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Monday, August 31, 2009

Weightloss Challenge Week 3

Crap! Gained 500g... now I knew I was pretty slack last week, but didn't think I was THAT bad...bugger....oh well better get cracking

Sunday, August 30, 2009

A perfect hide out where your sister can't play with your toys.
Nudey Rudey in the sunshine.
Her favourite bike.
(It's her brothers but luckily he's progressed to a bigger bike)

Hanging in the park

Catching up with friends (Gaby and Boo)

What happens when you wake up at 5am and wont
go back to sleep? You fall asleep at lunch!

Not a busy week here, but I am exhausted. Think the lack of sleep is catching up with me. I've been crashing when the kids go to sleep almost everyday. The house looks like a hurricane went through and I don't remember the last time Icleaned the bathrooms (yuck!)
Ella has a few new words "tickly" being one of them.
Blake has become an expert personal trainer. We went for a walk down by the beach, Ella in pram, Blake on his bike. He made me RUN! and do all the exercises down there! Will have to go back me thinks.
Not sure the weightloss is going to be any good this week. I've walked but not as far as last week.
On the up side! I am getting my KID FREE time this week. Sewing class on Thursday. Finally work out how to do that shirring elastic. It's a beginners class and the tutor thinks it might be a bit slow for me, but it's the only evening class around. I probably need a few pointers on technique anyway. Now where did I leave my rotarty cutter...?
Our rugby made son is getting more and more into it by the day. He go to stay up late on Friday and watch a game with his dad. I was watching something in the other room but was in fits listening to James try and explain things like a disallowed try to a 3 year old.
NExt year we'll take them to a live game.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Weightloss Challenge Week 2

600gs lost this week. Making it 1.1kg down 8.9kg to go. Getting there, and like they say slowly but surely wins the race! Now I think I need to start concerntrating on the food side of things a bit more!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Well...HELLO SUMMER, you're a bit early aren't you?

Blake taking his teddies on a 'Plane Trip'. He had to fill the cargo hold!
Well Ok, It's early Monday morning, but I wont tell if you wont! I had intended to do this post last night, but you know how it goes. Summer has arrived in full force here on the Gold Coast, 31 degrees yesterday (well it didn't seem that hot, but if the weather man says, then it must be so). And it's not even Spring. I think its going to be a hot dry one!

Boo is finally better, a really nasty viral infection with scray high temps. She's still snotty, but I think that's teeth. We are back try (who I am I kidding) I am back trying to night wean
again. I'd only just done it for the 2nd time and she got sick. She's a stubborn wee thing, and I thought we'd got there again, but NO last night she yelled at me for almost 3 hours on and off before I gave up and fed her!

James has a job again, nothing permanent but a few weeks work. Meant he worked all day Saturday so not much happened this weekend. We had planned another excursion, but James is leaving for work at 5am and getting home at 5pm (not that we complain work is work in this current financial climate) so he just wanted a chill day.

The dogs got washed (first time in a VERY long time), trees moved, seeds planted, kids spent the day in the paddling pool. I even have sunburnt legs. I went scouting for some fruit trees with no luck, but hope to find some this week and plant them. It was a lovely one day weekend.

How proud can you be of your little man. It appears (much to our pleasure) that we have a little rugby follower in the household! Titans and the All Blacks here! (Both won on the weekendd too!) BLake decided to wear his Titans' Top as pants....he's bit strange at times! LOL...he thought it was the biggest joke.

My little girl is growing up. She's a real character, and really comes into her own on the days her big brother is at daycare...Although she misses him when he's gone, she does enjoy not having to share. She found the potty and wanted a go. No luck, but she enjoys sitting on it. This photo is a bit scary as it makes her look ALOT older than she actually is. But I can't believe she's almost 16 months already.

I also finally turned her car seat around this week. I was getting a bit sick of heaving a 11 kg monster into a rear facing car seat. It's a bit naughty I know, she could still be rear facing for another kg, and it is safer but you know how it is. The things you learn though...we turned Blake around at 6 mths/9 kgs as that was the limit on the seat we had for him. I am SO thankful we never had a crash with him foward facing being that young. Now I know better and we had a better seat for Boo that allowed her to stay rear facing for SO much longer.

Anyway she loves it, and Blake isgetting used to it. He cant see her as easily so I think he prefere her facing the opposite way to him.

I have finally admitted defeat with my overlocker...and am going to book in for a 'learn to use your overlocker' class. It's driving me mad and I have a ton of stuff I need to do and I need the over locker for...so can't wait for that. I am also going to go do a sewing class, as I have found one that is on a Thursday evening. Yay for a bit of kid free time.

I have been wanting a nappy out of this minky floral material for a long time, and got my hands on some fabric a while back (only a nappy cut, so am trying to stretch it), but am not really in a nappy making mode. So a friend (thanks Linda) suggested a skirt. I created the pattern, and am quite happy with the result, it does have a few issues, but they aren't too noticable when its on. Of course it would have been better with an overlocker (all the raw edges are zig-zagged)
And my hat goes off to all those nappy makers who sew with Minky...man its a pain to sew with.

Well that's all for now. I'll be back tomorrow with my weight update!

Monday, August 17, 2009

The Weight loss Challenge - Week 1

Well! Can't say I've been super good, but I have walked almost every day and I jumped on the scales (forgot to do it this morning, Ella is sick and I've not been getting any sleep because of it, damn that girl is always sick) and I've lost 500g! Not a huge amount, but its a start!

So if you joined in, how'd you go?

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sunday...where's the weekend got to?

Potatos from the garden! Not a huge crop, but yumm anyway!

And we took a trip up Currumbin Valley to Mt Cougal national park and went for a walk! Was lots of fun.

At the old disused sawmill

My little Poser

We are SO coming back here to swim in the summer (as long as Dad scares the trolls away!)

Monday, August 10, 2009

The Weight loss Challenge

Feel free to join in!

I thought if I publicised this I might be less likely to stray....

I jumped on the scales this morning and I have 10kg to lose by Christmas (will work out how many weeks that give me later)

So if you want motivation (or you want to give me some, I know I'll need it)...lets get a Blog Weightloss Challenge going...weigh in once a week and lots of encouragement!

I got out for a 30min walk yesterday and I need to do that most days! So will keep you posted on how that goes!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

I'm 1/2 way there (I hope!) and a dream

Its amazing what you do when you need to do it (not just think you want to!) James currently doesnt have permanent work (got back from holidays and got told there was no work, Gee thanks for the notice!) He's got work this week but after that its anyones guess. Its actually really scary...and we have been having a big clear out to get any extra money we can.

My contribution to the effort to get a bit of cash flow, I have FINALLY started culling and selling all the kids' (and some of my) excess clothes. And I'm half way though (see pic)...I think, all the girls clothes done, now for the boys. I have been meaning to do this forever, we have boxes of kids stuff stacked to the ceiling in the garage...but you know how it is! Now its getting done.

I've put them up Here in an effort to sell them without ebay fees. Feel free to buy anything that catches your eye!
and A DREAM...

ok..so more of a goal...I was about to put this top up...when James walked in...he loves it, although its been a LONG time since I fit into it...so at his suggestion..this top is my goal. I also love it, and would love to get back into it...so this is my public declaration that I am going to get off my butt and lose weight...I reckon if I can get into it by Christmas I'll be happy....

I think I'll try and use my blog as a bit of motivation too!

Monday, August 3, 2009


I've been admiring Deb's vintage sheets since she started blogging about them...and now she's giving some scraps away...how cool is that
so rush on over to Works in Progress and enter (or not, I don't mind! LOL...I have plans if i win *insert evil laugh*)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

See Kai Run Shoe Giveaway

5 Little Monkeys head on over..I'd love a pair for BOO!