Tuesday, January 31, 2012



The last couple of days have been hard food wise for me!

It all started on Saturday for some strange reason when I thought, whilst doing the shopping, lets get a few treats for me - low fat options of course.

So I got some hummus - smallest container - so I could portion it out some to have with the rice crackers we had in the cupboard.
I also brought a small container of sherbert as it was on special to try.
Also a 2 pack of some chocolate mousse.
And also some buns with ham and coleslaw for our lunch that day!

Lets just say - buy the morning of Sunday  not alot of the above was left!

Sunday wasn't much better - snacking away

Monday - I had a lamb kebab for lunch (The works one!)


BUT, I am back on track today and it is a low point day for sure!

I think it all came about thru boredom and thinking I can allow a few little treats into the house for me!
When clearly it is too soon for those!

So the next couple of days I will chug the water down, eat sensibly and try and incorporate a bit more excercise into my day!

Wish me luck!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Weekly Weigh In....

Last Week 112.7

This Week 112.1

WOO HOO Lost .600

Total lost Now 6.2kg!
Thoughts on the week:
Overall a very good food week, altho the bcon and pinepple homemade pizza throught the scales and body out of wack with the sodiu in the bacon!
I really need to be wary of this!

Back walking to work so that is helping and with a couple of squash games thrown in the mix as well the week was good.

I will try and incorporate a little bit more excercise this week and am still working on alternatives for breakfast and lunch options!

Any way here is the food journal for the week

Saturday 21.1.12 (112.7 at 8am)
Plus 1 - 22 Points
Breakfast -1 egg and 2 slices of toast 4.5 points
Lunch - Roast Chicken Subway and 1 cookie 10.5
Dinner -Chicken 4 points, salad , cheese 2 points,Potato 1 point
Total Today: 22 Points
Excercise: NONE

Sunday 22.01.12 (112.6 at 8am)
Minus 2 - 19 Points
Breakfast - 2 egg omlette with cheese 5 points
Lunch - Hamburger Bun 2.5 points, Lrge Banana 1.5 points
Snack - Banana 1 point
Dinner - Quiche, Potato, Veges,9 Points
Total today: 19 Points
Excercise:50 minute Squash Game

Monday 23.01.12 ( 112.8 at 6am)
Minus 4 - 17 Points
Breakfast - 1 egg and 1 slice of toast 3 points
Snack - 1 small apple .5 point
Lunch - Tuna salad with Cheese 3 points
Snack - 1 small peach .5 point
Dinner - Potato, salad, 1/2 cup rice,1 egg
Snack - Large Banana
Total today: 17
Excercise: Walk to and from work and 50minute Squash Game

Tuesday 24.1.12(111.9 at 6am)
Plus 10 - 31 Points
Breakfast - 1 egg and 2 slices of Toast 4.5 points
Snack - Mango 3 and Hot Chocolate 2 points
Lunch - Ham Salad with Cheese 4 points, Bread Roll 2 points
Snack - Chocolate (Greens & Blacks 70% Cocoa) 3.5 point
Dinner - Roast Chicken Subway 6.5 points 1 cookie 4 points YUM!
Total today: 29.5 points
Excercise: Walk to and from Work and Dance Class

Wednesday 25.01.12 (112.4 at 6am)
Normal Allocation - 21 Points
Breakfast: 1 egg and 2 slices of toast 4.5
Snack - 1 small apple .5 point
Lunch -SUSHI!!!! 6 points
Dinner -Homemade Pizza (bacon and Pineapple) 10 points YUM!
Total Today: 21 Points

Thursday 26.1.12 (112.8 at 6am)
Minus 1 - 20 Points
Breakfast - 1 Egg and 1 slice of toast 3 points
Snack - 1 small apple .5 point
Lunch - Tuna Salad with Cheese 4 points
Dinner - Chicken Wrap and chips
Total Today: 20 Points
Excercise: Walk to and From work

Friday 27.01.12 ( 112.7 at 6.30am)
Minus 4 - 17 points
Breakfast - 1 egg 1.5 points
Lunch -Roast Chicken Subway 6.5 points
Dinner - 2 Wraps, 1 chicken sausage, salad
Total Today - 17 points

Friday, January 27, 2012

Simple Living..........

Living a Busy Stressful Life?

Feeling the pressures of Life?

Just can't see any way to break free of the stress?

How about you check out this great blog - Kanelstrand and take the Simple Living Pledge
This is what Sonya has to say about Simple Living:

What is Simple Living?

  • Identifying what is most important for you and eliminating everything else.
  • Freeing up time for doing what inspires you and being with the people you love.
  • Decluttering your mind, your everyday life and your virtual life.
  • Single-tasking and learning to diminish stress.
  • Striving to live frugally by wanting less and buying only what is necessary.
  • Slowing down and being actively present in the moment.
  • Living a healthy life, including cleaning your home and your body, eating, exercising and thinking.
  • Striving to be green and sustainable as much as your surroundings allow.
  • Enjoying the simple pleasures of life.
  • Simplifying your goals, tasks and expectations.
So what are you waiting for - go check her out!

The three week challenge starts on 1st February - so hurry and help create the life you deserve!

See ya there

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

My Special K Personal Plans

I thought I would look into the Special K plans that they are advertising and I had seen on a few blogs  I read, so I headed over to their site at http://www.myspecialk.com.au/ to check it out.

I set up my account as was required before I could go any further in the site.

You are then asked to enter in your current weight and your height.


Then the screen goes "cloudy"  and the following popped up:

We calculated your BMI to be either below 18.5 or 40 and over. Unfortunately we don’t have a plan that meets your needs. Why not speak to your Doctor or an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) for an eating and exercise plan that is specific for you.

 ARGH!!! - I am either Too Skinny or Too FAT! for this site!

I am guessing its not the first part!

OMG my BMI is in the morbidly obese section!

Now don't get me wrong I know I am overweight but I guess the reality of seeing the Morbidly Obese next to my BMI was like a kick in the big fat guts!

I checked what I need to get down to in the Healthy Weight Range and I need to lose just over 50kgs more from what I weighed at my last weigh in! - Eek that is tiny!

It surely has reinforced my desire to lose this weight once and for all! Cause I want it bad enough!


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Loving me some Pink!

I "Borrowed" this image from A Quirky Girl
Who has the loveliest blog I have seen
I love how she makes these images above
and how positive her blog is
Go check her out!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Family Fun Day............


We headed to watch Auckland City FC play against Waikato FC
at Kiwitea Street in Sandringham
It was a good game altho the final score was 0-0.

It was a great day spent as a family - having fun and watching football

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Weigh In Day!

Last Week 114.00

This Week 112.7

WOO HOO Lost 1.3

Total lost Now 5.6kg!

Thoughts on the Week:

Well firstly so pleased with this weeks loss of 1.3kg! and so proud of myself for the total lost so far of 5.6kg!
I am focused this time and it feels great. No snacking is a bit part of it and incorporating excercise and the water is also helping!
I need to try and organise some changes for breakfast and lunch ideas but otherwise all good!
I start back taking the train on Monday so will have more excercise in my week, and it is a short week for me - I have Friday off!
I also have two squash games organised for this week.

Anyway here is my food diary for the week thats been.

Saturday 14.1.12 (114.0 at 8am)Plus 10 - 31 Points
Breakfast - 1 egg and 1 piece of toast 3 points
I missed lunch as I was getting ready for my Nanas 90th Birthday afternoon.
So once there the "diet" went out the window a bit so will make this my high day. We were there from 1pm till 8.30pm.
Total Today: Lets round it off at 31 Points
Excercise: NONE

Sunday 15.01.12 (114.6 at 8am)
Minus 2 - 19 Points
Breakfast - 1 egg 1.5 points
Hot Chocolate with Chris - 2 points
Snack - 2 bread rolls 2 points
Lunch - 1/2 cup rice 1.5 points and some chicken 3 points
Dinner - Salad dressing 1 point, baked potato - 1 point, chicken 4 points and cheese - 3 points
Total today: 19 points

Monday 16.01.12 (114.5 at 6.15am)
Minus 4 - 17 Points
Breakfast - 1 egg and 1 slice of toast 3 points
Snack - Cherry Tomatoes 0 points
Lunch - Tuna salad with cheese - 3 points
Snack - 1 small apple .5 points
Dinner - Wraps 6 points, cheese, rice, sausage, salad 4.5 points
Total today: 17 points
Excercise: NONE

Tuesday 17.1.12(114.4 at 6.15am)
Plus 1 - 22 Points
Breakfast - 1 egg and 1 slice of toast 3 points
Snack - 1 small apple .5 point
Lunch - Tuna salad with Cheese - 3 points
Snack - 1 small apple .5 point
Dinner - Roast Chicken Subway 6.5 points 1 cookie 4 points YUM!
Total today: 17.5 Points
Excercise: Dance Class

Wednesday 18.01.12 (113.1 at 6.15am)
Normal Allocation - 21 Points
Breakfast: 1 egg and 1 slice of Toast 3 points
Snack - 1 small orange .5 point
Lunch -SUSHI!!!! 6 points
Dinner -Homemade Hawaiian Pizza (Wraps 6, Ham 2, Cheese 2, Pineapple 1.5)11.5 points
Total Today: 21 points
Excercise: 30-40 min bike ride

Thursday 19.1.12 (113.3 at 6.20am)
Minus 1 - 20 Points
Breakfast - 1 egg and 1 slice of toast 3 points
Snack - 1 small apple .5 point
Lunch - Ham salad with cheese 4 points
Dinner - Homemade Hawaiian Pizza -11.5 points
Total Today: 19 points
Excercise: 50 Minutes of Squash

Friday 20.01.12 (113.1 at 6.25am)
Minus 4 - 17 points
Breakfast - 1 egg 1.5 points
Snack - Peaches in clear juice 1 point
Lunch -Tuna Salad with cheese 3 points
Snack - Peaches in clear juice 1 point
Dinner - Homemade hamburger and chips (Bun 2.5. Meat 2, Cheese 1) Chips 5
Total Today - 17 Points
Excercise: NONE

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Healthy Valentine Swap

Hey there go check out Kenlie at All the Weigh she is doing a valentine swap, I have enrolled just in case someone wants to do International (Kenlie is in America).

While there check out her great blog!

She has lots of great motivational posts!

So go check her out!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

MUST BRAG!!!!!!!!!!!

Well I must brag!

Last night at Dance class I was so good!

We have lollies on the sign in table where I sit and greet the dancers, well - last night I did not have any of the lollies!!
Not one past these lips and I am so proud of myself!
Ususally I am snacking on them all night!

I also participated in all three of the classes and enjoyed them all - altho my feet were feeling the burn at the end of the evening!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Our Pets - The Frogs

After my lovely catch up with Chris at Diet Coke Rocks and her mentioning about our frogs and how she is getting some herself - I thought why not show you them:
Here they are sitting on a rock waiting
Hubby takes a section of the lawn and places it inside the tank
along with some rocks at the bottom and a couple of larger
rocks for them to sit on, he also places a bit a bit of wood in there for them
as well to sit on and view the world, Then fills it up with some water and
neutalises it like you would with a fish bowl.

A closer view of them

This is the top - the orange and white part is what Hubby uses to put the flies in.
Hubby made the top so they can't jump out, altho they know where the flies
come from and have a couple of times managed to jump up and pop open
the orange lid and get out. We now have to keep a heavy item on top of the
orange lid so that they don't get out.

These are my sons ones in a smaller container, these ones have a slightly smaller
piece of lawn placed in and the water is just an old glass container.
Along with some branches for sitting on.
You can't see it but this container has an opening on the top to
drop the flies into.

A close up of one of them who is just sitting around
waiting for his lunch!

There they are - the one closest to us just tried to catch a fly that was on the outside

We have had the two in the larger tank for about 4 years.  The kids and I gave them to hubby one christmas as tadpoles, as he can be hard to buy for sometimes!

The smaller ones we have had nearly two years and again from tadpoles.

Hubby catches the flies by hand - an art form he perfected as a child when he use to have a pet frog.

Altho in winter when the weather gets colder we usually need to buy them from the pet shop.

So there you have it - our frogs

Does anyone else have unusual pets??

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Making New Friends

Today I made a new friend!

I got to catch up with the lovely Chris at Diet Coke Rocks!

We had a great morning talking away - in fact we met up at 10am and didn't leave until after 12pm!

Not to bad for a couple of chicks that just met today for the first time!

Love to catch up again soon Chris!

Oh and she posted a photo of me! and funny as I was getting ready this morning I threw on an outfit and then thought - no - better wear something else cause she just might take a photo!

So glad I didn't rock on up in my t-shirt afterall.

Quiet afternoon helping out a friend with things on the computer so not much else achieved.

Will update on my Nanas birthday later in the week when I have the photos!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Weigh In Day!

Last week: 115.1 kg

This week: 114.00

WOOHOO  a loss of 1.1kgs!

My Thoughts on the week:

It was good - not a lot of excercise but thats ok, I slowed down a bit this week on the water so that needs to get back up.
I am also needing to look into more breakast and lunch options to help spice up the menu plan.
But overall happy with it
TTOTM arrive on Friday morning so that wouldn't help matters but hey 1.1 lost is ok with me!

Here is my Food Journal for the past Week

Saturday 07.1.12 (115.2 at 7pm)
PLUS ONE - 22 Points
Breakfast - 1 egg and two pieces of Toast - 4.5 points
Snack - Scone 1 - 5 points and lollies 4 points
Lunch - Salad with ham, cheese, bun - 4 points
Dinner - WW frozen Meal - Chicken Hot Pot 4.5
Total Today: 22 Points
Excercise: NONE

Sunday 08.01.12
MINUS TWO - 19 Points (115.1 at 7am)
Breakfast - 1 egg and two slices of toast 4.5 points
Lunch - Salad with ham,cheese and 1 bun - 5.5 points
Dinner - Two wraps with mince,rice and some egg - 9 points
Total today: 19 points
Excercise: NONE

Monday 09.1.12 (114.8 at 6.15am)
Minus 4 - 17 Points
Breakfast - 1 egg and 1 slice of toast 3 points
Snack - 1 orange - .5 point
Lunch - Ham salad with cheese 4 points
Dinner - Pasta, Veges and 1 sausage 9.5 points
Total today: 17 points
Excercise: Dance class

Tuesday 10.1.12 (114.6 at 6.15am)
Plus 10 - 31 Points
Breakfast - 1 egg and 2 slices of toast 4.5 points
Snack - 1 Apple and 1 Orange 1 point
Lunch - Roast Chicken Subway and 1 MnM Cookie 10.5 points
Afternoon Snack - 4 squares of chocolate (Green & Blacks Organic 70% Cocoa) 3.5points
Dinner - Chicken Breast, baked potoato, veges - 10.5 points
Total today: 30 points (1 spare opps)
Excercise: Water Walking 30 minutes

Wednesday 11.1.12 (114.6 at 6.15am)
Normal Allocation - 21 Points
Breakfast: 1 egg and 2 slices of toast 4.5 points
Snack - 1 small apple .5 points
Lunch - Sushi 6 points
Snack - 1 orange .5 points
Dinner - Homemade Pizza - Wrap 3 points, ham 2 points, cheese 2 points, pineapple 1
Total Today:21 Points
Excercise: 45minutes of squash boo hoo cancelled on me! so NONE

Thursday 12.1.12 (114.7 at 6.15am)
Minus 1 - 20 Points
Breakfast - 1 egg and 1 slice of toast 3 points
Snack - 1 small apple .5 points
Lunch - Tuna salad with cheese 3.5 points
Snack - 1 small orange .5 points
Dinner - Roast Potato, veges, cheese sauce, small rissole - 12.5 points
Total Today: 20 Points
Excercise:1 hour and 20 Minutes of Squash

Friday 13.01.12 (114.4 at 6.15am) TTOTM ARRIVED in am
Minus 4 - 17 points
Breakfast - 1 Egg and 1 Slice of Toast 3 points
Snack - 1 small apple .5 point
Lunch - Tuna Salad with Cheese 3.5 Points
Snack - 1 small apple .5 point
Dinner - Chicken, rice and salad
Snack - Some Purdys Chocolate from Canada!
Total Today - 17 Points
Excercise: NONE

Friday, January 13, 2012

Self Help for Dummies.........

1. Don’t eat what you don’t need.

2. Stop doing what doesn’t work.

3. In most instances, the solution is you.

4. Getting offended is optional. As is getting off your fat arse. See how that works?

5. Changing fifty things at once is a bad plan.

6. Knowing isn’t doing. Do more.

7. Joining a gym isn’t attending a gym.

8. Being smart is not the same as doing smart.

9. Intentions aren’t actions. Stop intending.

10. You won’t undo three decades of bad choices in three weeks. Be realistic.

11. Be more committed to success than comfort.

12. Control your controllables and let go of the rest.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Squash Game Tonight and Tomorrow!

Whilst I don't look like Carla Khan above - we do both enjoy a game of squash!

I have booked in tonight and tomorrow night to play squash with different people.
I am really looking forward to it and I am hoping to arrange a weekly game with each of the ladies so that I am playing at least twice a week.
Which will not only help my game, it will improve my fitness levels and also make very good use of my membership!

Fingers crossed I am feeling ok tomorrow!

Healthy Lifestyle Journey Update:

I am still on track, eating well and drinking lots of water.
I haven't been tempted to snack yet so that is good.  I will have a big test this weekend at my grandmothers 90th Birthday gathering.
We have an "open house" from 2-4pm with nibbles and then a big shared dinner, I am taking a lettuce salad and am thinking of making it as follows"

Two bags of the mixed leaves (as it has to be a large salad)
Cherry Tomatoes halved
Red Onion -sliced or chopped
Grated carrot
Maybe some capsicum (sliced or chopped)
Feta cheese cubes?
And then toss with a balsamic vinegrette.

Does this sound good?
Thoughts and suggestions PLEASE!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Ten on Tuesday..........

1. I am  tired! - Didn't get to bed till 11pm last night due to getting back late from dance class
2. Loved Dance Class
3. Learnt some great new moves.
4. Got to catchup with some friends and have a good laugh
5. Unfortuantely no eye candy - but hey thats life!
6. I have sore toes and feet from not having danced for nearly a month!
7. Love that I got to do a form of excercise I love.
8. It was hot and humid so lots of sweating!
9. Which also means lots of water consummed!
10. Did I mention I loved it!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Dancing Tonight!...........

Woo Hoo - I am off to a dance class tonight! Can't wait!
My usual classes don't start till next Tuesday so my friends and I are heading off to Pakuranga tonight to go to another class as we are missing dancing!
So looking forward to it and it is good to go to other classes as you can pick up new moves and sometimes with a different teacher explaining something a different way it all of a sudden finally clicks in place and I am able to "get" what they are all talking about!

Lets hope theres some nice eye candy!!!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Weigh In and Weekend Away Update

Well first the good news!

Weigh in on Saturday morning saw:

A Loss of 3.2 kilos!!! - Whoop Whoop

To say I am happy is an understatement

This has been a great start to my new lifestyle journey!

Now to the weekend away at my BFF's - it was great.
I got lots of organising done for my heritage album and I also completed 11 pages in the album as well.
I ate well and stayed on track even when they were all "Oh just have a little piece, it won't hurt, blah blah blah!

I am proud of how I handled myself over the weekend - only thing I would do different - probably incorporate  some excercise - like a small walk!

But overall best weekend so far for 2012!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Weekend Away...........

Woo hoo I am off for a weekend at my BFF's 
starting tonight straight after work I will drive to her place!
No Children!
No Husbands!
No Worries!!
We are spending it scrapbooking
Yup I am getting my Geek on!
I have brought with me my Heritage Album
It is a hard one to do with both parents now past but I have
put it off long enough
This weekend I will tackle the mountain of memories
I have and get them into order
and then
into an Album!

Weight in tomorrow morning as well
And how sad am I
I have brought my scales with me!
I won't be able to post until home on Sunday.
But rest assure
It will be a good one!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Argh - Pinterest...................

Argh - bugger you Pinterest - you take up way to much of my time!
We need a break
I know I have only just met you but you are consuming my life.
All the possibilities with creating you show me
And the amazing orgnaising ideas are blowing me away
Not to mention the wonderful pictures of amazing Christmas decorations

Yup just wasting yet another evening looking thru pinterest when I should be getting reading for my weekend of scrapbooking with my BFF!!!

Looks like a late nite ahead for me!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Back to Work.......

Found this in our computer
Created by our lovely daughter

Back to work today - boo hoo!
And a busy day with it - end of month to be completed along with helping customer service with keying of our customer orders.
Should make the day go faster!
Hoping to get out for a walk tonight - or maybe a game of squash would be fun? - need to track someone down for that!
Oh the scales smiled nicely this morning!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


We managed to get in our bike ride yesterday at the Botanical Gardens:
It was fun , altho I am unfit (as I knew) and we only lasted 50 minutes.

But it was fun and I got to spend some special one on one with my little man!
Oh and we learnt on the way out that we weren't meant to be riding our bikes there - opps!
Self Portrait!
Me taken by Liam

Taking a break

Monday, January 2, 2012

Holidays Ramblings

I have been pottering around my house these last few days I have off.
I am in the middle of decluttering and moving furniture around to see what works best were!

I have also reduced the blogs I follow as it was getting out of hand and I was only really reading a few (lots of craft ones tho - that is the hardest one to sort out!)
I have also reduced "my friends" on facebook and am only going to keep it at 100 - there were a lot that I knew but never saw in person and our lives aren't that connected so I thought best to remove them from facebook, I am going to have a think about a couple more and may even drop a few more.
It does feel good to be reducing things in my life - lets hope the weight follows soon!.

Hubby is busy getting ready for a sports holiday programme is going to be running for the 3 full weeks of Janaury.
My daughter is currently in Huntly staying with a friend for a few days
And my little man is "making do" with playing around the house and constently asking to do this and that of which we say no (roll on payday! - it sucks monthly pays!)

Weightloss journey is going good - I need to get out and have a walk or a bike ride today - maybe thats something Liam and I can do together - maybe the Botanical gardens??

Well thats me for today - must also try and get in some crafting!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

January Goals............

From Courage Hope Strength website
1. Get Back to walking to work!

2. Try and be creative at least once a week

3. Continue decluttering

4. Load up at least 5 items onto trademe

5. Focus on me and what makes me happy

These are my goals for the month of January!
I hope I can complete them all!