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Accent Vlog

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

This is an accent vlog. I say the following things and you can hear my accent. I hope everyone else does one too!!

Oh and ignore the neck rolls, laptop on lap = V bad angle. Also ignore me fluffing up at the end, wasn't sure how to conclude!!

The words:
Aunt, Route, Wash, Oil, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, Sure, Data, Ruin, Crayon, Toilet, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Spitting image, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Syrup, Pajamas, Caught


What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
What is the bug that when you touch it, it curls into a ball?
What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
What do you call gym shoes?
What do you say to address a group of people?
What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
What do you call your grandparents?
What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
What is the thing you change the TV channel with?

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

PUFFPASTRY 2/21/2011 6:14AM

    You are soooo adorable in every way! I love Kiwi accents (though I will admit, it's hard to distinguish them from Australian, and *sometimes* from South African -- hope that's not horribly insulting to your Kiwi pride). I'm only just now catching up on your blog -- so sorry about the boyfriend. You have WAY more resilience and self-esteem in this situation that I've ever been able to conjure up in my own pathetic life, so BRAVO on that! Lots of hugs, and I will be out there reading and cheering you on.
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CARLA-216 2/9/2011 2:57PM

    Oh I love, love, LOVE it!

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LORES777 2/9/2011 2:46PM

    Haha this is cute

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SKYRUNHER 2/9/2011 6:18AM

    I love your accent!!

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900g lost this week

Friday, February 04, 2011

I lost nearly a kilo this week! Yeehaaaaaaa!

I hope this keeps up! I've been watching what I have been eating and limiting sweets. And drinking more water, which I got very very bad at in the past couple of weeks.

I have also started to have an afternoon snack. I usually race home STARVING and then eat anything and everything I can. Now I take 5 minutes about 30 minutes before closing and I eat something. Nothing fancy, just an apple or a special K barb but it holds me over until dinner and stops my manic after work snacking.

Weighing every day is working for me so I will keep it up. I have been writing my weight on the side of my fridge in whiteboard marker for no other reason than it is a convenient place to write it.

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OPALMOON 2/10/2011 7:18AM


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CARLA-216 2/4/2011 9:10AM

    Most excellent! Good idea to have a healthy snack before leaving work. Keep it up!

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MENHALLS 2/4/2011 8:36AM

    That's awesome! You are working hard & it shows.

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ANAJAK 2/4/2011 3:45AM

    Haha love the fridge idea - although for the next week I'm staying at my parents house (with 9 others!!!) so even weighing myself means yelling "I'm stripping in the corner don't come this way!!" hahaha yep it's as crazy as it sounds :)

Such an awesome job on your healthy and extremely smart eating (re the afternoon snack)... You rock!!!!

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Weighing daily

Monday, January 31, 2011

OK I've started doing something that is usually frowned upon in weight loss communities. I'm weighing myself everyday.

I know about weight fluctuations and the like, but this is really helping to keep me on track! When I weighed weekly it was easy for me to ignore the weigh in all week and just be good the day before I weighed. This way I am mindful everyday because I see the number everyday. If I get to the point where I am weighing multiple times a day I will change my habit, because that is obsessive, but at this stage I am just weighing first time in the morning after a bathroom stop. And I'm noticing a downward trend! Not much, but a couple of hundred grams here and there. It is encouraging!

Eat in month is going very well. The only slip we had was getting an ice cream from McDonalds, but no full meals out. Russell has been experiementing a bit more in the kitchen too, which is helping. Last night he made a yummy pasta dish with some garlic and EVOO and tonight he is cooking up some steak that he marinated with potatoes and bok choy. Yummy! Off to eat dinner

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CARLA-216 1/31/2011 8:21AM

    I think if it works for you then why not? It can be a great way to help you stay on your toes with your food every day, as well as to understand the fluctuation patterns.

Great job on seeing a downward trend! Those small amounts add up in a big way over time!

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MENHALLS 1/31/2011 8:12AM

    I take it week by week - meaning some weeks i weigh in daily and others I force myself to wait a whole week. It is good motivation for the 'wait' to weigh in weeks to work really hard to see a big change. (For me that's 1-2 pounds!)

If you start to feel like your scale is laughing at you, go back to weekly.

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LEXIE63 1/31/2011 7:08AM

    I weighed daily for a while before going back to weekly. It was so that I could understand the reason for fluctuations in my weight, which weighing weekly didn't give me. I found it very helpful. :-)
Lex xxx
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Calories I didn't eat today

Friday, January 28, 2011

OK, instead of focusing on the 500 calories over my "budget" that I did eat today, I'm going to talk about the calories I DIDN'T eat.

- I didn't get a sticky cinnamon roll from the Bakers Delight near work
- I also didn't get a sugary energy drink to go with the cinnamon roll
- I didn't go into the chocolate shop and get a duo brownie pie. Yes, it is amazing. Yes I can post you some...

So there ya go. Ya win some, ya loose some. I also had a piece of fruit for an afternoon snack instead of the foods listed above.

So, I did have chocolate for dessert, but I didn't have everything I wanted, so I'm calling in a win.

Andplusalso February is Eat in Month. According to me. No eating out/takeaways/coffees for a whole month. This should cut down on calories and spending. Who would like to join me?

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CARLA-216 1/28/2011 10:26AM

    Duo brownie pie...sounds right up my alley!

GOOD JOB not eating all of those temptations! I say you win as well!

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ENDURETHERAIN 1/28/2011 9:11AM

    Good job not eating those calories!!
We try to eat in mostly, but we're not very good at it. And February I have a big conference for 4 days, so definitely will be eating out. But eating healthy! Grilled chicken, here I come! lol

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LEXIE63 1/28/2011 6:04AM

    Every month is eat in month for me. LOL
Have fun with it.
Lex xxx

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A swim and a nana nap

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Hey all. Again, busy busy busy!

I got some exercise in today, a 30 minute swim in the sea. The water was blue, the sky was blue, the hills were alive with the sound of music. I live in a beautiful place and I love it! I managed to have a good swim. So good that I got home and ended up falling asleep on the couch! After about 40 minutes Russell woke me up and relocated me to our bed where I slept for another 2 hours. It was awesome. I love naps. Days off are days for naps!

Russell has decided he wants to loose some weight with me. It will be good to have a buddy in real life to loose some weight with! Unless one of my fab spark buddies wants to move to NZ... Just saying. He wants to loose about 6kg and I still want to loose 20kg. Back where I started, again. Gotta get my big butt to the pools and try out the local gym. Not being able to run has really put a spanner in the works. It is easier to put some shoes on and walk out the door than to drive to the pools/gym and pay to get in. Ah well, I'll ajust.

How is everyone else?

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CARLA-216 1/27/2011 10:28AM

    I love naps, too!

Sounds like a good thing to have Russell on board with losing weight. You can help keep each other in line. :)

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