Tuesday, February 21, 2017


So I get to Weight Watchers last night, and quite a few ladies are busy cutting pictures out of old Weight Watcher magazines, and sticking them on card.

I ask what are they doing?  To be told we have to make an 'Inspiration Board'... to illustrate WHY we joined Weight Watchers.

So, I look around.  Everyone is cutting out pictures of ... healthy food, fit looking people, nice clothes etc.

And I'm like ... in me head... thinking... NAH.

So, I do what came to mind immediately, and cut out a big gap in my card:

 ABOVE:  My 'Inspiration Board'.  

When our WW Leader asked us to show her our boards, I showed her mine.  She was puzzled.

So I explained.   My inspiration to re-join Weight Watchers was:



Cos as I explained, every time I look in the mirror, or put me bra on, I feel unhappy.
That's not my face.  Those are not my boobs!

I know I can look and feel SO MUCH BETTER. I had done it before with Weight Watches, and wanted to do it again.

 So... that was my 'board'.  I made most of the ladies there laugh.  My job is done.

Losing weight should be ENJOYABLE along the way too... and I do my best to make my time at the meetings ENJOYABLE.  Otherwise, I simply wouldn't go.  I go there for support, and to hopefully, support others too.

Oh and in case you missed it last night, I lost 2.1 kgs this week, and have now lost 8 kilos since starting WW again.  Slow, but steadily downward.

HAPPY 6TH BIRTHDAY TO OUR GRANDDAUGHTER EMILY,  we hope you have a wonderful day.  If you are having a party, we would love to come!

And now... I'm off to get the washing on, and then sew.


I took myself out for a little day trip.
Once I've had a very late lunch... I will come back and show and tell. *smiles*


Today I decided, spur of moment, to go to Matamata.  Cos there's a nice little patchwork shop there.

It took me 35 minutes to get there, so it's not that far to go.

I first off, went to the patchwork shop:

ABOVE:  Half the shop is dedicated to amazing cushions, the other half is fabric.  

ABOVE:  I'm going to make this panel into a set of two placemats and coasters.  As a Christmas gift for someone.

 ABOVE: This fabric will be really good as borders for small things.

ABOVE:  And this fabric ... oh yes, I have a definite project in mind for it!  I am smiling just thinking about it.

NOW... I have to THANK Sue #2 for this!  I decided to check out the local Op Shops in Matamata...

ABOVE:  I ended up visiting 4 of them.  *sigh*

 ABOVE:  Luckily, I  only found two things I wanted, this bedspread (brand new!) and ...

 ABOVE: This nice winter top.

AFTER the op shops, I went into a really nice looking gift shop, and found these:

 ABOVE:  You are supposed to hang necklaces off it?  NAH.  I will find something better... eventually.  I just liked it, ok?

 ABOVE:  a gorgeous candle for my bedroom... funny, it matches me nail polish too.

ABOVE:  AND finally... this funky little teapot!
I am tempted to make it a pretty skirt and not actually USE it.  ha ha ha.

Bloody hell... forgot something!  I went into Hamilton on my way home ... OK, I had to pass Cambridge to get to Hamilton, but so what?

I took my big Brother sewing machine into 5 Cross Roads to get serviced.  It will be away *SOB* for about 2 weeks!
I bought these from there too:

ABOVE: Just two fat quarters.  Very cute though.
After THAT... I actually came home.  My stomach was screaming 'fed me', I hadn't had anything to eat all day!
So I had some salad and surimi.

NOW... I have about half an hour before I pick Keera up.  Relax time.

After having a busy day, it's been nice to have a quiet evening.

Time for bed.


  1. I love this! I don't need anything more than a mirror and my jeans to give me inspiration :-) To me you look great but I get it, if you don't think so you have to do what you have to do. You're doing great although if I am being honest I have no idea was 8 kilos is. :-) (dumb American) Great job!

    1. 8 kilos is 17.6 pounds Chick.

  2. Anonymous8:21 AM

    That is excellent!! Well done. You made me laugh :D That's thinking outside the box LOL

    I wish you luck with your weight loss. You have a good attitude and you'll get there. I've started by cutting 200 calories out of my day. I usually like to sit and watch telly at night with a yogurt and granola dessert which I LOVE but have decided not to do that any more at night for the time being. I've also stopped eating in all restaurants and have seen an immediate difference - it's much easier to maintain a steady weight rather than going up and down with high calorie meals. I've stopped drinking beer and wine for the time being too. Little changes made over time but it is helping and the little things add up.

    1. Geez girl, you have made some BIG changes! WEll done, and I hope you keep it up. Going to a restaurant on occasions is still OK though! I'm lucky, I don't have to give up beer or wine cos I don't drink them. DIET COKE all the way. *smiles*

  3. Well done on your weight loss this week, awesome awesome job!! LOVE the inspiration board - that would work for me better than photos of healthy food & skinny jeans etc :-)

  4. Anonymous11:12 AM

    Ha ha !!! I laughed at your inspiration board...mine should be the same...lol


  5. Check your emails Chris, sent some photos to you

  6. 8 kilos is awesome!! Great work.

  7. O Chris- you are a genius! What a neat inspiration!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are such a beautiful , talented lady and I treasure you.

  8. Well done on the weight loss. You are a treasure and I love your blog.

  9. I Looooooove the teapot!! Sounds like you had a great day hitting all the op shops. Congrats on the weight loss.

  10. At the weight watchers I attend we had the same idea but used a notebook instead that we decorated and wrote in why we joined.
    Mine was because everything is so hard to do in my big body!!!

  11. Well done on your weight loss - steady eddy is the name of the game. Onwards and downwards xx

  12. The teapot is very cool.
    I can very much relate to the first half of this post. When I was growing older, it was like everyone was getting younger and I stayed the same. For example, when I was a kid, all the policemen, teachers, doctors were old men and women. Even everyone who drove a car was an old man or lady! Then as I got older, I seemed to stay the same, but all of a sudden all the police teachers and everyone was little kids! Now did that happen?!? But sadly, and recently, I notice that when I look in the mirror, instead of thinking I look the same, I'm starting to look older. It's not me!

  13. Love your "frame" mine is about the same but instead of the boob it's the belly lol.

  14. I'd watch out for that Sue #2! Bad influence! You should see the shit I got in my house! :D Looking forward to lunch on Friday :D

  15. Loving the inspiration card you are so funny. I can see these 2 Sues are going to lead you into trouble lol go you 3 look out the rest of us.


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