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The Christmas Party for work is this weekend and I reached my goal.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

emoticon I wrote in an earlier blog about the dress I ordered in size 18 and when I tried it on it felt a bit tight and I didnt know if I would be able to wear it for the night, I know I was still over the 100kgs when I first tried it on and knew I needed to get well below that if I was ever going to be able to wear it. So the good news is that I did lose enough weight because I tried the whole outfit on oday and it just fits me, so it was just in time. And I'm really happy with everything and how I look(first time I've been able to say that in a long time.) Even the shoes fitted me when they finally arrived(I ordered them from the same place and its always a risk ordering shoes online) and I'm going to find more clothes on this site for the cruise we go on in Feb 2013 and the new dress and shoes are going to be perfect to wear to one of the special nights we are away.

  
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LABRATIAM 11/20/2012 7:59AM

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Takeing the control back.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

For the first 10 week challenge I followed the bodytrim program enough to get all the benefits the program promised and lost 9.5kgs over the whole 10 weeks, then when I began the new one 8 weeks ago now I went off the program completely and even though Ive still managed to lose almost 4 kilos without the program Ive only mamaged this because Im doing heaps of gardening everyday, and the works been heavy too because were totally clearing away everything and designing it all over again bit by bit. I,m especially unhappy about the old habits that have taken hold again, and some have really gotten out of hand so its going to be a full on turn around for the plans Ive got for the next 10 week challenge which start in 2 weeks. I've baught new sneakers and they are definately going to make my walking side to the program alot more comfortable and I even baught a weightball and with the giftcard Mark gave me for my birthday I plan on finding a walking dvd to follow a few times each week. There are so many things I'm going to be stopping as soon as possible so that I can concentrate on the new challenge when it begins in 2 weeks. I would have gotten alot of stressfull situations out of the way by the start of this new challenge so I'm looking farward to the new phase thats comeing up.

  
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SCRAPPINPOLLY 11/20/2012 8:01AM

    This is a daily process. Take it one day at a time. Good luck to you!

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Creating a whole new world right outside my frontdoor.

Saturday, November 03, 2012

My sister and I have just recently come in contact with an old friend who we had grown away from over the years and have practically found somebody who we both really enjoy haveing in our lives and never realised just how much we both missed her and now that she is back in our life the whole 3 of us girls have felt as if a fresh breath of air has come into our lives and we have gotten back some of our spark. She's only been back in our life for 3 months max and already things have been so much better for everyone of us and you can really see the differance in our attitude because there is so much more supportive influences that was an immeadiate improvement to our happiness and now that we are back in each others lives there will be more and more for us to improve. This is the one who gave us the incentive to start fixing the house and she is the one who is going to be the driving force behind our garden makeover, whenever we go over to her place my sister and I both get so much enjoyment when we go outside and just sitting in her backyard makes you feel so much more relaxed and knowng that she did the whole thing herself for next to nothing gives me so much more of an incentive to get started on mine, especially since she loves gardening and has pretty much ordered us to fix ours. With her expertise there is no way I'm going to let this opportunity slip away, especially since the plans to redecorate this place has finally started to take shape. We have been living here for so long now and let our surroundings fall into the same mess that our bodies did and now that my sis has lost all her weight and found a job after 10 years and is on a good path its time for me to take this as my own tranformation time. Getting this new furniture and makeing a start with the living area on my 41st birthday and striveing to prepare the dining area for its new look over this next month or so is such a massive change already that I will not let slip back into its former standards and the new way forwards for me is to finish this area first then move straight to another room in the house thats in need of an improvement. And like I said in the earlier blog I intend on doing the garden step by step exactly the same way. We have both become so unhappy living here that its no wonder things became as out of control as they did, and now we have our best friend back in our life the outlook isnt so daunting anymore. With the good vibes I get whenever I'm in Lyndsey's garden I finally realise there is a whole new world for me to spend time everyday that will eventually bring me as much enjoyment and selfpride in my home and its been right outside my front door the whole time. To get the first part of the frontyard finished will give us all such a boost and another place in this house for me to spend time looking after and give myself something new to give all the extra time Ive wasted over so many years. Ive lived my last decade hideing away from myself and the world sitting on that lounge and living with the most filthy untidy environment thats just as neglected and unkempt as the gardens without any kind of will or incentive to make any effort to clear away this clutter and rubbish we both became accustomed to and never even tried to fix, until now that is because when I made that promise on my birthday to get some order to this environment I call my house, I was ready and willing to do something about it and spent the next 3 or so hours of the night clearing away all the clutter and gave the lounge area the first transformation in ages and by the time I'd finished that first session I was so happy with the results and even this small change had given this whole area a new vibe that was the start of a week spent improveing one place at a time makeing the living area into a place that no longer resembled the sad and sorry looking area we had become so used to seeing everyday. emoticon emoticon emoticon Now that the challenge is set for the first section of our front garden and we have began clearing and cleaning away all the stuff in that spot already I am going to get the garden sorted and make that first step in the right direction, and get the entryway completed within the next month so were keeping both the inside and outside area's of this house on the same agenda's with the dining area and the entryway our first challenge to be completed side by side. The sooner we get this first part of the yard finished the sooner I could make myself get more of an incentive to move around each day and tend to the small area's inside and out instead of sleeping away most of the day then spending all my wakeing hours sitting in front of that tv.

  
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Decluttering and cleaning up my whole world.

Saturday, November 03, 2012

At exactly 12 midnight on my 41st birthday I realised that in order to really change my life everything needed to have some kind of order and just like my eating and exersise habits being out of control this entire house is a complete mess inside and out, and so thats when I decided it was time to do something about it. And what better time than on my 41st birthday. For too long now my sister and I have been ignoreing the state of this place and with all the new things that would be arriveing soon(I've been paying money to a christmas saveings club every week all year and will be recieveing heaps of stuff over this next month) includeing a gorgeous dining suite worth $1200 and matching buffet worth $800 not to mention heaps of glasswear and kitchen wear etc to put in the new buffet, so it was only obvious that I needed to start in the family area and spent over 3 hours decluttering and clearing out everything that didnt belong in the room. All the benchtops and tabletops etc where hidden under a mountain of junk and after 3 hours I had made a really big improvement to this area, so I was very proud of myself for useing my birthday as a step towards a new way of life that didnt just focus around weightloss. Over the rest of the week I continued with my cleaning and am so much more comfortable in this area of the house, Ive even gone through the bookcases and made them look heaps nicer aswell as makeing a start in the kitchen by washing the stovetop that was filthy and to just look around this area now and see how much better its looking is a huge motivation because Im actually keeping this area clean instead of doing what Ive always done and revert back to my old messy way of life. emoticon And when the new dining suite and buffet was delivered on that Monday the 30th october and I got to see just how beautiful the new leather chairs are(Ive left everything in the boxes until all the other stuff arrives) and imagined what the room will look like with all the new stuff, I became so excited and even more intent on cleaning this area. Im going to be getting some gift vouchers to spend at Target & Kmart very soon too and I want to get new curtains for the window and sliding door so I can redecorate that whole area and not feel like something ruined the new place I have decided on redecorating. This is just my starting point and what Im going to do is concentrate on cleaning every room inside so its not so uncomfortable to live in anymore and then I plan on reorganizeing one room at a time. Whenever I was faced with the state of this house before my 41st birthday it all felt so massive to me so I ended up doing nothing at all(which has always been my way to deal) and this new effort is my own lifestyle change and Im going to make this into something I will keep working towards changeing about myself as a person from now on, Everything that needs improvement in my world is now going to get my full attention and I will make the commitment from my 41st birthday to get this whole house in order. Even my gardens are completely overgrown and this is another area I will be spending more time fixing every single day, a good friend of ours who is great at gardening has offered to help us with this and just like my plans for fixing the rooms inside one at a time I will be doing the same kind of approach to the gardens by concentrateing on just one small area at a time until the whole frontyard is totally overhauled before moveing out to the backyard. Im starting on the small area that leads to my frontdoor and have begun clearing away everything, even the pots and Im even removeing all of the grass thats still growing in the designated zone (All the lawn is mostly dead and is covered in weeds anyway) so that this entire part of the yard I will make over first will be completely stripped bare and ready for a whole new design that will be the starting point to the new garden and over the weeks I will be prepareing this area to be redone I can buy everything Im going to need to fill this area up exactly how we planned. So now that my sis and I made the start on the front area, its time for us to start makeing plans for the design so I can collect everything that we will need for this small place and set the date to actually implement our very first stage of the garden makeover. So my focus over the whole new year of 2013 will be a total overhaul of this house inside and out.

  
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KNYAGENYA 11/3/2012 12:22PM

    Sounds great!

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What I want to wear to my work's Christmas Party on the 24th November 2012.

Saturday, November 03, 2012

The party is only three weeks from now and we are haveing a coctail night at a very nice function area overlooking the ocean and the dresscode is very dressy and is probably going to be one of the more upmarket nights Ive ever had to dress up for and for the first time ever I'm going to be wearing a dress,(and thats something I find very intimidateing because I'm a printer who wears overalls and steelcaps everyday) I will still have to wear tights of coarse since the dress I baught is short anyway. I got myself this beautiful dress from TVSN(an online shopping site) and the only downside is they only had size 18 left when I ordered it and when I tried it on I felt a bit uncomfortable because it was a little too tight and I knew when I ordered it that I would need to lose a bit more weight, it arrived over a month ago now and sadly I didnt lose any more weight since then and now I'm getting a bit worried that I wont feel good enough to wear it in 3 weeks time. I still kept with the idea of wearing this dress and ordered some gorgeous little black wedges with diamonte's on the front that will go perfect with the dress(again they only had size 8 and I'm a 9 in some shoes, But then again some of my good shoes are 8's so I will just have to see if they fit when they arrive this week sometime) both the dress and shoes where more expensive than what I usually pay on anything before and I'm really glad about that because I really want to start makeing more of an effort with my wardrobe, especially for the whole weightloss incentive side. At this coctail night all the boys I work with will be bringing their partners and I havent met most of them so its going to be a big night for me after working with these guy's for over 12 years now, so I really want to make the best impression I possibly can. Even though this will be the first time Ive needed to wear this type of clothing Im not too worried if I dont fit into this dress in 3 weeks because I will still have plenty more chances to wear it next year when I go on a cruise with my mum and aunt in Feb 2013 and they will be haveing a few special events on board and I definately intend on fitting into the dress by that time. On my payday next week I'm going to order a high waist slip that shapes your body from Bella Bodies and that should just arrive in time for me to try on under the dress (with some new Bra's that I'm buying with my Bra's n things giftcard, and just in time to because the ones I wear now are old and are too big since I lost the 10kgs earlier this year) so it will give me a clean smooth shape, and hopefully make myself feel more comfortable in the dress. What I'm going to do is try the whole outfit on the weekend before the party and if I still feel like its too tight I will be able to go shopping and find something else(even if the dress is too tight but my shoes fit I could still find the perfect outfit to go with them) so for now all I can do is wait for the shoes to arrive and order the slip I want, then buy myself some much needed underwear so I can put the entire outfit I want to wear together and still have time if there are any changes I'll need to make to it. I even ordered this expensive makeup set(that I'm paying off in monthly installments, just like I did with the dress and am diong with my shoes) which I got as a reward for the weightloss over my first 10 week challenge and will be perfect for my night out, it cost $240 all together for a full 18pce pack and Ive never had the best collection of makeup ever in my life before buying this and I'm going to continue getting these kinds of things for myself from now on because even that is a whole new way to give my life a total transformation that started when I began loseing my weight and strive to change everything about myself and my life.

  


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