Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Just a quickie....

Just a quick update, for no real reason except to correct something, I mentioned I was going low carb, in hindsight I possibly should have written that I am eliminating wheat out of my diet at this stage, once that is done sugar will follow.

All is going ok, the walks aren't happening this week, but that does not mean I have not been burning calories I have been with moving things around in the house. My nail room is getting better and better each change :)

Oh and before and after photos of Chico's favourite toy, though Rusty gives it a run for it's money now - the nice pink toy in the basket, when we got her home, and below as it is today :)

And we have rain and thunder, and Miss Chico is terrified of it so hides under anything as long as she is near me....

Anyway thats it for now, short and sweet talks soon :)

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The crap is over....

Chico came with a toy 3 1/2 years ago, the toy is still around, admittedly without fluff etc but it is still her favourite toy... Will do a before and after photo tomorrow if I remember, it is so cute. She has about 15 toys some new, but she still goes for the pink toy that Chrish gave her to take home so cute :). Her and Rusty are doing well, which is good, when we walk we take the dogs, David is usually with me. 

My hair is due to be cut, coloured etc very soon, in fact sooner rather than later, am thinking of having this, and yes with the colour, the colours are pastel and really nice I think :)

Still looking for other pics, but so far this is the one winning for now, if you see any nice ones leave me a comment with the link.

Tomorrow in Auckland/Bay of Plenty we have Auckland Anniversary day, so a day off and next week is a 4 day week as well, as we have Wanting Day on Friday...

Chris came home for the weekend, he is looking so good and so grown up, he is doing a personal training course starting next week, am so stoked for him. Steph is still doing well, living with her boyfriend still they have been going out about a year and half, now if not longer.

Walking was a little slack this week, only did it two times, next week I will do 4 times, I will, I will, I will..... Tomorrow is weigh in and sort of the official weigh in, tomorrow David and I are both going low carb again, the only exception we will have is still have fruit. I know low carb works, and I know I do feel heaps better doing it. I have 20 weeks before we fly out, my minimum goal is to loose 20 kilos. There is no pussy footing around, I have to do it simple as, otherwise Aussie will be a waste of time as I will be to fat and unfit to enjoy it :)

Nail business is going slow, but thats ok, it is to hot anyway and my wrists are a little sore, thinking I might wear a brace or something on my wrist not quite sure yet though. 

Oh and did a small vlog of the nail room etc the other day if you want to check it out, here it is....

Anyway thats it from me for now, take care and hope everyone is having/had a good weekend wherever you are :)

Monday, January 19, 2015

Well it can't get much worse....

Funeral was Saturday night New Zealand time, thank you all for the comments, emails - meant a lot. It was nice to be a part of it, even from afar.

Onto another issue, Davids brother and his wife have split up - as far as the beginning of 2015 is going, I don't think it can get much worse for us.

Ok onto better things now:

WALKING: Last week I walked 3 times (1.3k's approx.) - Once so far this week, am aiming for 4 times a week, when I have done it two weeks in a row, then I will go up to 2K's and so on :)

FOOD: It is a hell of a lot better, but still needs huge improvements

WATER: A bit like food, needs improvement. (small steps)

WEIGHT: Lost 200 grams this week, it is a loss and I am happy with that. (Weigh in Mondays)

AUSSIE: Return tickets booked, Insurance and car booked.  Paid parking for our car at the Airport. All we have left to do is pay the rest of the accommodation and save some spending money. and plan what we want to do and get excited about it.

Dogs are doing well, kids are doing good, Chris is hoping to do a personal training course up in Auckland, with that and the diving course, he will be in his element.

Nails are a little slow, but apparently this month is slower, due to school starting back and people needing to buy books/uniforms and the many other expenses that come with a new school year. 

So thats it for this week, hopefully this week wont have any negatives and I will be showing another loss on the scales :)

Here is a pic of my nails that I got done last Monday... not the best of photos but you an idea, except tonight I tried to pry a couple of frozen patties apart and used my nail instead of a knife, wrong move whoops, repair job booked in for Thursday :)

Hope everyone had a good week/weekend, here in Rotorua it got a little on the warm side, the heat is not so bad, it s the humidity that is the killer. 

Take care, and talk soon :)

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The internet can bring you so much closer....

Today well tonight New Zealand time, they are turning the machines of on Dennis, if he ever came to he would be so badly brain damaged, there was no other option. The internet has been amazing that we are able to talk to my cousins in Holland. He was only 21, I can never understand why people so young are taken from us, people that are good people. 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

WOW 2 posts in 2 days...

Today I drunk some water, today I went for a 1.35k walk and yes it nearly killed me, am going to aim for Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday for my walks. Today I ate some healthy food. and some not so healthy food...

David and I went out for lunch to 'Cafe Ephesus' in Rotorua, I found it perfect and said so on trip advisor :)

First we had Garlic Cheese bread, which won't be on our menu soon as we start to go low carb.... it was yummy but maybe needed a little more garlic on it.

I had the chicken lava sandwich (whoops another bad choice if I was doing low carb), it was really yummy and I did leave most of the bread behind ;)

David had the Calamari Warm Salad, which he said was really nice, well at least he choose something low carb :) - and yip he is on the phone.....

No desert, I did something right, today was rather warm, so once it cooled down we took both the puppies for a walk, I did a 1.35k walk and man I knew I was unfit but didn't know how bad I had got :(.

A nice day did a vlog, so that will be on my youtube tomorrow, hope everyone has a good night and had a good weekend. No more news on Dennis, so assume they didn't start to wake him up. Oh yeah thought I would add in my new bag I purchased last week, had been admiring it for about a year then finally decided to buy it last week and better still it was in special, nearly 50% off, well i couldn't let it go at that price could I :)

Yes it is me, and I love it.... and you know what I am enjoying blogging again :)

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Take 2....

This post is what the last post was suppose to be...

First of Dennis (my cousins son) is still on life support, his lungs are starting to work a bit, and they are hoping tomorrow (Holland Time) they will try and wake him up a little and see what brain damage has been done, there is brain damage but to what extent we are not sure yet. All his friends held a car meeting (as he was into cars) in the McDonalds carpark opposite from the hospital and did a get together for him. It got on TV and the police once they realised what it was for allowed it to continue. This way the friends could all feel like they were involved as visiting as been restricted to his family and girlfriend, as he needs rest. 
Onto my weight, something I have been avoiding talking about, I am now heavier than what I have ever been - there said it (now that wasn't so bad was it?) - well actually it was one of the hardest things to admit, but you know what I can turn this around, have my plans, first step is to eliminate Diet Coke and drink more water, in the process of doing that now. Next step once the water is just part of my life, is to eliminate processed food and go all natural, then decrease the wheat in my diet, and have no idea after that, maybe thats all I will need to do - oh thats right there is exercise to fit in their somewhere whoops nearly forgot that :). It is only just over 5 months before we go to Aussie, I need to lose some weight and get fitter for that. Also I am planning a trip to Holland at some stage in the next couple of years, I would love to catch up with the family, its only been 35 years since I met them all :). 

Puppies are doing well, here they are snuggled up on the bed

Playing on the bed, excuse Chris's leg in the picture :)

Mr Rusty looking all innocent, and his before shot

Now his after shot, got his first haircut... apparently he didn't do to bad, but I think they say that to all the parents lol

And really need to get more photos of Miss Chico, here she is after her haircut :)

I am no longer doing my nails at this stage, it is just to hard to do your own nails especially when you have bung wrists to begin with, so on Monday all going to plan Rochelle is going to do these nails on me, but slightly shorter I think - can't wait :)

So what else, hmmmm I have decided for the nail business I am putting the acrylic side of it aside for a few months, and going to focus on the gel side and art side of nails. This I enjoy and it does not stress the wrist out to much. I will look at completing the acrylic course later in the year, if I remember right I think you have 2 years to complete the acrylic course in. Next week I am getting a proper practice hand in and will practice on there in my own time :). I was starting to stress as my wrists were hurting, but this I feel will be a good compromise. Its all trial and error at this stage.

Anyway I think thats all I have to write about for now, I say it every year but hey one day it will come true, I am going to make 2015 count - watch this blog. I have redone all my goals in the sidebar, and have added a link to my Facebook nail page if you want to check it out. So small baby steps will end up being one happy person :)

Hope everyone is having an awesome weekend, it is pretty warm here the humidity is what knocks me around, and I know if I was not so fat then I would enjoy the summer a lot more. Yip I have stuffed up but I also know I can turn this around, hell I am not ready to die just yet - just starting to love life again :)

Monday, January 5, 2015

Well where do I begin.....

First of many many many positive thoughts and vibes to my cousin in Holland, her 21 year old son Denis, was found unconscious on Saturday night at home (Holland time), he had a massive asthma attack and then went into cardiac arrest and as not woken since..... it is a scary time and it is times like this I wish I could just give Monique a huge hug..... why do we have to live so far apart. Somehow everything I was going to moan about seems like a waste now.

Onto other things, David and I have decided we are still going to give moving to Aussie ago, 2 years from now so come early 2017 we will be over there, or if not, we will be well on the way to moving there. In the meantime, I am going to do as much trainmen in the nail business as I can. I want to be an expert by then and also be able to do some amazing artwork as well. 

Chris has moved up to Auckland, went up last Friday, and funnily I miss him, I hope it works out for him up there, he has moved in with his dad for now, and his girlfriend will follow in a few weeks, though she is up there already for a few days, in-between work hours lol. 

Goals for this year... well main one get fitter, first mini goal is to drink more water and cut back on the diet coke, so once that is done will work on mini goal 2 which I have no idea what it will be yet.

Rusty and Chico are doing well - Rusty had his first haircut will put some pics up in next post which I promise will be by the end of the week. 

Nail business is going well.... 

So what was going to be a big update as now turned into a small post...

Take care all, and life is to short to sweat the small stuff