back to sleep after breakfast!
 

Emilyrose

Well-known member
Sometimes I get up and have breakfast and go back to bed if I'm feeling really flat. Nothing wrong with it!

Sorry to hear you aren't feeling well with the smoke - hope you had a better night last night.
 

Cate

Long-term member.
Thanks, Liza, LaMa, Floater & Em. We made sure not to chock up the wood heater last night & I got a really good night's sleep.
I got really crabby with G yesterday. As I was driving into town I heard a weird noise under the car. I pulled off the highway to check & saw that the front bumper bar was split in the middle & bits were hanging down. It was almost completely off. G had hit a kangaroo on his way home the night before & told me that it had dented the bumper bar a little. He was so tired when he got home that he obviously didn't have a look in the light of the garage. Luckily I saw a farmer on the opposite side of the highway & ran over to ask if he had any rope on his 4-wheeled bike to tie it up with. He didn't but hurried home, brought some back & tied it up for me. That got me into town & I went straight to the panel beaters & left it there while I met J for lunch, which was just across the road. I was so crabby with G as I had decided to sell this car as I hate driving it. I want a small car again so that I can get my driving confidence back again.
I had to go through the rigmarole of ringing a call centre & answering a squillion questions, got approval for the repairs & rang the panel beater back. I will be $500 out of pocket. We're not very financial at the moment. I stayed crabby with G for the rest of the day & evening. I had suggested that G keep this car for himself & we'll sell his manual one & he hadn't thought that was a good idea but I think he has decided to do that. He could keep his clubs in the boot as it's huge & still have room for other people.

I kept to within my cals yesterday, got my steps in and did some Tai Chi. It's bucketing down with rain right now. 16 mm overnight.
@Marsia apparently it is definitely La Nina & we can expect a very wet spring & summer!
 

Trusylver

Sport and Exercise Coach
Staff member
I kept to within my cals yesterday, got my steps in and did some Tai Chi. It's bucketing down with rain right now. 16 mm overnight.
@Marsia apparently it is definitely La Nina & we can expect a very wet spring & summer!

There are a lot of people in my area who are very concerned for the forecast, after 3 floods already this year some people just will not cope if there are more.
 

Cate

Long-term member.
I guess that's normal, though? Like hitting deer?
Unfortunately it is. I’m trying to not assume that he wasn’t concentrating enough on the road. Wallabies & kangaroos have no road sense whatsoever & can hop off but then turn around & hop right back in front of you. I am such a slow driver at night here. We have a lot of wildlife!
 

liza3

Well-known member
Gosh that sounds like a helluva day for everyone-you, G, the kangaroo...
Glad you could find some help on your way to town--that sounds so stressful!

Nice work on the tai chi...i should really be incorporating that esp considering my on-going sore shoulder lately. I will try!
 
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