Tuesday, November 29

It is so cold here today!! I have the fire blaring... wha happened to all tha warm weather??

The wedding Saturday night went well - I remembered to wear my pedometer and the steps from 5.30-12.30 were 10364!! I didn't think it would be that much!

The boys had no school yesterday which was bad for me as I ended up baking cookies for them ... and once I had eaten a few I just grazed food wise for the rest of the day..not good!!
Normally when this kind of thing happens I think to my self - stuff it- I will start again next week!
- But I am really determined for a loss, so I will be really good for the next few days!
I am working tonight - I think it is in the resturant, and then I am doing breakfast Wednesday morning. I will be having my dinner/breakfast before I go - so I won't be hungry and snack while I am there!!
This week is the last engine - so I really want to get it!! When I feel like junk I have been saying to myself 'engine,engine,engine'...lol

Well must go get some housework done - probably won't have time to update till after weigh in on Thursday!! Have a great week:)

Friday, November 25

I just wrote a huge post - and lost it cause my computer shut down!! Bugger!!

I lost .4 at weigh in yesterday! The best thing is that it means I am now out of the 80's!! I weighed in at 79.8! Last time I was at this weight was july '04!

Where Jason does Karate, 'Wu lin retreat' (www.jamessumarac.com) You can go for workshops, or just stay. Last night they had a camera crew from 'Getaway' come a do a story on the place. They taped bits of the kids doing karate too which was really fun to watch!
The show will no be on air till next year - Jason is so excited and can't wait!
We got a photo taken of him with the presenter 'Jules' - they gave him a karate uniform to wear, and he tried out a few moves too!

Well I must go get some jobs done - I have a huge list to do!

Hope everyone has a great weekend:)

Tuesday, November 22

Been a while since I have updated!
I worked on sunday doing lunch which was good, but a bit slow. I enjoyed the wedding better as I was on the move most of the night!
My next rostered night is on sat night - another wedding (yay)

Yesterday I went to centrelink to let them know I was working, had to wait for over an hour - so was not impressed..lol
Afterwards I went and saw my sister, and niece and nephew which was really nice - we see each other on thursday mornings because her kids go to playgroup in the same building that I go to weigh in, it was nice to sit and talk instead of rushed 'what have you been up to!'
my niece is starting school next year and is so excited!!

I have spent most of today catching up on housework that has been very neglected, aswell as all the washing the menfolk brought back from their camping trip! The boys had a ball - and gave Vic alot of grief about having to come home..lol

Tommorrow I am helping a friend, she does cleaning at a bed and breakfast - and when she is busy I go and help - tommorrow I will be doing some mowing. Hopefully that will help with weigh in on Thursday!

Not quite sure how I will go for weigh in, even though the exercise has been good ( I will have to wear my pedometre saturday night!) when I am working they give you lunch or dinner - normally what they are serving guests - and it is not exactly diet friendly!
I have been taking my water with me - and not had dessert, I will just have to see!
I want to lose, so I can get my next carriage..lol

Today I did some airwalker while I was watching the Kylie concert that I taped on Sunday night - it was really good. Now I want the dvd, I may have to put it on my christmas list!
I don't think I mentioned that last week I brought the dove firming range - it was in a box that consisted of a bodywash, for in the shower, a firming cream and a gel for stubbon bits, I paid $20 which I think is a great deal!
I have been using it since Saturday, so far my skin feels really soft - so I will keep going and see how it goes!
Hope everyone is having a great day!

Sunday, November 20

The wedding was great last night! No real funny stories - but they were really drunk by the time they went downstairs, and we were making bets that someone was going to fall.
It was a small one - 70 guests. They actually had the ceremony on the grounds as well. We had to serve canapes which was really fun as everybody wanted to talk to the person with the food tray. then when everyone came upstairs we served the food and just kept bringing drinks out - which was all pretty easy. The worst part is at the end of the night we have to polish all the glasses - there were a couple of hundred!!
Once everything was cleared away ( and polished!) we had to set the tables up for breakfast, and put the cereal boxes, and the jugs out! Every shift we do we have to set up for the next one!
I signed off at 1.45am..when I got home I fell asleep very quickly ( and did enjoy playing starfish, Julie..lol)
I am doing a lunch shift today, starting at 12pm. So I am going to make the most of being home alone and go have a nice bath and relax awhile before I am off again!!

Friday, November 18

I lost .2 at weigh in yesterday - not a huge loss, but I did get another carriage!! There are only 2 people that have them all so far:)

Had a very rushed day yesterday - drove all the way down to weigh in, then got a phone call from school to pick Jason up as he was throwing up everywhere!
Then when I got home I got a phone call to say I will be working on saturday night ( for a wedding), so I needed to get a black vest! So I had to drag poor Jason down to airport west! He was not throwing up any more, thankfully:)

Today I got called again - I will be working sunday lunch, and I am down for another wedding next saturday!
Vic and the boys are going away for the weekend and I was looking forward to getting a few things done ( and peace and quiet), but now I won't have any spare time:)
The boys are already packed - waiting for their Dad to get home so they can put the stuff in the ute (even though they are leaving in the morning..lol)
Three guys (including Vic) are going with their kids - which will make a total of 8 kids!! I can't wait to see how they get on..lol

The website, with photo's of the winery is at http://www.grangecc.com.au/2005/leisure/gallery.html?=cleveland
I have tried to link it - not sure if it will work!!

Hope you all have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, November 16

Had a great day shopping!
I even wore my pedometre for the first time in ages and was on 7825 when I got home!
I have also done 30mins on the air walker this afternoon!
I got what I needed - a work shirt and white bra for underneath, some plain gold hoop earrings as well as leather sandles for $30 down from $70 and at Priceline I got a free Max Factor makeup bag for buying 2 products - I got foundation and a mascara. I also got some t-shirts and two pairs of size 14 3/4 pants which do up, but are a bit snug around the tummy - I am hoping they will be just right when the warmer weather stays!
I am very proud to say that while I was out the only thing I ate was the ao bar that I took with me:)
I have always used the excuse that if I am out, and around a food court that I will buy lunch - today I was happy with my snack and had a nice healthy lunch when I got home!
~ I do think that the fact I have to weigh in tomorrow really helped:)

Tuesday, November 15

I have just got back from signing up for a new job! I am very excited!!
It is waitressing at a local winery, they do weddings, confrences and it is also a motel. The best thing is that it only takes 5 minutes to get there!!
I am not sure when I will be starting, as they have not done the rosters yet!

So tomorrow I am going shopping as I only have one white shirt - so I should get another ( any excuse to shop I say) I will be going to highpoint - which is a huge centre, so will be getting heaps of walking done, and I may go to the new DFO at essendon airport too, if time permits!!

Well hope all are having a great day!! - better get back to some housework:(

Saturday, November 12

Friday, November 11

I lost .7 this week, which means I got another carriage - a red one this time!
And because I was the highest weight loss for the week, I also got a free weigh in/meeting voucher for next week!
When I was doing my shopping afterwards I wasn't really feeling hungry, I was going to grab a salad roll just because it was noon, but I said to myself why eat if I am not hungry? So I told myself I would get something later!! So no takeaway after weigh in at all!! (for the first time ever!)

I went to my Dads around 1.30 ( I do this every week- he is a shift worker, so is home during the day!) He was cooking vegies with noodles for my little sister - so ended up having a small bowl which was much healthier!

Today I did a dvd that arrived yesterday - line dancing for beginners!
We have an elderly lady at my meeting that does line dancing and she is so fit, so I thought I would give it a go! I can really feel it in my legs - I was a litle un coordinated but with practice I will get there! thats why I got a dvd instead of finding a class.
I brought the dvd from www.LineDance.com.au

Well I have to go and find all your blogs again, yesterday for some reason all my bookmarks had dissapeared!! So if I have not visited you - I may not have found you again..lol

Hope you all have a great weekend:)

Tuesday, November 8

I found this on Angels blog today,which gave me something to think about, she got it from the diet club website;

Weekend Calorie Crunching

When the weekend hits it's easy to think ' I was good all week, it's time to party' but consider this:

There are 104 weekend days per year. Add another 26 if you count Friday night as a half weekend day as a total of 130 days.

Now mutiply by 300 calories, which is a relatively low estimate of the calories you won't burn because you feel you shouldn't exercise or the extra calories you'll consume in weekend treats, and you have accumulated 39,000 calories - the equivalent of about 5 kilo's!

Although the occasional splurge can actually be a good thing, it's best to think of weekends as just an extention of the week. Keep eating right and exercising often!

I find my problem is not normally weekends - mine is thursday as I weigh in the morning and then do my shopping and eat lunch in town (naughty takeaway), which leads to friday too!!...and then if I am having a problem weekend ( party ect) I tend to work my butt off to undo any damage...I really need to stop this!!!

So this thursday I am going to have a salad roll, or subway instead to KFC or Chinese or potato cakes like last week :<

Monday, November 7

I have spent most of this morning at the local pool with Luke watching his school swimming lesson. He is doing really well, putting his head in the water - a far cry from the little boy that used to scream the whole house down while we tried to wash his hair!!

Spent yesterday at a friends house down in Essendon relaxing in the sun it was nice to be able to just sit there and do nothing - thats what I love about summer ( typing as it is raining outside)

The last few days I have found it hard to motivate myself to exercise because it has been so warm ~ no trouble with water intake though!!

Last night since the boys had takeaway pizza, For myself I made a sweet chilli ham and potato pizza that I copied off www.my lunchbox.blogspot ( can't work out the link) - it was really yummy, I didn't use the sour cream and I added mushrooms! will definetley be making that one again!!

I am going to go get my butt into gear and do some airwalker while I watch Blue Heelers. Hope everyone is having a great day!!

Thursday, November 3

Just a quick update to let you know I lost .6 today - I was stoked as I thought that I was going to turtle again! So today I got a yellow carriage!

We all went to lunch for Oaks day today - so I am quite full at the moment:)

Town does have a website -www.townclubsofvic.org (I think that is it!)
There is a link to the website on the Annette Sym website!

About the old points - they have changed a bit, some of the newer people will be able to explain more!!

Will update more later - gotta go pick Luke up from activities!
Have a great day:)

Tuesday, November 1

We are all enjoying our long weekend here!
I am happy to say that even though Vic and the boys have been home, I have managed to do some form of exercise everyday!
The cup is on this afternoon - I have backed the Diva, as I don't really know what other horses are around - and I have backed her for the last couple of years!

Not much else really happening, so I thought I would post the recipe for the cottage pie we had for tea last night!

Cottage Pie serves four, 5 points each ( the old points)

2 tsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped finely
1 stick celery, chopped finely
500g lean beef mince
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon flour
400g canned tomatoes - I used crushed
1/2 cup beef stock
1 carrot, grated
5 medium potatoes
1/2 cup skim milk
2 tablespoons parmesan cheese

Heat a large frypan, cook the onion and celery till soft. Add the mince and cook. Stir in garlic and flour. Add tomatoes, carrot and stock, bring to boil then reduce heat and simmer till mixture is thick and moist.
Meanwhile. Cook potatoes until tender. Mash with milk.
Spoon meat into ovenproof dish. Spread the mashed potato on top and gently press down with the back of a fork. Sprinkle with cheese and bake 30 minutes till heated through and golden on top.