Rhia
Just got my lovely little reminder from project wedding that I have 75 days to go until the big day. This makes me smile on the inside- I am so excited for this wedding. It is going to be amazing. Now if you haven't figured it out by my blog handle- it is going to be in Bali.

OMG I can't wait!!! It will be so nice to have all of our friends and family together in the one place AND in holiday mode. I think that makes all the difference- no work or other time pressures. Just sunshine and cocktails he he. I have actually taken my obsession  to the extreme and stalked out a few other couples that had their wedding at our location and WOW. Their photos are fab. I am already picturing similar wedding photos (obviously with my own family's gorgeous faces over theirs) hanging on our walls.

Dum Dum de Dum.... Ahhh dream land my old friend.

Here are some pics of the venue so you can daydream along with me :-)








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I have had my frst wakeup call as to how easy it is blow the 1200 calories right out of the water. Last night I had some fairly depressing family news and I did the whole emotional eating thing again. Granted there is no junk in the house so it ended up being a milo with hilo milk (I know, decadent right?) and weight watchers cookies. Could have been worse but I ended up 400+ calories over target. I didn't actually know how bad it was until now as I only just entered it into the diary.

I have learned my lesson. No more food before I know EXACTLY how many calories I am spending so I don't go over budget. Yesterday sucked. But it is over now and today I am doing well. On target with the food and have already burned 452 cals before work (doing my "essercising" as MM says). Yeah- look at me go!!
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If love was enough then you would be safe. If love was enough you wouldn't feel pain. You are so precious and small and yet you mean so much. Please don't give up we need you more than you know. More than one life is hanging in the balance and you my little one can tip the scales. We can love and we can pray but we need a miracle and we need you to hold on and fight. 
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My engagement ring had a makeover recently. And to be clear it was a MAKEOVER not an UPGRADE (given that we are not even married yet). When we were shopping for our wedding rings recently I was having trouble finding a wedding band that would match my ring. I took it to a few jewellers who were all of the same opinion that my setting was not the most secure and that if it got snagged on something I may lose the diamond.

After discussing this at length FI and I decided to get the diamond re-set. My gorgeous man then decided that if we were going to do it anyway then I may as well have the setting of my dreams. So after months of research (BTW Ring Porn is fabulous) I decided on one and away we went. I just picked up the ring last week and OMG it is so sparkly. I feel like a magpie transfixed by something shiny.

It is really hard to get photos of but here are a couple of iphone snaps:


This in no way does my ring any justice whatsoever but you get the gist. I just LOVE it :-) I think it is the best princess halo I have ever seen and NO I am not biased at all lol.


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Yeah, Whoo hoo!!! I am celebrating (in case it isn't obvious) because I have done the first week of the eight week challenge- and I am KICKING THIS CHALLENGE'S BUTT!! I have lost 1.4kgs (3.1lbs for the metric impaired) this week.

I was right about the grumpy- I was definitely grumpy smurf in our house this week-  but come on, I was HUNGRY and I felt as though I had been repeatedly run over. I have muscles in places I didn't know existed. YOUCH!

I did it though. I made it. I am a SURVIVOR lol. To be fair I am not exactly an exercise enthusiast just yet (at one point I kept the HRM on whilst we were "you know" just so it counted and I also threw my back out doing a simple stretch yesterday) but I am on my way...



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So today I am going to introduce you to one of the biggest issues in my life right now...my weight (no pun intended). This has been on ongoing battle since I had my little one (we'll call him MM). He is about to turn 3 at the end of feb so whilst my "I just had a baby" excuse is wearing thin, my waistline is not!

I have been up and down over the last 3 years, have driven FI MAD with my constant yoyo dieting and quick fix schemes. Surprisingly enough none of it has worked and I am actually 10kgs heavier than when I took baby MM home from the hospital (oh the shame).

Today however, I am ALL FIRED UP as per my blog title and on the brink of change. Of a new life. Of a new Me. Version 2.0 etc etc. I am starting the biggest loser Shannon Ponten's 8 week challenge. In eight weeks time it will be a new me sitting here writing to you. A leaner, happier and more confident me!! I am so determined that I will not be waddling down the aisle, I am going to stick to this even if it is 56 days of hell.

So today I am rearing to go- watch out as I may get a little grumpy but it'll all be worth it in the end. I'll be sure to post my weekly results to keep you in the loop (and me on track).



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So here I am. Another blogger in the vast sea of blogging. Really, I am just looking for an outlet- a release, a safe place to put all the crazy. Lol I mean is there a safer place than on the internet?

So let me just preface this blog by letting you know (and very cleverly lowering your expectations) that I am no one special, nothing out of the ordinary. Just another 20 something mum, full time employee, part time business owner, part time uni student, fiance, friend, sister and now blogger. Re-reading that last sentence it does sound like I have a lot on my plate- but that is just the way of the world these days isn't it? One is expected to accomplish so much in so little time that it rarely offers you any other options than to pile the plate high and hope to hell you don't drop everything (least of all your sanity).

I can't really know what this blog will be about just yet. I guess it will just take on it's own form when the time is right. Meanwhile I'll just write about life and if anyone reads it, I'll  be grateful that I am not some crazy chic talking to herself :-)





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