Monday, December 26, 2011

Wonderful Christmas .....

Well thats christmas done and dusted for another year.

We had a fabulous day. The weather was great, couldn't have asked for a better day.

We did our last minute christmas shopping on the Friday, spent Saturday tidying up around home. We bought the grandies a swing and slide set for when they come to visit Nana and Grandad.

And their own little outdoor table.

They had a lot of fun opening all their pressies

Everyone was happy.

Krystal and Kayla

Janelle DIL who is 22 weeks pregnant, Lucas, Kayla and Kelly

Cousins, they are so cute together. They both go to the same daycare and are mates. So cool listening and watching them.

One very tired little girl.

These are out two middle boys. Matt 23 and Jamie 24. Getting a kick out of the joke pressie.

We all had fun plenty of food and drink and no arguments.

Today we've been resting up and tomorrow we're heading off to the beach for a couple of days. Fingers crossed the weather stays fine.

I'm so enjoying having Krystal home. She's been such a big help to me.

Oh and by the way I jumped on the scales and was happy to see thenm down again. I was such a good girl yesterday. Still have a way to go but I'll get there.

I hope you all had a wonderful christmas and got spoilt.

Be safe and happy.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wind down time ......

Tomorrow lunchtime we close the office down for a couple of weeks. That means 17 days of no alarms and a time for rejuvenating and relaxing. It's been another tough year. I am determined I'm not going to get stressed at all.

I had an awesome week last week. I lost 1.2 kgs. I even shocked myself as it was TOM week too. I have now lost a total of 7.8 kgs. I thought it was 7.2 but once I checked my diary I found it was 7.8!!!! It's been about 6 - 7 weeks since I really started low carbing. In that time I have had 1 baked potato. I do not miss my bread, potatos, crackers etc and I have something that I didn't have before. I've got the strength and the willpower to say no.

I'd really encourage you to try and cut down on your carbs. The most incredible thing is no hunger and no desire to overeat. I push my plate away when I'm full and that's that. I'm not worried about christmas in the slightest.

The loss is now starting to show and people are noticing and I'm getting lots of comments. I'm just buzzing. My clothes fit me so much better and its a great feeling being able to wear clothes that I haven't been able to for awhile and not have that tight snugly feel .

We got the news last Friday that our grandbaby in waiting is going to be a little girl. We're all stoked. So far everything is progressing well and Janelle is now 21 weeks. Having a break over Christmas will be just what she needs. We'll all be holding our breaths until we pass the 28 week mark (that's when Lucas was born).

Krystal arrived home on Saturday and promptly settled in. It didn't take long for her room to become a pigsty. I'm not worrying about it - just yet, but it will be cleaned before christmas.
It's great watching her and Josh get along. So much different from when they were little. Now they're teenagers and have much more in common.

I'll try and get a post and photos up before christmas.

But for now I'll go and start clearing my desk - cause afterall who really works on the last day.

Ciao xxx

Monday, December 12, 2011

Just testing .......

Hi there !!!!

Not very glam but just testing. After a good couple of months since getting my new camera - I decided I'd load the software on my work computer as well so I don't have to wait for Mr T to do it which like takes forever. Should of done it ages ago. Now I just have to get into the habit of taking plenty of photos.

So how have you all been.

Weighty matters out of the way. After not losing last week I'm now down another 700 grams. Still very much on track - no hunger, it's great. I've now actually downsized my plates to a bread plate because I was finding that I couldn't eat all my dinner. I have two meals a day with a mid morning and mid afternoon (sometimes) snack.

Had quite a busy weekend. Finally got most of the outside gardened and tidied up. Looks so much better. Just have to paint the front of the concrete verandah where the paint has washed off, empty the trailer and plant some flowers in the garden and I'll be right. Christmas tree is up and looking pretty. I nearly gave up on untangling the 250 freaking fairy lights that go on the tree and let the genius who bought them in the first place do it, but I took pity on him. Besides I wanted them on the tree. Tell me why do men think biggest is always best, duh.

I'm finally starting to get into the Christmas spirit. I finish work next Thursday lunchtime and then have a couple of weeks off and I'm really looking forward to a bit of R&R. We're staying home for Christmas this year and I'm looking forward to it. Also with Christmas not till the Sunday I have plenty of time to get my self organised and not get stressed.

Krystal's coming down this weekend for the holidays so we'll have all the kids, partners and grandbabies. Kinda exciting. Poppa T has a Santa suit and wants to wear it. I'm kinda hesitant because my experience with young ones and Santa Claus is scary screams and crying. I don't want him to scare the littlelies.

Mr T and I were reflecting on the weekend how long we've been together and the ups and downs we've been through. We can see how the years have flown by just by looking at our young ones Josh and Krystal. It's amazing what nearly 9 years does. I'll post some updated ones next week once Krystal's arrived.

Well I'd better move along and get back to work and get everything ready for my scholarship interviews tomorrow.

Ciao for now.

Monday, December 5, 2011

And so another week begins . . .

Another week closer to Christmas. I'm so looking forward to having an 18 day break.

Last week I finally got all the functions and do's that I '"have" to attend done and dusted so I can relax a bit more. I survived really well too. Hopefully now I can just cruise into the christmas break without any hiccups.

Jumped on the scales this morning and showed a 100 gm gain from last week. Pffff.... who cares. Some very wise person once wrote, I think it was Sue, that standing on the scales is just a "moment" in time. There could be lots of reasons why our body reacts to gains or losses but just remember it's only a snapshot of that particular moment. If you've been good and it's not showing on the scales don't let it do your head in, tomorrow's "moment" could be the reverse. And if you've been bad and know it , don't wait till tomorrow or the next day, sort it out at your next meal time. The sooner you do, the sooner you'll feel better.

This week I'm going to keep active in the evening - keep on top of my gardening, potter around the house - aim to clean one room a night to keep on top of everything. I don't want to spend my whole holiday doing catch up jobs. I think I'll also get the Christmas Tree up and get into the Christmas festive spirit.

This year we will be staying home with all the kids. I'm really looking forward to it. Especially with the grandbabies. What's everyone got planned for Christmas?

Take care and have a great Monday.


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....