Thursday, April 26, 2012

Excitement much !!

Me and my late brother...1973

My brother was killed in an accident in 1979....he was just 27. He left behind a wife, a 5year old son, and a little girl that turned 2 on that day....and his wife was pregnant with twins. She gave birth to a boy & a girl 3 months after.
As you can imagine, we were devastated. My mum I don't think has ever recovered. 
I was 22, had a son myself, and was going through a very difficult time with my then husband....who I had happened to meet through my brother. We split up not long after Tom's death.
His wife remarried 18 months later to a complete and utter other word for him! He gave those kids quite a hard time, not that we saw them beloved  ex sister in law by then thought we weren't good enough and we didn't get to see the kids anymore.
Anyways that marriage split up, some really horrible stories have since come back to us....believe he is in prison now, turns out he was a paedophile. 
Anyways over the years we have followed the kids as much as we could through friends and friends of friends....BUT now they have contacted us and want to get to know us....well 3 of the 4 of them have. Apparently now that they have families of their own....and want to know more about their Dad and his family. Their mother has destroyed all photo's and information she had of they have nothing, absolutely NOTHING of their Dad. How cruel..what a BITCH, no wonder they have nil to do with her anymore.  The eldest has stayed with his Mum....he has mental health issues I believe.
Anyways yesterday I started going through all my albums....and my sister is doing the same and we are going to make up an album for the they can learn more about their Dad. The kids are so overwhelmed, we are too. A door that we have wanted to be opened is slowly creeping open....and we couldn't be happier.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

O.M.G !!!

This weekend I seemed to have gone out of my way to sabotage myself by eating everything and anything whenever I felt like it.
This evening I have been thinking about it....and have decided I am going back to basics tomorrow. Pro-points and simply filling haven't worked for me...since I have been doing them I seemed to have gained more than I have lost..... I am going back to the weight watchers plan that I lost the weight on way back in 2005/6 and 7.  Have found out all the material,  and I am ready to roll.
Went out to Ted's sister in law's last night. It was her birthday, her 60th. Photo's were taken and one that was taken of me I thought was shocking...I looked huge. My weight,  no matter how much I have tried,  has just been creeping up. My attempts I must admit on reflection have been half hearted so this time lets see if I can find some of that old mojo.
Tomorrow morning I have Curves, then its jabberwalk time...and then its on to day 1.
I must not sabotage myself, no little treats....
.....lets see if I can do it this time.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Coast Trip...

Hubby fishing

The weather was mostly fine, had a couple of small light showers, nothing to even take cover for....the rest of the time was lovely. Pity I didn't get out to throw a line in more than once or twice (and that was Sunday before we left) as I happened to come down with some sort of virus on the Friday. I felt miserable 3/4 of the time and spent most of Friday & Saturday night sitting up in bed coughing, coughing and coughing some more....poor hubby didn't get much sleep either!  Still the weekend away was a break from being at home....and I got to spend some time with the grandies.
Ashlee and Matthew

Aren't they just gorgeous. I was sitting in the  Toyota watching hubby fish reading my book and these two came over to offer me one of there lollies and have a chat.
Tanya and kids watching a car trying to get unbogged !!

On Sunday we were watching the early birds pack up and head out the coast. One way to get out is you have to drive up a huge sandhill which is about a kilometer long and steep. It gets very entertaining as some of these fishermen have no idea how to get their 4x4's up there without stopping and getting bogged! 

Gorgeous sunset

Saturday night...the sunset was just beautiful. It came in cloudy and overcast but the sun shining through onto the water between the clouds was just beautiful.

Happy 10th Birthday Caitlin 

Caity had her 10th birthday down the in true camping style we got the sparklers out and made her a birthday cake out of lamington fingers....she loved it !!

I am loving Curves, went 3 times last week...and this week I hope to manage 4 sessions. I didn't go this morning...but hopefully tomorrow before work I will, will see how I feel.
I finished Weight Watchers At Home today...had my last weigh in...lost 300g. I can't justify the cost anymore, it has gone up to much for just a weigh in consult. I will continue on though as I am, weighing in on Tuesday's keeping E-tools to help me through. Curves will I still have my regular local ww group. I will eventually get back to goal..I know I am not giving in till I do ! 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The last of them...

You must be sick of these professional I'll make these the last....

A big rush this morning, sent hubby off to work and flew out the door myself and headed to Curves. The girls up there are just great...and I am loving it! Going to try and do another session in the morning, have a break on Thursday then back again on Friday after work, I have a 6am to 1pm shift so I'll stop in on my way home from work.

Friday arvo as soon as hubby finishes work we are heading down the coast for the weekend. Eldest son and his family are down there great, we need a weekend away. And its Caity's birthday on Saturday so it'll be good to spend the time with her.

Weigh in today...lost 100g! My "At Home" subscription finishes next week and with the prices of ww going up I don't think I will be rejoining. But I will continue on my own...I think with Curves and my ww federation of WA group I will stay focused. I am going to continue weighing in every Tuesday and keep things the way they are.

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Happy Easter...

Happy Easter to you all...

I have worked most of it, tomorrow I have off....and hopefully I can get myself back on track, last 2 days I  have wandered off...

BUT....I have joined Curves...I had a session last Thursday and can't wait to get back after the Easter break....I am sure it is going to help me immensely.

I had my sister out today...showed her the professional pics, she loved them.  Everytime I look at them I smile...that birthday will always be special to me...