What a spoilt little girl!

Hi guys!

How are you doing? I’m fantastic… I had a really lovely day today! We went out to the city today, we had planned to spend some time with my younger sister, so we drove out to her apartment and picked her up and took her to lunch. We went into Newmarket to have lunch, now, even though I was born and raised in Auckland I’ve never actually BEEN to Newmarket, I’ve been driven through it many a time, but there hasn’t been any significant time spent in the place on my part. So that was quite fun for me, we went up to Nuffield St, where there are quite a few eateries about the place. We found one aptly named the Nuffied St Bistro, so we had a lovely lunch there. Afterwards we had a wee wonder around the shops and things and I wore my new outfit with my cool new moto pants and my beautiful blue top and the boots that my Grandma had bought for me. We were still keen to find me a pair of jeans as the majority of my jeans I have are all rather useless now considering that I’ve lost weight 😛 We went to Glassons, which of course was a lot more upmarket than the one that I’m used to going to in Albany, and I scored a lovely pair of dark blue skinny jeans along with a belt and a really gorgeous green cardi. Mum even bought herself a merino top, it looked lovely on her, I can’t really wear merino as it just makes me itch like no ones business. My sister tried on a million things but nothing didn’t seem right, so we ended up buying her a whole new outfit at another shop.

I think that’s enough of that, shall I get on with it shall I?

Breakfast: Yoghurt (99% fat free) Muesli made with trim milk and a cup of coffee also made with trim milk.

Lunch: Grilled Chicken Salad (it had all sorts of yummy things in it like kalamata olives and chorizo and crunchy new potatoes, it was delicious!)

Dinner: Small portion of Lasagne.

I also have to confess, that during the course of the day I consumed a grand total of 4 glasses of wine! GASP! I hope it doesn’t continue tomorrow! As for exercise, we were out pretty much most of the day and we stopped off on the way home to see Grandma for a wee bit so we didn’t get home until after 5pm and I didn’t get round to doing my exercise programme, but I did a lot of walking about the shops and things like that.

I think that’s quite enough of that for tonight! 🙂 Have a good night folks! 🙂

Poor Mummy was home sick today…

Howdy folks!

Yes, my poor Mother was full of a cold, didn’t feel too well yesterday either so told her boss that she wasn’t going to come in today. So, when I went upstairs at about half 8 I found her in her bed reading a book with the cat curled up next to her. She read that book most of the day actually. Although, we did go on up the road with my Grandma, mainly to have coffee and lunch, Mum didn’t think she was going to last too long, but she did and rewarded herself with a nap when we got home.

So, it was a nice day, relaxing day of doing nothing much. Although she did have to unfortunately witness the great ordeal of me doing my singing practice, she was ok with it, she just read through the whole thing. Although sometimes in between songs she would stick her head up and say something like “very nice”. I do love my Mummy dearest. She’s having tomorrow off also, but that was already decided before she felt unwell. We are going into the city to have lunch with my sister and also continue on our quest to help find me a pair of jeans! 😛

Anywho, I’ll get down to business…

Breakfast: Yoghurt (99% fat free) and Muesli with trim milk and also a cup of coffee made with trim milk.

Lunch: Ham and Tomato Quiche with side salad and a trim Cappuccino with cinnamon.

Dinner: Fresh Terakihi fish (homemade batter) with a few chips and leeks.

So, overall a very good day eating wise. Same thing as yesterday with the exercise, twice through the exercise programme. It wasn’t quite so hard as it was yesterday, but it still wasn’t easy, afterwards it felt great to have gotten so sweaty and so puffed, it felt like I had accomplished something.

So that’s goodnight from me and it’s goodnight from him! 🙂

Interesting day…

Yes, I think that’s a fitting title to what sort of day I had today… Was quite funny actually.

Found a Weta in my room… by almost standing on it… I was so terrified of it that I texted my Mother for help, she told me to put a glass over it and wait until someone came home. That happened, and we came to the realization that the weta had been dead for many hours. We think it may have climbed in my bedroom window sometime during the night or very early in the morning, and then dying BEFORE I stood on it! 😛 So, R.I.P. Weta, even though I’m deathly terrified of them and I’m sure that they’re not supposed to be insects at all, that they are dinosaurs in disguise! 😛

I also managed to do another 2 hours worth of singing practice which was really good, considering that I’d had about a week off after Witches ended, I needed that rest, but it was good to get back into it, start some proper practice, especially on the songs that I have to learn from scratch, just a tiny bit daunting but I’m sure I’ll get there, still got til November so I’m hoping that I’m going to be fine! 🙂

Anywho, shall I confess?

Breakfast: Yoghurt (99% fat free) and Muesli made with trim milk and a cup of coffee also made with trim milk.

Lunch: 5 Salada crackers with vegemite and cheese (it would have been tomato and cheese, but couldn’t find any tomato, luckily I got told where they live now, so I don’t have to resort to vegemite 😛 )

Dinner: Beef Honey Soy Stir Fry with a small amount of rice

Afterwards I had like 2 squares of that new L&P chocolate and a cup of coffee made with trim milk.

I got back into doing my exercise programme today, and as promised I did 2 repetitions of the programme. Phew! It’s bloody hard work but I had to plough on through and I hope it will get easier the more often I do it, I think that’s the secret, to just keep doing it. And so I will! 🙂

Have a wonderful night people! 🙂

The adventure continues…

Hi all!

I’m so sorry about last night… I just got so caught up in seeing all my family again that we had a few drinks and a few laughs and I pretty much just ventured off straight to sleep last night without even a glance at the old laptop… Oh well, never mind this post will just have to feature the last 2 days worth of eating… AGAIN! I know, I’m sorry I’m getting slack on it! I have to get better at this and learn to not let things get too distracting again.

Although, I do have to report on some good news! It appears that I’ve lost enough weight that I can go shopping in skinny lady shops! YAY! I found that out today, although, it is still the size large, but, it’s the size large from places like Dotti and Forever New, which don’t normally cater for anyone much bigger than say a size 14… Which it appears I am now! YAY! 🙂 Also, have gone down a whole size in bra! Not just the cup size either… a whole size! So, in January when I had gone down a cup size I was then going down to a 16E I am now a 14E I’m so excited! 🙂

Anywho! I shall divulge on the last 2 days…

Saturday:
Breakfast: Yoghurt and Muesli with a cup of coffee

Lunch: Gluten Free Sweetcorn Fritters with a side salad and a rasher of bacon

Dinner: Tandoori Chicken with Couscous broccoli and cauli flower.

As for exercise, didn’t really get a chance to go through the programme now that I’m at Mum’s house, although we did lots of walking around the shops! 😛 I just hope that counts!

Sunday:
Breakfast: Yoghurt (this time it was 99% fat free) and Muesli with trim milk, and a cup of coffee made with trim milk.

Lunch: Chicken, Cranberry and Brie Trammazino (sort of like a panini almost…) with a trim Cappuccino.

Dinner: Roast Rack of Lamb with roast veges (potato, pumpkin, kumara and parsnip) with broccoli and cauli flower.

Although, we did have my Grandma over for dinner so there was another couple of glasses of wine involved, and a cup of mulled wine! 😉 She also brought around these mint chocolate sticks… I had a grand total of 2! I as quite pleased with my willpower! 🙂

Exercise, pretty much the same as yesterday, walking a lot around the shops and stuff, it can get quite tiring after some hours doing that. I think I’m doing well now, I think I have the motivation that I need to get me back into the swing of things! Looking forward to losing the next 5 kilograms!

Have a good night! 🙂

And the weekend starts here…

Hi everybody!

How are you all today? I’m fabulous! Very much looking forward to seeing my Mum and everyone else up in Auckland tomorrow… 🙂 I would really like to see them all haven’t been up there since January… I wonder what’s changed up there? Maybe quite a lot coz that’s like, almost 7 months worth of changing time. It won’t surprise me if nothing has changed… especially on the Whangaparaoa… things are quite slow moving up there, a bit behind the times as it were. Oh well, I can’t say anything bad about it really, I grew up in that place so I have to respect it. My Grandma and a few of my Aunties are up there too so it would be nice to catch up with them too, as well as some of my girlfriends from school too! 🙂 Anywho, this entry doesn’t need to be as long as the past ones have so shall I get on with it?

YES GET ON WITH IT!

(cheeky Monty Python reference)

Breakfast: Yoghurt and Muesli and a cup of coffee.

Lunch: 3 bacon cheese and corn savouries. (Not a very large lunch, but that’s ok, I was bloody hungry though, so I just sort of had to let myself ride it out)

Snack: 4 crackers and cheese with tomato with a cup of coffee. (The ubiquitous Friday afternoon snack ritual with the Perkinses, 🙂 He stayed quite long tonight so I didn’t really get enough time to slip away and do my exercises AGAIN! I’m just going to have to be a lot stricter about things like that)

Dinner: 1 piece of fish, 1 crab stick and a few chips with tomato sauce. (Not the most healthiest take away options, but apparently everyone wanted fish and chips for dinner… sadly, I was the only one who could afford to pay for it, so, that was my lot for dinner)

As for exercises, I did tell you about the evening situation and the afternoon tea thing, but I did work up a bit of a sweat doing the vacuuming, so I hope that could count for something, like I said before, I’m just going to have to be stricter and more disciplined with myself.

I think that would do for now! Have a lovely evening! 🙂

It happens to be Thursday!

Hi Hi Hi!

Thursday today people! 🙂 Ain’t that cool! In another 2 more sleeps I’ll be hopping on an airplane to go to Auckland! 🙂 I haven’t been to Auckland for some months now so it would be very very nice to get back up there for a wee break. The last time I was in Auckland was in January and well… it’s July now so it’s been almost 7 months, and apart from when she came on closing night, this will be the first proper chance I get to see my Mum since then. I do sometimes feel pretty terrible living on the opposite end of the island to my lovely Mum, but that’s life and everyone is where they need to be at this moment in time.

Also, need to think about some other things, like situation with the boyfriend and his eating habits, I really don’t feel I can stay quiet about it for too much longer, it’s just going to make me nuts in the long run. Also been thinking about getting my hair re-styled and maybe cut and coloured, I think it’s time for a change on the whole hair front, so I just need to have a wee word to my dear Mummy about how to go about it and what she thinks would look good on me and stuff like that.

Anywho, shall I get on with it?

Breakfast: Yoghurt and Muesli with a cup of coffee.

Lunch: Sushi (about 5-6 pieces)

Dinner: Chicken Cordon Bleu with potatoes and salad.

I think today was a good day, I was told to not have a big breakfast so I could fit in my sushi, so I really don’t think I ate that much today. I did do my exercise programme I found a few moments to step out and have a few moments to myself to do that. I’ve also found that it’s definitely getting a heck of a lot easier. I can do the calf raises without clinging on for dear life which is actually such a relief, and it’s easier to do the burpees and I can do a proper abdominal bridge now, it’s as hard as anything, but it’s a lot easier now, so no more modified downward facing dog! YAY! 🙂 I think the only negative thing I can say about all the exercises tonight is that my pants fell down too many times! 😛

Anywho, nighty night! sleep tight! Don’t let the bed bugs bite! 🙂

Wonderous Wednesday!

Howdy folks!

Sorry I took so long! I’m still at the boyfriend’s place and his father has come around for his Wednesday night dinner… he tends to hang around for an awfully long time, so trying to not be too rude and duck away for a quick 5 minutes is harder than it looks. So, I might just do a really short blog post just to say what I’ve been up too and all that. Been trying really hard to be good surrounded by a family of bad eaters… It’s very very difficult but I’m trying so hard, and there are just way too many obstacles, but I’m doing my best to just climb right over them.

In other news one of my best friends older sisters had her baby this morning, how cute! Saw a few pictures of him over on Facebook, reasonably sized baby looking super healthy and unbelievably cute, so may have to invite myself over one day and introduce myself to the new nephew! 😛 Cuteness overload!

Anywho, shall I do a debrief of what happened today?

Breakfast: Yoghurt and Muesli with a cup of coffee (neither the milk or yoghurt was a lite option, the milk was dark blue top… which I’m not overly fond of on a good day, but I can’t ask them to make changes in their milk drinking habits just for me.)

Lunch: Risotto with Chorizo and Parmesan (we had lunch out at a cafe called The Larder, I thought it was beautiful, but apparently the general consensus is that we aren’t going to be going there again… I really have no idea why)

Dinner: Pickled Pork with Scalloped Potatoes, broccoli, cauli flower, peas and brussels sprouts (again… the only person eating them…)

Dessert: Rhubarb and Apple Crumble with custard (it’s very hard to say no to my boyfriends Mum… so I told her to give me just a tiny bit to taste… that was a humungous great big bowl full and I’m so full I really don’t think I’ll need any breakfast…)

As far as the exercising front goes… we didn’t get done eating dinner until well after 9pm which was a shame coz that meant it was too late to do my exercises, I could have done it before dinner but it was a bit hard with his Dad there and everything and I was trying to help with dinner as well, so it wasn’t as easy as I’d thought it would be today. However, with that having been said, I helped with the paper run today so I did a lot of walking around with them… up hills and down hills, up stairs and down stairs… I didn’t break a sweat but it was still exercise so it wasn’t a complete waste of time either, and afterwards, everyone was complaining about how sore and tired they were… and I’m barely even sweating and still have all of my lung capacity, I’m quite shocked at the lack of fitness on there part… I don’t know for how much longer I can be silent about it… I need some help with that…

Anywho, lovely seeing you all again, have a lovely evening! 🙂