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I accidently lost more weight, and the wedding plan

Friday, June 14, 2013

About a month ago I moved out of home. I know for most young people this is a time where junk food is consumed because there is no one to tell them they can't anymore. For this 24-going-on-47-year-old it was an opportunity to do exactly the opposite! I wanted a decent serving of veggies with every meal, less fast food, not to have my food drowned in oil and butter before it got to the table. Now we are not used to fast food, and when we ate it for the first time on Thursday night neither of us enjoyed it and it made us feel a bit sick! We eat healthy food because it is cheaper and it makes us feel better, and it is tastier. It also has had a side effect, and that is losing more weight without even trying. I have lost around a kilo in the past month, and Luke has lost 2-3kg in the same time frame.

That puts me at 22kg lost in 18 months.
Here is my before and after side by side

I'm not happy with how thin my face looks in photos now... So I don't know what I'll do about that!

Onto weddings!

So I have been engaged all of a week and my wedding is planned. I don't muck around. We will be married on Easter Sunday next year and a beautiful, old restaurant near a beach. We booked our photographer on Thursday, and the company is familiar with the location so we should get some good shots. I have printed up prototype save the date cards, we are finalising the guest list next weekend and sending them out (since it's a public holiday weekend we want to give heaps of notice). Celebrant is not something I care about, I just want someone to make it legal. I know what cake I want, I know the colours I want. My BFF is coming over from the UK for a holiday and she will be going dress shopping with me. My hair person is all sorted, just need to work out what I want and someone to do makeup.

A question I get asked now that I'm engaged (besides from "I better be coming to the wedding"... Ummm... No) is about whether or not I'll be losing weight for the wedding. And the answer is no, I won't be losing anymore weight for the wedding. I want to maintain my current weight and level of fitness so that I can look as good as possible on the day. I want to love myself that day, and love the photos afterwards :D

  
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SBN141 6/17/2013 2:20AM

    WOW!! Congratulations!! You have been a busy bee lately haven't you?!? I honestly don't think your face looks too thin sweetheart. You look healthy. I hope things keep going well for you! emoticon

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LIVEDAILY 6/15/2013 4:04PM

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Congrats for getting all of your planning done!!

Honestly, I do not think your face looks too thin in your photos. You look HAPPY!! I think maybe you just aren't used to seeing yourself this way in photos, and it may take awhile before you are used to how you look. You love how you feel, right?? And remember, women tend to lose weight around their face and nect area before anywhere else. ( At least that's how I am.) Love the way you look....DHTB (dear husband to be) does!!
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PATSYB7 6/15/2013 5:43AM

    Congratulations!
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You will look so beautiful and healthy in your wedding photos.
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LYNSEY723 6/14/2013 4:49PM

    So great! Isn't it great not feeling the need to crash diet for a wedding?? Since I only had 4 weeks between proposal to wedding, it was espeically sweet for me to already be on this journey and much more comfortable with my body.

Way to go with your eating and planning!!!

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Catching up (AKA sorry I've been slack, have some words and pictures)

Sunday, June 09, 2013

OK, it's been a while since I last blogged, so here is a run down of what I've been doing instead!

This guy moved to Auckland

He has been the main reason why I haven't been sparking. He moved up without a job (we figured he would get one quickly if he was in the area for interviews). Well he is still jobless, but applying all the time, and his interviews went well. This means that he is by himself all day while I work, and once I'm home I don't want to be on the computer any more than I have to be, so I can keep him company.

We moved into our own little house



I also ran a 5k in 31m16s

I took nearly 11 minutes off my time from last year. I am happy with my time for 3 reasons
1 - I didn't train. At all.
2 - I dropped my phone just before the 2k mark and I had to stop and pick up the pieces which took time AND threw me off
3 - I have injured my tendon in my ankle and it REALLY flared up during the race.

Injured tendon means no running for a few weeks. I'll try again in July.

Oh, and I've also done the ligaments in my hand, but they are feeling better now.

After all that we flew to Wellington for Luke's leaving party and to spend time with Luke's son (my future step-son, eek!). The party went well



We even had some marines gatecrash the party. 2 were cool but 1 was drunk and wanting to start something. I told him to p**s off. Everyone else told him to listen, since he was drunk and I am a lot stronger than I look AND capable of a pretty mean upper cut. Luckily his friends redirected his attention since I really didn't want to prove my upper cut skills in a bar.

Also, I think I'm going to be a pretty cool stepmum, so that's good. The kid seemed to like me, plus I had awesome little kid entertainment ideas (hello, pet shop and library, free and engaging!) AND shared some of my fries from my lunch. However, since the boy is only 2 I think I lucked out. Puppies and fries will win over a 2 year old every time :D I managed to win over my future father in law and grandfather in law (no mother in law to win over, score!) so I'm calling the weekend a success.

THEN he put a ring on it

We needed to get out of the house so I suggested a hot chocolate and a wander along the beach. I also said that it would be a perfect place to propose. Little did I know that he actually would! He said he has been carrying the ring around for a while, and that walking along the beach with me felt like the right time to ask. So he got down on one knee and asked if I wanted to be his wife! Of course I said yes!

The wedding plans are in full swing. I have never been one for long engagements (you get engaged to get married so get on with it, essentially) so we have already set a date and booked the venue. I will be a Mrs on the 20th of April 2014. It is Easter Sunday so we get to have a Saturday wedding (no rushing off at the end of the night because of work the next day (Easter Monday is a public holiday here)) AND we get all the Sunday discounts because the staff don't have to be paid time and a half. Score! The guy at the venue (we looked at 5) was really understanding, and willing to work with our budget. He said he helps young couples out where he can, which we really appreciated.

And as if all that wasn't enough I have been given a TONNE of extra responsibility at work. The school purchased 60 iPads and I am in charge of implementing them in the school. Currently my class is working on them for 90% of our working day, and the kids have a device each. As of next week I will be going into other peoples classes to intergrate the iPads into their current curriculum. Very exciting, a lot of responsibility and a few headaches, but I am very grateful that I have been given this opportunity, especially as a second year teacher!

Whew, I think that's everything!

  
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LYNSEY723 6/10/2013 12:52PM

    So much excitement! Congrats on everything! I can't wait to hear more about the wedding plans!!

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CARLA-216 6/10/2013 9:16AM

    Lots of exciting and happy changes for you!

Your wedding anniversary will be 4 days before mine, or is that 5 days? I am confused by the wording in your blog. [Tom and I were married on April 24.]

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APED7969 6/9/2013 10:36PM

    Congrats on all the exciting changes! Have fun with the wedding plans :-) I hope the tendon heals quickly

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CATLADY52 6/9/2013 6:39PM

    That is a lot to digest for anyone's life. emoticon

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JULESJET 6/9/2013 3:07PM

    Wow! That's a lot to have happen! And Congratulations!

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ADARKARA 6/9/2013 3:01PM

    Life is a changin'! It seems like you're handing it well =) Your ring is gorgeous! emoticon

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LIVEDAILY 6/9/2013 1:35PM

    Busy, busy girl!! Take care of your injuries! Get DBF to go with you to the gym so that you keep that part of your routine going. That is so cool that you're already planning the wedding and have a date. Now you have to find a dress! Ya, 2 year olds love puppies and books, but you've got the right idea. Be a regular part of his life and let him get to know you. My school got iPads too. I've put in a request to have 5 of them next year, so we'll see what happens. All the best to you!!

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I'm engaged!

Friday, June 07, 2013

I haven't been around a lot (crazy busy, I owe y'all a proper blog) but I'm popping in to say that I got engaged!



I knew it was coming (we have talked about it a lot), but didn't think it would be tonight. Just a quiet walk along the beach and he did it.

So, that's Mrs Bubble to you!

  
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PAMATX 7/9/2013 9:50AM

    How wonderful for you! You have sparked your way to making the life you want. I'm proud of you. Luke is one lucky guy. Lucky Luke.

Wishing you much happiness and joy in your life together!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 6/9/2013 6:20PM

    emoticon Sorry I am late to the party, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

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BUTEAFULL 6/8/2013 12:22AM

    I think the beach is very romantic
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LIVEDAILY 6/7/2013 9:39PM

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Congratulations!! That's wonderful, and exciting, and I am SO happy for you both!!!

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JCWIAKALA 6/7/2013 1:24PM

    Congratulations!

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LYNSEY723 6/7/2013 1:20PM

    emoticon YAY!!! I'm so excited for you two!

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CARLA-216 6/7/2013 9:04AM

    Congratulations and best wishes for the lovely couple.



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ADARKARA 6/7/2013 8:15AM

    WOO HOO! Congratulations!!!

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ILOVETOCRUISE 6/7/2013 7:56AM

    Congratulations!! This is wonderful. emoticon

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STEVIEBEE569 6/7/2013 7:29AM

    Congratulations!

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OLIVIANIGHT 6/7/2013 6:23AM

    Aw congratulations!

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JSTETSER 6/7/2013 5:50AM

    Congratulations! So happy for you!

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AMSPARKER 6/7/2013 5:29AM

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! How exciting! All the best for a beautiful engagement and wedding and even more importantly, a wonderful married life!!!

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APED7969 6/7/2013 5:04AM

    Congratulations!!! Such exciting news. Must mean the co-habitation is going really well :-)

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SLIMMERKIWI 6/7/2013 4:47AM

    That is WONDERFUL news :-)

Kris xxx

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DUBLINROSE 6/7/2013 4:42AM

    Congratulations!! All the best for you and your future husband, enjoy planning your big day emoticon

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Made my day!

Friday, May 17, 2013

I am on facebook and I just got this message



I'm an inspiration?! How cool is that?

  
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SLIMMERKIWI 6/7/2013 4:46AM

    THAT, my friend, is VERY cool :-)
Kris xxx

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JSTETSER 5/21/2013 6:12AM

    Very cool!
Read my blog on looking at life with eyes of faith.
http://www.sparkpeople.co
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LIVEDAILY 5/17/2013 11:28PM

    I think that's wonderful!!
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SDTOHIO 5/17/2013 5:15PM

    WOW , it is wonderful to know you have had a positive impact on some ones life! emoticon

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CREEKLADY1 5/17/2013 4:12PM

  Isn't it great to be an inspiration to someone! Congrats!

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No formal exericse this weekend!

Friday, May 17, 2013

So my run has been rained out 2 nights in a row. If I had really wanted to go then I would have, but I didn't. Nevermind!

I have no formal exercise planned this weekend. VERY strange for me! I figure I'll be getting enough exercise this weekend doing the following things-
Saturday - Running a sausage sizzle for 6 hours, which means standing and running around for the whole time. Totally cardio
Sunday - Moving house! I figure lifting boxes and furniture will count as my strength workout!

I have been given more responsibility at work this week. A co-worker has been having health problems, and will be away from school for some time. I have been asked to take on her duties (non teaching), as well continue with my own. My current duties include
- Teaching 27 children
- Sports coordinator
- e-learning coordinator in change of 60 iPads and all related matters, including the sausage sizzle (fund raising) and parent evenings to explain the new method of learning.

I'll be adding
- Library duties
- IT room

I don't mind at all and I am happy to help out while my coworker recovers, but it will be a lot of work and I already have a lot on my plate. I will manage though, and it will be awesome stuff to add to my CV.

So that's me! My boyfriend arrives tomorrow night, and I move on Sunday. Busy busy!

  
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LYNSEY723 5/17/2013 1:15PM

    Such an exciting weekend! Enjoy it!!

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CATLADY52 5/17/2013 10:34AM

    emoticon For all the changes going on in your life. Good luck on all of them. emoticon

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JSTETSER 5/17/2013 5:43AM

    Having an attitude of gratitude.
http://www.sparkpeopl
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PATSYB7 5/17/2013 5:37AM

    Wow! You are busy! Have a great weekend!
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APED7969 5/17/2013 4:13AM

    I'm sure the move will provide more than enough exercise! Enjoy the new place :-)

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