Wednesday, October 30, 2013

No weigh...

 This is my story this week…a few wrong choices, which turned into a few more…then a few more…till I woke up with a rip roaring headache 2 days later and realised what I was doing to myself.
I usually don't have a lot of sugar, none in my tea or coffees and I drink diet or sugar free drinks when I want a change from water. My treat is a mini snack chocolate some evenings so I do get to have a bit of a sugar fix and don't feel deprived. I got caught out at an outing on Saturday evening,  my food choices were limited, so I indulged, and those indulgences just didn't stop till Monday evening when I realised what I was doing to myself. Grrrrrrrr talk about sabotage, again I am my own worst enemy.
Tuesday morning, weigh in day…..BUT I used my NO WEIGH CARD and put the brakes on and got myself back on track. Hopefully by next week the scales will be kind to me. And hopefully I have learnt a lesson.

I know I am not a quitter, I don't give up, but I have to learn not to give in to myself, thats the lesson I am struggling to learn.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

At Last.....

At last hubby has started receiving his age pension....not a full one as I work, but gee that little extra sure does help, I am on top of all our bills now.  I had to submit my earnings today to Centrelink so they could work out what hubby was entitled to this fortnight and I was disappointed to see that the extra shift I did yesterday resulted in hubby losing more $$'s.
From now on, unless I really have to, I won't be doing any extra shifts, its just not worth it.

Hubby has really brightened the yard up since he has been home. The lawns and gardens look really great, they have all been weeded and mulched...the man has a real green thumb. 

Weigh in day today...for the 1st time in a couple of weeks I had a loss. I have been so good too, but with all the yoyo'ing I have been doing the past few months I guess my body had to wait and make sure I wasn't going to start the yoyo'ing again.  I don't think so....I want to lose weight. Think its going to be a long hot summer this year and I want to be able to enjoy it.  

Kylee has 10 working days to go then she has finished work. She was going to work till she was 34 weeks, but her Dr advised her to stop at 32 weeks.  She wanted to drive up and spend a few weeks with her fiancee, but Dr has said no and so have I, not having her driving 12 hours on her own!! We have come to a compromise and are driving her to our good friends a 6 hour drive away and will stay overnight and have a catch up with them and Garry will drive down meet us there and pick up Kylee....and do it again at the end of November to pick her up. She will be here for her weekly Dr visits and the last month countdown to the lil man's birth.  

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Alls well...

Not much is happening in the world of Jen...
Still waiting for Centerlink to organise all hubby's paperwork for his pension, so been living on my wages and our savings. mmmmm its not been easy, what with licenses and insurances all being due these past few months, but we are getting by. Surely it can't be too much longer...

Kylee is going along ok. Pregnancy suits her, I think she looks great. The lil man is growing as he should. Kylee has been plauged by coughs, colds and hasn't had the best of times these past few months. She only has a few more weeks of work to go, then she is going up north to spend some time with her partner before she comes back for the birth. For awhile there I was one upset Mumma as they were thinking of staying up in Carnavon for the birth as Garry wasn't sure if he could get away from his bakery. Of course he doesn't want to miss the birth. But he is due for some tests on his hands and has appointments with a specialist in Perth which fortunately are all around bubba's due date. So with that, sick leave and paternity leave he will be down this way for the birth. ahhhh I won't miss out on my newborn bubba cuddles.
After the baby is born, Kylee's house will be rented out and they will all living up in Carnavon. Hubby and I will help organise the house ready for that, then it will be put in the hand of an agent.

 We went for a drive on Sunday out to one of the local water supply dams. It was built in 2002 and this year is the first year it has been full enough to overflow. 

It made for a change of scenery...

I am still going to weight watchers...though the past 2 weeks the scales haven't been moving at all...but I am still attending and working on getting rid of these kilo's. 

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Family get together

On Saturday afternoon we hosted a family get together. My mother, my brother, sister, 3 of 4 of my kids & most of my grandies (one son had gastro) my nieces, nephew and their kids all turned up. It was a fantastic get together....lots of fun was had by all. 
I hope to do the same again in early December...a early christmas get together, hopefully those that didn't make it to this one can.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Back on track....

View of the show from a ride above the show ground.

I am back on track. I rejoined ww the day after I arrived home from my long weekend in Melbourne. Sad to say the scales were higher by just a little to what they were when I rejoined last time....sheeez all that hard work I did too.  But hey that was then, this is now and I am doing it for the "I don't know how many'th time!!"  I had my 2nd weigh in today and I am happy to report I had my second loss....yep them scales are going down again.

Yesterday hubby and I went up to the Royal Show in Perth, we haven't been there since Shawn was 11 months old...he turns 31 in 2 weeks.   We had a lovely day, just wandering around and browsing. No time limits, in no hurry ... just enjoying our day.
We met Kylee & Garry at the train station in Perth and we were introduced to Garry's twins Jasmine and Alexander, what little cuties they are. Kylee is absolutely besotted with them and the twins seem to think she is pretty special too. 

Kylee drove back from Perth today after spending the evening with Garry before he headed back to Carnavon. She was meant to go to work, but after a day in the sun Kylee woke up during the night with a fever and sunstroke. 28 weeks pregnant and sunstroke = a sick mumma to be.  She did have suncream on and was wearing a hat, but I think she put the hat on too late in the day.

Hubby is enjoying his retirement. Still waiting for Centrelink to get back to him re: his pension. Living on 5 days a fortnight wages is hard work, thankfully we realised payments could take awhile so had some savings put aside for all the bills.

This Saturday we have a big family gathering happening.....been a long time since we have all been together in the one place at the same time. My brother is bringing his fiancee and our Mum up. Sister and her hubby and hopefully her sons, all my kids and their kids, my neices and nephew and their kids all all lots of catching up to be had.  My camera will be happy...lots of happy snaps happening methinks.

See you next week.....