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Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Right, another quick check in. This may become the norm and uni picks up and I have more things on!

I ate too many mini muffins last night. We shall learn that I can't just have one and move on!

I neeeeed to go for a run. As soon as I post this I am getting into my (brand new) workout clothes and heading out the door. Trying for 8 minutes today, wish me luck!!!!

I am almost certainly going away in January, I will know for sure next week. I don't wanna look fat in my photo in front of *insert awesome thing here* so I have new motivation! Goal by January, people!

My mum has told me that while in the UK I shoud go and see Europe. The woman who gets worried if I go into Auckland city is happy for me to travel Europe alone. Paris, Rome and Athens, here I come! It'll be like having my own mini Eat Pray Love, except I'm a sparker, an atheist and have a boyfriend... Ummm we'll make it work!

Until January I have $0. I need every cent for my trip. This is a good and bad thing. Good because all I can afford is healthy food (fruit and veg) and I can't buy lunches out anymore! This is bad because I like spending money.

Right, sorry for such holiday centred posts guys, but as you can tell I am slightly excited!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CARLA-216 10/6/2010 9:48AM

    Um, yeah, you're excited, and that's okay! I'd be doing back flips if I were in your shoes! :) Keep that trip forefront in your mind to help stay on track with your weight and money goals! You can do it!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 10/5/2010 8:03PM

    Your trip sounds wonderful! Good luck hitting your goal by January!

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DESIV2 10/5/2010 7:27PM

    Oh god, I love spending money too.. then again who doesn't? Good luck with that, and it sounds so fun to be going to Europe! I'm jealous! ;)

On another note, it's nice to find fellow atheist here! :)

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Just a quick hi + 4 things about me

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Just a quick note to say hi. I'm chugging along but I'm super busy. I have assignments up the wazoo AND my parents just moved back to Aucks so I am helping them unpack today before my dad goes to Japan tomorrow (no there is no suitcase room, I already asked, especially since my best friend is already there and I miss her!) So as you can see, its busy. I woke up late so I'll go for a run tonight when it cools down a bit, and I'm sure unpacking burns calories!

As you can see from my status update I MAY be going to San Francisco, England, Wales and maybe Vancouver with my parents in January. Its not definate but my exact words were "If you leave me behind I'll never forgive you" so I think I have a good shot. The main issue is money. I have little. I think I can pay for half my flights and all my spending money so if the 'rents can spring for the rest then I'm golden! My boyfriend is happpy for us to save up and me to use it to go, since he 1. Knows how important travel is to me and 2. knows that going to San Francisco is pretty much my dream and has been since my Full House watching days (of course now I wanna go for better reaasons then to be DJ's best friend). It would be a great birthday and chirstmas present though...

Here is a little quiz thing to conclude (stolen from Dixed1960, who stole it off people too)

~4 Things In my Life Quiz~

- Four jobs I have had in my life:

1. Juice maker at a juice bar

2. Bartender/manager

3. Waitress

4.Restaurant manager

- Four movies I have watched more than once:

1.Love Actually

2. The Blind Side

3. The Lion King

4. Legally Blonde

- Two places I have lived:

1. New Zealand (Auckland and Wellington)

2. Australia (Sydney and Melbourne)

- Four Places I have been:

1. Los Angeles

2. England

3. Singapore

4. Australia

- Four of my favorite foods: (only 4??)

1. Caramello chocolate

2. Pizza (meatlovers, no cheese0

3. Steak and mashed potato

4. The ribs from my old work (OMG)

- Four TV shows I watch:


2. Bones

3. Greys Anatomy

4. Private practice

- Four places I would rather be right now:

1. Hawaii (warm beach)

2. San Francisco

3. Walking the Waitaks

4. With my best friend

- Four things I am looking forward to next year:

1. Being a happy and healthy bubble

2. My last year of uni

3. Wearing a bikini

4. My trip (maybe)

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CARLA-216 10/4/2010 3:17PM

    Oooh, I hope you get to go on the trip!

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LEXIE63 10/4/2010 1:33PM

    I really hope that your trip comes off, and from your list it would seem we have a couple of TV shows in common. I really must try the questions out myself. :-)
Lex xxx
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BEANPOD77 10/3/2010 7:19PM

    So much fun learning things about you..Good luck on those assignments..Stay sane..
BTW I took your quiz and have done it too... ( I even kept some of your answers emoticon

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PURPLESPEDCOW 10/3/2010 6:39PM

    I enjoyed reading yours. This one is really making the rounds today. Love it.

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Dove Pink Star 5K Walk (pics)

Saturday, October 02, 2010

I had a blast. Caz and I dressed up in our pink and wings.

Went to the Domain

Lined up at the starting line

Took the before photos

And we were off!

The 5K breezed by with my friend to talk to (we had heaps to catch up on). It was freezing though! It was very windy and we were in tshirts since it had been so warm in the evenings this past week. We finished our walk in an hour, which we though was pretty good. It was actually quite leisurely!

We didn't take after photos because it was dark and cold and we just wanted to get home.

I had an awesome time and Caz and I are planning next year already. We are gonna go all out with the pink (we were the tamest ones there!)

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MARINEMAMA 10/3/2010 6:22PM

    Great job on the 5 k...love the pics!!

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CARLA-216 10/2/2010 7:24PM

    I love the pics! Great job on the 5K!

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BEANPOD77 10/2/2010 6:21PM

    Great photos! thanks for sharing and congrats to you both for participating in such a worthy cause.. emoticon

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    Congratulations!!! Wonderful job emoticon

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MAGGIE805 10/2/2010 9:42AM

    Looks like you had a lot of fun. I've always wanted to do the Avon 3-day walk here. I'm going to look into it for next year. Cute pics! :) emoticon

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HEART4HOME 10/2/2010 7:47AM

    Beautiful photos! Congrats on doing the 5k and spending time with your friend. emoticon

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ANITA012 10/2/2010 7:29AM

    emoticonThanks for sharing the great pictures! Great job! emoticon

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Friday, October 01, 2010

Its that time of the month (no, not my period, goal setting time!)

Except...I don't wanna.

Thusfar I have no met any weight goals, so I don't wanna set one of those.

I'm loosing inches but since I'm not measuring I have no idea how many.

My fitness is doing fine, chugging along.

So how about these goals:

emoticonWalk 2 5K walks to raise money for good causes

emoticonTry one new veggie this month

emoticonWork out at least 3 times a week, doing whatever I feel like as long as I am moving

emoticonFinish all my assignments

There! Goals set!

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ANITA012 10/2/2010 7:34AM

    emoticonSetting attainable goals is the first step. Keeping them is the second step. YOU CAN DO IT! emoticon

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NOTMILK 10/2/2010 7:27AM

    Good thoughts! I am working on mine as well - managed to make it to my 50% mark - only 6 weeks left to my final goal though... May need to modify that a bit!

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MAGGIE805 10/1/2010 10:43PM

    It's a great start! Good luck! :)

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LEXIE63 10/1/2010 7:32PM

    Sometimes the simplest is the best! I think you have your head in the exact right place for you with your goals this month. Doable is the way to go! :-)
Lex xxx
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BEANPOD77 10/1/2010 6:01PM

    Way to go my friend..Goals are goals!! Hope you are well and all those assignments aren't getting on top of you..How are Mavis & Pearl??
I am still on injured reserve and am trying so hard not to get discouraged and seek solace in a bag of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, potato chips and ice cream emoticon

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CARLA-216 10/1/2010 5:34PM

    That's a good list of goals and totally achievable!

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You know you're a sparker when...

Friday, October 01, 2010

- You need a new sports bra and a new regular bra, but only enough money for one. You buy the sports bra.

- Knowing that you only have enough money for a sports bra you still buy 2 new workout tops and a pair of workout shorts as well as the bra

- At the check out you spy a chocolate bar, read the nutrition and decide that half will fit into your calories and be a nice dessert. And you only eat half.

- You hear a song on the radio and make a mental note to get it off itunes because it has a good beat for your workout

- Your partner dreads the weekly shopping trip because it takes twice as long with you reading all the nutrition labels

- You have a great workout/eating day and you can't wait to tell your fellow sparkers all about your day

- 'Sparking' is an adjective that relates to not only being active on the site, but the fitness and healthy eating that you partake in.

- You run 7 minutes and 30 seconds straight, including up a hill and you can't wait to get home and spark about it!

Spark on everyone!

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KAYKAYRUNNER 10/3/2010 6:41PM

    What a great list!! emoticon

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NOTMILK 10/2/2010 7:28AM

    LOL - my poor DH just doesn't get it either! I finished Week 5 Day3 of C25k last night, I want to tell EVERY ONE!

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TRESSAGRACE 10/1/2010 8:53PM

    Great list! I can certainly agree!

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MELISSAT123 10/1/2010 8:42PM

    Haha - very nice list!!!

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ANITA012 10/1/2010 11:13AM

    Love your list, but I will add one more to it.
-When you go for a walk on the beach and have to write "Spark" in the sand to let everyone know what they should be doing and how much you love it! (I did that last night) ha ha emoticon

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CARLA-216 10/1/2010 10:20AM

    Great list! Love your last one especially! emoticon

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APIRLRAIN888 10/1/2010 7:03AM

    lol to the last one!!!that's me, well not 7 mins yet

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SCREWIE 10/1/2010 5:59AM

    Made me smile, thank you :)

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