Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line!

I'm at work right now drinking diet 7UP - how awful huh? I started drinking diet soda when moving to America. Everyone around me at work drinks soda. (Soda for you esteemed Aussie readers = soft drink :) hehe). Anyhow, last week I decided to get rid of the bad habit I've only recently acquired. I'm allowing myself one soda per week. I don't really drink alcohol (maybe one drink a week) - and am kind of against any sugary drinks. I don't see the need to drink that much sugar when I eat way too many cookies and chocolate as it is. Its called limiting my bad habits.

I'm sitting here and thinking about my up and coming trip to Western Australia. Thanks for the props dear readers. I'm so excited and cannot wait to go home and be with my family. I haven't seen my Mum in over a year! And yes - I will be taking pictures and posting some up. That beach I posted a pic of below isn't far from home - about a 30 minute drive. How crazy nice is it?! Most of my closest friends have left Western Australia now and moved to big cities on the East Coast of Australia. But one thing we all miss is the beaches. The sand is powdery white (you don't get dirty feet!) and the water is crystal clear, and an aqua blue. I haven't lived in Western Australia for 6 years now (I left at 22!) - but whenever I go back to visit I'm overwhelmed by the beauty of the place. Saying that, I would never change that I moved. There is something to be said for seein the world and experiencing different cultures. There are so many beautiful places in the world - beautiful in their own way. Sydney is the cleanest, prettiest city I have ever been too. California has amazing mountains, beautiful beaches. I love the palm trees here and the amazing sunsets. When I go to the beach most days here I feel in awe of it all. And England/Wales - so green and lush. Lovely old cobblestone streets and quaint villages. I remember being on a mountain in Wales and feeling like I was in the Sound of Music - with the rolling hills! And New York is possibly one of my favourite places on earth. Central park is a place I daydream about almost every day!

Raving over. I got on a tangent just then.

I was watching a taped Oprah last night - about blue zones - the people who are healthiest/live the longest in the world. The short of it is - its all about having a good diet/exercise and sense of purpose in life - and being around good friends. I'm thinking of going vegetarian and religiously drink a glass of red wine every day (like the Sicilians!). I rarely eat meat anyway. Maybe I'll stick with fish still. I include eggs and beans, lentils in my diet - and lots of vegetables (not enough fruit). But maybe I should start incorporating soy milk and tofu and cut out meat all together. I'd like to say I was all around healthy, but I love cookies too much!!!

Thats about it. Its now Wednesday and I'm home sick. I woke up with a really sore throat and feeling sick. So instead of sharing the love at work before Thanksgiving, decided to stay home and spare my dear colleagues.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend with your families - and having some time off. Does anyone get into black Friday shopping? I'm skipping it - too crazy.

ps. I'm hearting these boots right now:-


enc said...

I'm sorry to hear you're sick. I hope you feel better and can enjoy the time off.

You've already taken a lot of steps toward good health! Not many eat as well as you do. It sounds like it would be easy for you to make a few small dietary changes, because you're so open-minded. I hope you will make sure you get enough protein and iron in your diet if you cut out meat. That's a concern for women.

Happy Thanksgiving, and get well soon.

Its Just Me - Daring to Dream said...

nice shoes, love diet sodas and get well soon!

Anonymous said...

Inconceivable!!! Love the Princess Bride quote dude!! :)

Miss R.

Technodoll said...

You make me dream... only been to the UK once so far (in Brighton) but can't wait to go back! Love California, never want to go to NYC (hate big cities) and Australia is way too far for a non-traveller like me... but still, you make me dream :-)

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