Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Hi there - sorry I have been awol for the week but back at work and busy again!
Last week was a funny week as on Wednesday morning I rolled my ankle at the start of my early morning walk - ouch.
So I have had to rest that for a few days - it is much better today, so I will attempt a small walk this evening.
Anyway weight in this week (yesterday) resulted in a major kick in the pants for me!!!
A gain of 1.7kgs EEK - but it was what I needed!!!
So as of yesterday I have changed my diet around and am having a bowl of cereal in the morning instead of my egg and then a snadwich at lunch instead of my salad and lots of veges to snack on as well.
And the scales have been nice to me this morning showing a loss already - YAH!
off to work so will post again tomorrow to help keep me focused
Have a great day

Sunday, March 22, 2009

A quiet Sunday

Hey there - well it is Sunday afternoon here in NZ and I am tired.
I have been walking around for most of the day at a local event and my legs and feet are tired - I only had jandals on so no support.
Well last week on Wednesday morning I set out for my ususal morning walk at 5.45am and less than 100 steps into it I rolled my ankle!!!!
OUCH!!!!! so I have been hobbling around since, it is getting better and I am hoping by Tuesday morning I will be good for the morning walks again.
Food choices for the week, well lets wait for the scales to tell me i think!!!.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Day Five

Well the last day is here of my annual leave and hubby is home tonight!!!
This morning my friend came over to spend the school day at my place so we walked my kids to school.
Then sat down and "tried" to do some scrapbooking but did other things instead like rearrange my craft/office and utilise a shelving unit I was trying to sell on Trade me (That I don't need to now!!)
We also had yummy sushi for lunch.
She has just left as her kids finish 1/2 hour earlier than mine and she has a 20 minute drive to get home.
So I am sitting here thinking about all that the week had brought.
I managed to accomplish all bar two things on my TO DO list.
Scrapbooking and finish a piece of jewellery that I was making.
I have excercised alot
I have eaten so so
I have not been able to join the gym :{
But overall I think it was a great week.
Hubby and I are off to the CityLife Hotel tomorrow night (We had won a voucher in a raffle) so that will be nice and will have dinner out!!!.
Have a great day

Thursday, March 12, 2009

I've Been Tagged!!

Woo hoo how cool..........
Heather (http://heregoesheather.blogspot.com/) has tagged me along with six others. So I thought lets give this a go.........
Here are the rules:

1. List these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog.
3. Tell 7 unspectacular quirks about you.
4. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
5.Link the person who tagged you.
6.Leave a comment for each blogger.

It could be nice if you post a personal photo with this post.

7 Facts About ME:
1. I lost both my parents with in 2 1/2 years of each other.
2. I knew my hubby for 3 months before living together.
3. I have had two c sections (I let them in, but not out)
4. I surf the net alot looking for craft ideas.
5. I LOVE scrapbooking
6. I am a christmas geek and have my tree and table in matching colours these have included: Electric blue and hot pink, red and white, purple and silver to name a few.
7. I love the colour PINK!!!!

7 Unspectacular Quirks about ME:
1. I am a hoarder of little containers (incase I can craft something with it)
2. I am a list maker
3. In 1986 I won a squash tournament
4. I dislike housework
5. After 18 years with a soccer playing partner/husband I still do not understand off side.
6. I love stationery shops.
7. I use to make teddy bears but haven't made one for over 12 years.

I am not sure how to link people so will put in there blog address.
They are:
Nicky - discoveringnicky.blogspot.com
Sarah - thenewsarah.blogspot.com
karen - the downsizingofkaren.blogspot.com
Kimmy - peetieslittlecorneroftheworld.blogspot.com
Bec - slimmerandslimmer.blogspot.com
MissMegan - iamslimming.blogspot.com
Joanne - joannewantstobefree.blogspot.com

Ok off to leave a comment.
As for the photo I uploaded one a couple of posts ago that is only a day or two old.

Day Four

Well a bit late posting but never mind here at last.
The day has been funny - I jumped on the scales this morning just to see whats up and low and behold it says I am up .600gms!!!! WTF!!!
Well this threw me for the day and I ended up taking the kids to school in the car.
Then went back to watch my son's swimming sports, headed up town to get some sushi for lunch and check out printer prices as we need a new one for the computer.
Located a computer and came home, chatted to a friend on the phone for a while.
Went to the supermarket to get dinner - brought dinner - american hotdogs along with some more diet coke, 1 big bikkie icecream and one marshmallow egg.
Drove to the school to pick up the kids -ate the ice cream and egg and am now at home trying to get the printer to work but apparently it can't read the disc!!!!!
The gentleman at the store that I brought it from wasn't much help on the phone - once I understood what he was saying!!! I now need to find someone who might know what I need to do to get it working or have to return for another model????
So all up the bad result on the scales this morning sent me spiralling downward with no excercise and lots of sugar!!!!
Oh and I still have to do the housework but can't be bothered!!!!.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Day Three

Well another day is upon us and the feet and body are feeling ok.
I have already walked the kids to school and had brekkie.
I am meeting a friend for a quick catch up and then onto the gym to join:
1 egg and 2 toast with marg 5pts
Nectarine 1pt
McDonalds Seared Snack Wrap ???points
rice crackers and hommus 2pts

To and from school 30mins
To and from catch up 40mins
I purchased some Cocoa Butter lotion yesterday as well and am going to start applying that to see if it helps the elasticity of the skin???
I have noticed on my thighs with the weight loss that they are looking quite loose and saggy - yuk!!!
But will see if it makes a difference or else I am only ever wearing knee length skirts and shorts for the remainder of my life (unless I can win some money for surgery!!!!)
Well the gym wasn't quite ready as with there new shift they apparently do not have the right cable to run the treadmill?????
So will give it a week and then see if they are ready and if not I might have to look at another gym
Talk later

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Day Two

Well the feet are not sore this morning so that is good.
It is my babys 7th birthday today so a test of my will power this afternoon with his little party!!
I am off to visit a friend this morning who has just had her first baby and then walk to the beautician for my lash and brow tint and then home so all up I think about 4km today - I need to find a sight to calculate it!!!
Food today:
1 Egg and 2 molenberg toast with marg 5pts
I am also having one of the little bottles of activate with the probiotics and such so will see if that makes any difference.
Lunch will be roast chicken subway which I believe is 8pts!!!!
Back from my walk which was good I need to get a pedometer I think altho by the time I get it the week will be over!!!!
Lunch was yummy!!!
Now to get ready for this birthday party!!!!
Well the party went well - I did have a few lollies but nothing to bad.
We then had fish and chips for dinner which I had a piece of fish and a few chips
So I am over for the day but under with the excercise points earnt so all good.
Another big walk planned tomorrow - about 6km round trip and the walk to and from school twice so that is about 3.5 round trip each so 13km for me tomorrow!!! whew
Have a great evening

Monday, March 9, 2009

New Haircut

Sorry not sure how to rotate it around to view.
Well here is the new haircut.
I am not 100% sure about it yet - with the band of dark at the base of the hair but I do like the blond on top.
Off to get the brows and lashes done tomorrow.

Wedding Anniversary Flowers

Oh look at these lovely flowers my husband sent to me for out 16th Wedding anniversary on Friday 6th March.
So unexpected.

The Week Begins

Well I thought since I am on annual leave this week why not document all that I am doing, excercising and eating to see how I go - sorry it might be a bit boring!!!
So todays weigh in showed a small gain of .200 so that take me to 107.1kg!
I am ok with that as TTOTM is due any day now and that is ususally a gain week.
On the weekend I drew up on an A3 piece of paper 6 columns representing the days I am off and then the last coloumn was listed all the things I want to achieve before the end of the week.
I have written in commitments I have for the week including walking the kids to and from school and also any other walks I have planned.
THe good news is so far I have nearly finished half of the items on my list - this was helped by me turning off the computer as I waste so much time on it surfing the net!!!
So onto today
I am off soon to walk the kids to school then walk to town and drop off some library books, get some sushi for my lunch then walk to the local pools as DD has her swimming sports today but I need to leave at 11am to walk to the hairdressers for my cut and colour - yah.
Then walk home and relax before walking to school and bring the kids home again.
Ok food wise so far today:
1 Boiled Egg 1.5pts
2 Molenberg bread toasted 4pts(with marg)
1 Nectarine .5pts
12 pieces of Sushi 6 pts - Yum but very very filling!
Tip top Jelly Tip icecream 2.5pts
Large banana 2.5pts
Potato and beef schnitzel 5.5pts
cheese with above 2pts
veges 0
Total for the day is 24.5pts
2.5 litres of water so far
6km of walking as well!!! which earnt me 10 points for 3 hours of walking
So all in all a good start to the week - I have sore feet but I feel good.
Onto tomorrow.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

LIfestyle Look!

Well over the last week or so I have been thinking about why I am wanting to loose weight, what I am doing about loosing the weight and that includes the eating!!!
So I came to the conculsion that I want to loose weight because:
I want to wear smaller sized clothes
I want to wear nicer clothes
I want to be healthier
I want to feel more confident
I want healthy choices to be a natural thing to make.
What I am going to do to loose the weight:
I will eat within my points allocation each and every day
I will drink at least 2 litres of water a day
I will track everything that I eat on the online WW tracker
I will do some form of excercise everyday.
My Excercise Choices:
This usually would be an 1/2 hour walk in the morning with my friend, but unfortuantely she has become slack so I need to look at other options (Morning excercise is the best option for me and my family as it is very busy after work)
So on this note I am going to talk to my walking buddy and see if she is interested in joining the gym???
It opens at 5.30am so I could get there then and do up to an hours work out each day.
I will also begin using my swiss ball in the evening - I have a set of excercises that I do, so I will make the time to do those.
I am swimming on a Friday afternoon/evening.
I have my Ceroc dancing on a Tuesday night
If I join the gym I will also select one evening class to attend as well to add to the excercise regime!
So all that said lets begin this journey