Monday, 24 September 2012


:: school holidays
:: being diet coke free
:: learning more and experimenting about clean eating
:: being back at the gym
:: reaping rewards of our vege patch
:: smiling about Lachie being selected for SAPSASA cricket in    Adelaide next month
:: making yoghurt with our new maker

What are you enjoying at the moment?

Thursday, 13 September 2012


...and finishing off what's in the cupboard.


Monday, 3 September 2012


I am overweight!!   There I said it and I'm not happy about it. 

The funny thing about me is that every morning I wake up thinking "this is it, I'm not eating crap anymore" then by 3pm it all goes pear shaped and I give in.   My addiction to Diet Coke came back in a huge way over the last 6 months, that and chocolate, chips and anything else snacky, sugary and crappy.

Darren is on a holiday in Darwin visiting a friend and I've made the decision that this can not go on.  While he's away I'm getting my head right without him enabling me, I'm off the poison (Diet Coke) and snacks are nuts, fruits and if I really want something sweet, a mint chocolate made from cacao, it's delicious.   So while I'm being brave, here are shots of me taken last week and at my heaviest in 11 years.
Clean eating (as mentioned in an earlier post) is how I am tackling this along with the exercise I love, running, yoga and boxing.   I have given up going to the gym as I have been far to bored there to push myself.   I will post more on the foods I am eating and some recipes, my goal is to loose 10kg and I have to do it now as I've just really put myself out there.

I know some people aren't fussed with weight but I do believe that in order to be happy, healthy in mind and body and to live a long life then a certain weight should be maintained. It's so easy to let it all go especially now I'm in my 40's so I've had a big mind shift and focus and I know it will pay off soon.

Sunday, 2 September 2012


Today was a perfect Spring day. I spent some time out in the patch weeding, picking and pulling up veges including 1 small carrot that came up with the weeds. It didn't last long, Sophie gobbled it up as soon as she saw it.
Something else that made me smile today was this find.
How could I resist.