Friday, November 6, 2009

i dont like doctors @_@

once again i have had a busy week full of 'high lights' and 'low lights' (not sure if that is a real word) last week i visited the doctor for a very overdue female check up in which she sent me for a full blood test. i went back this week to check out the results only to be told that i am low in iron (explains my tiredness) and high in cholesterol!! so i guess these are out of the question...
we have been indulging in iced coffees and iced chocolates at least twice a week @_@ iced coffee is my favourite, i guess i can still enjoy them using my NO FAT milk and LITE cream...
the extremely thin female doctor proceeded to tell me that i have put on a kilo a year over the past 6 years and that if i don't start watching what i eat and start exercising i am facing heart problems! so instead of saying no to the pleads from the children to go for a bike ride i have said yes and i have even had two sessions with the exercise bike and sit up bench. i hate getting old...i realise now that it is going to take more than 6 years to get those 6 kilos off!! for some strange reason i have almost put 1 kilo on this week alone!! is there some sort of unspoken rule that the closer you get to 40 the faster the weight comes on? long service is great for the soul but not for my fat ass!! i have 3 months to do something about my iron and cholesterol, so i am hoping to be under 60 kgs by then...fat chance i know, but i guess i have to have a goal.
so that was the low point of the week which was soon forgotten because mister moo and i snuck away to montville on Wednesday (shh don't tell anyone) for a walk around and some much needed US time. we bought a gorgeous bell for the new front door and another tin fairy painting. i will post a picture of them when they have found their new home. another high point was that i had to go to the coast a second time as i had to pick up my pillow from the unit that i had stayed in last weekend. i decided to take the girls out of school and spend the day at kings beach. we had such a wonderful time yesterday, the girls were so well behaved. we walked A LOT and my back is punishing me today, but it was so worth it and we have now started the count down to our holiday in earnest...51 sleeps!!! almost as exciting as the visit from the man in the big red suit <0_0>
i also had to share this last photo with you
this is Claudia's very first real 'picture'!! it is a pig, isn't it THE best pig ever!?! Claudia is such a clever little 3 year old and the moments of her having more self control are growing. i just love my little family and especially love the alone time i share with my husband.
before i sign off, this is my 200th post so i guess i will be back with a giveaway...
have a great weekend
xx goldsworthy


clare's craftroom said...

I like your highlights and am so glad your lowlights are few. Hope your back feels better now !

T's Daily Treasures said...

At least low iron and high cholesterol are things you can take control of. From the age of 35, I noticed that I was gaining weight steadily each year. of course, I was also eating what I wanted for the most part. 4-1/2 years ago, two friends and I decided we wanted to get healthy. I have heart disease from my dad's side of the family. He had bypass surgery when he was 45 and all of his brothers and sisters (except one) had surgery too. My friends and I started exercising as often as we could, using videotapes, walking etc, and in 6 months, I lost 30 lbs and have kept it off since. Best thing I ever did as I feel soooooo much better now. I eat healthy, I also recently became vegetarian. Walking is by far the best thing you can do for yourself and is free! Good luck with the lifestyle changes -- and continued success with your crafty busines! Peace & blessings, Tammy

PaisleyJade said...

Yep - I'm in my thirties and for some reason the weight is easier to put on now than it used to be! I looove iced coffees! Such a cute picture too.

becky said...

Well I know about the low iron problem I had that at a younger age.The cholesterol is more or less hereditary.Just watch but be casual about it.She is letting you know to be aware at a young age, and young you still are.

Love the little piggie pic,lol.Do keep the walking up though when you can its the best form of exercise.Have a great weekend!

LissyLou said...

I have low iron levels - eat dark chocolate!! :)

Happy 200 posts!!!
love the littlens piggy!

julia said...

I was just told that my cholesterol is slightly elevated, too. So far I haven't done much about it. I guess I need to get myself in gear!! I used to always be anemic, but no more.
The little trip with your husband sounds wonderful.
That absolutely is the best pig I've ever seen!

Doda said...

Doctors huh!
Hope you are soon bouncing with health.

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Low Iron has been the bain of my life!
And Iron supplements make me soooo crook!
Hope you are fighting fit again soon.
How wonderful to get some time away!
My hUBBY and I need that so very much,Our last night even out without kids was one year ago in december!
I would love to spend some time with my Hunk of a man....He is truly so much nicer when he does'nt have the kids hassle him! lol!

Kerryanne English said...

Congratulations Rosie on 200 posts.

Bad news on the health front but at least now you know and can work on those iron and cholesterol levels.

The highlights of your week outweigh the lows, so that is good and how cute is little Claudia - quite the artist too.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Rosie! Yep ... getting older sucks! Of course ... it's better than the alternative! :0) The good thing (sort of!) about the low iron and high cholesterol is that you can make little changes to help with them - all things in moderation, right?! Easy in theory but hard when you have a favourite treat! :0) Love Claudia's drawing - I see she has a bright future in the arts! May your highlights always outweigh your lowlights! Bear Hugs! KRIS

Maria-Thérèse said...

cuuute pig!

About the cholesterol: why don't you try soy milk, rice milk, oatmeal chocolate milk etc instead? Some of them have iron as well (as opposed to milk which tends to steal iron from your body or prevent it from absorbing iron from food eaten at the same time).

Darren From said...

Ohhh Rose You crack me up I feel like I have put on 10 kg just listening to all those yummy drinks :)