28 July 2006

Aaaaahhh....it's good to be home

10 Home
20 Sweet
30 Go to 10

Pretty funny eh? I saw it on an old episode of Futurama. Gotta love that show. And everyone calls me 'Lady Leila'.

Well, the house move went well. Thanks to family and friends who help M and I out with the shifting, driving and unpacking...the new place is great. I am loving it. Not only am I loving coming home to M at night but I love being able to sit in my own loungeroom and relax...or anywhere in the house for that matter!

I still have some boxes awaiting to be unpacked and because of this, my exercise/meditation room is lagging slightly in it's progress. We also have quite a lot of things to give away to the op. shops because we simply have too much between the two of us to keep it all. The kitchen does not have a lot of storage space hence buying a beautiful, huge Ikea bookcase. We also purchased a Japanese dining table this week which is gorgeous with it's 6 stools rather than chairs or benches.

Meanwhile, dad is flying to Indonesia this Sunday to take half of mum's ashes to Kupang. They are holding a big prayer/memorial service for her next Wednesday. I hope to get to Indonesia in early November to also visit the family and pay my respects. With any luck, M will join me too.

Kickboxing is going very well, just got to watch what I eat a bit more (damn the chef!) as well as incorporating more cardio into my week - perhaps 4-5 times a week instead of the current 2-3 times. With all the challenges that 2006 has brought me, it is proving difficult to get back to my goal weight. Over lunch at work today, we were talking about morbidly obese people like the guy who died in Singapore and needed a permit to dig and be buried into an ultra-deep, ultra-wide grave. I suppose it's a reminder for me not to take my current weight too seriously and just enjoy what I do have. I mean, I am not 300kg. Nor am I my previous 98kg.

In response to me sending a URL of my weight loss transformation to a work colleague, shortly after he shared this quote with me:

I will persist until I succeed. Always will I take another step. If that is of no avail I will take another, and yet another. In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult.... I know that small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking.
- Og Mandino, The Greatest Salesman in the World

Simple yet valuable words for battling through hard times or achieving a goal.

On that note, be happy. Even if the wolves are biting.