22 October 2007
She is survived by her husband Robert, and two daughters Deonne and Sharon. So if you can, please keep them in your thoughts and prayers today.
These are the times when it really sucks to be so far away from my family and friends. I would love nothing more than to be there with them right now, to offer my support and love and yet I am on the other side of the country - and may as well be another world away!
I was looking forward to spending some time with her when we go over to Sydney in December but now it is too late.
If anything, this is a reminder to appreciate the people in our lives, and never miss the opportunity to let them know how important they are to you and how much you love them. Life is just too short.
With much love to you and yours today
20 October 2007
* I can wear pants shorter than 3/4 length in public without being embarrassed!
* Making the healthy choices with food comes more naturally to me now.
08 October 2007
I should also note this house has no hot water, electricity or furniture other than some old wooden slat beds which we put our mattresses on. Give me a trailer park anyday! lol
Other than that though, it was nice to get out of town. We arrived at lunchtime and had some yummy hamburgers that our friend Phil made on the quaint and rustic bbq. Then for dinner we had another bbq with some yummy salads, a few drinks (of course) all topped off with some chocolate :)
Can you guess what we had for breakfast on Sunday? Yep - another bbq! with some bacon, eggs, hash browns and mushrooms - yummo! Did I mention we ate like horses all weekend? Needless to say I am dreading Wednesday night's weigh in.
Here are some more random pics of our weekend
Gerard and ClaudiaKathleen & I (above)
Maddie (grubby faced and loving it!)
05 October 2007
Just when I thought I couldn't get my layouts any more simple! lol Stampin'Up! paper and cardstock, some ribbon, DaisyD's see through lettering stamps and some embellishments. Sorry about the shadows at the top, my scanner doesn't like lumpy stuff.
03 October 2007
Tonight was the last meeting that I actually had to run on my own as the regular leader is back next week. I must say it has got easier each week, and tonight I hardly had that red blushing neck look at all! lol I also weighed in another half a kilo lighter - yippee!! Slow and steady wins the race. This morning I was just under a full kilo but of course, the night weigh-ins are a killer - you have to be so careful what you eat all day and stop drinking your water much earlier than usual.
The girls are on school holidays and enjoying some one on one time with their Dad. He has taken the whole two weeks off, but unfortunately I have to work most of them. I do have tomorrow and Friday off so that is something at least. And Saturday we are off camping and the girls are really looking forward to that. Tomorrow is supposed to be quite warm so we might head off to the park late in the afternoon for an early bbq dinner.
Happy Hump Day! Enjoy the rest of your week.
02 October 2007
Anyway, I am finally back on track and the scales are heading down! 600g lost last week and 250g the week before - I know not a lot but I feel like I am really back on the right path after being on a 'plateau' for the last few months!
I also passed my Leader training and am a fully fledged WW's leader! I am running the meeting while the other leader is on holiday on the Gold Coast. Talk about facing your fear of public speaking! lol. But it is definitely getting easier each week. Only one more meeting though (tomorrow night) and I can get back to weighing and recording and leave the leader talks to her for a while.
Will try and check in to update after tomorrow night's weigh in. I really want to be at goal when we go home to Sydney for Christmas.
Have a great week!
and you feel like the biggest failure in town.
When you want to give up just because you gave in,
and forget all about being healthy & thin.
So what! You went over your points a bit,
It's your next move that counts...
So DON'T YOU QUIT!
It's a moment of truth, it’s an attitude change.
It's learning the skills to get back in your range.
It's telling yourself "You've done great up til now,
You can take on this challenge and beat it somehow.
"It's part of your journey toward reaching your goal,
you're still gonna make it, just stay in control.
To stumble and fall is not a disgrace,
if you summon the will to get back in the race.
But, often the strugglers, when losing their grip,
just throw in the towel and continue to slip
and learn too late when the damage is done,
that the race wasn't over...they still could have won!
Lifestyle change can be awkward and slow,
but facing each challenge will help you to grow.
Success is failure turned inside out,
the silver tint in a cloud of doubt.
When you're pushing to the brink,
just refuse to submit,If you bite it, you write it...
DON'T YOU QUIT!!!
- Author unknown -