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I wish I could count this as exercise...

Saturday, July 28, 2012

I went to visit my nieces yesterday. Their dad is away and I thought their mum might like the break. Anyways, they answer the door and it all began. Within 3 minutes I was wearing a Minnie Mouse headband (and rocking it, if I do say so myself) and putting together Kinder Surprise toys (google it).

Then, "Aunty Jessica, will you take as on the trampoline?". Who can say no to the cutest 5 year old on the planet? Not me. Out we went, after trying putting on our gumboots. Have you ever put gumboots on a 3 year old? It is interesting. I said "Victoria, put your gumboots on" and she giggled, said no then headbutted me. Hilarious.

We bounced on the trampoline for about 10 minutes, then it was time for me to push them on the swings. Once they were bored with that we went inside and played hide and seek. Children are small, and very hard to find. Then we played a game called cats and dogs, where I had to pretend to be asleep (by this stage I was not pretending) and they would escape and I would chase them and carry them back to the starting point. Apparently this game is fascinating to kids and we played for more than half an hour.

By the time I left I was exhausted and ready for a nap! Too bad I can't count it in my exercise minutes, because it really wore me out. Hats off to all the mums out there who manage to look after energetic children and STILL exercise.

Oh, and a fringe update. I went back to the hairdresser and asked for it to be shorter so I could straighten it and wear it like that. Once straightened we found out it was really uneven! Here is the new look

Much better!

  
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CARLA-216 7/30/2012 9:54AM

    You're a good sport!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 7/28/2012 9:58PM

    Sounds like fun! They are lucky to have a great auntie! Bang look great!

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COLETTEISGREAT 7/28/2012 8:42PM

    I absolutely think you can count it as exercise!!! Chasing children is hard work!! Track those minutes!!

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BUBBLEJ1 7/28/2012 7:43PM

    I did hide once! Then I volunteered to be the finder, so I could sit and rest while they were hiding!

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SLIMMERKIWI 7/28/2012 7:19PM

    You got it WRONG - YOU are supposed to hide and the littlies look for YOU - LOL!

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BARCLE 7/28/2012 6:35PM

    emoticon is all I can do emoticon ... and giggle quietly to myself emoticon

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Day one of the fringe

Friday, July 27, 2012



I had lots of nice comments at work. The kids were fascinated. I went for my weights workout and it didn't bother me, but I might need to dig out a headband for cardio...

I realise this isn't interesting. I'm still adjusting. It is a big change, and it is on my face!

  
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COLETTEISGREAT 7/28/2012 6:54PM

    It IS interesting!! It's a big change.

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BARCLE 7/28/2012 6:36PM

    Hey, your fringe looks great!

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CARLA-216 7/27/2012 12:37PM

    Yes, it's a big change and it's on your face, but it looks really awesome!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 7/27/2012 6:42AM

    Looks nice with your hair pulled back! Kids are honest, so if they liked it, you know it looks good. I use a barrette to pin my bangs back when I workout. Hope boyfriend likes them! DH is always a good critic on new hair styles for me.

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So, I have a fringe...

Thursday, July 26, 2012

I went for my regular trim, one thing led to another and I ended up with a fringe. I haven't had a fringe since I was 10!

I'm still undecided. I flip between loving it and hating it. I think it'll look cute in a ponytail with just a fringe...



What you think?

  
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LYNSEY723 7/26/2012 3:25PM

    Cute!! emoticon

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CARLA-216 7/26/2012 9:50AM

    I think it looks awesome!

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STARGAZER420 7/26/2012 9:16AM

    I grew my bangs and sides out when I was pretty young, 10 or 11. I've always thought about cutting bangs again but the memory of the horribly awkward phase I had to go through to grow them out keeps me from doing it. The sides got to the length where I couldn't yet tuck them behind my ears.....it looked like I had brown earmuffs!

Looks great~!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 7/26/2012 6:45AM

    Looks good!

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AMSPARKER 7/26/2012 6:20AM

    I really like it, and it'll be easier on your hair, too, when you wear just a pony tail....

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WENDYSPARKS 7/26/2012 5:46AM

    Looks good I think!!

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Breaking habits

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

We all have habits; Some good and some not so good. I never used to eat breakfast so I got myself into the habit of eating it. Now, I am starving at 7am, like clockwork. So, that was a good habit. Going to the gym is now a habit. I didn't go to my boxing class tonight (I was going to go for a run but it started pouring pretty much as soon as I got home) and it felt weird, because it is now a habit for me to go to boxing on a Wednesday.

Now, I need to work on getting myself out of some bad habits. The first on the chopping block is the sweet things bad habit. I eat a lot of sweet things, and I love a good chocolate bar. But I know it has to change. So far I have made a rule of no chocolate before 3pm. I don't pack any to take to school, and I don't eat it during school hours. I am only allowed to raid the chocolate supply in my desk (mainly for bribing/thanking other staff members, occasionally for bribing the children...Kidding...Kinda) twice a week, and only after the children have gone home.

My next bad habit is the dessert habit. You know that saying 'You're never fully dressed without a smile'? Well, I'm never fully fed without dessert. I am trying to limit dessert to 3-4 times a week. It doesn't need to be every night, especially when I am plenty full from dinner. I love dessert, but there has to be a limit!

In slightly related news my scale FINALLY moved this morning. It went up and stayed there for 16 days. I know this doesn't sound like a lot to those of you who have been stuck for months, but it felt like forever to me.This morning I weighed 76.5kg, which gives me a loss this month of 700g. I only wanted to lose 900g this month, so I could still meet my goal... We'll see in a few days, I suppose!

  
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CARLA-216 7/25/2012 11:42AM

    PS: Great job on sticking with it and seeing the scale move again for you!

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CARLA-216 7/25/2012 11:42AM

    Good on you for making the effort to change the not-so-good habits.

I need help on my sweets habit. I do good a few days then BAM I'm eating sweets like my life depends on them. emoticon emoticon

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 7/25/2012 7:01AM

    Habits are hard to kick! Once I went though this phase where I needed a McDonalds ice cream EVERY day after work... boy that was a hard one to kick (especially since it was only 150 calories, and fit nicely into my daily totals). Sounds like you have identified what your "bad" habits are and have some good "rules" assigned to them. Good luck.

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50 things you never knew you needed to know about me

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
Jessica Fletcher from Murder She Wrote. I was going to be called Angela, until my mum realised she has a cousin called Angela and she didn't want to double up the names in the family.

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
A few weeks ago

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
Yes, it is very neat

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
Ham

5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
Yep, 23 of them. They go home at 3pm, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
Probably not. I make a terrible first impression.

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
Never. Ever. Really.

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Yes

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
HA! No. I can't even jump off a chair without bit of fear.

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
I don't really eat cereal. Cinnamon Toast Crunch is a special treat.

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
No, too lady

12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
Yes.

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Maple walnut or Movenpick chocolate.

14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
Their voice. I can remember a voice and not a face

15. RED OR PINK?
Red

16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
How my depression makes me see myself.

17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
My darling Smruti, who died in March. I think about her every day.

18. WHAT IS THE PAUL MCKENNA TECHNIQUE THAT YOU NEED TO WORK ON THE MOST?
Who's Paul Mckenna?

19. ANY TATTOOS?
No

20. WHAT COLOR SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
Bare feet

21. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
Subway 6 inch wheat with roasted chicken, bacon, mayo, sweet chili sauce, and salad.

22. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
Stephen Fry in America on the TV

23. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
What the hell kinda question is this? Magenta, because I am shocking and fun?

24. FAVORITE SMELLS?
Coconut, freshly baked muffins

25. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
The receptionist at work.

26. MOUNTAIN HIDEAWAY OR BEACH HOUSE
I'm a beach girl.

27. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
Rugby, but only if the All Blacks are playing and only if it is a big match. I'm a part time rugby fan.

28. HAIR COLOR?
Boring brown with grey bits.

29. EYE COLOR?
Brown

30. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
Yes

31. FAVORITE FOOD?
I love Japanese food, and any seafood

32. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
Happy endings

33. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
Ted. Not as funny as I thought it would be

34. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
I'm in a light blue dressing gown...

35. SUMMER OR WINTER?
Neither, I like Spring.

36. HUGS OR KISSES?
Hugs

37. FAVORITE DESSERT?
Ice cream sundae

38. STRENGTH TRAINING OR CARDIO?
ST

39. COMPUTER OR TELEVISION?
Computer

40. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
None :( I don't read much anymore, which makes me sad.

41. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
I have a laptop

42. FAVORITE SOUND?
My boyfriends car pulling up the driveway.

43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
Beatles

44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
London, England. Literally the other side of the world.

45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
I can annoy someone in 3 seconds flat... Other than that... I'm really organised!

46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
Auckland, NZ

47. WHERE ARE YOU LIVING NOW?
Auckland, NZ

48. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR HOUSE?
Brown

49. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR CAR?
Red with a black ragtop roof.

50. DO YOU LIKE ANSWERING 50 QUESTIONS?
Killed some time

  
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HEAT7918 7/24/2012 6:23AM

    I don't know who Paul McKenna is either...

Your answers were very interesting - thanks for sharing!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 7/24/2012 6:21AM

    Fun answers!

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