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Stepping back

Friday, October 08, 2010

I may not be around much in the next few days. Major family dramas here and I'm being blamed. I'm very hurt and angry and I really don't feel like I can blog and concentrate on sparking right now. I have no appatite, I have had a coffee and a special K bar today but I can't force myself to eat anymore, I feel sick. I'm going to try and get down a smoothie.

Since I'm not eating I'm not working out. I may try a light, short walk this evening but I'm not going to push myself.

See you in a few days guys!

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LEXIE63 10/9/2010 1:45PM

    I am so sorry you are going through this. We are here for you, whenever you feel like being here. I really hope that whatever is happening is resolved as soon as possible.
Take care of yourself Honey.
Lex xxx
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VIRGOGURL4 10/8/2010 10:01PM

    Sorry about the family drama :(

I understand that you need a break from Sparking now, but remember to relax. Do something to cheer yourself up, whether it's getting your nails done, watching a movie, or drinking a cup of cocoa. Even if you only have five minutes, do something.

And as always, you can SparkMail me if you need support.

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KAYKAYRUNNER 10/8/2010 9:14PM

    Oh! I'm so sorry to hear about the family drama you have going on!! What a bummer!! && It sounds like its affecting you to an horrible extream! I hope that things get better for you soon!! && If you EVER need someone to talk or even just vent to, I'm here for you girly!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PURPLESPEDCOW 10/8/2010 8:35PM

    Is there any thing that you can talk about? I would be happy to listen. You can sparkmail me if you want to talk privately. If not, I understand and hope that everything works out for you.

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Study buddy

Friday, October 08, 2010

Today I went to hang out with my study buddy. I looooove studying at my friends place, I get so much done. It is quiet, I can't access the internet and my friend makes sure I don't just talk and talk for hours on end. Oh, and her mum feeds me. What more can a girl ask for? So I got heaps done and am feeling a bit calmer about my assignments.


Her mum commented on how skinny I'm getting! Her mum is such a sweetie, and as soon as I walked in she was telling me how great I am looking. Such a nice confidence boost!

Soooooo...studying and skinny... What else.

Got my final pay check with my correct last name on it. If you missed my status, I was annoyed that my boss got my last name wrong on my final check and I had to go back into work to get a correct one. My former boss apologised and looked a little embarrassed, so alls well that ends well. And now I have 1/5 of my trip money saved. Yahoo! Just need another few thousand dollars and I'm golden.

I have worked out a great way to save money. We are eating what we have in the house. I know, shocking, right?! We have so much food in the house and since we are moving (just down the road) in a few weeks I have decided that we are going to eat what we have. My food shopping this week cost around $20 because all I got was a few fresh things and a couple of stay ingredients to complete a meal (pasta sauce to go with the pasta and mince etc). $20 a week on grocceries will save me heaps of money! It should take us around 3 weeks to eat through our food and we should save around $150. Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet.

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NOTMILK 10/8/2010 7:30PM

    excellent plan! I love cleaning out the cupboards!

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CARLA-216 10/8/2010 10:45AM

    Smart move to eat what is on hand. Moving is a PITA in general, and moving food is a real big PITA! LOL Plus you're saving much needed money for your trip.

Enjoy those compliments...you've earned them! Ride the momentum it gives you to create more success! emoticon

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LEXIE63 10/8/2010 7:27AM

    Your happy is practically flying off your page. Nice! :-)
Lex xxx
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POLK-A-DOTS 10/8/2010 7:18AM

    Great job on your weight loss journey thus far! So many questions after reading your blog....what are you taking in school? (or what do you want to be when you grow up? LOL!) and where are you going on your trip?

Keep up the great work....and keep eating through those cupboards....moving is so obnoxious...and just think of the boxes you are not going to have to pack due to just eating at home too....(in addition to saving money)


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Study break

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Whew, assignments are hard work. Makes me wish I had started on them waaaaaaaaaaay sooner. And I am my own worst enemy, my work in never, ever good enough. I have been told a lot that I am way too hard on myself!

Today I went for a walk/run. I ended up doing more shorter intervals today, I wasn't really feeling it. I was all shuffly when I ran and I had a tasty mucous cough going on. Good fun. So I did what I could and enjoyed the sunshine.

I loved my new workout clothes, the tshirt is soooooo cool and breathable and the shorts are loose around my knees so I get a little breeze. Very comfy. I tried some new water on my run today. Zerowater, mandarin twist. It is less then a calorie for the bottle and it was free. I expected it to be like other flavoured water I have tried; kinda like very watered down juice, which I've taken on a run before. NOPE! This was so sweet and so strong I would have been better off drinking juice. Yuck. It would be alright if it was watered down with plain water. I might buy it again, but as a zero calorie sweet hit not as something to go running with. Plain water or bust!

These assignments are killing my spirits! Technology had the fun part already, making the boxes, now I have to write about making the boxes and do research about technology. My inclusive education assignment is interesting, but a lot of work. It is about deafness and there is a lot of information and different kinds of deafness. And I need to start my PLT essay about gender differences in learning. Anyone else wanna swap? Preferably someone who married rich and has a second home in Hawaii, but at this stage I'm not too fussy!

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CARLA-216 10/6/2010 9:28AM

    Good for you for doing what you could today with your run/walk! Getting some sunshine is a good thing too! :D

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TWINSMOMMY607 10/6/2010 7:40AM

    I know what you mean about school assignment. I am my own worst enemy as well, I keep putting things off :o)

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Hi hi hi

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!

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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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