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Things I love Thursday

April 2, 2009


Photo Love to lullabyoflilly1 at Deviant art

This week I’m loving

  • Having my computer back and its working!! (touch wood)
  • New makeup brushes and they were only $60 compared to the $190 ones I was looking at.
  • The shimmery stuff I brought to sparkle like Edward actually serves a very good make up purpose.
  • Being creative! This week without my comp I’ve done loooooads of scrapbooking made 5 bookmarks and made a word bracelet thing. I should lose my computer more often!!
  • Teen magazines!  They’re so much more informative than the “grown up”  womens ones.
  • Seeing old Gilmore Girls actors on October Road (just spotted Kirk)
  • Playin with make up for fun
  • Having lunch with friends
  • Letting go of the past.
  • finding old poems from highschoool (man I put the mo in Emo)

I’m too tired to link up the others thursday loves this week but checkout Gem at half accidental oh and also Check out Gala Darling.

Love n hugs



Wednesday Wishes

March 25, 2009


Photo by fool__s_paradise_by_gnce at deviant art. Do not pass off as your own

This week I am wishing for

  • The Twilight DVD to hurry up!! I cant wait to see it on my tv screen.
  • All the bitchyness to stop at work. Honestly its like being back at highschool but we have better uniforms.
  • Some books to read. I dont know what I’m in the mood to read so it marks it hard to find books to read. Make sense?
  • The balls to post a picture of myself.  Um.. like dont send me any balls… I’ll find ’em
  • The ability to draw would be nice
  • A new Phone!! I’ve had my current phone for nearly two years!! The phone I want isnt out in New Zealand I dont think Its a white Nokia … everyone on home and away has it (its  probably the same phone)

I think thats enough self indulgance this week

What are you wishing for this wednesday??

Lifestyle change tips

March 25, 2009

Before I start I really want to stress that I am not a medical practitioner (I even had to spellcheck that!) these are just tips I have found that work for me. Before you partake in any exercise or “diet”  changes please consult your doctor or medical professional.

If you’ve woken up one day and decided enough is enough! You want to stop eating crap food and lead a healthy lifestyle then  please DONT DO THE FOLLOWING..


  • Call it a “diet”
  • Label foods as “bad” or “naughty”
  • Refer to foods as  “fat foods” or “skinny foods”

As soon as you label things it makes your brain react differently.  That food you labled as naughty? all day you’re going to want it and crave it. Eventually you’ll give in and eat a whole bag of chips or whatever.


  • Keep fruit or nuts and almonds handy at all times for snack
  • Get out and exercise even if its just walking to the shop for milk
  • At work instead of picking up the phone to call a co-worker or emailing them pop over and see them. Even if its only a short walk its still exercise.
  • Set a time to go to bed and get up in the morning. the schedule will stop you eating at weird times.
  • Find out approximately how many calories you should be consuming, adjust it for your needs but dont purposely underfeed yourself. That is not good for you.


  • Keep buscuits, chips or anything you would normally scoff. If this cant be helped like you live with flatmates or something ask them to hide it from you and not tell you they have them. I love hiding Tim Tams in the freezer because I never look there for them so when I do find them its a suprise!
  • Second guess yourself. If you have the mindset of fail then you will fail.
  • Visit pro – eating disorder types. I dont know how they can live with themselves. (I started going off topic here!! Sorry).
  • Watch what other people eat. It’ll make you jealous because they’re eating a big mac and you’re not or you’ll be grossed out because they’re eating a big mac.
  • Beat yourself up if you fall off the “wagon” and eat a pie, a donut and chocolate cake. Take appropriate action such as going for a short walk and then eat a proper dinner. The next day get up and eat a good breakfast. If you feel you are continuously  falling off the “wagon” then you may need to look at why you are doing this.
  • Weigh yourself.  For many reasons we can weigh more at differnt times whether it be water retention or that time of the month. Dont obsess over the scales it doesnt help anyone.
  • Hold on to fat clothes its like setting yourself up for fail.  YOU WANT TO SUCCEED.

I hope this helps. If you have any questions just ask I dont bite (unless your name is Robert)

Love n hugs