Monday, May 19, 2008



My main goal in the next two months is not to stress eat. Yesterday I managed to drink herbal tea and water everytime I thought of getting a coke or a packet of chips.

When I mark test and exams it really gets bad. I just want to comfort eat. The past month I have put back the weight I lost so I am now 109kg AGAIN. Hopeful when I return to blogging I will have maintain the weight or lost some.

I am not managing to keep up with everything in my life. So I need to scale down on a few things until my move to Ireland is complete and my family is settled. This blog and my website are two of things I will taking a break from.

I will continue posting updates on my move and a bit of this and that on my other blog:
Simone's Butterfly.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Motiavation for the weekend

Got a busy weekend ahead. Suffering with migraines/stress headaches. Need to keep my sanity and sense of humour. Going to get some multi-vitamins.

Managed to exercise twice this week. Did too much eating out.

When you reach for the stars you may not quite get one,

but you won't come up with a handful of mud either.

By Leo Burnett

Monday, May 12, 2008

4 Days at a time

Well I am in need of a different goal setting for the next 6 weeks. I have so much to do to wrap up things at work and home.

My husband is going to concentrate on stuff pertaining to selling the major stuff and what we need on the other side.

I need to work consistently with my daugther. She is 7 years old in grade 1 but when we get there she will go to grade 2 so I have to help catch up.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Super Mom

The Busyness Thing
(To the tune - My Favorite Things)
By Glenn A. Hascall

Noses and diapers
And things that need wiping
PTA letters
And notes that need typing
Dishes are calling
And so are my friends
I move through the house like a hurricane wind

Sure there was Mary
But what about Martha
Scurry and hurry
Round her home and hearth, "Uh
Jesus tell Mary
To start helping out"
The Master's reply left little to doubt

Slow down and sit down
And stop all your rushing
Mary is quiet
Her spirit is hushing
Martha, dear Martha
You want what is best
Oh, come to the quiet and in My love rest.

Oh, so busy
In a tizzy
What am I to do?
Remember the story of Martha and Mare.
Then change your outlook too.

Read the script here.

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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Ireland Update


We got our visa's for Northern Ireland today.

We still can't really believe that this is actually going to have.

We have more or less 6 weeks to book flight tickets, confirm accommodation etc. on that side.
Wrap up work and household here.

"Like the gold of the sun, like the light of the day, may the luck of the Irish shine bright on your way. Like the glow of a star, and the lilt of a song may these be your joys all your life long." An Irish Blessing

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Exercise Meme

Can you list 100 Reasons to exercise?

Tackle Any Issue with List of 100

I challenge you to list to post a list on 100 benefits/reasons to exercise.

Leave a comment to let me know when you have done it.

Mary Anne Shearer - 100 Days to Health

Day 38

Without exercise your program is not likely to work as well. Exercise regulates at least 18 different hormones and hundreds of chemical reactions.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Blogging Break/Go Slow

I am sure you have noticed that I have not really been with the program so to speak.
Things are not getting any better.

I am exercising and that is about it.

I am bit scatter-brain at the moment and finding it difficult to focus on any task for too long.

Its work,the uncertainty of our moving plans (our visa application finally went it last week) etc.......

Friday, May 2, 2008

Be the Difference

I have just completed making my list for my swap - 100 Things I would like to do before I die. I decided to search on this topic. I see many people have done their own list. There are even generic ones where you can just tick off (i have done a lot of things on those list).

In the process I started thinking about what can I do for others. I found this free e-book: 101 Ways to Change the World from Together We Can Change the World Publishers. In the book there is a link to a movie called Be The Difference.

I thought this was really some great stuff - some things listed are elementary (you are probably doing it already) but its sometimes good to get affirmation that what we are doing does make a difference.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Make of it what you will

First I used up all my bandwith. Then my husband kindly shared his with me. Then something weird happened to our internet connection.

It forced me to stop procrastinating on certain task.

I happy to report that I have been exercising and drinking water.

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