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How to lose 5 pounds in 5 days!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Get a gastro bug. Throw up for 7 hours straight. Uncontrollable diarrhoea probably helped, too. Feel so sick for 5 days that you can barely eat.

Easy, huh?

I'm going back to the doctor this afternoon.

I managed to feel better for a whole 24 hours, which happened to be yesterday. Good timing, because it was my birthday. I spent a tonne of money on flying to Auckland for the weekend and ended up being sick for half of the time. Pretty awful birthday weekend.

Oh and yesterday I had to say goodbye to my parents and I won't see them for 8 months.

Happy freaking birthday to me.

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EMMACORY 12/17/2014 10:02PM

    Sounds like the flu that is going around. Hope you are feeling better. emoticon

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LIVEDAILY 12/17/2014 8:03PM

That's a miserable way to spend your birthday sweetie!! Hope you are feeling better!!

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LYNSEY723 12/15/2014 12:52PM

    Sorry to hear you are so sick!! I hope you feel better soon!

And... emoticon

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 12/15/2014 12:12PM

    So sorry you were sick on your birthday, but you did get to be with family and you said you felt better on your birthday. Hope you feel 100% soon. This is not the end of the world. 20 years from now you will look back and it will just be a time when you were sick lots of wonderful memories will push being sick on your birthday into the backrooms of your mind. Hoping you have a great week. Hugs Pat

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CARLA-216 12/15/2014 9:45AM

    I'm so sorry you've been sick and that you won't see your parents for 8 months.
I hope you'll have some belated birthday cheer to make up for it.

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MARGARITTM 12/15/2014 7:28AM

    UGH - well can only get better.

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BA5454 12/15/2014 5:50AM

    Aw, hope you feel better soon! P.S. emoticon

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JSTETSER 12/15/2014 5:27AM

I hate sickness.
Get well soon, and happy birthday!

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DAKARISAH430 12/14/2014 11:30PM

    Feel better.

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ROBBIEY 12/14/2014 7:53PM

  emoticon Happy Belated Birthday. I hope that you feel better soon.

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CRUISEGAL55 12/14/2014 7:45PM

    I'm so sorry to hear how sick you've been.

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Jeans sizes are whack

Friday, December 05, 2014

Really whack.

I needed new jeans. The 4 pairs I bought when I first got to a size 10 are starting to fall apart. They have been very well worn over the past 2 years and are developing some air vents in the bottom area.

I went to the second hand shop to get some new jeans. $5 per pair for barely worn, good quality, jeans? Yes, please!

I ended up with 4 pairs of jeans; 2 size 10 and 2 size 11. I tried on a pair of size 9's that alllllmost fit, they just didn't quite do up. Then I tried on a couple of size 10's that didn't even go over my knees! So, 9's nearly fit and 10's weren't even close? Shouldn't it be the other way around? I also tried some 10's that fit but were a little snug for my liking, and some 12's that were swimming on me.

I WISH women's jeans were sized more logically. I don't care if I'm a size 10 (or 11) or a size 20, just make them the same size!!

The good news is that I got 4 pairs of jeans for under $20 because 2 pairs were on sale.

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LYNSEY723 12/8/2014 12:36PM

    Awesome bargain shopping! I totally agree with the jean sizes.... it makes clothes shopping VERY difficult!!

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LIVEDAILY 12/6/2014 8:09PM

    Whenever I go clothes shopping, I ALWAYS compare items. By that, I take 2 of the exact same item, same size, same color, and I place one on top of the other and I compare the length of the sleeves, the length of the legs, the width of the waistband, the seat, and the middle, I compare the stretchiness of the fabric, etc. It's amazing the differences you can find. I wear a size 20 in one manufacturers clothes and a size 1X in another. Very inconsistent.

That strawberry was humongous!

The gala looked like it was great fun, Mrs. Gorgeous!

Next term should be lots of fun with you and your kids!!

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ALIHIKES 12/6/2014 12:52AM

    I totally agree! very frustrating to buy jeans. I do realize that we women are all build differently. Maybe it would make more sense to have sizing like men's pants, with a waist and inseam -- but add a hip measurement too!

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NOMORESHMOO 12/5/2014 7:48PM

    Good Job!
You are preaching to the choir. I found some awesome jeans a few years ago. They were Levy Signature. I went back to buy 4 more, got home to find that all 5 were the same brand, cut, style, and size, but no 2 fit the same. As I looked further, I found that each pair were made in different countries. So one pair was too short, made in a country with a shorter average height. One pair was way too skinny, one pair was really big, one pair had no shape, and one fit just right (WOW, I know how Goldilocks felt). I called Levy who informed me that all locations are given the same pattern, but they tend to make modifications to what they think are right. JOY!!! Now I have to try on each and every pair, scrutinizing over the fit.

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ROBBIEY 12/5/2014 7:42PM

  Different companies and brands sizes all vary. As long as I stay within one size up or down of my current size I am ok with it, but It can be disheartening. Great bargain shopping!!! emoticon

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CELLA_P 12/5/2014 7:38PM

    Well, that's some great news! You're doing great by looking at the positive side of this situation - well done! emoticon

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Decorate Your Own Cupcake

Friday, December 05, 2014

I was in charge of the Decorate Your Own Cupcake Stall at my school's gala. I made 150 cupcakes, TONNES of icing, and bought heaps of toppings (pineapple lumps, jaffas, jelly beans, wafers, sprinkles).

Here are some photos of the most extreme cupcakes

I was also attacked my the face paint girls

('scuse the no makeup look)

And I got a lovely name tag

I pulled 2 14 hour days making the cupcakes and the icing, and then a 12 hour plus day at the gala. In a row. It goes without saying that the gym took a back seat this week! Not enough hours in the day. Back to it tomorrow and next week should be back to the usual.

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ALIHIKES 12/6/2014 12:53AM

    What a fun project! Love the cupcakes. Love the face paint!

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PATSYB7 12/5/2014 5:31AM

    How fun! You're beautiful without grownup makeup.

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GOLDENRODFARM 12/5/2014 4:02AM

    Sounds like you had great fun with this project!
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Busy week

Saturday, November 29, 2014

I am in denial about the fact that it is Saturday. Only 2 and a half weeks of school to go! I'm so tired and I can't wait for the holidays. At the same time I love these kids and don't want this year to end! Time is flying regardless!

Good news (?) though; I won't have to miss my kids for long; Next year I am moving up a year level and I have them all again. I will be team teaching with my deputy principal and we will have around 50 year 2/3 children. The kids will be 5,6, 7 and 8 years old. It's a trick year level because some year 2's will be 5 at the start of the year and some year 3's will be nearly 8. This is because in NZ children start on or around their 5th birthday. This means that some children have 6 months at year 1 while others have a year or more. None of that matters though since I teach the children based on ability, not age.

This week has been manic at school. Reports are due, we had our school day out, everyone wants something done yesterday. I managed to get my 3 weights workouts in and nothing else. Just too exhausted! Things should be winding down in the next week so I hope to get more workouts in. I am toying with the idea of running again... We'll see.


Check this out, Kris!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Beat that! One of many in my 3 punnets (3 for $20 and I'm a sucker for a deal). I only had to go to Napier to get them...

In other news for anyone who isn't participating in The Great Kiwi Strawberry Competition, I went to Napier for the weekend. It's about 4 hours drive from my home in Wellington. We went for my friend's at home wedding reception. They got married in Rarotonga a few months ago, and had a party at her parents place yesterday to celebrate.

It was beautiful in Napier. Overcast, but warm. Here is my weekend in photos

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CARLA-216 11/24/2014 9:42AM

    Like Kris previously said, was the strawberry tasty and what did it weigh?

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PATSYB7 11/23/2014 9:40AM

    Yum! That strawberry looks tasty! Glad you had a good weekend. Thanks for sharing your pics--you look great (and happy)!

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SLIMMERKIWI 11/23/2014 2:55AM

    BTW - I like the other pics too :-)


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SLIMMERKIWI 11/23/2014 2:55AM

    O.K. ........... I admit defeat :-( Did you weigh it ............ AND, was it NICE?????

The other thing I want to know is this:

If that was "ONE OF MANY" in your three punnets, what size truck do you drive? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon


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