Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Who's a naughty girl then

Had a blow out yesterday, was rather naughty. Raided the snack box – had a bag of chippies and felt yuck straight away.

Then I was too tired to cook dinner so I talked Mr T into taking us out to dinner. Chinese smorgasbord! I did not like it. Thankfully I did not gorge myself. I don’t even know why I suggested it in the first place.

Then I said it was too late to get on the tready and I needed to go have my shower and go to bed because I was sooooo tired.

Excuses. I was just lazy.

Too make up for it I’ve been acting like an angel today. Drinking my water, eating properly, no snacks out of the snackbox.

Tonight I’ll go home and make something nice and healthy for dinner and weather permitting go outside and do a good half hour’s gardening and I won’t forget the tready either.

That is as long as my halo doesn’t slip down and choke me ….

Monday, November 24, 2008

Two weigh in's to report .....

I was suppose to update with my weigh in which I never got around to. So now another weigh in has passed.

Last week I weighed in at 76.8.
This week I weighed in at 76.6.

All up I've lost 1.6 kgs. I could have lost more last week but it's the silly season and had a few functions and a christmas dinner to go to can't be a bloody saint all the time.

But in saying that I was naughty cause I only did 3 days on the treadmill and I would have been lucky if I had ONE glass of water a day. I could have done a whole lot better.

So far have nothing planned this week so it's back on track for me.

Time is just disappearing way too fast. Lawdy, next Monday is suppose to be the first day of summer!!!!!

Had a slight panic attack yesterday as we were counting down the days till christmas. 32 would you believe. Yikes. I haven't thought about it, haven't planned anything, nadda. Mr T in his absolute wisdom said don't worry about it. We'll do it all the day before. what madness. They only good thing about it is that we aren't going away for a hliday this year. We're just going to stay at home, childfree for 10 whole days (know you're jealous) work on the house and go fishing when we want.

Can't wait. Just one problem - there's too much to be done before it can happen.

About six weeks ago an opportunity arose for me to get my Diploma in Business Administration. Normally this is a three year degree with course costs of around
$8k plus. However I could do this through Work Assessment which basically means they incorporate what I do in my current job and relate them back to the unit standards as required. As a bonus I also was granted a subsidy which covered the majority of the costs. All sounds great and it is. Just the workload is immense. I have till the 15th December to to collate at least 80% of the evidence required. I'm just hoping that I haven't over committed myself. My Sundays now are gone as I come to the office and study where I have peace and no distractions - besides this is where the majority of my evidence is. So fingers crossed for me peeps. I hope I don't wear myself out and end up spending my holiday recuperating.

Better head back to work I suppose .....

Monday, November 17, 2008

Weekend roundup ....

Well, I have to tell you I couldn't wait to give Mr T his pressie on Thursday. I think he couldn't wait to get it either cause he beat me home from work. Lol. I have to say both the card and the pressie were a big hit. The card has been thrashed and amazingly still works. For his birthday I got Mr T a bait tray for the back of the boat. I know it probably doesn't sound very exciting to you but Mr T was over the moon. It gives us a lot more room to move about in the boat and not worry about tripping over knives and fish etc.... Anyhow suffice to say he really loved his present especially since it meant he'd be going fishing!!!!!

Unfortunately for me it meant early morning wakeups. Only time I can get him out of bed early. But I didn't see why I had to suffer. But the boat had to come out of the lockup, started up, gassed up, etc. etc. and of course the bait tray had to be assembled. Unfortunately the day ended up a bit hectic for Mr T and he didn't get around to putting it on the boat so we left it till next time and just headed over to Tauranga.

Booked into our normal motel over there, rushed out to get a few things from the supermarket for lunch the next day, grabbed Subway for dinner and went back to our room. Finally it was time to relax and no better way than a nice soak in the pool.

Mr T's bedroom look. Actually he'd just been checking out the marine forecast.

So next morning up bright and early, too damned early if you ask me. I pretended to be asleep until the thumping, toilet flushing, banging got too much. It didn't take us long to load the boat and get organised and 45 mins later we were on the water.

We headed out to sea and ended up on the reef. There were quite a few other boats out there and day seemed quite pleasant. Very choppy though. In fact the boat never stopped rocking and for the first time I got quite seasick. I deserve a medal though cause I toughened it out for nearly 4 hours before I said enough is enough take me into the harbour.

The fishing was not good. Mr T hooked a kingi but it ended up taking his line. Then we both caught a couple of barracutta's. Bloody awful things. They have some mean looking teeth. Damn scary. So after that I said Mr T take me into calmer water. We headed into the harbour and only succeeded in catching seaweed. So then I changed my mind again and said lets go just outside the harbour entrance. By the time we got out there it was about 2 o'clock and it was starting to turn into a really lovely day and my motion sickness disappeared. We had a few nibbles but no fish. But then nobody else looked like they were catching anything anyway. So we just put our lines out, relaxed and watched the world go by. It was lovely.

Watched a couple of freighters come into the harbour .... out at sea

coming past the Mount....

Where's your hat Mr T!!!!!

I've got mine on. Okay, so I'm not going fishing to look glamourous.

Maybe I will treat myself to something a bit nicer.

We ended up about 9 hours out on the water. No fish, but it's such a good feeling sitting out there on the ocean and a wonderful way to relax. When it's not choppy of course.
All in all we had a nice break away, our last one till christmas as everything is full on.

Will load some more photos hopefully tonight.

Here's one of Josh. He's army, army, army. Likes having his photo taken - the poser. Just as well I have a jungle out the back. He blends in quite well.

I'll update last week's result next post.


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Celebration ....

Mr T got an early birthday pressie yesterday.

We received word from our lawyer. The custody suit is over. she's filed for discontinuance of the custody order. It's all over rover. We won. What's been hanging over our heads this past year is finally gone. Hey, it only took 10 months and a shite load of money to find out that everything is going to stay exactly the same. Go figure. Nevermind time to move on.

I realised last night that it wasn't Mr T's birthday tomorrow, it's not till Sunday. For some reason I got Friday stuck in my brain. Lol, he never cottoned on either. So now he's got to wait a few more days. I think I might take pity on him and let him have his pressie tonight. I can't bloody wait to give it to him either and besides he'll need to get it sorted tomorrow if we're going to use it this weekend.

Had a good night last night. Did my tready and I even ran in intervals. I felt really good. Aiming for a good week.

Life is good.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I’m trying not to get excited, but …

Two gorgeous sunny/warm days in a row – I am excited. Bring on summer!!!!

It’s Mr T’s birthday on Friday. He’s been acting like a kid on xmas morning. He’s been bugging the bejeebers out of everyone trying to find out what he’s getting. Keeps telling me everybody’s told him what he’s getting but not to be angry with them. Considering I haven’t told a soul I’ll just leave him to his delusional thinking. I own up to giving him a lot of teasing and dropping hints – whether they are in the right direction or not.

I can’t wait to give him his pressie tho because I’ve been planning it for ages. I found the perfect birthday card for him about 3 months ago and it’s been in my filing drawer ever since. I pull it out every now and then to have a laugh and give the girls a bit of a giggle. Chris, you will know exactly the card that it is – I think Stew gave it to you for your birthday.

I have had an excellent day today food wise. I’m also giving myself a big pat on the back as so I’ve drunk over 1.5 litres of water today. By the time I’ve finished the tready tonight it will be well over my 2 ltres.

Well it’s nearly 5 and tonight I’m ready to go home. I want to get outside and enjoy some of that lovely sunshine.


Monday, November 10, 2008

Mr T is calling...

So just a quickie, I weighed in at 77,6 yesterday which is 700 GMS Loss from last Sunday. That's a loss of 700 gms last week which is good as TOM arrived on Saturday. Quite pleased with that. Eating was good, exercise was good. Water intake was very bad. That is my focus for this week. Water.

OOps gotta go can here Mr T, woman why arnt you in bed.

Good night. Post tomorrow.

PS: Mr T is relentless on the exercise. Probably cause there's no nookie points to be had this week.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

What a day ....

Bit of a slow start to the day. Woke up at about 7.10. Mr T slept till after 9. Had our showers, got our act together, went and voted then headed down to the workshop. Put in a good days work. Got home after 6. A normal Saturday really.

I got sidetracked last night and didn't do my tready so I made sure I did it when I got home. Mr T did a bit of trading on trade me while I got all hot and sweaty. Finished, went and put some washing on, changed the sheets moved a few things round the lounge, watered the plants and now I'm relaxing, uploading photo's and doing this post.

Glass of wine at the ready.

Uploaded a few photos. Will give you some proper before and after photos of the bedroom when I can find them. Mr T copied them all to CD and damned if I can find them.

But here's some to tide you over.

Melbourne Cup Day. I was very good too and sustained from the food.

My new haircut. Not a flattering photo. Will get Mr T to take a decent shot. But it is a lot shorter.

When I went to get the paintings for the bedroom I was really gutted to find that they had been sold. So I had to go searching and found some more at another shot. This is one of them.

This is the other one over our bed. I love that our room now looks so clean and fresh.

Oh, these are our wardrobe doors. I didn't make them either. Mr T did them last Friday and put them in last Saturday morning. Looks so much better.

Okay, Mr T has cooked dinner and it's up. FYI I'm having pork chop, broccoli and roast pumpkin. I've asked for grated cheese on my broccoli and Mr T says only if I'm good. Buggar.

Will let you know if I was good. Tomorrow is busy. Going to mow the lawns, do the gardens, clean the house, do the washing and hopefully plant some begonias.

Lots of bonus points. Oh, and I weigh in tomorrow. Fingers crossed peeps. TOM arrived last night so I hope he doesn't do too much damage.

Alrighty, I'm off to watch the election results.

Time for a change. Who knows.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Honesty .....

Mr T is a hard man ....

He's been making me get on the treadmill every night. I think he's loving this - watching me get all hot and sweaty. He tells me I'll feel better after I've done it and of course he's right. I know that. At the moment I'm only doing 20 mins but on a high incline which I can really feel in the backs of my calves and butt cheeks. He's been a big help to me this week, still not quite understanding points values etc, but he's really cottoned on to earning bonus points through excercise and being the man he is has turned this fully to his advantage by initiating the nookie bonus points. Afterall he is only trying to help me. Yeah, right.

I'm enjoying spending more time in the kitchen making different meals from different recipes. Thankfully, Mr T is liking them as well. I'd hate to have to make separate dinners. Being honest with myself, from going back to basics this week it has really hit home just how much my portion sizes had slowly got that tad bit bigger. Last week I told Mr T how much I weighed. I had too. I had to make myself accountable. I am definitely a yo-yo dieter. This year I have gained another 5kgs. I haven't posted my weight on my blog for a long time. Why? Because I'm ashamed and feel like a bit of a has been. But no more burying my head in the sand. It's time to be upfront.

Last Sunday I weighed 78.2 kgs. That's it. On a 5'2" frame it's way too much. No wonder I struggle with lack of energy.

I'm looking forward to weighing in this Sunday. I've done good.

The only thing I've really struggled with this week is water. It's been too damned cold!!!! But with my bonus points (which I haven't used) and nookie points I'm onto a winner this week.

I've also spent this week getting my head around a lot of things and working out what is important to me and prioritising. I'm in a good head space now. I'll feeling quite settled and relaxed. I've peaked at your blogs but not commented which is naughty because we all need that encouragement and support from each other. At the time I felt like I had nothing to say.

Time to move forward.

Happy . . .

Life is great, things are going way better than expected ( I hope I don't bloody jinx it)  we are good, we are happy, we are relaxed....