Update 1 year on (1/1/2014)
If you told me a year ago that I would weigh 30 kgs less in 12 months, I would have been hopeful but unconvinced. I have a long way to go but I am liking the changes I am undergoing. I can now buy clothes in 'normal' shops and I don't avoid mirrors as much.
In 2014, I want to build on what I have started. I need to nurture myself and bring grace into my days. I need to find balance in my home and work. I need to make time for myself non-negotiable.
I usually come fairly low in my list of things to do! After the kids, work, house, garden, partner, friends and all the rest, I haven't had the time or energy to look after myself. The trouble is you don't realise that respecting yourself actually helps you to be effective in the other areas of your life. So, 2013, you are all about me!!
1. Consistently exercise for 10 minutes a day.
2. Lose 13 kgs to consistently exercise for 15 minutes a day. Started 23 April 2013.
3. BMI of 35. Achieved 25 May 2013.
4. Weight in double figures (kgs). Achieved 1 August 2013!
5. Lose 23 kgs to begin Couch to 5km program. Due to weight plateau, started early (couldn't wait any longer) on 3 July 2013.
6. Reach "Onederland" (90kgs - even though we don't use pounds here, it is a nice thought!). Reached 22 December 2013!
7. BMI of 29.9 - 88kgs ( no longer obese!).
8. Run with my teenagers in a fun run.
9. BMI in Healthy range - 73 kgs.
10. Goal weight. Post before and after pictures here.
I am a single parent with 3 teenagers. I also work full-time.
Be the change you want to see in the world - Gandhi.
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298 days ago
Happy Belated Birthday DONE Girl! I hope you had an awesome day!
859 days ago
Like the other water signs, this sign is very sensitive and emotional. With Scorpio, unlike the water signs Cancer and Pisces, the emotions remain under rigid control. They may not even be apparent to those who are very close to you. When your emotions do erupt, they do so very violently, often with a strong burst of sarcasm and vindictiveness.
The Scorpio child is born to a father who didn't want a child for whatever reason, and even though this isn't even talked about in the family, the child picks up on this and learns to not trust others. Scorpio always asks "What do they want from me" or "What is in this for me." Because of this, Scorpio is insecure and must be in control in any relationship they are in.
The strength of Scorpio is in the methods employed to meet every challenge. You approach everything with intensity and passion. Nothing is ever halfway because you put everything you have in your work; mind, heart, soul. You are one of those people who always gives 100% and sometimes more. Many born under the sign Scorpio become classic workaholics.
You may have an undesirable trait commonly found in the Scorpio person, holding a grudge for a very long time. The underside of Scorpio is often possessed with uncontrollable jealousies and the strongest passions. When offended the reaction is surely revenge. The higher side of Scorpio still dominates people and situations, but with much for the common good. This sign produces very few lukewarm people. You are either very bad or very good.
In Scorpio, the Sun is intense, skeptical and secretive. There is an intensity and a secretiveness in your makeup which results in an inscrutable persona most people cannot penetrate. This trait makes the Scorpio personality hard to detect. You like to remain incognito, and do so with your very secretive nature. You are a master at hiding your emotions. You neither flinch nor blush. It's hard for you to share your inner feelings with anyone.
You can be very critical and demanding, creating a forceful and dominating demeanor. You are strong-willed and determined, and you usually act with incisiveness. Your critical nature allows you to make shrewd and unusually accurate judgments at a rapid rate. You can penetrate the hidden agenda of those you meet. It is in your nature to protect yourself by knowing what your opponents are thinking and doing. You have uncanny intuition and accurate perceptions, making you almost psychic in understanding and making emotional connections with other people. Very few successfully earn your trust. Often, you experience difficulties with the authority figures in your life.
At home, you may be something of a tyrant, wanting everything done your way. You think you are always right and won't tolerate dissent. There is a tendency for you to impose your will on friends and family since you feel so passionately that your ideas are in their best interest. No one takes relationships more serious than you. Although you are highly attracted to, and attractive to, the opposite sex, in many respects you function well as a 'lone wolf' type.
Scorpio gets along with Cancer, Pisces, Virgo, Capricorn and Taurus. They should avoid Libra and Sagittarius, who are both outgoing people that would make Scorpio very jealous. Scorpio health issues involved problems with fertility & the reproductive organs. They can also have problems with the throat including the thyroid.
862 days ago
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DONE GIRL!!
863 days ago
Happy birthday, Done Girl!!
863 days ago