Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Signing out for 2010 ...

Tomorrow I'm on holiday.

Thank God for that.

It has been the worst of years ..... but it's gotten better slowly.

This year, I lost my way. Bogged down with so many things.

But I have survived.

Next year will be different.

I have many things planned. Next year I will turn 49. That means I will have 12 months to turn everything around. The good thing is - I already have. I didn't want to wait till the new year to make a difference. I started straight away.

Next year I will come back with a new resolve and a new purpose.


But I will leave you with some photos. Finally found the right cord.

Tapu - took the girls up for a new experience ....

The girls shelling the oysters..




Mr T with a couple of snappers that the girls caught. A new experience for them.




We had a family day out at the lake and all Lucas could do was eat ...










Mr T got up on waterskis for the first time in 20 years ...



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He taught the kids how to drive the boat ... they all had a good time



Then it was home for a barbie ...















Kayla, Aunty Janelle is getting clucky, maybe another grandbaby soon?????







Our lovely new addition Kayla Rose.



Tomorrow we will be loading up the car and boat and heading off. The weather will be beautiful. It really will be. We will be home before New Year and I will do my best to be a better blogger.

Wishing you all a safe, stressfree and peaceful christmas and new year and lots of love.

Mrs T signing out for 2011.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Focussed

I've got my eye on the prize and I know I can do it.

Another awesome day yesterday. I'm finding my tummy must be shrinking because I don't have to eat much before I feel full and I'm stopping when I get to that point and leaving food on my plate. Maybe it's drinking all that water.

Next Thursday we are heading up to Tapu for a week of camping and fishing - just the two of us. I am so looking forward to that. A week of fresh fish and seafood - I can't go wrong. A time of no stress just peace and relaxing.

I haven't done one bit of christmas shopping and I'm not worried. I'll do it when I get back when all the sales are on.

All of sudden I've seemed to come alive again. Maybe its because I know that I'll be on holiday very soon. But I seem to have destressed and feel a lot more relaxed. I love coming home and spending time outside. It's a wonderful feeling. Even more wonderful that it's going to be around for another 3 months. Bliss.

Have an awesome day all.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

My before photo ....

I've found my before photo and its hideous.

This was taken at the end of November when we hosted a barbecue at the workshop for AAPNZ.

I was about 183lbs here and having a real bad hair day.





This would have to be my highest weight ever.

Yesterday I weighed in at 176lbs. That's on a Monday too right after the weekend.

I've started the shrink process and you'll notice I've switched back to weighing in pounds. I was 142lbs when I met Mr T. That's what I want to be again. But for now my next mini goal is to get into the 160's.

I'm discovering that water really is my friend, I'm trying to drink 3 litres a day and so is Greek yoghurt. It really curbs the hunger pains. Especially when you add a couple of strawberries finely chopped to it.

More photos to come,I hope. (Found the wrong cord) Otherwise I'll be needing a new camera.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Found it ......

It was in the drawer after all. Now I’ll be able to do a photo update. I’ve got photos of our new baby girl.

I’ve found a new blog. It’s Ms Bitchcakes blog and she is amazing. I love the way she writes, I love the way she looks (vintage) very glam. She’s very inspiring and talks sense. In fact I don’t know how she manages to do everything she does.

She’s inspired me in many ways.

We’re both 5’2” and have the same body shape. From her photos I can see how my body will change as I start to lose weight. Mind you she does quite a bit of exercise. But who knows maybe I can get excited about that too.

Anyhow things are good. I’m feeling the best I have in a longtime. I’m about to have my first weekend without having to do anything but what I want. No rushing. Oh what a feeling. We’ll get the pool filled and I’ll make a huge dent in my gardening. Those weeds are really bugging me.

I can’t believe this time two weeks from now I’ll be at the beach (no kids) and on holiday. I honestly can’t believe it. How the hell did Christmas sneak up on me like that. For us it’s going to another stressfree one too. Fabulous!!!!!!!

Ok I’m going to sign off now and let my weekend begin.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Fourteen months and counting down ....

I'm tired of all the excuses and feeling sorry for myself. It's really time to get over it.

I'm tired of feeling guilty about not losing weight.

I'm tired of feeling bloaty.

I'm tired of having no energy.

It's time to get over it and starting making it REAL.

It's time to turn the clock around and stop bullshitting myself.

It's time to stop saying this is too hard, I'll start next week, I'll start next year yadda, yadda, yadda. Make everyday count. So what if I stuff up the next day. Start again. So what if I have four great days followed by three bad days. Cause if I just give myself permission to "eat what I want" until then, that means I have an extra 1,3,5 ... to lose that I didn't have to.

So I mean business and Christmas isn't an excuse either. It starts right now.

Now all I have to do is find the camera cord so I can download my photos.

Can anyone tell me where a man would put a camera cord@#$%

Miserable day . . .

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