Monday, November 28, 2011

Where I am At!

Well lately life has been a bit too much for me to focus on my weight loss journey, so I have been just going thru the motions of surviving and if surviving is eating what eva then that is what I was doing.


Last week something changed in the head space and I had a great week food wise.

I am trying a hot lemon drink before all meals and also having fruit for breakfast and morning snacks.

This helped me loose 2.2kgs last week - woohoo!

This has really given me a good start for the journey and I am feeling back in control!

I have also been having lots of salads for dinner and not snacking in the evenings.

Now to get the enthusiasm to walk to work four days a week again.

I am also enjoying the Woman in Squash course and am seriously thinking about joining for the remainder of there year which will cost about $60.00 for 3 three months so not to bad as I will also get a racquet with the joining up.

I really want to get down at least another 5 kilos by 14 January as we are having family photos for my grandmothers 90th birthday, which is in about 7 weeks so I think that is totally doable!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

The List Updated............

Here is my new list of things to do before turning 44

1. Lose 12 kgs this year 

2. Attend 2 walking events 

3. Visit a Naturopath

4. Get a manicure

5. Get a pedicure

6. Have a facial

7. Purchase an expensive perfume

8. Purchase Goddess Leonie Circle Subscription ($99 AUD)

9. Listen to and complete the E-courses of Goddess Leonie’s

10. Purchase Gala Darlings Radical Self Love Boot camp ($100 USD)

11. Begin the Process of Radical Self Love

12. Purchase a new CD

13. Visit the Dentist

14. Complete one week without saying anything mean about someone else each month  - This is more to try and stop bitching about those at work who pee me off!

15. Go to Caluzzi Bar with Friends

16. Go to one theatre event

17. Attend an auction house auction

18. Go to at least three different markets (Farmers or Craft) 

19. Go to the movies at least 5 times either solo or with someone

20. Attend a community/night class (belly Dancing?)

21. Try a new alcoholic cocktail

22. Get Courtney’s Album completed up to end of 2010 at least

23. Get Liam’s Album completed up to end of 2010 at least

24. Complete Heritage Album

25. Ensure all old photos are in my album

26. Have a weekend away with Angela scrapbooking

27. Hand make 2012 Christmas cards

28. Complete Courtneys X-stitch for Angela

29. Finish Sewing on Guide Blanket

30. Attend a local concert

31. Have a BBQ at our place

32. Have three different sets of friends over for dinner

33. Travel somewhere in NZ – not soccer related!

34. See an outdoor movie

35. Take the kids up the sky tower ($50.00 for3, $61 for Family Pass-4)

36. Take Nana out at least 3 times

37. Organise and action at least 3 family outings

38. Got to at least 6 other Ceroc franchise classes.

39. Attend at least 2 other Ceroc franchise workshops

40. Declutter 100 Items – Can be sold, thrown, given away

41. Get our Wills up to date

42. Remove overdraft

43. Reduce spending on Visa

44. Increase repayments to PSIS Loan

Well I think all are achieveable and I am excited to see how many I get accomplished over the next 12 months.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Well life has been plodding along nicely with the following happening in my life:

Joined up a Womans in Squash Course - Loving it

Thinking of joining for three months

Went to a talk from a Naturopath and got some good weight loss pointers

Have created the 2011 Christmas Card - now to mass produce

Hubby is off to Fiji for 4 days this weekend

Christmas Shopping with My BFF on Friday

Summer Fun Buckets are nearly finished

Have got back into walking to work at least twice each week

Feeling a bit more in control on this weight loss path.

Loving that summer is on its way!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Still Here.......

I am still here - alive and kicking!

So much on at the moment and focus is out the door.........

Argh this seems to be a very bad cycle that I am on

Time to sort it out .....................

Thursday, November 3, 2011

October Month Goals - Updated

I was so happy at the end of October to discover that I had completed all the month goals I set myself for October, while it wasn't a big list, is was at least achieveable and that makes me happy.

1. Get to the gym at least four times this month
Completed and Gym membership is now finished

2. Scrapbook 4 pages

3. Have fish for dinner once this month
Completed - YUM

4. Load up at least 5 Trade me Auctions
Completed - Loaded up 18

5. Create Wedding GiftCompleted!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Things I love..........

Things I am loving right now in no particular order

New Cellphone!
Getting photos printed off so I can scrapbook
Family time
Inspiration from the Net for Christmas Gifts
Being a bit more organised for Christmas
Time at home with family
Great chats with my BFF
All the yummy spring/summer fruit to look forward to
Inspirational blogs
Walking again
Free excercise classes
Playing squash again

The List Update

Well it is just over one calender month to my birthday and so I thought it was time to update my list of things to do from one birthday to another.

I know a few more will be completed but not eveything is going to be able to be crossed off and I am happy with that - I am making another list and will decide what to transfer over to the new list and what to let go of:

1. Buy a Bike I was lucky enough to be given one!

2. Complete a duathlon Completed 27.02.11 (Time 1.32)

3. Loose at least 20 kg (.4/20) Not going to happen this year :(

4. Complete my Heritage Album Not going to happen this year :(

5. Get Daughter’s Album completed up to the end of 2009 Completed 23.10.11

6. Get Son’s Album completed up to the end of 2009 Completed 23.10.11

7. Hand make all birthday cards
I am automatically making a tag or card for all gifts now - so accomplished

8. Complete a 10km walk - wont be completed this year

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

14. See an Outdoor Movie

15. Make all 2011 Xmas Cards

16. Go to Devonport on the Ferry

17. Purchase Knee High Boots -I have been given some 07.08.11

18. Attend a Gold Glass Movie Saw Bridesmaids on 17.07.11

19. Go to Snow Planet Went 23.10.11

20. Have a BBQ at our place Completed 04.12.10

21. Get our Wills up to date - Won't be completed this year

22. Release 10 wishes on 10 balloons(5/10)

23. Remove overdraft

24. Pay off Visa and keep it low!

25. Get a Pedicure

26. Attend a community/night class - Completed a Burlesque Class

27. Work on my spinning with dancing which will help me with my confidence
With being in the teams for Champs my spinning and confidence is improving

28. Purchase an expensive perfume

29. Get a manicure
30. Complete 3 walking/cycling events(1/3) - Won't get completed before birthday no
31. Get a new Diary Purchased 05.12.10
32. Complete a minimum of 2 crafts per month off the computer list(3/24)
I have decided that this is not important anymore - if I havent done any since for the first six months of 2011 then they aren't worth stressing about for the rest of the year

33. Make a minimum of 2 cards per month(5/24)
I have decided to just make cards as I need them - so this is not worth stressing about.

34. Finish sewing on the badges to the guide blanket (pinned 15.05.11)

35. Have fish for dinner once a month(10/12)

36. Compete in the September East and South Ceroc Dance champs for 2011- Competed 03.09.11

37. Go evening swimming in Dec/Jan/Feb/March at least once a week(12/16)Completed
38. Complete 52 Scrapbook pages (52/52) Completed 23.10.11
39. Purchase some new walking sneakers Purchased 05.12.10
40. Purchase some new dance shoes Purchased 14.05.11
41. Get my eyes retested Completed 16.03.11
42. Get an iPod! Completed 19.06.11 but got an MP3 for now (alot Cheaper)
43. Learn how to apply eye make-up properly Not a priority now

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


A lovely Reminder from Goddess Leonie over at the Goodess Guidebook.
Link Love on the right over there---------->