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December 28th 2010

Monday, December 27, 2010

Like everyone else a new beginning from today.

I have been under a great deal of stress with long working hours, irregular meal times,(lack of food preparation time). and having MIL stay with us while she recuperates.

All this strain has seen me eating anything and everything. I know it is the silly season but I think I gave silly a new meaning with my feeding freanzy.

So today back to planning, tomorrow back to the gym and hopefully this rain will go away sometime soon so I can get out and walk again.

I have been reading your inspiring blogs for a fresh start and it has reached me dear friends so thanks for that.

Okay here is what I would like to achieve.

By April a loss of 10 kilos.
To do 30 minutes gym exercise daily (all I can fit in with working full time).
To be more focussed and more positive in what I put in my mouth. (That will be the challenge)

Ok now I have put this out in the open I am accountable.

Dear food angel please knock out of my hands any bad choices I make.

  
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TURTLE24 12/28/2010 3:55PM

    Success starts with a plan!

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DOWNPORT 12/28/2010 8:35AM

    Great goals! I am sure you will be successful! emoticon

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GOANNA2 12/28/2010 5:34AM

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I love your plan. We can do this!
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MISSMITSY 12/28/2010 5:04AM

    You've made the first step! It's amazing how much it helps just putting it out there what you're having trouble with...

You can do it!

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MEAGHANART 12/27/2010 5:06PM

    hi Georgia .... I am enduring the RAIN as well!!! ... A few weeks ago I bought a good raincoat and umbrella and I now go walking in the rain. Yesterday I went walking in a downpour but it was so nice as there have been tourists all over the place and yesterday it was quiet and empty. When I walk in the rain I listed to atmospheric music on my mp3 ... its actually really really nice to walk in the rain ... wanted to share it with you as I used to not exercise when wet as well .. and it can really break your routine (besides weatherzone says we are going to have a wet summer in australia .... so we have to get used to it .... )

Good luck for 2011!!!!!

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MKPRINCESS007 12/27/2010 4:52PM

    Hey there, Georgia, I can relate to everything you wrote! Love the accountability factor! It's great to have a plan, cause you know that helps us to succeed! I know you are going to have a great 2011 (both of us)! :)

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DEE797 12/27/2010 4:00PM

    Good goals and emoticon Wishing you continued success on your journey! May 2011 be all that you want it to be. emoticon emoticon

emoticon Food Angel to help you along the way.

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November 29th 2010 the journey ends

Sunday, November 28, 2010

From the Devils Marbles we returned to Mt Isa and spent the night there. Got some great shots of the mine all lit up at night.


The next day took us on a journey through dinosaur country. That is areas of Australia that still have fossils being dug up. Some amazing rock formations. They looked like mirages on the horizon.

It was funny driving along these roads becausee very often we came across these street signs.


All the rain that had come down ensure all the bush flowers were out in bloom.




The storms experienced in the outback are very wild. Open spaces make the winds howl through and the thunder is so loud.





The rivers and gum trees were so wonderful to look at and made my soul so relaxed.





The dam at St George was overflowing so they were letting water out. What a sight.


The road trains we came across were amazing. The drivers have such good driving skills to drive on these roads that are only big enough for one truck and we were all sharing the road. Of course we smaller cars had to give way each time.


And then there was me with the ant hills and just enjoying the scenery.




So folks that is the abridged version of our holiday. There were 2500 photos all up but you have a fairly wide choice from our trip.

Thanks for reading about our adventures

  
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WAN2BHIKING 12/7/2010 4:59PM

    What a wonderful trip! Sounds like you had a very nice time! Thanks for sharing! :-)

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ALLISONMOM 12/4/2010 9:41PM

    Wow, it sure looked beautiful. Sounded wonderful too! Hope you are having a good weekend.
Andi

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DOWNPORT 12/1/2010 11:47AM

    Wonderful photos! Wonderful trip! And wonderful memories!

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HOCKEY47 12/1/2010 2:54AM

   
Georgia, nice photos!

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GOANNA2 11/30/2010 4:25PM

    Kalo Mina Georgia
Thank you for the wonderful pictures and the commentary.
I am so glad you had a great holiday anbd rested your soul.
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WILSLM70 11/28/2010 8:35PM

    Love the photos - looks like you had a wonderful trip. thanks for sharing

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LOOSEIT57 11/28/2010 7:29PM

    Wow what lovely pictures. I have never been there so must put it on the list of things to do.

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DEE797 11/28/2010 6:38PM

    Sounds like a wonderful trip. Love the photos you took.

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KLEONIKI 11/28/2010 5:37PM

    What a nice trip you had and excellent photos, dear Georgia!
Now it is time to assimilate the whole travel experience and organize all those photos,eh?
Thanks for sharing them with us
Kleoniki

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November 26th 2010 the journey continues pt 2

Friday, November 26, 2010

On the next leg we travelled to the Devils Marbles. What a magnificent place on the planet. Rich blue skies with a scattering of clouds and the most magnificent huge boulders one could imaging. We spoent hours walking around and admiring boulders teetering on top of one another.




Saw some goannas too.


Roads were so red almost a burnt orange colour.

  
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DEE797 11/28/2010 6:39PM

    Lovely photos. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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JSTBKOZ 11/28/2010 7:42AM

    All these pictures would make a wonderful book. Tails from nature.

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DOWNPORT 11/26/2010 5:53PM

    Such a wonderful trip you had - and beautiful photos!

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GOANNA2 11/26/2010 4:19PM

    Beautiful photos Georgia.
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IONA72 11/26/2010 11:50AM

    Lovely to see your photo's, that blue sky would be appreciated right now.

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November 26th 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Now the holiday is over, the washing and ironing is up to date and all is back to some form of normality - it is time to get back on track.

Not that I haven't tried while I was away. I did and that is why only 2 kilos crept on while we were gone. Reason - travelling in the car all day for very long distances. No time for real exercise. Walked whenever possible.

Now back on track with eating. Water was no problem whilst away.

Portion control will be my focus. Those country pubs serve meals to feed an army.

Already have been back to curves this morning and am moving, moving, moving.

  
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KLEONIKI 11/25/2010 5:58PM

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November 23rd 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I must share an experience we had in Mt Isa.

As a child growing up in the 60's we learnt about the School of the Air formed to help children who live on outback stations, get an education. Back in those days it was done via long distance radio.



Last week we had the good fortune to sit through a science class held in the School of air.
The teacher has 2 computers - one is a blackboard and the other is their daily lesson. The teacher was conducting an experiment and it was unbelievable the enthusiam displayed by the children.
One of the children lives on a property that is 220,000,000 acres. No wonder he can't get to school on time - his motorbike (not horses anymore) runs out of fuel.



I must say I truly admire these dedicated teachers who have to conduct the same lesson 3 times a day to reach all the children. Lessons are prepared and posted in 2 week blocks and even assignments are completed.


To say i was excited is an understatement. Only in Australia would they come up with a solution to the tyranny of distance.

Two maybe three times a year the education department pays for them to come together for sporting gatherings and also to go on school camps.

I just wanted to share this time with you.


I got to sit in the magic chair.

  
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KLEONIKI 11/28/2010 5:41PM

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WILSLM70 11/23/2010 6:01PM

    What a great experience.. Thank you for sharing

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GOANNA2 11/23/2010 7:30AM

    How exciting Georgia.
I love you in the chair you
could easily have been the teacher.
Filakia
Hope you had a great holiday.
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JSTBKOZ 11/23/2010 6:29AM

    Thankyou for sharing your awesome experience.

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LINDYPAINTS 11/23/2010 6:21AM

    Sounds like a fantastic experience! emoticon

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1THING 11/23/2010 6:19AM

    I have read many books about life in/on the outback. Thanks for sharing real life experiences. emoticon

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