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Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Are we all back on deck?


Wow, time gets away from us over the Christmas-New Year period! January is waning and it's hard to believe that it's over a month since I last posted. And it's not as if I've been busy or active in any productive kind of way. I'd love to tell you that I've been adding the finishing touches to The Cloak of Challiver, but I'd be lying. It's still with an editor friend for final critiquing before I send it off to Satalyte Publishing. 

What I have been doing is lazing about, reading a little, watching TV, playing on Facebook, writing a few emails (but I'm still less than half way down the list of annual newsletters from folk I love to stay in touch with at least once or twice a year) and going out socialising to celebrate the holiday season. Truth to tell, I'm getting lazy in my old age. Besides, summer in this part of the world (Perth, Western Australia) is HOT. Very hot indeed. Days are rarely under 30 degrees Celsius, and not infrequently the mercury rises to over forty! Good ice-cream weather.

Part of the problem is that everything except socialising stops for December and often January too, so my usual activities have been replaced by social outings. I had a lovely afternoon last Saturday, for instance, with friends from the Shakespeare Club of Western Australia at the home of one of our members. But keep-fit classes have started again now, and I'm teaching theatrical dance at the annual Summer School of Trinity School for Seniors. Several new ladies are trying the class out, and I do hope they like it enough to sign on for first term. The problem there, of course, is that they are new to dance and might find it hard to slot into the existing group, yet there aren't enough of them to start a second class. We'll see what happens next month!

Only a few more weeks until belly dancing and yoga start up again, too. Maybe by then I will have exercised off at least part of the three kilos that have suddenly appeared on the scales due to cake, mince pies and lack of exercise. But right now, after just a couple of keep-fit classes I feel heavy, weary and achy all over!

I think I'll just go to the fridge and get another ice-cream ...


8 comments:

Jo said...

Naughty girl, keep away from the ice cream. You shouldn't even have any in the fridge. Three kilos? I would be pulling out my hair.

Satima Flavell said...

Seeing as I weighed 83 kilos three months ago another three haven't made much difference to my fitness or appearance. I will lose it fairly easily once all my fitness classes get going again. However, I retain water so I always look kind of bloated, and diuretics don't seem to help much. :-(

Jo said...

We don't use kilos so had to convert. That is heavier than I am, I am surprised. Don't think diuretics are much use, can't take them any more anyway, get cramp.

Satima Flavell said...

I drink a lot of water because I'm prone to cramps and migraines, but I think the real culprit is coffee. I've cut down on it in the last week or two and I think I'm a bit less bloated. It could be contributing to the overweight as well since I like lots of milk in coffee. No sugar, though.

Jo said...

I haven't had milk or sugar in coffee since I was a kid. Nor do I drink a lot of water, but I do drink a lot of decaf coffee every day. As for cramps, which I get more of from taking a statin, I eat a banana every day and take quinine pills too. If I have cramp, which is luckily not often now, I drink some tonic water. I don't get migraines often either any more, seem to have more or less grown out of them. The worst one I ever had was from drinking fully leaded coffee in Portugal. The caffeine really did me in there.

Satima Flavell said...

Yes, I've learnt to drink decaf, too. A 'real' coffee tends to make me buzz these days, so I only have one when I know I need to be a bit 'up'.

Jo said...

Now I'm on medication for hiatus hernia, I can handle more caffeine than I did and often drink regular coffee at the bowling alley. It's that or none.

Satima Flavell said...

Sounds like we're in a lot of the same clubs, health-wise, Jo!

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