Monday, 12 March 2007

Rock climbing and an amazing victory

The black team went rock climbing today. I was really excited to try it. This type of activity has been something I couldn't have imagined having a go at in the past. I wasn't sure how I would go, but I made a deal with myself that I wouldn't beat myself up if I wasn't any good at it. All I wanted to do was have a go.

Well, I did it .. I climbed about four feet up the wall and then fell off. The harness caught me and I was perfectly safe. I had two more goes and fell off both times. I couldn't seem to get my centre of gravity in the right place. I was still really pleased that I had a go, and that I managed to climb part of the way up the wall. Belaying was fun too, and took a bit of effort. Going with the team was the best part. We have a really lovely group of women on our team and it was great to spend some time with them doing something that was a challenge for us all.

This morning I felt great when I woke up. I obviously managed to get enough rest over the weekend. I went to the gym and did a walk rather than a run, as my knees were a little stiff. I'm running with Leanne tomorrow, so I wanted to make sure I didn't have any excuses when I saw her. I'm looking forward to the run as I've improved a lot since I last ran with her.

Now, for my amazing victory. First of all, thanks for the positive comments on my battle with the demon food. It's great to receive encouragement, particularly when I'm struggling.

When I got home tonight, dinner wasn't a problem. I had left over paella, which was delicious. I was well within my calorie budget, but I felt like eating something else. I was looking at various options - thank goodness I sent so much stuff home with people. Eventually I dug the left over party pies out of the freezer, and put all six of them on a plate to go in the microwave. I planned to eat them and then thought I'd finish off the left over sausage rolls. Before I reheated the pies, I looked at the calorie and fat content. I thought about how I felt last night and decided that I really didn't want to eat them. I put them back in their box and put them in the freezer. There won't be anything wrong with eating them one or two at a time while they are within my calorie budget, but half a dozen when I'm not hungry didn't happen tonight and hopefully, won't happen again.

Instead, I finished my meal with some delicious icecream and I still have calories left for a snack later if I want one. I am feeling great.


Andrew(ajh) said...

Well done on the Rock Climbing - that's something I've never done - I'd love to try it though. And an even bigger well done on putting back the party pies - a wise decision.

Andrew(ajh) said...

Just added you to my blogroll, hope that is okay with you - if not let me know.
BTW, what area of IT are you in ? I'm an IT'er too.

Lyndylou said...

Congratulations on the rock climbing! Sounds like great fun. We spent the weekend in Healesville but no rocks to climb there. Keep up the great blog.

Love Lyndylou. xxx

Sarah said...

I did indoor rock climbing a couple of weeks ago, and although I wasn't very good at it, I took comfort in knowing that had I tried to do it 2 months ago, I wouldn't have been able to do it at all. Good on you for giving it a go.

And great choice on the party pies.