Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Going Fishing .....

Heading off on Friday up to Tapu to spend some time camping and fishing. Hoping to bring a bin full of snapper home.

There's about 20 or so of us going. After hearing about me raving about all the seafood up there the girls in my admin group decided that they were coming too. So it should be a great weekend. A very enjoyable and relaxing one too.

After spending the last four weeks with furniture in hallways, dust and so forth around my house all the painting and wallpering is now done. (Until it's the kitchens turn anyway.) At the moment the house is pretty much a white out. But it looks big and clean and it's lovely. I've lived with the 70's "brown" look for ages. The carpet is going down on the 15th of next month. I just won't know myself. I'm looking forward to adding some colour to it now.

I cooked a chicken stirfry last night for dinner and it was yum. There was enough leftover for my lunch today too. My plan at the moment is to cut out carbs at dinner time and what portion sizes. This isn't a big ask. I could eat a plate full of low point salad with some protein no worries. It's just a lot easier to go down though when the weather is a heck of a lot warmer.

Last night I had this crazy idea that I would get up early and go for a brisk walk. However after waking a few times during the night when the alarm went off I opted to hit snooze and pull the blankets up around my ears. I know this is bad Jen, and I will get there promise.

I have made a deal with myself to look after me a lot better. When your legs are getting hairy and your eyebrows are messy you know you are neglecting yourself. By helping myself on the outside it will make me feel better on the inside and help get me into that right frame of mind.

Wouldn't that be nice.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Been a bad, bad girl ...

I'm not doing myself any favours. My weight is just see-sawing at the moment and I'm maintaining my last weigh in result give or take a a couple of hundred grams.

I've been feeling chunky the past couple of weeks and the only person I have to blame is myself. My fridge is full of lovely healthy food but when I get home at night I just can't be bothered cooking.

I also said I'd start walking once daylight saving arrived. Well how many times have I been. Zip, nada. Not a one.

I know what it's like to feel 10, 15 or even 20kgs lighter. It's bloody awesome.

I'm overweight and unfit.

So Mrs T, a lot more effort on your part is required. Thank you very much.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

yesterday was a great day ...

Don't you feel great when you do everything you're suppose to and no cheating. Almost righteous, lol.

But it does feel great. So great I'm going to do it again today. This sunshine is giving me happy endorphins and its so much easier to be "righteous" and motivated when those jolly endorphins are about.

Last weekend Mr T and I did something we haven't done for a while. We booked a motel in town for the night to have a "break" away from home and get out of a cycle we'd been in for a while. It was so nice to relax in different surroundings, lazing in the spa pool etc. We caught up with Jackie and David and had a nice dinner in town. Mr T was eyeing up David's stonegrill steak and has decided now that we have to go back so he can try it!!!

Sunday we spent at home cleaning. Lots of it. We're finally making inroads into doing up the house. Not much has happened for quite a while but finally my hallway is finished and we've moved onto the lounge. We've decided to pay someone to do the work and we have a friend who is a semi retired builder and he's doing it for us. Doing a great job too. Everything is moving along quite fast now. He's removed all the textured ceiling in the lounge and dining room and is plastering and sanding at the moment. The downside is all the flippin dust. It's everywhere. I'm just glad it's not triggering any asthma attacks.

Nevermind it will be worth it all in the end. Next week it will be the wallpapering and shortly thereafter the new carpet will go down. Cripes - I won't know myself.

Better get cracking - I've got a full "to do" list today. Will remember to put some batteries in my camera. I just haven't been in the mood to take photos lately.

Have a fab day all and if you're one of those lucky ones who can spend time outside - then I'm very jealous.

Buggar. Just laddered my stockings. Will have to pop out for some wardrobe maintenance. Oh well won't be needing them soon aye.

Monday, October 4, 2010

I've found my way again ...

Thanks hugely to the lovely summer like days we've had since daylight saving began lasst week.

The feeling of coming home from work, opening all the sliders and windows and sitting outside on the deck relaxing before starting dinner is amazing. I can't believe it's made such a huge difference on how I'm thinking.

So anyway the fridge is all stocked up with healthy veges, freezer full of meat and cupboards with all the extra ingredients. I'm all ready to go.

Today's been a good day - Banana for breakfast, a chicken roll with lettuce, tomato and cheese plus chopped apple and yoghurt and dinner is chicken breast with salad and beetroot. I've also totally outdone myself by drinking 7 large glasses of water without even realising it.

I have 7 weeks till I meet my new grand daughter and I want to be a lot lighter by then. I can do it - so long as I don't muck around.

I finally feel like I'm back.

Miserable day . . .

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