Sunday, June 29, 2008


I always think of the twins looking like each other and Emily and Sarah looking like each other. Poor Danielle just looks like me! This picture of Sarah and Samantha reminds me however that the four of them do actually look a lot like sisters!

I have been going through a few old pictures trying to make them look pretty enough for a snapfish album. Might make a nice gift................for me!

Friday, June 27, 2008

My little girls

It is a natural progression really that as Sarah gets older she spends more time with friends and her own interests just as Danielle did, which leaves me with my little girls on our own quite a bit these days.

I am increasingly aware of how little time I have left in my 'full-time' mum role so try to do as many fun things with them as I can.

Simple things like watching a movie, going for a walk or more elaborate excursions. This is a recent one to the monkeys in Launceston. Just candid shots I haven't cut n polished any of them (because I don't know how and don't have time).

These are also my recent 'fat' photos. Hmmm not a good look, but a 2.1kg loss this week has me on my way to slimdomville.


And as always the end of the day looks a little like this......


Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Calling Girls That Wear Dresses

I need help. The last time I wore a dress was sometime in 1999, I think I was pregnant at the time and it may have been a tent impersonating a dress.

Now I am on the 'loose weight by 40' I need a dress to aim for. Not just any dress, this has to be a lump in the throat, catch your breath 'perfect dress'.

Lets think size 12/14 because that is where I will be. Help me out puleeezzzz, post some links to 'the dress' for me.

Price is NOT an issue here, it just has to be 'the dress' the one that will hang up in my room and remind me each day just why I am eating 30gms off Special K and a 1/2 glass of no fat milk for breakfast. Why my new hobby is searching for the lowest points meals, and trying to consider excercise a part of my day instead of that vague weekly annoyance.

The 'dress' will be my goal.

Emma - I think 900 grams is the ideal weight loss for a week anything between 500-1000gm is good stuff! And the teen terror has been slowly improving.

Friday, June 20, 2008


Just a little bit maybe about 'The Monster In My House' post which was you know only five days ago.

Well the monster is still here.

Someone has taken my usually nice, considerate fun loving teen and turned her into an arguing 'I don't care about anything' REAL teenager.

Yes Yes, laugh at me, I have had it easy up until now, and I have a feeling that we are in for some tough times, testing of boundaries and that sort of thing.

I guess it would be wrong if I moved out and came back in a few years? Oh wait, make that several years so the others are all 'over' it as well!

The weight loss thing is happening. I changed my weigh in day from Sunday to Friday as it is easier for me, and was pleasantly surprised to record a 900gm loss after 5 days.

The weekend stretches out ahead of me and I am so happy to have next to nothing to do, a new book, some shopping, maybe a bit of cleaning - BLISS....

Sunday, June 15, 2008

The monster in my house


AKA Sarah Bear who looks like butter wouldn't melt in her mouth


Oh my goodness some days it is like banging your head against 4x4 with a know it all teen in the house.

The old 'when she is good she is very very good and when she is bad she is rotten' seems very apt for your average teen.

At the moment she is holed up in her room, Ipod firmly in place refusing to get up and go shopping for some much needed school shoes (school starts tommorrow).


Because she had an arguement with Miss 11 and in her opinion I did not deal with it adequately.

What I did was actually do exactly what she asked me to last time something like this occured and in typical teen fashion it still wasn't good enough.

What she hasn't considered is that my foot is the same size as hers so I can go and get her shoes without her.

Its also very quiet with her on self imposed bedroom exile.

Hmmm seems to me that the only person Miss 15 is punishing is herself.

Back on Track

Yes of course I am.

I have joined weight watchers online and am working slowly (aka baby steps) to loose a bit of weight and become healthier. You know there just comes a time (aka age) when we have to do these things.

Now I said I would give up smoking by the age of 30 and here we are at age 36 with six smoke free years behind me so I CAN achieve things when I want.

So how does slimmer and more sensible with food by 40 sound as a goal.

I will of course take some great before and along the way shots which I may even share at a later date. For now you will need to be satisfied with the dream.........


This is a pretty good replica of where I am at the moment although it doesn't quite display the cellulots clearly(we surpassed cellulite sometime ago). It also is a bit light on the double chin issue.


And this is the potential change after 50kgs!

Hmmm pretty cool really isn't it.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

This is a good idea

For all those online surveys you do, or all that internet shopping, set up your own storefront to earn extra $$$ doing what you do everyday anyway.

Now I was thinking of aiming high for that muchly needed home loan deposit but the girls are more interested in a family holiday!

I can even earn a bit more by buying my normal lotto ticket - good deal!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Gotcha Dad

Dear old Dad has had his four little angels for this first week of the school holidays, they have been to the movies and fishing, all the fun stuff!

On the way home from the movies the three youngest start bickering in the car and dear old dad says 'Oh girls pleases stop it my head is full up'.

Miss 11 replies with 'Well Dad, we really haven't been that bad today so truth be told it doesn't take a lot to fill up your head does it'.

Hehehehe Gotcha Dad!