Thursday, 26 January 2012

Ive moved....

Come visit me over here

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Week 10...

Progress has been slow. I rolled my ankle 2 weeks ago which meant 5 days without exercise and only walking since (and for another week). On a positive note, I have stuck with the eating program and still managed to lose a little. Gotta be happy with that.
LilySlim Weight loss tickers
Ive also had great breakthroughs with Elli over the last couple of weeks and we are looking forward to our week long riding camp in a few weeks.

We are off to Melbourne today to spend the night with dear friends.....its been a while.

Ciao for now

Sunday, 10 July 2011

12wbt - 7 weeks on....

..and nearly 7 kgs down.!

LilySlim Weight loss tickers

Having tried nearly everything to lose the post ciggy weight, I was ready for this to be another failure, but having committed to the program, the proof is in the pudding (or the low fat salmon stirfry!)

Biggest Lessons to date
1. I can enjoy exercise (even 6 days a week)
2. Its ok to go to bed feeling hungry
3. I dont need a glass of red (or white) every night
4. Low fat doesnt mean low taste - honestly the food is super yummy.
5. Portion sizes dont have to be supersized.

So with 5 weeks to go, I thought it timely that I review my original pre-program goal. My original goal was to lose 8 kg's during the 12 week program.

Having (almost) hit 7 kg at the end of the 7 week mark, Im upping the ante and going for 11kg at the end of the program. That will put me only 2kg off my goal weight.
Stay Tuned....

Saturday, 21 May 2011


Im scared,....very, very scared.

You see Ive decided to embark on Michelle Bridges 12wbt. Ive had enough of edging closer and closer to the 90Kg mark (cant quite believe Im admitting here).

Ive also had enough of saying "Yeah I know Ive put on weight - but Im much healthier because Ive given up smoking" - that was almost two years ago!!

And my excuses for not exercising, well Im queen of them all, its/I'm...too early, too late, too cold, too hot, too tired, too sore, too happy, too sad, too busy, or my personal favourite... "just be kind to yourself, relax, have a sleep in".

Well I have to say Im now officially killing myself with kindness!
Its time to be the best I can be, for me and my three. I'll be tracking my progress with this little tracker...
LilySlim Weight loss tickers
So feel free to come on the ride. Its not too late, official start is Monday 23rd - two more sleeps!

On other fronts, heres a quick catch up...
We recently had a quick day trip to one of our favorite places nearby that we have affectionately termed "Echo Lake". Its only a 20 min drive and is a beautiful spot just to sit and contemplate.

the space always seems to lend itself to capturing special moments..

And speaking of special moments, I love it when the opportunity presents to capture the girls together in a world of their own.

In horsey news, Ive been having some trouble riding Ellie lately. She has been pigrooting and trying to get me off her back in all sorts of ways. I initially thought she was picking up on my lack of confidence, but I had the vet come out and check and it seems she has a problem with her back. Shes on strong horsey pain killers for a week, so fingers crossed she comes good and its not a more serious, chronic condition.

Until next time
Ciao for now xx

Monday, 14 March 2011

March catch up

Meet Ellie... new horse. She is a 15 year old Appaloosa and sooooo much easier for me to handle than young Millie (who, btw is also going nicely at her new home). Even though Ive only had Ellie for a few weeks, I love her to bits already. She has such a lovely nature and has been there, done that with pretty much everything. Absolutely nothing phases her.

Ive been so looking forward to riding with Zoe and this weekend we finally got the chance. There's something very special about horse riding with ones daughter.

Ive also managed to do a dressage clinic and a trail ride through the Otways with the local Adult Riding Club. This week I was lucky enough to attend a two day jumping clinic with Alan Mitchell. The combination of horse and rider were pretty ordinary the first day...

But we well and truly got the hang of it on day two!

In other news. Whilst I'm still looking for my crafting mojo the promise of cooler weather seems to have stirred the creative juices somewhat and so I have started planning for some winter crafting. In the meantime though, I thought I'd post a couple of projects I didn't get around to blogging last year.

These were my school fete contributions. Thank you card stationary sets originally found here. These guys have been on my to do list in my side bar forever! Time to move them to my completed projects. I also made some home made wheat / heat packs.

Finally, I decided to move my craft room from the old shack outside, to the spare room. Whilst it was kinda romantic to have my own little craft shack, it wasn't overly practical battling the cold, the damp and the spiders! So here's a snippet of the new set up, ready and waiting for some crafting action.

Ciao for now

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

The honeymoon is over baby......

Thought I'd better give you an update before the craziness of normality strikes again in only a few short days. This has been our 2010/2011 summer....

New Years Eve on the back deck with friends...

Visits from family...

A gorgeous girls 7th Birthday...

We took this baby out on her maiden voyage....

She worked a treat. Pity the weather was not so good, but we still had a great time. A bit of creek play...

A bit of bushwalking...

An introduction to surfing for the girls. Footage of Zoe...

and Meg (not so lucky 2nd time round)

There was also plenty of kicking back....

What can I say...have Ipod will travel!

In horsey news, Zoe is going well with her lessons. She starts Pony Club next month. Millie and I, on the other hand aren't really working out too well. Unfortunately she is far too much horse for my beginner status. As much as I'd love to keep her, its not the right thing for either of us. So onwards and upwards we both must go.

Ciao for now

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Final 2010 post

The tree is set and Santa is not too far away...

Zoe is ecstatic that she is in Grade 4/5 next year. Tears of joy when we told her (her words not mine)

Millie is settling in and getting used to both the girls (and I).

Were looking forward to our first family Barongarook Christmas and welcoming in the New Year with dear friends.
Oh and by the way have you checked out Retromummy's give away? Fat quarters from this range (below) are up for grabs.

Merry Christmas All