Sunday, December 30, 2012

Last post for 2012 and resolutions

I didn't blog as much in 2012 as previous years, but then again I also don't have as many readers as previous year (this happens when you lead a boring "normal" life :-p ). But if you are one of my regular readers, don't worry I'll never stop blogging while I'm here :-)

Some of my New Years Resolutions for 2012:

  • Do a 10km race
  • Win at least 1 medal in the WTG in Durban
  • Keep lung function above 95% (FEV1%)
  • Some financial ones
  • Ty to do more to raise awareness on organ donation/ help out the ODF

  • Don't have any plans for New Year Eve yet, and if i look at previous NYE's it will be nothing special, but hopefully my day oof on the 1st will be great!


    Tuesday, December 25, 2012

    the difference 5 years can make... thinking of my donor on Christmas

    Merry Christmas

    Merry Chistmas everyone! Hope your day was filled with love and great food :-) We had some people over for Christmas Eve last night, and today we went to church, made brunch and then had xmas lunch at friends' house. Here are some pics:

    Wednesday, December 19, 2012

    Xmas supper with parents and sis

    This past long-weekend was great. My sister arrived on Saturday morning, we quickly stopped at Neighbourgoods Market in the city centre on the way back fron the airport and did shopping in the afternoon! The mall was so busy so it was a bit draining but fun nevertheless.

    On Sunday Chris and I chilled at home most of the day and late afternoon we went to my parents' place for "Christmas Supper". They flew to Argentina today so we had to celebrate early. Food was yummy!

    I did a photoshoot for a local woman's magazine today (they're doing an article on "Second Chances" featuring me and two other ladies). Quite exciting. Going out for supper now with hubby and sis!

    Wednesday, December 12, 2012

    12/12/12 and HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLOG!!!!!!

    Hard to believe but my blog is 5 years old today!!!!!!!! For a walk down memory lane, here is the first post. What a journey I've had, so glad I put it down on "paper"!

    Today is also the last time in my lifetime where the day, month and year will be the same nr... 12/12/12! Don't have much othe news, gym back on tack again, almost where I was befoe my op. Can't wait fo Satuday when my sis will be aiving fo her Chistmas holiday in Jobug!

    Sunday, December 9, 2012

    1 month post op

    So yesterday was a month since surgery, definitely a month I don't want to repeat! Can pretty much eat everything now, just smaller portions and I take long to eat as everything needs to be chewed for ages. Had yummy Sunday Lunch at my folks' place today and ate too much, still feeling very full and need to go to gym! Might have to skip the running at gym...

    This weekend's been good, had a haircut today, went to a friend's baby shower yesterday and sorted out some bank-admin stuffs in the morning. This week should hopefully be the last busy week at work for this month. Hoping that the rest of the month will be a bit more "relaxed"!

    I've also sent out invitations to my 5-year lungaversary party, getting very excited for that! And my blog turns 5 this week!!!

    Wednesday, December 5, 2012

    BACK TO GYM YAY!!!!!!!

    So on Sunday I went back to gym!!!!!! Was planning on waiting till later in the week but couldnt wait any longer so Sunday morning it was!! Walked on tradmill on incline at 6km/hr for 20 mins, cycled for 5 mins and eliptical trainer for 5 mins. Also did some squats (not allowed to do upper-body stuff yet and no weight-training). It wasn't much but I was a bit stiff on Monday and Tuesday so I guess I got a bit of a work-out at least.

    Today I was on treadmill again for 20 mins but ran for 5 mins at least. Did squats again and 10 mins on eliptical. So still not much of a crazy work-out but it's a start. Feeling so much better for it though, endorphins doing their job and think I've been sleeping better as well. And I know it's in my head but even feels like breathing is better.


    Saturday, December 1, 2012


    It's my favourite month of the year! And the month in which my blog will also celebrate it's 5th birthday. Even put up the Christmas tree yesterday :-)

    This week was better at work than last week at least, less tired (even though I'm struggling with sleeping quite a bit). Next week is month-end so going to be pretty hectic, but after that the rest of the month should be OK. At least traffic will quieten down after the 15th!

    Won't be taking any leave over the xmas period but my sis and her hubby will be coming up and spending Christmas with us so that is going to be VERY cool!