Wednesday, May 31, 2006


Eeek I'm battling some huge hormonal cravings and mood swings this week! Yesterday I got sooo hungry after lunch that I had to bring the next two meals forward. Found a little easter egg chocolate in my desk drawer at work the other day, and wouldn't you know it, it made its way into my tummy this afternoon. aaaaggggghhhhrrrr! Naughty naughty me! Apart from this I have been doing well this week.

Trained back and biceps on Tuesday, felt good because I increased some of my weights and felt pretty strong. I still feel like I'm lifting 'baby weights' sometimes and I want to lift heavier! I always lift to failure, but sometimes it feels like my progress is agonisingly slow! I know that everyone is different, and what's heavy for me may be fairly easy for someone else (and vice versa) but I want to be stronger!!!! Patience, patience!!!

This morning was freezing again - 5 degrees! Thats just a prelude for next week when I go to Melbourne. Then I'll know what winter is all about. This morning before 7am I went out to the garden to water our 25 new plants (in my still-damp gym clothes), and when I came in I felt like my hands had frostbite - they felt like chunks of ice! lol! And its not even winter yet!!!!

Yesterday I had coffee with Rae and Jadey before Rae left to go home. It was so lovely to get a bit of time to catch up with them away from all the excitement of the comp. Tried to get a couple of photos but unfortunately my camera batteries kept going flat... grrrrrr!!!!! Rae had to take a photo with her phone. Both Rae and Jadey are absolutely gorgeous girls, and as lovely as I thought they would be!!!! I'm so happy that I got to spend a little time with them before Rae left, and hopefully Jadey and I can catch up more often, now that we know each other!

Anyway, time for me to start dinner I guess!

Other people and things can stop you temporarily. You're the only one who can do it permanently. Zig Ziglar


Lia Halsall said...

Hmmmmmmmmm chocolate.....Did someone say chocolate? LOL!!

Lia xx

Michelle said...


Love the banner today!!

- Michelle

“You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six.”
Yogi Berra

Rachel said...

Hi Hilary, it sounded like a great weekend catch up, I'm very sorry i missed it. Where are you in Brizzy?

Alicia said...

I can really relate to the choc cravings. Pleased to say though that I managed to get through the day without chocolate, chips or bread :D


Antigone said...

I don't like chocolate, i don't like chocolate i don't like chocolate.......

Nope didn't work, thankgod there is none in my house LOL my cravings have been shocking!!!

I bet you will get a shock when you go to melbourne as winter has really set in!!!!
Thankgod i changed to a new gym that actually has heating LOL

Ali said...

It is Wonderful that you had such a great time on the weekend meeting all those marvellous women. Have a great afternoon and rest of the week, gee tomorrow is already Friday!!

ali xx

Splice said...

Hello!!! You can sooo afford to eat chocolate.

Kaddy said...

a little easter egg....'d feel much better if i told u how much choc i've eaten this week... but will keep that to myself... would make you sick just at the thought lol!

love the pic!!! how exciting!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Hilary,
What a beautiful photo of you and the girls and also the one that Rae has posted!!! It sounds like you all had a really nice time. Must have been so great to finally get to meet them all in person. Also l keep meaning to tell you that I love the photo of you and your puppies in the latest New You mag :-)

Have a great week-end!

Hilary said...

Hi Lia... mmm I love my chocolate! Sorry to say that it wasn't very good chocolate, but I think I needed the sugar.

Thanks Michelle! Yeah its been one of those weeks unfortunately!

Hi Rachel. It really was a good weekend. I'm so glad I made it to my first comp! I'm on the southside of Brisbane, at Shailer Park.

Alicia - these chocolate cravings are a pain arent they? Great news that you managed to stay strong!

Em - lol!! So the positive affirmations didnt work huh? I've never been to a gym that NEEDED a heater before... ! Cold weather here I come!

Thanks Ali... it was such a blast to meet everyone!

Hi Deb! Dont encourage me woman!! Once I start I have trouble stopping!!!!

Thanks Kat! Well that one little bit of chocolate set off a bit of an eating splurge myself actually! - putting that behind me now and moving on!

Thanks Mandy! It was a great experience going to the comp, cant wait til the next one. And my lovely dogs... what fabulous training partners they are! They never complain!

RaeC said...

I thought the same about you sweetie... I hope I didn't overwhelm you too much with my "Mile-a-minute mouth" ... I just get so excited about meeting people, especially great ones like you that I have known for a while over the internet and finally get to meet in person... it can be a bit daunting for some people... LOL!! Love Rae xxx