Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Ten on Tuesday........

1. I had hoped to tell you about my burlesque class today but alas it is not to be.
2. This is because I got lost
3. And the battery in my new car went flat!
4. But I managed to get a jump start and find where I need to be for the class
5. I did not stay as I didn't want to turn off the car!
6. Lucky I didn't cause when I got home and turned it off and tried - it did not start
7. We charged the battery overnight and this morning I head off to work - all good.
8. But I got to work, turned it off - tried again - and it wouldn't go!
9. One of the lovely men at my work jump started it and off I went to get a new battery.
10. $144.00 dollars later my car has a new battery!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Monthly Goals Reviewed..........

With the end of the month fast approaching I have reviewed my monthly goals for May:

1.Continue walking to work at least three days per week

This one didn't happen as I am now having to pick up my disabled brother-n-law twice a week and return him back to his house twice a week, so I am taking the car four days a week, but I am hoping to catch the train on Fridays so walking to work one day for a while.

2. Have fish for dinner once this month

Eek - I haven't had a chance to do this yet - two days to go and probably not likely- darn!

3. Complete 4 scrapbooking pages

Woohoo - I managed to complete 6 pages on Saturday night while at my BFF's

4. Compete in the Waikato Ceroc Champs
5. Enjoy myself at said champs

I really did enjoy myself at champs - it was a great day spent with great friends - I didn't get past round one but hey thats ok!

6.Finish Reading The Gabriel Method and begin the steps

I have completed it but not yet begun the steps as the book I purchased didn't have the CD - I have now managed to get a download thru the offical website so I will get that on an I-pod and away I go!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Five on Friday.............

There are lots to be grateful today but here are my top 5:

1. I am glad that my little car accident did not cause injury to me or my little man.

2. I am grateful for my lovely friend who has lent me her car for as long as I need it.

3. I am grateful that hubby will have the kids on Saturday night so I can have a child free evening craftling with my BFF

4. I am grateful for my brain slowly but surely getting itself sorted, so I can continue on my weight loss journey successfully.

5. I am grateful for friends helping us out with child transport when we are unable to.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


I was tidying up my computer files and found these words that I have saved from one of Ms Bitchcakes post.

You can get there too. Make yourself a priority and tell yourself that you will not give up, no matter what. It's not that difficult, it's just change. Accept that a change in attitude and behaviors really does have to be for the rest of your life. Accept that it will take time and enjoy the journey. Your new life is waiting

So true!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Ten on Tuesday

1. Saturday night saw me involved in a car accident

2. It was not my fault!

3. I don't think my 1995 Hyundai Lantra car will survive

4. This car is so worth more to me alive than dead

5. I do have full insurance but it was not alot!

6. Insurance forms are a pain in the butt!

7. Now hubby and I get to experience selecting and buying a new car together

8. I am nervous about this prospect

9. The car I am currently using is a gas guzzler and I can see the petrol gauge moving down as I drive!

10. I hope this process goes smoothly!

Monday, May 23, 2011


Go check out this post from The Dame about changing the way you ask for things.

Now, its not about manners although you should always use good manners when ever asking for things.

It is about manifesting and helping things come into your life.

She  has other great posts so go check out  her blog!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

The 43 List Update!

I have recently updated the list on its own page but thought I would share here with a bit more info:

43 Things to do before Turning 43!

1. Buy a Bike I ws lucky enough to be given one!
2. Complete a duathlon Completed 27.02.11 (Time 1.32)
    This was a lot of fun
3. Loose at least 20 kg (.4/20)
4. Complete my Heritage Album
5. Get Daughter’s Album completed up to the end of 2009
6. Get Son’s Album completed up to the end of 2009
7. Hand make all birthday cards - 2 done
8. Complete a 10km walk
9. Do a Pilates Class
10. Make a Christmas Shoebox
11. Visit the Stardome Observatory
12. Attend a concert at a Local Park- Attended Elvis in the Park 13.2.11
13. Compete in the Tamahere Dance Champs in May 2011 Completed 14.05.11
      This was alot of fun - I didn't progress past the first round but that doesn't matter
14. See an Outdoor Movie
15. Make all 2011 Xmas Cards
16. Go to Devonport on the Ferry
17. Purchase Knee High Boots
18. Attend a Gold Glass Movie
19. Walk up One Tree Hill
20. Have a BBQ at our place Completed 04.12.10
21. Get our Wills up to date
22. Release 10 wishes on 10 balloons(0/10)
23. Remove overdraft
24. Pay off Visa and keep it low!
25. Get a Pedicure
26. Attend a community/night class- starting in July
      Yesterdays post alluded to this - yes I have enrolled in a Burlesque class!
27. Work on my spinning with dancing which will help me with my confidence
28. Purchase an expensive perfume
29. Get a manicure
30. Complete 3 walking/cycling events(1/3)
31. Get a new Diary Purchased 05.12.10
32. Complete a minimum of 2 crafts per month off the computer list(3/24)
33. Make a minimum of 2 cards per month(4/24)
34. Finish sewing on the badges to the guide blanket (pinned 15.05.11)
35. Have fish for dinner once a month(4/12)
36. Compete in the East and South Ceroc Dance champs for 2011
37. Go evening swimming in Dec/Jan/Feb/March at least once a week(12/16)Completed
38. Complete 52 Scrapbook pages (35/52)
39. Purchase some new walking sneakers Purchased 05.12.10
40. Purchase some new dance shoes Purchased 14.05.11
      I purchased some for $50.00 at the Waikato Champs - gold and sparkly!
41. Get my eyes retested Completed 16.03.11
      I now have a spare pair of glasses for at home
42. Get an iPod!
43. Learn how to apply eye make-up properly

Saturday, May 21, 2011


You won't guess what I just signed up for.............

Click here to see

Eek can't wait - I am going to start in July.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Five on Friday..........

1. I am grateful today for Amanda at Total Disclosure for being there for me - THANKS!

2. I am thankful for the patience I have shown to my 13 year olddaughter who is so worried about the world ending tomorrow.

3. I am grateful that my 9 year old son is more concerned about his soccer game instead.

4. I am grateful that I a wonderful husband who loves chunky gals! (or at least for now!)

5. I am thankful for having a great friend in NZ who lets me complain about my weight! and gets it!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


I am feeling so lost at the moment and I can't seem to "find myself" again.

My eating is horrible - I am just eating for the sake of eating!

I feel like crying all the time!

I put on a brave face but everything feels like an effort!

I think I want to loose weight - but I just can't find the energy to do so!

I can't even get motivated to do the crafts I like.

I can't even get motivated to blog!

Work is tiring, the dynamics of it have changed so much and I believe that is part of it as well!


I just don't know what to do!

Please help me with any suggestions!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Whats the Buzz on the Web...........

With all the different blogs that I read and places that they take me to – I come across lots of wonderful posts, so here are a few that I have been saving up:

Money Free Weekends? – Check out here for 100 things to do

Guilt Free Money? – Check out Vals thoughts on spending YOUR money on WHAT you believe in.

Guilt Free Eating Anyone? – Check out Zoe and the Beatles and her review on intuitive eating
Triggers? – Zoe also has a great article on triggers for overeating -

What Loving your self Really Means!Great words here!

Emotional Eating? – Check out Miz Fits thoughts

Great Words Here! -  Don’t feel Guilty to love your body

Feeling Burnt out ?– Check out these great ideas

Feeling alone or Lonely? – check out Ms Marzipan for great article here 

Friday, May 6, 2011

Five on Friday

1. I am grateful for having two wonderfully sporty children who do so well in there soccer it makes me burst with pride.

2.I am grateful for having wonderful friends who encourage me in my dancing.

3. I am grateful for having a nice warm home when this cold weather set in

4. I am grateful for having My Sky HDI so I can tape eposides of Khloe and Lamar (I know!)

5.I am grateful for my friend who misses our chats as much as I do  now that we are both so very busy at work we can't email chat as much as we would like to

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Ahh- A Good Wedding............

Well - who got up and watched the Royal Wedding???

Wasn't she beautiful and her bridesmaids dress was stunning!

Oh and the double balcony kiss - awww!

royal wedding dresses William & Kate's marriage

Now for something slightly different for a wedding:

A bicycle wedding - looks like so much fun!

This one has a picnic basket lunch -

These are an awesome idea for  invites or save the day - I am going to use these for a birthday invite

This website has awesome ideas

Another awesome website to visit for great wedding ideas

This one has a great mix of rustic, vintage themes

I hope that you enjoy these posts as much as I do because who doesn't love a good wedding!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Ten on Tuesday

1. Today I am having a pamper day

2. It begins with a free colour at my hairdressers apprentices training school

3.Then I head to my beauty therapist for my eyebrow and lash tint

4. Followed up with a cut at my hairdressers

5. I will enjoy this day of playing the rich and famous

6. Oh what the hell I might even throw in some shopping!

7 And tonight I will give my self a nice little manicure and paint up the nails all shinny and pretty

8. I could get use to this life!

9 Oh yeah I need to work to get this life!

10. Time to find me a rich man! (just kidding!)