Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Years Goals

Well I am pleasantly surprised. As of this morning the scales are up 800g.

Not too bad considering I have been treating myself to some yummy food I only eat once a year. I think christmas lunch is generally a healthy meal. Turkey, ham, prawns and salad. It's the sweet stuff that I find hard to resist. Steve's mum's apricot balls are the best I have ever tried. This year I made some bounty balls and mini xmas puddings both dipped in chocolate. I ate sooooo many but they are all gone now and I am back tracking. I enjoyed christmas this year and didn't deprive myself. My meeting was closed on Tuesday night so I have just under a week to lose that 800g +

We had a lovely family christmas. I got an ipod shuffle, my port power membership, a sunshade for the car, money, garden solar butterflies, body shop coconut shimmer lotion from my working girl Nikki and other little bits and bobs. I did get spoilt because I got presents from Steve and each of the kids. We all gave each other something this year with money saved by the kids. From Santa, Nikki got a notebook laptop, Ashleigh got an ipod dock and speakers and Jarryd got an ipod nano. Of course the kids were very spoilt but it was lovely to spend time with families.

We went to Kadina for a few days to stay with Steve's parents. Steve's dad has heart problems and had just got out of hospital after having a turn last week. His medication has been adjusted and he has to take it easy for 6 weeks. They couldn't even find his pulse because it was so sky high. The doctors were amazed he was alive. It is a testiment to his good, clean living that he is here with us today. They moved from a beautiful seaside country town to Kadina which is a bigger country town with a hospital 8 kms away. They had to do it for Steve's dad and it has already paid off because the doctors told him he wouldn't have been here this xmas if he lived in Stansbury. The nearest doctor is too far away.

Nikki has broken up with her 1st boyfriend. I think I am sader than her because he really is a nice boy but too quiet and shy for her. He doesn't show much emotion or feeling which is not like Nikki at all. She is way too outgoing for him. I married one like that and believe me it doesn't get any better - LOL!!
She has a great friendship group so isn't so sad. She is loving working at Boost. Lovely bunch of kids as far as I can tell. Unfortunately most of them are much older. She has been invited to a 21st of one of the guys at a nightclub in the city and can't understand why I won't let her go. She is 14 and wouldn't get in anyway. 14 is such a hard age because you want to be partying with the older teens but are way too young to be doing it. Well in my opinion anyway. Would love to hear your views on that topic.

We are having a new years eve party tomorrow night. It's going to be 43 deg here in Adelaide so we are having a pool party. Not sure who or how many will be here but I know 43 deg is good drinking weather to bring in the new year. With so much of Australia under water, I am not going to complain about the heat.

So as this year comes to a close, I want to thank each and every one of you reading for your support especially with my weight loss journey. It is a hard journey that a lot of people don't understand but I know lots of people who read my blog have the same struggles. Struggles we can win. Have a very safe and happy new years eve and may 2011 be a year full of happiness.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas :)


Where did that time go. 2 months since my last post. And here it it Christmas Eve already.

Life is good. Steve is happy I think. We are happy. There is no conflict that I can feel so life is good. Long may it stay that way.

Weight wise. I am now up to 9.2 kgs lost since the end of July. I have pulled my finger out and lost 4 kgs in 2 months. I have the most wonderful support group at ww and to those special people who know my daily struggles, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Tania, Martine and Sandy you have saved me this year. Or we have saved each other.

Nikki is working at Boost and loving it. She is perfect for Boost because of her bubbly personality. She is getting around 10 hours a week which is perfect.

Ashleigh has just finished year 6 and is a happy child. She has a lovely new group of friends and I haven't heard about any bitching between these girls.

Not like her old friendship group. Some of them are the biggest bitches I have ever encountered. Nasty people. Unfortunately things have blown up with her former best friend who was getting other people to do her dirty work. I worked out that she didn't want to be Ashleigh's friend after 6 years and I saw many signs that pointed to this over the last 2 years. Best friends don't treat each other the way this child treated Ashleigh during that time. Anyway I decided to get the facts on what was really going on and spoke to a couple of girls and their mums about what was happening. I had confirmation from 2 of the girls that this is what was going on. The 'best friend' got other people to tell Ashleigh that they didn't want her hanging around them. Bitchiness at it best. I gave this child, in front of her mother 2 chances to tell Ashleigh if she didn't want to be her friend anymore. I knew she had outgrown Ashleigh because she is more outgoing and makes friends a lot easier than Ashleigh.
Twice she looked me in the eye and told me she wanted to be Ashleigh's friend and she should be standing up for Ashleigh. Well how could she stand up for Ashleigh when she was the one instigating all the trouble??
And now the mother who was a good friend for 6 years has decided to backstab me to mutual friends because I have been saying her daughter is a bully!!!!
For the record, I have never said that she is the BULLY. She is the manipulator. There is a difference. Now the mother will not take my calls to talk about this as we have a few times over the last 12 months. Unfortunately this child is like this because of the way her mother is to people. And that is very sad. I feel gutted about this. I just want my chance to have a talk and put the record straight and put the facts on the table which I can back up. But no, she is the one calling all the shots. She has told me in no uncertain terms, not to contact her or her family or friends. Well hello, unfortunately we have a lot of mutual friends due to a 6 year association of our kids and you will not dictate to me who I can and can't talk to!!!!

Sorry I had to get that off my chest and onto paper, or electronic paper as this is my diary.
I have never met a person like this in my life and I hope I never do again.

Will have to update this later because I have to pick up Nikki from work. And battling the shops on Christmas Eve is something I would rather not be doing.

Ok back later than I thought. Presents are all wrapped and under the tree. We made some christmas goodies today that were yummo. The children are all in bed and we are ready for Santa to come.

I want to wish all my wonderful friends a truly special christmas. I hope you are all very spoilt. Have a fabulous day and a happy and safe new year.