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Never Felt So In Control

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Today I did so well...did 70 minutes of cardio plus weights...had mint tea iced at a business meeting, and was invited out for an amazing dinner at a restaurant called "Cooking with Gas"....and it was really yummy. Portions were great, selection was great, and I am NOT stuffed, but just right. The only thing that was maybe a bit out of comfort range was the cream puff filled with fresh fruit and a little scoop of Hokey Pokey ice cream...It was amazing!

I was sitting there smiling to myself because since I know I go to the gym and do the right thing 90% of the time, I could enjoy, no guilt, no worrying, no sadness, no regret...I got this!!!! It's such a cool feeling...and it started by putting on an outfit I felt like wearing and it fit and I didn't have to change 40 times cuz things showed my fat rolls or was too tight or unflattering! It was wonderful! So free-ing!

What a nice day!
Off to bed.

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MOBEANZ 12/14/2010 11:52PM

    Isn't that fantastic? I'm at a similar place where i can enjoy because I know I take care of myself and work hard to stay healthy. Its wonderful when you can feel that confidence about yourself. Congrats girlie. You deserve it.

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Busy day finally come to an end at 9:20 PM

Monday, December 13, 2010

Had clients all day...ate dinner for lunch, and had a quick hour or so to eat my lunch for dinner and head to 2 more clients...then headed to the gym to begin week 3 of bootcamp! :) Got so wrapped up in The Girl's next door, I almost went longer...just knew had to get home, take the face off and hit bed. Have a 9 AM client tomorrow!

So nothing too exciting once again! :) But I am still making a way - finding a way to get to the gym everyday! I never thought it would happen, but it has! WHOOOO HOOOO!

Good night ya'll. sweet dreams!



Sunday, December 12, 2010

Today was a Sunday like I was use to having before I moved here...I never got out of my pajamas...except to shower tonight! :) I watched Episodes of Kendra and loved it! I can SO relate to her and Hank is a fabulous man.

I carb overloaded though, but I don't really care! :) It was nice to not analyze and think! Just looked at week 3 of bootcamp...it says up your cardio by 10 minutes and try intervals...well, I was gonna try intervals this week...but my 60 minutes just went to 70...oh lordy! :)

I am heading to bed...sorry nothing earth shattering to report! :) Have a great week and I hope all my peeps back home can send me some of the snow you are getting dumped with! xoxox

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DOGMOMMY 12/12/2010 12:46PM

    You can have all the snow in my driveway and yard, but you have to take the 50 mph winds with it!

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KMICHA 12/12/2010 5:59AM

    I can't remember the last time I stayed in my pj's all day . . . wait . . . do I even have pjs? Sounds like it was a very relaxing and wonderful day! I will gladly give you a bit of our snow!!! LOL!!! emoticon

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Christmas in the park and 85 degrees!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Since moving to New Zealand over 4 years ago, I will NEVER EVER get use to or enjoy Christmas here...it's 85 degrees outside...sunburn...and today when I was at Carols in the park, a skinny santa arrived on a Harley! No family, no heaps of pressies, and my friends here have all moved to Aussie! It's just a day off of work now for me. My family doesn't send cards or gifts....which as an only child and a family total that can fit on 2 hands...I think it sticks....so there's my whining for the night!!!!


*My BMW is paid off!
*I am WAY thinner than this time last year
*I have a man who loves me UBER muchly!
*I love being self-employed as a mobile weight loss consultant
*I am enrolling to get a degree in Nutrition this month
*I love my wee home
*I am in major love with our 3 new Himalayan Persian cats
*I have a well-behaved beautiful dog who is my best friend
*I have a couple friends now in the states that send me mail :)
*This is the first year in the last 4 that we haven't been stressed out about finances!

I spoke to my mom today...her hourly rate at work is so sad and she's trying to earn her benefits! She's 53 and needs them. Poor thing. The good thing here is minimum wage is $12.50, health care is free, and everyone who is employed gets 4 weeks off paid every year!!! :) So There are some perks. It does cost more to live here...but it's not so bad! My heart will always be in Chicago...that's home. I was born and raised in Sheboygan wisconsin and moved and that is when I felt happy and myself! So it is home. Christchurch is like Sheboygan with a little Milwaukee mixed into it! LOL

So....basically...this time of year is rough for me if I concentrate on the holidays...but again...I am so grateful for so much that I just try and focus on that!
Good night ya'll!

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DWROBERGE 12/11/2010 2:27AM

    I can enjoy Christmas no matter what the temperature. I moved to Northwest Florida which is abit warmer than Northwest New hampshire and still enjoy the season. We have our grandchildren around us or close by which makes it very nice. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy new year from us here.

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Grateful and Goofy

Thursday, December 09, 2010

This time of year is hard since I moved to New Zealand and since my Grandparents who raised me passed away. It's hard having Christmas in Summer and seeing santa in board shorts surfing and I miss my balsam fir REAL tree with it's most perfect shaped branches and needles....ahhhh...and snow...I also miss people working their butts off at work and at the gym!!! It's like the whole country takes a holiday here for 2 months and won't commit to anything! The kids are out of school so I can't go to the gym...I can't start that now...I'll wait until after the new year...and usually businesses close for at least 2 weeks - 4 weeks and the whole country gets paid for 4 weeks as well....unlike me who is basically self employed! So as I fill with frustration, I decided to take a step back and just relax and work on myself more...and try to come up with some ways to work with this annual mindset that happens!

I came up with some great ideas, have met some great networking people, and then my man told me not to worry so much about the money...we're fine! :) I'm high Maintenance and I need money! LOL But it felt like a weight had been lifted.

I put the 20 year boxed set of OPRAH in when I need a reality check sometimes. There is always someone REALLY worse off that is going through something MAJOR in their lives...my business is just slow for a month or so...I have a roof over my head, food in my fridge, money in my account (even if it's not much), a man who loves me, pets who adore me, internet access, 3 flatscreen TVs, 1000 movies, a great bed, my health....etc Seriously....I just have to remind myself of this every once in awhile when my "oh whoa is me" party begins!

I am grateful finally after 4 years in the country for being ME! I am different, silly, goofy, original, unique, NOT A NATURAL GIRL IN ANY WAY (except my boobies are real!) , I hate the outdoors, I don't drink, I'm pretty anti-social, I am opinionated, creative, bull headed, talkative, and don't ever want kids...all these things make me okay in the states, but here in NZ...well..I'm just a great freak of nature that leaves uptight stuck up people gobsmacked and I LOVE IT!!!!! Not enough goofy or silly here! I am proud! I am proud that I dream big! They don't like that either! LOL I know how to stop conversations dead and never be invited back...because I don't need people like them in my life, so I go for the shocker and then leave smiling! LOL AHHHH FUN!!!!

SOOOOOOO much to be grateful for...the true friends and family and open-minded people out there...DON'T EVER CHANGE!

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SMBRYCE1 12/10/2010 4:57PM

    There's some goofy NZ people, but I bet they're hard to find. I knew a couple on FLICKR who lived out there who love goofy hats and a little guy named Yellowman (unless that's you)

LOL sounds like you found your pace tho! emoticon

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DOGMOMMY 12/10/2010 6:13AM

    Ahhhhhh. There's the girl I know and love! :)

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