Saturday, June 30, 2007
I need friends, someone I can call on to train with, someone who will get my butt off the couch. Everyone that I think I can call have kids now, no one that can just drop everything to go for a walk or the gym or anything for that matter. Where do I find these people that are like me. Where?
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
1. Men are like ..Laxatives .... They irritate the crap out of you.
3. Men are like Weather . Nothing can be done to change them.
4. Men are like ..Blenders You need One, but you're not quite sure why.
5. Men are like ..Chocolate Bars ... Sweet, smooth, & they usually head right for your hips.
6. Men are like ..Commercials ...... You can't believe a word they say.
7. Men are like Department Stores .... Their clothes are always 1/2 off!
8. Men are like .......Government Bonds ... They take soooooooo long to mature.
9. Men are like ......Mascara . They usually run at the first sign of emotion.
10. Men are like Popcorn .... They satisfy you, but only for a little while.
11. Men are like Snowstorms ... You never know when they're coming, how many inches you'll get or how long it will last.
12. Men are like ..Lava Lamps .. Fun to look at, but not very bright.
13. Men are like Parking Spots All the good ones are taken, the rest are handicapped.
Oh last night was much better sleep after taking some 'Valerian', it is a wonder herb I tell you. Its amazing how this large capsules can help in the restful night on one. I must admit I did still wake about 2 times through the night before getting up at 5.45am but was easy to go back to sleep. Not like the night before thats for sure.
Monday, June 25, 2007
"I can get away from him - no problem!" thought the elderly nutcase as he floored it to 110mph, then 120, then 130mph. Suddenly, he thought, "What on earth am I doing? I'm too old for this nonsense!" So he pulled over to the side of the road and waited for the police car to catch up with him.
Pulling in behind him, the police officer walked up to the driver's side of the BMW, looked at his watch and said, "Sir, my shift ends in 10 minutes. Today is Friday and I'm taking off for the weekend. If you can give me a reason why you were speeding that I've never heard before, I'll let you go.
"The man, looked very seriously at the policeman, and replied, "Years ago, my wife ran off with a policeman. I thought you were bringing her back.
"Have a good day, Sir," said the policeman
I think I will try a natural supplement to sleep at night, I did have a cup of Chamomile and Vanilla tea before bed thinking it would help, but no. Oh well, on with the sleep walking today.............
Sunday, June 24, 2007
I have also come to the decision to jump straight back into another challenge at the end of this one. I know I haven't lost allot of weight however my clothes do feel looser, don't know how but they do. Maybe they are just to old and they are falling apart, that could be the reason :(
I have also found others like me who are from Aus adopting for Thailand, oh I may not have told you that's where we (I) had decided to adopt from, our choices are in order: Thailand, Philippines, Hong Kong and Korea. Our (my) choices were made up of 1)time frame to allocation 2)travel time 3)children's ages 4)special consideration for childless couples and finally 5)cost in other country.
Well, off to do more cleaning before trying to catch some zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Friday, June 22, 2007
(OR PRETEND EXPERT)
I need to do our family tree for the adoption but really don't know where to begin. As sad as it is, no one in mine or Dazza's family know much about their heritage. I plan on changing that from here on out.
The only problem is resources. I plan on going to the State Library today as I believe that they have a 'genealogy' room and it has allot on information in it. I just have to work out how/what/when, I guess its just like a big game.
Any idea's, hints or tips welcome :)
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Had some issues myself at work yesterday. Found that my 3 month secondment had been extended another 4 weeks, Not Happy Jan! You see at the end of the secondment, we were meant to 1) become permanent in the role or 2) go back to previous position. I had thought about it coming up the the 3 month mark and due to what was said to me by my manager and team manager, I thought everything was fine. After all I had been selected to go to the City location to do testing for them on the new Queensland project. It appears that my stats for sales aren't where they want them. However all along I had been told I was doing a great job, doing better that some who had been in the role for years, that they didn't want me to even think about returning to my previous job, not to worry about sales even though they would prefer that we make at least 2 per day (that's changing people form other retailers not up selling on current customers). They used the amount of sales I had made since being in the role against me but they don't pro rata??? I was on annual leave for 2 weeks in the secondment and I was at testing (for them) for a week, so out of the 3 months (keep in mind this month isn't even finished) I was away for at least 3 weeks. My first months stats where 55%, second month 27% and third month 10%, now if they had pro rata the stats I would have been over 50% for all of the months but no they don't do that? I only had to be over 50% to be made permanent.
I went into a meeting with both the Sales Manager and my Team Manager to let them know how I felt about this and we came to a decision that mine would be extended for 2 weeks and that I would have 2 weeks worth of training and support, this I might add was at my request as they will just be letting everyone else continue with what they are doing already (which isn't succeeding anyway). I couldn't believe that they hadn't thought through what they needed to do in this extra 4 weeks. If they want staff to improve, surely they have to provide extra coaching so that they make it through the next 4 weeks. They wanted me to know that it's OK because you will still get your 'pay increment' but I told them, that's not the point. I just don't like people moving the goal post when it is already in sight. I like to be the best that I can be but to have someone tell me I'm not good enough, which in reality this is what they are saying, I just won't take it lying down. They need to put more into coaching if they think not only the secondment staff aren't cutting but also the permanents that already there.
Well that's my whinge for today, lets see if I can be more cheerful later.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Thought I would show a after photo of the fruit platter, I must say I was surprised that any of it was eaten at all.
I also dragged my sorry butt out of bed this morning, albeit late, and did some exercise. It doesn't seem to matter how early I go to bed I seem to find it difficult to get up early. This DVD is 'Walk & Kick' so you get some kick boxing in it, not a huge amount of kick boxing but enough to work up a sweat.
Sunday, June 17, 2007
M1: Protein shake
M2: Boiled egg and fruit
M3: Some sort of protein and carbs like sandwich or something that I make like Broccolli frittata
M4: Protein shake
M5: 200g lean meat and veg
M6: if required, maybe diet jelly or fruit and cottage cheese (this will be a tst cause I can't imagine eating sweet with savoury :-/)
Let me know what you think anyone/everyone...............
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Actually looking at the rear pic's I actually like my neck in reverse, do you think I could walk around back wards always?? Do you think people would think I was rude if I spoke to them with my back to them, surely not if they saw my nice reverse neck????
I also went to the new DFO at the station and found my friend Converse, I got runners, fleecy track pants, a singlet, a t-shirt, a waterproof thin jacket and a pink zip up jacket, I also got a yellow tee from Portmans for only $4.95, stuff from Converse = $119 (I'm the biggest scabb remember so can hunt out a bargin). I never try anything on and guess what, it all fits, even the 'M' tee from Portmans, and the large stuff from Converse also fit. Yay for me.
Well better get my butt off this computer and get ready for work again.
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Had my first shake this morning, think it will take a bit of getting used to, not sure on the taste but that one down, many more to follow.
Today has been a better day for me, I am in the middle of cooking dinner, chicken breast in Nandos sauce with sweet potato and peas. Dazza will have chips with his chicken as per normal, how boring.
Tomorrow is weigh in day and I might take a pass on that one until next week, or until I can come up with another excuse why not to embarrass myself with failure.
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Now all I have to do is get my head around my carbs, proteins and fats and not think of everything as bad food when its not. I need to take a step back and concentrate on 1 meal at a time and if I am making it from scratch, it must be better than take away, which I don't know what has been used to make it.
M1: coffee, then banana smoothy (but put in walnuts that make it taste yuk)
M2: 1 1/2 slices of multigrain bread with large bowl of home made spicy tomato soup
M3: 75gm packet of pretzels
M4: small lamb kebab (told you it was good until tonight)
I think the trouble is that I get stuck on food, its not that I don't what to make or eat but I see carbs in the evening as a bad thing so I feel that when I eat even sweet potato or corn, that I have let myself down. Even though it is better than takeaway it still freaks me out. Take for example, whilst at the kebab shop I brought for tomorrow a chicken pide, which is carbs (bread) with chicken in it (off the spit and diced), I am confused if this is good food or bad, it has carbs, protein and fats but is it good?
I think I will have to do a supermarket safari with Kerryn.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
We plan on painting them a cream colour so that they will make either a girl or a boy, although Dazza thinks I've already got my mind set on a girl. Like we can choose???? We can't.
Today I caught the bus and train to our head off in the city and once off the train saw the stairs at Flagstaff Station and thought, I can do that, 50 stairs later and I looked up again and saw another 50, well that wasn't going to happen but I plan on getting up both sets of stairs by Friday. I tried but failed to get a picture off the net of the stairs at Flagstaff so by Friday I will post a picture that I take of them.
No sooner did I finish this post, but got a call from work to catch cab to work and then cab to city but I can't really afford to catch cabs around Melbourne. So hopefully I won't get my butt kicked when I get back to normal work on Monday. Its not like I planned this, I would actually prefer to be at work than sitting around waiting to catch a bus!
I did no exercise this whole week end, dogs missed out except for some frisbee in the yard. I've been giving them 'human' food again which I know is bad for them and especially for 'catdog' as she is prone to obesity just like mum. She did however get on the table and start eating my Vita-Weats. I know this as they were on the floor when we got home from Noodle Box. I think she fell off the table because she couldn't jump for the night as she must have hurt her leg or back when falling but she was ok by morning when I thought I might have had to take her to the vet.
So getting back to me, since I've been bad, I weighed myself this morning!!!!!!!!!! I won't tell you what they said but I will have to do something good to make them go down by Friday and not up. So I had better get to it.
Thursday, June 07, 2007
I have found it interesting that no one commented on my last blog but really not surprised as of course we all have our own opinions and no one likes to offend. Just remember I have contacts :-)
I have been put on a project at work for next week, playing with out accounts program, see if we can break it, so that will be a good break from the phones.
We have finally come to the conclusion that we will commence inter country adoption, expression of interest is in with out cheque for the education days so watch this space. It will end up being a long time before we receive allocation but at least we can get to the next stage of the 3 day ed classes. Boy might even have to start a new blog to trace our steps on that journey.
Well I'm done for tonight, read every ones blogs and am plum tuckered out. Nightie night and don't let the bed bugs bite.
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
I can't even imagine what she will say to Tony or even Milad when she gets a chance, once released where will she go, what will she do? Her poor mother is stuggling with cancer and is trying to hold it together, how do you make something like this up to your family that have supported you, through thick and thin, whether your fault or not. I just hope that she can put it behind her and that this does not define her as a person. I hope that people learn to not judge until they know her. She is a good person with a good heart.
We, your family love you Renate and believe in you.
Sunday, June 03, 2007
Its Sunday and all is quite ................ that is of course except for MY BARKING DOGS! I tell you, they just bark for the dam fun of it. I must admit they haven't been for a walk in a couple of days and this is probably part of the reason for the barking and that Demolition dog is starting to rip up any paper she can get hold of in the house and the reason why she ripped up a outside cushion during the week. Bad is me for not walking them. But time and weather constraints have been an issue, although we do need the rain. And for this reason I have told the husband we need a treadmill for that I can put the puppies on when its raining (not to mention I really want it for me;-})
Well as I previously stated I went to work yesterday for my 7.5 hrs and now I will have Wednesday off just for me and my dogs, oh and Dazza wants me to go somewhere for him to. Saturdays are good at work because its generally really quite, I think I probably took 25 calls all day, but it gives you time to do things that you want to do. I found that there are quite a few people at work who would either like to do Body for Life, 12 week Body Blitz or just improve their life some how. We all seemed to be sitting together as well. So I have shared everything I have, recipes, plans, exercise and the like and they will all be starting. I have shared my blog address and they are on their ways. Get ready for some newbies on the forum as well as messages on blogs I would say.
I went to Kmart last night for some t-shirts for Dazza to airbrush and saw an exercise bike marked down to $60, didn't read the sticker as to why but it has played on my mind this morning and want to go back and get it today. I just hope its still there or I'll have to buy a new one which I think was only $169 anyway. Just have to drag Dazza out of bed with a false claim to be getting something for him so that we can take the ute. Gee I'm sneaky, but its good. :-P
Friday, June 01, 2007
Today is also my nephews 19th birthday so after work will have to go to mum's for dinner. He's a funny boy and has only invited his girlfriend and 2 mates, its funny because its still like a kids party where you choose whats for tea and invite a friend. No huge parties or going to nightclubs which is what most of us and a lot of young ones would do, but each to their own. Happy birthday Adam.
And finally to me, I weighed myself this morning, which I do most morning I might add but today is weigh in day and I am done 500gms, so happy but not over the moon. Yesterday I weighed less but its TOM for me, which also i didn't realise until yesterday at work again no less. Thought whats happening here this cant be right, its only day 16 when in actaul fact it was day 27!!!!! So I think I would have weighed less today if it wasn't for that dam womens issues.