Friday, December 31, 2010

Last day of 2010


Well its the last day of 2010....
I worked, and the routine helped me stay on track. A night in for us, too tired to go out so more than likely I will sleep 2011 in...I quite often do.
Over the 3 days I have off we will more than likely head down to Manjimup to see mum, and get a bit of speedway action in while there, as there is a huge meet on .... love my speedway!
Happy New Year to you all....may 2011 be a year full of fulfilled dreams along with love & happiness the whole year through.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

How Much ??

Yep it was weigh in night....I weighed in on my scales AND I was up big time....more than I thought. I knew I had been bad, but SHIT didn't think I had been that bad!!!

ahhhh well....got a week to get my shit together and see what I can do by next weigh in!


Have had a good day...been on track, been using my tracker...and now off to do kitchen duties...then my stint on my ab machine.....then its off to bed for me.
Work tomorrow, should be an early finish, then 3 days off....

night night

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Gonna stay on track


I am not happy with myself for "scoffing" all those choccies last night...I seem to love sabotaging myself don't I?
I woke up this morning determined that I was going to stay on track....from now till we leave on hols. Believe it or not there is only 24 more days to go. Where has time gone? Our friends that we are travelling with rang yesterday...they too are counting down the days....as is Kylee, she can't wait to see us!
Anyways food has been good today....not enough vegies but tomorrow they are on the menu so thats okay.
Also committed myself to doing at least 20 sit-ups a day on my ab machine as well as my daily walk.
Meant to be weigh in tomorrow evening but my ww group doesn't reopen till next week so think I will weigh in on my scales. That won't be pretty, know by my clothes I have gained, but I'll grimace and take it...no-one to blame but ME!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A better day

UPDATE....welll it was a better day till just before I went to bed I found the grandies choccies that they left!!!

Had a lot better day today. Started off with over an hour walk with my buddy.
Food wise, I have stuck to eating the usual filling/satisfing foods....and they have seemed to satisfy me more today. Had a few nibbles at things that I shouldn't have but other than that have been on track.
Tomorrow its back to work for me so I'll drag that tracker out and start the planning and tracking like I should have done today.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Started the day off well



but as the day went on I slowly gave in to my "snack attacks "


I was up early and Deb and I met up at 6.30 and went walking for an hour. Came home and had poached egg on toast, a piece of bacon and grilled tomato....a very filling breakfast.....but by 11o├žlock I was looking for more to eat.


Don't know what it was but no matter how much I ate, and I chose filling and satisfying foods and fruit.....I was looking for more.


So stooooopid me...looked at the sweet/snack foods and I have over indulged like there would be no tomorrow !!!


But a tomorrow there be will be and it will be a better day I hope.


Am leaving you with pics of the tree that nearly landed on me.....looking at it today when I took the photo's sent a shudder up my spine. Someone "up above" liked me I think as if it had hit me full on I would not be sitting here blogging. In the 2nd pic you can see the foot path I was walking on...the scattered broken branches you can see are what hit me....

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Feeling a bit sore....

and sorry for myself today.

Was out walking early this morning and a big banksia tree fell just in front of me....branches knocked my glasses off my face, grazed my left shoulder and other scratches and bruises are making themselves known to me now. Luckily some other walkers came along just after and found my glasses....one lens had popped out but they found that too (thank heavens as the glasses are just new) and popped it back in. No damage done to them, not even a scratch on the lens thankfully. I am a very very lucky lady, the tree was a old and large, if it had hit me I wouldn't be here now.

All on track today and hopefully to stay there too....

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

To my wonderful friends here on my computer, espesially here in bloogger land...thank you for all your support and friendship over the year.
Hope you have a very Merry Christmas....the bestest one ever!

So far today I have had the greatest day....its been wonderful sharing my day with all my family.
After working all day Friday I spent till 11pm last night preparing food, cleaning plus wrapping pressies. Then I was up at 6am this morning finishing off .... but all my efforts paid off, it was good..I am stuffed!!

And pffffft ..... I did say I was going to eat and drink in moderation today and count points!! Guess what??
I DIDN'T !!!!
I tried....but all good intentions...blah blah blah.....
Tomorrow I promise I will be back on track.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

BUGGER !!!!!!


I am so PEEVED off as I do have to work tomorrow....bugger bugger bugger!!!!!
I had so much I wanted to do tomorow and now will have to run around like a mad woman getting everything done! Half the pressies aren't wrapped, thats going to be a marathon effort with all the grandies I have !! At least Ted has finished work so he can hose down the patio, clean out the outdoor fridge and get the lawns mowed!
Ted and I went into Bunbury tonight bought and all bought the fruit and veg....thought it would be so busy, but surprize surprize it wasn't too bad at all.
Anyways have stayed on track again. Hopped on the scales tonight....as its usually weigh in night and my scales have said I have stayed the same....happy with that for now....but hoping next week for a loss!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

going well


See that halo...its glowing...I am so on track and think I am doing well. Hope so anyways, as I figure out all these propoints. I am eating well, I am not snacking and most importantly I am not hungry.

I had my first chat with my ww At Home consultant this morning and have my first consult and wi on January 5th..

I am hoping tomorrow is my last day at work before Christmas...was told it will be BUT things can change with a click of the fingers out there....fingers crossed. Its getting late so time for me to head off to my bed.... night night

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Another day...

on propoints...and I am getting there. Some things are still confusing but I will get there. Its mainly all the point values that get to me, just have to forget about all the other ww programs and all those point values and relearn all these new ones. But I will get there. The program reminds me a lot of the Core program...using filling foods that are high in protein which adds to the feeling of fullness. Anyways so far today I have eaten well following all the guidelines and haven't felt hungry at all.
Tomorrow I am ringing ww to set up a appointment for my 1st consult.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Learning propoints


Today has been day 2 and I have so far managed it well. Was up early and went walking for 35 minutes. I am eating as many "filling" foods as I can....and I must say I have not felt hungry at all today. All the point values are so different so a lot of my time is spent flicking throu my books or using my calculator to find out the points. Fruit is free but I am very aware that it also has a lot of sugar in it so I making sure I don't eat TOO much!
Other than that all is good.
I am walking in my new hiking shoes that I bought yesterday....got to make sure that they are well and truly worn in by the time we leave, for the price I paid for them I want to get my money's worth out of them!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Today


was my first day on propoints.

I have struggled a little but I am getting there. Everything has new values...there is just no comparison between the old points and these propoints, they are so different....but once I get my head around it all I think I will enjoy it. Love that fruit is now no points, but still have to be careful not to overindulge as there is a lot of sugar in it!

I have come in, on my calculations on points...and I am not hungry....so happy about that.

I am determined to give it a good go, even working on counting points on christmas day...

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Early Christmas











No post last night as it was our work christmas "do " It was a great night, lovely food, never ending drinks and lots of laughs....a very enjoyable night after a long hard day.




Woke up late yesterday morning, very unlike me to sleep throu the alarm but I did. No time for a walk, no time to pack a planned healthy lunch, or have a good healthy filling breakkie...so all good intentions went flying out the window.
And today...started the day with all good intentions, up early and went out walking...then Shawn arrived, followed soon after by his kids.....and by lunchtime I was eating all the festive food I supplied for the kids early Christmas with their daddy.
ahhhhhhhh well tomorrow is a new day. And I hope to get back on the wagon and start on the new ww propoints. My kit arrived FINALLY on Friday.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Just a quick post

Weigh in was tonight...nearly 9.20 and only just got home! It was our awards night and then we had our Christmas supper(we all took a plate). We won't be back till the first week of January for our regular meetings now. Anyways tonight the scales rewarded me with a 500gr loss.


The one day I wanted to finish early and I had to work all day...it was a long tiring and busy day.....so now I am off to bed....nite nite xx

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Late start Wednesday




Managed to have a bit of a lay in this morning as I didn't have to start work till 9am. I got up at 6 and said cya to Ted, donned the joggers and took off with my discman and earphones as per usual and walked for an hour....it felt good!

Home, made myself a big breakfast of cereal, skim milk, banana & peaches....and devoured the lot. I needed to have extra as starting late I wouldn't be entiltled to a smoko break at 10am. For lunch made myself a ham, cheese & salad wrap and an apple...and that kept me going till dinner time. And I was lucky enough to finish early too....

When I got home found a message on phone from OPSM saying my new glasses were ready so I hopped back into the car and headed in to pick them up....what do you think?
Dinner was a steak & salad sandwich...all good & on track still. Weigh in tomorrow night....hopefully a loss!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Early finish Tuesday


I got my wish and finished work early today. Sure helped as I was able to post some parcels, get a few things from the shop for the kids on Saturday as well as get to and do some cooking. On Thursday after our weigh in and meeting we will be having a supper and each person brings a plate. I got to and made a bacon and leek pie for the supper and some muffins for the freezer. While I was waiting for the muffins to cook I received a phone call from work telling me I have a late start in the morning...not required to 9am. Must remember to have a big breakfast and a extra coffee....starting that late there will be no smoko break and I will have to work throu to lunch. Geeee hope starting later doesn't mean we will be working later....I am liking these early finishes!
Anyways another day totally on track .... starting the day with a 30 minute walk. Woke up at the usual time, rolled over and dozed for 10 minutes umming and ahhing about getting up thinking maybe one day without a walk won't hurt BUT decided it would so got up and donned the joggers.
Leaving you with a pic of the latest hair cut and colour....

Monday, December 13, 2010

Monday ....

What a day!
Left for work on time but due to roadworks arrived at work 5 minutes later than normal, so had to rush around getting the machines all up and ready to go...but I got there. Tomorrow I'll leave a little earlier !
Tried Special K chocolae flakes for breakkie this morning, very chocolatey, tasty and filling. Love my chocolate but seemed very strange eating it for breakkie :-)
Tuna, sliced plastic cheese and crackers followed by a tub of yogurt for lunch.
Finish work an hour earlier so that gave me time to zip into Bunbury and pick up Skye's chrissy present from Shawn ready for him to give on Saturday. Its his access visit and his and the kids Chrissy day....so should be fun. Any idea's as to what to give them for their lunch?
I also picked up to two wii games, one each for Caitlin & Ashlee (Paul's girls) as Santa is giving them a wi for chrissy. Stopped at the post office and picked up a couple of postage bags, my job this evening is to wrap a few pressies and prepare for posting ofter work tomorrow.
Just finished a yummy scotch fillet steak, a half of potato, slice of pumpkin and other vegies for dinner.
Off to make a coffee now....
cyaaa tomorrow....

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sunday evening.

geeeeeee where has the weekend gone....it just flown by.
Skye had a great evening, slept all night and woke up at nearly 7.30 and then devoured 2 boiled eggs and toast soldiers !
Hannah rang me later on in the morning and said she would be a little late in picking up Skye as her house was broken into last night and had to wait for the police.
Shawn rang soon after and said he had just had a phone call from Hannah and she asked him where he was last night, virtually accusing him of breaking in and trashing her place.
Welllll boy was I fuming...when she did get here I let her have it both barrels....I was not happy!! How dare she?
The avo is still in place, Shawn is not allowed any contact with her, be within 100 meters of her house BUT she is allowed to do whatever!
After she left, I quickly dashed off into town again....and completed Kylee and Stephens chrissy parcel...that will be posted tomorrow. Just about done now...happy about that.
Another day all on track....that halo of mine is starting to glow!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Saturday


Today has been a busy day.

Started the day with a 50 minute early morning walk, came home, cooked breakfast of grilled tomato and bacon on a piece of toast....and coffee!

Washing done, cleaned and then went off into town to pick up Skye. Organised to "accidently " run into Shawn so he could see his big girl. The smiles on their faces at their "surprise" meeting was one I will treasure.
After the catch up, achieved a whole pile of xmas gift shopping, had a great helper in Skye thou I didn't get as much done as I hoped. Maybe tomorrow....
Had lunch in town...a chicken and salad wrap (no cheese or dressings) for me...chips and chicken nuggets for Skye.
Home and play time with Skye....colouring in, sticker books, play dough (afternoon tea of diet jelly & yogurt)....and then cooking dinner. Steak and sandwich for hubby and I and Skye wanted scrambled eggs from the freshly laid eggs she collected out of the chook pen this arvo...
A great day with my lovely girl, and a day on track....
nite nite

Friday, December 10, 2010

Counting down


Yesterday it was exactly 6 weeks till my last day at work before our holiday to Tassie. wowwwww 6 weeks, or 42 days.....not long to go now. I am on the countdown.
The last 2 days I have been a real "Miss Piggy" ..... honestly don't know why but I should know better, it only makes it harder on me!! Think it was knowing that I didn't have to weigh in on the Thursday night and that we were having our ww dinner instead.... sheeeeeez any excuse ehhh? The dinner wasn't all that good anyways.....was disappointed in a lot of the meal. The night out and the company was great though!
NOW I have to pull my finger out and get tracking and excersing again and try and lose what I may have gained plus extra. Next Thursday is my last weigh in of the year at my meeting. But I will be weighing in once a week at home for my Pro-points At Home program...wellllllllll I will if it ever arrives! Its still not here yet. I was under the impression from a email I had received that it was on its way....but noooooooooo it hasn't even been sent yet, they apologised in another email received yesterday saying they were waiting for a out of stock item and it should be posted Monday. I am soooooooo disappointed in them and the wait, why wasn't I told all this when I rang and ordered.....if I had known it was going to taking this long I wouldn't have wasted my money....would have done it online instead.
Anyways from today I am making a commitment to myself to a daily blog entry, tracking my days online....a extra incentive to me to keep me on track. I would like to lose some more weight and get as close as I can to my goal before I leave for Tassie.
All else is going well.
I have made my booking for the surgeon, I see him after our holiday. When speaking to his receptionist she said as I have private health cover I can virtually chose when to have the op for my veins done and unless it was urgent I should leave it till winter as I will have to have support stocking s on all day.....summer is not an ideal time to be wearing those!!
Shawn is going real well, still has his " off " days but they are few and far between now. The people he was working for have called him back and for the last week or so he has been back at work....that has helped him and his self esteem lots....plus money wise it has been a great boost as Shaz was doing seasonal work and that finished last week !
Bye for now....will be back tomorrow for my daily post.

Friday, December 03, 2010

TGIF !!


yay thankfully its Friday again....another long week done ! I got my pay slip today and even having last Friday off I still managed to do over 80 hours for the fortnight! I am tired, and seeing that payslip I can see part of the reason why!! The other part is menopause....its totally sux....wish it would just disappear...heck I am 55 in a couple of months, surely its time. This week I have had to suffer TTOM...where they come from or why I have no idea, but the stomach cramps and bloating is something I just didn't need or want! Guess thats why I only lost a 100grams at weigh in last night. I'd had a great week too! Today I have given myself a free day....just couldn't be bothered eating/tracking and doing everything right! I so need a change, wish my propoints kits would hurry up and arrive. Think what I am doing is getting somewhat stale...need something/everything to change!
Next week is our Christmas dinner for our weight loss group so no weigh in....but I will get myself back on track in the morning and see what I can do. I still do want to be as close to goal as I can for our holiday.
Tomorrow heading off to get my haircut and coloured....looking forward to that...its getting too long. Then its chrissy shopping....it needs to be finished !

Monday, November 29, 2010

Long weekend


Gina, Robyn, Marian & Carol (standing)








My weekend began on Friday when I had the day off that I booked off over a month ago when we organised the "meet & greet" of a few of us from the "At Home" weight watchers group that I particate on, on the weight watchers site online.
I travelled up to Mandurah where I met up with Robyn, then hopped onto the train and made our way to the city. Rob & I are both real country bumpkins and don't know our way around the city at all...but we managed to find our way to the meeting place (and back to the station 5 hours later with out getting lost).
We all got on like a house on fire and ate, drank coffee and chatted & chatted.....it was an absolutely wonderful day! I didn't want it to end.
But end it did....
I was only home an hour then Simon and Tracey dropped off their kids, they stayed over Friday & Saturday night. They are great kids and always behave for me. I took them up to the pool Saturday arvo after we grocery shopped and had lunch....it was hot and they had a ball. They slept like babies that night.
Sunday Shawn had his access visit here so I had his 4 kids here as well. Skye had her 7th birthday during the week so I asked Tanya & Paul to bring their 3 out and we had a little party for Skye. It was wonderful...I had 11 out of my 12 grandies here....and even managed a pic of the 11 together !! And a lovely pic of my 6 gorgeous grandaughters. The kids all had a blast....and despite all the goodies thet were there for the "get together" I managed to stay on track.
p.s. Anne, the grandie missing is Luke, he is 14 and lives in Perth with his mother. He is Paul's son from his 1st relationship.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

I nailed it !!!


Have had a great week...I have tracked 100% ... my motto was "if I bite it, I write it " and it worked, weigh in was tonight and it was goodbye to 1.5 kilo's. Last weeks gain has gone plus a little extra....happy with that as I worked hard to nail that !! I hated that gain !!
Am off to Peth tomorrow to meet some fellow weight watchers...then back home to a houseful of grandies....have Simon and Tracey dropping off their 4 who will be staying over tomorrow and Saturday night...and on Sunday Shawn has his access visit here so there will another 4. Its going to be fun, might ring Paul and Tanya and get them to bring out their 3 to join in. Skye turned 7 last week so we will be having a little party with icecream cake for her.
Will be back with some more after the weekend with lots of pics....
cyaaaaaaaaaaaa

Friday, November 19, 2010

I bit the bullet....

After hearing so much about the new ww program pro-points I bit the bullet yesterday and ordered the "At Home" kit. They are just waiting on my cheque to arrive and then will send it to me....should have it in 2 weeks.


I love the meeting I go to now, its different, its relaxed and more social than any other group I have been too so I thought I'd make my At Home weigh in the same day as my group weigh in.
And while on the subject of the "At Home" program I quite often get on the ww community boards and my favourite for the last 5 or more years has been the At Home one. Over the years I have been "chatting" regulary with a few of them....and after all this time 5 of us are all getting together and having a "meet and greet" in Perth next Friday. I am so looking forward to that, I organised the day off weeks ago.

And talking about weigh ins...I went to mine last night and the results were NOT good. I gained 1.2 kilo's...sheeeeeeez!! I was hoping I had at least stayed the same but despite all my efforts of counting my points and tracking 100% I was disappointed. I did have a blow out last Thursday night, plus had 2 pieces of cake at the 60th on Saturday night....and for the rest of the week I walked everyday and had 18 to 20 points.





















I know its not all FAT that has caused the gain....another thing that I bit the bullet about has been my leg. I have various veins very badly in my right leg, it is mostly swollen to about 2 cm's bigger than my left one but it has never given me any grief till this last week. We have had a very busy week at work and I have worked overtime most days and standing constantly caused it to swell even more, quite a lot more, and throb. After 2 nights of pain in my leg I rang my Drs for an appointment and I am going to see what can be done...and how soon ?? Appointment is early next week. Think I have left it long enough.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Damn it !!



I had a easier week this week, work wise as well as "diet" wise...all seemed to be going well so I thought ahhhh I am in for a hassle free week.
Shawn went to court on Monday for his drunk and disorderly....he LOST his drivers liciense for 3 months for "intending to drive drunk" .... and a $360 fine.
On Tuesday he went back to work (Shaz dropping him off as she went to work) and yesterday he was told he no longer had a job....the job apparently requires him to have a liciense. He rang yesterday, despondent but okay.....he was more worried that Shaz was going to be irrate with him again. Haven't heard anymore from him so fingers crossed he/they can get throu this.
Kylee is missing her mum ... now Christmas is getting closer she always gets homesick. But it won't be too long and we'll be heading thataway as we go head off on our Tassie trip. Its ONLY 60 days before we hit the road on the start of that trip.....geeeeeee must get too and book the Tassie Princess before we miss out on the date we want.....
We'll spend a few days with Kylee before we board the boat and of course some time on our return before we head home across the nullabour again....and Kylee and Stephen will be flying home a few days later for Tracey and Simons weddding....
Last night was weigh in again...goodbye to 500 grams.....then I come home and blew it.....bugger me and my emotional eating...

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Kids today




Last night Shawn was still very teary, was still not eating, still very much in shock about what he had done and missing Shaz so much. He spent a good 2 hours chatting to her on the phone last night.



This morning he was feeling a little more positive though he still wasn't eating, still teary but the trembling had stopped. He was looking very much so to his kids coming out and spending the day with us.

This morning my friend and I met up at 8am and went for a 30 minute walk then went in for an hour session of zumba again. I am still not very coordinated but heck I really enjoyed it today....and worked up quite a sweat. When I arrived home Shawn was on the phone to his Shaz again so progress was being made.

After a hectic 6 hours with the kids....I took Shawn back to his house in town....he was spending tonight getting the house back in order and Shaz is going back tomorrow. They are going to give it another go...Shawn has learnt his lesson this time I think, I hope....time will tell.

Friday, November 05, 2010

The shit has hit the fan....

....in other words Shawn lost the plot again.
His house was broken in to on Thursday and with that something clicked inside his head, he got angry, got drinking and the temper exploded. It scared his Shaz and she left him as she was scared today, Shawn then drank some more, got picked up by the police for drunk and disorderly conduct and I now have him here. He is a mess...a blubbering trembling crying mess. Think finally the truth has sunk in. I went and saw his lady today, and she thinks she'll give him a second chance, she loves him...but there will be conditions. I think he'll do anything to win her back...I have never seen him in this state before.
god my stomach is a big quivering mess of jelly....I am so scared for him. Know what ever he did has scared Shaz, and I know what he is can be capable of, and so was Shaz as she has seen him like this before, but I am so scared .... scared that he'll fail again...and that I will lose him all together....
All these months and only a few minor hiccups with him and now this....was I expecting too much...god damn it, I was.

good news..lost 500g at weigh in last night.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Very quiet....


Its very quiet in blogging world or is it just me?


Know I am not a very social person, me and hubby don't have much of a social life, too darn tired after a long week of work anyways. People have been known to say we are boring....but heck its not we are anti-social...we both enjoy a good night out occassionaly and love nothing better than a night with good friends and a good ole chinwag. So am I boring I wonder ??
This week has been the week from hell...work has been craptastic..if there is such a word...but the crap part of it says it all. But despite the workload from hell I still managed a walk every day and I tracked every bite that went in my mouth. Menopause and those damn hot flushes plagued me all week too....so I didn't know what to expect when I climbed on those demon scales last night. The hormones won....and the demons told me that AGAIN I had stayed the same!
The home front has been very quiet...Mr Troublesome has been no trouble...he is still working...as for the others I haven't heard much at all. Kylee I have rang as we are trying to organise our mother/daughter trip to Phuket next year..all the special deals are just coming out....but I must ring Mr Simon...he has been very quiet! Paul works with hubby so know all well there and anyways Tanya and I talk to each other at least once a week.
Time to organise dinner....a steak and onion sandwich (with salad) ...yummoooo

Friday, October 22, 2010

phewwwwwwwww

phewwwww what a week...sooooooo happy its Friday evening and I'm home with coffee in hand and feet up !! Work days have been long and the work has been hard.....just wish it would slow down just a little and let me catch my breath, I am weary.
I nearly had some time off...luckily I can handle a car well as driving home on Wednesday evening in the drizzling rain a kangaroo jumped out of the bush, onto the road and then landed fair square on the middle of my bonnet, bounced off through the force of hitting my car over the roof and just missed the car following me. I was turning off the highway and just entered a exit to cross the dual highway onto the road I live on so thankfully I had reduced my speed. The damage could have been so much worse. After crossing the highway...I stopped and checked the car, the car following me also stopped and made sure I and the car were okay too. No other damage to the car other than the bonnet so I drove the remaining 2 k's home.
Hubby arrived home about 10 minutes after me and on handing him his cuppa I said you better come and have a look at this.....and showed him the car. Without saying a word...he reached into his car and handed me this gorgeous rose bush....

....how sweet is he? As he said these things do happen, I was okay and that was the main thing. Anyways...a new bonnet will be on the car tomorrow.

Weigh in was last night....stayed the same....can't complain about that as I have had a week of not tracking properly...very complacent after last weeks big loss I think.

Tomorrow morning instead of walking I am trying zumba for the first time.....should be a laugh, believe me I am not very co-ordinated.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Shawn



A very big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Shawn...a big 28 today. Hope he's had a great day...will catch up with him over the weekend. Some good news for him...he has a job and a car..wooohooooo! The car is only a $1000.00 bomb, but it goes well and is getting him from A to B. The job is at a retaining wall company...pleaseeeeeeeeee let him keep this job, pleaseeeeeeeee let him stay off the booze and weed coz thats what causes him to lose the jobs, his moods change drastically and then the abuse starts....pleaseeeeeee don't let it happen this time! He seems still to be happy with Shaz, so lets hope that continues. He really likes this job so pleaseeeeeeeeee let things stay good for him.


One bad thing about the job is that he is going to have trouble getting time off for court and the DCP case. He doesn't want to tell his boss about it all and he thinks he might just ring DCP and tell them about this job and his wants about the kids and see what they say.

Above for those that haven't seen on Facebook is the result of my pampering session at the hairdressers. I am happy with the result I think. Still tending to think the red is a bit too red...still needs to be lightened some....and I think I will get it a little shorter next time.

With me is Skye.....she spent Saturday shopping with me and then overnighted...I took her back on Sunday. Just loved having some one on one with her.

Work has been frantic....lots of staying back playing catch ups...hopefully they will get extra staff so we don't have to work so damn hard.

And to finish....weigh in was last night....I am one very happy girl....I LOST 1.5 KILO'S .... how good is that ???

Friday, October 08, 2010

Its been a long week


Its been such a busy week....work has been sooooooo busy I feel as thou I have lived at the bloody place. Most days I have done over 9 hours a day, mostly closer to 10 hours. Most of the crew are going to work tomorrow....but no way in the world am I. Thankfully I have a hair appointment so a pamper session after this past week is gonna be awesome !!
Not much else has been happening in the world of Jen. Haven't seen the kids or the grandies. Shawn had a job for all of 5 minutes, poor kid nothing seems to go right for him of late. He got the job, and on day 1 he was driving to work and his dratted car blew up !! He rang the job finding place he got the job throu and told them what had happened and all they could say was "tough luck, your're fired !! So now he is madly looking around for a cheap car...gonna have to help him there as he needs transport as he has been told by another job finding agency that if he has transport they have another job for him....fingers crossed !
Kylee has started doing voluntary work for the blind dogs association for a few hours on Fridays....and she is loving it. I love the fact that her main job is to excersise the dogs...and that means walking them! Kylee doesn't get a lot of excersise in and her being a big girl and looking in the future to have kids excersise and losing weight needs to happen.
Paul and Tanya and their kids have been to Kalgoolie on hols, they had a ball....and as for Simon and Tracey well I haven't heard a thing from them. Was hoping to have the kids for a bit over the hols...looks like they were all busy.
ohhh just had a call...Skye wants to come and have a sleepover before she has to go back to school...woohooooo
And a big wooohoooooo last night was weigh in....goodbye to 1 kilo !!

Friday, October 01, 2010

I didn't .....

.....any weight at my weigh in last night...in fact I GAINED 200 lousy little grams. Wasn't too happy as I thought I'd had a great week. But on thinking about it I didn't walk every day, and with warmer weather happening this last week I don't think I drank enough water. Note to myself...I MUST INCREASE MY WATER INTAKE !!!


Shawn ... and Hannah....had to go to court today...DCP are applying to have their kids remaining in their custody for ANOTHER 2 years. Bloody hell...Shawn was gobsmacked and very upset, but so proud of him too as he didn't go looking for the drugs to dull the hurt like he usually does! He still does use them BUT happy to say nowhere near as much or as often as he used too. I would love him to quit them all together but what he has done is great. Anyways Shawn is going to legal aide on Monday and is going to apply for aide to help him with this DCP application.....Hannah already has a lawyer.

I have put up a few pictures of the wildflowers on our block....they are fantastic this year. A lot of orchids....more than we had in previous years.

Friday, September 24, 2010

In the past


What with my brothers birthday the other day and Chris H comment about Rosemary on one of my posts my mind has been a little in the past of late. Thinking about life and what could of been, what might of been and so on. The pic above is the last pic taken of our brood. Simon, Paul, Rosemary, Shawn and Kylee. I only carried 3 of those 5 under my heart...but the other 2 grew in my heart. Ted and I met in 1981, I was the mother of Simon, he was the father of Paul and Rosemary...it was you love me, you love my kids...his kids were my kids, my kid was his kid and thats the way it stayed. There was never any of the disputes that you see sometimes with some combined families. They all grew up together thou not always together, sometimes Paul and Rosemary were with their mother and Simon was with his father but bond they all did. They are still close today but not as close as they were before we lost Rosemary in the accident...the photo above was taken a month or so before she was killed in 1996...she was 23.
Life goes on.....
Friday today and I am home, work thankfully is quiet. Its a long weekend this weekend with Monday being a public holiday so I have a whole 4 days off work. Plenty to catch up on around the house and garden so thats what I will be doing. Off very shortly for my walk..today with my friend Deb.
Last night was weigh in night too....I said goobye to 550grams...still have a long way to go but I am a getting there......

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

My bro


Today is my brother 59th birthday.....he was killed in 1979 aged 27.
I was 23 when he was killed and today I still miss him heaps.
He was older than me by nearly 5 years but we were the middle kids of the of the 4 of us and we were very close.
Happy Birthday Tom...loves ya still xx

Friday, September 17, 2010

This week

Another week has flown by.

Had a quiet weekend and a lovely friend call in for a visit. Sharon and I met when she started working at the farm where I am about 6 years ago. She left a few years back and moved up to Kojonup and we have stayed in contact. I learnt earlier on this year she lost one of her sons in a car accident but I hadn't managed to see her until she called in on Saturday. Poor love I really felt for her, its hard to lose someone you love, espesially your own child. All I could do was hug her, wipe her tears. Having been in her shoes with the loss of our Rosemary I knew I couldn't take away her pain but I could listen as she talked.
Sharon stayed for for 3 hours or so and the next day I got a lovely text message from her to say she had arrived back home and thanked me for being there for her.

Kylee rang me on Monday asking me if I wanted some really really good news, she sounded so excited. And yeahhh it was good news. Jemma...Kylee's childhood friend (she was a bridesmaid at her wedding) had rang her and told her she was expecting her 1st child. Jemma is the daughter of our best friends (who I posted a pic of in my last post) so of course I had to ring Tina and congratulate her and ask was it going to effect our holiday to Tassie. Of course if Jemma was due around that time we would have had to change dates....but the bub is about 6 weeks after we get home. This will be Tina and Grants 2nd granchild...their son and daughter in law had a baby a month after we got back from our NT holiday...coincidence ehhh??

Deepest sympathy to my blogger friend Anne on the loss of her beloved hubby Peter.
Anne and Peter did call in for a visit, chat and a cuppa, when they did their tour of the south west earlier on this year . You're in Ted and mine thoughts every step of the way Anne.


And to finish off....last night was weigh in night...goodbye was said to 600grams.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Another loss...

After a looooong week Thursday night came around all too soon. I had a good week but ate way too many snacks and treats and wasn't sure how that would reflect on the scales. A very bad habit that I am going to have to stop. Excersise was good, managed a walk nearly every morning before work, only missed 1 morning so happy with that. Anyways the scales showed another 500g loss....can't complain at all about that.

Above is a pic of me, hubby & Tina and Grant. Tina & Grant are our best friends...and our travelling companions. We did our Northern Territory together last year and next year they will driving across the nullabour with us and hopping on the Spirit of Tasmania and touring Tassie with us. Geeeeeeee the time is going by quickly, I can still remember us sitting around a camp fire on our trip last year planning this trip. Grant & Tina are coming down from Geraldton this month for a quick visit and we will finalise a few more little details.

Nothing much has been happening. Shawn still looking for work...thankfully Shaz is working. Paul has the flu and has had to have days off, Simon is busily rounding up addresses, his and Tracey wedding invites are being made shortly....and Kylee is looking forward to our Tassie trip too coz that means daddy & mummy will be in Melbourne with her again.

Friday, September 03, 2010

That time again...

It was weigh in night again last night....and yay I lost again..only 450 grams this week but I'll take it all.
I really like this new meeting I go too. It is the Karkana Klub, it is affliated with WW Australia but our meetings are a lot more "user" friendly. The meetings are based on the principal of "Group Therapy", people who have the same problem and discussing it frankly without fear of being laughed at or misunderstood. We are urged through incentives and encouragement to lose excess weight sensibly...no gimmicks and fads.

Today has been a longggggggggggg day...2 hours overtime added on to a busy busy day ! A lot of hard yakka I did do today, I am tired! If I had known the day was going to be like that I would have stayed in bed longer and not gone walking. mmmmm but then again now the mornings are not so dark I am really starting to enjoy my walks agin....its a beautiful time of the morning. Tomorrow morning a lay in bed for me I think.....I will be walking at 8am with a girlfriend, I help her deliver pamphlets and catch up on all our gossip..our "jabberwalk" we call it !

All quiet on the home front...shhhhhhhhhh lets see how long it stays like that !

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Weekend







Its Sunday arvo already...the weekend has just flown by. Mum rang up during the week and said a friend might be travelling up to Perth for the weekend and if he did could she travel up and be dropped off here and stay the weekend with us. I got home from work on Friday afternoon just as she was being dropped off...so that was lovely. Poor dear wasn't feeling 100%, she had a tummy upset and had to stop on the way up and be sick. Anyways a big cuddle and a little tlc and she was fine.



Saturday was Shawns access visit...he had the visit here from 11am to 5pm thou this time he only had 3 of the 4..the eldest boy had previous arrangement so Shawn will get a visit later with him. The kids were great...they had a ball with their Daddy....he misses them so. They are growing so fast...espesially little Kaleb. The girls despite the 3 year age difference get on really well and play well together. Hannah rang me Friday and was saying DCP is going for another 2 year court order for the kids....Shawn will be devastated..I think its just sux !! They need to be home with Hannah, all 4 kids together ! Right, Hannah is lax in the housecleaning and some health issues and needs to be more disiplined with the kids BUT why can't she have the kids back and be monitored more...she loves those kids and they need that security. What is happening with them can't be good for them..and definetly not another 2 years of it. She has approached her lawyer/legal aide and is going to protesting this situation.



Shawn hasn't heard about this yet...he will not be happy either and hopefully he'll approach his lawyer/legal aide too.



Today took mum shopping...she knits, cotchets and embroiders so she was able to stock up on those things. Was driving home with lunch when hubby rang to say her ride was 40 minutes away so we arrived home in time to have a quick cuppa and some lunch.






Alls going well food and excersise wise ready for wi in next week....and I am also happy to announce that I lost 800g last week not 500g. Was reading my weigh in book and this group records 2 weights in our book...the scale weight which is then rounded out closest to the kilo mark....so if I lost 800g like I did, it goes back to the 500g and if I lost 400g it would be rounded up to the 500g. I like the 2 weights recorded....

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Going down.....




Last Thursday was my first weigh in at my new meeting. Up till Sunday night I was going really well, was totally in control of my eating and felt good within myself. Sunday night insomnia kicked in and I had a horror night....layed awake most of the night tossing and turning then Monday was full on at work, we were really busy and the carrots that I had to grade were absolute shit making my job harder than what it should have been. That night I was hungry and although I stayed within my points I found myself snacking. Monday night I had another night of insomonia and Tuesday was yet another busy day at work...packing brocolli most of the day. (My back still aches!!) That night I started the snacking again craving sweets and did go over my points. I ended up going to bed early with a sleeping tablet. Wednesday morning I woke after a good nights sleep, managed a walk but it was a real effort....and today I am still battling, think the loss of sleep and extra hard start to the week has knocked me for a sixer.
Anyways on Sunday we had a lovely visit from Simon and Tracey on their way back from Dunsborough where they had been staying for a few days celebrating my grandson Tommy's 4th birthday and also doing some more wedding plans. Yep...another wedding happening for the family next year...a week after we arrive home from our Tassie holiday. Anyways Simon and tribe lit up the bbq and we had all had lunch and Tommy opened up his pressie and he and the other kids ran amok for a few hours, was really great to see them.

Anyways it is getting late for me....best finish this cuppa and head to bed....guess it will be another busy day at the farm.

ohhhh I lost 500g tonight...happy with that with all the "snacks" I was eating.....here's to another good week ......