Tuesday, September 30, 2008

We're Back already!

Hi all, well the Cook Islands are just as they show in the brochures - beautiful with lovely blue water and white beaches. The people are very laid back (and I thought Australians were laid back - they are nowhere near these people!). We had to learn to relax as everything was based on "Island Time" which meant it may or may not happen.

I had no trouble with the band - not that the food was that great. I thought there would be heaps of fresh seafood - no didn't see any! So unfortunately/fortunately they had great cocktails so I made my way down the list! And although they were just divine I did manage to put on about 1.5kg!!! OOOPS. It was so worth it - who cares.....I'm relaxed!

We had a few days of rain so had to resort to going to the spa and having massages, facial etc....that was really hard to deal with - NOT! The rain also gave us the opportunity to hire a car and drive around the island which we probably wouldn't have done had it been sunny. The petrol was $2.75/litre and we complain about $1.60!!!

The housemaid I spoke to was on $6/hour - I was gobsmacked! I wouldn't get out of bed for that! She said that's twice as much as she was getting in Fiji!

We did manage to go snorkelling and swimming a lot too. (tropical fish at your feet - it was amazing!).

I've got another 2 weeks off yet and am looking forward to getting all those jobs done that I don't have a chance to do usually like cleaning out those cupboards!

I have Caitlin home for school hols too so will be doing a few things with her as well.

That's all for now....more on the holiday later.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Happy times

It was time for my monthly checkup today and did so by phone with my dietician. I'm doing really well. Eating small meals, feeling full for 4hrs or more. Not really showing on the scales but am going down in size - gotta be happy with that. I'll be doing the face to face appointment in about 5-6 weeks from now.

We fly out on our holiday on Saturday 5pm. Am really getting excited now...just have to buy a couple of t shirts and shorts as I went through all my last years clothes and they are far too big (brag, brag!!).

Had the markets yesterday. It was an absolutely shocking day so wasn't expecting a lot. I did really well. Sold 12 dozen Peanut butter balls and about 15 bottles of my poppy seed salad dressing. I'm going back next month!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Exciting times

Not long now till our big trip to the Cook Islands. We fly out on the 20th. Caitlin and I went shopping on saturday and guess what............I bought 2 tops both size 18!! How's that! Everyone who walks in my house at the moment doesnt even get a "hello" - they get a top shoved in their face and me beaming saying "look at this!!!"

It's very strange that the scales are just going up and down on that 20kg mark but not much else but my body is getting smaller which is all that matters.

Myf - I know you are already gone but just in case you read this - enjoy the rewards of all your hard work on that trip - it will be interesting to read all the differences (I've just read some) that you will notice.