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Getting to know me.... 31 Questions

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Stolen from Chaley3 who stole from someone else, etc.

Where is my cell phone?
Sitting next to me. I am attached to it since starting a LDR (Long Distance Relationship!)

Not the married kind. I am in a relationship, though!

Your hair?
Curly and wild

Your mother?
Usually lots of fun

Your father?
Funny guy

Your favorite thing?
Watching a movie while having cuddles

Your dream last night?
Don't remember

Favorite drink?
Diet ginger beer

What room are you in?

Your hobbies?

Your fear?
Tonnes. I really hate flying. Should be fun with over 40 hours of flying in 3 weeks...

Where do you want to be in 6 years?
Hmmm I will be 30... Married

Where were you last night?
At my house having a BBQ with my parents

Something that you aren't?

Yes please. Banana walnut, if you've got it!

Wish list item?
I have everything I want. Could probably use a new pair of running shoes sooner rather than later

Last thing you did?
Pat the cat who is snoozing next to me

What are you wearing?
honestly... nothing. I just woke up and I sleep nakie

Your pets?
5 cats, but one is my exs and he is taking him soon :(

Awesome. Meeting my BFF for 5 days of fun in LA. Seeing her in 2 weeks!

Your life?
Currently, amazing

Your mood?

Missing someone?
Yes, see previous comment about LDR :(

Yes please! Actually I'm not a big drinker... When I do I like Smirnoff Ice Double Black (strong!) and shooters. Since I only drink a couple of times a year I like to go big or go home.

Your car?
Red convertible... The roof leaks and my door shakes and makes noises when my foot is on the break...

Something you're not wearing?

Your favorite store?
KMart. No where else can you buy a whole wardrobe for under $100!

Your favorite color?
Emerald green

When is the last time you cried?
A couple of days ago

Favorite place to eat?
Tanukis Cave, a Japanese yakatori restaurant in Auckland central. Yummy food, good quality, and the portions are small so you can have lots of little things.

Favorite place I'd like to be right now?
With my new man. 5.5 weeks until I fly to see him!

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BUBBLEJ1 1/7/2013 12:43AM

    Just to clear a few things up...

My new boyfriend lives in Wellington, I am heading down to see him 2 weeks after I get back. I will do a post when I get back, as we are waiting until we see each other again to make it official.

I live with my parents,so they will look after my cats.

I hate flying but I love travel. One has to win, especially when you live in a water locked country!

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    Don't you love how stealing is acceptable, and even encouraged on Spark? emoticon

What, you hate flying? What the hell are you planning a crazy halfway across the world trip for then?!!!!

What are your 4-5 cats going to do while you're on your trip?

Your new man is... in the States?!!!!! What?

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MPETERSON2311 1/6/2013 4:18PM

    emoticon I filled this out on a blog too- but I'll be danged if I don't remember where it was. I hope your nervous-ness goes away. I'm going to go read your other LDR blog...

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Recent NSVs

Thursday, January 03, 2013

emoticon Most of the clothes I have been buying are a size 10, both in tops and pants

emoticon I wore a bikini on a public beach for the first time in.... Ummm... I can't remember. And I rocked it. I looked hot.

emoticon I wear shorts in public now (size 10 shorts!)

emoticon My bra size has gone from a 16D/DD to a 12DD. So basically I have lost 2 band sizes and nothing from my boobs! YAY, I love my boobs, I really didn't want them to leave me.

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MPETERSON2311 1/6/2013 4:19PM

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOOD JOB!

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TEACHFIRST268 1/5/2013 3:37PM

I'd LOVE to be able to wear shorts this coming summer, haven't in years...but I'm a bit older than you - and dealing with sagging skin. It kind of bums me out...I'm pretty self conscious about it. Hoping in time it won't look as bad. We'll see what this summer brings!

Congratulations on your NSV!!!!

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LIVEDAILY 1/3/2013 9:14PM


Those are emoticon NSV's !!!

I know they make you feel great!!

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LYNSEY723 1/3/2013 6:10PM

    emoticon Love NSV's!!! You are rockin' it!!!

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MENHALLS 1/3/2013 8:09AM

    What a great post! I just bet you rocked that bikini all day - especially since you worked for it so hard! Keep it up!

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JSTETSER 1/3/2013 7:09AM

    Wonderful! I have yet to wear a bikini again, but I felt great in shorts this past summer. Today it's -3 degrees outside.
too cold for shorts or bikinis.

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 1/3/2013 5:58AM

    Those are Awesome NSV'S! Especially the shorts and bikini ones!!

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2013 goals

Tuesday, January 01, 2013


- Get to 65kg then maintain
- Reduce my body fat %


- Do a pull up. Iím nearly there!
- Run a 5k without stopping Ė signed up for one on the 26th of May
- Complete the 100 push up challenge
- Continue to attend boxing and boot camp classes, as well as strength training 2-3 times a week


- Have a ball on my trip next week
- Finish my second year of teaching and get my teachers registration
- Do more traveling, hopefully to the US again
- Decide if I want to move to the UK in 2014 (I was pretty sure about this, but now there is a man, and he is cute and sweet and amazing... I'll fill you all in if we decided to give things a go)


- Have all credit cards paid off
- Be financially able to move halfway around the world just in case I decide I want to.

2013 started off so well, I think it can only get better from here!

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LYNSEY723 1/2/2013 2:34PM

    Love your goals! Don't pass up on the opportunity to move if you get one! I always wanted to but never could financially. Now that I'm settled down and married we can't do that until we retire!

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SEESKO 1/2/2013 10:24AM

    I like how you made goals for all areas of your life. I wish you much success in reaching them.

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CARLA-216 1/2/2013 9:33AM

    Very nice goals! I look forward to watching you achieve them as the year rolls along!

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AMSPARKER 1/2/2013 1:48AM

    great goals....let me know if you ever want to visit the UK, i'll be here for at least another year or so!

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APED7969 1/1/2013 6:04PM

    Great goals! Good luck exceeding all of them :-)

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LIVEDAILY 1/1/2013 5:56PM

    Wonderful goals! I can't believe your trip is next week!! Do you fly directly to the west coast? I know you are SO excited!!

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PAMATX 1/1/2013 5:03PM

    Super goals! And a cute, sweet, amazing man. You slam one door and an amazing one opens. Love it!

Happiest 2013 to you!

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AJB121299 1/1/2013 4:42PM

    Good luck and happy 2013

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 1/1/2013 4:41PM

    Great goals! Glad to hear about the potential man....can't wait for details!

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December Recap and January goals

Monday, December 31, 2012

December recap

Lose 1.1kg, taking me to 70kg. This is a HUGE goal to have for December, and so close to my goal weight! I will try my best to meet it!

emoticon I hit 70kg on the 22nd of the month, even with a 2 day birthday blow out the previous week! Then I hit 69kg, my goal weight, 4 days later on the 26th. I have lost 2.1kg in December, my biggest monthly loss since January! Since the 26th I have bounced around and had a little water weight gain (eating out with my friend), but I am sure it will go back to normal in a day or 2.

Track 6 days a week. Keep to the lower end of my calorie range and try to hit the middle of my protein range.

emoticon I tracked most days (not my birthday dinners). I stayed within my calorie range most days, and I have started getting more protein.

Workout 5 days a week, minimum.

emoticon I worked out for an average of 5 days a week (some weeks 4, others 6). Iím calling that a success.

My 69kg picture

January goals

Maintain my weight loss. Since I am going to be on holiday for 3 weeks I am not expecting to lose, but I would like to maintain. I am planning on making good choices with the occasional splurge on one time only foods. For example, I wonít be eating a mars bar, because I can get those in NZ. If there is an area specialty that I couldnít get anywhere else, and I would like to try it, then I will.

I wonít be tracking on holiday, since I donít know what my internet access will be like. And, if I'm honest, I don't want to be spending time tracking while I'm on my once-in-a-lifetime-very-expensive trip.

It will be business as usual until I leave on the 9th. After that I will be walking a lot, and I will be trying to do some quick ST once every 2 days (push ups, squats, lunges, planks, etc) space permitting. While exercise wonít be my main priority I will be taking every opportunity to be active. I hope to walk and bus everywhere, so I will be moving!

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LYNSEY723 1/2/2013 2:32PM

    Great goals - you can do it!!!

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CARLA-216 1/1/2013 9:46AM

    Great job on meeting your December goals. Your January goals sound quite reasonable.

You are a huge inspiration to me. I am so proud of your success!

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ADARKARA 1/1/2013 8:07AM

    I don't think you'll have too much trouble avoiding Mars bars in the states, they're very hard to find! Happy New Year!

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BOB240 1/1/2013 7:18AM

    looking good bubble... have a good holiday

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LIVEDAILY 12/31/2012 11:57PM

Happy New Year!

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New years 2013 in pictures

Monday, December 31, 2012

My new years eve day was spent at the beach. We had to keep moving because the wind kept changing, but luckily the beaches were all within a few minutes drive of each other. 3 beaches, 2 swims, 1 order of fish and chips, and some sun bathing time (yes, mum, I used sun block!)

My new years night looked like this

It was a good night. Even got a kiss at midnight (probably why he looks so stunned in the photo...LOL!)

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CARLA-216 1/1/2013 9:48AM

    Sounds like lots of fun! A great way to end 2012 and start 2013!

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MARINEMAMA 1/1/2013 7:47AM

    Looks like such fun!!

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BUBBLEJ1 1/1/2013 1:22AM

    I saw your comment and just giggled, Bex.

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BARCLE 1/1/2013 12:56AM

    just HAD to go the emoticon thing!! Great pics hon emoticon

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