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!
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
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!
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!
Friday, May 17, 2013
I am on facebook and I just got this message
I'm an inspiration?! How cool is that?
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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